First the good \nP4 2.4C, week 22 Malay, @ 270x12=3.24ghz with stock cooler at default\nvoltage. System temp 32C, CPU idles 47C, max 65C+ at full tilt boogie under\nstress testing. (IC7 notorious for reporting 10C high, so as long as it's\nstable I'm not too concerned.)\n\n2x256 Buffalo Tech PC3700 (Winbond BH-5) running 5:4, 2.5,3,3,7 (SPD) @\nDDR433/216fsb, 2.8 volts.\n\nSystem is rock stable in Memtest and Prime95. Sandra benches mostly where\nthey should be, buffered mem 5600+.\n\nFlashed to latest bios and all up-to-date drivers on a fully patched version\nof Win XP Home.\n\nQuite happy with the performance, but a few niggling problems with the\nboard.\n\n1.) No sound from the right channel using onboard sound. Tripled-checked\ncables and jumpers. No sound from the right in speakers or headphones. (Only\nhave two speakers and sub.) Switching drivers doesn't help.\n\n2.) I can run this ram at 22.214.171.124 and it seems to run error-free in test,\nbut sometimes I get a spontaneous reboot.\nChanging any of the GAT settings or ram timings from Auto causes the system\nto crap\nout. The manual doesn't offer a clue as to what they do anyway. Should I\ncare? Is there a site with a better explanation of where they should be set?\n3.) Sandra drive scores a bit below par for my 7200-rpm\nATA100 drives, an 80-meg W-D with 8-meg cache and a 15-gig IBM with 2-meg\ncache. Running master/slave on Intel IDE with latest drivers. (DVD burner\nand CD master/slave on the other channel. No SATA yet, disabled in bios.\nDevice manager shows both drives UDMA5.\n\nEverything else in the box tops all the reference systems in the Sandra\ndatabase. Drive speed is a few hundred points below defaults. I'll be\nloading HDTach later to see how they stack up there. Not sure where to go\nfrom here to get the speed where it belongs.\n\nThis system is less than 48 hours old and has already met my overclocking\nexpectations. That doesn't mean I won't push it harder once I know what I'm\ndoing.\n\nI'm not inclined to bump the cpu much more without investing in a better\ncooler. I would like to tweak the bios for the best stable performance.\n\nAny advice from the pros?