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here is what i was explaining about green tubing/fluid being overpowering in this case. the 2 fans provide a really nice glow that i think would be ruined by tubes/fluid




sorry for the bad picture. i just grabbed a quick one before bed last night and didnt care how it came out
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i should find out how i need to go about flashing this mobo... no idea how im going to do this.... then ill try reseating the card.. meh idk i have to do work now. my boss is behind me telling me to "get to work"
Same for me, I have been using 2 cards on my board without a problem for a month or maybe more. I changed to the 450's and the second card just didnt want to run...

Flashing the board is pretty easy, just download this file and unzip it. Run the 32 or 64 bit depending on your OS. You can see more info here (Fill in your board, I used the p55 ftw 200 in the link above).

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here is what i was explaining about green tubing/fluid being overpowering in this case. the 2 fans provide a really nice glow that i think would be ruined by tubes/fluid

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/g...d/DSC_0129.jpg


sorry for the bad picture. i just grabbed a quick one before bed last night and didnt care how it came out
I wouldnt use green tubing either, looks really cool this way
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Same for me, I have been using 2 cards on my board without a problem for a month or maybe more. I changed to the 450's and the second card just didnt want to run...

Flashing the board is pretty easy, just download this file and unzip it. Run the 32 or 64 bit depending on your OS. You can see more info here (Fill in your board, I used the p55 ftw 200 in the link above).


I wouldnt use green tubing either, looks really cool this way
meh looks like ill have to try that and thanks for looking that up for me.... im a mega noob at flashing w/o floppies

and thanks for confirming what i was thinking.


now for a question.

would a strip of white LEDs across the top be too much? im thinking of ether having one across the top and back just inside the windowed side panel OR back and bottom...

im just not sure if the white would wash out the green too much as i really like it. but i want more light with out it being overpowering or washing out the green...


maybe ill just try them both and see what works...
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From what I can see in that last picture there, a single strip of white LEDs wouldn't overpower the green too much. You just have to play with it a bit.
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From what I can see in that last picture there, a single strip of white LEDs wouldn't overpower the green too much. You just have to play with it a bit.

but that's just a BAD picture. how could you like that?!

maybe something to defuse the light a little? maybe some Lexan slotted for the LEDs and hit with the sand blaster for a nice frosting?
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It's got so many lights though

I want more pictures. More, BETTER pichers.
Pl0x?

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meh looks like ill have to try that and thanks for looking that up for me.... im a mega noob at flashing w/o floppies

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Before flashing from within Windows make sure to go into the bios and load Setup or Safe defaults, then save and exit. You do NOT want to be overclocked when flashing. Make sure that you remove any passwords from the bios and unplug ALL of your USB and Firewire devices. Ideally you should be using a PS/2 keyboard and/or mouse, but you might be able to get away with using usb ones (not recommended though).

After the flash, go into the bios and load safe/setup defaults, save and exit, then shut the system completely off. Now power it up, enter the bios, and make whatever changes you need to make.

EVGA may have some other specifics in their instructions as well that you should follow. There should be a readme file in the archive you download.
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Thats right Smurf, forgot to say that. EVGA doesnt say anything about that, only that you should do it at defaults.
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Before flashing from within Windows make sure to go into the bios and load Setup or Safe defaults, then save and exit. You do NOT want to be overclocked when flashing. Make sure that you remove any passwords from the bios and unplug ALL of your USB and Firewire devices. Ideally you should be using a PS/2 keyboard and/or mouse, but you might be able to get away with using usb ones (not recommended though).

After the flash, go into the bios and load safe/setup defaults, save and exit, then shut the system completely off. Now power it up, enter the bios, and make whatever changes you need to make.

EVGA may have some other specifics in their instructions as well that you should follow. There should be a readme file in the archive you download.
the problem here is that i dont have a PS2 keyboard any more and their is only one PS2 interface on the motherboard.

but yea. i think ill flash one and then see if its working correctly then move to the second and then the third. because the P55 FTW 200 has 3 to chose from
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In that case one just has to do what one can and hope for the best. That's one of the main reasons I ruled out EVGA as a possibility for my 1156 upgrade. I refuse to use a motherboard that doesn't have two PS/2 ports. I also make sure any computer I build I has floppy drive as well just for bios flashing. I will not flash a bios from Windows under any circumstances. I've seen too many problems from doing that over the years to take the risk, especially on boards that have the bios chips soldered to the mobo.
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