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by Drexl
Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo upgrade soon?
Replies: 71
Views: 23797

Something I would suggest is making the USB ports on the front farther apart. With so little room between them, if I already have a cable connected in one port, I can't plug in anything wide (like some flash drives) in the other port. Adding about a half inch or so of extra space between ports would...
by Drexl
Sun May 25, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Low power system not booting with high efficiency PSU?!
Replies: 84
Views: 126641

Oh, I forgot about this. Disregard my post above.

The power supply was fine. The problem was eventually traced to a bad stick of RAM.
by Drexl
Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Low power system not booting with high efficiency PSU?!
Replies: 84
Views: 126641

I wonder if this is related to my Corsair 520hx crapping out after about six months of use. About a month or so ago, the system started not coming back from a suspended state. I would see the DVD drive's light come on, and if I got close to it I could hear it trying to start up, but it would stop. A...
by Drexl
Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:30 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: GA-P35-DS3R BIOS Settings - Need Help
Replies: 11
Views: 6739

A few more observations: The BIOS is not detecting my drives - sorta. In the "Standard CMOS Features" section anyway, when I installed a new drive (which replaced the previous one), it's not detecting any of the drives including the DVD-ROM. However, when I go to the section with the boot order, the...
by Drexl
Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: building my first HTPC
Replies: 12
Views: 4007

I'll tell you what, there is no point in buying an expensive X-Fi sound card if all you will be doing is sending the Dolby Digital/DTS digital bitstreams as S/PDIF from the computer to a receiver. Most basic cards (or even onboard sound) can do that, and the quality will be the same. The X-Fi is for...
by Drexl
Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: XP ram limitations - considerations for upgrade to 4GB?
Replies: 21
Views: 6413

Here's a really good article on the issue: http://www.dansdata.com/askdan00015.htm I'm still a bit confused though, as I haven't seen anything in the BIOS of my GA-P35-DS3P board about memory remapping. I'm using Vista 64-bit, which shows 4093 MB of memory in Task Manager. I suppose that means I'm u...
by Drexl
Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboard w/Native support of BLU-RAY & 1080P?
Replies: 22
Views: 7711

Nearly all HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc titles are 1080p. The only exceptions that I know of are the Chronos HD DVD which I believe is 1080i, a few 1080i Discovery titles, and a few porn titles that are 720p. Now, there were a handful of earlier Warner titles that were sourced from 1080i masters but they...
by Drexl
Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: GA-P35-DS3R BIOS Settings - Need Help
Replies: 11
Views: 6739

I'm having difficulty deciding between the gigabyte mobos DS3R and DS3P. Besides the difference in Firewire and the PCI ports, is there a reason the DS3P is more suited to quad-core with non-extreme overclock, eg 3.0-3.4? Your thoughts are appreciated! The DS3P also has Dual BIOS, which will copy a...
by Drexl
Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: GA-P35-DS3R BIOS Settings - Need Help
Replies: 11
Views: 6739

So how did it go? I got my DS3P up and running a few days ago and it's been working fine. I have the e6750 overclocked to 3.2 Ghz (400x8). So far the only tweak I've done is lower the CPU voltage to the upper end of the recommended voltage for the chip. The board had it set higher. I have not adjust...
by Drexl
Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Superbad System Build - $1,200 ceiling
Replies: 13
Views: 4460

Sorry if this is obvious, but I just want to let you know that the rebate on the memory is one per household. You'll have to get a friend or someone else to order for you to get a second rebate.
by Drexl
Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Big thanks to SPCR!
Replies: 1
Views: 1027

Big thanks to SPCR!

