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About tytlyf

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    [size=1]DFI Lanparty NF4 Ultra-D 939 [color=red]623-2bta[/size]
    AMD Venus 148 [color=green]@ 2.9 1.49vcore[/color] [color=red]Zalman CNPS9500[/color]
    G.Skill 1GBFX 2-2-2-5 [color=green]@ DDR528 2.6vdimm[/color]
    eVga 6800GS 256mb [color=green]@ 485/1.1[/color]
    WD Raptor 74GB sata150
    Fortron B-S 500w
    Antec SuperLanboy Case[/color]

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  1. Back from the dead with a new situation. Specs are all the same, I tried adding 2x4GB sticks with identical settings as original memory (9-9-9-24 2N) and cannot for the life of me get this system to boot. It's been so long since I messed with overclocking I can't remember what to do or how to problem solve. The system is even acting weird with one stick or the 2 new sticks in the dual channel slots. I bought 2 more sticks of Gskill memory to fill the remaining 2 slots on the board and I get a blue screen immediately after the "Starting Windows" screen. I've reset bios, tried playing with settings and still can't get it to boot. Biostar TH55B HD mobo (LGA 1156) i3-540 2x2GB Gskill DDR3 1600 2x4GB Gskill DDR3 1600 (new) Any help would be appreciated to start. I feel like a rookie after all this time, I'm desperate CPU = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115221 MOBO = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138186 RAM = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193 New RAM (added to ^) = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314 New RAM (added to ^) = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
  2. thanks for the feedback. I'm currently hitting high temps of 62c under prime95. I've found a good stable point without pushing up the voltages too much. I believe the VTT is currently at 1.2, would you recommend to increase the volts more or only until there is instability? Doesn't the VTT increase CPU heat and if so, how would you tell if the VTT voltage is too low versus possibly the CPU voltage or RAM voltage being the problem?
  3. Hi all, I'm new to overclocking intel chips through the bios and have always had AMD chips. I'm trying to get my RAM to run DDR3-1600 speeds. Mobo: Biostar TH55 HD Memory: Gskill 4G (2x2G) DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 CPU: i3-540 (133x23) In the bios I can't figure out the settings. This is what I have set for 1600 speeds for the Memory and it doesn't boot. CPU RATIO = 20 BCLK = 160 QPI = Auto DRAM frq = 1600 Timings: tCL=9 tRCD=9 tRP=9 tRAS=24 tWR=10 tWTR=5 tRTP=5 tRFC=40 tFAW=20 CR=2T DRAM read latency = Auto DRAM Write Latency = Auto Intel Speedstep = Disabled C1E Support = Disabled Intel Virtualization = Disabled Voltages: Vcore = Auto VTT = 1.21 PLL = Auto DRAM = 1.645 PCH = 1.10 IGD = Auto I also need to understand the FSB:Ratio's. I'm assuming to go 1:1 I set the DRAM Freq to 1600 for 1:1 (options are AUTO, 960, 1280, 1600) Anyone toss out some opinions? I can run the software OC utility and it puts the CPU around 3500mhz. I think I don't understand the FSB ratio or QPI stuff.
  4. I found out that the problem were the RAID drivers on the Floppy I created. I used the nVidia 6.86 floppy RAID drivers and it was wrong. I went to the DFI site, downloaded a different set of drivers to the floppy, and the installation was flawless. Something so simple, dumb RAID.
  5. I'm using the Nvidia Raid. I tried installing on one drive and it seems to work. Unless the other drive was the faulty one . Installing again right now with the RAID trying something different. If all fails, I will try the other drive next time to see if it was faulty. I'm starting to think it's a RAID issue.
