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by rocktrout
Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Intel Releases Desktop Utilities for Vista 32.
Replies: 14
Views: 8102

I also gave it a shot on Vista 64 and no go!
by rocktrout
Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Bad Axe2 Overclocking is less than
Replies: 16
Views: 4636

any of a dozen memory kits --- Corsair 6400C3, 8888, 9136, 10000, Kingston 9600, 9200, OCZ 9200, 8800 Gold and so on... Corsair Nautilus 500 Water cooler PC Power & Cooling 1KW PSU (Couldn't do it on the 850W Silverstone Zeus, but others like the Thermaltake Toughpower 850W and Corsair 620HX work f...
by rocktrout
Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Bad Axe2 Overclocking is less than
Replies: 16
Views: 4636

hexeis wrote:can you post the hardware, bios, and settings you use to achieve this overclock?
No doubt! I'm still trying to get a bootable Vista 64 overlock above 3.6 on my x6800.
by rocktrout
Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: D975BXB2, Fan control, Clicking
Replies: 9
Views: 3901

I've encountered this a few times on my system with the fans supplied in my Thermaltake case. At first I thought it was one of my new HDs going bad. I may try swapping out those Antec fans in the near future. Another thing I've noticed is this tends to occur when I have SpeedFan running. I'm going t...
by rocktrout
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: AVG or Avast?
Replies: 52
Views: 36285

I've been running Kaspersky since I installed Vista 64 and I'm pretty impressed. In the past I've used AVG, Norton and McAfee and Kaspersky seems to run with less resources than the others. I also like the ability to customize what I want to scan. IE files, web, e-mail, etc. The scanner has picked u...
by rocktrout
Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: D975XBX motherboard speaker
Replies: 0
Views: 1070

D975XBX motherboard speaker

My motherboard speaker doesn't appear to be working. I'm not hearing any beeps during post or the boot process. Any ideas?
by rocktrout
Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Intel Utilities - Temp difference?
Replies: 2
Views: 1810

Intel Utilities - Temp difference?

Can anyone tell me why TAT shows a different CPU temp compared to the Desktop Utility Software? Seems that TAT runs about 3-4 degrees C higher than the Desktop Utility software.
by rocktrout
Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: D975XBX2KR question
Replies: 1
Views: 1401

John - I just finished building a computer based on this motherboard and the X6800 chip. I'll admit that I started getting cold feet after reading the various threads, but researched turned up that this board was no more or less prone for issues than the others. So I built the computer last night an...
by rocktrout
Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:18 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: New Computer Up and Running - Couple questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2438

New Computer Up and Running - Couple questions

Just wanted to pass along my thanks to all the great information on this forum. It made the whole process of getting the new computer up and running pretty smooth this afternoon/evening. After installing all the components, I installed XP SP2 and Vista 64 and the latest bad axe BIOS update. During t...
by rocktrout
Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: Vista Premium OEM
Replies: 11
Views: 4157

Thanks for your input...perhaps I should wait and install XP pro on the new machine I am putting together? Your suggestions? Don, Have you consider setting up a dual boot for Vista and XP? I think I'm going to go that route with my new computer. My laptop is running Vista and I have some software r...
by rocktrout
Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: Firefox Experts Help Me Out....
Replies: 4
Views: 1635

Re: Firefox Experts Help Me Out....

Select the menu Tools|Options.

Click on the Content section.

Click on the "Exceptions" button for the images section and remove the site you blacklisted.
by rocktrout
Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: Memory, Mobo - testing and performance software
Replies: 1
Views: 1220

Memory, Mobo - testing and performance software

Can you provide some suggestions for software to test the performance of the new computer I'm going to build? Can these applications stress the system to verify the integrity and overall stability of the system? I was planning on running Vista 32 as the main OS, but I can install XP if that provides...
by rocktrout
Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Newegg Order Processing
Replies: 32
Views: 8155

Looks like everything is set to arrive tomorrow, so despite all my complaining, Newegg is coming through as expected.

Now wish me luck. I haven't built a full computer from scratch since the 486 days! :)
by rocktrout
Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Can you watch CNN video clips on Windows Vista?
Replies: 7
Views: 3989

I get the same error on my laptop running Vista Ultimate.
by rocktrout
Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: February 2007 Forum Contest - XFX 8800 GTS 320 Video Card
Replies: 297
Views: 151424

Count me in!
by rocktrout
Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Newegg Order Processing
Replies: 32
Views: 8155

thing that baffled me the most is that my parts shipped from 3 different warehouses. Memphis, Cali and New Jersey. I don't understand why all "fast moving" parts wouldn't be stored in each warehouse. It's not like I ordered anything obscure. My stuff is coming from Cali and Memphis. Strange mix to ...
by rocktrout
Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: BadAxe2 and Vista RTM
Replies: 38
Views: 10695

How goes the battles with installing Vista 64 bit? Is this problem primarily related to the QX6700 or does it also apply to the x6800? I'm just getting my prep work out of the way for my new computer. I would like to install both Vista 32 and Vista 64 using a dual boot setup. I have no plans to use ...
by rocktrout
Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Newegg Order Processing
Replies: 32
Views: 8155

actually I do, good guess. lets put it this way. Without getting to nitty gritty, I hate my roommates, I hate the people here, except for a select few, I hate the food, the housing is terrible. Its like being back in High School. I relish the opportunity to get paid to do a job I love, live on my o...
by rocktrout
Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Newegg Order Processing
Replies: 32
Views: 8155

dicecca112 wrote:Ken, Myself, Nate are always around. I for one have no life, and am most of the time, doing homework, god damn college
Do you have plans to be a software developer after college? If so, life doesn't change all that much... Take it from a 40 something and enjoy college now.
by rocktrout
Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Newegg Order Processing
Replies: 32
Views: 8155

It appears all my yacking has paid off. My order zoomed to Level 5 status. IE the order has been shipped. Not including the weekend, it took about 30 hours to go from order entry to shipping. Not bad....

So who is going to be around this weekend to answer my BIOS questions? :lol: