Reading the feed back I'm surprised you went with that m/board
worthy in a pile of junk
Pros: It's a decent board... Might overclock high hopefully for core duo... Cheaper than other 965p boards....
Cons: I got this board and it seemed to work okay... I did not have core 2 duo processor.. But a pentium D 805... It would make weird noises from the motherboard... Later I played with Gigabyte software ...to overclock within windows... After that it would never boot again...
....Pros: a full featured board that is has a future upgrade path....
Cons: CL4 ram is incorrectly detected as CL3 and the system won't boot. You have to boot with CL5 ram first and manually set the bios to CL4...
Other Thoughts: This is the cheapest board that supports Core 2 Duos and you get what you paid for.....
Still if you're not going to OC, no problem, also the ram seems to be a problem, please take this into account when ordering ram.
Personally I prefer Asus, a little more expensive but well worth it imo.
The rest looks fine