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by DaddyRabbit
Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: D975XBX2 Marvell Controller Problem
Replies: 127
Views: 124594

Re: RE: I just sent this to Intel....

I just sent this to Intel.... Hey, can you also tell them that there should be a way to disable that crap image that pops up on boot (I DONT WANT A SPLASH SSCREEN and I'm not using that BIOS editor they give out to get rid of it, plus that editor, the System Integrator Toolkit, wont let you put no ...
by DaddyRabbit
Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: D975XBX2 problems with install/set-up
Replies: 27
Views: 12200

I also noticed on the intel trouble shoot board this : "Ctrl-I Option to Open RAID Configuration Utility Does Not Appear After configuring the BIOS for Intel Matrix Storage Technology, upon reboot you will see the Intel® Application Accelerator RAID Option ROM status message on the screen: Press <...
by DaddyRabbit
Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Intel D975XBX2 problems
Replies: 139
Views: 94303

Re: D975XBX2 motherboard (is crap)

but the HDD light stays on this thing will be fixed with the next bios-update! just got a test-version and can confirm that they have fixed it finally! Dandruff, Thanks for that info! Buffycor, I am not personally concerned about the drive LED but that's a subjective thing, some need it some don't ...
by DaddyRabbit
Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: D975XBX2 problems with install/set-up
Replies: 27
Views: 12200

OK, I tried a fresh install of xp using the f6 option. I had already enabled "raid" in the bios advanced drive config. Loaded the "raid" drivers which are the latest from intel website and got BSOD!!! :x After loading them again and selecting "ide" in bios the thing loads but does not register the ...
by DaddyRabbit
Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: D975XBX2 problems with install/set-up
Replies: 27
Views: 12200

Hi, Tried the procees as descibed but I got BSOD! but thankfully that acronis image really put me back together :) (great facility). Sorry but glad we had our past discussions RE backups :rolleyes: Acronis and Ghost haved saved my butt on MANY an occasion :drinkers: I dont think I will get anywhere...
by DaddyRabbit
Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: D975XBX2 problems with install/set-up
Replies: 27
Views: 12200

Hi, Back up and running with the new backup installed :) Cool :) Need to consider if things need changing a bit now to see if I cant get a bit more out of the system :| Still not sure about running without AHCI :? See below... Also considering a sound card as the on board sound is not too good with...
by DaddyRabbit
Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: D975XBX2 question
Replies: 13
Views: 6083

Re: D975XBX2 question

[quote="Nick T."]My plan was to order the following on Monday, but today I found the Legit Motherboard Forum and struggled through a gazillion posts about the D975XBX2 and am now having second thoughts. I would like to have your opinions. D975XBX2 Bad-Axe 2 mobo Core 2 Duo E6700 Conroe 2.66GHz CPU 4...
by DaddyRabbit
Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Intel D975XBX2 problems
Replies: 139
Views: 94303

Make sure that RAM timings and voltage are set correctly according to RAM specs. In my case this MB detected my RAM (OCZ) as 1.84 V as opose to 1.95-2.1V I agree with Boris, mine does the same (1.84) with my Corsair XMS. I am only running 2 sticks so it hasn't caused any problems but maybe loading ...
by DaddyRabbit
Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: D975XBX2 problems with install/set-up
Replies: 27
Views: 12200

Many thanks for that. I have that correct now. I also made a bootdisk but it seems to hang on the starting acronis part. Is that normal or might it just not be booting? Sorry for more questions. I will be signing out now as my mrs is getting irate! :roll: Thanks. Stuart. It does boot kinda' slow, a...
by DaddyRabbit
Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: D975XBX2 problems with install/set-up
Replies: 27
Views: 12200

Just to clarify :oops: The Key called "EnableBigLba" with a value of dword:00000001 is IN the FILE named Parameters. It shows as the fourth key down from the top. I think I was getting confused by the reference to "Under" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Parameters] . Whi...
by DaddyRabbit
Sun Jan 14, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: D975XBX2 problems with install/set-up
Replies: 27
Views: 12200

Read your last post again and I think what I had before was incorrect!! So Ive deleted that file and added the "EnableBiglba" into the actual parameters file and then added the value data via the modify box-- am I getting there :rolleyes: Stuart. Correct, Under the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Curren...
by DaddyRabbit
Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: D975XBX2 problems with install/set-up
Replies: 27
Views: 12200

Stuart, The following key should be in the registry in this path. I think the "legacy_detection" is a different key. If the key is not there copy the text between the dashed lines into a text file, save it with a .reg extension and double click it and it will add the value to the registry. ------ Wi...
by DaddyRabbit
Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:25 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: D975XBX2 Marvell Controller Problem
Replies: 127
Views: 124594

Thanks DR, I got a new copy of XP with sp2 from my friend at Microsoft. I am now just waiting for the final word on the Intel board, which might be they are no good. SVP SPV07, No problem, this isn't an issue with the motherboard but is caused by XP. It actually has been a recurring issue with HDs ...
by DaddyRabbit
Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: D975XBX2 Marvell Controller Problem
Replies: 127
Views: 124594

Not sure what the "Boot Message" issue is but the HDD LED always on with Marvel disabled IS NOT fixed with this latest BIOS release.
by DaddyRabbit
Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: D975XBX2 problems with install/set-up
Replies: 27
Views: 12200

Hi- Thanks DaddyRabbit, I am not too worried about the present circumstances as everything is running ok ( I dont seem to have any AHCI drivers anyway- I got two Marvel floppys in my intel box!). With regard to the imaging of hard drive, I have a WD mybook premium external hd so is it possible to c...
by DaddyRabbit
Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: D975XBX2 problems with install/set-up
Replies: 27
Views: 12200

Stuart, Running in IDE is fine if NCQ and/or hot swap is not a concern. The previously posted method of gaining the full size of the Raptor works fine either way (I actually installed in IDE mode and did the Acronis image thing before installing the AHCI drivers from device manager). I installed the...
by DaddyRabbit
Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Im a Pentium n00b
Replies: 7
Views: 1850

Well Oblivion is a beast but I think maybe a higher end GFX card might get you more for your buck than a CPU upgrade. The 3.4 is not a slouch. That said my 8800GTS is my first Nvidia card since the Geforce2 days so I'm not up to speed with Geforce performance (e.g. 6 series vs. 7 series) I actually ...
by DaddyRabbit
Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Im a Pentium n00b
Replies: 7
Views: 1850

Sorry, I meant "What graphics card do you use"?
by DaddyRabbit
Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Im a Pentium n00b
Replies: 7
Views: 1850

Re: Im a Pentium n00b

Ok, my life on the pc pretty much consists of WoW and internet access. My old pc I built was all MSI Athlon stuff. I came across a deal that I took. A D915PBL with a Pentium4 3.4mhz cpu. Just curious, for my applications, what would the top 3 fastest and/or most dependable cpu's I could replace the...
by DaddyRabbit
Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: Intel Motherboard Forum
Topic: Insanely Slow 975XBX2 Boot Times (Bios Booting)
Replies: 14
Views: 5892

The ICH7R is actually a in the chipset, the Marvel is a third party controller. The reason for using it is to give user more SATA ports. The ICH7R can only support 4 ports natively so they tack on the Marvell to add on. I personally (with no real knowledge or data to back it up :) ) would defer to t...