Got my 5000BE today..woot woot!
Once they got down to the low $80's I couldn't wait any longer, had to RMA the first one, was DOA, just put my second one in and we're up and running...have to go get some MX-2, only had some old OCZ stuff around....will OC soon and bench soon. Am curious to see how much a difference I'll see over my 3600+ which was at 3.0.
Actual question to go with this thread...due to some earlier complications with a reformat I added an IDE HD for XP and was running the SATA as extra storage space. So just now I pulled the IDE out to install my cpu and forgot to plug it back in for my first power up. The comp booted up...and into XP...off the SATA, but I know I formatted that HD and never put an OS on it....what happened? where did XP come from? Am I going nuts or is this a normal function of XP as backup precaution in the case that the primary HD is pulled...