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Thread: How can I display time/date for VFD without using XPC tools?




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    Default How can I display time/date for VFD without using XPC tools?

    As you know, I have problems with my XPC tools on SG33G5m and I posted it here. Now my VFD is displaying 'Home Theater' which sucks

    Anyway I can display the date/time without using XPC Tools?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: How can I display time/date for VFD without using XPC tools?

    hey gameson,
    the VFD is directly controlled by the XPC tools, i know your having problems at the moment as it keeps crashing. I have people working on a solution for you as we speak.
    so please wait a little while longer.
    Eric
    SHUTTLE Technical Support

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    Default Re: How can I display time/date for VFD without using XPC tools?

    Hi Eric,

    Yeah, the good thing i didn't press that box to have it loaded at start up. My PC is stable now as long as XPC Tools is not loaded, so i don't use XPC Tools at the moment. I control everything via BIOS.

    I don't mind waiting as long as the next version is stable. I am just wondering how to display time/date, that's all.

    Thanks for your support.

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    Default Re: How can I display time/date for VFD without using XPC tools?

    Hey gameson,
    can you try OC from XPC tools instead of the BIOS and see if that works,
    should work as a temp solution.
    Eric
    SHUTTLE Technical Support

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    Default Re: How can I display time/date for VFD without using XPC tools?

    No, XPC tools has OC limited to FSB 360 MHz only. It won't go further than 360 MHz.

    I set up my BIOS FSB to 400 MHz. If BIOS FSB > 360 MHz, then you can't use XPC Tools as it will freeze the PC and reset all BIOS settings to default

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    Default Re: How can I display time/date for VFD without using XPC tools?

    yes i know, the XPC tools will not work when you have your BIOS overclocked.
    does your PC freeze right after you open XPC tools?
    I had someone test what you had and they were able to get the FSB to 400,
    open up XPC tools and as long as they dont try to change the FSB the PC was fine.
    But he did say XPC tools showed FSB as 399, while it was set to 400 in the BIOS.
    Eric
    SHUTTLE Technical Support

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    Default Re: How can I display time/date for VFD without using XPC tools?

    Really? That's very strange. My PC freeze right after I open the XPC Tools v 1.7. I tried this twice and I don't want to try it again as I have to go to BIOS and set up my BIOS again... And my XPC setting has been all default, meaning the FSB there is 333 MHz (same as my E6550 default setting)

    I assume he is testing it with v. 1.7?

    Oh, I can try to OC from XPC tools, but can only go up to 360 MHz from 333 MHz, and that's only when XPC tools is open and BIOS must be in 333 MHz.

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    Default Re: How can I display time/date for VFD without using XPC tools?

    Currently you can only have either the BIOS overclocking or XPC tools,
    Try reinstalling XPC tools to see if it will fix the freeze issue you are experiencing
    as we do not have that problem here.
    With FSB1333 CPU XPC tools will only be able to overclock to 360MHz,
    you should be able to use XPC tools without any problems when you overclocked
    from the BIOS.
    Let me know how it goes.
    Eric
    SHUTTLE Technical Support

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    Default Re: How can I display time/date for VFD without using XPC tools?

    Hi Eric,

    So I guess with FSB1333 (my CPU is E6550), 360 MHz is the limit? Any reason why? Will you revise that on the next version of XPC tools?

    If I launch XPC tools, lets say it won't freeze (I haven't try it yet), still the BIOS settings will be overwrite by XPC tools, is that correct? This is what I am seeing if lets say I set my BIOS FSB < 360 (i.e 350), then if I launch XPC tools with stock FSB 333 (or any number < 360), the FSB will go from 350 (BIOS setting) to 333 (XPC setting). I confirmed this by using cpu-z before opening up the XPC tools.

    What should happen is that XPC tools should read from BIOS settings then adjust per user desires instead of overwrite the BIOS settings when XPC tools is launched.

    Anyway, please confirm if this is right.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: How can I display time/date for VFD without using XPC tools?

    Yes tweaks and revision are on the way, but it might take some time.
    The reason is because when XPC tools was first launched there weren't
    any FSB133 MHz processors, and along the years little tweaks eventually
    stop working.
    Anyway XPC tools doesn't grab its info from the BIOS therefore it will not
    work if you have already overclocked from the BIOS.
    As long as you dont try to change the frequency after you open up XPC tools
    it will work fine.
    Eric
    SHUTTLE Technical Support

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