While I have been building computers for years, I've never really taken silence seriously until now. I wanted something kind of quiet a few years ago and made the mistake of getting the Aria case (which was a bitch to work with) and pairing it with a Pentium 4 3.2Ghz. Even with a Zalman HSF and a re...
by Drexl
Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte P35 Lineup - Revision 2.0
Replies: 52
Views: 27483

Well, my order for the DS3P came from Newegg today and it was the 1.1. So, they're still out there for those that want the legacy ports.
by Drexl
Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First System Build
Replies: 6
Views: 2318

Where are you getting XP Pro for $20?
by Drexl
Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked
Replies: 196
Views: 636680

I know you're not supposed to move the PC when a drive is suspended, but is just a little movement okay? I'm about to build a new computer with a suspended drive, and the computer will go with its door side facing a wall. Because of that, I can't really get to the drive once the computer is in its p...
by Drexl
Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Why does Gigabyte have 27 boards based on the P35 chipset??
Replies: 10
Views: 4266

Some of those are revisions of a particular board, with some boards having 3 versions. The BIOS and driver files are the same for different versions of the same board, but the manuals are updated to reflect the changes. The new revisions replace the earlier ones, so it's not as if they actually have...
by Drexl
Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte P35 Lineup - Revision 2.0
Replies: 52
Views: 27483

The price on Newegg for this board just went up $10 today. :x Could that mean they have the new revision or is the price just fluctuating?
by Drexl
Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best P35 Motherboard?
Replies: 16
Views: 5648

The DS3P also has Dual BIOS, which is a backup of the BIOS on a second chip to protect against a bad flash.
by Drexl
Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Does disabling on-board graphics save power?
Replies: 7
Views: 3346

Are those your only two choices in boards? You couldn't get one with no onboard video?
by Drexl
Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte P35 Lineup - Revision 2.0
Replies: 52
Views: 27483

So, any word on when this will be available? I'm beginning to think it will be a quiet replacement for the previous revisions, and you won't be able to specify which one you will get without someone to open it for you. Looking at boards online, I don't see revision numbers for them. As for my USB us...
by Drexl
Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mini Ninja spotted
Replies: 106
Views: 76479

Has anyone mounted this (with the fan) on one of the Gigabyte P35 boards? I want to order this, but I'm afraid the RAM is going to get in the way of the fan. I really don't want to give up the extra slots.

The memory is Crucial Ballistix which is 30mm in height.
by Drexl
Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:33 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: [60+ PHOTOS] A Newbies Journey to a Silent PC [56k WARNING!]
Replies: 43
Views: 31180

Nice build, I'm planning on very similar (same case, PSU, MoBo, and CPU cooler). Where there problems with CPU heatsink installation? Did you use stock mount, or pass through bolts? Any deformation or stress on motherboard? No problems so far. But the fan of the ninja does touch my OCZ memory. But ...
by Drexl
Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mini Ninja at Newegg
Replies: 10
Views: 4605

Max Slowik wrote:Yeah, it's tops. It's probably the most cunning name I've ever heard. I swear, it's the perfect fit, like the way a knife fits into a sheath. It just comes off the lips. Typing it makes me just want to finger the keyboard all day.
So, are you going to snatch one up soon?
by Drexl
Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: GA-P35-DS3R BIOS Settings - Need Help
Replies: 11
Views: 6739

I'll try to answer what I can. About the BIOS: 1. Set the DVD drive as the first boot device if you're installing Windows, with your primary hard drive (where the OS will go) as the second. This way, the Windows setup DVD will boot for the initial setup, and when it reboots it can still boot to the ...
by Drexl
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Do you see anything objectionable about this motherboard ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2322

The onboard ethernet is not gigabit. Is that a problem?
by Drexl
Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS, Gigabyte or ABIT P35 board for Q6600?
Replies: 39
Views: 18450

krille wrote:3) Frankly, I don't even know what Quad BIOS or DualBIOS Plus is supposed to mean. Again, does it matter / justify the price difference?
It's a second, backup BIOS in case the first gets corrupted or fails to boot (quad being 3 extra, I suppose). It would come in handy in case of a bad flash.
by Drexl
Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte P35 Lineup - Revision 2.0
Replies: 52
Views: 27483

I'd imagine that they include the Parallel break-out cable with the board, and since there is a header on the motherboard, this wouldn't take up another PCI slot. What he means is that the breakout board still takes up a "slot" even though there's no card to plug in. It occupies a space where anoth...