Yeah, it's my fault really I guess for not researching properly. I do feel that the mobo people should be a bit more open about it, but it doesn't take a lot of research to realise that what I wanted wasn't going to work out. It gets used for CAD work for the most part, and here the memory is most important as I use some pretty large assemblies at times. Other than that I use various rendering packages too which are more than capable of maxing out both the CPU and the memory on this machine and others on my network. At some point soon I will go through the sticky on this forum about overclocking the quad core chip and push it up a bit, but don't feel the need to go too silly with it. Quadro is for the CAD stuff. Automotive mainly.