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    Maximum Bitrate NiSlo's Avatar
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    d945gclf2 problem

    Hey guys,

    I've just yesterday received my new Intel d945gclf2 (w/ integreated 1.6g dual core atom) to replace my ageing via board. Now I've installed the board and turn it on, but the BIOS is rediculously slow.

    Now when I say that, I don't specifically mean posting (although that is crap too), I'm talking about the actual settins in the bios and the bios splash screen. When I'm in the Bios settings it takes a second from when I press a key for it to respond, then it takes a second for the screen to 'wipe' all the old information and then another second or so for the screen to populate with the new page. Another thing is the BIOS splash screen 'loads', starting from the top and filling to the bottom in about a second.

    This doesn't seem right to me. I've tried booting with just RAM and VGA attached, not even IDE hdd connected and it's exactly the same.

    Any ideas?

    P.S. I'm using the M2-ATX
    I installed my carpc into my pet Kangaroo, mate.

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    mine is fast.... sounds like a dud one

    POST is about 6 to 8 seconds from power on to seeing windows start

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    Well, the problem endedup being my active USB extenstion cable.

    Without the cable connected, the system works perfectly, but when the extension cable is connected (even without anything connected to to the other end), the system boots at about 1/4 speed. I thought this might be a power problem, but when I use a passive usb extension cable and plug that into the hub at the front, the system boots fine and the devices on the hub appear to work ok.

    Active USB extension without hub = slow boot
    Active USB extension with hub = slow boot
    Passive us exentions with/without hub = normal boot.

    Buggered if I know...

    Oh P.S. The active usb extension did and still does work fine with other systems
    I installed my carpc into my pet Kangaroo, mate.

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    thats strange..
    can you run a passive and power it at the destination of the cable,

    check boot devices, and also make sure legacy usb etc is off,,, see if that makes a difference

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    The devices on the hub seem to work ok without having to provided power to the hub - so far anyway.

    I did double check the boot devices and the settings there are fine, but I do know that USB Legacy is turned on, so I'll disable that and give it a go.
    I installed my carpc into my pet Kangaroo, mate.

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