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I installed Windows XP and got it updated and, with guod’s help, successfully updated the motherboard BIOS. After that it was just a matter of configuring Windows, downloading drivers, and getting the system ready for full-on usage.

Building a New System

Building a New System

Things were humming along nicely until — the dreaded blue screen of death! Nooooooooo! After having read 20mm’s nightmare story of chasing down lock-ups I was steeling myself for a long and protracted session of troubleshooting but we quickly realized that the problem was the second stick of RAM that I had installed, or rather the effect of the double-data rate (DDR) by adding the second stick of Corsair RAM. Apparently it wasn’t functioning properly, or didn’t get along with my system or the other stick of RAM. Rather than spend hours of time tweaking voltages or trying different configurations we settled on just ordering a bit more docile speed and brand of RAM (Crucial Ballistix 4GB DDR2 800). The RAM arrived a couple days later and the system has been running without fault since I installed it. I also invested in a uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to level out power spikes and prevent damage from our increasingly frequent brown-outs during the summer months here in Charlotte.

Building a New System

Building a New System

Building a New System

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North American AT-6 SNJ T-6 Rudder pedal Assembly WW2 warbird
$325.0 North American AT-6 SNJ T-6 Rudder pedal Assembly WW2 warbird  picture
Scott Tailwheel Rudder Arm P/N 803
$45.0 Scott Tailwheel Rudder Arm P/N 803 picture
Fuselage & RUDDER Factory Welded NEW ULTIMATE DASH 100 / 180 Bi-Plane Aerobatic 
$4000.0 Fuselage & RUDDER Factory Welded NEW ULTIMATE DASH 100 / 180 Bi-Plane Aerobatic  picture
Boeing 727 Elevator & Rudder Position Indicator
$39.99 Boeing 727 Elevator & Rudder Position Indicator picture
Navion rudder
$240.0 Navion rudder picture

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