Looking at an upgrade

Gene Heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Mon Aug 6 21:07:23 UTC 2012

On Monday 06 August 2012 16:57:37 Barry Premeaux did opine:

> My dual-core Athlon is starting to show its age and I am looking at
> upgrading my system.  I am looking at moving to an Intel i5-3570K
> processor and have been checking out the ASUS P8Z77-M motherboard.  I
> don't see any real issues with it,  but I thought I would ask.  Any
> comments or warnings regarding this MB?
> Barry

This 4 year old quad core phenom powered ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe totally 
screwed the moose in terms of helping me support a 30 year old TRS-80 Color 
Computer.  The FDC chipset used locks up tighter that that famous male 
Bovines rectum in fly time if you try to do anything with a 256 byte 
sector.  Only recourse is the power switch or the hardware reset button.

Now we have a better & far faster way to move data to/from that machine.

Other than that problem, which has tested my monologue quite a few times, 
once I'd updated the bios the second time, the rest of it has been 
relatively bulletproof.

Cheers, Gene
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