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  1. Yeah, my Winchester gets wacky over 2.54 no matter what I do, so I just settled where I am at. The timing/htt is a wash for me at the same CPU freq, so I chose the tighter timings, which are plenty good for me.... m
  2. 510-2 for my Mushkin TCCD on BP. Compared to 3/10, this bios has allowed me to tighten timings and generally feels alot more snappy in all areas... m
  3. If you decide XBL, here is a good deal: http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/m...ry_Code=DDR-PDP m
  4. The .rar is a compressed file. Download and extract the iso with this: http://www.win-rar.com/download.html m
  5. Well, there you have it, thank God for unbiased info :nod: From my understanding and relatively speaking: TCC5 Rev E = bad TCC5 Rev F = good TCCD = good I am sure the truth will be sorted out over the next few months when comparative testing is performed........ m
  6. Actually, this is quite good: http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/m...uct_Code=140601 Pricewar :nod: m
  7. Buy the software thief, you wanna play you gotta pay...... m
  8. Good price if they are still TCCD: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetai...oductCode=83705 m
  9. Best Buy has the 80 gig WD drive for $20 AR Sunday and Monday. Use the money you save and get this: http://www.atacom.com/program/print_html_n...POWS_OCZT_O5_20 EDIT: Whoops, I believe it is parallel ATA sorry about that... Other good deals: http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=...101&hdwt=0&sp=1 http://www.actbuy.com/details.asp?item=FS17500%2D2%2E0 You'll find reviews on all 3 here: http://www.silentpcreview.com/section4.html m
  10. Better PSU price: http://www.actbuy.com/details.asp?item=FS17500%2D2%2E0
  11. I always prefer to put the load directly on the PSU and not any motherboard. The worst part is, the manual has no electrical specs for the headers and clearly states all may be used for system fans (not even a size/draw warning :shake: ). Supremely vague, therefore, I choose the safest way.... m
  12. No tray icon for me with Abit IC7 (intel), WinXP SP2, 36 Raptor.... m
  13. Here is a flash procedure I use for Ultra-D: DFI nF4 Ultra-D flashing procedure: The 3/10 bios is used for example. Double click on the downloaded file and extract the files within it. They will be placed in a new unzipped folder of the same name. Place a reliable (new or equivalent) piece of floppy media in drive A 1. Make a bootable floppy in WinXP as follows. Goto My Computer and right click on the A drive. Select format and in the options below, check the box that says "create an MS-DOS startup disk". 2. Copy the awdflash file and NF4LD310.bin file that you extracted from the zip file to the A drive (floppy). In your case you will need to place the newly created floppy in the Ultra-D machine. 3. Re-boot, enter the bios and set the first boot device in the bios to removeable media. This will allow the floppy to be read first, before the hard drive. Save, exit, and let the computer reboot with the floppy in the drive. 4. After booting you will see an a:/>, type in the following directly after the a:/> awdflash NF4LD310.bin /py /sn /cd /cp /cc /LD /R /f and hit enter. Flashing will start. When flashing completes, it won't notify you that it is done. The machine will just shut off and reboot so don't be alarmed. Immediately after it boots to the first screen, kill the power. (Using the switches with awdflash will ensure overwriting of ALL of the blocks and leave no remnants of the prior bios). REMOVE the floppy disk from the drive. 5. Unplug the power cable from the PSU and set the jumper to clear the cmos. Let it stay in that position for 1 minute and then set it back to the run position. 6. Plug your power cable back in, reboot, enter the bios and load optimized bios defaults. Save, exit, and reboot, enter the bios...you are now ready to enter your desired settings. Remember to set the first boot device to hard disk for faster booting. m
  14. RivaTuner is very good, like the low-level overclocking. The trending package is very nice too. I use Ati Tool to configure my fan speed/temp profile for my Silencer 5.2 and also for monitoring... m
  15. Yes, leave the hard drive unplugged and flash (if you can boot). Then use the floppy power plug for the board. You do not have to install any SATA drivers, they are embedded in WinXP and will be automatically configured. SATA drivers are only needed when using Raid, so just ignore them otherwise...
  16. Yes that will work fine and is safe, and yes all 4 connectors are necessary for stability reasons. You shouldn't need your floppy drive much so you could just plug it in when necessary (such as when flashing), or you can get an adapter. I am not familiar with that ram, but we can look at that later.
  17. Good job! You may want to flash to 3/10 now. Then go into the bios and make sure all SATA channels are enabled and set to auto detection. Then plug your drive into SATA channel 1 and give it a try. What kind of ram chips do you have? You may need to bump the Vddr up to 2.7 to get things going.... m
  18. It's more than likely 1/25. I would suggest using one stick of ram in the orange slot farthest away from the CPU, all 4 power connectors, boot, add your second stick, and then flash the bios to 3/10 or the new 510 beta.
  19. Yes all of them are necessary. It could be your ram though. I just noticed you may want to try slots 2+4. What bios are you using?
  20. There are 2 more power connectors on the board that need to be plugged in. See manual for location. You may have to use your floppy power connector as the board requires one. If you plan to use a floppy, you'll need 2 floppy power connectors. You can get one here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...6772627278&rd=1 You may want to try using slots 2+4 for ram also. m
  21. Will AS5 on the chipset void the warranty of the board?
  22. I believe you are simply too tight for your ram at 300. Try the settings in my signature (click "here") at 282 HTT and tighten up/raise up from there. 510-2 bios. My ram is also TCCD on Brainpower so they may work (may not too ) Unless your ram is uber, you may have no choice but Trcd =4. Tras may need backed off to at least 8 too. Your CPU voltages will be different obviously... GL m
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