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HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: Asus p4c800. (so p4c800 nothing non luxe, deluxe or SE or anything)
CPU: Intel P4 3.0 socket 478 stepping blabla 512KB cache blabla @ 3.6MHz
Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 6 with Zalman fan
Memory: 1Gb: 2x 512 pc3200 with Akasa Heatspreaders
Video: saphire 9600XT 128 @ 533/338
Video Cooler: Zalman single heatpipe passive cooler
Case: Coolermaster Centurion 1
Power supply: Aopen 400W
CD Writer: sony CDRW
DVD Writer: NEC
Floppy: none
HDD 1: WD 200Gb SATA
HDD 2: none
Sound: on-board (only using stereo so why bother)
LAN: on-board
SCSI adapter: huh?
Video capture: none
Keyboard: Logitech MX700
Mouse: Logitech MX700
Network: no internet just lan con with server for updates
Other: Coolermaster Areogate 2, Musketeer 1, 80mm blue led casefan at the front and Round flatcable. Zalman 80 mm casefan at the rear and on the hyper 6, Akasa 120mm blue led at the bottom (custom hole). Noise reduction pads around, ground clearance studs. Acer 79g 17" monitor, Denon Amplifier, Phillips Speakers.

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=empty, 4=empty, 5=empty.
Pri IDE: Sony and Nec
Sec IDE: nothing
SATA1: WD 200Gb
SATA2: nothing
SATA RAID1: none
SATA RAID2: none
Pri RAID: none
Fans: nothing, al is regulated by the Areogate

BIOS Setup:
Version. Important custom settings.

SOFTWARE Setup:
HDD formatting & partitioning.3 partitions all NTFS approx 50,50,100Gb, Xp pro Sp2 standard installation.

PURPOSE:
To Game or not to game (also using it to render inventor drawings and digital photography)

COMMENTS:
Akasa fan is loud Coolermaster is good Zalman is quiet

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1. Well, everything is working fine but Sisoft says my Sata disk is not in optimal data transfer mode??? HELP :eek:
 

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ASUS P4C800-Deluxe (NON E)

HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: ASUS P4C800-Deluxe (NON E)
CPU: P4 3.2 GHz (Northwood) @3.6GHz
Cooler: Gamer ZS Dual heat pipe fan combo
Memory: amnt & part# Centon Value Ram 1 GB (512MB x 2) oc'd @ 225MHz
Video: ATI AIW 9800 Pro
Case: Antec P160
Power supply: Antec 400W (? not sure but it has removable wires)
CD Writer: TDK 12x single layer DVD burner
DVD Writer: same as above
Floppy: none
HDD 1: WD740G Raptor 10,000 RPM
HDD 2: WD740G Raptor 10,000 RPM
Sound: Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Gamer
LAN: 3com onboard 10/100/1000
SCSI adapter:
Video capture: AIW 9800 pro
Keyboard: Logitech cordelss desktop
Mouse: Logitech MX700
Network:
Other: Monitor =56" Samsung DLP TV with DVI connections 1280 X 720

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=Audicy 2 ZS, 3=empty, 4=empty, 5=empty.
Pri IDE: TDK Drive
Sec IDE: n/c
SATA1: n/c
SATA2: n/c
SATA RAID1: n/c
SATA RAID2: n/c
Pri RAID: WD Raptor 740G
Fans: 2 x 120mm front and Back

BIOS Setup:
Version. 1017 all manual overclocking being used
Instant music off
Game port disabled
OC=16 X 225
CPU Voltage set to 1.6 v. very stable
Memory set to auto

SOFTWARE Setup:
NTFS Nothing special

PURPOSE:
Gaming and watching DVD's

COMMENTS:
No problems with this board what soever nor my Mom and dads P4P800-E Del.
Problems with P4S800-E Deluxe however still haven't got that one back from ASUS.
 

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A Working P4C800E deluxe finally

At last after a long time I think this machine is stable.

The last problem problem was that hard disk where most of my applications, games and so on, had a problem. After some use, mostly with games, I had a random crash. I have had quite many different blue screens with and without text. Sw which used hard disk crashed most.

