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  1. This problem is being experienced by many. See the following thread which contains a reply from the Rats.
  2. Munchkin, Is there a util like Riva tuner that will show me the Video Card temp? I will also post a picture of the inside of the case. Thanks for the reply.
  3. Greetings support gurus, I built my son a new gaming rig and I'm having a problem with the SLI configuration. When running two Video Cards in SLI, after a few moments, the video cuts out and the display goes blank. Either video card works fine by itself, with the problem only occurring when both are chained together in SLI. The video cards are really close together, so I was wondering if this could be a heat problem. I also consideried lack of power, but the Corsair Power Supply configurator recommended the power supply that is in the rig. The specs are below, any help would be appreciated. Regards, Twig SPECS -------------------------- Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D-E Processor: Intel Core i7 960 3.2GHz 8MB L3 Cache Memory: 12GB Corsair Core i7 Dominator 6GB PC12800 DDR3 RAM, 1600MHz Power Supply: Corsair TX850w Power Supply Video: 2 x ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU/2DI/1GD5 in SLI pair Hard Disk: 450GB Western Digital VelociRaptor 10K RPM 6/GBS SATA CPU Cooler: Thermalright U120eXtrem1366RT DVD/Blue Ray: Blu-ray Disc Combo Model UH10LS20 O/S: Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
  4. Well...I solved the problem by installing the last supported NVidia chipset drivers from the ASUS website. Once installed, it picked up the proper drivers for the IDE, Memory, Bus controllers, etc. I had previously downloaded the AMD X16 chipset drivers directly from NVidia's site. Apparently, there is a compatibility issue with the newer versions of these drivers and my motherboard. Even though this is a tired old computer, it made a huge difference in performance! Thank you all for your replies, Twig
  5. Greetings gurus, I could use a little help on this one. My son has been complaining that his computer is running every game slow, not just BGE. Even games that used to run well, seem to be slow. His specs are as follows: Mobo: ASUS A8N32SLI-Deluxe Processor: AMD FX57 Memory: 2GB Corsiar (Can't remember the model, but high end gaming mem) Video: BFG 9800GX2 Power: Corsair 750 Watt PSU Sound: Creative XFI Platinum, Realtek AC97 Hard Disk: 300GB Maxtor SATA Here is what we have tried: 1. Freshly loaded OS. 2. Installed/updated nForce drivers for nForce 4 SLI X16 3. Installed/updated Creative Drivers for sound card 4. Installed/updated AMD processor drivers 5. Installed/updated latest NVIDIA video card drivers 6. Ran memtest on memory (no errors) 7. Downloaded Riva Tuner to get a diag printout of the video cards. Both cores working, temps in normal range. 8. Disabled AC97 Sound in BIOS. (no difference) 9. Drank a beer Looking at the DxDiag file, I am troubled by the number of "Standard" driver types that are loaded. Would this be normal for a motherboard that uses the nVidia chipset. The following is a chunk from my DxDiag file: -------------------------------------------- Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_05BE&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A2\5&A8474B4&0&1000B8 Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 14:36:44, 68224 bytes Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_05BE&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A2\5&A8474B4&0&0000B8 Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 14:36:44, 68224 bytes Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_05BE&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A2\4&19725220&0&00B8 Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 14:36:44, 68224 bytes Name: PCI standard RAM Controller Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_02FF&SUBSYS_81D21043&REV_A2\3&267A616A&0&05 Driver: n/a Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_02FD&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A1\3&267A616A&0&18 Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 14:36:44, 68224 bytes Name: PCI standard RAM Controller Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_02FA&SUBSYS_81D21043&REV_A2\3&267A616A&0&01 Driver: n/a Name: nForce HyperTransport Bridge Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_005E&SUBSYS_815A1043&REV_A4\3&267A616A&0&48 Driver: n/a Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_005D&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A3\3&267A616A&0&B8 Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 14:36:44, 68224 bytes Name: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_005B&SUBSYS_815A1043&REV_A4\3&267A616A&0&59 Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbehci.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 14:45:35, 30208 bytes Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 14:45:36, 143872 bytes Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\usbui.dll, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 20:12:08, 74240 bytes Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 14:45:37, 59520 bytes Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\hccoin.dll, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 20:11:54, 7168 bytes Name: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_005A&SUBSYS_815A1043&REV_A2\3&267A616A&0&58 Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbohci.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 14:45:35, 17152 bytes Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbport.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 14:45:36, 143872 bytes Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\usbui.dll, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 20:12:08, 74240 bytes Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbhub.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 14:45:37, 59520 bytes Name: NVIDIA Network Bus Enumerator Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0057&SUBSYS_81411043&REV_A3\3&267A616A&0&98 Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\nvnetbus.sys, 1.00.0001.6789 (English), 8/1/2008 11:36:00, 22016 bytes Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\nvnrm.sys, 1.00.0002.6789 (English), 8/1/2008 11:35:00, 955520 bytes Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\bdco1.dll, 1.00.0000.6789 (English), 8/1/2008 11:34:00, 9216 bytes Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\bdco1ins.dll, 1.00.0000.6789 (English), 8/1/2008 11:34:00, 9216 bytes Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvconrm.dll, 1.03.0003.0027 (English), 7/29/2008 13:33:00, 122880 bytes Name: Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0054&SUBSYS_815A1043&REV_F3\3&267A616A&0&80 Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pciidex.