Did a bit of research, hopefully I haven’t screwed myself by going too bleeding edge.
Getting a Core2Duo E6420, 2x1gb of Kingston 533mhz, evga 7300gt 256mb and an Asus P5B-E.
This is rather eery, I’ve never run an intel proc in my workstation. The times are changing indeed.
First symptom I was able to log was a kernel panic related to the ivtv driver for my WinTV PVR-250. Just so happens I’ve found a capacitor bursting right next to the PCI slot that card was in. Add to that all the other weird shit I’ve seen and my hand has been forced. It’s upgrade time.