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  1. i did a quick search, came up with numerous hits... i am sure that you can remove it without spending any $$$,,,,do another websearch, follow a couple of the hits, you will have a solution post haste... laterzzz...
  2. i quit using them years ago, motherboard manu's have so many different configs now, fergetaboutit...plus it offers a bit more air flow outta the case uninstalled.... be prudent with your plugins as mentioned... laterzzzz...........
  3. if the CD's don't work, then you will have to copy the files over to another HD, then format and reinstall the os...after thinking about the PS failure, it could be several things causing the problem....have you checked to see if you set your CD to first boot device with the OS install CD to see if the drive is recognized at the DOS level? don't worry, it won't fubar your present install, you can abort it.... if so, there is hope, if not, you got problems with your hardware....most of us have a closet full of used parts so troubleshooting is a bit easier for us, if you don't have resources like I described it can be a daunting task to find the problem..... but before you do that please understand that a PS going south can fubar other parts with voltage spikes and/or arcing jolts, doesn't take much to hammer delicate electronics to dust when supplied volts go totally wacko.... see if the CD shows up in DOS, fingers crossed for you. BTW, you could do an 'over install' or 'repair' , you should save anything in your 'my documents' folder as windows overwrites these files with the overinstall....all your other installed proggies will stay.....but you may have to reinstall depending on whether they need registry markers to work... good luck.. laterzzz.....................
  4. ...try this remove the devices via device manager and reboot, Vista just may surprise you and all will be good, it could be as simple as that, if that doesn't work... try this at the run (command line), SFC /scannow have your OS install CD ready, it will want to copy some files and it may just bring you back to life......then, if that doesn't work the OS is fubared, reinstall or repair install may be your only solution.... laterzzz...............
  5. you just reformatted and did a fresh install, yes? that taxes your system pretty good, so normally the install will not go smoothly...so with that in mind...... check the HD with the manu's diagnostic, I have had HD's in the past that would take an install, but then just slow down for no apparent reason after the ship was tight and ready to go, and as Crazy Nate stated, run memtest, check your temps, and adjust your mem runnings. just maybe....I fought my 8 gigs of Adata pc2-6400 stuffs for a couple of weeks, then, after hours of testing/adjusting and paying close attention to an AM2 DDR2 Divider printout (a must to understanding actual mem speeds), I won the fight (pc2-1000 clockage), and the rig just screams now. I though all along it was the MB that was funky, not.... good luck... laterzzz....
  6. I tried and am still presently running Vista Ultimate 64 bit dual booting w/winXP pro 32 bit, and although it is kinda troublefree (sound card issues, Creative finally got some 64 bit Vista drivers out), there are too many layers to get to lots of stuff (prolly just a matter of getting used to it). It is fast when it doesn't stop to 'think'....ie; mysterious browser delays/stalls once and awhile, and the background proggies running to check this and that are a bit excessive, like BIG brother IS REALLY watching... guess you gots to get used to it, sooner or later...it does snap to attention w/8 gigs of ramski....canning Vista in 3 days and installing XP Pro 64 bit permanently for now, I have been playing with the XP Pro 64bit 1218 free M$ build offered way back, I like it.... laterzzz..............
  7. or xp Pro 64 bit, pretty good now with driver support. moving that way meself, still finding Vista 64bit quirky to my liking, especially the hidden background runnings and extra layers to get to stuff....I have the neutered/free 1218 64bit XP Pro build from MS, snaps pretty good, I mean FAST...need to get full use issue... laterzzz.....
  8. Gskill's Pc4000 stuffs, the HZ 1 gig sticks (2gig dual channel kits), I had three sets, sold two, still have one set left that is paired up with my 165 opty DFI NF4 setup (kinda retired setup)> they all ran up to 290 (not totally stable, but.....), they ran nicely on stock volts (2.5) in the 260 to 275mhz range, 1T and real solid.....I always had good luck with the 704-2bta bios, very friendly with mems... you can find them ocassionally on Ebay....I am debating on mine, might part out the old system... laterzzz............
  9. I don't know about the newer models, but I have an original Freezone unit, and it performs very well...Presently running my Opty 165 @3gig, this morning after firing up the main unit the CPU was idling somewhere between 11*c and 15*c...yesterday I did an SP2004 run for several hours, max temps reached @100% usage was 38*c on core 1 and 45*c on core 2, this is with ambients @around 20*c. The only modifications I have done are really simple, I juiced the 12v line a bit so the teacs get just a smidgen more juice to help with cooling, and I stacked a 120mm fan w/a 120mm to 92mm adaptor on the original unit to help with the extra heat produced with the pump up in teac volts.... When it comes to Intels, some of the high watt egg frying cpu's will not fair well with a Freezone unit, so one must be prudent when making the decision, there are many who are dissappointed with the performance on a Sintel unit, prolly a perfect canidate for a Boreas chiller....I am thinking of adding the Boreas chiller to my original Freezone unit, it can only help, not so much with idle, but it should help keep the full load temps down even lower. I have played with teacs for years (had a Sintel P4 2.4 up to 3.6 back in the day with a homemade unit, ran @1*c to 3*c @ idle), the one drawback is the heat produced by the teac itself, there is a delicate balance between input volts and teac efficientcy...and as you increase the cooling capacity with volts and more fannage, you create a lot more heat, thus increasing the ambient temps around the unit, and thus operating temps.....not to mention the noise.... Anyway, I have yet to find any righteous air cooling that equals both idle and full load temps....The one thing I have noticed when reviewing the postages over at the Freezone forums, the older original units seem to be the best performers, the newer issues (which are supposed to be better?) are hit and miss.... Your mileage my differ, but for my $$$, not a bad unit (I paid over $300 for mine, you can get the original unit for $149 refurbed now)....thinking of getting a second one... Whatever, Laterzzz....
