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  1. Yeah, CPU is a 1-way fit. You have an 8600, I'd say maybe you forgot to plug in the power ont he video card. Also, your board is SLI, so check to make sure you plugged the power supply into the SLI power port on the board (with SLI power in, you will have 3 power connections on the board).
  2. Do you have securitys enabled though? What is to stop me from bringing in my thumbdrive with programs on it to rip the Microsoft keys from the PC's, along with some blizzard games, EA games, and such? What cafe managment system do you use?
  3. I'll lay it all out for you. (And you may be onto something with powerdown mode, I'll get to that at the end.) Up untill last week I've been using Win XP Pro. I've been using the RDC client over the past few years, so I am familiar with what ports need to be open, forwarding those ports, ect. I have 3 computers on my LAN, all working through a Linksys WRT54G Wireless. Each computer has remote desktop enabled, on it's own port. (My comp is default, and then my room-mates desktop and lap top take 3390 and 3391, respectivly). I've never had an issue connecting untill I installed vista on my new sata drives I got on monday. After the install finished, I changed the things I'd typicaly change on an XP fresh install, and installed all my drives and basic apps. After that I went into the system properties, and enabled RCD connection, and set it to allow from all versions. I tested the remote desktop at home from my room-mates laptop over the local connection using Windows XP SP2, and was able to connect. From this point I was assuming everything was working fine, as nothing on the router had changed since I was using XP, and I was able to connect sucsessfuly crossing XP into Vista. I went to put on some music and went to bed. The next morning I woke up late for work(as usual), and bolted out the door without checking my e-mail and such. When I got to work, I opened up RCD (old version), and tried to connect. After 15 minutes of messing with my router via remote administration, I gave up. When I got home I checked out my comp, and it was on. I began to fiddle with some settings, tried connecting from the laptop again, and it worked. At this point, I called my friend from work who came in to releave me, and asked him to attempt a remote desktop connection. I gave him the hostname I have set up on my GoDaddy DNS, and he claimed he was in. I had him describe the logon screen to me, as it is very much different from XP, and I knew he had not seen an RCD connection to vista yet. What he described to me seemed pretty dead on. At this point I was a but flustered, and decided maybe it's windows updates, powering my comp down at night for a reboot, and never logging me back in, and perhapps the service is not starting after the re-boot. I changed windows update to only notifiy me, but not download and install. The next day I had my other room-mate bring my comp to me at work (I work in a LAN center), so I could use it for a match for counter-strike. When he got it here, I turned it on, and remote desktoped from the comp I use for work, and it seemed to work flawlessly. So after a day off, I have my comp back at home now. I was using it last night before I went to bed, get up now and straight to work, and cannot connect again. -Sigh- I've found that some applications have trouble hooking the RDC client to preform certain tasks, such as monitering keys and such. I preffer to use my RDC connection to chat on AIM and such from work, instead of AIM/IRC/MSN on the local comp. It appears as if my boss has the computer we work frome very day keylogged. HI JON! Yeah, I found it... Found the one on your comp too Jon! Oh, and we all know about it now. I was sure to let everyone know that you have all of our passwords now, and none of them were too pleased.... Anyways, now that I have that out of the way.... Regarding the GoDaddy question, yes. I have a hosting account with them, and I just set up an IP re-direct for a sub-domain to point to my computer. This makes it easy for me to manage IP's and such. I've tried connecting via the actual IP and the hostname I have set up, and neither work. Regarding possible power options, I am begining to think that it could be the issue. XP never automaticaly suspended itself by default after a fresh install, so I didn't expect Vista too. I'll take a look at that when I get home today. Does vista automaticaly suspend itself with a default install these days? On another note, I noticed that it seems to only remote desktop when I am around and interacting with it. I do find it curious that it seems to only not work in the mornings. So it very well could be a power setting. I also noticed when I open up a shell to ping with from my router on remote mangment, I can ping the other computers on my network, but not my desktop. I also sign onto MSN/AIM/IRC, and am not connected from home like I was when I went to bed the night before. Anyone know if there is an option enabled by default to suspend windows after X hours? Side note: I was currious to find out when it was I disconnected from IRC, so I loaded up another user, and logged into one of my channels. When you preform a !users command, it lists all users who have any privillages in the channel, along with thier last seen time. It is exactly 7:23 AM as I type this, and when I !users, I see So it seems my system logged me out of all my chat programs, lost net connection, whatever, last night at EXACTLY midnight..... Curious
  4. Was able to find the update finaly. It only took me a few days of googling.... for anyone else who needs it, I uploaded it to my server: http://dysfunktinal.com/tools/KB888111.exe
  5. Well, I don't want to disable all onboard. I just want to disable HD so I can use AC'97, or at least enable the options I can't control, but should be able to.
