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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 05:53 PM
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Posted By kevin g.
How do you EQ your room without Audyssey doing...

How do you EQ your room without Audyssey doing the correction? I realize there are alternatives (REW)...but I haven't heard anyone mention it here. All I have heard is that you "don't use it".
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8,696
Views: 742,002
Posted By kevin g.
That's why you add your serial number. Follow...

That's why you add your serial number. Follow through with the procedure, until you see that you are covered, or not. My guess is: Yes.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8,696
Views: 742,002
Posted By kevin g.
Add your serial number to the provided link to...

Add your serial number to the provided link to make sure you are covered.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-24-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,040
Posted By kevin g.
Story of my life, there... Yeah, I think the...

Story of my life, there...
Yeah, I think the rarity of the board is what helped me limp along, upgrading for 10 years, without needing to replace the whole machine...until now.

Didn't get much...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-22-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,040
Posted By kevin g.
I do have a way to clone the drive, or a...

I do have a way to clone the drive, or a partition through Acronis...
Will I be able to restore that over the 64 bit install?

...it IS a 775 socket. I had been researching the wrong processor all...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-22-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,040
Posted By kevin g.
The server does nightly backups, so I am good for...

The server does nightly backups, so I am good for an emergency, yes, but I have never restored from that. Also, I worry about restoring 32 bit info to a 64 bit build? I was going to use Windows Easy...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-22-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,040
Posted By kevin g.
OK, downloaded...WD Lifesmart Diagnostics. I had...

OK, downloaded...WD Lifesmart Diagnostics. I had that at one time, as part of a USB MyBook kit. Never ran the low level/extended scan. Always the quick/express test.




I have other drives, in...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-22-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,040
Posted By kevin g.
.INF installed and shows G31 Chipset. I remember...

.INF installed and shows G31 Chipset. I remember there was a G31 Driver update from Windows update, as well as one from Dell. The Dell one never installed. I am unable to install the newest Driver...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-22-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,040
Posted By kevin g.
Well, last night I had found the Intel Driver...

Well, last night I had found the Intel Driver update tool on their site. After my reply this morning, I:

Swapped Sata cable...........no good
Swapped power supplies...no good
Disabled onboard...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-22-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 749
Posted By kevin g.
Xbox 360 is RF, and no problem in that size of...

Xbox 360 is RF, and no problem in that size of room. Xbox one is another matter altogether. It is a modified WIFI, that is supposed to reduce latency. I can tell you this: the range is garbage as...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-22-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,040
Posted By kevin g.
I've been watching, but nothing really stands...

I've been watching, but nothing really stands out.






Yeah, I read up on ReadyBoost after the suggestion. and looked at the detriments vs. the benefits and decided not.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-21-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,040
Posted By kevin g.
Yeah..I'm more of a mind that there's a...

Yeah..I'm more of a mind that there's a motherboard issue that I can't fathom. Just not enough experience.




Thanks, that actually makes me feel better. Especially with the results of my black...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-21-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,040
Posted By kevin g.
Good call... Sometimes you forget...

Good call...
Sometimes you forget troubleshooting basics, and miss the most obvious stuff.
I may try to clear the CMOS as well...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-21-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,040
Posted By kevin g.
Well, I am going to try it, but I don't think...

Well, I am going to try it, but I don't think that's the issue. There really doesn't seem to be a case for CPU or memory overload. Aero has been disabled. I have switched SATA ports, multiple times,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-21-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,040
Posted By kevin g.
Index?

Index?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-21-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,040
Posted By kevin g.
I've installed more than a few that started out...

I've installed more than a few that started out with 2GB of RAM.
Not to say that it isn't hitting the page file, but
not by my reading...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-21-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,040
Posted By kevin g.
Didn't notice anything in the Event Logs... I...

Didn't notice anything in the Event Logs...
I got all the updates installed...(another 80 some last night, and 25 today.) It was hanging, unbearably. Every other click led to waiting for 30-60...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-21-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,040
Posted By kevin g.
Geez Tom, that is really cool of you, but I...

Geez Tom, that is really cool of you, but I cannot do that. It is definitely not a necessity. More of a hobby, as it gives me something to mess around with, instead of sitting idle. I like to tinker,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-20-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,040
Posted By kevin g.
Nope, neither CPU, nor memory are remotely close...

Nope, neither CPU, nor memory are remotely close to being stressed.
I'm letting it finish the update install, before I really get too worried about it. It is acting funny. More so than any install I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-20-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,040
Posted By kevin g.
That's pretty much my M.O. as well. (Using DM) ...

That's pretty much my M.O. as well. (Using DM)
Did the BIOS update from Dell. Windows had a graphics controller update. The One on Dell's site was not 64 bit compatible.

Am in the process of...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-20-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,040
Posted By kevin g.
Well..at 165 and counting updates, that may be...

Well..at 165 and counting updates, that may be the issue. I probably should have went straight to my WD Black, but wanted to make sure the system was stable before I dumped the entire prior setup....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-20-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,040
Posted By kevin g.
Yeah, I have been running both Task Manager and...

Yeah, I have been running both Task Manager and Resource monitor, on the disk checking tab, but as it is updating a ton, I am getting a bunch of write to the disk right now.
I have experienced high...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-20-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,040
Posted By kevin g.
Not sure where to look for that. It's an older...

Not sure where to look for that. It's an older WD320. I wanted to test the system before I transferred all my stuff from the P4 machine. It is a spare out of one of my servers.

SMART comes back...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-20-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,040
Posted By kevin g.
Well...I am in the middle of taking the plunge,...

Well...I am in the middle of taking the plunge, anyway. Loading Windows, and updating as we speak. The one thing I am noticing is an inordinate amount of stalling/hanging. I ran the assessment and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   11-20-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By kevin g.
XBMC has their own remote app. I can sit on the...

XBMC has their own remote app. I can sit on the couch and control it via the app. If I bring up the search, for a movie or tv show...the keyboard doesn't register. So I then have to get up and...
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