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  1. DCGE is Gold series memory.. can you be more specific? is it the regular, CAS2, or the VX model? I believe all use a different chip so it matters. Is that Ultra PSU a native 24pin, or 20pin?
  2. No I haven't tried it. Bios 310 doesn't have the CPC (1T-2T) setting... I believe someone said it didn't show up because of having a Venice or San Diego core cpu. I'll probably flash to a newer bios at some point and then I'll try it, but I'm not in any hurry ATM. I thought I read in here that 1T with all 4 slots populated wasn't possible. Especially considering tccd and bh-5 aren't suppost to like each other in dual channel.
  3. The LL's have Infineon chips on them (read a review and they pictured it without the heat spreader). That's why 2 gigs of these cost about the same as 1 gig of the XBL. Have no clue what the EL's have.
  4. Suprisingly, but yeah... it's passing everything I can throw at it. Without forcing 2T it aint worth it tho I'm afraid... seems even with 50% more memory in dual channel, it's still 17.5% slower on Sandra INT and 16.3% slower on Sandra Float. That's not gonna cut it. I never would've guessed that new TCCD and 4 year old BH-5 on different pcb's would play nice together. Oh, well.. thanks
  5. Hi all, I have a scenario question about 2T... I have 2x512 PDP 3200 xbl (TCCD/Brainpower pcb 2-2-2-5 @2.5v) matched set. I also have 2x256 Mushkin Promo 3200 (BH-5/JEDEC standard pcb 2-2-2-5 @2.6v) matched set. Both sets run great on this board at 1T dual channel in orange slots. The suprising part is that both these sets run together, 10hrs memtest stable at 2T dual channel 2.5v (PDP in orange). I'm on 310 official bios so the CPC bios option doesn't show. I suspect flashing to a newer bios wont hurt, but trying to force 1T will probably just end up in a no boot situation. Performance wise, would it be worth using the extra half-gig dual channel at 2T, or should I stick with the 1gig at 1T? TIA
  6. Aaaah the infamous "send but no receive" one light icon thingy... lol I've ran into this more than a few times... and every time it was because of a software security product. I suspect there's a TCP/IP packet filter installed as part of the software firewall, and for some reason it's stopped working (not that uncommon). Perhaps because of a crash, bsod, or update. It's like the filter gets a lobotomy... it's there, and you can transmit all day, but nothing ever comes back, and it doesn't respond to anything. Try uninstalling (not just disabling) your software firewall. If that doesn't fix it, and you dont have ANY other software security type programs (stand-alone virus scanners not included), you can use regedit to search for and remove all referrences to the software firewall (has worked a couple times for me). Finally, a windows reinstall will fix it for sure. I've had to deal with these problems (customers) who were using a number of different software suites, but most noteable for me was McAfees' personal firewall. Their packet filter implementation just flat out sux. For these very reasons it's better to use a firewall that keeps it's filtering processes within the main program itself (BlackIce, Zone Alarm, etc..), instead of one that offloads those duties to a helper filter that can go stupid and leave you stranded.
  7. Yeah, got 2 in raid0. Had a problem with the shipping bios - it didn't let the raid bios setup screen come up after enabling raid. Chewed a few fingernails, flashed to 310 official, and all worked as it should after that. boot order set to regular hdd, not nv boot assistant, or whatever it's called?
  8. Ditto... That's how it looked when my AGP 6600 256mb died also.
  9. Umm.. no I dont, and I dont see where you get that from. You asked for proof that the information was out there to be had and so I gave you 3. I'm sorry if you didn't like the quote I used as an example that accurate info can be had, even if it isn't headline company webpage stuff. The point I was making was that a company representative accurately quoting an official company memo makes it official, or official enough. Just like Angry posting the updated certified memory list from Taiwan, Rgone coming thru with the header specs, or that Abit rep passing on the official numbers. That doesn't qualify as "any source". That's at least official enough to trust it's authenticity and help us make the best choices for our hardware. Thank You Rgone!
  10. I read their email from Taiwan... you obviously didn't. What do I care how someone relays such information to their user base as long as the numbers are correct with the source, and they are. Wait a minute... What do I care how they relate those numbers to their user base because at least they have official numbers to go by. ...and so does Intel, and Asus, among others... there's no denying that info IS available. 3 of the ones I found during my little 15 minute search had that info printed right in their manual that ships with the board. I find it kind of ironic that minimum PSU specs abound around here because using the wrong one "MIGHT" cause stability problems. Yet if you ask about a spec where using the wrong one "WILL" destroy the motherboard and you get either silence, or shot down.
