Originally Posted by Mfusick
How did you make out OP ?
A friend of mine who had more experience building PCs than I and checked over my work. We spent some time trying to figure out how we could get the 2 80mm fans that renethx suggested fastened onto the heatsink. To do this, we disassembled the entire machine. We still couldn't figure it out and we gave up, but we noticed a very bad boo-boo on my part - I forgot to remove the plastic film off the heat sink (so it was between the thermal grease and the heatsink negating its performance - doh!).
When we re-assembled everything (including re-seating the CPU) we got a nice surprise - both sticks of RAM worked! At least at 1600 - switching it up to 2400 resulted in only 1 stick showing up. So we went back to 1600 and considered ourselves fortunate. The replacement ram came today from Amazon but I didn't bother with it.
Loaded up Windows fine and spent the better part of the day updating drivers. Had a heck of a time trying to get the machine to output audio through HDMI but that's now solved.
I was left with two rather annoying issues:
1) When I load up Plex the upper right of the home screen is all garbled - like part of the skin is corrupted (I can change to another skin and its fine). But I've re-installed a couple different versions of Plex and all exhibit this behavior (and they work fine on all other PCs) so I'm perplexed.
2) I can't play movies @ 24fps or I get no sound. I'm stumped on this one.
#1 was solved a couple days ago by installing a beta version of the Intel graphics driver. #2 stumps me. There are only so many settings to play with in Plex and I've tried them all. On the other hand, running movies @60fps doesn't seem to be a bad thing - seems the same to me and it has the added bonus of being immediate (e..g when I play at 24fps my projector has to HDMI handshake and it takes about 10 seconds - same when going back to the browser after the movie).