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post #571 of 602
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Originally Posted by kingxerxes View Post

could it be because the psu is using a 20 pin connector? i thought you only needed a 24 pin connector when you are drawing lots of power, which i am not!

That could def be the problem. Though I think they sell 20 -> 24 adapters.
post #572 of 602
i think it is just that power supply is not powerful enough. the mb posts but as soon as i connect a hard drive to the psu the power goes...

thanks!
post #573 of 602
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Originally Posted by Tony_Montana View Post

for .mkv & avi these settings are working great for me:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...5#post18654055


GreenEyez owns a Zacate

you also have to set ffdshw DXVA or ArcSoft Video decoder for .m2ts using graphstudio

Not working for me. I did a fresh install of Win7 32 and Shark007... these settings do not work. If I check the "use Shark recommended settings" it will play, but then I have to turn on DXVA... however, I am not able to bitstream under ANY situation except through the use of PowerDVD Ultra 10, and 11. As a matter of fact, using PDVD for the first time, just pissed me of, because the sound was AMAZING, and I am not able to replicate it through any other means. I dont want to use PDVD...
post #574 of 602
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Originally Posted by sneals2000 View Post

Wonder if they've solved the issues with the E35M1-M not booting when a Soundgraph iMon is connected (causes it to hang on BIOS splash screen)

Any fix for this yet, what an annoying problem!!!
post #575 of 602
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Originally Posted by nubz69 View Post

Any fix for this yet, what an annoying problem!!!

I never had any issues, I removed it because you HAD to point the remote directly at the IR receiver.
post #576 of 602
Hi all

My first post here - this looks like a great resource for this board.

I have a quick question please.

I am *not* a big fan of the built-in Realtek Ethernet port - as such, I would like to install a PCI-e Gigabit Network card instead.

My problem ?

I have tried the Intel Pro 1000 CT card but the MB [ Bios 1202 ] simply does not even see or recognize the Intel Pro 1000 CT card.

I then tried a TP-Link card and the MB *does* see it, but it has a Realtek 8111e chip on board which is the same Realtek chip on the MB itself - so no real change or gain.

So .....

=> can anyone recommend a really good / fast PCI-e Gigabit Ethernet Card for this MB ?

or alternately

=> is there a known tweak or driver which maximises the performance of the in-built Realtek chip ?


My sincere thanks in advance,
Ben
post #577 of 602
Did you disable the motherboard NIC in the BIOS before installing the Intel card?

Gerry
post #578 of 602
Hi Gerry

I cant recall if I did it *before* I installed the Intel NIC or if I did it *after* the Intel NIC went in.

Either way, it was done, but the MB never saw or recognized it.

Many thanks again,
Ben
post #579 of 602
I am running an intel pro nic on this board with no problem. Of course it isn't a PCI-e card, but can't see why that would make a difference.
post #580 of 602
Hi NICKUSAF

You are using a Asus E35M1-Deluxe MB ?

Could you please post exactly what model it is ?

Also, do you do any live-real-time-streaming of HD video from the internet and if so, does this Intel NIC handle it ?

Many thanks again,
Ben
post #581 of 602
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Originally Posted by ben ifin View Post

So .....

=> can anyone recommend a really good / fast PCI-e Gigabit Ethernet Card for this MB ?

How about the Rosewill RC-401-EX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833166015

It is a Marvell based NIC. I have a Marvell in a different system and it works well.

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Originally Posted by ben ifin View Post

or alternately

=> is there a known tweak or driver which maximises the performance of the in-built Realtek chip ?[/color]

My sincere thanks in advance,
Ben

Other than disabling the Realtek's sleep setting and Green Ethernet? Nope, don't have any other tweaks.
post #582 of 602
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Originally Posted by ben ifin View Post

Hi all

My first post here - this looks like a great resource for this board.

I have a quick question please.

I am *not* a big fan of the built-in Realtek Ethernet port - as such, I would like to install a PCI-e Gigabit Network card instead.

Unless you have some very specific requirements, then modern onboard NICs work just fine.
Stick with the Realtek.
post #583 of 602
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Originally Posted by kingxerxes View Post

i think it is just that power supply is not powerful enough. the mb posts but as soon as i connect a hard drive to the psu the power goes...

thanks!

FWIW, I have the E35M1-I with a picoPSU 120-WI-25 and 120W AC adapter which also has a 20-pin power connector. I am able to run 3 HDDs, 3 fans and the motherboard with a single 4GB stick without issue. At startup it peaks around 60W (measured at the wall plug) as it spins up the drives. It then settles in at around 20-30W.

The FSP DC-DC PSU and AC adapter are both 90W so that's well within that envelope. It sounds to me like you got a bad one, either the DC PSU or AC adapter.

I also have another picoPSU 120-WI-25 that I run with a 72W AC adapter. That's powering a G620/H61/2GB with 1 HDD, 1 SSD, tuner card, USB wifi and USB 2.4GHz keyboard. Also no issues.
post #584 of 602
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Originally Posted by chomper87 View Post

Other than disabling the Realtek's sleep setting and Green Ethernet? Nope, don't have any other tweaks.

