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  1. So does this occur for ATI and nVidia alike...meaning it is how PCIe is initailized? Cause my 9800xt (AGP) on my old system did not flicker. Thanks
  2. Pine is another good one, this is an oldschool unix command line type of program which is used in such programs as PuTTy. It allows the usage of SSH which is nice. I wouldn't recommend this over the ones mentioned if you like pictures and a pretty GUI as PINE is text based.
  3. Well I am not sure what IrP stands for but "stack" generally refers to a type of memory managment system that avoids the use of registers. So this is probably an error referring to a specific storage mechanism. As for 333 and 400...DDR400 (aka PC3200) does not mean 400MHz per module, it refers to both modules operating in dual channel. Thus 200MHz+200MHz=400MHz which is DDR400. I am not sure where you are reading "333MHz" but if you got that from CPU-Z and you are running in dual channel then that means you are effectively running DDR666 (which I dont think you are). If I were to guess where you read that, it was at POST, but you missread it. It probably says DDR333. If you are running in Dual Channel then your modules are each running at 166.5MHz which is more likely the case. I am not too familiar with that board but you can try changing your Tref for your DRAM to 2064 (the second one in the list). I say this because I had the same problem with my board. Also, if you dont have CPU-Z I would suggest you download it can take the RAM SPD values listed in that program and set your BIOS to those, some mobos will set the memory to other values if under AUTO which can create problems such as yours.
  4. Your question is somewhat vague... If you're asking for a program that can monitor temps of your CPU without it causing you to crash, then you should stick with the one that comes with the mobo drivers called, SmartGuardian. I have tried other programs such as speedfan that upon execution will crash my computer and I have to turn off my PSU inorder for the computer to restart. If this doesnt answer what you are asking, please clarify...
  5. Yes, it happens at any instance that the CCC is loaded up. I guess hearing the word "normal" is good news...well kinda good news
  6. Wow i guess mine runs hot then...idle its about 50-60C and load its 80C. I dont know how big of a difference their is between xt and xtx (I thought it was only 50MHz on memory and 25MHz on clock) but thats a huge difference in temps. I wouldn't say it is my cooling as I have a very solid fan cooling system and my CPU idles at 29-39C. Am I missing something here? Also while talking about temps what should the chipset be running at? Mine is about 49-51C
  7. That ATI SB Driver helped A LOT! I didnt think it would have that much of an effect my Read speeds increased by about 20MB/S for the sizes from 64kb to 1024kb. Before After I would have liked to have seen a boost in the lower sizes, but I am pleased with the outcome.
  8. I am not sure if this is a normal thing seen in PCIe or what (since this is my first mobo with express) but when I load my computer up and it gets to the part where the windows boot screen appears with the scrolling bar the screen flashes. It flashes about 3-5times from that point and all the way to when I can almost start to actually use my computer to access my apps. This also occurs when I load up the ATI CCC (it flickers once). Does this happen to anyone else; or for that matter, does it happen to anyone else with the x1900xtx or x1900 series? It didnt bug me that much before and it still doesnt bug me much now, but I like to have my computers running smoothly and all polished up.
  9. I decided to look for the Rev of my board today and I CANT FIND IT... I see a sticker that says "WARRANTY VOID IF REMOVED" and then a barcode and numbers which look like a serial number for my mobo (nothing that indicates the Rev such as the presence of the letter R). The only thing I see that looks like a rev number is on my audio module it shows R A00 at the end of a sequence of characters. Is this refering to the module itself, or is it actually for the mobo? I looked thoroughly though my mobo for the rev and dont see anything that implies the revision of the mobo directly. Mine must be "Rev Ub3r 1337" I am probably just a newb
  10. If the program features a partitioning resizing tool then the data will not be lost. But if what you are trying to accomplish requires you to delete the partition for the MBR then that data will be rendered useless. But as you mentioned, if you are just trying to partition some extra space that wasnt partitioned before then you wont lose any data, this can be simply performed by using a program that uses FDISK such as the Windows CDs.
  11. What sata ports are you currently using and how are they currently configured in the BIOS? Also do you have a usb keyboard and mouse? If so are usb kb and mouse options enabled or disabled in your BIOS? Try setting them to the other value if applicable.
