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    Default Re: A Couple of questions about the GA-X48-DS5

    Ya, I am not sure why D was pulled. I have not heard anything about it, maybe it was posted then they just added something or quicly corrected something and just went back and named the new one F8C again?

    So is the acer using the latest or at least a new Everest? What Chipset is in the board?

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    Yeah Its an ATI board chipset thats about all I can get as the HDD is Fried now and just BSOD and what not, SMART says the drive has exceeded 70 Degrees C. That cant be good. The other Seagate drive right ontop of it was 32 Degrees so there is something very wrong with that WD drive. It was just a open question. dont spend too much time thinking about it LSD. Im going to reseat the Cooler on the CPU its wierd that the Cores are cool when the CPU is roasting, maybe that has something to do with it restart? TEMP shutdown or something? IDK. Its still under warranty anyway so its going back to ACER "again" im not going to spend to much time on it. God ACER are such piles of crap. The only computers Ive had to fix in ages are ACER. Laptops HDD die, as well as desktop HDD;s and PSU's
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    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
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    Gigabyte ODIN GT 800Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Quad Q9550 E0 @ 3.4Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Noctua NH-U12P + AS5
    G.Skill 2X2GB F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
    2 X ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB (Crossfired)
    Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA IPS
    2 X 1TB Seagate 7200.11 in RAID 1
    Pioneer DVR216 SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------
    Gigabyte Poseidon Chassis
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 (Rev. 1.0 BIOS v.F9)
    ASUS Artic Square CPU Cooling with AS5
    Thermaltake TR2 RX 550Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Duo E8500 E0 @ 3.8Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Corsair 2 X 2Gb XMS2 PC6400C5 DDR2
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    1 X Seagate 1TB 7200.12 + Seagate 750GB 7211.11
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    Default Re: A Couple of questions about the GA-X48-DS5

    Odd, I see what you mean. They have so many servers they likely just lost track of what is what.

    D has been pulled though, reasons unknown to me but if it is working fine for you then I'd keep using it as there is no need to flash if you like the BIOS

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    Default Re: A Couple of questions about the GA-X48-DS5

    I found why this is, maybe this is your thread? If not this user has found the same issues anyway >>

    In Taiwan GIGABYTE write more than one person BIOS files.
    If a writer begins his work, he gets the next lower-case letters for his work, such as a, so if it seven BIOS versions were F8a.
    That his earlier work, does not necessarily mean that its BIOS will be ready quicker than the work of Scribe B, who has worked F8b.

    Logical?
    If further work is started, you want to unnecessarily upset the order and then it just an "old" BIOS for the "newer" appear. When the beta is quite common (it is not even released any beta). In the final
    versions of course not.
    GIGABYTE Forum

    Translation >>
    Translated version of http://62.109.81.232/cgi-bin/sbb/sbb.cgi?&a=show&forum=12&show=853

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    Hey Thanks LSD for your research. Na its not my thread, I only have Tweaktown, SevenForums & streetcommodores membership as well as the torrent community.

    I understand why they do it now, but its still a silly idea. Why dont they just make one BIOS that has all fixes. lol. Oh well Im sticking to F8d as it works fine and infact I dont think F8b would let me run with no voltage up's however F8d im running 3.8ghz with absolutly no voltage increases on anything which is good. Nice and stable. P.S ATI rocks over Nvidia man, you may remember a while back I was tellin you about my 8800GT dramas, well all is perfect as soon as I put in the HD4850.
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    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB
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    Default Re: A Couple of questions about the GA-X48-DS5

    Ya, I agree it is confusing, especially for the consumer/beta testers.

    Yeap, stick to what you know and like, Some people swear by a old BIOS and never use new ones so it is all up to you. I always try all new ones of course, yet to find an older one I like for any recent boards so I have always been running the latest Beta's but of course I do a lot of testing on various things for users so I generally need to test things in the latest Beta's anyway.

    I agree, No Nvidia here in any of my builds, nor do I suggest it to my customers. I personally only use Sapphire cards in my own setups

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    Yeah I dont think Id go back to NVIDIA anytime soon. The ATI just seems so much easier and I like there contol panel heaps. In house fan control is so easy, just one click on the toolbar icon. Ive read you like the Sapphire cards and they are available over here in Aus, however my HD4850 from all I can tell is either just flat out Dell, or just a plan jane ATI as its the Reference card all over. Temps were high but i have the fan set at 40% all the time, can hardly hear it and i just crank the volume anyway, Idles at like 29 C and load 60's. Cant be happier. p.s in GPU-z its got vendor as Dell so IDK. But For free, the price was right!
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    Intel Core2Quad Q9550 E0 @ 3.4Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Noctua NH-U12P + AS5
    G.Skill 2X2GB F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
    2 X ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB (Crossfired)
    Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA IPS
    2 X 1TB Seagate 7200.11 in RAID 1
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    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------
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    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB
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    Default Re: A Couple of questions about the GA-X48-DS5

    Ya, sounds like a Dell to me then!

    I have 3870 Toxic cards, very nice. Since I do not game or anything last years high tech is normally what I buy. Price was right for me as well, 70-80 apiece I paid for them

    I used to like Nvidia year ago, but hate them now and have not used one at all for several years now. Everyone has there own opinion on that of course, I hated all the Nvidia driver errors and see people daily say the same about ATI so who knows?

    I know I never have ANY Driver issues with Sapphire cards

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    Ever Since Voodoo went down I have been using NVIDIA, Ive never really had any problems with them untill the 8800GT up from a 7300LE. The 8800GT was a Sparkle Brand. SH IT as. It died got the replacement and its near death lol. The Dell HD4850 Should be pretty good quality. Dell are pretty good in AUS. Ive never had trouble with any dell's
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    Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 MB (Rev. 1.1 BIOS v.F8c)
    Gigabyte ODIN GT 800Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Quad Q9550 E0 @ 3.4Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Noctua NH-U12P + AS5
    G.Skill 2X2GB F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
    2 X ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB (Crossfired)
    Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA IPS
    2 X 1TB Seagate 7200.11 in RAID 1
    Pioneer DVR216 SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------
    Gigabyte Poseidon Chassis
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 (Rev. 1.0 BIOS v.F9)
    ASUS Artic Square CPU Cooling with AS5
    Thermaltake TR2 RX 550Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Duo E8500 E0 @ 3.8Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Corsair 2 X 2Gb XMS2 PC6400C5 DDR2
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    1 X Seagate 1TB 7200.12 + Seagate 750GB 7211.11
    Sony SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
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