Finally, I'm gettin ready to reinstall everything, the bios is flashed to 1007 and I'm ready to reformat and start fresh. Just want to know wether the driver upgrades (4in1 4.28 and the build 25) should or can be installed during the whole process, should be done before or can simply be done after. Do I need to unistall the old ones first? I can find links galore on getting these upgrades but can't find a simple link on installing them. The book just talks about the CD default drivers. I'm also finding contradictory advice on wether to install the hard drive into the Primary IDE connection then switch it to the ATA 100 slot after installing the ATA1000 drivers, or, as some others suggest, it NEEDS to be in the ATA slot when I reformat or it won't be recognized when I switch it.
First, could you double check the multiplier settings for me please. What you gave me pretty much matches the settings I expected for the Athlon 750 or the duron 700, but the multiplier settings you gave me are the exact opposite. Below are the ones you gave me. The book however, has the multipliers as down, down, up, down, down, up (ie: on, on, off. on, on, off). Is this just a transposition error? The FSB settings match up, that is, all down (ie: all on)
Jen = 1-2
Reading left to right... what are the odds! Lol!
OK, I'm ready to shoot the Asus people. Near as I can figure at this point is that they never expected anyone to actually need all 5 PCI slots.
I can't put anything in the 2nd slot cause it'll interfere with the ATA 100 controller, and even if I got an AGP video card to free up a slot taken at the moment by my PCI video card, it turns out that the AGP slot shares an IRQ with the 1st PCI slot. Gimme a break here. Is there any configuration of my 5 cards that will work sharing an IRQ with either the ATA 100 (slot 2) or if I got an AGP video card, which is the best bet to run in slot 1 along side the AGP video so as to keep slot 2 open.
Again, my 5 cards:
video: diamond monster fusion
ethernet card for cable modem
standard motorola phone modem (used for fax only)
Adaptec SCSI controller card