New Computer Up and Running - Couple questions

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New Computer Up and Running - Couple questions

Post by rocktrout » Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:18 am

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 the process, I encountered two minor problems.

1. I installed a Samsung Sata DVD drive and everytime I tried to install either OS, it would crash. The Pioneer drive worked fine. Any ideas on the SATA drive problem?

2. When I run Vista, the video card fan runs non stop. It doesn't do this in XP. Any ideas how to control that fan. I did update the latest video drives from Nvidia.

System Specs:

motherboard - D975XBX2KR
processor - x6800
power - Corsair 620
memory - 4GB - Crucial Ballistix SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
video - EVGA 512-P2-N635-AR Geforce 7950GT KO 512MB
cpu cooling - ZALMAN CNPS9500
hd(OS/apps) - 2X - Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB
hd(storage) - Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM
case - Thermaltake Armor
DVD - Pioneer DVR-111D

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Post by sushrukh » Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:11 am

1. Are u providing the sata raid driver from floppy when u r installing XP ?
2. There must be some options in your Nvidia control panel to control the fan.Which version are u using ?

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Post by Kougar » Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:02 pm

In Vista the screen you are viewing / Areo Glass is being rendered by your GPU. This is probably keeping your graphics card warmer than it usually idles at, hence why you are noticing it. In XP the entire interface was simply offloaded onto the CPU and the graphics card was left completely idle.

I have heard Vista needs drivers for some SATA based optical drives, I could only guess this might be the issue. Once you installed Vista, install the drive and Vista will reconigze the drive and have no issues with it. This is what some others have reported anyway.
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Post by amdathlonfx » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:26 am

U can use Coolbits for ur Nvidia GPU.That has a option to run the fan always in the full speed.

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Post by SAMSAMHA » Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:21 pm

THE DRIVER IS NOT YET Fully optimized yet. I think nvidia just release a new beta driver for the gfx, have you try that?

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Post by InsolenceAndHeresy » Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:55 pm

as for your SATA DVD drive, maybe your motherboard doesn't support SATA optical drives.

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Post by amdathlonfx » Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:30 pm

Sata is Sata.If motherboard has Sata HDD support then it has to support Sata Optical drives too.

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