I hear ya saturnotaku, and thats why I’m waiting another 6 to 12 months before I do a complete rebuild. In reality this rig will still do anything that 98% of people would use it for. But in computer terms it’s a dinosaur. And there is quite a lot to be said for multi core. Right now when I burn a movie to DVD it takes 1.5 to 2 hours to encode the AVI and I really can’t use the pc for anything else during that time. With a dual or quad core…well, much faster on the encoding and I can still use the pc at the same time. But I just can’t justify the cost of the rig I’ll build for that reason alone. But soon, oh yeah, soon…
Anyway, as far as upgrading the SH-S203B Firmware on the Asus A8V Deluxe. It ain’t gonna happen. I tried the onboard promise raid controller today and set it to “IDE Mode” in the bios, but it wouldn’t recognize the drive. Seems the controller is only for HDD’s. So I’m stuck with the SB02 Firmware for now. If at some point it becomes necessary to do it, I can pull it out and flash it at a friends house but as long as it still burns everything I throw at it, I guess it’s ok for the time being.
Also want to say, Micheal, thank you for the help. At least now I know what caused the problem.