Then I downloaded a Maxtors drivecheck sw, for a fun. Longer test said there were some problems in one drive. Now when all programs are in different hard disks, there has been only one crash. Perhaps virus check during playing is too much or that the problem drive was still installed. Not anymore.

Other problems solved?

Updating Atis display drivers may cause problems. Driver clean and reinstallation helped.

Updating bios with older updater causes problems. Like Promise bios not showing during boot. By the way, 160G drive is in parallel Raid connnector and in IDE mode. So it works in IDE mode!

What else can go wrong?



My Machine:
Intended for video editing but used mostly for gaming.
P4 3GHz
MB P4C800E deluxe
Ram 2*512MB
Display controller Ati 9800 pro 128 Ver 4.12
2 HD 80GB+160GB Maxtor and Samsung. This Maxtor is OK.
DVD-rom drive and dvd+- writer
Power supply Antec 430W

Win XPproSP2
Bios 1019
Virus shield from F-secure
Internal sound and network adapters

Regards, L
 

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I would also consider a different PSU, that Antec 430 doesn't sound like its making the cut, especially with a 9800 pro, It could have also been a cause of your HD acting up. A good Sparkle, Fortron, Enermax or PC Power & Cooling 480W+ is more like what you should have for your set up. You should always delete the old vid drivers before updating to the new ones, and flashing the bios requires the use of the latest liveupdate or AFUDOS utility. And, yes, trying to do a virus check while gamming is never reccomended. If you are still having the occasional bsod, then I would also look at your memory....check that the timings are correct, ddr ref voltage is @2.75V, Turbo disabled as well as spread spectrum in the bios....good luck and please post back and let us know how its going
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Hey Guys-

I resell Asus... havent heard prob 1 about this board! Wow... anyhow, I built a system on one of these boards, didnt have a lick of trouble - I doubt I was pushing it as hard as others out there do, it was for a sign shop owner/designer.

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My P4C800E Deluxe setup

System specs:

Case: Voyeurmods Bad @ss all aluminum

Mobo: P4C800E Deluxe Rev. 1.xx

CPU: Northwood 3GHz D1 stepping @ 3.8GHz idle 31C (1.585v)

CPU cooler: Zalman 7000b (used Zalman thermal paste provided)

PSU: OCZ Powerstream 520w

VGA: Geforce 6800 Ultra -- core 445 MHz memory 1.14 GHz (both OCZ shielded cables pluged in)

Memory: OCZ Platinum PC3200 EL rev2 (2x512) dual channel 2-2-2-5 (2.85v)

Sound Card: Soundblaster Audigy Platinum eX

BIOS: 1019

OS: Windows XP Pro SP2

HD: 2 SATA Western Digital 160GB and 1 20GB WD 7200 speed

BIOS Config

Primary IDE Master WD200BA (20GB Western Digital for pagefile on first partition)

Third IDE Master WD1600JD (boot drive, system files on first partition of 50MB, OS on second)

Fourth IDE Master WD1600JD (another pagefile of fixed size first partition, gaming partion, other files on other partitions)

IDE config

Enhanced Mode

P-ATA + S-ATA

HDD Detect Time: Quick

Advanced

Jumperfree Config

CPU Frequency: 254
DRAM Frequency: Auto

Performance Mode (PAT) Standard
(can be a source of stability problems, if so set to auto)

Chipset

Performance Acceleration Mode: Enabled
(can be a source of stability problems, if so set to auto)

DRAM Idle Timer: Auto

DRAM Refresh Rate: Auto

Graphics Aperture Size: 256MB
(much confusion about this, check these links for more info)

http://www.tweak3d.net/articles/aperture-size/

http://www.ocfaq.com/article.php/overclocking/vidcard/43

http://www.rojakpot.com/default.aspx?location=8&var1=0&var2=234

Spread Spectrum: Disabled

http://www.rojakpot.com/default.aspx?location=8&var1=0&var2=133

ICH Delayed Transaction: Enabled

Limited information, refers to the I/O controller Hub which is part of the Intel Hub Architecture. The memory controller (MCH) is

connected to the ICH via a bus. MCH provides support for memory and

AGP while ICH provides connectivity for PCI, USB, sound, IDE hard disks

and LAN.I believe enabling provides more stability.

