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    hard drives & raid - benchmark and compare!

    That 22% cpu utilization has me wondering as well. My cpu utilization actually dropped 1% when i got sata 2 going. Imo 22% is just unacceptable. I mean thats like having a built in trojan, sucking away at least an extra 14-15% of your cpu power. Id rather have that power for running backround programs. soundx98, what do you think is causing this to happen? Shadow, did you shut down every running program before you tested?
  2. T-mods bios is no more then the stock bios with a few decisions made for you. It adds no features that arnt already available in the stock bios. For me, it worked fine, and got me running after a few failed attempts to boot my new system. The thing i dont really see being mentioned in this thread is temps. No lie i was locking like you guys described, but a old cpu fan directed at ram cleared all this up for me. Only other thing i changed was disabling anitiscoptric filtering. Sorry i cant give great tech answers, but i can tell the truth. Hirotaro, i would love to see some pics of your #2 computer, sounds cool.
  3. Only problem is im using sli every day and loving life. It has to be a expert problem imo.
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    Angry's vacation time = Eve Online (mmog)

    Seriously buggy game. In training they tell you to take out some pirate ships, and grab the key from one of the cargo gadgets. Then after i kill my 2 pirates, some dude in the distance is fighting his 2 pirates, and i cant move on till all pirates are dead. So i go to help him, but i cant close in on them as game sorta keeps him and his pirates just out of range. Makes sense, but man what a waste of time. Then after he gives up/get killed, not sure which happened i go, and kill pirates, then start searching all the cargo pods, and no frigging key. So im out of pods to search, and pirates keep appearing, but no key in any of the pods. Talk about a dead end. i closed training, but now have no clue which way or what to do.
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    Angry's vacation time = Eve Online (mmog)

    Yea got my account going, thank God for google. I searched for eve trial, and had a cd key in 2 minutes. Eve support never replied. Im Wetchaser in game. Ill look peeps up when i finish training. Right now servers are kinda hung or somthing, cant get back in.
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    Angry's vacation time = Eve Online (mmog)

    well i guess i have to take the plung. I have people on my ts playing every night, but i usually just laugh at them for playing a game who's title can be changed so drastically with the addition of the word "summer" before it. Ive been calling them the douche squad, lol.Downloading now. Foiled again. Hidden cd key is a neat feature. There really making these games tough. Let you know when i find it, or support sends me a clue.
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    Starting my new build tonight

    small drop will work no matter what heat sink you use. The size of cpu/gpu face never changes.
  8. i seem to remember Angry mentioning setting the video delay in bios up a few seconds to keep this from happening.
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    Surround Sound on lanparty UT SLI-DR

    ok i think were getting somewere. You should have that option, so i would have to assume that somewere you got away from the build guide, and installed sound drivers at the wrong time, or installed the wrong ones. Im skiddish to recommend what to do at this point, as sound drivers are not my fourtai.
  10. Ok i know wrong mobo, but were cousins, hehe. I was experiencing same issue, but i think (crosses fingers) i have it beat. Put a fan on your ram, and see if that clears it up. At this point i have only installed the amd dual core driver. No hot fixes or patches have i applied. Did this last time, and was happy with the results, but was locking alot more. Knock on wood, last 2 nights of gaming have been smooth since i directed that fan on ram.
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    Surround Sound on lanparty UT SLI-DR

    controlpanel/sounds and audio devices/advanced under device volume/advanced under master volume/ other controls. I havent tinkered with it yet, but was planning to in near future.
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    hard drives & raid - benchmark and compare!

    Considering thats about the fastest ive seen, if those are read speads..... On a sad note, one of my Deskstar's took a dump Saturday. Im not mad, as i was actually looking forward to reformatting again just for the experiance. Went smooth as silk im glad to say. Its death thro's sorta went like this: Friday night was playing a game and computer locked. Hard locked. Reset by switch. Scan disk opened on reboot, and told me a drive was corrupt, and scan disk needed to correct this or a similar message. Let scan disk do its thing, but it took less then 3 minutes to complete. Normally this can take near an hour, so im not really sure what it did, but everything came back ok, i booted back into windows, dismissing it as Teamspeak, and game competing on sound card. At 11:46:38pm est my computer let out that horrible screech noise in my ears, and i got the blue screen of death with windows message about shutting down to protect your computer. On reboot, no drives were detected. I checked raid tool and saw a missing drive (Drive#1), pulled the cords from it. Went back into raid tool, and deleated the array, created...and so on. Oh yea Andy sorry i forgot to reply to your post, i do find the hitachi tool clunky, but im still glad i have it.
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    hard drives & raid - benchmark and compare!

    I just found out im not!!!! Thanks for posting that .jpg When i tested in January: And When i just tested 5 mins ago, after trying hitachi tool again.
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    hard drives & raid - benchmark and compare!

