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    Default Re: New Build GA-EP45-DS3 + Q9550

    What post by me?

    Just chiming in here guys, nice chat on PSU's you got going.

    Just thought I would rimind you that if you do get your new drive for RAID and the Firmware does not match up you can always flash it to the one you want (I'd flash whichever drive has the older with newer firmware)

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    Hey LSD Nice to see you around. Just some post somewere about Mosfet Heat sinks that you can stick on. Yeah I know I could flash the firmware but I have an interesting situation. I have 2 X 1tb seagate ST3100333AS drives and one has the "latest" Firmware on there website which fixes the "bricking" issue they "had". And the newer of the two drives has some completely different not on any website firmware version that i cant find anything about. So I just ordered a 3rd one from the place I got the last one so hopefully it will have the same firmware and were good to go. I cant remember the versions but Ill post on it later maybe. Im so excited.
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
    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)
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    Gigabyte Poseidon Chassis
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    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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    Default Re: New Build GA-EP45-DS3 + Q9550

    Ohh, I looked a few posts back trying to figure out what you was referring too, but guess not far enough. See what happens when I am gone, even I am lost

    Ahh well you can likely still just flash them all with the newer firmware. I just flashed my 500GB with the (FIX IT) firmware even though the serial lookup thing said the drive was not affected by the "Issue"

    If you need some help finding out about this mysterious firmware let me know and post the Firmware name and I'll have a look around with you. It was likely just some in between firmware though, after the "Issue" Before the "Fix"

    Ohh hey, if you do need some info/links to Mosfet sinks let me know and I can link you up to a few nice ones.

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    [QUOTE=Lsdmeasap;305155]Ohh, I looked a few posts back trying to figure out what you was referring too, but guess not far enough. See what happens when I am gone, even I am lost QUOTE]

    LMFAO

    I'm not 100% sure of the firmware version, im at "Work" right now but I will try and have a look because im sure Ive posted it somewere on here.

    Tell me, do you think I will need additional heat sinkage on the EP45-DS3 board running XMS2 800 and E8500 E0 @ 400X9.5? @1.25v
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
    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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    Yeah I cant find it. I know that one had the SD15 but its now like SD16B or something and the other was something like C16A or something yeah. If that helps.

    Ok So Im new @ RAID. I have no IDEA how to set it up. I can probably work out the windows side of it, put RAID drivers on USB load when going to install windows. Check. But what about setting it up for RAID 1 in the BIOS? And formatting the drives. Should I do a "deep" format that I have heard of? If so How the hell do I do that. I dont like the way Vista onwards formats drives it toooo quick. lol.
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
    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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    Ah Hu I Found it LSDMEASAP. The Older drive has the SD1B Firmware which is the "latest" version I can find on the Seagate website. The Newer Drive has CC1F firmware?? IDK they both work but I want to know which is the one I should be going with? Do you have the resources to find out more info LSD?

    I found some good info for setting up a RAID. I didnt realise it was soo easy. Looks like its gunna be sweet.
    http://www.csd.dficlub.org/forum/showthread.php?t=6039
    Last edited by NimrodAUS; 07-02-2009 at 06:34 PM.
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
    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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    nice build specs! your getting the same ram as me too :) the G.skills 4GB! make sure you crank the voltage up to 2.00v to get em running properly. bios on auto will give em 1.8v, but if you go in to the G/skills forusm the first thing they tell u is crank it up to 2.00 v which is within the 2.0-2.1v specs given by them.

    i had a look at my CPU its a C1 would be interesting to see if we could both get our CPUs to the magical 4Ghz mark! :)

    im still deciding on the aftermarket cooler, its between the ocz vendetta 2, thermalright and noctua
    GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS5 F12 BIOS
    INTEL Q9550 2.83Ghz
    G.SKILLS 4GB PC8500 1066Mhz
    XFX 8800GTS 320MB
    COOLERMASTER REAL POWER 850W PSU
    WD 300GB VELOCIRAPTOR
    3 X 500GB SAMSUNG F1
    AKASA ECLIPSE CASE

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    Hey elite786, Yeah I know the G'Skill needs a little more omphff. If you want my 2 cents worth I would get the Noctua. The one im Getting as I do serious researching before I buy anything and read like all the reviews and talk to people that have em and stuff and not only does it cool like awesome but its quiet. its not as "Pretty" as some others buy I HATE clear windows cases so its not an issue. Theres nothing wrong with the C1 Stepping Q9550.

    So basically my everyday replacement PC is turning into my Hard Core Kick ass PC which pretty much leave my Christmas Build PC obsolete. But I will keep the Good Graphics card in with the E8500 because I will still use it as my gaming computer because its hooked up to the 32in LCD. Im going to be laughing when I crank this new Quad Core up on a fresh install of Windows 7 64bit. Its going to encode my DVD's so quick. My Pentium D 950 Does 2hours of Video in about 45Minutes. My C2D E8500 does it in about 20minutes so im hoping that Nero and the like will utilise the quad cores????????????????? This is the bit I hate. I have all the bits coming from like 4 different shops from all over the country and they will all arrive at different times which sucks. Im hoping all before the weekend.
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
    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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    This is tweaktowns own review on the Noctua NH-U12P Noctua NH-U12P CPU Cooler Introduction :: TweakTown
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
    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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    thanks for the link :) lol i know which cooler im going for now!

    i see your in australia, where bouts? i have family in brisbane and sydney
    GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS5 F12 BIOS
    INTEL Q9550 2.83Ghz
    G.SKILLS 4GB PC8500 1066Mhz
    XFX 8800GTS 320MB
    COOLERMASTER REAL POWER 850W PSU
    WD 300GB VELOCIRAPTOR
    3 X 500GB SAMSUNG F1
    AKASA ECLIPSE CASE

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