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I think in your case, any of the P5K-E or higher level P5K boards will do just fine. 400MHz FSB is a walk in the park for those boards, and the BIOS is nicely matured. Stable, no-nonsense platform for a while to come. (heck, Ubuntu even recognized everything about it, including the WIFI!!!)

I think the P5K-E WiFi is already a very nice board, and the higher level ones just add some features.
    
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One last question... How do I go about doing RAID on these newer boards? They don't come with floppies anymore. Do I need to slipstream a disk or just not even worry about it?
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One last question... How do I go about doing RAID on these newer boards? They don't come with floppies anymore. Do I need to slipstream a disk or just not even worry about it?
They don't come with floppies???? Which board is that? Am I missing something?
Do you mean floppy connectors on the board?

Edit: here's the P5Q deluxe isn't that the floppy connector?

Edited by x2s3w4 - 6/22/08 at 6:37pm
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Floppy disks to use when you hit F6 and install the RAID drivers.

I'm talking about XP install.
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I'd use a floppy drive to install RAID drivers, you can still use them on these boards.
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No like.. do I need to download them seperate?

I HATE floppies but if I need to use one then I'm just wondering how. I have an XP disk slipstreamed with the RAID drivers for my commando.. That won't work will it?
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No like.. do I need to download them seperate?

I HATE floppies but if I need to use one then I'm just wondering how. I have an XP disk slipstreamed with the RAID drivers for my commando.. That won't work will it?
That's the same family of RAID controller (ICH8R v. ICH9R). I do think it likely will work (but no 100% guarantee).

The mobo doesn't come with the floppies, but the drivers are on the CD: You prepare a floppy (simply format it), and boot of the ASUS CD (no OS install needed). It'll boot in a menu driven DOS environment, and it's quite easy to make the floppy.

Then, start XP and start pounding that F6 key hard (with your banhammer or something like that ) you know the drill
    
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You can slipstream the drivers, I thought you were asking if you had to because they don't have floppy connectors. I think the floppies are easier and you can also use them for memtest, but if you don't want them by all means use the method you like.
As far as them being the same as the same as the Commando drivers I don't think so. That's a different chipset and it's a few generations ago. Just to be clear though I'm not sure about that. You may want to check into that just in case.
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You can slipstream the drivers, I thought you were asking if you had to because they don't have floppy connectors. I think the floppies are easier and you can also use them for memtest, but if you don't want them by all means use the method you like.
As far as them being the same as the same as the Commando drivers I don't think so. That's a different chipset and it's a few generations ago. Just to be clear though I'm not sure about that. You may want to check into that just in case.
Not a few. Just one generation ICH8R v. ICH9R.

It's worth a try. If it doesn't work, vaL will have to use a dreaded floppy.

(Vista is easy that way... no floppies )
    
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That's the same family of RAID controller (ICH8R v. ICH9R). I do think it likely will work (but no 100% guarantee).

The mobo doesn't come with the floppies, but the drivers are on the CD: You prepare a floppy (simply format it), and boot of the ASUS CD (no OS install needed). It'll boot in a menu driven DOS environment, and it's quite easy to make the floppy.

Then, start XP and start pounding that F6 key hard (with your banhammer or something like that ) you know the drill


AAAAHhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!! NOW I GET IT!!!!


Hellooooooo!!!!


Sorry, sorry. The board doesn't come with the floppies. You copy them to floppy drives to install the drivers.

I just need a now


I'll just Bang my head against the desk for a while.

Sorry.

I'm still not sure about those drivers being compatible though.

Edit: I'd rep ya if I could Chozart.
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