    Is burst a usable thing i guess is my first question?
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    router help

    I had verizion install my fiber optic connection, but unfourtunatly i was at work when this was performed. Wife basically just stayed out of there (2 guys) way. So far it is as promised in bandwidth for those of you considering it. Was same price as cable, but twice the speed. 2000/15000 = roughly 200kb up, and 2mb down. I get 2.19mb from file planet. Horror stories of fios install never materialized here. The router is this one http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=6 and the installers obviously recognized me as a gamer and activated gaming mode on the router. This as far as i can tell is a firewall on/off switch? If anyone knows diferrantly, please speak up. I had a buddy try to conect to my computer thru ie., and was not succesfull. I guess i should should go ahead and just open the proper ports, and turn gaming mode off for proper security. D-links support is really good, but there faq. coverage of gaming mode is very slim. I sent them a note about this. So far i havent had any problems, so i figured id make sure i had this hardware as secure as possible. I am not using the wireless feature and it is disabled. p.s. i have zero router experiance, but have d-links webpage based router controls mapped in my favorites on ie. Password is secured now.
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    router help

    For whats its worth, my router has worked exactly as angry stated with gaming mode off. Every game works so far. I download from realplayer network today at 5 mb/s. Fios is gonna change the way this nation games. Cable better get on the ball, or there gonna get left behind quick. When i called comcast to cancel my account, the guy was like "oh, you already have it installed...." He never even tried to make any free month offer or anything like that. I wonder if he would have tried to downplay the superior speed of fios, or that fact that a generator will get you back online when the power goes out? Im feeling pretty secure behind this router now, and am thinking now about how to set up a third computer as a server, and only open the required ports for each game to that computer only. Next big question is if ports are always the same for each title, then what is stopping somone from just scanning the internet for those open ports, and causing havoc thru them?
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    Best fan positioning

    I have big fan blowing air into front of case, over hard drives, and towards mobo mid level. I have a 120 mm laying on bottom of case drawing fresh air in, and directing it past rear of video cards. On top of video card i placed a old p2 cpu fan catching the cool air, and directing it at top of chipset, video card and basically moving air towards rear big exhaust fan. There is a fan at top of case that exhausts as well, but i think psu grabs most of the air rising before top case fan has any part in the process. Air stays cool there. Chipset stays 40°C-44°C underload. I really do not like nvidia's cooling solution for there cards. The bracket on back of card gets scary hot if you dont get some air moving across it.
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    Battlefield 2 vs Memory

    Just built a rig with 2 gig, and upgraded another computer to 2 gig. Its nice to shut down a program, and it just shuts down without locking your pc for a little bit first. "Ram, it not just for breakfas...er gaming anymore"
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    hard drives & raid - benchmark and compare!

    They have alot of nice cables on that site, adding this to my favs:)
  20. Grab the bios in my sig from cd. Worked first time i tried it, after 6-10 attempts with other bios, along with the raid driver in sig as well. Unbeatable combination for my mobo imo. But beware, this only my second succesful build, so others may know a better bios for your cpu.
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    hard drives & raid - benchmark and compare!

    Id sorta like to know what he did differantly from me, but then again maybe not. I have the 4 hitachi's and avg 121 mbs, but my line is so much flatter. I get the ocasional bump in the line. Like 9 bumps for a 300 gig read. I see were this guy is reading 40mbs faster then i, but man is that a crazy looking line. http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showpost.p...9&postcount=869
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    hard drives & raid - benchmark and compare!

    anyone notice the transfer rates of hardware cards? last time i looked, we were right there with em. I know i could very well be wrong, as im just going by what i saw on newegg.
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    looking in old drives?

    Well i finished all 5 drives last night. I noticed the first time you put a new drive in, it takes dos and windows longer to respond. But i also notice that when working with 3 western digital drives, only the first one took a few extra seconds to be detected properly, then other 2 acted just like they were there forever. Only had to hit the escape key 3 times for the 5 diferrant drives. As easy as that was, i may just forget about the external drive case, and just plug em in manually to offload gig's of files at a time.
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    looking in old drives?

    i jave 5 various hard drives, from past history floating around, and am wondering what is the best way of having a look see at what is on these drives. I am missing alot of photos, and have a feeling that i will find them on one of these drives. I have this raided computer in sig, and another computer set up as ide Master + empty slave connection. Can i just plug them in the empty slave connection if there might be a OS on the old drive? Can i just plug them into rig in sig, and still be sure computer will boot from raid array, and let me just explore disc's? Id really like to convert a couple of these to usb externals, but have this longing to look inside drives first. I know there are proof of puchases for license's i want back.
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    looking in old drives?

    Thanks Joe, worked like a charm. Reformatting first one now as we speak. Computer is a little slow getting started, but one smack of escape key at right moment, pick my raid array as boot device, and all is well.:angel:
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