Installation went well, now running with 16gb with a six core AMD 6300. Couple of issues though.
After a Bios switcheroo, Windows booted normally but its now not activated. Apparently quick to re-activate but I'm getting a message from Microsoft that their servers are not available at the moment.... wondering its because I've silenced Cortana (meaning I can't just press the Windows key and start typing either) so might have to re-enable that.
Stupid one but I didn't realise that the new motherboard doesn't have an IDE connection. I know right now some of you may be like... bloody still using IDE?! Well yes one of my drives contains a load of games ('DRM free') and I don't use it for anything else.... so I can't hook it up. Shame... just means I've got to re-install a few things and I've got less space. However it was my oldest (and noisiest) drive so its probably a good thing I've been forced to drop it. I may be able to get around this as well perhaps with an USB/IDE external thing temporarily.
Drivers for new motherboard are on a CD and I've not had a drive connected for yonks. Oh and that's IDE too so I'll have to ISO this driver disk when I get into the office
So far tested GTA, which I'll have to learn to play at a better framerate (I know that sounds weird but you really do get 'used' to poor framerates you sort of have to re-learn / adjust how to play) and I have Skyrim on with ENB heavy and plays at 60pfs sick. Wondering what else to test
May even give Batman Arkham Knight another chance now I've got 10gb more and 4 more cores than I used to.... if it doesn't run on this, really fuck it.