Just some positive feedback for you.
The latest audio driver 188.8.131.5210 has fixed a loud pop from the speakers when the driver loads.
Thanks, it was driving me mad!!
Apart from previously mentioned bios issues, the board is running very well, though only on light htpc duties so far.
The real heavy haulage is yet to come.
Its good to hear that the new driver aided on one of the problems that you where experiencing, hopefully all the problems that you have will get fixed soon.
Spoke too soon, the problem is still there but it's not the driver.
It's because of a 2v dc voltage at the mic inputs, which I assume is something to do with active mic [electret] pickups.
Is there a way to defeat this?