I just finished my build, and my computer runs perfect almost right out the box. I read for about a week, followed most of the suggestions already here. About the only thing i didn't do was to slipstream service pack 2 into windows, and it didn't seem to be a problem. I updated to the 12-7 bios because i see most people are using it.
Am i one of the few poeple who had no problems? The only thing i think i did wrong was to install nvidia firewall and another thing on the disk that i shouldn't have. It caused some stuff to crash, but i just formatted and reinstalled, and no problems at all. I have run prime 95 for almost 18 hours, and gamed for a few hours at a time, not a hickup.
I usually wait a few weeks to overclock, but i am eager to see what my combo can do on this board. I am using stock amd cooling, temps are about 30c idle, and about 44 load. Anyone have any settings i could use as a cheat sheet to try and get started?