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  1. As has everyone though. I've only heard of problems when it comes to creatives 64bit drivers. :/

    Ive never had that issue interestingly. Ive been using x64 Vista Home Premium for a little over a year now and I have had next to no issues. The only BSOD's I get are because of high overclocks that are too unstable. I did though have an issue last night where all I did was reboot and after it got past the Vista loading screen, it just sat there doing nothing. Black screen. I went as far as reinstalling windows and the same thing kept happening right in the same spot. I swapped out the hdd and same thing. Tried XP x64 and it installed without a problem. I put the original hdd back in and tried Vista again and it worked. Go figure.

  2. Hey does anyone know of a gadget that will let me switch display power settings?



    If there isn't one then i will just go to the control panel like ive been doing.

    Im not aware of one. Be easier to just use the control panel. Thats just me though.

  3. That temperature is fine and if you aren't seeing any artifacts then you have nothing to worry about.

    I agree. You have nothing to worry about. So long as there are no artifacts on the screen and the GPU temp is in the lower 70's under load then you are fine. In fact, you may be able to push it slightly more. Try playing various games at your current OC to see if it artifacts in anything else.

  4. we cant really answer any of those questions as we are NO longer affiliated with DFI...sorry

    I knew you werent but I still figured someone may know.


    Try Motherboardpro, that's where I bought the 780.


    I got my x38 board from them. I didnt want a 780i in general but a DFI based one. :)


    Reason I ask this is because I am actually debating SLi. Not sure if its really worth it for me though. That and I remembered DFI did their Lanparty UT nF4 based boards in SLi.


    I'm running a DFI 680i board so that's certainly been released; but is apparently no longer in production and thus not available.


    Keep in mind that DFI does not release boards for each chipset made; they're mostly restricted to enthusiast oriented chipsets, and when they do release them it's generally quite some time after offerings from other manufacturer's emerge on the market.



    As dr_bowtie said, we are not affiliated with DFI and as such cannot provide any insight about future products other than what has already been announced by DFI.


    I was never aware of a DFI 680i. Had I known that, I wouldn't have gotten my EVGA at the time. When was it released?


    I am aware that they arent going to release in every chipset market, but I figured they might since SLi is targeted more towards gamers and enthusiasts.


    The 780i should be available in the next few weeks. The portal page you are seeing is being is being worked on. It's only showing up depending on the routing through the net.

    This is good news for me if I do decide to go with SLi. :)


    As for the portal page, I linked a few friends the website and one said it was broken, one got the same result as me with a pretty good lookin blonde on the front page, and one got through just fine. Any change you guys are running Linksys routers? Just curious.


    I'm waiting for the 790i, if/when it's released?


    The portal page is confusing :confused: I can't even get to DFI forums, but a nice link to some "club's", LOL. Definitely needs some work.

    790i is already out on Newegg. I think one or two Asus boards, an XFX, and an EVGA. All DDR3.

  5. You can either load the drivers from the cd when you are in the setup for vista or you can put the drivers on a usb thumb drive.


    Ok...giving the RAID another go, my custom copy of Vista is unstable so I am saying the hell with it and just putting the full Vista on and ill just tweak the hell out of it. Ill give the RAID drivers on teh CD a go.

  6. I have this on my P35 Blood Iron as well. I've narrowed it down to happening after any changes are made in the genie bios section: DRAM settings, CPU settings etc... Freaks me the f*** out as well! first time I just set the default ram timings 5-5-5-15 and voltage, f10 to save, system shut off, then restarted itself.


    Somewhat related, I miss my CMOS Reloaded....


    Apparently this is a new feature with p35 and x38 boards. So it is supposed to do that. It will be a long butt time before I get used to it.


    As for the CPUz thing, apparently in the ini file of CPUz the sensor is defaulted to "ON" and this causes a problem with Vista 32 and 64 bit. Changing it from "ON" to "OFF" fixes the issue.

  7. So yeah...Everest still loads up fine, however, when I go into the BIOS and make my changes such as disabling the floppy drive, changing the boot order of my DVD drive and turning off the full screen logo, I go into Windows to load up CPUz and it just shuts down and restarts.


    I should mention that the Bios save/exit/shutdown/auto restart seemed to have quit. Goes as normal now.


    Still baffled as to why it shuts down so unexpectedly.

  8. ...then it turns itself on again. The only thing Event Viewer has to show for it is this:


    "The previous system shutdown at 11:25:01 PM on 1/24/2008 was unexpected."


    Running what's in sig minus the RAID setup. CPU is at stock for now and the temps are peachy. Id post a CPUz and GPUz, but then the computer crashes. Dont say its Vista because it "sucks." I have used it fine for over a year now. If it is contributed to "Vista" its probably because of a bad install.


    Also, can anyone confirm on the x38 DFI boards (maybe even the P35's) that when you save your options in the BIOS, the computer shuts itself off then turns back on again? Kinda freaks me out when it does that as I have never seen it before.


    I need some help with this. Its driving me nuts.

  9. Hard drives on the Intel controller with RAID set in the BIOS. Optical drive on JMicron with IDE set in the BIOS. At F6 load drivers for Intel and JMicron.


    This is where im getting confused. Where in teh BIOS does it show a seperate RAID config for JMicron and one for the Intel ICH9R? Im only seeing one.


    Why install the RAID driver for Jmicron when Im not going to be using it? Kinda confused by that.

  10. You will need to set your Jmicron in the bios to raid and leave the intel controller as ide if that is what you dvd drive is hooked up to if its a sata drive. I would use the intel sata port for your raid tho. From what I read the intel chip is a little faster then the Jmicron chip. If your dvd drive is an ide you really sould look at using the intel port for the raid, or you will have a conflict with the Jmicron being set to raid and trying to use the ide port for your dvd drive.


    Maybe that is where my problem is coming in?


    Are the optical drives SATA or IDE? And how many?

    They are IDE for now. I will go SATA down the road. Just need to find some decent priced SATA DVD drives.

  11. So I got my x38 based DFI board up but its not running per se. Everytime I try to set up RAID-0 on Jmicron, I lose my opticals or my hard drives, or both.


    When I dont have RAID enabled, I cannot get Windows to load up. It gives me an error about how Windows could not load. I am at a loss on what to do. I need to get my computer back up ASAP. I have never had this much trouble with a build before.


    Please advise.



  12. Im having a similar issue. I have my new DFI LP LT x38 motherboard up and running and I cant figure out how to get RAID setup on the Jmicron chipset. It gives me the option for the ICH9R only it seems. Anyway to fix this? I really need to get my computer back up and running.


    Sorry for the hijack.

  13. What I cant seem to understand is all the crap that is floating about that specifies that P35 does support it and other sources specify that it does. Pisses me off that no one has the definitive answer.


    Now im back to thinking about the x38 because of this. Damn the lack of availability of that board!

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