MPS Revision: 1.4

http://www.rojakpot.com/default.aspx?location=8&var1=0&var2=110

Onboard Devices Config

Serial Port Addresses: Disabled

PCI/PnP

Plug and Play OS: No (allows BIOS to assign IRQ instead of Windows)

PCI Latency Timer: 248 (I only have one PCI card)

http://www.rojakpot.com/default.aspx?location=8&var1=0&var2=138

Pallete Snooping: Disable

PCI/VGA Palette Snoop:
• Enabled: This item must be set to Enabled if any ISA adapter card installed in the computer requires VGA palette snooping. If enabled the MPEG card can be synchronised with PCI/VGA. Also enable this when you use a VGA/TV converter.
• Datatrak, a scuba diving computer interface program for an uwatec dive computer, will refuse to run if pci/vga palette snoop is not enabled.
• Disabled: Default and best choice.

Ref: http://www.wimsbios.com/

PCI Bus Mastering: Enabled

http://www.pcguide.com/ref/mbsys/buses/types/pciMastering-c.html


Suggestions:

If purchasing a 6800 Ultra VGA card it requires the space of the nearest PCI slot due to the extra large heatsink. Also, I noticed that if you place a large PCI card in the next available PCI slot the airflow is restricted and causes the VGA core to run about 10C hotter. So give the card some space to help it cool itself.


No complaints here about this ASUS P4C800E Deluxe except for a bit of trouble initially with recognizing the hard drives.
 

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My P4C800E-deluxe works

Motherboard: Asus P4C800-E Deluxe.
CPU: P4 3.0E GHz HT 800FSB retail.
Cooler: Intel heat sink/fan with thermal compound.
Memory: 1GB Corsair TWINX1024-3200XLPT
Video: ATI ALL-IN-WONDER 9600XT
Case: Not a brand name but a silver case with clear sides (4 fans)
Power supply: Antec 480W TrueBlue PSU
CD Writer/DVD combo: LiteOn Combo SOHC-5232K (black bezel)
DVD Writer: None.
Floppy: Basic Mitsumi (black).
HDD 1: Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm, 160GB SATA
HDD 2: none
Sound: Onboard.
LAN: Onboard.
SCSI adapter: None.
Video capture: None.
Keyboard: Microsoft Internet Keyboard.
Mouse: Microsoft PS/2 (two button w/scroll wheel).
Network: none
Monitor: BenQ FP731 17" Flat Panel
Speakers: my denon A/V receiver

HARDWARE Connections:

PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=empty, 4=empty, 5=Intel 536EP V.92 modem.
Pri IDE: master=LiteOn Combo SOHC-5232K
Sec IDE: master=none
SATA1: Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm, 160GB SATA
SATA2: None.
SATA_RAID1: None.
SATA_RAID2: None.
Pri RAID: n/c

BIOS Setup:

Currently on v.1019. HT enabled. Boot- Seagate only.


SOFTWARE Setup:
O/S: Windows XP Professional with SP2. (Installed from a normal Xp CD that I slipstreamed with SP2 and made a boot CD).

PURPOSE:
Intended as a gaming/multimedia workstation.

COMMENTS:
Everything runs fine. No Bios problems. One problem was when i was installing Xp pro (no sp's) was getting an error then i remember that it didnt support SATA. So i made my own boot cd by slipstreaming sp2 into it.

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1. Some times I get the blue screen error. But until now i never gotta chance to read it as the comp restarted immediately but i fixed that now. I mainly got it when disconnecting from the net via dial-up. I updated the intel chipset in the modem and it seems to be running fine...but ill wait n see.

2. When running Need For Spped Underground 2, everything loads fine but when the race starts the displays the like if all the lights are off. That is i see only the car's tail lights. It doesnt happen in NFSU 1 which runs so good.

3. OfficeXP doesnt want to install, it gives me a blue screen error.
 

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No issuses what so ever.

