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

Arthur Koziol A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Wed Oct 10 13:11:22 PDT 2012


Hans,

That's great. Gigabyte is a good and solid brand and good to see they 
are still doing BIOS updates! Check Newegg reviews for cards, the 
customers are brutally honest in the reviews.

Arthur


> 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 <mailto: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
>     <mailto: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
>>         <mailto: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
>>>             <mailto: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
>>>                 <mailto: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
>>>>                     <mailto: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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