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  1. Thanks Angry, the hook and wire retention bracket the 975 has worries me with putting an aftermarket cooler on that has the reach of the SLI version. Was thinking it may not be able to hold it down over the die.
  2. As the sig says I'm on 12/1/06. I've been using it since I got the board so I doubt it's the problem, though I guess no harm in trying. Now I have to figure out where the heck I put my one working floppy drive... I'll post back once I find the drive and do the update. FMC, I like the Eddie in the Sig
  3. One of the first things I checked was the bios. But I didn't see a setting to enable / disable it. Which I'll admit confused me as I thought there was one there, but just figured it was my Ultra-D that I was thinking of.
  4. A question for you guys with the TR HR-05 coolers. Would the SLI version have any problems mounting on the 975x/g? I'm forced to go with the SLI version or to turn my HSF and mount the fan on top blowing down twards the graphics card due to the size of the Ultra-120. While the HR-05 SLI looks like it would reach around and sit right near the CPU HSF intake fan and get cooled very well. Thanks!
  5. Actually the 975x/g uses a Realtek chipset for the onboard NIC. At least that's what the DFI site says and I've been using realtek drivers for it. And no dice with reinstalling the drivers. Guess I'll have to RMA it. Anyone know how to set up a RMA though DFI as I'm not seeing anything about it in their support section of the website. Only thing I see that is somewhat close is the tech support email for the San Fran Office. Guess it's time to get another of my computers working so I can keep working while it's off RMAing.
  6. The thing is that Windows doesn't even see it, but it's worth a try. I'll have to use the drivers off the RealTek website as I think I threw out the cd the day I got the board...
  7. Hey all, I think my onboard LAN gave up the ghost but I figured I'd see what you all think. So I got a system freeze and restart while loading up a web page a lil bit ago. Since then there is no wired LAN to turn on in my networking devices section. And there is no unknown pci-e device of any kind so it's not recognised and not installed and it's not installed either. Normally I'd concider getting a pci card and just throwing that in instead of the onboard, but I don't have any free pci slots to do something like that with. And yes I need the wired LAN as well as my wireless so not having it working isn't an option. Anything you can think of to try, or should I RMA it? And if RMA is the way should I go through DFI or NewEgg? EDIT:: I just checked the port itself and the green connect light is lit and the amber activity light it blinking at a regular interval of about 1 second if that means anything. I'm still thinking it's quite dead myself though.
  8. Besides upgrading the video card, if your getting just a little bit of hitching in game. You can always grab coolbits or something and do an easy OC on your current card that very well could eliminate it.
  9. Ok, so I'm looking to start the building of my new pc. I say start as some things I'll be waiting a while to get due to not needing them for current gaming right now. I'm planning on getting the mobo now, the cpu when the 45nm quad cores are out and at decent prices and the gpu's early next year when the new game I'm waiting for comes out. But first I guess I should make sure that the mobo I get will support the 45nm quad core chips. I'm remembering NVidia stating that their chipsets will support them with bios updates from the board manufacturers but I could be off there. Anyone confirm / deny this? But on to boards. I plan on getting a SLI board due to the fact that I mainly play MMO's which have game graphics engines designed to be scalable for years and adding more gpu power can do wonders for being able to turn the graphics up... And I now have a job that pays me enough money that I can do things like that The board doesn't need to have the highest OC potential as I'll also be getting a higher multi chip so that will be less of an issue and all. I'm looking at 4 boards. Some are the 650i SLI boards which only have 8x pci-e lanes which may be an issue down the road as I try to not upgrade my cpu / mobo for as long as possible while just upgrading the graphics system if needed. They are: ABIT Fatal1ty FP-IN9 SLI - Which has a nice color scheme and price. Mainly I like the look GIGABYTE GA-N650SLI-DS4 - All solid caps, 2 usable pci slots when using SLI and a brand I know and like. Foxconn N68S7AA-8EKRS2H - Don't they make the reference boards for NVidia? It also has all solid caps and no annoying heatpipe coolers on the NB / SB. DFI LP UT NF680I LT SLI-T2 - I like DFI boards, but this one has me perplexed. It's not using solid caps, and has the retarded hook clip for the NB heatsink. However I do like the LanParty look and it would have 2 usable pci slots with SLI going on. They all seem like decent boards, and should fit my needs well (Except perhaps the dual 8x ones if newer cards need more than 8x to run at full speed). Even though I would like two pci slots when using sli for sound and wireless, but I can get usb wireless or something. So I'm sitting here wondering if it would be worth spending the extra $ to go above the 650i or to get the DFI over the Foxconn. Or heck I could just get an eVGA like everyone else, though I like the solid caps on the Foxconn. So I need some help deciding on a board. And just to be sure, has anyone heard of NVidia releasing a new chipset anytime this year? As if they are it would almost make more sense to hold off until then I would think? And thanks much for advice and the like!
  10. AnUknownSource actually posted the thing that came to mind to me as well. It's the closest I've seen to the stuff on your psu.
  11. You do realize that 30c is only 86f? That would be 10f over the ambient you mentioned or 6c. I don't think that's going to happen with air or water.
  12. A Trio 650 should be able to put out more than enough power for your setup even if you had a GTX in it. So I'd guess it was the card not the PSU. Perhaps you should give reseating the card a try if you haven't already.
  13. If they did, they failed to mention that they did... Other than a Sandra and Cinebench benchmark which I don't think qualifies as stability
  14. That could be causing the problem, but at least it doesn't look like they leaked. You could try pushing them back down onto the board and see if that fixes it? And if your good with a soldering iron or know someone that is, you can replace them (Or see if a local electronics repair place would do it for a decent price). While I wouldn't say for sure that's the problem, it does make sense that it would be.