System (No overclocking)
Thermaltake V7000A Gaming Tower
P4 3.2GHz 1MB Cache (Prescott)(Stock Heatsink and Fan)
2GB PC3200 DDR400 RAM (Kingston ValueRAM)
ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe (Intel 875P Chipset/800Mhz FSB)(BIOS v1019)
eVGA Geforce 6800GT 256MB (Forceware v66.93)
Sound Blaster Audigy ZS Platinum (Latest driver using Autoupdate)
RAID 0 (2 36GB Western Digital Raptors @ 10,000 RPMs)
550W Power Supply
Samsung 213T 21" LCD
Windows XP Professional SP2

Purpose: Gaming
 

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Sorted!

Built this system and it all booted just fine.

P4C800E-Dlx
Northwood 3.4
Gigabyte Rocket Pro with fan controller
Sapphire X800XT-PE
1024 Corsair 4400 TwinX DDR
2 x Maxtor 300gig 16meg Cache S-ATA
2 x Maxtor 120gig P-ATA
NEC Dual Layer DVD -+R/RW
Generic Flloppy
Generic 4 Fan controller
Videologic Sonic Fury 5.1
Videologic 5.1 speakers
X-Pro 460W PSU
Lian Li cheapo Aluminium Midi Tower
Netgear FA-311 NIC
Flexiglow EL Keyboard
MS Explorer 4 optical mouse
1 x Hitachi CMX190 19" TFT on DVI
1 x Benq T903 19" TFT on Dsub
1st HDD - Maxtor 300 SATA on SATA 1
2nd HDD - Maxtor 300 SATA on SATA 2
3rd HDD - Maxtor 120 on P-ATA 1 Master
4th HDD - Maxtor 120 on P-ATA 1 Slave
DVD on P-ATA 2 Master

Running XP SP2 from S-ATA 1

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=empty, 4=Sonic Fury, 5=FA 311 NIC
HDDs as above - No raid
Fans: 2 x 80 front inlet 1 x 80 rear exhaust 1 x 80 top exhaust 1 x PCI mounted exhaust
Onboard NIC connected to IPCOP firewall connected to 1.5 meg Cable
FA-311 NIC connected to 512K ADSL connection (work backup connection)

BIOS setup v1019
All settings pretty much standard, I have clocked this to 3.9meg but have set it back to 3.4 memory timings left at 2,2,2,5 Hyperthreading enabled, Turbo mode, PAM enabled

Used for

Basically Playing Eve-Online, general Internet work, watching US TV series from Usenet etc.

Problems - None at all so far :smile:

Did I miss anything important?

Slammer
 

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slammer99uk said:
Built this system and it all booted just fine.

P4C800E-Dlx
Northwood 3.4
Gigabyte Rocket Pro with fan controller
Sapphire X800XT-PE
1024 Corsair 4400 TwinX DDR
2 x Maxtor 300gig 16meg Cache S-ATA
2 x Maxtor 120gig P-ATA
NEC Dual Layer DVD -+R/RW
Generic Flloppy
Generic 4 Fan controller
Videologic Sonic Fury 5.1
Videologic 5.1 speakers
X-Pro 460W PSU
Lian Li cheapo Aluminium Midi Tower
Netgear FA-311 NIC
Flexiglow EL Keyboard
MS Explorer 4 optical mouse
1 x Hitachi CMX190 19" TFT on DVI
1 x Benq T903 19" TFT on Dsub
1st HDD - Maxtor 300 SATA on SATA 1
2nd HDD - Maxtor 300 SATA on SATA 2
3rd HDD - Maxtor 120 on P-ATA 1 Master
4th HDD - Maxtor 120 on P-ATA 1 Slave
DVD on P-ATA 2 Master

Running XP SP2 from S-ATA 1

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=empty, 4=Sonic Fury, 5=FA 311 NIC
HDDs as above - No raid
Fans: 2 x 80 front inlet 1 x 80 rear exhaust 1 x 80 top exhaust 1 x PCI mounted exhaust
Onboard NIC connected to IPCOP firewall connected to 1.5 meg Cable
FA-311 NIC connected to 512K ADSL connection (work backup connection)

BIOS setup v1019
All settings pretty much standard, I have clocked this to 3.9meg but have set it back to 3.4 memory timings left at 2,2,2,5 Hyperthreading enabled, Turbo mode, PAM enabled

Used for

Basically Playing Eve-Online, general Internet work, watching US TV series from Usenet etc.