  11. Which is why I asked in the first place... it's a preventative measure to know the capabilities of your stuff. I found this info for Abits IT-7 MAX3 in less than 1 minute at the Abit forums: In fact, if you search for header ratings there's tons of posts answered by official company reps (and people passing that info on) that state fan header specs straight from Taiwan. There's also the actual posted email straight from Taiwan. Intel lists fan header rating information for EVERY motherboard in the technical info .pdf's you can download. Intel Mobo Page Pick any mobo, goto technical documents on the right side, then download the product specification pdf. Asus also lists fan header ratings in their downloadable manual pdf's for all their motherboards. Asus A8n SLI Deluxe "The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350mA~2000mA (24w max.) or a total of 1A~3.48A (41.76 W. max.) at 12V." Seriously, this isn't "trade-secret" information. I also found several other manufacturers official fan header specs before I got bored. Bored because none of them are the manufacturer I need to hear from.
  12. Zalman 7000B-Cu in this system. Innovatek water cooling in another.
  13. Does anyone know the maximum wattage rating for the fan headers on the SLI DR? As far as I know this info isn't readily available, and it really should be. If nobody knows, could maybe one of the awesome resident DFI guys fire off an email to TW and ask for me plz?
  14. Thanx guys... 4 replies and 4 correct answers. I gave myself a migrane trying to figure this one out and then it dawned on me that there's no raid drivers for 98 on the floppy - meaning 2000 or XP only. I also realized I had only tried running XPpro setup from a prompt, not booting from it I can be such an idiot sometimes Anyways, she's finally up and running... and running well I might add. I'm not used to having the chipset and GPU temps being higher than the cpu temps. I know I'll start to see artifacts if the gpu get's too hot, but what's the max safe temp for the chipset? Currently it's around 39c in regular windows stuff. I wanna know when I should start raising an eyebrow at it. I have all the fans on full speed in bios.
  15. Cant seem to figure this out... I'm getting severe slowdown/stall at both the "preparing windows to run for first time" screen and also when it goes to load it regular. I'm loading win98 atm cuz it's the only dos installable windows cd I have. Sometimes it'll eventually make it to the 'user information' screen (name, company) if I wait long enough. If I fill in the info & cd key, it then detects non-pnp hardware and restarts. After that it freezes on the next hardware detection screen. The thing that gets me is the mem is stable (200 2-2-2-5 1T dual) with no errors in memtest for 11+ hours. The nvraid is striped at 64 and functions great under dos. I've tried disabling/enabling the extra sata channels and also the Sil3114 controller... no joy. Smart is disabled. All 4 power leads are connected. Vdimm reads ~2.55v / after power off it reads 2.64v - no cold boots Temps are all around 37C. The initial win setup (file copy) was extremely fast and obviously not having any problems there, only when it goes to load and think about it does it slow WAY down. My 310 official Genie BIOS Settings: FSB Bus Frequency - 200 LDT/FSB Frequency Ration - Auto CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio - Auto PCI eXpress Frequency - 100Mhz CPU VID StartUp Value - 1.500v CPU VID Control - 1.300v CPU VID Special Control - Above VID * 104% LDT Voltage Control - 1.20v Chip Set Voltage Control - 1.50v DRAM Voltage Control - 2.50v DRAM Frequency Set - 200 (DRAM/FSB:1/01) CAS Latency Control (Tcl) - 2.0 RAS# to CAS# delay (Trcd) - 02 Bus Clocks Min RAS# active time (Tras) - 05 Bus Clocks Row precharge time (Trp) - 02 Bus Clocks Row Cycle time (Trc) - 07 Bus Clocks Row refresh cyc time (Trfc) - 17 Bus Clocks Row to Row delay (Trrd) - 03 Bus Clocks Write recovery time (Twr) - 02 Bus Clocks Write to Read delay (Twtr) - 02 Bus Clocks Read to Write delay (Trwt) - 03 Bus Clocks Refresh Period (Tref) - 3120 Cycles Write CAS Latency (Twcl) - Auto DRAM Bank Interleave - Enabled DQS Skew Control - Auto DQS Skew Value - 0 DRAM Drive Strength - Level 7 DRAM Data Drive Strength - Level 2 Max Async Latency - Auto Read Preamble Time - Auto IdleCycle Limit - 256 Cycles Dynamic Counter - Disable R/W Queue Bypass - 16 x Bypass Max - 07 x 32 Byte Granularity - Disable(8 Bursts) Anybody have any suggestions? I'm leaning towards it being a cpu or controller thing cuz of how it acts, but I really have no idea what could be causing this. TIA
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