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Everything posted by Austhor

  1. That's crazy, a 24 hour CMOS clear, and a RMA everytime you flash? What is wrong with these boards?
  2. Try dxdiag as well. start -> run -> dixdiag and run the diagnostics. Check for any errors.
  3. I get it; you mean 28A on one physical line. Right.. One PSU comes to mind. FSP. Best value for money.
  4. If it's artifacting during POST, it's most propably a dodgy card. I think you're money is on the right horse.
  5. I take your Windows XP has SP2 and the hot fixes slipstreamed?
  6. The problem is, not every one suffers from this issue. So, it's not on people's minds. It sucks, but the problem is vendor related as more and more Beta is considered stable, "products" being sold without IEEE strict "tick", the whole industry is selling pizza.. I miss the days of X.25 and 802 strong presence; every product had to be searched and searched, standarised before it was spoken; now, it's a car racing game with L drivers, but hey, they're making their money.
  7. I suggest you don't use the PSU fan controller, they make the fans run way too weak. I personally would say yes, you can use two splitters cause i'm using two at the moment with no issues at all. For you fans, I suggest a fan controller, you can still run that of the same rail. it'll work much better. I have 5 120MM off the controller and they're running quite effectively.
  8. The dual circuits is internal, it's not physical cords. They had to do this to keep up with strict ATX standards. There are some power supplies out there that have up to 4 12V circuits. That's why I mentioned you have up to 36A which is the maximum from the "Dual" circuits. If you're not planning on adding any more devices, and you're keen to get it going, i suggest you just install it. I know it will run quite stable. This will change later in the future if you run SLI, add more stuff etc.. I looked everywhere for SATA to Molex converters; unfortunately, there was none. Maybe later on you can change them yourself to Molex. I think it's quite easy job and the parts are everywhere. RMAing is always an option. But remember, the 36A is always available, and it's not related to two physical molex cords.
  9. I have the same power supply, but the EPS12V version that has two cords for molex pluggs. Look, I'm running 2 DVD Roms, 2 HDD, 1 Fan Controller, 1 Cathode lights, 1 floppy all of the one rail using Y splitters. As for fans, I'm running 6 120MM fans with the fan controller and 2 off the MOBO. The power supply has plenty of grunt with 36A maximum. That's quite good. My suggestion would be to invest in 2 -3 good quality Y splitters, I reckon that's less than $5, and go for it. My SATA connections are useless as well and are all tucked away. PS> Smartguardian and Speed fan all showing stable power. The real test is time, and the computer hasn't crashed at all for weeks. I have ran the damn thing for days at a time with no issues.
  10. I do agree the cooler the better. However, I have had my drives running at 40C all the time and they're in perfect health and performing optimally. Had the same two drives for 3 years, I just keep moving'm from one case to the other. In my case, 40C is quite alright.
  11. I read somewhere here about OCZ and DFI boards issues. Do a search; I think Angry_Games is aware of some modding or something?
  12. That's true as well. The power requirement issue is only related to running FX-60 and dual 512MB cards. I for one, just like jEnuS, run slower cards, but the rigs still crash. This , I'm afraid, is related to something else, not power. Since I moved to a single 256MB GTX, I haven't had any crashes. Seeing jEnuS reply, I don't see myself buying a second card for a while.
  13. L.C.Rava, the FX-60 you've got needs 20AMP, Each GTX 512 you have needs up to 20A at peak performance. Even with a 1KW power supply, it can only deliver 16A for two rails and 36A for the third. So, you have the best of everything, but PSU's are not ready for it. There's no PSU currently on the market that can deliver such drainage full stop. Who's to blame?
  14. I use it all the time. Never used the floppy version. It works fine. Good luck
  15. Set your memory timing manually. I had windows rebooting when the board had the timings on Auto.
  16. Since I moved to a single 7800 GTX. I haven't had a single crash for over a week now. FEAR, BF2, Painkiller, HL2 all working fine. Man it's been a while. I hope we get a BIOS fix soon.
  17. Also, keep in mind you may need to swap VGA connection to the monitor. In my setup, when SLI was enabled, I had to move from second card, first VGA (as recommended by XFX) to first card, first VGA. Otherwise, I had a black screen everytime Windows started.
  18. Very interesting read, and it explains a lot. Thanks -.-PhanTom-.-
  19. Sorry guys, I was busy with other stuff. The problem, the solution actually, is that I now run a single 7800GTX. I have no interest going back to SLI 6600GT. The single GTX is still 50-60% faster. But when I had SLI set, I had Aperture to Auto (only Auto, and Disable are allowed), and I had the BIOS setup correctly for SLI. I also tried increasing the PCIE bus speed to 102. It didn't help either. The only difference I recognize, in comparison to you guys, is that my 6600s do not have any power connectors on them. That could be why falling back to 11/02 worked with you guys and not here. By the way, I don't know if any of you guys had this problem, but falling back to 11/02 caused my BIOS screen to disappear. I had to use the second card to get to the BIOS. I never had this "issue" with 12/07. Windows would still come up fine and SLI was working. I just had to swap VGA to second card to configure BIOS. Now with a single 7800, I haven't seen the dreaded black screen once. I'm quite satisfied for now, minus a big hole in my wallet. Still, a fix would fantastic. These are SLI boards after all. One pattern I'm noticing: 1. Cards with no power connectors, 6600s, do not seem to get fixed by 11/02 BIOS, at least in my case. 2. PredatorUK, with a 4 pin connector seems to suffer mildly. Still, it could be something else. 3. Cards with proper power connectors seem to be fixed with 11/02. I don't know, just a thought.
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