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  1. Thanks uneedav8. I think I'll have to wait since it must be some other problem. I'm in no rush though since I'm on a dual boot and can't concentrate on vista too much right now. For some reason the drivers don't install on their own when using the nvidia setup. So I had to do the legacy driver thing and point to the nvidia folder. My device manager looks the same as yours, only with the yellow error message on the RAID and SATA drivers. I don't know why they have errors next to them. Maybe that has something to do with unsigned drivers? I don't really know. Nonetheless, I don't want to make this thread about me, so i'll just wait it out and see if anyone else is dealing with the same things.
  2. Under SCSI and RAID controllers it has the Windows Vista driver "Nvidia nforce RAID Controller" and "Microsoft iSCSI Initiator." I then tried to update the windows vista driver to the new nvidia driver, but that doesn't change anything. Lastly, I tried adding new legacy hardware and added the "Nvidia nforce RAID Controller" which now has a yellow error saying "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)." I also then tried loading the "Nvidia nforce Serial ATA Controller" which now also has a error saying "This device cannot start. (Code 10)." I also tried loading that same driver under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers which also has a yellow error. So right now under SCSI and RAID controllers I have: Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Nvidia nforce RAID Controller Nvidia nforce RAID Controller Nvidia nforce Serial ATA Controller
  3. Is there anything special that needs to happen to install the X64 RAID drivers? I tried going to update SATA controller and pointed it to the new drivers, but nothing changed. My RAID drive(s) show up as a single unformatted drive when in reality it should have some partitions with information. When I try to manually install the other SATA drivers in the pack, they end up showing up with an error next to it (the yellow sign of doom hah). Anyone know what may be wrong? Maybe I should try uninstalling the vista driver that it originally found and try from scratch? Any thoughts would help P.S. - I'm booting to a non-raid drive, and have a slave RAID array (the problem one).
  4. Yeah, Vista is installed and everything. When I go to "my computer" it shows the Raid Drive as one drive, but there should also be a bunch of partitions. I tried installing by "adding new legacy hardware" a sata controller by nforce since known shows up, but that didn't seem to work. None of the drivers I tried work. So I was looking to see if anyone knew what I'm missing. Hmm.... P.S. - Yeah, I definatley won't format them haha. That wouldn't be pretty.
  5. I'll check that, but is it needed if I'm not booting to the array? I'm booting Vista on a non-RAID drive, but also have a slave RAID drive. It shows in Vista as one Drive that isn't partitioned and needs formatting. It doesn't need to be formatted since information is still on it when I enter XP. Therefore, this is probably a driver issue and I don't know what drivers I need. I'll check the BIOS boot though and see if that changes anything.
  6. That was a good Idea, but it didn't work unfortunatley. I think maybe I need a different driver (s). It won't let me even update to those drivers since it vista already detects a RAID controller.
  7. I'm sorry if this is a repeat question. I tried searching and see the raid topic below but think my issue may be different. I loaded a Vista x64 to a non RAID drive, but also have a RAID drive with partitions. I installed Vista, but the RAID drive won't show the partitions and asks to reformat. I know it's a driver thing, does anyone know which drivers I need to install. I know how to do the F6 thing when installing the OS but am not positive how to install the driver AFTER installing an OS. Any suggestions on how to load and/or where to get the right x64 driver? P.S. - It's a dual boot system (Vista and XP) and my RAID drive is obviously still fine under XP in which it was originally.
  8. It also shows it at lower than BIOS setting. It shows the same setting as memtest. A minute ago, I bumped it up to 280fsb and ran memtest and memtest showed it at 280mhz (which is right). After that, I put it down to 250fsb, and it showed it under 240mhz. No clue what is going on. Right now I tried one last one at 300fsb at 9/10 which should be 270mhz and it's showing 266mhz (which is close). I'm not sure why it is so inconsistant.
  9. Hi, I stopped overclocking a while back, but I am trying again. For some reason now (not sure when this happened) when I set the memory FSB in the BIOS it runs much slower in memtest and windows (or at least it shows that it is). For example, I set the FSB to 270 and put the timing to 200mhz 1/1 but when I test the memory in memtest it shows the memory is only at 250mhz? I have no clue why. Is there some other factor I may be missing that is changing the memory speed? I've tried other FSB with 1/1 timing and it's considerably slower than it should be. 270 FSB should be 270mhz not 250 right? BIOS reflash maybe?
  10. Here's my first attempt at RAID ever. 2 x Hitachi SATAII 160gb in RAID 0 To be honest, I don't know much about what all these graphs means. Especially from the ATTO one. Here's the pictures: The second drive above is a WD IDE 160gb (not RAID). It's the top one that counts hah. From looking at other's benchmarks, it seems my drives are doing well?
  11. Do I need mediashield to add partitions to the array or can I just use any third-party or windows to add the partitions. It looks like I don't need mediashield as long as I don't plan on changing around or adding drives to the array, correct?
  12. I just setup a RAID array for the first time on two hitachi sataII drives. After everything installed and windows booted, I went to go install the motherboard drivers and display drivers. After installing the nvidia drivers, on reboot, I saw Nvidia Corporation MediaShield and went to start it (never used this before) but it won't open and comes up with an error. There's nowhere to uninstall this and reinstall it with the nvidia drivers and updating the drivers again doesn't do anything. Is there a way to remove the mediashield and reinstall? Or is there a way to install only mediashield? It seems like the RAID array is fine since everything seems to be running fine. Do I even need MediaShield or is there another application I could get that does the same thing? Thank you for any insight.
  13. Wow, great and quick replies! Yeah, I looked through the raid tutorial and it makes things very clear. I was just wondering about the OS install. Thank you for your thoughts. I think I like the idea of installing windows on both the array and on the WD drive (just in case). All important data and saved files (pictures, videos, saved files from programs) will go on the WD (not in the array) and all the files used to create these files and program will be in the array (which I have backed up on discs). Thanks again! P.S. - Is there a recommended Stripe size for Hitachi drives or does it depend on the data sizes on the hard drives? Or is there a way to have different stripe sizes on different partitions?
  14. I tried searching for this here and could not find anything. Should a OS be installed as part of the array or not a part of the array? I have two Hitachi 160gb SATAII and another WD 160gb drive. I want to put the two Hitachi's in RAID 0 and have the WD as saved data and static information. Should I load the OS as part of the hitachi array or what would be best? I deal with mostly music software and large sample based instruments 100mb+ so would haveing the OS be a part of the array slow things down due to the stripe size? I'm new to this, so I really don't know a lot. Thank you!
  15. Ok, well I guess there's no much I can do then? That's weird since I thought a lot people get better overclocks over time. It's weird since I can boot into windows all the way up to 2700mhz (didn't try further) @ 1.55vcore, but OCCT always fails from 2410-2700. I would think if I could boot into windows that high I would fine something stable under 2700. I did just try changing the multi from 10x to 8x and FSB to 310 = 2480mhz and OCCT passed. So it's weird that when using a multi of 10x @ 240-250FSB OCCT failed, but changing to 8x and it passes. Since putting it at 8x, I wasn't sure if it was worth it since the memory has to be on a divider vs. 1:1 at 10x. I don't think anymore vcore will do anything I guess, plus I'm on AIR using xp-90 (although temps never go above 40c) and I don't think anything above 1.55 is recommended for 24/7 usage. Is OCCT a bad test? Once OCCT fails haven't tried any other ones. So I don't know if the other ones would pass or not. Does anyone know if the 3800+ x2 like different multipliers? Maybe it would be better to run memory on a divider to get the higher mhz? Thanks for your thoughts.
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