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by BillS22
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: DQ77MK and SRT Setup Question
Replies: 5
Views: 5949

Re: DQ77MK and SRT Setup Question

Can I use the mSATA Slot as my Boot HD? If so,...software question... I've seen, but can't find, a software that always you to clone you HD to a SDD and during clone process setup the HD as your File/Data Drive. All in one process. Transfer the OS to the SDD, and sets up your HD as your Data drive. ...
by BillS22
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: DQ77MK and SRT Setup Question
Replies: 5
Views: 5949

Re: DQ77MK and SRT Setup Question

Thanks. Good advice.
My systems runs good enough, and if the performance increase isn't that much ....then....naw.
by BillS22
Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: DQ77MK and SRT Setup Question
Replies: 5
Views: 5949

DQ77MK and SRT Setup Question

I have a DQ77MK and I am interested in SRT. This Motherboard is equipped with a PCI Express Full-/Half-Mini Card slot. 1. Can I use this slot for a SSD? 2. If so, where and what do I purchase? 3. I have two Hard-drives now, will that be a problem setting up SRT? My hard-drives are not Raid. Just C a...
by BillS22
Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: DG33BU Upgrade Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2761

Re: DG33BU Upgrade Questions

I went with a Corsair A50 because that's all I could get in town.

My idle temperature dropped from 58C to 39C.

My heavy use temperature dropped from 76C to 42C.

What a difference!
by BillS22
Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: DG33BU Upgrade Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2761

Re: DG33BU Upgrade Questions

Looks like I'll need that cooler you mentioned. I just processed a batch of photos with a CPU intensive application and my CPU got to 76C.

Specs call for 71.4C max.

The stock cooler isn't cutt'n it.
by BillS22
Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: DG33BU & Q9550 Install Experience
Replies: 0
Views: 1160

DG33BU & Q9550 Install Experience

I dropped a Q9550 in my DG33BU. Upon first boot I went into BIOS and checked bus speed etc, and did an Exit / Save. My machine would not Warm Boot. :shock: Shut it down and did a Cold Boot into Windows. Tried a Restart from Windows and again it would not Warm Boot. On a hunch, I Re-flashed my Bios a...
by BillS22
Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Q9550 Install Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1260

Re: Q9550 Install Question

oops. there is grease. It's a gun-metal grey color. I thought is was metal.
3 pads.... pre-applied on the copper center of the heatsink.

I'm ok.

honest...it looked like metal :rolleyes:
by BillS22
Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Q9550 Install Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1260

Q9550 Install Question

I notice that the Intel Heatsink for my new Q9550 doesn't have any thermal grease.
The instructions doesn't mention any.

Should I get some?

Thanks,
Bill
by BillS22
Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: DG33BU Upgrade Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2761

Re: DG33BU Upgrade Questions

Thanks for the tips. 1. My Bios is up to date 2. I have two 120mm Case Fans: one in front and one in the rear. They blow air across the Motherboard from front to back. Right now they are on low speed. I think I'll try bumping them up to medium and monitor my CPU temp. Plus, my power supply has two f...
by BillS22
Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:45 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: DG33BU Upgrade Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2761

DG33BU Upgrade Questions

I plan to drop a Q9550 processor in my DG33BU. Has anybody tried this combination? The Q9550 is a approved processor for this board. I was wondering if there were any issues: Heat? Setup? Etc? I am going to use the Intel cooler that comes with the processor. Does the Bios automatically set the FSB? ...
by BillS22
Sun May 23, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: eSATA is it Plug and Play?
Replies: 7
Views: 10354

Re: eSATA is it Plug and Play?

I figured it out.

All I had to do is go into regedit and change the start value on Msahci to 0.
Then boot to Bios and change the IDE mode to AHCI.

When I booted to Win 7 the drivers loaded and now my eSATA drive can be turned on or off while in Windows.

This is cool.... :)
by BillS22
Sun May 23, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: eSATA is it Plug and Play?
Replies: 7
Views: 10354

Re: eSATA is it Plug and Play?

Help me think this through.. Here's Microsoft's instructiuons: To resolve this issue, enable the AHCI driver in the registry before you change the SATA mode of the boot drive. To do this, follow these steps: Exit all Windows-based programs. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then...
by BillS22
Sun May 23, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: eSATA is it Plug and Play?
Replies: 7
Views: 10354

Re: eSATA is it Plug and Play?

Found this link through Intel.com

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976

I need to do some driver research......
by BillS22
Sun May 23, 2010 7:34 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: eSATA is it Plug and Play?
Replies: 7
Views: 10354

Re: eSATA is it Plug and Play?

oops. enabling AHCI crashed my machine. Win 7 repaired itself after I went back into bios and restored IDE. I think you need to install windows with AHCI enabled. I found a few web-posts with instructions to enable AHCI on the fly. complicated..... I'm sticking with IDE for now. I turn my eSATA driv...
by BillS22
Sat May 22, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: eSATA is it Plug and Play?
Replies: 7
Views: 10354

eSATA is it Plug and Play?

My motherboard has an eSATA port.
Can you turn an eSATA external drive on and off like a USB drive?
by BillS22
Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Intel Socket 775 MO w/ USB 3.0?
Replies: 6
Views: 4792

Re: Intel Socket 775 MO w/ USB 3.0?

There's PCIE cards...

Heard any problems running two PCIE cards?
I have a video card in my PCIEx16 slot.
They make USB 3.0 PCIEx1 cards.

Other than getting to the PCIEX1 slot because the video card covers it, have heard of any conflicts running both slots?
by BillS22
Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Intel Socket 775 MO w/ USB 3.0?
Replies: 6
Views: 4792

Intel Socket 775 MO w/ USB 3.0?

Anybody seen an Intel Socket 775 MO supporting USB 3.0?
by BillS22
Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: DG33BU PCIE Question
Replies: 1
Views: 735

DG33BU PCIE Question

I was reading the DG33BU specs and it said something about the PCIE limited to 256 megs.

Can I put a video card in this slot with more than 256 megs?

Thanks,
Bill
by BillS22
Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Stand By and Hibernation Modes Dangerous?
Replies: 4
Views: 1438

Re: Stand By and Hibernation Modes Dangerous?

I took a closer look at my keyboard and the button is marked "sleep".
Can't hardly see it, it white letters on a silver background.

I noticed WinXp has all kinds of Power Options. I'm going do some reasearch and see what settings are best and let Windows put my system to sleep.

Thanks again,
Bill
by BillS22
Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Stand By and Hibernation Modes Dangerous?
Replies: 4
Views: 1438

Stand By and Hibernation Modes Dangerous?

Are Stand By and Hibernation Modes hard on your system? MoBo - DG965SS Yesterday I accidentally pressed a button on my keyboard that put my system into either Stand By or Hibernation. I didn't know I had this button.....never pressed it before. Windows XP displayed "Preparing to Shut Down" and my ma...