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At any rate, I'm actually going to run an IDE HDD in it. I have one from my dell that has Win2kPro installed on it, hopefully it still works. My spare CDROM drive is also IDE. So I don't think I'll be using SATA anything on it, for the time being at least.
I might just plug the one from my sig rig to it, just to see what happens.
Do you think I'll see any issues with running a nvidia card in it?
BlackOmega, you'll definitely not have the advantage of SATA speed though (throughput and burst). All though for testing purposes I doubt it'll be a huge issue.

I don't see any reason why a nVidia card wouldn't work in the board. A PCIe slot is a PCIe slot if that is what you're referring to. Joe might actually be able to answer that for you though. I believe he has both ATI and nVidia video cards.

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I like a good challenge and if you get yours working we'll be the elite OCers .
Has the addon SATA controller helped you at all? It sounds to me like the ULi chip might be bad.
At any rate, I'm actually going to run an IDE HDD in it. I have one from my dell that has Win2kPro installed on it, hopefully it still works. My spare CDROM drive is also IDE. So I don't think I'll be using SATA anything on it, for the time being at least.
I might just plug the one from my sig rig to it, just to see what happens.
Do you think I'll see any issues with running a nvidia card in it?
I've not actually used the add-on controller card yet; I want to see if, at the current settings, the ULi SATA controller will behave. If it doesn't, then I'll use the add-on SATA card and reinstall the OS (reinstalling the OS is something I'd rather not do if not necessary; it's an additional step, you know?).

Reports from CFX3200 users vary: Some say their ULi controllers work perfectly, others say theirs are intermittently bad; some say theirs are useless, and still others say their issues disappeared when they used Vista...

When you're ready, perhaps we can have a CFX3200 vs CFX3200 showdown.

As far as for ATi or nVidia cards on the CFX3200: This will only matter if you want to run Crossfire. In single card mode, it's down to your own preferences, or to whatever card you have on hand.
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Joe, is it a issue with hardware detection or is the device driver just crap? I'm assuming a BIOS flash didn't resolve the issue either?

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BlackOmega, awesome results on the lap. Isn't it awesome running your cooler at a very low speed? My SI-128 lap paid off well when I was running it. Enjoy the CFX3200.

Good luck guys
Thanks man. It is very nice. The wife ->. I dont think Im getting as good of a result as if I lapped the IHS though. I need to practice on the Venice first, I wont be so upset if that thing gets screwed. I need some way of covering the pins so they dont bend.....What grits did you guys use when you lapped the IHS? And what is the IHS made out of? Is it coated copper? It looks like regular old steel to me.

As for the CFX3200, Joe has made some pretty ominus predictions , hopefully they wont come to light. But nonetheless, I'm very persistant, and unless its fried, I WILL get it working.
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Joe, is it a issue with hardware detection or is the device driver just crap? I'm assuming a BIOS flash didn't resolve the issue either?

Good luck
From what I've read, it's a real tricky issue. It's hard to get a definitive answer. The fact that the Vista ULi driver works better than anything ever issued for WinXP suggests it was purely software; there are many owners, though, who say that even with a Vista driver the ULi controller simply was ill-mannered and inconsistent. Many have therefore suggested that on some of these CFX3200s, there is a hardware fault, likely a bad trace or two leading to/from the SATA controller.

BIOS flashes didn't solve anything. I've tried maybe... three or four different BIOSes to no avail.

I really need to get back to it soon.
    
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Thanks man. It is very nice. The wife ->. I dont think Im getting as good of a result as if I lapped the IHS though. I need to practice on the Venice first, I wont be so upset if that thing gets screwed. I need some way of covering the pins so they dont bend.....What grits did you guys use when you lapped the IHS? And what is the IHS made out of? Is it coated copper? It looks like regular old steel to me.
BlackOmega, the IHS as I understand is coated copper. As you start sanding, the first layer will slowly come off and you'll see the copper. I used the same grits on my cooler for my IHS. I went in this order, 200, 400, 600, 800, 1500 and 2000. Check out the link in my signature of my lapped SI-128 and IHS. I spent probably 5-6 hours on that lap. After I was done I used some polish and then recleaned with 90% isoprohly alcohol. In regards to the pins, just hold the sides of the PCB. I did that and it was fine. A few pins were slighly misaligned but it wasn't like they are 90 degrees bent.

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I've not actually used the add-on controller card yet; I want to see if, at the current settings, the ULi SATA controller will behave. If it doesn't, then I'll use the add-on SATA card and reinstall the OS (reinstalling the OS is something I'd rather not do if not necessary; it's an additional step, you know?).

Reports from CFX3200 users vary: Some say their ULi controllers work perfectly, others say theirs are intermittently bad; some say theirs are useless, and still others say their issues disappeared when they used Vista...

When you're ready, perhaps we can have a CFX3200 vs CFX3200 showdown.

As far as for ATi or nVidia cards on the CFX3200: This will only matter if you want to run Crossfire. In single card mode, it's down to your own preferences, or to whatever card you have on hand.

I hate reinstalling the OS, formatting the drive takes for freakin ever
I think part of the problem is Nvidia stopped updating their ULi drivers. Hell the new ones they have out now dont even support SLI, so if you have a ULi SLI board you're S.O.L. I emailed nvidia tech support to make sure.

As for the showdown, ITS ON!

As for the video cards, I just wanted to make sure it wasnt gonna do somethin freaky on me You got me all intimidated by the board


On a completely different topic, is PCI-e 2.0 double the bandwidth of 1.0?
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ok this is weird after i updated my bios and installed my audio driver pc keeps on turning off BSOD error code is NTACCESS.sys page_fault_in_nonpaged_area. what the heck is this?
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ok this is weird after i updated my bios and installed my audio driver pc keeps on turning off BSOD error code is NTACCESS.sys page_fault_in_nonpaged_area. what the heck is this?
You overclocked at all?
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On a completely different topic, is PCI-e 2.0 double the bandwidth of 1.0?
BlackOmega, that is correct. PCIe offers 500 MB/s. Tranfer rate or signaling rate is 5 GT/s (gigatransfers per second). I think the wattage output on the slot is the same as a PCIe 1.0. Can anyone confirm?

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ok this is weird after i updated my bios and installed my audio driver pc keeps on turning off BSOD error code is NTACCESS.sys page_fault_in_nonpaged_area. what the heck is this?
Shortfuse, after updating your BIOS did you go back in a manually make changes? For example, taking settings off of AUTO and manually entering them in? Perhaps your DRAM configuration is set to AUTO and some of the sub-timings are defaulting to something else.

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