  6. Just add it manualy. We use that same setting here @ work.
  7. I agree with the above statements. If it supports 1g, and you want more, then I'd assume you are looking to get 2g total? Also assuming you are still on SDRam (PC133), the only 1g stick I see on NewEgg is $268.49 (Link). Now, that is just for 1g, and (again assuming) you want 2? Thats $540 with tax and shipping! Rediculous! I'd say get a new CPU/Mobo/Ram combo. Also keep in mind that with a new combo you'll need a power new supply as well. Any good board you'll get these days is 20+4 pin power, and all the older boards are 20 pin. You could always get a 20pin to 20+4pin adapter, but I would highly advise against it. I killed a $160 Asus MVP Deluxe board like that (it's still sitting in a box at home, R.I.P.) Also, you'll want a video card as MoBo's with onboard video are not that common these days. Assuming you don't want to keep your old PCI card you have in your old board, assuming you even have one and are not just using onboard. So.... new mobo, cpu, ram, gpu, and psu.... for less then $500.... I'll give you a quick spec, feel free to shop around though. AMD- MoBo: (99.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813136019 ------- DFI INFINITY NF570-M2/G Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 MCP CPU: (73.50) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103733 ------- AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+(65W) Windsor 2.0GHz RAM: (83.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231098 ------- G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 GPU: (47.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814102078 ------- SAPPHIRE 100192L Radeon X1050 256MB 128-bit DDR PCI Express x16 PSU: (94.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817341010 ------- OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS ATX12V / EPS12V 600W Total: 400.46 + Tax/Shipping You could even get it about $50 cheaper by lowering the GPU, but as I said, I burned a $160 board with a bunk GPU. The key to a powerful system, is a powerful Power Supply. You could get cheaper memory too, but I'd recomend G-Skill, and that kit has hundreds of reviews while maintaining 5 Egg's rating. Intel: MoBo: (129.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131142 ------- ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI CPU: (114.50) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115013 ------- Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Allendale 1.8GHz RAM: (83.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231098 ------- G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 GPU: (47.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814102078 ------- SAPPHIRE 100192L Radeon X1050 256MB 128-bit DDR PCI Express x16 PSU: (94.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817341010 ------- OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS ATX12V / EPS12V 600W Total: $471.46 Notes: Again, you can drop off $50 by switching the PSU a bit. You are going to pay a little more for an Intel board, but it is technology that will be around for a while, as it is still fairly young. You could get a different board, and the memory, like I said on the AMD build, but these 2 components are rock solid, with lots of awsome reviews, and high ratings. All in all, you'll see that buying new parts for the technology of 1999 is going to be more expensive then getting low end technology of 2007. Welcome to the next decade of computing. ((Side note, with either of these builds, you are going to notice a TREAMENDOUS boost in the power of your computer. Either of these will be more than capable of running XP, and well within range of running a smooth Vista.))
  8. Why not just use Norton ghost over the network and use a multi-cast server? We have 50 comps here @ my work (Internet cafe), and that is how I handled these. You can even use a trial version for 30 days supporting 10 clients, and all you need to do is make a a ghost boot disk that includes the network drivers for the LAN. When I ghosted these comps, I set up 1 as the Ghost server, and th en ghosted 10 at a time untill they were all done.
  9. In his deffense, that is for A64 CPU's, and it works a bit differently for Intel chips. It's not a massive differance, but some of the names of the bios options are different.
  10. I havn't seen any dells with a Bios that had any overclocking options. You could however google around for a custom bios. I am sure they are out there. Just try googling 'custom dell bios'
  11. Before I got my X1900GT I had an X1600XT and it was a blast, but I wanted a little more thunder in my beast so I got the 19. That being said, the 16 is an awsome card.
  12. Only option in th bios is to leave it where it is, or disable it. I am assuming disable implys disabling all onboard audio?
  13. Does anyone know how Vista handles TCP/IP connections in idle mode? I went to bed last night with my music on, logged into Trillian (AIM/MSN/Yahoo/IRC). When I woke up I just got ready for work and left, but my computer was on! I had the moniter powered off, and my room mate turned off my speakers when he went to bed, but the keyboard was lit up, along with the lighting in my case. Now I am @ work and I cannot remote desktop. I called my co-worker last night when I was changing settings on it, and he confirmed that he was able to connect. I even had him describe it to me, as he's seen me on Windows XP RDC, but not on Vista, and what he described seeing was definitly Vista RDC. But anyways, back to the point, when I left, my computer was most certainly ON! And now I can't RDC. I even got on some of my messanging services, and I am not connected from home. And to take it one step farther, I remote desktoped to another computer at home, and attempted to ping my computer via local IP, and I am getting 100% loss. Yes my firewall is off, no I'm not stupid. Help?
