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Going to put RC2 (5744) on a custom built PC, any pointers/gotchas RRS feed

  • Question

  • First time I have built a PC.

    ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium Wifi Motherboard

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 processor a 2.66mhz

    eVGA 7950GT (Nvidia) Video Card

    2GB of Kingston Memory

    2 HDD 1 is 74GB 10,000RPM Sata for the OS and 1 is 500GB 7,200RPM Sata for Data

     

    Any pointers? Anything tricky loading Vista onto this? Drivers, etc.

    Thursday, October 26, 2006 8:22 PM

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  • Keith,

    With the Asus boards sometimes they will give you trouble like mine does at first.... You may have trouble with the SLI Video card/s. If so install Vista w/ a PCI/AGP card if needed the put in the SLI card... RC2 seemed to have less of a problem doing this.. Also do you have the 2 HDD as Raid if so Radi 0/1/0+1 ? You will need the driver CD during installation.. I think that is about it let us know how it goes... I hope I covered all the Asus problems I can remember...

    Oh! yeah make sure you have the most recent bios for the MB.

    Chris.

    Friday, October 27, 2006 1:38 PM
  • Make sure the ACPI 2.0 is enabled in the BIOS if it is an option. I just went through a major headache trying to figure out why my Asus system(P5L-VM 1394) was crashing under Vista.

    Good luck
    Sunday, October 29, 2006 2:00 AM