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In Topic: Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

17 April 2009 - 01:25 PM

Well, to me it looks like this is just the "french" way of telling you that it's activated and ready for use.

Maybe you could test it by rotating your display output and then check if it still says "rotation: géré" or something like activated.


In Topic: Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

23 March 2009 - 09:01 AM

Hi koalala,
what did you modify in the Bios? Do other OSs still boot normaly (Vista)? I am a little bit afraid to flash the Bios because I don't want a brick ;) .


I flashed it and it works. Just put the file on a USB stick and hit F8 in your BIOS to start Q-Flash.
Unless you don't turn off your pc while doing it, there is pretty much no risk of getting a brick.

Oh and thanks@koalala


In Topic: Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

11 March 2009 - 08:08 AM


your link to the thread is wrong

In Topic: Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

08 March 2009 - 02:29 PM

Ok, seriously this time

The core of the 2GB limit is the memory sharing, as I have only tinkered with iDeneb, what would it take to lock that down, and make sure it sticks below that 3.2GB mark? Being able to have 4GB's or MORE is really key, IMHO.

As I understand it, these are the unresolved issues with this MOBO:
- 2GB memory limit cap, because of shared video memory issues
- Sound? Sound via HDMI? Optical out?
- Dual Head HDMI+DVI out
- Network @1Gbps
- Sleep/Wake and issues related to Network/Sound

Sound works, optical out works. I would have burnt the board if spdif didn't work, trust me ;-)
Gbit Ethernet also worked for me while testing - I have it running on a 100mbit switch though at the moment.
Dual Head - no idea, but probably not.
I got rid of 99% of the audio/sleep issues (except for something called "fmickey driver...") when disabling hdmi audio support in bios. I have a new audio kext now but haven't tried to turn on hdmi audio yet... wonder what will happen.

Oh and one more thing - don't forget a good cpu cooler in your hardware list. Most of the bigger ones will work passively if you got a good airflow in your case.


In Topic: Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

07 March 2009 - 09:59 AM

Specs (newegg prices, as of 3/6/09):
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz (2.2 is the same price) - $120
Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) - $45
nMediaPC Case - $90
Athena 250W PSU - $21
Seagate 500GB HD - $65
Lite-On DVD Burner - $21 (not sure if this one will work)

You forgot:

MacOS 10.5.6 - $110
Apple iLife - $90

Makes it more expensive :D
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