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  1. In addition to the "failure when resuming from standby" that's in the other thread, I just noticed that the onboard ethernet is dropping packets. If I switch to a PCI NIC, there are no drops, so it's not the rest of the connection. Is anyone else seeing this or have any idea what could be causing it? (And those of you who want to say it's because my power supply is insufficient, I've tried with an Enermax 495 one, too, and nothing changed.)
  2. Nope, not for me. Still get failures about 1/3-1/2 the times, usually fixable by unplugging the cable or by standby/resume once again.
  3. I experience this, too. However, I can usually get it working again by just going into/out of standby again. But it is pretty annoying. There looks to be an updated Realtek driver at http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downlo...3&GetDown=false. One of the fixes appears to be "fix unlink problem when wake up from S3/S4... looks promising. I'll try it now.
  4. I have the same problem with an Antec P180 case. I have connected the actual audio outputs correctly, what I'm wondering is if there's a need for the "presence" pin to be pulled low for the mobo to recognize something's hooked up, or to do something with the jack sense? Has anyone successfully gotten the front panel connectors to work? If so, can you outline what you did?
  5. Yeah it's stock and apart from cranking the e6400 up to 3Ghz or so, I think I'll keep it that way. I know how the power draw goes up, and I like my computer quiet. Cooling mega-hundred watts from superclocked machines is not going to be quiet...
  6. Just measuring the system power draw with an AC power meter when running e.g. 3dmark06. This comes out to peak 230W, *0.8 to account for PSU efficiency, /12 to get total system current on 12V. This is an approximation, but should be pretty close to truth. I'm not overclocking the card, maybe that's the difference? Or does 3dmark not stress it fully? How did you measure 25A for the card?
  7. I acknowledge that I went out of my way to sound snotty after the first round of condescending answers to questions I hadn't asked. I'm sorry for that. I don't claim to know the answers, but I do claim to know when answers are for questions I didn't ask. My original post did not say "hey guys I have this psu do you think it's sufficient", I asked why PSU recommendations make no sense given my personally observed power draw. If you go back through the posts, I hope you agree that no replies pertained to my actual question except the one from davidhammock200.
  8. This is making me annoyed. If it's not clear to people yet: I ASKED A QUESTION == I am listening to people and want to be educated. But noone seems to be willing to answer the question I asked. Possible sample answers: * Because PSU manufacturers vastly overstate the usable wattage of their PSUs. * Because even below rated load, voltage regulation suffers and can cause problems. * Because GPU power draw has short, high-current spikes that can go above PSU capacity even if average load is well below rated. * Because there are bad PSUs out there and in order to avoid dealing with people having problems with them, we just tell everyone to get a huge one so this won't be a problem. * Because total wattage is not relevant, 12V current capacity is and this is much lower. These are the kinds of answers I would have liked to receive. I'm disappointed that the discussion here is not at a more mature, professional level. FYI an interesting article that talks about PSUs and system current draws in a detailed fashion: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article265-page1.html
  9. I thank you all for pointing out the recommendations... I already KNOW the recommendations, I was asking WHY a >500W PSU is recommended when I've MEASURED my system and it doesn't use more than 180W. (The S12-380 isn't even working hard -- the fan isn't ramped up and the exhaust is barely warm. If you read my post my power draw can not possibly be more than ~15A on the 12V rail regardless of what DFI or ATI says.) I'm not second guessing, I'm asking for an explanation, not "I'm sure DFI know better than u, they built the board" pointless comments. (And for the record, I'm willing to bet that I know more about electronics, heat and power than you do... I just don't feel the need to have a bigger... PSU than you. ) /Patrik
  10. Hi, I don't understand these outrageous recommendations for power supplies. With my setup (e6400 + x1900xt) I've seen a maximum AC power draw of ~230W. If the PSU is 80% efficient, this means 184W DC power. Even if ALL of this is on the 12V rail, that's only 15A. Since the Conroe's TDP is 65W, let's say that 65W of this is CPU, 20W is HD/mobo/other stuff and everything else (~100W) is the graphics card. If I were to slap in another x1900 to run Crossfire, that might bring the power draw up to <~300W which *might* begin to hit the 12V limit on my S12-380, but not much higher. Even if there are short-term peaks in power higher than what I see, I don't understand why there are recommendations to use 500-600-700W power supplies. It seems ridiculously overdimensioned and will just lead to PSUs that work out of their efficiency range (not to mention are expensive), when a good quality 400W PSU which can deliver rated load with good regulation should be able to handle the vast majority of systems. What am I missing here?
  11. Ok, problem solved. Clearing the CMOS for a couple of minutes fixed the problem. Now writing this from the problem machine. Sorry to bother everyone.
  12. Our network uses a couple of switches and a linux box for routing, but I'm pretty sure the network's not the problem since when I switch cables with the other machine on my desktop both cables work in that machine and none in this one. Besides, the problem is not the connectivity, it's the link detection. I'm unable to hook this computer up to the router (it's inaccessible), but the cable should be detected just by using a functional hub.
  13. Hi, Today the ethernet on my 4-day old 975X/G stopped working. It's been fine until today, when it suddenly started saying "cable unplugged". I've tried several cables that work on other machines, so I know the cables are not the problem. I've also tried un-and-reinstalling the Realtek Ethernet drivers (v 5.638.1116.2005 from the mobo CD) and done a windows repair, to no avail. I believe the problem started after the machine refused to come out of standby. When the pwr button was pushed, the power came on, HD spun up, etc, but the monitor did not wake up and nothing happened forcing a hard shutdown. I think the network never worked after that. I also recently uninstalled the "Q-o-S packet scheduler" for the ethernet interface. Thinking that might be the problem, I reinstalled it, but it did not make a difference. Any ideas about what could be causing this? Did the board just die or are there things to try? Thanks, /Patrik
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