  6. I've had this computer running for a year Raid0 without problems. Recently I have been getting BSOD's for random programs. Overclocked, and stock speeds. I reformatted, and tried installing windows XP, I would get to the GUI interface, all files would load, when the "Time remaining" reached 0 on the install, the computer would automatically reboot, no prompt, nothing. Next time the computer would start up, I get a BSOD past the XP loading screen. Below is the error, and it's the same every time. PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED STOP: 0x0000006B (0xc0000102, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) Searching microsoft for this error mentions something about a "GoBack" program. I dont use anti-virus, never have. Never used this program either. Now, I've tried everything to get this to work. The CPU is fine, the RAM is fine, I'm feeling the HD's are problematic. I ran CHKDSK and it found errors and fixed them. I thought I was in the clear until the BSOD again after another fresh format and install. The only thing I can think of that is different is when I install the SATA Raid Drivers via floppy, everything is good, then it proceeds to the XP setup screen. After formatting, I get a prompt that looks the same as the SATA raid Driver screen, except it asks to copy the "NVIDIA SATA SCSI" drivers from floppy. The options are to hit ENTER with the floppy in, or F3 to cancel. I insert the floppy again, and all proceeds normal. I believe this is the problem. I dont remember there being a screen asking for SCSI raid drivers. But, I cannot proceed with the installation without giving the screen something. This problem has me tearing my hair out. Please anyone, I've tried fixing the boot sector and MBR with no luck fixing the issue. I know everything is being done properly, but no luck. Anyone have insight into this issue?
  7. The only reason I am considering lapping my HS and chip is because when i removed my Zalman it tilted and got a small chuck notched out of it when it hit the side of my naked opteron 148. And it actually had a small piece of copper standing above the surface of the heatsink bottom. I didn't notice it when i installed it on top of the dual core opty, and it actually dug a small chip into the top of the chip. So apparently copper is a "harder" metal than the metal of the top of a chip. I think it's having an affect on my temps.
  8. I have the zalman cnps 9500. I'm considering lapping the cpu and heatsink. I feel I'm not getting good contact.
  9. I need a new cooler to run 3.0. It would probably take close to 1.55-1.6v to have that stable. And right now at 1.43 volts my load is around 52c. Any voltage increase raises temps quick with this cooler.
  10. man, you followed along with my PSU problem. I tested the limit of this OC with the original psu when i could get it to boot. I was able to get 2.75 with 1.43v. The reason I stopped was my temps at that voltage. With this new PSU, I was able to bump to 2.8 with the same 1.43v and remain stable. So that lame PSU was holding my OC back as well as my bootin I wont be testing max stable OC (1.6-1.7v) with this cause it's not important. My main concern is the load temp with where I am currently at. Running about 50c avg with this voltage. I'm sure the cooler is the culprit. I would love to get 2.9 stable, and know I can, might need 1.5 to do it though. But the temps would be in the 53-55c range, im guessing. If that's an OK temp for dualcores, I'm used to single cores, then I will run it like that. I've already cleared a 3.0+ run superpi 1M with the old PSU, if I'm bored enough, I might push it. It's more a temp issue than voltage at this point.
  11. After a week or so of troubleshooting a boot problem, I have got this chip stable at 2.8 w/ 1.43v. I had a major problem and it took over a week to discover that the problem was the PSU. The Fortron 500w was not enough power to run my system. I now have the OCZ 700w and it's been running fine for a couple days. With the previous PSU i was able to reach 2.75 stable with the same voltage. And that was tested to the limit for that voltage, 2.8 needed about 1.48 to be stable. Now with the new PSU I'm stable at 2.8 with 1.43v Who knows, I might be able to back off the voltage for this speed now! So that other PSU was limiting my OC. I will be testing this weekend to see what this chip will do for real now. Load is around 50c avg currently. Who knows, I may be able to get 2.9 with same voltage. It's like OC'n all over again for the max. This new OCZ psu is awesome. Will keep you posted on my OC adventure, I guess this LCB9E stepping isn't all that bad after all!
  12. Update: Got the OCZ 700w yesterday, installed, zero problems booting so far. Every time I have turned the system off, it has powered on the first time I've hit the button. So I believe its solved for now. I was really worried thinking if this didn't work, then it had to be a mobo issue. Thankfully everything has been cooperating. Maybe a weird side effect is the fact it seems that my load temp has dropped a few degrees. Not sure why, I do have the sides off the case, but I dont think that will make that much of a difference. I will have to rewire this badboy here soon, this PSU is a mess with wires, they are everywhere! Will keep you posted, thanks for the help everyone
  13. OCZ PSU gets here tomorrow or Tuesday. That will be the final straw. The one thing I have not been able to try is a different Mobo, or testing this CPU in a different board. I would assume if the Mobo is the culprit, then the system would not be stable in windows. What sucks is there are no more Ultra-D's available for purchase. So I'm working with a situation that limits me, 939. And it's fading day by day.
  14. Does anyone feel this could be a NF4 Chipset Driver issue? I believe I'm using 6.53. Should the NF4 Chipset driver be updated to something newer? Does the chipset driver need to change to support dual core chips?
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