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Just a slight break from the current discussion, but Infinity motherboard related nonetheless; has anyone on the Street had a look at the Rev 2 board of the 975X/G yet? Does DFI plan on releasing it anytime soon? I am planning a new build for a friend who wants to build an intensive graphic-editing machine and I told her the best motherboard is the Infinity (Rev2) paired with a Extreme X6800 and 4gigs RAM (OCZ2P800R22GK x 2) and a GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card. She has the money to burn and I want to build it for her (plus take it for a spin around the track before I take it to her :P ) I just need to know when the new board might be on the shelves or at least on the Egg. Anyone?

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I'm still learning this board as I go. I took my DFI m/b installation cd, wrote down all of the driver files on it and then went searching. Intel has drivers they released in November (and they are Vista ready - so they say). I downloaded the majority of my drivers right there. The remainder I got from DFI's Taiwan sight. LAN driver came directly from Realtek.

 

Just got my Infinity 975X/G, E6600, and Mushkin memory today in the mail. Curiously, did you need an F6 SATA driver diskette for installing Windows on one of the normal SATA ports (1-4) or is this only needed for the eSATA port?

 

Thank you for any input!

 

EDIT: Also, is this the correct driver that you used for the Realtek NIC?

http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downlo...3&GetDown=false

 

EDIT 2: Sorry, checked the manual. Showed the TRL8111B NIC model and found on Reatek's site.

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Any need to apply the Microsoft dual core hotfix on the Intel based boards running dual core Conroes? I haven't, and haven't noticed any ill effects so far.

 

Just curious what anyone elses thoughts or experiences are with this?

 

I have done many cpu benchmarks before and after i applied the hotfix. Yes it does make a difference. Although I believe it should be bundled with windows updates now.

 

I do 3 things with this hotfix:

1) Install the hotfix, and choose to restart later

2)enter the following into the registry:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerThrottle]

"PerfEnablePackageIdle"=dword:00000001

3) add "/usepmtimer" to the boot.ini file example:

[boot loader]

timeout=30

default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0 )partition(1)WINDOWS

[operating systems]

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partiti on(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /bootlogo /usepmtimer

 

Once you restart you should see a relatively signifigant difference. From what I understand this essentially enables Full support for multiple cores in 32-bit WinXP.

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I was wondering,

Does it matter what revision of this motherboard I purchase? I have the opportunity to snag one for less than $120 but its Rev 1. What do you think?

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I have done many cpu benchmarks before and after i applied the hotfix. Yes it does make a difference. Although I believe it should be bundled with windows updates now.

 

I do 3 things with this hotfix:

1) Install the hotfix, and choose to restart later

2)enter the following into the registry:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerThrottle]
"PerfEnablePackageIdle"=dword:00000001

3) add "/usepmtimer" to the boot.ini file example:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0 )partition(1)WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partiti on(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /bootlogo /usepmtimer

Once you restart you should see a relatively signifigant difference. From what I understand this essentially enables Full support for multiple cores in 32-bit WinXP.

 

Thanks AO. I may give it a go. I'll check my Windows updates for Hotfixes first and see if it was downloaded with a normal Windows update following my last format and re-install.

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I was wondering,

Does it matter what revision of this motherboard I purchase? I have the opportunity to snag one for less than $120 but its Rev 1. What do you think?

 

I've got the revision 1 board and I'm completely happy with it. For $120 bills I don't think you can go wrong.

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hi all i just got this mb and a q6600.

 

i run 333 fsb all volt stock.

 

to get higher i need more power

what volt do i need to set and to what.

i cool with air cooler.

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