The Good - Put one of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103100
in the system. Temps went from 38-42 at idle to a FROSTY 29. Got the same basic thermal state as I do in the old Quad 9550 system.
The Bad (VERY BAD) - the thing is HUGE and due to MB layout, had to remove the Asus 450 GPU and go to the Intel 3000 included on the Core i5 2500K. Now, I have NO HD-Audio...NONE!
I'm going through the posts from back then (currently, I've made my way through 30 pages or so) and I'm looking at the Paid Guides but if ANYONE has ANY suggestions, I'd sure like to hear them.
I know I installed and both LAV and CUVID...not sure if that would be a culprit or not. I do have the latest RealTek drivers installed as well...but they can go.
There don't seem to be options for the HD Codecs in the supported formats of the HDMI connected card. It is showing up as my Onkyo TX-NR3007 as it always did and in the configuration settings, I can get all 7.1 discreet channels...just no HD Audio Output at all.
At this point, I'm screaming for HELP!