I just finished setting up a Vista (x64) system with the DP45SG. I used plain old ordinary Kingston 1066 memory from Newegg:
I didn't overclock, and had none of the memory timing or double boot troubles noted in on the web. What I am having trouble with are:
Where is the Dolby Control Center software that's supposed to come with the motherboard? Initially, I didn't use the "Intel Express Installer Drivers and Bonus Application Software" disc that came with the system. Instead, I downloaded the latest BIOS and drivers from Intel's download site for the board:
The audio drivers contain the IDT Audio Control Panel, but there's no Dolby Control Center that I can find. I browsed through that included disc and found nothing about it there, either. I searched the Intel Download area for it and found a version for other motherboards. But, there's nothing for this one. The one for other motherboards won't install (missing a driver file).
I've got an eSATA enclosure hooked up to the eSATA port on the back of the board. I set up my primary, internal eSATA drive as RAID (ready) so that I could have hot-swapping on that eSATA drive. If I boot the machine with that external drive on, I can use it just fine and can disconnect it with the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in Vista's System Tray area. But, if I just try to use it by turning it on after the system is up, nothing happens. The drive spins up, but there's no bee-boop sound indicating Vista is seeing it (and no "Safely Remove Hardware" icon appears). It doesn't show up in Vista's Computer Management screen, Device Manager, or the Intel Matrix Storage Console. Telling Vista to re-enumerate Plug & Play devices doesn't find it either. The only way I can get it to show up is to physically unplug either end of the eSATA cable and then plug it back in. At that point, the drive (and its "Safely Remove Hardware" icon) shows up. Any ideas on how to fix this?
David A. Lessnau