Well, everything worked perfectly BEFORE I started adding more drives to it.
THATS when all the problems started.
But, I now know that a lot of that was due to the BIOS settings.
And in fact, I suspect ALLL of my problems are related to the BIOS.
In either case though, right now I’m on the verge, and I mean seriously too, on the verge
of shelving this thing and going back to my rock solid old computer and just leaving this one
in the closet untill the rest of the world gets caught up with 64bit, then I can install
the XP64 and hopefully by then people will all have drivers for that OS?
I keep having nothing but hassles with this thing!
(my head and neck and back are KILLING ME!)
I had to go back to running my RAM at the slower speed of 333 (AUTO), instead of the
speed the RAM is set to run at, which is 400 because I have no clue how to set those sorts of things?
And I’ve been told that the RAM works on the CPU clock speed or something like that,
but again, I have no clue what that really even means or how to set things so they all work
together and I sure as hell don’t want to go through tearing into this thing ONE MORE TIME,
just to pull a battery out to reset things or something.
And what’s with the video card flashing whenever I go into the Display panel Options?
The screen goes black and then turns back on!
Never heard of such BS like that before?! And yes, I just updated the drivers last
night to the most recent and I still get weird things with this vid card.
And am I really supposed to have the card connected to a power supply or what?
They don’t say anything about it in the manuals, yet the pictures show it being connected.
And when I reboot the system or just shut it off, sometimes it gives me a blue screen
of death with the message about the windows XP logon thingy isn’t working.
(Hey!, XP, I’m NOT loging ON, I’m logging OFF!)
So it just sits there doing nothing until I manually turn off the power!
Which means of course, that I can’t just walk away and know that it’ll all shut off.
I have to stand here and WATCH it all and MAKE SURE that it really shuts off.
And periodically, it beeps a warning, but no clue what it’s trying to tell me?
I suppose I could turn off the warning monitoring thingy, but that seems kinda pointless?
So, you all can trust me on this one, later today I’ll be back to my good old slow machine,
you know, the one that WORKS!
Then some age when I get more money
(since I’ve already spent nearly or more then 2 grand for this thing)
I’ll go ahead and PAY someone else to fix this crap for me.
No one deserves this much crap from a system!
And I want my old keyboard back too!
Why can’t they just make keyboards like they used to?, you know, nice and simple?
Noooo… they have to add all sorts of stupid extra buttons that just clutter things up and get in my way.
I don’t need no dumb power on and off buttons right on the keyboard for Pete’s sake!
They got a Delete key right next to my Enter key and I keep accidentally hitting the
stupid Delete key which seems to delete everything you just typed or some other
screwy random thing it feels like doing, since you don’t for sure know what you hit?
I just want a NORMAL keyboard!, but I’m assuming there is no such thing anymore these days?
Ummm, anyway, just venting
Wished I could find some actual instructions on how to set up your settings and such?
And I mean, instructions that NORMAL people can read, not super complicated BS that
no one can understand about strange things with strange sounding technical words.
The manuals that come with the vid card and the MoBo only tell you what things are,
but fail to mention how to use them OR set them and all that.
Maybe I can post this up for MadMax to read and see if he has any suggestions?
Since this is the system he recommended and it IS an awesome system, it just needs to work
My Vue render times are cut completely in half!
How can you beat that!?
And that’s ith it not even coming CLOSE to using up my resources, like it does on the other system.
So I truely DO want this to work.
And if and when it does work “properly”, I’ll go back to using my good old corroded,
keys-sticking KeyTronics keyboard. At least it’s made for a MAN and not some little kid,
like this new keyboard feels like LOL Do they think everyone has pin fingures?
Just one of my fingures will almost always hit more then one key on this thing LOL
Anyway, I got a headache…for some reason, jeeze, I can’t imagine what from?