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Quote:
Originally Posted by Robilar
I had no difficulties whatsoever with the asus premium. I recently moved it to my second rig (to make way for my new Asus a8n32). however, I have a habit of updating the bios on the motherboard before even beginning to format the hdd and load windows. I burned the newest bios at the time onto a cd and updated. Then I formatted and installed windows, all without any issues. I also had ocz ram and a 3700+ cpu on the board. Rock solid. Have you tried a dos level bios update before formatting?
No I haven't done a dos bios update, but I do have bios 1011 installed.
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post #22 of 32
Was that what came loaded on the board?

They released a new 1101.06 beta yesterday for some reason, maybe it addresses an issue in the 1101 non-beta.
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post #23 of 32
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Well i personaly favor the Abit Fatal1ty An8SLI because its got great reviews and looks sexy and comes with ocguru software.
Yeah, the ocguru software is so good on ABIT boards. I just open it up, click any single option and boom BSOD. I love it!
[/sarcasm]

The GuruClock application is even better, you open it, and it closes! The abit blackbox software (for sending problems to abit) is translated to english so bad its pretty much impossible to use.
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post #24 of 32
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Robilar
Was that what came loaded on the board?

They released a new 1101.06 beta yesterday for some reason, maybe it addresses an issue in the 1101 non-beta.
No it came with 1009 but I updated it through Asus update after I had update the chipset drivers.

Is a beta worth trying?
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post #25 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigval
Yeah, the ocguru software is so good on ABIT boards. I just open it up, click any single option and boom BSOD. I love it!
[/sarcasm]

The GuruClock application is even better, you open it, and it closes! The abit blackbox software (for sending problems to abit) is translated to english so bad its pretty much impossible to use.
LOL sorry to hear that but it works like a charm for me
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The SW drivers can be a bit of a pain if you have any IDE HDs, best to not load them.
    
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post #27 of 32
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I may have it! On my third install, everything was running good. I was putting in everything one at a time. On the chipset, I unchecked the Nvidia storage driver. The computer was booting up quickly all the way into windows. Here is were things went south. I have a logitech LX 700 keyboard and mouse. I installed the drivers for it so I can use all the nifty buttons on it. After install, it rebooted. Upon restart it took the same 5 minutes to boot up. I am doing my 4th install right now. I am going to load everything but the keyboard software and run it for a couple of days to see if it goes back to the long boots. If it doesn't, I guess I cant use my logitech keyboard with it. I will have to buy different brand. That kinda sucks because I don't know of any other brands except microsoft. I hate microsoft keyboards. lol!

Come monday I may or may not send it back. I have been wanting a DFI motherboard anywhow and since I have an RMA# I may just send it back anyway to get the DFI. I am not sure wether or not I like this Asus.

Thanks for listening to my whine about my board and your help.
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post #28 of 32
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Aaaagh! nevermind my last statement! She is messing up again and I have'nt even gotten all of the drivers in. This is purely random that this thing wants to hiccup! I think I will take this motherboard out to the back forty and blow it up

DFI here I come!
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post #29 of 32
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I am thinking of ordering this DFI. What do you think of it vs. the Sli-DR?

Thanks!

Edit: I just realized that it is not good to post 3 times in a row Sorry for that, I guess it's too late now I wont do that anymore
I will just edit my post if I need to add more.
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post #30 of 32
NOO not DFI!!! owell cant complain my A8N32 still owns
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