i paid about 220$ for it i also bought a C2D 6600 (it was my first intel build ever ) i was loyal to AMD from K6 , so i betrayed AMD although it was always loyal to me .
(i was just running my opty 144 @ 2.7GHz) btw that Gigabyte board was the worst board ever it have got some sort of stability issues even in stock speed i was also unable to install any flavor of linux on this board because of gigabyte's stupid IDE chipset , so i sold everything and came back to AMD , I've bought 4400+ and Abit Fatal1ty AN9-32X which i changed it with Asus 690G , and I'm happy with it . I'll never get back to intel , even if AMD bankrupts and my only other choice would be VIA C7 , i wouldn't buy anything from intel ever again .
it's gaming performance was superior , but anything else was a mess
Beside the reboot-issue there were no important issues with the board at all - and yes, I got an 1.0 version :-)
We overclocked E6300 to 3.2GHz. Don't understand the complains. Next time check the Gigabyte-Forum where many people will help you, you'll find memory compatiblity lists, beta-BIOS and workarounds if there is a problem...
To move from one platform to an other is always an issue, because chipsets and CPUs behave different. I changed my system because I do lots of video-encoding and AMD was much slower even overclocked compared to Intel stock clocking... haven't time to wait ... one hour more or less, counts for me. I also feel Windows responding faster with Intel compared with AMD... but that's maybe only my feeling.
I've got an Allendale 6300 with that board for about two weeks with that board , it was stable with it and overclocked well (after F5 Bios)I've overclocked it to 3.00 GHz with stock cooler , plus Gskill 4-4-4-12 Micron Memory , but the moment that i changed my processor to conroe , everything went wrong and the system wasn't even been able to work at the stock frequencies
. I also used some forums at that time and saw everyone's complaining about this board + my main activity doesn't relied on windows , which this board wasn't even able to work with any distribution of Linux (at least in that time frame and of course with IDE ODD).
moreover it's my personal opinion , I'll never buy Gigabyte ever again , I just love Abit/ASUS/DFI boards so there's no hard feelings