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

    HAHA Voodoo I mean HP! I checked them out the other day by customer request and was surprised to see that they now only offer 2-3 machines

    Dell = OEM/generic Only here, I mean waste of cash for an overclocker/gamer, even the way to overpriced 3-5000 ones. Sure they are fine for an office machine, or a general surfer/email checking type of user but that's about it I think.

    Dell bought out Alienware, hopefully they don't take that down the drain, I think those are overpriced as well but they are nice machines

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

    I have Rev 1.3 board and it appears identical physically to Rev 1.1, components all match, heat sinks are same have F8D on both.... Just RMA'd Rev 1.1 as LAN ports stopped working...
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    Default Re: A Couple of questions about the GA-X48-DS5

    I mean Voodoo as in 3Dfx Voodoo 1,2 & 3 Video Cards back in the 90's Voodoo3 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    I had a 3Dfx Voodoo 3 3000 16Mb PCI Card. It made Quake look sick and Halflife was now playable.

    I only bought the dell I have and use as my daily driver because I had no money and I used there Finance and it was resonably Priced for what it was when i got it. I would by More dell laptops as well as they are good. I set up a customer of mine with an Dell I7 "Server" with raid 1 which is what i liberated the HD4850 From. lol. Not gunna need it sitting on top of a cupboard. I didnt wanna have to worry about warranty and stuff, they its onsite with the XPS warranty so its all good. They are not bad systems, and they seem ok quality, ive had no problems with my Pentium D system except that its a bit slow now. thats why i built my Sig system for games now. NowThe wife can screw this dell system up as much as she likes. Alienware, I was looking at there website the other day just for interest, and OMG what a bunch of Rip off C**NTS. I tripple check this, but to add another 7200RPM SATA 1TB HDD it was $918 AUD. Fark that. I dont go much on there cases either.

    Thats right, 3Dfx rocked for the Original Half Life cause it had the option for OPENGL with 3Dfx Mini Drivers and it made it look even better.
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    Default Re: A Couple of questions about the GA-X48-DS5

    Quote Originally Posted by NZMks View Post
    I have Rev 1.3 board and it appears identical physically to Rev 1.1, components all match, heat sinks are same have F8D on both.... Just RMA'd Rev 1.1 as LAN ports stopped working...
    I had a Rev 1.3 board, but after a bunch of stuffed parts I got for the build I ended up RMA'ing that board and the replacement was a Rev 1.1 I contacted Megabuy were I got it from in AUS and they said that all they had in was rev 1.1 Anyway it didnt really bother me, I think the only difference I could find was the latch on the PCI-e Slots I think is different but who card. As long as the bit ch keeps working ill be happy.

    LAN ports not working hey, that doesnt sound ideal. I hope mine doesnt do any crazy shi t like that. Now I have my ATI card its the more sick kick ass system ive used. To be Honest it really does fly along better doing most everyday stuff than that STOCK 920 I7 dell System did with RAID 1. Im sure for video edit and stuff it will kick but my C2D already encodes a DVD in 1/3 the time my Pentium D does so Im happy. Ill just wait till I7's come down a bit then Ill move the C2D to the daily comp and the I7 can be my new gaming rig. I also want to wait till they work out all the little bugs.
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    Default Re: A Couple of questions about the GA-X48-DS5

    Ahh, I thought you meant Voodoo the PC Builders, used to be like Alienware, but nicer. Now not to hot.

    Ya they (Alienware) have crazy prices, you can build 3 systems (BETTER) From scratch with the same amount you would pay for one after a customize build price is revealed to you

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

    lol... I bought my first Voodoo 2 card in 1998 for my P2 400 Gaming machine with 256M RAM to play Starcraft!!!
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    Default Re: A Couple of questions about the GA-X48-DS5

    I like the i7 chips... Built a gaming machine for a client using the 920 CPU, gotta say it was absolutly outstanding!!!
    Have never really liked ATI, and don't seem to have problems with my 8800GT but will have to do some research into next upgrade (due soon)
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    Hi Nimrod,

    I'm glad to found your message.
    THis behaviour simply killing me.

    > After switching off PSU, (so disconnet from 220V),
    first boot is until 1-2 sec than turn off for 3-4 sec.
    Than starts normally.

    It is definetly not your psu or beta bios problem.
    I'm on factory packed x48-ds5 with f7.
    No overclock or overclock does not matter.

    I was on chieftec psu since long time (several 400W, than 450 and 550), but now replaced by Crosair VX550.
    And this TWO PHASE Start is a PAIN ! I have feel my hard drives pain. :-(

    I don't know what causing this.

    (I know about that gigabyte mobo "problem", when set something in ram or cpu tweak, than motherboard switch off the computer and restart again, but this is still to fast switch back on the computer, because 7200rpm HARD DRIVES CAN'T STOP THEIR MOVING, and for electrics fast turn off on is a russian roulette).

    I don't know a reason for me to go for f8c, I have no use my computer in AHCI yet. (I don't know that there is any other news in this new BIOS version)

    What we can do now ?

    Best Regards,
    Pubem

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    Yeah I never really thought about it that way. I'm not sure if its even powered up long enough for my HDD to spin up but I will have a listen next time I turn it on. Its not ideal doing the "Two Phase" turn on but at this stage the only solution is to not disconnect it from the power outlet in the wall.
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
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    Gigabyte ODIN GT 800Watt PSU
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    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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    Hi,

    Do you know about THIS behaviour on newer x58 GB mobos ?

    I going to buy an X58 extreme, but if this problem exist, maybe I would go to asus p6t deluxe.
    My studio audio card (price of the complete i7cpu/ram/mobo) card not start many times when booting on this doubled start.
    In this case 3 poweron/off cycle for one start. Too tricky for me.


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