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  1. I ordered True Image. I need to get to BB before the sale is over. That would possibly be tomorrow.
  2. I tried one time to back up the complete system with XP's built in back up program. It didn't work out as planned. I don't know if it's an adequate program, or if it's that & my lack of knowledge about back ups. I was thinking about this program http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/ & getting a large external hard drive http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?sk...d=1164155963918to back up all of the systems from time to time. Do you think this would fit my needs?
  3. I really didn't want to wipe the HD clean. I'll try a reinstall that keeps the files & programs I have intact. It's almost 8 years worth of stuff. I did download 120.02, but got the same results as before. Guess I'll have to find that Window XP CD. Thanks for the tip on the signature.
  4. It's the same story with the newest download. Is there any chance the drivers on Nvidia's site could be corrupt?
  5. I tried to reload the drivers & I'm still having the same issues. I then deleted the download. I will download the drivers again, delete the currently loaded ones, & reinstall the newly downloaded ones.
  6. I rebooted a few times & the single card is doing fine. I have just reinstalled the 2nd video card. On reboot XP does not give a message that SLI can be enabled. I right clicked on the desktop, clicked on properties, & then clicked on settings. Screen resolution was low & color quality was 8 bit. I changed the resolution to 1280x1024 & color to 32 bit. I then hit the advanced tab, & the Nvidia control panel popped out from the left side. But then something freaky happened. It disappeared & XP's control panel froze. It would not close by hitting the X, or with control, alt, delete. Windows task manager didn't recognize it as running or not responding. When I went into the XP control panel system, hit the system icon, hardware, & device manager, the 2nd card did not have the yellow exclamation point the 1st card does. I rebooted the system & now the 2dnd card does have the exclamation point. IE7 doesn't stutter, but it seems to scroll slower than it should. The other thing is when dragging something like the system properties box across the desktop, it doesn't do so as smoothly as it should.
  7. I removed the drivers using XP's control panel, then shut off the system. I pulled the slave card & bridge. I rebooted, but could not F8 in to safe mode. When XP booted I used Drive Cleaner Pro to remove the leftovers from XP & the registry, then shut down. On reboot I loaded the 93.71 drivers. It seems to be working properly now with one video card. No more stuttering while scrolling IE7. When I go in to the device manager, there is a yellow exclamation point next to the 7600GT in display adapters, & one next to the Ugur micro-processor in system devices. There is also a yellow question mark next to mass storage controller in other devices. Lastly, there are red X's next to direct parallel & WAN miniport in network adapters. Any ideas if some of these are Nvidia related?
  8. I've been having this recurring problem with getting XP Home Edition to recognize a SLI set-up, & to get the control panel to load. I had an older Asus board with a physical SLI bridge & a pair of 6600GT's. No matter what drivers I used, no SLI, & no Nvidia control panel. There was also stuttering when trying to scroll IE7. I replaced the old board with an Abit AN8 32-SLI. Nothing changed. One of the 6600GT's later died, so I swapped both out for a set of 7600GT's. I figured that a dieing 6600GT may have been the problem all along. Nothing changed again. So, I have the same problem, no SLI, & no Nvidia control panel. Most of the system has changed recently. The only thing that remained the same is the PSU, & the hard drive. Any suggestions? I'm frustrated.
  9. It looks like I was fortunate enough to get memory, cpu, & motherboard that were all above average. This is the 1st time that I've ever been able to replicate or exceed someone's results. I've lost count on how many builds I've done over the last 7-8 years, but it's in the 9-10 range. I'm very happy with the results. The only other thing I could do is improve the cooling, but I'm not sure I would gain anything other than lower the temperature. Now I need a good overclocking guide for the DDR2 system.
  10. I got the system up & running a few days ago. Unfortuately I had to remove the CM Stacker side 80mm intake fan & bracket because it was hitting the Freezone aluminum plate. It works as advertised.
  11. I don't know. How can I check? I ordered them from NewEgg & was not aware that there were choices. I have to swap video cards out of that rig in to an Abit AN832-SLI later this week so I can check when I'm in there.
  12. I'm looking to find an overclocking guide for AM2, DDR2, & the NF590. I have an Abit AN9 32-SLI that I am currently working on. There are some terms in the BIOS related to DD2 that are different than DDR.
  13. I'll try to help you with the limited ability I have, & unfamiliarity with the DFI BIOS. FSB Bus Frequency - 200 = HTT ( I hit 325. YMMV.) LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio = 3x or 4x. Try the lower value first. CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio = 166 DRAM Voltage Control = 2.8v DRAM Frequency Set = Manual CAS Latency Control (Tcl) = 2.5 RAS# to CAS# delay (Trcd) = 4 Row precharge time (Trp) = 4 Min RAS# active time (Tras) = 10 Command Per Clock (CPC) = 1T We have the same memory, I'm stating what worked for me, our motherboards are different.
  14. I never had the board you do, but a few suggestions. Do read the OC guide(s). Memory voltage @ 2.8v. HTT multiplier function at 3 initially. Memory divider at 166 possibly 133. That should allow you to push the HTT above 250.
  15. The set I have is the 2x1Gb. I've got it running 325MHz @ 2.8v, which is well over the rated speed. I have had much more success with these than with the highly touted OCZ PC4800 DDR.
  16. I wiggled a very wide screwdriver in the slot & managed to open it up a hair. Enough to make it work correctly. The only problem now is that only 2 of the 4 screws that mount the whole assembly to the case are long enough. A couple more screws included with the mounting hardware would help out a lot.
  17. In this picture it sure looks like the retention brackets fall right in to the cross cut out.
  18. There's a cross cut in the middle of the Fluid Heat Exchanger that 2 retention bars go in to to hold everything in place. The 1st retention bar, doesn't matter which one I choose, for AM2 doesn't even go an 1/8 of the way in to the cut out. Shouldn't the 1st bar hit the bottom of the cut out, so that the 2nd one can also follow it in to the cut out? I really don't want to start prying on the FHE with a screwdriver for fear of breaking it. Has anyone else had the same problem? How did you solve it? The reviews make it seem like it's a 5 minute job.
  19. None of the coolers Compusa has for $40 is any better than the stock HSF. Looks like you'll have to add another $20 if you can swing it: http://snipurl.com/1k3t4
  20. Here's a couple of reviews, the 1st uses a DFI board: http://insanetek.com/content/view/151/27/1/2/ http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=3526
  21. This is some of the best memory I have ever used. It OC's well above rated spec. Try giving it more voltage. I read a review where they used 3.1v to max it out. I don't really understand what the majority of the settings in the BIOS do, but I'm using [email protected] on an Asus board with amazing results. I also have a CoolIt Ram Fan attached to it.
  22. I screwed up when playing with the BIOS on the A8N32-SLI. There's an over-volt option that I had enabled that adds .2v to what I selected in the BIOS. I had it set for 1.45v & it was showing 1.65v, enough to raise the idle temperature 10c. It's back to a 30c idle temperature @ 2.95GHz. No need to replace the cooler now.
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