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My motto since puberty: "Leave No Slot Unfilled" LOL
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I guess that smack to the head from ICE must have sent Velocitor into a semicoma. But not for long.

I do not know how or why but I just booted into BIOS and guess what--I am not complaining about it either!

I was looking at the rig--I had pulled the 7950GTs out and was thinking about pulling the mobo when I decided one last try. I popped in a 7800GT instead and Wham--into BIOS. Got to love that!

Now to make sure it still works.
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post #233 of 329
yah!

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post #234 of 329
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Hey this is strictly on the DL: I was dreaming about benchmarks and woke up with a.....cough....stiff back...cough. I think this whole blurring of PCs and Divas is getting my hormones confused. The smell of hot circuitry is very arousing to me now.

Currently loading RAID0 on three Raptors so Velocitor can have a fighting chance in her battle against ICE for benchmark supremacy.

I find it very odd indeed that the board decided to awake...but no problem there I am glad to take what I can get.

The more I deal with PCs the more mysterious it all is.

For instance I must have tried twenty times to load a RAID array using the NV RAID controller. So I got the SiS controller to work for me. Then when I go to load on the SiS it won't work for nothing. I try and try and finally give up figuring no RAID on this rig.

Then I notice DFI has posted up a more recent RAID floppy so I DL it and it looks different--has alot of filed I have not seen before. I try it and nothing. I figure I will reboot just in case it didin't load up the array properly. Nothing again--it sees the drives individually--finally I try once again but this time reverse the orde in which I "S" and "Enter" the two drivers and viola!

Cannot believe how fast XP is formatting the drives..ripping right along. I will see about getting the rig updated this PM but I have been up till 3 AM almost every night and it is starting to wear me a little thin.

Plus I seem to screw up in the AM after a long night...

Looks like XP needs my input...

More later!

Thanks for looking!
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That board was just hibernating... waking up for spring, like a roaring bear.
    
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post #236 of 329
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No Shibby. I finally got everything updated and am running 3DMark06 right now--saw 60 FPS in return to Proxycon--that's a first! This while DLing updates from MS LOL. ICE had better turn it up...

Really thrilled to have the DFI back in action. As much as I have used and enjoyed Asus boards I was not looking forward to using the A8N32SLI in place of the LanParty. The BIOS options in the DFI are way better as are the components with which the board is populated. (See I can still conjugate a sentence in a proper manner)
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post #237 of 329
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I simply bumped the FSB up from 200 to 210 and am running Orthos right now at 2521...that was easy.

Going to let theX2 burn in for the rest of the morning and get back into the Smackdown tomorrow.

Coming from a long time Intel fan all I can say is I love this CPU/mobo it is super responsive and looks like a real Conroe Killer...
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post #238 of 329
Ah yes, the SLI-DR is a beast to be sure. Having fun with that BIOS? ^.^ MEMTEST BUILT INTO THE BIOS, BRILLIANT!
    
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Yep--and I am the kind of person that will eventually tweak every feature....just starting off slow. There is a lot to learn about RAM subtimings...
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some of those sub timings are confusing, stuff like bank interleave, or skew control.

Also, you might want to replace the lo ud/inefficient chipset fan with an evercool copper piece, the VC-RE iirc.
    
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