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  1. TCCD samsung chips are the only 1's I've seen perform with this processor the way I believe it was meant to and even these are touchy. Are those infineon chips?


    From my understanding they should be windbond UTT. I also do not believe it to be an issue with the CPU not liking the ram, as the exact same hardware worked perfect in a diffrent mobo at 210mhz fsb 1:1 2.5-3-3-6 1T.


    Since I can run 1 stick of ram with no problems I think its a matter of this mobo just doesnt like this ram, that or there is a physical problem with the mobo.

    I should be able to start testing new ram to night and know by morning hopefully.

  2. You MUST use your own host or a free image host for your images. Please do not use the forum's attachment feature.

    For future referance for my self, I do use my own img host, but what is the largest image size alowed to be attached?

    I may have just missed it in the rules, but I dont wana get in trouble :)

  3. Sounds like a heat build up what are u cooling with? This processor wouldnt get anywhere near 2700 mhz till i chilled water cooled it.


    it's def not a heat issue. Im using an XP-90 and at all stock settings(which Im using) prime is working hard to break 40*c.

    I think it may be a ram issue of some sort. I pulled one stick of ram last night and am running prime95 again and it has now ran almost 12 hrs. After Prime95 has ran 24hrs (if it makes it) Im going to swap my other stick of ram in and run prime95 with it to see if it will pass alone also.

    I will be getting my new OCZ ram in on tuesday and am crossing my fingers it doesnt have the same issues.

  4. I my self have not flashed the bios.

    considering the mobo was purchased as a refurb who knows what may have been done to it b4 I received it, so you have a valid point!


    Im of a slight impression it may have been new thoe. all accessories were with it, it came in the retail box, and the antistatic bag it was in appeared to have never been opened.


    Thank You for the reply! :)

  5. UPDATE.

    Have loaded optimized defaults in BIOS. ram is now passing memtest test 5 at stock settings. don't know why it wouldn't when I first purchased the board.

    smartguardian appears to be reporting correct readings for every thing once again.

    I'm gona run OCCT then prime95. crossing my fingers its stable. if so she'll stay stock speeds lol


    UPDATE 2

    Have ran superPI 1mil 39s and 30min occt passed.

    running Prime95 now.


    BTW can anyone explain to me why when I first got this mobo it wouldn't pass memtest test 5, but since I loaded defaults this evening it will?

    All settings look the same to me as begin with.

  6. I have spent the last two weeks trying my best to get this LP NF3 250 stable and just can not.

    all hard ware ran perfect on an MSI board.

    in trying to get stable I have tryed stock settings and my ram errors. set it to 2t and it passes but I do not want that performance loss nore do I believe I should have to.

    I have tryed many over clocks and diffrent cpu and ram voltages, but never going out of safe range for my hardware. never above 1.6v on the cpu and never above 2.6v on ram.

    I have tryed cpu fsb between stock 200 and 220, and have tryed ram dividers of 166 and 180. the combinations I have tryed in those ranges are too numerous to list.


    In the last 24hrs I found a point I thought I was stable. 213fsb with ram on a 9/10 divider. cpu at 1.575v using 1.250v cpu vid and 126% cpu vid special, ram at 2.6v all ram settings with the exception of divider were set to auto.

    I ran occt 30min and 20hrs and 14min prime95 blend.

    after prime failed I tryed a dif setting. loweing fsb to 210 running ram at 1:1 with 2t timings set to 3-3-3-10 failed memtest86+ test5 with 2 errors.

    I then went back to my previous settings tryed to load windows and got a driver irql not less than or equal error at the log in screen. thinking wtf Im using settings that passed prime for 20hrs I restarted. this happened 5 times.

    Im now using the following settings 208 fsb ram 1:1 at 2.5-3-3-6 2t with same voltages as perviously stated. Im almost finished with 30min OCCT torture test.


    now whats even more strange to me is in bios my voltages are being reported correctly(checked after noticing this problem in windows) but in the last hour my cpu and ram voltages are not reported correctly in windows. smartguardian suddenly says my cpu is at 1.5-1.48v and my ram is at 2.47v. up till now I have had correct readings in windows.


    I know this post is long and cluttered but can any one give me an idea as to what I should do? if any more info is needed just ask.

    I purchased this board from newegg as a refurb, and my 15 days just ran out with them. do I need to RMA this board to DFI asap?

  7. That's peculiar. How knew are those Mushkin Blue DIMMs? Are those the UTT-BH5 sticks? If so bring your Cas Latency back to 2. Then bring your tRCD (Ras# to Cas# Delay) back to 2 or 3. Then bring your tRP (Row Precharge timing) back to 2. Then last but not least set your tRAS (Min Ras# active timing) to 05. Then set your DRAM voltage to 2.8v or 2.9v.


    From there, try to set your CPC back to 1T and see if it posts/boots properly.


    I suggest these timings purely for stock settings. So set your HTT/FSB back to 200 if it's not already set at that. Good luck.


    I purchased them the end of last year, so from my understanding they should be windbond utt. what get's me the most is I originaly had this set up on an MSI Neo platinum and it all worked great no problems at all. on this mobo I can not get stable to save my life, but Im gona keep working at it. I realy love the features of this board and want to like it.

    what I find the most odd was on my MSI board I tested the ram for 12+hrs at 220fsb 2.5-3-3-6 1t with out any errors.


    this is my ram. http://www.mushkin.com/doc/products/memory_detail.asp?ID=47

    same individual pt# but not sure if they have changed how they make em since end of last year.

  8. That's quite a blanket statement you've made there.


    Every PSU fan I know of is setup to exhaust air from the case to the room. If you have no additional fans, the PSU would always be pulling hot air out of the case.


    The fan configuration really depends upon the case. I have an Antec P160 and a SuperLanBoy. Both are configured with the front and rear fans as intake with filters. There are enough gaps in the cases to allow the filtered incoming air to vent nicely. The other benefit is that the inside of the rig stays nice and clean.


    The same setup doesn't work on a Lian Li case because they don't have as many gaps or vents.


    Plus it never hurts to try new configurations.


    Its what ever works for each person I suppose. one should try what configurations they would like to consider and stick with what works best.

    I personaly dont like hot stail air being pulled threw my psu, that defeats the purpose of its fans to help cool it.

    Ive also seen the method I stated work the best in 3 dif cases. My wifes Antec, my old Raidmax, and my current Ultra Dragon.

  9. Should I turn my rear fan into an intake as well? so I suck air in from both front and in?


    No. ideal is to have a little more air comming in than going out because you have to think of and alow extra air for the PSU's cooling fans, but you have to exhaust air also.

    if you didnt you would only have stail hot air in your case.

    by the temps you gave Id say your fan set up is fine and to not mess with it.

  10. I have the same speakers, and have used them on 3dif sound cards. one onboard realtech, sblive and now my audigy2ZS.

    with all they have required one if not 2 things to get sound from all channels.

    1. make sure the sound card is set to 5.1, and set simulated 3d for stereo recordings, ex:MP3's

    2. if sound card doesnt have a simulated 3D setting you have to set the media player being used to simulate 3D sound if it doesnt on it's own.


    BTW Windows media player10 should simulate 3D on it's own. it always has for me.

    Also if your sound card 5.1 test creates sound from all channels it is def a setting problem.

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