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 14:40:29, 24960 bytes Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 14:40:30, 96512 bytes Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\pciide.sys, 5.01.2600.0000 (English), 2/28/2006 08:00:00, 3328 bytes Name: NVIDIA nForce PCI System Management Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0052&SUBSYS_815A1043&REV_A2\3&267A616A&0&51 Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\NVCOSMB.DLL, 1.03.0004.0028 (English), 8/20/2008 19:35:00, 122880 bytes Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvusmb.exe, 1.03.0016.0001 (English), 8/20/2008 18:35:00, 453152 bytes Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsmb.nvu, 8/19/2008 11:41:00, 2344 bytes Name: PCI standard ISA bridge Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0050&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A4\3&267A616A&0&50 Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\isapnp.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/13/2008 14:36:41, 37248 bytes Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1103&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&267A616A&0&C3 Driver: n/a ----------------------------------------------------------- Any help would sure be appreciated. I can also post my entire DxDiag file if needed, is there a way to post as an attachment? Regards, Twig
  6. Awesome! I am building a new system myself and haven't purchased my drives yet. Any idea when they will be available on the market? do you like your Rampage Formula Ramsey? I have one sitting on my desk waiting for my case. Regards, Twig
  7. Also.... I seem to remember the Logitech drivers setting panel having settings for "Precision Enhancement" and some other movement assistance settings. I wonder if he has these turned on and it's messing with the game. Food for thought. Regards, Twig
  8. With regard to using XP Pro versus Vista Ultimate ...... As far as games are concerned, I mainly play WWIIOnline and once and a while my son talks me into trying something newer. However, I also use this computer a ton for software development. Specifically, I use MS Visual Studio 2008 and program in the .NET environment. I also do a lot of R&D with new technologies. But wait there's more. I am also a musician, so I use Cakewalk Sonar and various soundware plugins for digital recording. So this brings to mind two related questions: 1. Based on my described usage, would I be better off going to Vista. If so, should I go to the 64 Bit version. I understand from your previous post that I would take a hit in performance in WWIIonline, but would the faster hardware make up the difference? 2. I currently have an X-FI Platinum with the Front Audio Input panel. I really use the heck out of this front panel for recording, MIDI inputs, etc... In order to keep the front panel technology, it looks like I would have to go with the X-FI Platinum Fatility or the X-FI Elite pro. What are your thoughts on those cards? Is there a better performing alternative that has the front audio panel? Thanks to all of you for letting me pick your brains! Best regards, Twig
  9. Lazyboy, Thank you for all of the information. You put a lot of time into your response and I really appreciate it. I will definitely check out your recommendations. Regards, Twig
  10. Darg, Fortunately, my work provides me with a new system of my choice every year. Therefore, money is not an issue. I will take a close look at your recommendations. Thank you, Twig
  11. Greetings Guru's, I am putting a new system together and could use some suggestions on a few of my missing items. Here is what I have so far: ASUS Rampage Formula X48 INTEL QX9770 Core 2 Extreme ASUS 9800 GX2 Here is what I have questions and need suggestions on: Hard drives: I was thinking of going with 2 Raptors mirrored RAID1 but need larger capacity. Should I go with 2 750G Caviar SE16? I can't seem to find recent review on who the king of performance is right now. Memory: I have always had good luck with high-end Corsair. I was looking at going with 2 Corsair QUAD2X4096-8500C5DF for a total of 8GB. Probably overkill, but I also have a question about which O/S further down. Case: I'm an Antec fan and was looking at going with the Antec P190 +1200. Power supply: I have no clue? Cooling: I've never dabbled into liquid cooling and would rather not. Suggestions? Operating System: So do I stay with XP Pro or go to Vista Ultimate? Thanks in advance for your thoughts, Twig
  12. Greetings oh hardware gurus, I am getting ready to build a new system, so I can pass mine down to my son. I would like to pick your brains on what motherboard and processor technology I should be looking at. Money is not an issue, so I definitely want to go high end. Also, while I do play this game, I also do a lot of code development, digital recording, graphics and video editing, etc... I like ASUS motherboards and was thinking about going with the ASUS Striker II Extreme or the ASUS Maximus Extreme. However, there seems to be a lot of differing opinions regarding the best chipset, processor, etc. Your informed opinions would be appreciated! My current system specs: ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Intel FX-57 CPU 4GB Corsair 3500 LLPRO BFG 7950 GX2 Video Card Sound Blaster XFI Platinum Dual SATA 300GB Mirrored
  13. Actually, I tried this on my rig which has an NVidia 7950GX2 and got the same results but not quite as pronounced. Not that I would admit it, but I really have not played with the Gamma settings. I do have LCD monitors on both rigs, but they are 2ms and 5ms gaming LCD's. Maybe the effect is more pronounced on LCD monitors? Not a big deal either way, as I usually drink beer at night until dawn! I appreciate your replies and testing Lazyboy. Best regards,
  14. Greetings, I just put together a gaming system for my father-in-law (I got him hooked on WWII Online. he he) The system has an ATI X1950 Pro video card. I was in offline mode last night, setting up his keymappings and noticed the sky looked terrible when it turned to night time. I will post a screenshot later, but there were different shades of dark lines that almost looked liked layers. I had the game settings on balanced and in the ATI control panel I had Anti-Aliasing set at 2X and Ansitropic Filtering at 2X. Everything looks great in the daytime. Any ideas.... Regards,
  15. Relax...this is a planned part of the emmersion factor of this game. Imagine, your adrenaline is pumping and your ready for battle...but it's not quite time yet. Yep...happened all the time! This was not easy to code and I for one apprecaite the realism!