Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 and Sleep mode in Windows 7

Recently I upgraded my system to LGA2011 CPU and used Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 F20 motherboard. I used to have problem with sleep mode in Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit and I tried everything with no luck at all.

All the sudden, I think my PCI sound card (Audigy ZS2) may cause the sleep problem?!? Yep, I took it out and the sleep mode is now working like it should.

If anyone has the same problem like me, you can try to take some add-on cards out 🙂

Remember, before you do anything, check the Gigabyte’s website for latest BIOS update.

Hope this helps,


Xmarks Freezes on Firefox

Updated: You should be able to download directly from Firefox via Add-on menu. It’s fixed =)

I’m using Xmarks to sync all my bookmarks too all browsers I’m using. It works perfectly on Chrome and IE but Firefox. I found out the problem that Firefox addon’s website didn’t update the latest version of Xmarks.

When I updated the Xmarks to the latest version, the problem solved.

This link shows you where to get the latest version of Xmarks.

Open your Firefox browser, copy/paste the link below to your address bar


Download the Version 4.2.4 (9/7/13) by left click on it, and hit Install when asked.

Restart the Firefox browserxmakr

Check on your bottom left of the Firefox, you will see Xmark logo > click on it > Run Setup Wizard (to fill your info)

I think you can do it from here.



Elan Touchpad Driver

Recently I have problem with the Elan touchpad on my Samsung Series 9, it does not remember the setting on Windows 8.1. I tried to go the Elan/Samsung website, there is nothing for me do download.

I think all the Elan drivers are similar so I google it, yes I got the new Elan driver and it’s working perfectly. I thought I would share.

Here is the link to the Elan driver, be sure check your driver version first (Control panel > Mouse > Elan Tab)


Update: Please go to the link below and download the newest version of Elan touchpad, I hope it will work.


This website has a lot more useful drivers!



Adobe Camera Raw 8.1 Standalone for Mac & Windows

Direct links for Camera Raw 8.1 for Mac & Windows

Camera Raw 8.1-Mac

Camera Raw 8.1-Windows

Bugs Corrected in Camera Raw 8.1

  • Occasionally the Fill Light adjustment introduced artifacts. This only occurred when processing an image using the PV2010 process version.
  • When using the Red Eye removal tool, setting red eye darken to 100% would lighten the adjustment instead of darkening it.
  • Reduced the default amount of sharpening applied to images taken with the Fuji X100s camera.

New Camera Support in the Camera Raw 8.1

  • Hasselblad H5D-60
  • Olympus PEN E-P5
  • Olympus PEN E-PL6
  • Phase One IQ260*
  • Ricoh GR
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G6
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1

Hope this helps!


Source: Adobe’s Blog, Article: Keeping Photoshop Up-To-Date, Release Notes


Adobe Camera Raw 7.4 Standalone for Mac & Windows

This is just the link to download the Camera Raw 7.4 for Photoshop CS6 in case you cannot run the update from the program by itself, Help > Updates.





Thanks Just a Photographer @dpreview.com

Release notes from Adobe.com