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About tq1coleman

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  1. I have tried to search for a similar problem but I haven't been able to find anything on this site or google. I am trying desperately to set up RAID 0 for the first time. My mobo supports it and I have two identical hd's. I wanted to get another Raptor but I didn't want to wait for it in the mail, I will get one eventually. I configured it for RAID in the BIOS and everything boots fine, it detects it as RAID array striping Healthy @ 230 some odd Gb's. My problem is when I get into windows it does not detet the drives under My Computer. I go to the Computer Management > Disk Management and it isn't listed there either. I tried to install the software that came with the drives and it isn't listed there either. If you go to the Device Manager, they are listed there but it has the icon next to it like it is missing drivers or something. My drivers are up to date...downloaded the IDE RAID drivers from MSI site. I have the latest BIOS from 9/9/2005. I currently have them set up on the IDE 1 channel, one is set to Master and the other to Slave via jumpers and cable. I had them each on different channels IDE 1 and the other on IDE 2 both as Master but it didn't work that way either. I would reformat the PC and install the OS on RAID 0 but the floppy is broken at the moment and I don't feel like slipstreaming a CD. I would like to figure this problem out before I try to take the easy route and go buy a floppy which I am going to do anyways. I realize RAID 0 is really only beneficial with Raptors or SCSI's but this is a learning experience and I want to get un-hardware banned from PB. Any help from some hardware savy folks would be much appreciated. System Specs: OS: Windows XP Pro SP2 version 2002 CPU: AMD 64 3800+ @ 2.41 GHz RAM: 1 Gb Corsair XMS MB: MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI GPU: Single MSI 6600 GT PSU: Antec 550W HD: SATA - WD Raptor 36 GB x1 (Windows is currently set up on here) EIDE - WD Caviar SE EIDE 120 GB x2 (Trying to set up RAID 0 seperate from OS) Optical: BENQ? or NEC? DVD+-R/RW Floppy: Broken
  2. Thanks for the replies...I went with some Crucial Ballistix PC 3200 cause the timings are 2-2-2-5 and I read in maximum PC that the board I am using will not allow you to change the RAM timings. It cost a little more but I know it will be worth it. And by the way Crucial shipped them in like a day...very pleased so far. I am just waiting for the rest of the parts to come in.
  3. If you see RETAIL and the specs and prices are all about the same...definately go RETAIL. You can't go wrong with some extra software or games for a couple extra bucks. That's like buying a CPU, if you plan on changing the cooling get OEM if you plan on running stock most time it is better deal to get RETAIL. Just something to think about.
  4. Out of these two sets of RAM which do you think would suit the setup best? I am looking to overclock as much as I can get out of the MB but I still have to have it super stable. I am looking at these two sets: Corsair XMS and OCZ Platinum Ed. Here is the rest of the setup: P4 3.0 Ghz Prescott (would much rather have northwood but its not for me) GIGABYTE "GA-8I915P Duo-A" 915P GeForce 6600GT Maxtor 36 GB 10K x2 RAID 0 Thermaltake Tsunami case
  5. So does this setup look like it will work? The links to the sites are below... MB: DFI LANPARTY PRO875 B RAM:OCZ DDR PC-3500
  6. Can you install faster RAM in a motherboard that doesn't support it? I know the obvious answer is no but some of the reviews I have been reading suggest using PC 3500 instead of PC 3200 to overclock. I am assuming the MB would have to support the PC 3500 RAM. Am I on the right track here or can you actually install faster RAM for oc'ing? The setup I am looking at is: MB: DFI LANPARTY PRO875 B CPU: P4 3.0c RAM: PC 3200 or 3500 (if it will work) VPU: X800 PRO or 9800 XT
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