I am using the mini-ITX version of this board for a home server (WHS2011). Anyone know if these settings are needed on that end of the pipe?
post #585 of 602
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Originally Posted by StardogChampion View Post

I am using the mini-ITX version of this board for a home server (WHS2011). Anyone know if these settings are needed on that end of the pipe?

If you've experienced issues give it a try. Also use the latest drivers from realtek.com.tw

Here's a screenshot of settings in case anyone got lost in device manager:
http://a.imageshack.us/img714/849/0282z.jpg
post #586 of 602
I have 2 HTPC's with this mobo, one is a server/HTPC, one is stictly HTPC. I had issues with the server/HTPC onboard NIC. Put a Dlink NIC in and it works great (except when you restart, the dlink card gets lost, but a full shutdown brings it back). With the other board, the NIC works fine with default settings.
post #587 of 602
Is anyone else having an issue with noise on the line out from the motherboard? I am getting a small switching noise and I think it may be something wrong with my board.
post #588 of 602
Hey guys do you mind I ask if anyone on here is using TMT 5, I am having massive playback issues playing back Blu-ray via TMT 5 and cannot seem to get a good stable collection of settings to get it working.

Currently I have gone all the way back to 11.4 of Catalyst and TMT5, but not setting any Frequency, it seems very hit and miss, but I practically watched all of Super 8, until I had massive stuttering issues towards the end.

Am I right in thinking this board should be ok, say recording 3/4 things in MCE 7 and also playing back a Blu ray ? Or is that asking too much of it ?
post #589 of 602
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Originally Posted by lashag View Post

I get HDMI audio video to my TV/Monitors. The only other sound is via my back middle jack and is hardly audible. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers without any change. I tried running spdif out to my amp and still no sound. The OS is Win 7, I had same issue with Mint and XP. Any thoughts would appreciate. Txs

I have the same problem with using the back middle jack -- I am running Windows Home Server 2011 (which should work with Windows 7 64-bit drivers). I've installed the latest drivers (first R266, then R267) and even though it detects a device being present, there's no sound. I've tried it both with stereo speakers and a simple pair of headphones -- nothing.

I was just about to go and buy a stereo with SPDIF, but it sounds like that won't work either.
post #590 of 602
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Originally Posted by ben ifin View Post

Hi NICKUSAF

You are using a Asus E35M1-Deluxe MB ?

Could you please post exactly what model it is ?

Also, do you do any live-real-time-streaming of HD video from the internet and if so, does this Intel NIC handle it ?

Many thanks again,
Ben

Little late, but I just back from a trip... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131697
post #591 of 602
OK, has everyone got their boards tweaked just the way they want them? Are we at HD audio AND video bliss? Or has everyone given up on the capabilities and just settled for Just OK with some issues?

I am still requesting ANYONE who feels they have this board running great SD and HD video as well as Bitstreaming audio to post their setup. Screenshots of settings would be nice.

I for one know that every time I watch a standard DVD or Blu-ray through my wal-mart blu-ray player I get mad because I can't get this board to replicate the quality with my MKV rips. Challenge is out there...
post #592 of 602
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Originally Posted by NICKUSAF View Post

OK, has everyone got their boards tweaked just the way they want them? Are we at HD audio AND video bliss? Or has everyone given up on the capabilities and just settled for Just OK with some issues?

I am still requesting ANYONE who feels they have this board running great SD and HD video as well as Bitstreaming audio to post their setup. Screenshots of settings would be nice.

I for one know that every time I watch a standard DVD or Blu-ray through my wal-mart blu-ray player I get mad because I can't get this board to replicate the quality with my MKV rips. Challenge is out there...

Bump... Still looking for the uber settings guide for this board...
post #593 of 602
Thread Starter 
I don't have any complaints with the board, besides using Netflix within Windows, but that seems to be more of a Windows issue than this particular board. From the limited reading I've done, it takes a fairly beefy PC to get HD Netflix to stream well, but then again, maybe I just haven't found the right settings.

I don't have a standalone BD player and just used ripped BD disks, either via DVDFab into the typical BD structure, or using MakeMKV to rip them straight to MKV files. The BD rips look fantastic on my 50" plasma, but I don't have anything to compare them with to see if a PS3 or something would make them look better.

I'm getting DolbyHD and DTS-MA that the PC is handling, and I've also had it set to bitstream to the Onkyo AVR, but for the most part, I let the PC handle it. I've only got a 5.1 setup at the moment, but it sounds awesome to me.

Most of the stuff I use it for is SD.

I'm using JRiver's Media Center for almost everything.

If memory serves, it's just a barebones Windows 7 Premium install on a 60GB SSD, around 7TB of storage, the latest ATI drivers and JRiver and that's about it.