Problems - None at all so far :smile:

Did I miss anything important?

Slammer
AWESOME!! Where did you get the 3.4 Northwood at?
 

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Built this system and it all booted just fine:

Motherboard: P4C800-E Deluxe MOB
BIOS ver. 1016
CPU: P4 2.4Ghz with heat sync
Case: X-Pider ATX; Turbo link 420w power supply (w/case); 4 fans
Video: 9500 Pro 128 MB AGP Pro
Memory: 2 Kingston KVR400X64C3AK2 512K DDR400 memory
CD: Sony CD R/RW 52x/32x/52x (from old computer)
HDD: WD WD400 EIDE 40G HD (from old computer - with XP sp2 installed)
Floppy: 1.44 generic
plan to use onboard sound and LAN



Running XP SP12 from WD ATA-133

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=empty, 4=emty, 5=empty
HDD Pri_IDE
CE Sec_IDE


BIOS setup v1016
All settings pretty much standard

Used for: Email; MS-Office Apps; web surfing, buying, research, Music, store digital pictures


Problems - Since i used my old WE 400 80G HD, I had to reload XP Pro with Repair option. Once this was done, it booted successfully.
 

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My new RAID PC is working great....

It took me a couple of weeks but I have finally gotten this new PC up and running, and running well. Thanks to everybody here (especially Clintfan) for all their useful contributions.

I researched hardware, software and RAID setups before I spent the $$$ and today I think I'm finished, and I have a nice new PC to show for it.

Asus P4C800E deluxe mobo, rev 2.0 PCB, 1016 BIOS;
P4 3.2 Prescott CPU;
Zalman CNPS7000B-ALCU cooler W/fan speed regulator hooked up;
(2) Seagate Barracuda 160GB 7200RPM 8MB cache SATA HDD in RAID 0;
1GB Corsair TWINX 3200-C2 DDR400 dual-channel memory (2X512);
Chaintech AA6800 Turbo GeForce AGP 8X 128MB video card;
Liteon SOHW-1633S 16X DVD/CD rewriter;
Asus CD-S520 52X CD-ROM;
Mitsumi 1.44 FDD;
Enermax EG425P-VE-SFMA Noisetaker 420W PSU;
US Robotics V.92 dial-up modem (I live in the boondocks);
Lian Li PC-V1000 aluminum case.

Seagates are on SATA 1&2, in RAID 0 controlled by ICH5R. Asus CD-ROM is slaved to Liteon on IDE primary connector. I printed Clintfan's instructions for setting up a 'raid-ready' PC and added the second HDD 1 week after booting this thing. Migration went flawlessly, system is running perfectly. I did have to RMA the first Seagate HDD I got but now I have two that are running well.

REAL glad I found TSF to guide me through this process. Now all I have to do is find a little extra cash for a donation! Thanks TSF!!

BTW, if anyone else is considering using the Lian Li PC-V1000 case it is WELL WORTH the money. Probably the highest-quality peice of hardware in this setup. The design is revolutionary and the quality is outstanding! :smile:
 

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P4C800-E Deluxe works with a minor flaw

Here's my build and my experience with the P4C800-E Deluxe so far:

HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: Asus P4C800-E Deluxe
CPU: P4 3.2E GHz Prescott, Hyper-Threading enabled
Cooler: Stock P4 Retail
Memory: 1 GB Corsair TWINX PC3200 RAM (512MBx2), part #CMX512-3200XL
Video: Nvidia GeForce FX 5600 Ultra, 128MB RAM
Case: Antec Super Lanboy
Power supply: Antec TruePower 430W
CD Writer: Iomega USB2.0 External CD-RW 52x24x52x/16x DVD-ROM
DVD Writer: Sony DRU-700A 8x Dual Layer DVD+-RW
Floppy: 1.44MB Floppy
HDD: Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 300GB SATA w/16MB cache
Sound: using onboard sound
LAN: onboard Intel CSA Gigabit LAN
SCSI adapter: none
Video capture: Hauppauge Win-TV PVR 2 usb2
Keyboard: Standard 101-key PS2 keyboard
Mouse: Logitech TrackMan Marble FX Trackball
Network: onboard LAN connected to Netgear FVS318 Firewall/VPN Router, Verizon DSL
Other:

