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Just got the P4P800 dx...need advice

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octavious

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Hi all,

Just got the board in and got it up and running.

Here are a few specs before I start asking questions:

Processor: 2.53b ghz
board: P4P800 deluxe, bios 1012
Ram: Mushkin black PC2100 (3 sticks of 256) all running.
20/60 gig wd hdds on IDE 1
cdrw/cdroms on IDE2
Pny Geforce3 ti200 64 mb
dlink ethernet card for networking

1) After running the asus apps progs, it stated that the board is revision 1.xx. On the board it states rev. 2.0. Is this correct?

2) In dx9b, the system Manufacturer is : To be filled by O.E.M and also the system model is : To be filled by O.E.M. Shouldn't this be something like from "Asus"?

3) Should I update the bios to 1014 and should I use the auto update program from Asus?

4) IRQs, these are all screwed up. Is there anyway that I can assign any irq to certain pci slots and also my agp video card?

5) About the Ram...I'm using 3 sticks of pc2100. How do I enable dual channel mode for two sticks? Each stick is 256mb.

any and all help appreciated

Thanks,

octavious
 
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leathersmt

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[QOUTE]3) Should I update the bios to 1014 and should I use the auto update program from Asus[\QOUTE]

This is the only one I am qualified to answer, and maybe the memory questions, I talked to ASUS the other day, and they said , if there is not a reason to update the bios, dont, they said it doesnt do anything to make ti run faster, etc. I had some other things going on, so I was half listening when he was talking to me, but he basically said that unless something is wrong, it isnt worth the time or the risk to update bios's.
On the memory, if the 2100 is a high FSB then you will see the increase in speed, but if it isnt, you will not, and I dont beleive that the 2100 has the FSB speed that this board allows, This board COOKS with the high FSB. I beleive the only way to get the sticks to work is the way ASUS said, you have to have the same amount of size per channel to make them work, ie, 2 256ers or 2 512s...or 4 256ers or 4 512s, etc. But only two channels will work at once.
 
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octavious

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Figured some of it out.....

leathersmt,

The bios version is 1012.002. So, I guess I won't update the bios anytime too soon. I did remove the second sick of ram from the motherboard. The ram slots that are populated are 1 and 3. I enabled MAM in the bios also. I then used CPUID and found out the channels # is in Dual. Also, the Performance Mode is "enabled". From what others have posted about this, is that PAT is enabled.

I really do not fully understand everything about this board. But, I am willing to learn.

Also, I guess that the "to be filled by O.E.M." when one checks either in dx9b or in sisoft sandra, that this is asus' product? Is there a way of editing some file to change this?

thanks for your input,

octavious
 
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octavious

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Thanks Grandpa Dan

Thanks for the info. This will help! :)

Octavious