I do all of my ripping and file maintenance on another PC as my HTPC is in the basement running up to the main level of the house via an HDMI cable that I ran through an inconspicuous hole in the floor in a closet.
post #594 of 602
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Originally Posted by nubz69 View Post

Any fix for this yet, what an annoying problem!!!

I think I read a little while back in this thread, that you had to connect the imon USB to one of the external USB ports instead of directly to the motherboard.

Not sure if this is the answer you are looking for.

I will be installing this motherboard in the Remote Fusion case sometime next week. I will post with an update for you.
post #595 of 602
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Originally Posted by NICKUSAF View Post

Bump... Still looking for the uber settings guide for this board...

Well, for me it works as expected, but I didn't do any comparisons to stand alone players.
I bitstream audio through HDMI to AVR (7.1 speakers) which is connected to a 1080p projector. I only watch movies in full hd and I use potplayer for watching.
So far I have found 2 things I am not too happy about, I can't get 12/36 bit color output (which stand alone blue ray players can) and when using foobar with asio to play flac music, I loose sound when display is turned of due to power savings.
I also have an 1920x1200 lcd connected to dvi for browsing and stuff and I can actually use both at the same time, the projector in lcd contrary to official asus information.
On a side note rear sound from 5.1 movies is being played on "middle" surround speakers, but this has nothing to do with the board.
post #596 of 602
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Originally Posted by NICKUSAF View Post

Bump... Still looking for the uber settings guide for this board...

My system is going well.

I have:
Samsung LN40C630
Onky HT-S3400 5.1 AVR Sound System package

I use:
MPC HC 64 bit (requires DirectX runtime!) -> http://www.microsoft.com/download/en...s.aspx?id=8109

FFDSHOW SVN 64 Bit

Here's the instructions I followed, Except I use all AMD drivers (no Realtek)
http://www.mediasmartserver.net/2010...7-htpc-part-i/

I had to install a "Radeon EDID Override"

I've disabled ALL my TV's post-processing and put it in Game Mode. It appears to have made a significant difference in a good way.

Also in Catalyst I've disabled all video settings except Dynamic contrast and Smooth Video
post #597 of 602
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Originally Posted by perpetual98 View Post

I don't have any complaints with the board, besides using Netflix within Windows, but that seems to be more of a Windows issue than this particular board. From the limited reading I've done, it takes a fairly beefy PC to get HD Netflix to stream well, but then again, maybe I just haven't found the right settings.

I don't think Netflix HD will ever work. It has nothing to do with needing a beefy PC. It's a software issue / Silverlight issue.

If they can get HD on a my 1 core, 1GHZ smartphone there's NO EXCUSE why they can't get it working for us.

I have Silverlight 5 which brought some improvement, but still can't play HD Instant Netflix. I've given up all hope.

This can do Blu Ray in MPC HC, VLC, etc with Hardware Accel. Silverlight clearly doesn't have the Hardware Accel totally working yet. It's pathetic.
post #598 of 602
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Originally Posted by NICKUSAF View Post

Bump... Still looking for the uber settings guide for this board...

I use this MB and have no issues playing BD ISOs from my server using PDVD10. I have all the "Green" settings disabled on the on-board nic. I don't use MKVs, so I can't help you there.

BT
post #599 of 602
BD's look good. No love on HD audio pass through, standard DVDs look awful with tons of horizontal lines/motion blur. Netflix and Hulu look much much tether on my Roku that its not even worth trying. All in all, the board was not worth the savings in electricity. Hell, my time alone is worth more to me per hour than I save using this board. I finally switched it out to a low-power office computer and it works fine for word processing... Again, I think this board would have been awesome had someone taken it and worked a full turnkey solution using something like openelec, or a *nix distro with XBMC, or Plex... And once everything worked perfectly posted the setup, install, and final settings.
post #600 of 602
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by NICKUSAF View Post

BD's look good. No love on HD audio pass through, standard DVDs look awful with tons of horizontal lines/motion blur. Netflix and Hulu look much much tether on my Roku that its not even worth trying. All in all, the board was not worth the savings in electricity. Hell, my time alone is worth more to me per hour than I save using this board. I finally switched it out to a low-power office computer and it works fine for word processing... Again, I think this board would have been awesome had someone taken it and worked a full turnkey solution using something like openelec, or a *nix distro with XBMC, or Plex... And once everything worked perfectly posted the setup, install, and final settings.

Hmm. I've been using mine for almost 2 years now without really any complaints. I recently upgraded to Windows 8 Pro and have been playing around a lot more with XBMC as well. For a big chunk of the 2 years it was a rock solid WMC experience and it needed to be because it served all of our TV/movie needs. The past year we've been back on DirecTV (ugh) but still record a bunch of stuff on the computer when we run out of tuners on the satellite DVR.

I don't have any issues with standard DVDs. I also wouldn't blame the mobo for any Netflix issues, as it seems to be more of a Silverlight problem. So far I'm digging the Netflix app in Windows 8, but I haven't played with it much yet as we've been busy with a new baby.
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