New build, put together (in part) to run Win7 (and, only Win7- because I'm both cheap, and a glutton for punishment!):
(C2D E7300, 2x 1GB Kingston HyperX DDR2 1066)
ATI HD 4650
Avermedia M780 combo tuner
Running Win7 Ultimate (32-bit)
Everything works quite well, for the most part - the in-box drivers got the system up & running well enough to update drivers via Windows Update.
Even had in-box drivers for my HP Color LaserJet 2605dn, which was nice - it was the first time I had a pleasant time installing that printer.
Only thing not
working right are the onboard USB ports:
MS eHome IR receiver works, WMDC (and, with it, my Q) works; however, no removable USB drive (be it flash, or a portable HDD) work when plugged into the onboard USB; neither does my internal flash card reader.
Tried to install the latest drivers from Gigabyte, as well as the Intel reference drivers; neither will install, even in Vista compatibilty mode ('operating system not supported' error.)
Installed a 5-port PCI USB card, removable drives work correctly from that.
processor, 5.4; RAM, 5.5; Graphics, 5.4; gaming graphics, 5.8; hard disc, 5.9.
Overall WEI= 5.4
*Update, 1/24: was able to install the extracted Intel drivers -manually, from Device Manager; however, onboard removable drives still don't work from any (front or rear) onboard USB ports.
Very glad that I had that USB PCI card, as well as the 6-port powered hub on my desk.