  15. You should be able to just transfer all your bios settings to another Ultra-D and pop the old HDD's in and not have to do anything. So as Angry said, unless you need the features just get another Ultra-D.
  16. I had the feeling that would be the case. Oh well, I can always slap a red fan on a HR-03+
  17. Ok, so I'm going to be switching out a bunch of my system components as a friend is buying them. And for a while I've been planning on making a SFF system in a TT LanBox. It's a nice case and I love the handle, but I'm starting to wonder if it would be a better idea to go with a full size. With a full size I'd have better cooling in the case and a larger choice of HSFs for the CPU as well as the ability to use things like the ThermalRight HR05+ for my video card. And the boards have lower memory dividers so I'd be able to get a bit higher clock on the cpu. If I had more money I'd grab a e6600 or q6600 and not worry about lower fsb speeds, but I'd rather spend more of the $ I do have on a graphics card than the cpu. And I had convinced myself that a few hundred mhz on the cpu won't really matter that much (And in all reality I doubt it will) but I want to hit 3.0GHz, sure I don't need it, but I want it... You guys know what I'm saying So my choice is portability (As some months I LAN every weekend this would be great) or more space / better clocks and cooling. And if graphics cards get any longer I wouldn't be able to fit them in the LanBox, heck a 8800GTX would require the removal of the hard drive cage to fit in it. I'd love having a more portable computer but I also love my OCing so it's being a very tough decision currently. If I thought I'd ever use SLI or more drives it'd be much easier to decide but I only game at 1680x1050 I doubt it'll be needed till I upgrade my monitor in like 5 years when the prices on 30" displays comes down. So I could use some help talking myself into picking one, thanks for the help
  18. Ok, so I love the VF900 style coolers for their looks. And if I'm remembering correctly a x1950XTX draws less power as a 8800GTS so I figure they have around the same TDP (If not lower for the 8800). So since the VF900's worked well for the x1950's would they work for the 8800's as well? I could see the mounting holes perhaps being off, but cooling wise from what I'm thinking about TDP they should be fine? I haven't seen any reviews talk about using them or anything, but in theory (Or in fact if anyone knows of someone doing it) would it work? I'll admit it's more for the look than better cooling ability as I love the silver and red of the Fatality version
  19. If you have room you can put it so the fins are on the back side of the card so it won't block any slots. Most of the reviews I've read have tried it both ways and gotten similar temps.
  20. Perhaps it's just me, but graphics have grown on me over the years MUD's were cool back in the day though
  21. The G15 is nice with the LED's and all. But I don't think I'd call it a gaming keyboard unless you mainly play games that require macros. The media functions are nice, the display is cool depending on if the game your running supports it which very few do or if they do they give you useless info / you have something in the background that is useful and supports it like FRAPS or WinAmp. The LED's are great if you are in a room with low ambient light. And the macro keys are great if you play MMO's and the like. There are keyboards out there with key layouts made for reaching commonly used keys in fps gaming. So if you mainly do fps stuff, I'd say get a cheap keyboard with LED's and a gaming sidepad or a more fps oriented keyboard.
  22. Yeah, same as the volt mod to my GS which I never get around to doing While thinking about that, it may be my best bet if I can't get the 8800 as it should overpower an x1950 once voltmodded. Thanks for reminding me of that one Unfortunately I refuse to buy used gear anymore unless it's from someone I personally know, as I've had some problems with things I've gotten in the past.
  23. King that was the card I was looking at myself. And Dan, that's what I've been wondering as well. With my current OC I get performance around that of a stock 7950GT so I figure that I'll get at least a bit better performance with a card that is better to start with. With the other things I'm selling I may be able to get a 8800GTS 320, but I'd have to use one of my existing cases for the time being or go with a cheaper CPU than I was looking at getting. I was going to go for a e6420 until the price on quads dropped. But I could go with one of the new super budget 1mb cache chips which may be the way to go anyways since I'm looking at upgrading to a quad by the end of the year. And since I really only use the cpu power for gaming (for this computer, my dvr would notice a difference which is what I'm going to put the cpu into when I get a quad but even there my old 939 system does everything fast enough), I doubt I'd see a real difference between 2.2/5 and 2.9 (mATX board I'm getting only has the 667 and 800 ram dividers) while I would see a difference between my current card and a 8800.
  24. Ok, I know I could spend more and get an 8800GTS 320. But well, currently I don't think I'll have the extra $ for a while. A friend offered to buy my current card, so I figured I'd see what you guys thought about what to get in it's place. I could also keep the card as it OC's quite well and is pretty speedy. But for a bit more $, I could get a 7950GT, 8600GTS or x1950XT. Now I'm pretty sure the 1950 should be a bit faster than the 7950? But where does the 8600 fall in? While DX10 isn't overly important to me, it would be kinda nifty to have though I wonder how well the 8600 will do in DX10 apps. I know I won't be getting a massive performance upgrade like I would if I got an 8800, but something a bit better is still a bit better and will last me a bit longer. And yes if I manage to get the extra $ I will be getting an 8800GTS 320. However I want to know what to get if I don't (As that seems more likely). Thanks in advance.
  25. No prob, if it were UV reactive it'd be that much better, but I doubt it is I may pick one up to fix my other old graphics card that is using the "fan pointed at cooler" that I currently am. Though the shipping being almost as much as the fan hurts... The egg needs to fix their shipping prices...
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