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  1. Hi,

     

    I am upgrading my case from my Antec DF-85 to the be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 (rev. 2). Thanks for the review red454! :)

     

    This is my setup: https://imgur.com/a/M38r9bj

     

    Please accept my apologies regarding cable management. I promise to do better this time!

     

    Should I buy extra fans (top/bottom) or do I risk messing up airflow with my setup?

    Reference: https://www.overclockersclub.com/vimages/be_quiet_dark_base_pro_900/dbp900fan1.jpg

     

    Specs should be in my signature :)


  2. At this point I'd try to get through to tech support at Asus and see if they can share the hardware part numbers.

     

    On many laptops the wireless card is easily accessible from the bottom of the laptop.  You'll have to find the right cover (likely held in place by a single phillips head screw).  Notice I said "many" and not "all"   :)

     

    If you can access the wireless card you can get part number directly off the card.

     

    As for the PCI Driver - trying installing the Modem Driver and see if the warning goes away.

     

    I'm going to take a stab in the dark, but here is the driver that "may" work with your wired NIC;

     

    http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=13&PFid=5&Level=5&Conn=4&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false

     

    Download and attempt to install driver version 7.078

     

    And I'd use the one that includes the auto installation package;

     

    Win7 and WinServer 2008 R2 Auto Installation Program (SID:1632224)

     

    Where do I get the Modem Driver? There was no modem drivers for Windows 8 or for Windows 7 for my other laptop (F550CC)


  3. Update: LAN apparently worked fine in Ubuntu, so the hardware is definitely there and working. That's good; both the ethernet and wireless controllers work (at least in Ubuntu).

     

    Installing the W8.1 ethernet driver via the setup file gives the same error (and a few more I suspect are related to the fact that I'm not installing it in Windows 8.1).

    Installing the W8.1 ethernet driver via Device Manager (i.e. pointing the wizard to the folder) results in the following error after installation:

     

    sXibCuK.png

     

    The wizard doesn't find anything that it wants to install for the PCI Device or Network Controller.

     

    I tried booting up on the card to find out the exact model etc. so I could find the driver manually for Windows 7;

     

    RvFcjzc.jpg

     

    But that only shows me that it's indeed PCIe. From the shop site it shows that it's Gigabit ethernet, so have narrowed it down to the following;

    http://www.realtek.com.tw/products/productsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=13&PFid=5&Level=5&Conn=4

     

    Should I contact ASUS to have them tell me the exact model number (I assume they can tell me from the model, and if not then at least the serial/series numbers etc. below the laptop etc.) or is there an easy way to find out?

     

    EDIT: I found nothing in the manual about the ethernet or wireless cards.


  4. Hey Brut, I've been thinking about this some more.  There is a fair chance that some of the W8 drivers are also compatible with W7.  If it were me I'd download all of the W8 drivers directly from Asus.  Put them on a thumb drive.  Unzip all the packages and then set the thumb drive aside for now.

     

    Reformat and install fresh copy of W7.

     

    Once that's done plug in thumb drive, open device manager, update drivers for all hardware with yellow exclamation mark..  During the driver installation point the hardware wizard to the files on the thumb drive.  See how many W7 will install using that method.

     

    That may leave you with only a couple devices missing drivers - and you should be able to snag the correct drivers directly from the hardware vendor.

     

    Hmm I haven't got time to reformat and set everything up again (dual boot with Ubuntu, repair boot loader after installing Ubuntu, etc.) since my last semester on my Master's Degree just begin and I am extra busy since I am taking 4 courses the first quarter (instead of the regular 3) to be able to take only 2 the last quarter.

     

    But I'll the W8 LAN, Wireless and Bluetooth drivers now.

     

    EDIT: I should try the W8.1 drivers right? That's more Windows 7 like if you ask me :P


  5. Wow, what a pain in the rear.

     

    What network adapter driver are you using?

     

    I'm thinking part of the problem is the missing PCI driver.  It's possible that your NIC is a PCI device, and since the PCI driver is missing, nothing that relies on the PCI lane for communication will work (or even be seen in Windows).

     

    My first goal would be to resolve the missing PCI driver and go from there.

     

    Now all this is just conjecture on my part..........................  So now guarantees..........................  Unfortunately (and I'm sorry about that).

     

    If all else fails, try to find the exact model number of the wireless and wired network devices and download the hardware drivers directly from the hardware vendor.

     

    Thanks for the reply :)

     

    How do I resolve the PCI driver? I tried right clicking it in the Device Manager and select Update Driver Software but as usual it just says Windows could not find driver software for your device.

