Update 26 September
Havent been on for a little while as hadn't been well, but I have finished the Installation of Debbie's PC Upgrade. (for her Birthday)
Of course all mounted into Her CM - Storm Scout
I must say that I'm certainly glad that is over and finished as there were a few headaches, and problems along the way, this would have to of been one of the most cantankerous, frustrating Builds I have ever done!
CPU - E8400 3.0Ghz (OC'd @3.60Ghz)
GPU - MSI-GTS 250 !GB Twin Frozr
New -Mobo - GA-EP45-UD3P
New -PSU - HX-520W
New -Logitech LX8 Lazer Cordless Mouse
New - Liteon Lightscribe DVD-RW
Installing CoolIT VANTAGE ALC
Installing Win 7 Pro x64 (Take One)
Now this is where all the Fun and Frustration, started, first it off it sinstalled half of Win7 then shut down, and wouldnt boot back up, :banghead: :banghead:
Then when I finally was able to get back into BIOS, got erros about checksum and something else was to quick didnt get to see the second error,
So I Re-flashed the BIOS with new one, reboot and redo the BIOS settings and go for Take TWO of installing Win7
Then the same as before only didnt get even as far, but this time I saw the error, was to do with the Liteon DVD-RW Drive, So ripped it out and a Quick trip down the street when PC Shop Opened to take it back and get replaced with another.
Got New Liteon DVD-RW Drive installed, and system refuses to even boot,,,,, :banghead: :banghead:
So I too DVD Drive out ,, grabbed mine from my Desk plugged into e-sata port, by this time the Wife is getting a little pissed off, and I dont blame her.
So Take Three installing Win 7
Now that went all OK, so after getting all the windows updates ect, time for a little OC to see how this Mobo performs,
3.60 Ghz all ok,,,, 4.0 Ghz crashed , doesnt want o boot goes into continuous reboot cycle, and noticed PSU was making clicking sound, so pulled that one out grabbed my trusty Corsair HX-520 from The Sled PC, and installed into this one, reboot all OK
Didnt get pic of rear cable management after replaced with HX-520 as batteries on Camera died, but was much better being modular!
I have also grabbed the Liteon Lightscribe DVD-RW from my Office PC installed the into her PC and all working well, then put her new Liteon DVD-RW into the Office PC and it works OK in that PC, so guess the EP45-UD3P Mobo didnt like it for some unknown reason
Now the Wife still a bit pissed with me , I have her PC all up and Running @ 3.60Ghz
Starting to install her Programs ect, all still well and Wife Happy again
Temps CPU @ 3.6Ghz - 40C Vantage coolant Temp 25.4C
Temps GPU 32C & 40C Load
Thank God that's Over and done!!!!!