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=Adaptec 6-Port USB2 card, 4=empty, 5=empty.
Pri IDE: Sony DRU-700A 8x Dual-Layer DVD+-RW
Sec IDE: Iomega Zip 250 ATAPI
SATA1: Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 300GB SATA w/16MB cache
SATA2: n/c
SATA RAID1: n/c
SATA RAID2: n/c
Pri RAID: n/c
Fans: 2 120mm case fans (included with Antec Super Lanboy case)

BIOS Setup:
Version 1019 (latest)

SOFTWARE Setup:
Windows XP Professional w/Service Pack 2. Drive Partitioned as follows:
C: 24GB - main partition for programs and O/S
D: 39GB - used for Internet downloads
E: 59GB - used for music downloads from iTunes
F: 59GB - used for video downloads
G: 99GB - used for PVR storage

Other software: Microsoft Office 2003 Professional, Nero Burning ROM v6.6, SnapStream Beyond TV 3.5 (for PVR), WinDVD 5, Norton SystemWorks 2005 Premier

PURPOSE:
Mainly used for business, web surfing, muitimedia and occasional gaming.

COMMENTS:
I've always been a big fan of ASUS, mainly due to their motherboard stability and feature set. The P4C800-E Deluxe was the best bang for the buck

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
I have had the motherboard for about a month and everything was working perfectly until last week. Powered up my computer, received the "System failure due to CPU overclocking" audio message. Computer still completed POST. Rebooted just to be on the safe side, and all USB ports stopped working. Reflashed BIOS as well as reset BIOS jumper (1-2 to 2-3 and back) but to no avail. Still troubleshooting. Opening case w/ASUS for RMA after exhausting all options. As a workaround, installed Adaptec USB2 card, but still would like my onboard USB back in working order.
 

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Initially I had big problems with a Matrox dual monitor card, but this was due to Matrox's problems. Even their fixer patches failed. I will never use Matrox again.

-- Asus P4C800(E) Deluxe
-- Intel Pentium 4 FSB 800 @ 3.0 GHz
-- Windows XP Pro
-- 2 Western Digital WD Caviar WD800JD 80GB Serial ATA 7200RPM Hard Drive w/8MB Buffer and Serial ATA
-- Corsair TWINX1024-3200C2 1GB DDR400 XMS3200 Dual-Channel Memory
-- Radeon 9200SE video card
-- ATX case 430 Watts PSU

Purpose: Nuendo (audio video production).

Audio works great. Never a crash. Adding video causes major crashes, audio popping like crazy. Still working on diagnosing the problem. Could be codecs... could be a zillion things.
 

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Belated Reply!

I've been meaning to post in this thread for about a month but have been too lazy. It's clintfan's thread and without his guidance my new configuration would definitely have been more difficult if not impossible!
HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: P4C800-e Deluxe Rev. 1.02 bios 1016
CPU: 3.2C SL6WG
Cooler: Zalman CNPS5700D-Cu
Memory: amnt & part# 2 gigs TwinX 1024-4000pro
Video: 9800XT with ATI Silencer 3
Case: Lian-Li PC-65B
Power supply: Antec TrueBlue 480
CD Writer: Lite-On XJ-HD166/165H DVDROM
DVD Writer: Plextor 708a FW 1.07
Floppy: Mitsumi D3593D
HDD 1: WD740GD (Raptor)
HDD 2: WD740GD
Above in Raid 0 on ICH5R
The raptors are mounted in Vantec Votex HD coolers since it seemed that the people that had trouble with these drives had heat issues. 30$ at Newegg and i had two unused 5 inch bays and they work well and look nice. Money wasted? perhaps.
HDD 3: Seagate 7200.7
HDD 4: Seagate 7200.7
Above IDE on Promise 20378
Sound: SB Audigy 2ZS
LAN: Onboard disabled
SCSI adapter: none unless you count ICH5R (SATA controller)
Video capture: none
Keyboard: Logitech cordless MX Duo
Mouse: MX700
Network: Onboard disabled
Other:

