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Is any Sub-$120-ish Sound Card REALLY going to be that much of an improvement of the integrated sound option ?

well from this recent review, there is hardly much of a difference between the cheaper sound cards and integrated on the motherboard http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/08/music-to-your-ears-reviewing-asus-budget-xonar-dgx-and-dsx-sound-cards/6/
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I turned it on this morning to play League of Legends and behold, no video; I just played until 2 AM today. So I peer through my mesh side panel to identify the debug code to look at the current status and no debug code. Pressing the reset button on the motherboard does nothing either.

I reset the CMOS.

I went to a bare minimum (Only the Motherboard, CPU and RAM) to test it. Couldn't get any video and still no debug code and various LEDs are on. Based on what the manual that came with my motherboard


The Hard Disk LED is a solid orange. However, the manual states "The LED does not light up when there is no hard drive disk connected to the motherboard".

The CPU_LED and BOOT_DEVICE_LED are solid. According to the manual, there are a series of LEDs near the 24-pin connector that checks the CPU, VGA, RAM and BOOT DEVICE and remain solid until the problem is solved.

The RESET button on the motherboard will also not work once I turn it on, and hope to RESET to just see if it works.

Can't find my stupid MoBo speaker so I may have to pick up a cheap one tomorrow.
Edited by roninmedia - 8/23/12 at 6:21pm
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Originally Posted by illli View Post

well from this recent review, there is hardly much of a difference between the cheaper sound cards and integrated on the motherboard http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/08/music-to-your-ears-reviewing-asus-budget-xonar-dgx-and-dsx-sound-cards/6/

I have read through that article recently myself and it sounds like the xonar dsx is a great upgrade. Read the blind listening tests. Reading through the graphs like I did as well the first time almost leads you to think that there isnt much of a difference but their description of the sounds heard in the music test show that there is a big difference. These benchmarks dont usually show what real world performance will actually be like most things. The one thing I have experience with on this motherboard is that if your using good headphones or a headset it will hold back how loud they will sound, its noticable too. Thats why I got the corsair 1500 and returned the 1300s.

I know with my 5.1 z5500 they used to sound better with my old sound card but that was about 2 years ago. Thats why now that sli I think isnt needed im gonna get a card.
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Could be the missing link... I'll look into it
Edit: Looked around in the BIOS; all I saw was (usb config) USB 3.0 (on), and USB 3.0 legacy (also on); then in onboard devices, Asmedia USB controller was on but USB battery charging was disabled. I saw nothing about USB 'boost'. BIOS 0902.

I thought it was in bios as well, but here is a screen shot of it in AI suite

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Monitoring temps...... gotta question.
Which of the above screenie temps, is the proper one to be concerned with ?
Lotsa temps in the CPU catagory, [confusing?]


I got one answer saying it's the core 1-2-3-4 that are the important. NOT the CPU
I'm just making certain to be seeing the important temp by the Noctua cooler



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I'm not certain absolutly which temp measurement is the one to be concern with
NOT that this other Guy was wrong.....but anyone else have an idea ???
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I use RealTemp and it monitors those 4 sensors so I'm guessing that they're the important ones.
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 ChesterCat  ... maybe this will help ?

 

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Core temps are supposed to be the current junction temperature (or the closest guess based on reported tjmax).

CPU temps are likely an estimation of TCASE.

Most Intel CPUs are rated to handle around ~100C tJ, and ~70C TCASE, which should occur at roughly the same point.

 


Either way your 30 - 40 C readings are WELL below rated limits so your running nice and COOL, if that eases your mind.smilingsmiley.gif
 

   
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I have CORRECTED and UPDATED the FRONT PAGE ... Downloads - BIOS, etc spoiler drop down, to reflect these current drivers ...  I'll go through the whole list and try and double check everything over the next couple days. typer.gif

 

OK everything should be Up to Date now ...  maybe someone wants to double check things and back me up ? smile.gif make sure I didn't F' something up tongue.gif Thanks again thumb.gif

 

 

Please Review the below DROP DOWN SPOILER on the FRONT PAGE and FEEDBACK is APPRECIATED


>>> DOWNLOADS = Bios, Drivers, Utilities, Manual, QVL <<< (Click to show)

 

 

 Just about everything WAS out of date, and I added several items that might help or be nice enhancements to your systems ... 

Please remember UPDATE at your own risk  drunken.gif as I am NO Computer Expert, I only play one on OCN. blushsmiley.gif


 
   
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Wouldn't be easier to only show the 'official' BIOS versions that are shown at the ASUS website?
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Wouldn't be easier to only show the 'official' BIOS versions that are shown at the ASUS website?
 

 

Well ... thing is, they've changed over time, they had some of the ones I've posted listed on their "Official" site at one point in time, but removed them for whatever reason ... I figured the BEST would be to list ALL BIOS's we know people have used, especially with the confusing jumping around of the BIOS #'s ... and that way people can SEE and KNOW the history of what's happened.

 

Our little GeneIV-Z68 is over a year old now and has been leapfrogged by the Z77 chipset GeneV, so I imagine 'OFFICIAL' releases and updates from ASUS will be sporadic at best before too much longer.

 

This also tends to be MORE informative than the OFFICIAL Asus site ... if you look at it, their updating of the DRIVERS is Waaaaaaaaaaaaay behind, sometimes by 2 or 3 version releases, so I don't want to just COPY what you can go there and see for yourself, especially if it's outdated and incomplete. tongue.gif

 

IS it too confusing to understand the way I have it laid out ? I know I should rework the non-Gen3 bios list as when I started it the Original was up top and went newer bios as you went down the list, and this recent update I did, I reversed that order ... so I'll work on dressing that up.  But is everything else laid out easy enough to figure out what's what ?

   
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