    But I think you are right, I tried disabling ethernet in Bios (just tried to focus on getting at least wireless to work) and the PCI Device disappeared from Other Devices in Device Manager.

     

    Finally, how do I find the exact model number of the wireless and wired network devices?

     

    Thanks a bunch :)


  6. Hi again.

     

    I'm having trouble getting LAN and Wireless to work on my Windows 7 installation.

    Wireless works fine in Ubuntu (well sometimes I need suspend it and when I turn it on again it's working (otherwise it says Wi-Fi disabled by hardware switch)), but LAN does not. I had the exact same issues with my F550CC, but everything worked like a charm in Windows 7.

     

    When installing LAN driver in Windows 7 I get the following error message:

     

    NlRHM04.png

     

    I've been googling for a bit and tried various "solutions", including removing battery for 10 minutes (with no power cable) and trying again.

     

    The "solution" where you need to disable Deep Sleep Mode involves going into properties of my network adapter is not even possible for me since there are none. All there is for me is my bluetooth adapter:

     

    awCp3pN.png

     

    Also, there is no light (well I am actually not sure if there are any diodes on my ethernet port) when plugging in the cable.

     

    Does anyone have any ideas?

     

    I should at least be able to get Wireless to work since it works in Ubuntu as well. When installing Ralink Wireless driver no errors occur but no adapter comes up (see above screenshot).

    I've also tried enabling and disabling the LAN and Wireless "hardware switches" in BIOS to no avail.

    Lastly, I've tried right clicking the Network and Ethernet Controllers in Device Manager and click "Update Driver" but the wizard finds nothing - or well it does not have anything to install :P

     

    Something tells me that the network adapters/controllers never "wake up" in Windows, since I need to suspend and open again in Ubuntu to get Wireless to work again (i.e. to get rid of the "Wi-Fi is disabled by hardware switch" message).

     

    Cheers


  7. Here is info on the chipset in that laptop;

     

    http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/chipsets/performance-chipsets/mobile-chipset-hm76.html

     

    And you can download the chipset driver here;

     

    http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/driverdetails?driverid=XVGTM

     

    Or alternatively directly from the Intel Downloads and Support website.  Your choice, but finding the correct chipset driver on the Dell site is easier   :)

     

    Thanks wevs :D


  8. Hi

     

    I just bought a ASUS X552CL laptop and I will be removing Windows 8 (I know the procedure) to get dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu.

    For my previous laptop (ASUS F550CC) there was Windows 7 drivers at the support section, but there is not for this laptop.

    So, I need to figure them out manually.

     

    There are only two drivers that trouble me;

    Intel INF Driver Update;

    There are two versions (at the Intel Download Center).

    One says: "Primarily for Intel


  9. Well it looks like he upgrades fairly often (gpu wise anyway) so I'd say the 2 GB card.

     

    Hehe, well if every 2 years is often, okay :P

     

    Actually, it's not really an upgrade, rather - his GPU has been overheating for some months now (90-100*C), and we never managed to stop it from overheating (got him a very nice case with nice cooling), so now what I think is happening is that degradation or something is happening; 60% of the time his fps drops to 3 or so.

     

    I know it would probably have been the best idea to change the thermal paste on it, but he didn't want me to "cut open" his card lol... so this is how it ends

    His processor is not overheating, so I don't think that was the problem, but a GPU overheating for months can't end good?


  10. Because of the name of my previous topic and the subforum it was posted in, my questions had been misunderstood - so I will continue in the appropriate subforum and with a suiting title for my current question

     

    As seen from the previous topic,

    http://forums.overclockersclub.com/index.php?showtopic=193270

    My friend wanted the GTX 680 and we have narrowed it down to two options (he is not an overclocker and prefers to buy his cards factory overclocked)

    1201Mhz 2GB version or 1006MHz 4GB version

    http://www.edbpriser.dk/hardware/grafikkort.aspx?nf=strmatrix4%3a%5e%22NVIDIA+GeForce+GTX+680+%C2%A40.0000000000%22%24%5bMultiValSep%5d%C2%A7&qt=Fql

     

    Which one is best for 1920x1080?

