Hi, yea I remember you, how ya been, glad to see you back. Wondered a couple times where you went off to.
How's the system, still running fine?
Things here are going, same old same old, that is about it.
The dual core E8400 overclocks well on a 680i and is somewhat decently priced now at about $170.
Sure I'd be glad to help along with the others here if/when the time comes. Make a new tread when your ready.
Do you do a lot of photo or video work? Wait, Now think I remember it is music you work with, isn't it? Dual core should be fine with that.
One thing to remember with the E8400, you'll need at least P32 BIOS, and furthermore that P32 or P33 BIOS limits you to the first PCIe x16 slot for a single graphics card so that is something to consider if you now possibly have your 8800 in say the lower or number three slot.
Use the Pause
key on boot if the screen goes by too fast and you need to see what BIOS version you have. Enter key to continue on with boot when you see what you need to see.
For example the release number of the BIOS in the pic attached is P26.
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