  14. It appears I was incorrect... I got home from work and my PC was on and waiting for me. I can connect on lan using my LAN IP, and using my DNS hosted @ GoDaddy.com, but on WAN I cannot access it. Perhapps this has something to do with IPv6? Does anyone know how to correctly connect to RCD on Vista, using Windows XP's version? I have already changed the settings to allow older versions of RDC to connect to my Vista PC? Perhapps it is as simple as using IPv4 over IPv6? But where would I change this setting?
  15. Turns out that my computer could just simply have been turned off.... Decided to run some tests and see whats going on. Signed onto AIM and I didn't get the notification that I was online already. So.... Maybe my room-mate shut it down, even after I told him I didn't want him touching my comp untill I've had a chance to escort him around vista a little.....
  16. I've done that, lol. I'm not a total noob. I am actually in the DMZ, so all packets that are not specificly assigned should be going to my PC.
  17. That is pretty random. I'd like to think that the lack of responces on this page are simply a lack of people posting who don't know what's going on either. I think I'd start out with the error files the games will typicaly generate. Try checking your game's folders for crash reports, and upload them. It sounds like it could potentialy be an issue with Dirext X.
  18. That is like complaining about the preformance drop when switching from 95 to 98, or from 98 to 2000, or from 2000 to XP, and now from XP to Vista. Every time you make the switch to the newest OS, there is a preformance drop untill new hardware comes out to offset the differance in preformance. I am running an AMD 64 4000+ (Stock clocking right now), 2GB G-Skill DDR400, ATI Radeon X1900GT, and 2x160G Seagate Barracudas in Raid 0. My system clocks a 4.2 Windows Index due to the older CPU, but every other setting is 4.9+. My system is able to handle Vista effortlessly, and it's only clocked @ 2.4GHz. Sure he could use a bit more ram, and maybe a new card, but thats not to say that his current system will not run it. If you'd like to check out how your system stacks up, check out the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/...adeadvisor.mspx
  19. Okay, so.... I installed Vista Ultimate x64 last night on my home PC. Using my room-mate's laptop on LAN I was able to RDC to my Vista station using my old IP (not the new IPv6 crap). I had enabled RDC on my Vista machines, disabled the firewall, and allowed older versions of RDC client to connect. All seemed well, untill.... I got to work today. It seems as if I cannot connect now, to my home PC from work. I am running the same OS ont he laptop I used last night, and all of my settings in my router are as they were pre-vista install, and my local IP has not changed (according to my DHCP Clients Table). Anyone know what is going on here? If it's a simple router setting, I have remote router config on, so I can make the required changes from here if required.
  20. @Rip: RealTek doesn't give me that type of control over those settings. Also, I got the latest drivers the other day, and still didn't fix it, and now I have 0 control over any settings besides environment. @Don: All I have is the onboard, and my IceMat USB soundcard, and this has been an issue since before I got the USB. In fact, that is the reason I got them, well.... that and CS. I'll look in the bios though and see if I can change it to AC'97
  21. Okay, so it seams the last 4 comps I have build I can't get the Audio input to allow me control over anything. I can adjust the slider on the Recording volume, but that is it. All other boxes are greyed out and locked up. Here are a couple pictures to help describe my issue. I am using: Anyone ever run across this issue before?
  22. DFI boards have all bios options unlocked. I should be able to put in some more voltage for the shipset. I just havn't messed with that yet as I havn't seen it required in any of the guides I've been using. I was able to hit 3.0 the other night, but it wasn't quite stable. It boots windows, and I can use pretty much every app I launched, but when I ran super pi it would error out past 256k. So I am pretty sure it's just memory settings that I need to work with. I tried loosening the default timeings up a little bit, but it may of not been enough. Right now I am locked in on a stable OC of 2.7GHz. My new hard drives, and CPU cooler will be coming in on Monday, so I'll get back to work on it then.
  23. Me either. The highest I have set it to so far is 1.55*1.072=1.66v, but when I realized that it was going to need even more to run past 245 HTT I backed it off and set it back to the last settings I got to work, which is where I am now.
  24. The RAM was set to 122.5MHz for the bump to 245+. I am just trying to find out the max I can put my CPU to. After that I'll underclock my CPU and find the max of the RAM. It's not a ram issue. G-Skill is widly used by DFI owners and has a really good rep for being good overclocking memory. Right now it's running @ 225MHz with no troubles at all. And the stock cooler is fine. I'll be getting a better cooler soon though.

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