     

    As always - It's not a matter of "680 is overkill for games nowadays", it's a matter of "I want to beat my friend in benchmarks"

     

    If needed, his specs;

     

    MBD: Gigabyte EP43-S3L socket LGA775 1600MHz FSB

    CPU: Intel Core2Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz w/ stock cooler

    GPU: Gigabyte GV N470SO-13I

    PSU: Cooler Master GX RS-650-ACAA-E3

    RAM: 4x 2048MB Kingston HyperX PC2-6400 800Mhz DDR2 (6-6-6-18)

    SSD: Kingston SSDNOW! V100 128GB (Yes, I sold my SSD to him since I wanted an OCZ Vertex 3 240GB )

    HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F1 Desktop Class HD753LJ 750 GB

    MON: Samsung SyncMaster P2270 21.5 inch @ 1920x1080

    CAS: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I

    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64


  11. Thanks!

     

     

    Alright, I will tell him he has a buyer if he intends to make a larger upgrade, while he is at it ;)

    But I don't know if it will work out if you live in the US, because of the shipping costs, but I don't really know - I've just been told never to buy stuff from US (amazon.com in particular), because of the customs/duties (not sure if correct word)... But I have no idea how private sales work to US

     

    I just realized he has two options with a GTX 680 - 2GB or 4GB version

    Now, he doesn't want to overclock it, so he prefers to buy them factory overclocked.

    Anyways, he can get the 2GB version with up to 1201MHz clock or the 4GB version with 1006MHz clock;

    http://www.edbpriser.dk/hardware/grafikkort.aspx?nf=strmatrix4%3a%5e%22NVIDIA+GeForce+GTX+680+%C2%A40.0000000000%22%24%5bMultiValSep%5d%C2%A7&qt=Fql

    I don't even know if he wants to pay 4500DKK, since he told me he was gonna buy for 3000-4000DKK, but since he is at work now I mght as well ask what is best at 1920x1080

     

    Btw, it's not a matter of "Getting a 680 for 1080p is overkill", it's a matter of "I want to beat you in benchmarks" :P

    He wants the 680 because he knows it's better than my 6950 CF lol

     

    UPDATE: He is willing to pay 4500DKK if it's better, so we wait in patience :P

     

    bump


  12. The motherboard doesn't even support SLI, so the point is kind of moot. My Q9450 is still doing well in games, and shouldn't bottleneck a GTX 680.

    Thanks!

     

    Hey by any chance, if you do upgrade your proc/MB, let me know. Id be interested in taking the processor/MB off your hands :). The girl friend needs her own build.

    Alright, I will tell him he has a buyer if he intends to make a larger upgrade, while he is at it ;)

    But I don't know if it will work out if you live in the US, because of the shipping costs, but I don't really know - I've just been told never to buy stuff from US (amazon.com in particular), because of the customs/duties (not sure if correct word)... But I have no idea how private sales work to US

     

    I just realized he has two options with a GTX 680 - 2GB or 4GB version

    Now, he doesn't want to overclock it, so he prefers to buy them factory overclocked.

    Anyways, he can get the 2GB version with up to 1201MHz clock or the 4GB version with 1006MHz clock;

    http://www.edbpriser.dk/hardware/grafikkort.aspx?nf=strmatrix4%3a%5e%22NVIDIA+GeForce+GTX+680+%C2%A40.0000000000%22%24%5bMultiValSep%5d%C2%A7&qt=Fql

    I don't even know if he wants to pay 4500DKK, since he told me he was gonna buy for 3000-4000DKK, but since he is at work now I mght as well ask what is best at 1920x1080

     

    Btw, it's not a matter of "Getting a 680 for 1080p is overkill", it's a matter of "I want to beat you in benchmarks" :P

    He wants the 680 because he knows it's better than my 6950 CF lol

     

    UPDATE: He is willing to pay 4500DKK if it's better, so we wait in patience :P


  13. So my mate wants the GTX 680 (unless there is a better single-card solution, not more expensive)

     

    But now I am wondering if his processor is fast enough - I remember when I went from my 5870 to 6950 CF, my old C2D was too slow

     

    Here are his system specs

     

    MBD: Gigabyte EP43-S3L socket LGA775 1600MHz FSB

    CPU: Intel Core2Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz w/ stock cooler

    GPU: Gigabyte GV N470SO-13I

    PSU: Cooler Master GX RS-650-ACAA-E3

    RAM: 4x 2048MB Kingston HyperX PC2-6400 800Mhz DDR2 (6-6-6-18)

    SSD: Kingston SSDNOW! V100 128GB (Yes, I sold my SSD to him since I wanted an OCZ Vertex 3 240GB :P)

    HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F1 Desktop Class HD753LJ 750 GB

    MON: Samsung SyncMaster P2270 21.5 inch @ 1920x1080

    CAS: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I

    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64


  14. ASUS provides 3 ways of updating BIOS

     

    ASUS Update: Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.