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty,
3=Intel modem
4=empty,
5=Audigy 2ZS
Pri IDE: Plextor 708a master
Sec IDE: Lite-On DVDROM master
SATA1: 74 gig Raptor
SATA2: 74 gig Raptor
SATA RAID1: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7
SATA RAID2: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7
Fans:four Thermaltake Smartfan 2 manually controlled as necessary. A little fan (tiger something?) on the northbridge. Yeah it's a little noisey 38C at Idle and 55C on the FP shooters with all settings pretty much maxed out.

BIOS Setup:
I'll do the best i can:
Clintfan's settings for ICH5R raid
In the past I used the AI overclock feature but plan to try manually OC in the future.
Spread spectrum: disabled
ICH delayed Transaction: enabled
Promise: enabled set to IDE
Speech post and instant music legasy USB and anything else unused disabled.
I've tried to be careful about bios config changes but I can't remember them all. Mostly defaults unless I know otherwise. I wish Asus would be more helpful. What the HELL is Turbo (enabled by the way)!

SOFTWARE Setup:
HDD formatting & partitioning. XP Pro SP2 My two optical drives are manually assigned to P and Q. I've manually partitioned up to M including a seperate small partition (first on each IDE drive) for page file and temporary internet files. This leaves N and O for my Jetaudio M3 MP3 player and a USB flashdrive. My intention was to keep XP from reassigning drive letters and so far it's worked. I got a little crazy with the partitions but I was sloppy in the past and I'm trying to keep tha data seperate and organized.

PURPOSE:
What you intend to use this PC for.
I'd like for it to be as well rounded as possible. I like first person shooters but refuse to wack the computer out just for that. I do some DVD, CD, MP3, OCR functions and of course web surfing.
Software: I run ATI's Catalyst Control Center 4.12 It's a complete ***** to install but Call of Duty, Doom 3, Far Cry and HL2 run pretty good so I'm satisfied. ATI could make the install a little easier! I run Trend Micro's Internet security suite 2005 and many other security apps. It was a ***** to get all the security stuff configured to play nice but worth it I guess. I use True Image 8.0 because after all this trouble I'd like to be able to reproduce the effect without weeks of BS. One other nice peice of software i might mention is Plextools. If you've got a Plextor burner it seems like a fairly powerful and businesslike peice of software.
COMMENTS:
Any observations, positive or negative.
I'm glad Clintfan took the trouble to write the ICH5R guide. The level of difficulty might in fact be higher than medium. I initially failed I think because I unknowingly hooked my smartfans into the Antec's fan only connector's which after reading had two "speed controls" throttling down the CPU fan. I couldn't even get into bios because of a CPU fan failure. I had to think and read and attempt again. I eventually succeeded. Asus and Intel don't go out of their way to make this easy. Thanks againb Clintfan.
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1. I'm aware that my memory poorly matches my CPU. I was a complete idiot when i ordered the system. I'll go it alone but does anyone have any siggestions on light (stability is important) overclock settings to more fully utilize my pricey and rather silly RAM choice.
2. Anybody with great experience with Plextools or True Image with a similar system? Any advice would be appreciatted. I like them but really haven't explored all their features yet.

I think I've blabbered on too long. I tried to follow Clintfan's template but of course deviated some.
 

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QUESTION: Adding drives to current RAID O configuration.

This is my first post on my first build. I've been flying by the seat of my pants, but, fortunately, my machine is working beautifully.

