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  1. I can't decide between these two cards.. I have a DFI Lanparty UT NF3 250GB board.. 8X AGP, I think these are the top of line AGP cards you can buy, correct me if I'm wrong.. Which one would you choose and why? I forgot to mention, it will be used for all modern first person shooters. doom, quake 4, halflife, cs source, etc. Upgrading from a GeForce 4 MX 420 thanks!
  2. I installed the new Antec TP-II 550 watt power supply but apparently that did not fix the problem. Where should I look now? I hope it's not a problem with the board.
  3. I ended up using the winflash utility that does it inside of windows. It went well.
  4. Does anyone know if it's possible to do this without a floppy drive? I don't have one handy atm and would like to flash my bios to the newest. Thanks!
  5. I just purchased a new power supply off newegg. I hope this fixes it. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16817103931
  6. DFI LANPARTY UT nf3 250gb socket 754 Athlon 64 2800+ retail heatsink/fan Corsair TwinX XMS3200+ 1gb (2x512 mb) DDR400+ Antec SLK2650-BQE w/Antec 350 Smartpower power supply Seagate Baracuda 7200.7 160gb 7200+rpm 8mb cache XFX GeForce 4 mx420 LiteOn 48x cdrw I've asked on dfi-street.com and I'm not quite sure what the outcome is but they think it's possibly my power supply is just not powerful enough for stable use. http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?p=173391
  7. I'm actually hoping it's the power supply and not the motherboard because I can just go buy a bigger one locally I just checked and the spare ps I have a 300watt, don't know if I should test with that or not but I do know that that one is a good working ps
  8. I do actually but I'm not sure the voltage of it, I know it's 250+
  9. I think it's either the motherboard or power supply. I bought this off newegg back in december 2004, so i guess I would have to RMA the board to DFI and not newegg?
  10. yeah, there's nothing grounding it out. I never have gotten the USB to work on this motherboard, the drivers install but the USB always shows up as an error in device manager for the USB controller
  11. It just happened a minute ago. It doesn't happen very often but it is very annoying. I'm running a DFI Lanparty UT 250gb board with an Athlon 64 2800+, two case fans, one hard drive and one cd burner. The case and power supply are both by antec and it's a 350 watt smart power. Do you think something is wrong with the power supply? It's a very sudden power off that comes without warning and it's loud through my speakers like a thumb and turns off. I don't think cooling is an issue but here are my temps anyway, System 34C PWM IC 34C CPU 44C The temps never go much above these even under load, also this room is air conditioned down to a pretty cool temp. Is it possible that the power supply is not power ful enough for this system, and/or going bad? The voltages that it's reading right now with the system somewhat idle except for this typing are cpu 1.47-.48 v chipset 1.56 v atx +5.0 4.99v dram 2.57-.59 v atx +12 11.64v agp +1.5 1.47v atx +3.3 3.20-.21v vbat +3 3.04v the ones that have hyphens are because the voltages fluxuate. I'm using the smart guardian program to get these voltages (included with motherboard) thanks..
  12. Yeah, heating it up a bit should work.. this stock heatsink completely fills up the frame so it's impossible to get anywhere near the arm with it stuck to the cpu
  13. How can I actually take the cpu out when I cant get to the little metal arm?
  14. I'm looking at the Thermaltake Venus 12. I noticed when I undid the retention tab and tried moving the heatsink even slightly left to right or up, it just doens't seem to want to budge. I can't really pull too hard on it can I? Won't the metal piece on the amd64 itself pull off with the heatsink?
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