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  1. I have a E2140 that I've never used and I'm looking to build a portable system that I can mildly overclock. I really have never used any mATX boards so I'm not even sure where to start. I'd like a decent board, but not expensive as I'm trying to keep the cost down on this build. Anyone have any suggestions for a mATX form motherboard for this build? Thanks, Shooterkc2007
  2. Bob, I don't have raid, but I installed all of the drivers using a XP Pro SP2 CD which I then slipstreamed with the TXTMode pre-install drivers that Gigabyte had on their support website. It worked well. Search for slipstreaming raid sata drivers using nlite and you'll find a few nice guides. It's super easy and you won't need a floppy. Cheers, Shooterkc2007
  3. Hi everyone, I have a new system consisting of a E6850, Gigabyte P35 DS3R, A-Data Vitesta DDR2-800, EVGA 8800GT, Zalman 9500 AT, 160GB MBR drive and 2 500GB in Raid 0. I installed the Gigabyte and Intel Pre-install SATA/Raid F6 drivers via floppy and everything went well. I think all of my settings in the Bios were correct for AHCI, but if anyone has a DSR series and can verify that would be great! After booting XP Pro, I installed the Express Driver from the Bearlake Motherboard CD and they all said successful. All other system and video drivers were also installed and appear to be working well. My problem is that when windows boots the Windows XP splash screen with the Knight Rider type moving bar scrolling across under the Windows logo, it seems to come up very slow and choppy and then my desktop appears a second of two later and everything seems fine although I am not completely convinced. Here's the screen that appears slow and choppy. I'm used to that first XP screen popping up quickly in a non-choppy manner and then the blue Knight Rider bar scrolling across a few times and then the desktop coming up so I'm wondering if this is an indicator of a problem with my setup or configuration. It does seem like the splash screen just loads and the desktop appears so maybe it's just because the system is booting so fast, but this is the fastest processor I've had, so I don't know if that's it or if it's a AHCI SATA problem. Sorry if this is confusing with my terminology. This is my first build and I just want to make sure everything is good before I start installing software and have to re-install windows. Any input is appreciated and helpful as Gigabyte's manual bites. Thank You, Shooterkc2007
  4. Road-Runner, I checked out that thread, but I don't think I understood it exactly because when I pulled the battery and waited, rebooted and went into setup, the CPU option was still locked. Can you give me a quick walkthrough of what you did. Sorry to be such a noob, but I've got to jump in somewhere and start OCing before the new system gets here. I'll probably have some questions for you then too since you're using Gigabyte motherboards. Thanks in advance!
  5. I have the Sony RZ22G and I tried what Vicious said in a previous post to do to reset the Bios and got nothing. Was a screen supposed to pop up once I rebooted? I tried a second time and went into Setup Screen and processor was still locked. Anyone have a clue. Maybe I need more detail because I'm new to this, but it would be awesome to OC this system. It's so slow I can feel my toenails growing when I use it! Can Anyone give a noob a step by step on how to attempt this OC. I know it can be done and some people such as Vicious have apparently done it successfully. I need to jump into OCing this system before I start on my new system I just ordered consisting of : Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping Kentsfield 2.40GHz 8MB L2 LGA 775 Processor GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R Rev. 2.0 LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB(2 x 2GB) DDR2-800 CL 5-5-5-12 EPP Ready Dual Channel Kit PS OCZ STEALTHXSTREAM 600W GAMERS PSU Thanks anyone and everyone for your help! ShooterKC2007 2 used Dell e510 PD 2.8-820 with OCZ 4GB each. Still too damn slow for me. 1 very well used Sony RZ22G P4 2.4 with the 1 GB DDR moving like a turtle.
  6. I have the Sony RZ22G and I tried what Vicious said to do and got nothing. Was a screen supposed to pop up once I rebooted? I tried a second time and went into Setup Screen and processor was still locked. Anyone have a clue. Maybe I need more detail because I'm new to this, but it would be awesome to OC this system. It's so slow I can feel my toenails growing when I use it! ShooterKC2007 2 used Dell e510 PD 2.8-820 with OCZ 4GB each. Still too damn slow for me. 1 very well used Sony RZ22G P4 2.4 with the 1 GB DDR moving like a turtle.
  7. King, Thanks for the advice. We're hoping to get everything ordered sometime soon so we can build the system and OC it over the holidays. I think we'll hang onto the Dell's. I wish we could squeeze more out of them but i haven"t found anyone who has oc'd them. Do you think that the setup I suggested will give our editing some punch? We're hoping to speed up the process when we have 700 40MB files to batch and save, but I'd hate to spend a bunch of money and find out that we're not going to get anymore power because Photoshop CS3 doesn't support more than one thread/core. Also, do you have a case suggestion that's not too expensive, but has decent cooling? I'd appreciate the advice! I'm happy to be here, I needed an expensive hobby!!! ShooterKC2007 2 junk un oc able Dell E510's great for large doorstops or paperweights. They play Doom quite well too!
  8. Hi everyone! I am hoping for some system suggestions for building a sweet Image Rendering/Gaming system that has great oc potential. I am a professional photographer and we have Dell E510's with Pentium D 820 processors and 4GB DDR2 ram. We have decent graphics cards with the MSI RX1650 XT's that power our Samsung 305T monitors, but the speed when processing Raw images is crap. I've always installed/replaced all of my own components, but have never built a system from scratch so I'm a noob. We need something, I think, with serious processing power so that image rendering from Raw to JPG's flies, but we also all play a variety of games after hours in the studio and for a little creative break now and then. What components from Motherboard to fans, memory, power supply etc, does every here recommend that can be oc'd easily and provide awesome performance for image processing as well as games? We don't really know where to start although we've been considering these major components: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping Kentsfield 2.40GHz 8MB L2 LGA 775 Processor GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R Rev. 2.0 LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB(2 x 2GB) DDR2-800 CL 5-5-5-12 EPP Ready Dual Channel Kit As for the case, fans, power supply etc...we have no clue at all. We're hoping to spend about $700-800 on each system as we already have 4 500GB WD Caviar SATA drives that we picked up on sale at MicroCenter a while ago and are ready to go. We'd like to use our existing graphics cards which are both the MSI ATI RX1650XT's which are Crossfire compatible too. Thanks so much for your help in advance!!! Cheers, ShooterKC2007 2 junk un oc able Dell E510's great for large doorstops or paperweights. They play Doom quite well too
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