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by AARRGGHHH
Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:42 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Intel D975XBX2's Replacement DX38BT Motherboard
Replies: 12
Views: 12164

Re:

So, no PCI-express HBA/disk controllers working is OK for you? (Except possibly one, the Adaptec 3405) I'm not familiar with that particular issue. As for the rest of what you said, you obviously have some personal issue with Intel over your experience with this board. Don't take that wrong, I'm no...
by AARRGGHHH
Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:27 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: PCI-E Question for D975XBX2 Owners
Replies: 12
Views: 14847

Re: PCI-E Question for D975XBX2 Owners

Sorry about the delayed reply, I've had an insane work schedule. Check out specs on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets The Bearlake X38 will have two x16 PCI-express 2.0 ports. It might be worth the wait for a month or two. That's interesting, thank you. I didnt know that any of th...
by AARRGGHHH
Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:12 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Bad Axe 2 Still hangs on Boot; No IDE drives
Replies: 8
Views: 2903

Re: Bad Axe 2 Still hangs on Boot; No IDE drives

odie2190 wrote:why do people keep buying this mobo. its expensive and theres always some 1 that has a problem with it.
If you know of a motherboard that no one has a problem with, please, enlighten us !!
by AARRGGHHH
Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:37 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: PCI-E Question for D975XBX2 Owners
Replies: 12
Views: 14847

I suppose I should, in fact I will, at least consider an SLI board, since they apparently have 2 or 3 16x slots.

However, I'd still prefer to go Intel

Thanks very much for your replies
by AARRGGHHH
Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: PCI-E Question for D975XBX2 Owners
Replies: 12
Views: 14847

Thanks very much for the replies. The 975X must give its 16 lanes to the other two slots. Is there any way to change the lane assignments in the BIOS (or anywhere else)? In other words, of the 16 available 975X PCI-E lanes, can I allow 12 for the graphics card, and 4 for a secondary card? The 975X c...
by AARRGGHHH
Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:59 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: PCI-E Question for D975XBX2 Owners
Replies: 12
Views: 14847

PCI-E Question for D975XBX2 Owners

I'm confused on the 16x / 8x / 4x PCI-E connectors on this Intel board. I downloaded the PDF manual, but I'm still not sure I'm understanding correctly. I'll use this as an example: I use a graphics card in the PCI-E 16x slot. Lets say I add two more cards (this may well happen): a PCI-E eSATA Multi...
by AARRGGHHH
Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:32 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Intel D975XBX2's Replacement DX38BT Motherboard
Replies: 12
Views: 12164

mickrussom wrote:Are you sure Intel can still cut a decent motherboard after the XBX2 fiasco?
I know there have been problems, as there have been with every motherboard ever created, but I wouldn't call XBX2 a "fiasco" by any means.
by AARRGGHHH
Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling
Topic: Intel D975XBX2 and Intel Quiet System Technology / Fans
Replies: 2
Views: 3227

Intel D975XBX2 and Intel Quiet System Technology / Fans

Does anyone know for sure whether the Intel D975XBX2 ("Bad Axe 2") supports the Intel Quiet System Technology? If so, does this control just the CPU fan, or also the GPU and chassis fans? Can this technology be disabled if I want to just let all the fans run at normal speed? Also: Can adjustments be...
by AARRGGHHH
Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: DDR2 800 versus DDR2 1066
Replies: 7
Views: 23178

So if I understood right, you're saying it's okay to run the 1066 RAM? The motherboards I'm looking at both have a 1066 FSB and are rated at 800 for RAM. Will the system constantly be overclocked if I use the 1066 RAM? I'm not sure I'd want to run it overclocked 24/7. On the other hand, does the 106...
by AARRGGHHH
Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: CPU (Clock) Multiplier and OCing
Replies: 3
Views: 2076

Sparky wrote:The muliplier is locked on all Core 2 Duo procs except 'Extreme' series.
Okay, so this is a processor issue, it's not an issue of Motherboard A versus Motherboard B, correct ?

