Well I got to bed very late after a long day and the whole system, along with the new CDROM is working perfectly. A MASSIVE THANKS TO YOU
Your guidance and patience has restored my faith in human generosity. I have attached a screenshot from the windows scoring utility, which im very happy with.
My asus mobo has something called Unleash mode, which has unlocked a third (free of charge) core on my Phenom 550be
I wonder if I qualify for a degree in Geekology now I have put together my first build?
So, to the next step. I have to enter the new and unfamiliar world of overclocking to get the best from what I have, or would you advise against it?
Thanks Ferrari, you have been a real gent!!!