[PC-BSD Testing] Here are the votes of The Republic of Gamers :-)

Hans Ruhe hansruhe1 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 13:07:39 PDT 2012


Hi Arthur,

Gigabyte indeed still have the bios update on their site. For instance:
http://www.gigabyte.co.nl/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4070#bios

So a lesson has been learnt, Fortunately the Asus card was cheap.

Best regards,
Hans

2012/10/10 Hans Ruhe <hansruhe1 at gmail.com>

> Hi Arthur,
>
> Thanks for all your help. I will buy me a different brand than, probably
> Gigabyte or so. I will take a look first at their website if Bios updates
> are possible.
>
> And than we will see again.
>
> Best regards,
>
> I appreciate your help
>
>
> 2012/10/10 Arthur Koziol <A-Koziol at neiu.edu>
>
>> **
>> Hans,
>>
>> Sadly Asus' only reference to any BIOS update for your card is for the
>> Asus BUpdater tool but no BIOS updates for end users. That stinks. It used
>> to be pretty easy to find BIOS updates but  apparently things have changed.
>>
>> Arthur
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Hi Arthur,
>> it is a passive cooled card with 2GB memory. It is a GeForce GT 520. CUDA
>> cores : 48
>>
>> Vbios version: 70.08.5c.00.00
>> Memory interface: 64 bit
>> Memory: 2048 MB
>>
>> And here is the product info:
>> http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/ENGT520_SLDI2GD3LP/
>>
>> There is no bios update
>>
>> I found this:
>>
>>   Version  301.42
>>
>>     Description  nv301_42WHQL_Vista64_Win7x64.zip
>>    File Size    224,7 (MBytes)  2012.06.04  update     Download from
>>
>> As being the latest driver for windows on the ASUS site
>>
>> Thanks for the support Arthur,
>>
>> I appreciate it,
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Hans
>>
>>
>> 2012/10/10 Arthur Koziol <A-Koziol at neiu.edu>
>>
>>>  Hans,
>>>
>>> Too bad. What card was this and do you happen to know if Asus has any
>>> BIOS updates for the card? Any way you can use GPUZ on it to get BIOS
>>> version info on it?
>>>
>>> Arthur
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Hi Kris,
>>>
>>> I tested rc2 but I think it is the videocard too. Asus made a bad
>>> product. When installing it gets detected, but it does not run properly. I
>>> have to get me another videocard.
>>>
>>> A Geforce but another brand perhaps ?
>>>
>>> Best regards,
>>> Hans
>>>
>>> 2012/10/10 Hans Ruhe <hansruhe1 at gmail.com>
>>>
>>>> Hi Arthur,
>>>>
>>>> Thanks that is very helpful. However I changed the link into rc2 and
>>>> got it already. But I will make your ftp link a bookmark :-)
>>>>
>>>> Best regards,
>>>> Hans
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 2012/10/10 Arthur Koziol <A-Koziol at neiu.edu>
>>>>
>>>>> Hans,
>>>>>
>>>>> You can get it by digging around at ftp://mirrors.isc.org/pub/pcbsd.
>>>>> I'd use an FTP client with resume support in case your ISP screws up
>>>>> further your net access. ^_^
>>>>>
>>>>> Arthur
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Hi Kris,
>>>>>
>>>>> Can you sent the link to rc2 ?  I think the servers are not updated.
>>>>> Good news by the way !
>>>>>
>>>>> Best regards,
>>>>> Hans
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 2012/10/10 Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org>
>>>>>
>>>>>>  On 10/10/2012 07:50, Hans Ruhe wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi Arthur and Kris,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Finally I have internet again, they screwed up my application for a
>>>>>> connection.
>>>>>> Now I can test again :-)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Unfortunately I got the following error message installing the new
>>>>>> NVIDIA driver:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> /usr/share/mk/bsd.kmod .mk , line12: Can't find kernel source tree
>>>>>>
>>>>>> [reinstall] Error code 1
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Is something missing or did I forgot to install something with the
>>>>>> 9.1 rc1 installation ?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Best regards,
>>>>>> Hans
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>  You are missing the FreeBSD source tree in /usr/src.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> You can download it via Control Panel -> System Manager -> Misc
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Also, RC2 is on the mirrors with an updated nvidia driver if you want
>>>>>> to test via that :)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Kris Moore
>>>>>> PC-BSD Software
>>>>>> iXsystems
>>>>>>
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