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  1. Power savings are turned off for the NIC via the device mangler. Is there any difference to using the Marvel controller over the nvidia controller? If not, I'll give it a whirl. I am also not using SP2 so that rules that one out. Any other ideas?
  2. So this problem has been creeping up as of late and it is rather annoying to say the least. I am connected to an RCA cable modem, via a Linksys WRT-54G with the DD-WRT firmware installed (This problem occured before upgrading to the firmware) and the nvidia ethernet port. On first boot, the connection works as it should. When I leave and come back to the computer some time later, normally going to work, I often am unable to access the Internet. If I repeatedly open up IE and hammer a page, it will go through. Leaving and coming back once more and subsequent times for that matter, it takes more repeated openings of IE to get a page to load - if at all - resulting in a reboot which fixes it until two or three days later. Anyone have any idea as to what is going on? Thanks.
  3. The stock chipset fan on my dfi board lasted 5 months before it started sounding like a pissed off bear. Got a replacement dfi one, and that one lasted just under 3 months before it turned into a bear. After reading posts on here I bought the Evercool VC-RE (http://www.jab-tech.com/Evercool-VC-RE-Twi...er-pr-2291.html) and wala so far so good. (Considering I JUST turned the computer on after replacing the fan for the second time). Words of wisdom as I've done this twice now. Take the time and pull the board out. Don't fret about the push pins. Yes they are hard to get out, unless you use a pair of toe nail clippers to snip snip . You have to bend the tabs of the VC-RE a little but it's intuitive once you see what you have to do.
  4. 1. So long as both pairs of your memory act the same (ie you can get 250 or better on each pair before adding the second pair) you shouldn't lose that much oc'ability. 2. Both work fine. 3. Yes. 4. If you can run all 4 sticks together at 250 (memtest tested) then use dividers to keep that if possible. Getting 280 at 3.3-3.5 .... don't think I've seen that happening too often. I have 4 sticks of VX 512 and it works great. I had to find out which pair of the two was the weaker pair and those got dropped into the orange slots. The stronger pair got dropped into the yellow slots. You will have to change various settings in your memory settings to get everything to mesh well, but the headache is more than worth it. Good luck!
  5. I always go for the gold right out of the box in 100 MHz increments. Once it fails, I back it down 50 and try again. If it passes I go up by 10. If it fails I knock that setting down by 50 and try again. If it passes I go up by 10... you get the idea. Of course adjusting voltage is part of it, but read the guides and find out your own best method. This is done with OCCT. Once I find what appears to be the max of the chip then I run prime small fft to test for true stability.
  6. Not surprised at all. From personal experience. I went through 2 packs of memory to find my first pair that would actually do 250 out of the box. Then went through another 2 packs to get my second pair. Was it worth it? So far so good. They seem to only be getting better with age. :nod:
  7. 146 CABYE FPAW (got last week) Finally getting my chip to stabilize at 3.0 gigglehurts. Seems that 2900 is the sweet spot though for sure ... at least for now. 3.0 requires .1 more in voltage but temps only go up to 50C at full load.
  8. Mine dropped 6-7C idle after replacing the faulty one with a new one and some AS5. AS5 ftw.
  9. Welcome. The best thing to do is to grab a cup of whatever you like to drink and start reading here: http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12960 Then come back with any questions you might have.
  10. If it's stable ... why not. I leave mine running all day everyday.
  11. The controller itself, in addition to the bios, overcomes the 48 lba limitation without the sp1 or sp2 upgrade to win xp ... right? It's just going to be a storage drive while the raptor holds it's own.
  12. Is the 137 gigabyte limit overcome by the Sil 3114a?
  13. Ah okay - did you happen to try any of those suggestions I made?
  14. Couple of things... If you are getting an occasional lockup chances are good it might be heat or timing related so .... Firstly, if you do not have a fan on them, I suggest you put one on them. Just a simple little 60mm fan or the like to blow air across them. Even if they aren't getting too hot to the touch, it will not hurt. Secondly, what timings are you running? You can try these changes to your timings to see if that helps some, leaving the other timings you have the same. Refresh Period (Tref) - Auto Write CAS Latency (Twcl) - Auto DRAM Bank Interleave - Enabled DQS Skew Control - Auto DQS Skew Value - 0 DRAM Drive Strength - Auto DRAM Data Drive Strength - Auto Max Async Latency - Auto DRAM Response Time - Fast 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) As far as voltage goes, my VX likes to be run right around 3.3-3.4ish. If you can avoid using the 5v jumper by doing the one pin jumper trick I would suggest doing so. Although you should be okay for not having to go to 3.3 since it sounds like you are really close to being stable.
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