Ok, this will be my upgraded system:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4Ghz
ASUS P5N32-E SLI Plus Motherboard
1 BFG Geforce 8800 GTX
Sound Blaster X-FI Extreme Fatality
Plextor DVDR PX-704A DVD R/W drive
2 Western Digital Raptors in a RAID 0 config
2 sticks (1gb each) of Dual Channel Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X2048-6400C4 DDR2 800 PC 6400 memory
I want to do a fresh install of Vista Home Premium once this is all together.
1) Should I use the new beta drivers for this motherboard or stick to the windows XP ones?
2) How many drivers will Vista already install for me so I don't need to? For example, will the RAID drivers be in Vista? What about audio, LAN, and the chipset etc? Some of those are only beta so I assume not.
3)Should I upgrade BIOS when I get this motherboard if it is below a certain version? Will I have any problems with this configuration? Seems some people in posts had to manually adjust memory settings in BIOS with certain memory.
4)If not in Vista, do I have to rebuild the RAID array or something before I install the operating system or if I just format my drives (currently in a RAID configuration) will it just work as the same RAID?