Thank you
by AARRGGHHH
Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:25 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Running Windows 2000 on a 975X Chipset, Asus or Intel Board
Replies: 1
Views: 1603

Running Windows 2000 on a 975X Chipset, Asus or Intel Board

I known it sounds like a strange question, but I really would like to run Win2K on my new system if it's doable. I may even add a Win 98 SE partition, for compatibility with some older problems. I'd like to just use XP when needed. My current system does just that: separate partitions for 98 SE, 200...
by AARRGGHHH
Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:00 am
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: RAM Voltage: 1.8 to 2.0 Volts versus 2.2 Volts
Replies: 8
Views: 10333

RAM Voltage: 1.8 to 2.0 Volts versus 2.2 Volts

I'm new to system building. I'm seeing a comparatively large range of stock voltages for DDR2 800 RAM. I had thought that 1.8 to 2.0 volts was typical, and I am seeing that range, but I'm also seeing 2.2 volts fairly often. Will there be problems with buying RAM that runs stock 2.2 volts? I'm worrie...
by AARRGGHHH
Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:50 am
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: DDR2 800 versus DDR2 1066
Replies: 7
Views: 23178

Thank you very much for catching that, I completely missed it. Unfortunately, the Asus also doesn't seem to support 1066 RAM http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=248&l4=0&model=1198&modelmenu=2 Dual channel memory architecture 4 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support max. 8GB DDR2 800/ 667/ 533 E...
by AARRGGHHH
Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:13 am
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: DDR2 800 versus DDR2 1066
Replies: 7
Views: 23178

DDR2 800 versus DDR2 1066

I'm pretty new to all this. I'm building a system with an Intel P975XBX2 motherboard and E6600 (Core 2 Duo 2.4 Ghz) CPU. I may eventually upgrade to the Quad Core 2.4 Ghz when the price comes down. The Intel (and Asus) motherboards are rated as 1066 FSB. However, the same Intel (and Asus) motherboar...
by AARRGGHHH
Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:29 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: CPU (Clock) Multiplier and OCing
Replies: 3
Views: 2076

CPU (Clock) Multiplier and OCing

I've seen some material on CPU (Clock) Multiplying, and it has me curious:
Does the 975 XBX2 have a CPU (Clock) Multiplyer function in it's BIOS?

If not, are there brands that allow users access to the Multiplyer?
by AARRGGHHH
Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: BX2 and Temperature Sensors
Replies: 3
Views: 2362

Re: BX2 and Temperature Sensors

#1, its a lot more than temp. if the processor is locked... Thanks for the reply. Regarding the processor being locked, is this a function of the motherboard, or the processor itself? If it's the motherboard, is the processor locked or unlocked on the BX2? #2, this board has two onboard thermal dio...
by AARRGGHHH
Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:19 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: BX2 and Temperature Sensors
Replies: 3
Views: 2362

BX2 and Temperature Sensors

I'm new to overclocking, sorry if this is a stupid question: Does the BX2 comes with temperature sensors? Intel seems like they dont want to say too much about their overclocking features. If so, how many are there and where are they located? Is the temp sensor arrangement what you'd expect from a g...
by AARRGGHHH
Wed May 30, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: D975XBX2 won't boot with lan plugged in
Replies: 38
Views: 17009

My suggesstion is disable Marvell controller and go get another Pci Controller. One major issue there, PCI is capable of, at the most, I think 133Mbps. That would be a major slow down for a drive capable of up to 3Gbps. I suppose you could use the PCIe x4 slot, which I think would provide 1Gbps, bu...
by AARRGGHHH
Mon May 28, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Intel D975XBX2 Overclocking and Water Cooling Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 2034

Intel D975XBX2 Overclocking and Water Cooling Questions

I've been finding a lot of useful information in this forum, thank you. I have a couple concerns about the D975XBX2 board: 1. I read an article from October 2006 that stated "There is no BIOS option that would allow the user to raise the CPU core voltage, which is essential for aggressive processor ...