    ASUS EZ Flash 2: Updates the BIOS using a USB flash drive.

    ASUS BIOS Updater: Updates and backups the BIOS in DOS environment using the

    motherboard support DVD and a USB flash disk drive.

     

    Is it safe to do it in Windows or should I do it with a USB or DVD?


  15. What I think he's saying is since there's an intake grill on the bottom, the PSU's fan should be facing downwards so as to suck in cold air from below. IMO it'd just suck in dust and clog the PSU instead of drawing in cold air.

     

    If you have the money, you can get the Noctua NF-S12B. They are suspiciously very quiet and moves some air (100m3h which ~60(?) CFM) but are very pricey. Maybe get the CM SickleFlow with high CFMs but not sure about their noise (if they're the same ones installed on the HAF series then they're not particularly quiet but not to the point where it'd bother you IMO)

    May I ask what you'd need the 120mm for? If you plan on using it for bottom intake, make sure that the PSU doesn't obstruct it.

     

    You can't really compare the included 200mm fans that comes with the Overseer since for some reason, Thermaltake doesn't sell them separately and don't provide detailed specifications on them. They do sell 200mm fans but not the same ones as the one used in the Overseer (if you look closely, you'll notice the difference in blade design). IMO it really isn't worth the money and time to get them replaced since you'd most likely not notice the very minor increase.

     

    :cheers:

    Thanks alot, we'll keep the included fans then :D

     

    As for the 120mm fan.. We'll wait till the case arrives so we can see if there's space... if there is space I think I am gonna go with the Silverstones since it has a cfm of 110 (unless, the more cfm does not mean better cooling)


  16. The overseer uses the bottom of the case as an air intake for the psu, must be placed on a hard surface even when the case is placed on the carpet. Eventhough the case feet are looking high I don't know if their will be enough space between the carpet and the case bottom. The case even uses a 120 fan beside the psu which will need the space for air flow.

     

    The front fan is attached to the drive cage which because of this restriction will decrease the air flow, so adding an additional side fan will be of a benefit.

     

    The big boy fan is too loud for this case. A better 200 fan choice is the megaflow 19 db is quiet, but not silent. The fans of the overseer are silent. 120 fan choice SilenX Ixtrema Pro Blæser, or Silverstone FM121 (Sort).

     

    Before adding fans to the case see the temps the case gives at stock cooling, and when more fans are installed the lower temps will justify the purchase.

    The carpet won't be an issue since he will put a plastic mat beneath his new case :P

    Thanks alot for your recommendations! :)

    I think we're going with the Silverstone for 120mm, since it got 110cfm, versus SilenX's best (72cfm)... the higher cfm, the more cooling, right?

     

    "PSUs Have To Face Fan Down" is a Myth IMO. Frankly, I have yet to see a modern 'Quality' PSU overheat or fail due to the fans facing up.

    Personally I like mine facing up for aesthetics.

    Depending on the PSU, the bottom optional intake fans may not be available for use if obstructed by PSU cables (usually non-modular PSUs)

     

    Even the HAF X doesn't have removable HDD cage so it's pretty normal for those 'older' full tower case. Best thing you could do is remove those trays that you're not using.

     

    Just my opinion :cheers:

     

     

    @OP: I thought the Overseer is meant to ship with only two 200mm fans?

    It's not listed in the shop you mentioned but see if you can get one of these Cougar Vortex CF-V12HP. It provides very good airflow, low noise and nice price (at least in the US).

     

    :cheers:

    I think he mant facing up since he said "The overseer uses the bottom of the case as an air intake for the psu", or maybe I am just misunderstanding things?

    And yeah.. sometimes edbpriser can be cryptic when they state what is included.. but I think it will ship with that the official site says (http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model_Specification.aspx?id=c_00001803), so 200mm front, 120mm rear and 200mm top

    The Courgar isn't available in Denmark :(

    BTW: edbpriser is not a shop, it's a site which collects ALL computer hardware sold in Denmark, in one site and lists for each item where it's sold, sorted by price (including delivery/shipping costs)

    Probably the best site I know, so genius :P

     

    EDIT:

    How good are the stock fans compared to the aftermarket ones we're going to buy? Just wondering.. if they are alot better.. perhaps we should just buy two more 200mm and another 120mm and just leave the stock fans alone? :P

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