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Old 11-30-08, 01:53 PM   #169
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VGA driver for 3200 took over an hour to get working correctly, SATA is still not working correctly, there is 20-30 seconds delay while booting windows, where PC just sits there doing nothing.
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Old 11-30-08, 03:08 PM   #170
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Sorry to hear that dude mine was a brainless install, audio out of hdmi works like a champ to even the 3200 + 3450 hybrid worked like a charm. Then I disabled the 3200 onboard and just went solo 3450 and gained all my system memory back and most all BD are running 25% CPU and under.
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Old 12-02-08, 07:24 AM   #171
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oh another problem to add to list, HTPC won't go to sleep.

when I enter "sleep" monitors goes off, keyboard and mouse is unresponsive, but entire PC stays on, fans spining, optical drive working.

i miss my 939 socket nforce board.
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Old 12-06-08, 10:41 PM   #172
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nekro, sorry to hear about the problems you're having with the 780G chipset. Mine has been great so far, no problems whatsoever. Maybe a bad board?
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Old 12-08-08, 10:04 PM   #173
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Has anyone ever used the 730i motherboard for a htpc? Looks like a nice motherboard to go with.
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Old 12-08-08, 10:09 PM   #174
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nforce8200 for amd or nforce9300 for intel are perfect boards for HTPC, can do 7.1 audio over HDMI
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oh another problem to add to list, HTPC won't go to sleep.

when I enter "sleep" monitors goes off, keyboard and mouse is unresponsive, but entire PC stays on, fans spining, optical drive working.

i miss my 939 socket nforce board.
That's a common bug with new systems, both Intel, AMD and Nforce. All Vista PCs in my house do it since SP1.
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Old 12-09-08, 12:53 AM   #176
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weird, first time i come across it, old 939 nforce board didn't have that issue, also none of other PCs in the house got that issue, only the ATI board
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Old 12-09-08, 01:31 AM   #177
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oh another problem to add to list, HTPC won't go to sleep.

when I enter "sleep" monitors goes off, keyboard and mouse is unresponsive, but entire PC stays on, fans spining, optical drive working.

i miss my 939 socket nforce board.
Mine actually started doing that a few months ago, but only sometimes. When I put it to sleep the monitor shuts off, keyboard/mouse shut off, but all fans goto 100%. Really annoying. And it's basically locks up there, can't wake it up or anything. I tried for hours to fix it....no such luck. I have to hard reset it everytime.
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So now that I'm outta college and Christmas is two weeks away, I was going to have some extra time to work on my HTPC. I had a really great idea too: Having my HTPC as my classic video game arcade machine. I was going to purchase GTA4 for the PC but I wanted to get the 360 controller for windows to play it with. Why not just use it for classic games too?

I've got emulators for NES, SNES, N64, Dreamcast (most of this doesn't even work = LAME), and MAME (same for this one). Great idea or what?
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actually trying to do the same thing now
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actually trying to do the same thing now
Trying anything different than what I mentioned? I just want to be able to play any classic game I want . . . . but I really want to get MAME to work. I've tried a few MAME emulators but for some reason, they won't pick up my ROMs (zip files under mame32/roms). WTF?
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