Originally Posted by DRKreiger
The opposite of occums razor. Lol
LOL, yeah exactly like that, the brain was just not tuned to thinking it was the newest part in the system by a decade, lol. Even the PSU in that system is probably 12 or 13 years old, so I tested it first for hours before my brain even considered the new gpu. Haha
Originally Posted by OCmember
}SkOrPn--' Nice, man!
Yeah wheew is right, I had already fired up the Hitachi flashing exe, loaded the proper firmware revision that it had asked for, then loaded the proper file type and looked up at the screen before hitting the ENTER key, only for it to turn off. Literally 2 seconds to 5 seconds later I would have hit ENTER and the flashing process would have started. How much closer can you get to screwing that up? Practically sweating just thinking about it again.
Originally Posted by GENXLR
Lol, just sent Skorpn a PM offering one of my 80 or so Asus P5GC/1333-MX boards, or a choice of a ASUS Nforce based board(P5N-D SLI) or an Abit AA8XE board. I don't wanna give my Asus Rampage Extreme out either
PM answered, and thanks for the offer bud. Well considering the P5B Deluxe is OK there is no reason to do it now. I'm just thankful we as a club can rely on each other like this. I can't remember the last time I was a member of a forum where we all tried to help one another so sincerely. Makes me never want to get rid of my x58... In fact, I think I want more of them now... lol
Thanks again guys. The P5B went from 71 watts use to 176 with the 8800 in it, but oh well. I will try getting this 6450 replaced and if I only get a refund I think I might try the 6670 instead. It only uses 10 watts at idle but is double watts at full load, something like 50'ish or so and still has official Windows 10 drivers from WU. My goal was to have the system, while running, always stay below 100 watts 24/7 and with that 6450 it was doing it. The 8800 GTX although much older uses 4 times or more the energy I think, which is a big no no for a gpu that will only run the Desktop and standard non media apps, except for maybe the occasional youtube tech video perhaps. I don't even have speakers for this system so why even worry about video power right?