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Topic: RAID on my new system !   Go to last post
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2005 4:45:55 PM(UTC)
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Topic: RAID on my new system !   Go to last post
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2005 5:39:54 AM(UTC)
I need help from people experienced with RAID setups. I want raid 0 on my new syatem. I have made the driver floppy that is needed by WinXP. However, during OS setup when WinXP says to hit F6 to load SATA/RAID drivers, nothing happens and setup continues. After 30 more seconds, I get BSOD saying something like WinXP can't identify any storage. The BIOS correctly identifies my two SATA drives, and I have setup the RAID array in the BIOS already. I have done an extensive search here, on other forums, and on google, only to find partial or incorrect ways to fix this problem. Any help will be appreciated. Specs are as follows:

Gigabyte K8 Triton GA-K8NS-939

AMD Athlon 64 - Socket 939 3000+

512mb x 2 (1gb) Patriot low latency Dual Channel PC-3200

Aspire X-Navigator Case with 4x (80mm) LED's, and 1x (120mm) LED FANS, and Acrylic Window, and thermal control and temperature monitor

Aspire 500 watt Power Supply With Thermal Control and 2 (80mm) Blue LED's

2x 120gb Seagate Barracudas' SATA in RAID 0+1

Plextor DVD Burner 16x SATA interface
Topic: Should I use the thermal pad or AS3 ???   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, February 3, 2005 5:09:58 PM(UTC)
Fedex just delivered $1,200 of new computer stuff for my new system. I'm installing the heatsink now and not sure which is going to be better to use, the thermal pad that came on the heatsink or some old AS3 I have left. So which is best ? The specs. for this system are:

Gigabyte K8 Triton GA-K8NS-939

AMD Athlon 64 - Socket 939 3000+

512mb x 2 (1gb) Patriot low latency Dual Channel PC-3200

Aspire X-Navigator Case with 4x (80mm) LED's, and 1x (120mm) LED FANS, and Acrylic Window, and thermal control and temperature monitor

Aspire 500 watt Power Supply With Thermal Control and 2 (80mm) Blue LED's

2x 120gb Seagate Barracudas' SATA in RAID 0+1

Plextor DVD Burner 16x SATA interface
Topic: Got $900.00 To Spend, So spend it for me.   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, January 30, 2005 3:59:46 AM(UTC)
Basically, I have $900.00. I want a whole new copmuter. I've been out of the loop for a little over a year. I will need at least 1gb of ram and 200gb hdd, as well as the most functional DVD burner that's out. I watch, rip, and burn tons of DVD's (my own of course). I don't do any gaming. I want the best I can buy right now and am only slightly concerned about future upgradeability.

Can someone pick out the best parts for me, post the links for prices and comparissions.

Thanks.
Topic: Wi-Fi Problems....!!   Go to last post
Posted: Saturday, December 11, 2004 2:37:08 PM(UTC)
Whenever my Wi-Fi signal strength changes. Like going from good to very good, or from excellent to low. If I am on the net when this happens my computer will exit all active internet windows, or crashing to the desktop if you want to call it that. I call it exiting because I get no error dialogue boxes, no warning, and no other problems are experienced. Does this happen to anyone else with Wi-Fi ?
Topic: EDiD information   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, December 1, 2004 12:30:15 PM(UTC)
I searched on google for your problem and came up with something related and possible useful. I found several problems where people had purchased new flat panel monitors and their particular monitor did not send out the EDID signal and the only way they got video out to their monitor was to edit the windows monitor inf. file that is created that contains the specific parameters (horizontal/vertical frequencies max. refresh rate etc.) to make that specific monitor work correctly. So I'm just guessing that the process would go like this :

1 - Aquire the specific parameters that correspond to your piece of equipment needing the video signal.
2 - Find your monitor inf. file and replace stored information with the new parameters, and create new directories as needed. (to facilitate video being sent out to a monitor and also this other equipment)
3 - Probably turn plug-n-play off.

I swear there has got to be an easier way to get this done I just don't know what that would be.
Topic: EDiD information   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, November 29, 2004 5:42:27 PM(UTC)
I've been checking around the web and I've run across two more ways other than I first mentioned to solve yer problem. My problem is putting it into words and ideas that don't sound like jargon.

One way is basically to be using a monitor splitter cable (2 monitors using 1 cable using 1 dvi/analog port) so that there will in fact be a valid EDID signal being received by the display adapter and in turn the adapter will send out a usable display signal which would then travel to anything it is connected to, such as any special hardware or other monitor that can receive and interpret EDID 1.3-1.4 standard which includes almost all monitors and display hardware 1997 and newer. I am not sure whether your special piece of hardware needs to use both the heads on the 5600 but if it does then this setup would enable you to use both heads with 2 splitter cables. This setup might prevent you from having to play the connect and disconnect game every time the computer is turned on and off. You would have 2 monitors connected here in addition to this other hardware for only the price of 2 monitor splitter cables whereas the DVI detective is around $70.

I'll try to figure the other way later....
Topic: EDiD information   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, November 29, 2004 2:11:04 PM(UTC)
If I understand this correctly, I have heard of this before. It came down to changing plug-n-play settings to make windows stop listening for the EDID signal (which isn't being received) and assume hardware was already there and turned on, activated with a generic driver of some sorts. This let the hardware get the necessary information for it to do it's job. I believe all this just required some driver and PNP modifications. I wish I could remember specific details so I'm sorry for being broad or vague.
Topic: Which of these video cards is better.?   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, November 29, 2004 1:30:02 AM(UTC)
Yeah, I have had some troubles. Currently I am using a surgemaster 6 outlet protector. I have moved to another residence since that last unfortunate incident. I'm thinking this time this particular PSU have just worn itself out. It's about 2 years old and I keep the system on all the time. Maybe bad luck lives inside my PC's. On the other hand I do live in an area known for daily power fluctuations from the power company, something having to do with peak hours usage and non-peak usage and the power company purposely sending power surges and power drops.
Topic: Fix for Squeaking noise from speakers.   Go to last post
Posted: Saturday, November 27, 2004 2:42:47 PM(UTC)
I just found this question from a month ago, so forgive the very late reply. To CompHobbyist, wrapping my audio cable in thick aluminium foil and taping it on actually worked to get rid of the strange scrolling noises and other hissing sounds. I think that you were right about the CRT monitor and sound working on a similiar frequency because after I wrapped in aluminium foil the noise reduced by maybe 70% or so and then soon after I got a new monitor and the problem completely disappeared. Also it seemed to help for me to try and keep the sound and monitor cables more than say 2 inches apart (but only marginall).