By board I meant the forum. The motherboard is working ok I believe. I think my problems were due to me being a noob
That and Vista being buggy. It wouldn't install at first because it didn't like my hd's, then for no apparent reason it worked after the 6th try or so. Now it all seems to be working fine, although I got some error earlier about CMOS checksum being bad after I updated bios. But it went away...for now. Maybe it's because I flashed the bios through an Asus utility in Windows instead of flashing from a floppy.