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  1. I disabled the Sil controller without an issue, you can disable at least that one without disturbing the one in the south bridge.
  2. The board I replaced was a Shuttle AK35GTR, KT266A chipset... so you can see how long it's been since I've done a major upgrade. I've never had these kind of stability problems with any other board... Including all of my Socket 7 boards.
  3. Thanks for the info. I'm going to seriously look into this board. Damn. I'm not looking forward to installing the OS again. I'm way way too nit-picky when i do that. I make a whole lot of customizations in the appearance of WinXP, and dig in deeper with X-Setup Pro.
  4. That's what I was looking for. I'm really only suck on AMD CPU's, i'm not loyal to any one brand for chipset or video cards, just my last few video cards were of the ATI persuasion. Since I'm really new to this Dual-video card thing....... nVidia SLi... only compat with nVidia SLi video cards, I assume? Single PCI-e x16 card can be any brand?
  5. Now, I'm not planning on running SLI or Crossfire, yet, and I have an inexpensive video card... So, that being said... I'm more interested in SATA-II RAID stability. Everyone knows about the issues with the 3200 board. I see this board... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16813136166 ...also looks like something I'd use. I see it uses the same SIL RAID controller as the 3200, which I really wont use anyway, at least not yet. But, I like the vertical RAM configuration, as opposed to the horizontal RAM on other UT boards. So it's either this one, or the 3200 (on newegg, at least). How's the stability of the RAID (chipset raid, not SIL) on this board? Same issues as the 3200, or is it better? Just trying to figure out if I should possibly wait out, and/or continue with the tweaking of my current board, or drop and get this one. Thanks! -Jay
  6. I still use a PS/2 KB and Mouse. I'm not gonna waste a USB port on input devices if I have PS/2 available.
  7. Yea, I have the latest drivers and bios, too. I'm thinking about going back a couple older rev's in the bios to see what happens. I didn't think I'd be stepping in this big of a pile of crap when I got the board, so I didn't pay att'n to the bios version of the board I got from Newegg during that black friday sale. Damn.
  8. Yea yea yea... I got spanked by the admins... Anyhoo, Jumpering to 150 didn't help. I've tried all sorts of BIOS configs, related to the south bridge, and though I don't get the errors every 5 or 10 minutes like some people, I generally get about 3 batches a day (on the weekends when the PC's on most of th eday) of the errors. I can probably live with it until I get another motherboard. Good thing I have a TB of external HDD backup space to image this thing off to.
  9. Last I can figure, Updating to the latest drivers and bios seems to somewhat slow down the erros. Mine don't happen so much anymore, maybe 3 times a day, I get a batch in the event viewer. Still annoying, and not right. I've been googling, reading, searching and tweaking a few bios settings, related to the south bridge, and trying to see if any of them help the issue. So far, it's only made me think i've been doing something positive. I can run for half a day, then i see the HDD LED stay on steady, and the PC freezes. Damn. Ohwell.
  10. Well, I jumpered my drives for SATA150, instead of 300... Trying them for a little while to see if I get any errors. I see I have lost some HDD speed, down to about 100-110 from 125-135 on HD Tune. Dunno if i'll really notice that, but if they don't seem to lock up, I'll notice that
  11. I have seagate 320gb Sata2 16mb 7200rpm drives, i get the errors.
  12. Holy crap. I just registered here, looking for a fix for the problem in this thread. 62 pages is quite a bit to read thru, but I'm building a bunch of notes in notepad to try next reboot. This DFI board is my first 939 board, (got the 3200). I have the Sil controller disabled, since I dont have anything on it, anyway. RAID 0 with two Seagate 7200/16mb SATA2 320gb drives. My prior board was a Shuttle with a KT266A chipset and an Athlon XP 1700 (OC'ed to a 2000 for it's whole life). Yea, big upgrade to an A64 3200. Went cheap with the CPU for now, will go dual core later. I suppose I'll be spending more time on this board now, amongst the half dozen other ones I frequent.
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