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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    I assume these numbers represent the video card at the limit? Then they're about 3-4% different, and I'd say the video drivers behavior or some difference in the host HW likely changes the timing slightly for the worse for this video card - the host doesn't have to be slower, just different. I...
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    Have you run the diagnostics? You can get to it from Device Manager Properties for the NIC, then the Link Speed tab. There's a button called "Diagnostics..."
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    I assume the front panel connector uses the Intel USB3 controller. There's no XP driver for this (from the Intel website): The Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver is not supported in Windows* XP or Windows* Vista. For these operating systems, make sure your BIOS settings have...
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    Did you follow up and investigate in Windows? If you have devices that are reporting themselves as multiple USB devices, then you want your BIOS to understand that. Also, even if you have no external USB hubs attached, you may have multiple USB hubs. I know some Motherboards use hubs to...
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    I wouldn't worry too much about this. Go into Device Manager and find the USB VID and PID for your keyboards (Details tab, Hardware Ids Property), then look them up. In my case I have two "keyboards". One is my logitech G9x mouse, probably so it can send keystrokes to Windows.
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    When Windows 7 is installing, is this BSOD before the first reboot or after? If before, then some HW in your machine is probably bad since all Windows setup is doing is copying files to the disk. If after, it could be bad HW or a driver, because that phase includes the PnP driver installation...
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    If the hard drive is still functional, it's unlikely to be a hard drive problem. Normally problems seeing disks are related to drivers for the storage controller. Let's go over some things here: 1. Your old copy of Windows has drivers and configuration information specific to your old...
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    Did you reinstall Windows on this new machine, or are you booting the copy of Windows installed on the old machine? Unless you really know what you're doing, you should reinstall.
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    That and the inability to set the lower duty cycle below 60. The manual says it can be done, I read the manual before I bought this board, and now I find that unless I'm running Fan Xpert 2 (which is excellent), my machine is extremely noisy. My chassis fans go over 2000 RPM, but only around...
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    OK, just timed mine and it takes 22 seconds from power-on to when the POST appears to be finished. I think that's longer than you were talking about. I didn't really think anything of it. I have the following: To compare to yours, I have a P8Z77-V (BIOS 0906), i5-3570K @ stock, 8 GB RAM...
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    You don't say what you have plugged into your motherboard. Cards, drives, CD/DVD in a drive?
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    Intel ISCSI boot

    A little late, but here goes: The iSCSI Option ROM should tell you when it's attempting to get link, will display info on the targets and will show you the target LUN info, like LUN size, when it successfully logs into the target. You can use CTRL-D to change the iSCSI Boot config. If...
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    Where are my NVIDIA Drivers for Vista?

    Boy, I guess people have wildly different expectations. Complex products always have problems out of the gate. Early adopters know (or should) this. My sound card has beta drivers, I hear that I shouldn't connect my iPod before an update is released and I'll need to fork out for a Nero update...
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    Windows rant from a gamer

    OK, point accepted. And I do understand, since I was in that boat once with the Amiga. Funny how it's changed - the hardware is all the same now, but people are arguing about different OSes.
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    Windows rant from a gamer

    Hmm, well we'd need a real game developer to talk about what's available for Linux vs Windows and how that affects the development of a game. I have the feeling the DX, plus all the tools from 3rd parties, plus VC++ and it's debugger, plus well-tuned drivers equals a much better game...
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    Windows rant from a gamer

    Well, then lets ask this another way. What if the games were ported to Linux, but because the infrastructure (tools, middleware, drivers) either weren't as good or were non-existent, the games were only 50-75% as good as the DX version. What then? Would you still play the Linux version?
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    Windows rant from a gamer

    I'm conservative with my money! I certainly don't view that as a fault ;)
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    Windows rant from a gamer

    So, MS has spent tons of resources to make their platform better to program for and support cutting-edge hardware in games and that makes them bad. Do you think if MS hadn't bothered to create DirectX, that games would be better somehow? It seems to me that Linux doesn't have the...
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    Running Games without Windows clutter

    Exactly. Let's rephrase the question: "Why does my Xbox at 720x480 run faster than my PC at 1280x1024/1600x1200/whatever?" Pretty darned obvious. Without looking into it, there are probably other graphics and physics things the Xbox isn't doing. Equivalent games look far better on my...
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    Vista SUCKS at multicore...why do I want vista again? :(

    I don't know. There've been these rumors of "reverse hyperthreading". I don't know if the OS needs to support that or not. And as others have pointed out, there are probably compilers coming that can take parallelize code. The thing I talked about in my previous post, the shared L2 cache...
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    Vista SUCKS at multicore...why do I want vista again? :(

    Wow, amazing how far some people will run with a comment they don't understand. Back in 1988, NT design requirements included SMP support, reentrancy and preemptive multitasking. So the NT line, NT 3.1, 3.51, 4.0, Win2K, XP, 2K3 Server have all been "optimized" for multiple CPUs. Now...
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    Hitachi 250GB SATA $119.99AR

    Hitachi Deskstar 7K250 250GB SATA retail kit, Model: HDS722525VLSA80. 3 year warranty. I found this at the Fry's in Oregon last night (Friday 10/8). $159.99 with $40 mail-in rebate. They also had the Seagate 160GB $99.99 - $50 rebate and Hitachi 160GB $119.99 - $60 rebate deals...
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    Hitachi 160gb HDD $49.99 AR

    I copied the two partitions on my first HD to my new Hitachi 160GB I got on this deal last night. It's now my boot drive. I expect it to be reliable. Everywhere you go, someone chimes in about Deathstar etc, etc, etc. The facts as I understand them: IBM made one design error on the...
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