(MD Willington @ Apr 27 2005, 02:47 PM) #1 read the manual
#2 do what the manual says
Not trying to sound mean here...but all manuals I've seen will tell you what to do..
ZONIAN, I'm a Vietnam Vet and was fortunate enough to come home safe and sound. Now that I'm retired, I teach Vets computer skills and teach seniors as well. As much as I try, sometimes I do the exact same thing as MD posted.
You help so many people day in and day out but once in a while you finally slip and say "READ THE FREAKIN' MANUAL!" It's just the way it is, especially if you feel the person asking for help isn't lifting a finger himself. (Of course that's a snap decision and may be wrong.)
If you don't have the same component as the person asking for help and aren't familiar with it or have forgotten it - and you're busy and can't locate documentation quickly it's easy to say something quick and move on. That's the way it is in a support position, paid or voluntary, there's just so much time.
If you want a real education, read some of MD's replies to countless other questions. He really knows his stuff and is organized. I learn a lot from him and others here who routinely answer questions. You came to the right place and did get help so all is well and the system works!
The A7N8X is a good board and you'll be happy with it as I am with my four. But definitely RTFM! I've read mine over and over and it finally sinks in. Also, here is lots of info on ASUS boards: http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?t=219041
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