Case: TAC-T01-E1, WAVE MASTER ALUMINUM MID TOWER TOWER CHASSIS.
Power Supply: Vantec Stealth Aluminum 520W
MB: ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe (BIOS v1019), Hyperthreading ON
CPU: 3.2GHz 1MB Cache (Prescott)(Stock Heatsink and Fan)
Memory: 2GB PC3200 DDR400 RAM (Kingston ValueRAM)
Video: eVGA Geforce 6800GT 256MB (Forceware v66.93)
CD/DVD: SONY DRU710A16x Internal DVD+R Double Layer DVD+RW Drive
OS: Windows XP Professional
Monitors: Dell UltraSharp 2005FPW 20.1-inch Wide, NEC 20 inch LCD
HDs: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 160GB Serial ATA 7200RPM w/8MB (2) in
Promise SuperSwap 1100 Hot Swap Drive Enclosures for Serial ATA/150 HD
Floppy: 1.44MB Floppy
Sound: using onboard sound
LAN: onboard Intel CSA Gigabit LAN
SCSI adapter: none
Video capture: Canopus Edius DV pack (includes Edius 2.5 and Adobe bundle)
Keyboard: Microsoft Multimedia Wireless 1.0A
Mouse: Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0

Pri IDE: n/a
Sec IDE: n/a
SATA1: n/a
SATA2: n/a
SATA RAID1: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7/160 GB--RAID 0
SATA RAID2: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7/160 GB--RAID 0

I have a question about adding drives. I'd like to install drives that would add data integrity to my system. If I add 2 additional drives to the ATA RAID connections, how would I configure them for RAID 1?
I know that the board has the ability to have a RAID 0 +1 with four drives, but won't that slow down the performance of my existing array?
Could I add a second array in a RAID 1 configuration that won't slow down my current performance? (For instance, if I added (2) 320 GB drives configured to RAID 1, then back up my RAID 0 array to it?)

Please excuse me if this question doesn't make much sense, as I noted above, I am a novice at this. I have read in several places that RAID 0 is best for performance, and RAID 0+1 is still better performance than 1 drive, but not as good as RAID 0.

Please offer any suggestions you may have, along with any specific installation instructions as well.

Thanks
 

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*Product Model : P4C800 Deluxe
*Motherboard Revision : 2.0
*Motherboard BIOS Revision : 1019
*VGA Card Vendor : Sapphire
*VGA Card Model : Atlantis
*VGA Card Chipset : ATI 9600XT
*VGA Card Driver : Catalyst 04.11
*CPU Vendor : Intel
*CPU Type : Northwood HT Socket 478
*CPU Speed : 3000Mhz
*Memory Vendor : Infinion
*Memory Model : DDRAM PC3200
*Memory Capacity : 2*512MB
*HDD Vendor : Maxtor
*HDD Model : 6Y120M0 S-ATA
*HDD Capacity : 120GB
*PSU: Enermax 460Watt Low Noise
*Operating System : Windows XP Professional SP2


After Powering Off, all leds will shutdown except de HDD led wich will glow up for a second immediatly as the the system shuts down, instead off shutting down with the rest of the leds.

Does anyone else here have this problem? Should I be concerned about this?

I tested on numerous of other systems and all leds shutted down simultaniously.
 

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PC4800-E Deluxe - specs & query

Hi - Built my first PC and used the P4C800 Deluxe and it has been working great from day one. My specs are below:-

Product Model : P4C800-E Deluxe
*Motherboard Revision : 2.0
*Motherboard BIOS Revision : 1019
*VGA Card Vendor : ASUS
*VGA Card Model : V9999GT
*VGA Card Chipset : nVidia 6800GT
*VGA Card Driver : 71.81 (X-Graphics)
*CPU Vendor : Intel
*CPU Type : Pentium 4 EE HT Socket 478
*CPU Speed : 3.57ghz (OC'ed from 3.4ghz)
*Memory Vendor : Kingston
*Memory Model : Hyper X DDRAM PC3200 1gb
*Memory Capacity : 2*512MB
*HDD Vendor : Samsung (x2) & External Maxtor
*HDD Model : not sure
*HDD Capacity : 80gb & 160gb internal / 300gb external
*PSU: Jeantech 450W
*Operating System : Windows XP Home SP2

Only issue & question I have is that in the BIOS I've set the AGP aperture to 256mb (the memory on my graphics card) but the reported AGP aperture size in both 3dMark05 and Sandra is 128mb. Any clues?

Thanks for letting me post this.

Ade
 
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