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  1. If they go with Ubuntu, they won't even have to worry about support. Ubuntuforums.org is one of the best websites that I frequent. DIY being the best. I just upgraded from Edgy 6.10 to Feisty Fawn 7.04, Herd 5, last night. So far I am impressed with it. The update process is itself extremely amazing.
  2. If I am reading your PSU wattage correctly ( Enermax 370W - the color is difficult to read), this is most likely your problem. DFI boards recommend a minimum of 480W to function. I personally believe this is low with the latest components; especially when OC'ing.
  3. I am using Swiftfox 2 (FF2 tweaked for Linux) and newegg's site works fine.
  4. Here is a link to AMD's downloads: http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/Techni...1_13118,00.html If you haven't done so, download and install "AMD Dual-Core Optimizer" and "AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor Driver for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 Version (x86 and x64 exe)". I know this is not what you asked, but these will help as well.
  5. Use this guide to pick a PSU: http://www.diy-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10854
  6. My favorite is "crunchy". However, I do like "creamy".
  7. I agree that your problem is caused by the PSU. The recommended minimum wattage for DFI boards is 480W. If you are going to purchase a new PSU, I highly recommend that you read the DFI recommended PSU list. Personally, I wouldn't purchase any PSU under 700W. Not because you require that with your system at this point, but it would give you some head-room to upgrade.
  8. Did you try a different PSU? Just a thought. Even though you say the board appears to have power, the PSU may not be putting out enough power to fire it up.
  9. I would check to see if there are conflicts with the drivers. Since your old mouse works, I assume you are using the drivers for it. The only other thing that may help is updating all of your drivers. This type of problem is always a shot-in-the-dark type of cure. It is a proven fact that at least 80% of all problems are caused by software.
  10. Here is a link that should help you with your quest to OC: http://www.diy-street.com/forum/showthread...ng+guide+Thunda The first link on the page is the best OC'ing guide I have seen. Read it several times and think about what is being said and you will do great.
  11. I second that motion. I would definitely suspect the PSU. I would run Memtest, however. If your memory is failing that could cause the problem , also. I had bad memory and PSU at the same time. These were the symptoms that I had to endure.
  12. How about the gal that called the police because a nasty ole crook stole her pot! She was simply tired of being ripped- off. Brainiac or not?
  13. A couple of suggestions: 1. Did you install all of the patches for your games? I have had this problem with games prior to installing all of the patches. 2. Did you test each stick of memory one at a time? Then, run Memtest on each stick. I have a suspicion that one stick of memory has shot craps. This will definitely cause random reboots.
  14. This is exactly how I upgrade. So, my sig will be with me for at least the next 4 - 5 years. XP will be a major part of my system, also. When XP is no longer supported, I'll upgrade my rig and use Linux.
  15. Here is what ExRoadie has to say about your question, "The lower(PCI) Amber LED is the 5VSB indicator. The upper Amber LED is the RAM voltage indicator. Once the rig has started and been shut down the RAM LED will go out until the PSU is power cycled". Hope this helps.
  16. Welcome to DIY-Street! I agree it is even better than it was in the past.
  17. It says that they know UPS is responsible for a loss. This is the way all companies are today. They will save a buck where they can, even if it is at your expense. If your UPS guy calls to ask how to OC a DFI board, you will know where it went.
  18. Hey James, you have to read the posts more carefully. I gave you the link to the Ubuntu Starter page in my first post. You are correct. It is an awesome aid to getting started with Ubuntu. Automatix is a good app, but I like using the catalog in Synaptic Package Manager: System/Administration/Synaptic Package Manager. It gives you a list of all of the programs that are available on the repositories that you have on your computer. Check it out. Also, if you "right click" on any of the items in Applications, Places or System, you can add the launcher to the panel or desktop. FYI. I'm sorry to hear that you haven't been able to get answers on Ubuntu Forums. They have always been as quick to answer my questions as they are on this forum. Be sure to go to the section titled "Absolute Beginner Talk". This is where all of we newbies hang out.
  19. If you insured it, yes. If not, you will have some problems. This is the reason that I always use FedEx. UPS always delivers packages in terrible condition. I have never had a problem with FedEx, even when I owned a business.
  20. Well, I respectfully disagree with your statements about Linux distros. I have been using Ubuntu Edgy Eft 6.10 for about two weeks. Yes, I don't have a cutting-edge rig any more, but Ubuntu setup all of my components out of the box (so to speak). Not everything works perfectly, but it all works. It was absolutely no different from installing XP. In fact, it takes me about 25 minutes. My DSL download speeds are better in Ubuntu than in XP, also. This is according to "Speakeasy". I am one who went from Win95 to XP. There was no reason. I read the same things that are in this thread about Win95B, Win98 and ME. Were they true, ya betcha. I saved a bunch of money and then got XP with my then new computer. So, as I read all of the press on Vista, I sit back and realize that I will probably never have a chance to review it from a first-person perspective. I simply won't spend the money to be duped. Too much bad press.
  21. Well, they may not know how to design an OS, but they are still the experts on how it is designed. Here is a link to M$'s website showing how best to setup the "Pagefile": http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314482 At least this is from the horse's mouth.
  22. Yep. I am typing this message from Ubuntu Edgy Eft 6.10. I am using 32 bit, because 64 bit has been causing folks allot of problems. Here is a link to the Ubuntu Forums: www.ubuntuforums.org It is the place to go for help with Ubuntu. Another link that will help you is here: http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Edgy It is a great OS. I have been using it for two weeks. It has been extremely stable and it recognized all of my components.
  23. I have my old HP Pavilion (XP Pro) connected to my DFI rig (XP Pro) using a cross-over cable. I used this guide and it worked great. Here is the link: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/n...etup/wired.mspx Hope this helps.
  24. I agree with ISSA. This normally is a PSU problem. I had basically the same problem with my Ultra-D. As it turned out, my PSU was faulty. The difference in my problem and yours is, I had to leave my PSU on all of the time. But in the end, it took a new PSU to solve my problem.
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