  12. I also ran that raid benchmark program; I found that my write speeds are rediclously high in comparision to my read speeds and the ones you guys have posted...I really only care about the read speeds; do you have any suggestions on fix this issue? I would post my results but I am writing this between classes (just got out of a signals and systems 2 exam, yuck! heh), anyways I have two seagate 120GB sata drives on ports 1 and 2 in raid0 using a chunck size of 32kB. Is this an appropriate setup if the primary concern is for gaming and loading windows (i heard that larger chunk sizes increases the speeds but going higher up wastes drive space)? Thanks
  13. PartEd is another linux tool for partitioning that my friend mentioned...completely commandline though. He said it was easy, but he is a linux guru :nod: But with a quick look at there site for it...it doesnt resize ntfs. It is a shame isn't it...that there are so many people out there that make programs free on linux but so few of the windows programers make their code free for windows users...thats why I love dual boot windows and linux cause i can get everything for free on linux and legally
  14. If you know linux, there is a tool in Suse 9.0 that I know of and have used, that can partition ntfs and ext3 (along with other formats). I think it is called Acronis, you can google for Suse (or linux for that matter) and re-partition and you should find some free alternatives. But the best program I know of and have is PartitionMagic by Norton. Very easy and intutive and best of all it is very fast for what it accomplishes.
  15. I bent pins once on my p4 3.0 CPU a couple years back. I managed to repair it myself....but BOOOYYYYY was I sweating golf balls. That certainly is not a confortable posistion to be in. But with steady hands and proper pressure with special tweezers (making sure not to scratch the glod platting, as it will degrade the signal quality) you can fix it. Just take your time; but if there's a store that does that for you locally, I guess that would be the best route.
  16. mmouse was saying that A03 is the lastest rev, you're in good shape dont worry BTW, I thought Crossfire mode allowed the two cards to operate independantly of eachother so the slave doesnt get clocked down and operates at its own frequency. I thought I read that somewhere...I probably miss-read it.
  17. I know there is a suggested PSU list somewhere in this forum but I couldnt find it... My PSU is also an Enermax but I have absolutely no problems with it and this board. Which series is it?
  18. just to check...did you try putting the 4-pin cpu power connector in the other set of 4? Some mobos can be picky about this; I am not sure about this as my cpu likes to use dual +12v rails
  19. RAID... If you are doing an Windows XP install you shouldnt need any drivers or disks for the HDDs to work (as far as I am aware). Raid 0, aka a striped set, is taking two harddrives and making them essentially one, this is done by formating the disks with common sectors and the data/files are broken into chunks of data that are shared between the drives. Ideally this will increase read and write speeds to the harddrives but at the cost of security. What I mean by security is, if one of the drives breaks then the RAID 0 is broken and cannot be restored by placing a new harddrive back in, instead you need to reformat again and start over with a fresh install of your OS and all your software. As you may see, this isnt what everyone may want to consider, only do this if you really want the read and write performance, if you dont care about load times of applications then there isnt much benefit. If you dont care about RAID 0 then just simply plug your HDDs into your computer and install windows...very simple How to setup... Well if you have your OS disc handy you just place that in your cd drive and boot off of that disk. To boot off of it, go into BIOS and make the cd drive the primary boot device; save and exit. After that simply follow the instructions that will be presented to you. If RAID 0 is desired make sure you have set that up before hand and the ROMs have been loaded for it so windows install can access the disks correctly. Refer to the mobo manual for more on this. The SATA drive is definately faster, use you IDE as a general storage disk and try to use the sata for things that are demanding and have a lot of data to access; you will notice a huge difference between the two setups. Possible to load drivers without floppy?... I am guessing you are refering to the RAID drivers...I am not positive on this, maybe someone can back me up on this, but I believe you can download the drivers to a usb stick and have the appropriate setting enabled in BIOS that allow usb detection during boot up.
  20. I had a similar problem with this setting before I updated my BIOS. So my guess is, that the BIOS is at fault. You really want to have version 12/23/2005 installed it fixed a lot of the hang-ups encountered. After I flashed I had no problem with enabling/disabling my usb kb and mouse; they worked with either setting... It polished up a lot of other things as well; you will be happy :nod:
  21. Surprised no one said this yet, get the latest BIOS. It fixes A LOT of problems and quite possibly some of them that you are experiencing.
  22. Read Here I haven't had much luck with overclocking it at 1T but I really dont care about 1T so I am doing 2T and that's working out well. I can't give actual results yet as I had to reformat my HDDs so that I could use the SmartGuardian program again. I will try to give some actual results later on when I get things going again. It can handle 1T at DDR400 if thats all you want. Just make sure you specify the tref else it will make the ram operate at 133MHz instead of 200Mhz. As for the RAID controller, I have my two 120GB SATAs on the ATI chip yet I had to use the Sil3114 ROM to make it work, I am not sure if that is the way it works...maybe someone with more knowledge of this board can fill us in on this, I am very curious as well.
  23. hrm...what does UCCC sammy mean? Never heard of it whatever it is...
  24. I run my memory at 2T already and I don't care about the performance boost of the 1T rather have a tradeoff there and increase the frequency with 2T. But do I need to increase the FSB inorder to increase the DRAM frequency? And then lower the ratio between FSB and DRAM so I dont increase my CPU clock too much? This method seemed to work a little last night but I don't want to keep going at it if this is the wrong way to get my ram closer to 250mhz. As I said I am a newb. Thanks for all your suggestion so far, you're all a great help.
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