Has anybody noticed that 1090T ships with the world's worst cooling fan? The stupid thing makes high-pitched "capacitor about to blow" noises and sounds like a cheap vacuum cleaner.
Its a good thing that the chip works. And does it ever work!
Anyhow, got the machine mostly together. Stuck on one monitor for the time being since newegg decided to ship the DP->DVI adapter from LA to Toronto on the back of a drunken tortoise apparently. The mainboard shipped from New Jersey and the RAM straight from Toronto. You'd think that they would be smart enough to keep a fairly consistent stock in each of their major depots so they could ship everything in one box as efficiently as possible. I think next time I'll pay the extra $20-$50 to buy from a local store.
The main questions I'm thinking about are these;
1) What are the REAL chances that the ONLY thing that really drew me to this board is the ONLY thing that doesn't work on it?
2) I know that everything starting from the DP->DVI adapter and outwards *definitely* works.
So I'm going to try a couple of crazy things;
windeath7 (it makes me shiver just typing that...)
already tried windeathxp, but surprise surprise, it crashes when I try to install catalyst. I wonder where windeath7 will crash....?