MrJP wrote:I think the snag with the Intel CPU upgrade plan is that other than the very high end, CPUs don't seem to drop too much in price right up until they are EOL'd.
friday wrote:Just pulled the trigger on the new system.
I got the Phenom II x4 955BE and the asus M5A97 EVO AM3+. For ram I got the Kingston hyperX 8gig since it was quite cheap. The GPU will have to wait for now. Will probably pick up a 6870 in a few weeks.
Even without the GPU upgrade this will be a serious update for my core 2 due system.
friday wrote:Got everything up and running last night, but it has some issues.
Problem #1 is what I believe to be coil wine from the PSU. High pitch sound coming from the PSU whenever it is under load. It is really annoying and also a time bomb.
Other issue: Last night I took the ram from auto speed setting to 1333, which should be no problem, but the computer kept crashing on start up. It also crashes when I tried to get a system rating, and last night while idling it just shut off, no BSOD or anything.
All these issues could be PSU related, looks like I just wasted my time trying to save a little money.
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