  10. "PC Power and Cooling Silencer 610" >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>. I guess even the real good companies can have a lemon once and awhile, good to hear that the board still has a chance to refire when all is proper. laterzzz.....
  11. I have several test HDs, one of them is running with Vista Ultimate 32 bit, and I have noticed HD activity when it appears nothing is happening...now I understand. M$ is their own worst enemy, XP is a rippin OS, in 32bit, not bad in 64 bit, with Vista, not so good...maybe companies just don't like dealing with M$, gots to be a reason for the pathethic driver support in the 64bit world, and Vista in general........ XP Pro FTW.... Laterzzzz.............
  12. "I've had 2x1gb for a long time, i recently got another two 1gb sticks of the exact same model." >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> unfortunately, when it comes to memory, stuffs can change over time...unless you bought the mems all at the same time, there is a good possibility that either the PCB or mem chips are not the same as your original sticks, even if the same part number....it is the bain of MOST mem manu's/assemblers, even the recognized mainstream rippin good memory (OCZ, Corsair, Crucial, etal) have this problem when a production line continues for awhile... it doesn't mean that the mems won't work together, but in many cases, problems like yours pop up. there are some ways to get around it, you can use the SPD tool to modify the SPD to match exactly between the two sets, doesn't work all the time, but it is an option. the other option is, of course, the more expensive one, if all else fails, sell your old sticks and get some more of the new ones you just got, everything should match, making for a happier experience.. laterzzz....
  13. Take the 120MM and mount it on the outside, I did the same with my Armour 8004 case, looks factory and leaves tons of roomey on the inside. I can post a pic if interested. Luv the 120's and up, the 250's are really quiet and move lots of air.... Laterzzz.........
  14. Hi, just came over from DIY. I have been running the Freezone since it first came out, still have the original Freezone unit....idle temps I can verify are in the teens, in the wintertime it actually can get to around 11*c @idle, load temps vary depending upon CPU, the Intels don't fair as well as the AMD slugs, simple matter of MAX heat produced. I normally can keep my full load temps in the high 30's*C, low 40's*C, obviously, in the summertime ambients can change the delta at full load..... Is it better than a good water setup? Debateable, it is better than air?, a definate yes. Is it convienent? Yes, except for the attachment of the waterblock, for the love of Pete, someone could have come up with a better attachment system, it is really hard to get even load on both bolts... Adding a reservoir to the unit will help with FULL LOAD temps, and adding a more powerfull fan will certainly help with overall cooling power, but will do little to nothing at idle, the controller boards trimmer for the Pelts see to that... Overall, I give it a very good rating, certainly much easier than a full blown water setup. Laterzzzzzzz.......
  15. maybe battery is low??? can't hurt to change it out, 2032 will do the deed.. laterzzzz.....
  16. maybe 13 is NOT their lucky number:eek: not uncommon for companies and people to skip the number 13, many tall buildings skip the 13th floor (12, then 14), plus much more....superstitions.... where's my rabbit foot??? LOL Laterzzzz...............
  17. maybe a reflash of the bios will perk her up, maybe the 6 months storage did something. can't hurt to try, just make sure she isn't clocked when you reflash. hint, the 704-2bta is one of the most friendly ones in the memory department, and can help with the clock a bit..... Anywho, give the reflash a try... Laterzzzz.................
  18. i know in the bios there is an option for boot order on the video, but i do not think it would keep you from using a PCI card, no matter what the setting is. worth a try if you haven't done it yet.... laterzzzzz...............
  19. bummer...have had the same problem...Fresh OS install always brought it back, only to see it disappear again, sooner or later.... solution, after many attempts at keeping it up and running (the ethernet), got a pci ethernet card w/realtek chipset, about $10, that is what i did. tis one of those things with the DFI's... laterzzz..................
  20. 704-2bta, get it from TMods CD..... that said, running with four dimm slots populated is not easy, even if the mems match perfectly (same manu, same PCB). more volts with four sticks, timings must be manually adjusted, CPC should be set to 2T. the expert and venus boards are much better with four dimms, but still no guarantees... bummer, this line of DFI's is still a monster anyway.. laterzzzz.....
  21. i am not liking what you did, post haste get a proper supply in da rig. hotwired the way you have it could cause catistrophic failure, ie, more than just your PS going south.... when your PS starts acting up, time to get rid of the potential disaster waiting to happen... laterzzzz........
  22. i am running with the ocz 520adj unit, and even though it is SLI certified, two 7800's plus the rest may well have degraded the PS, mine beeps at me once and awhile, i know it is at the edge and i am running only a single x1950xtx. i think it still may be a PS problem....my apologies if you already tried another approved PS.... laterzzzz....
  23. reload the OS, not quite yet.... enter bios, recheck boot sequence, something may have been fubared when you changed mem timings, also, return to the previous ram settings until you get this all figured out....BTW, my DFI has gone through a sequence like this before, simple bios management brought everything back to life.... again, don't reload the OS, this more than likely is a very simple 'glitch' that can easily be corrected, get the boot sequence right and all should be good to go...also, once you get it to boot properly, add one HD at a time, you may have to 'redo' the boot priority as DFI's sometimes get confused with ide and sata..... if all else fails, then reload the OS....last resort...i suspect all will be okay once the bios is properly configed..... laterzzzz.............
  24. Device manager>Universal Serial Bus Contoller>Look for Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller Enhanced is what you need for 2.0 operations. Also, do you have USB 2.0 toggled 'on' in the bios? If there are any yellow exclamation marks on the USB stuffs, right click and selct update driver, that usually does the trick.. laterzzz.................
  25. the 704-2bta i have found to be particulary nice with the Gskill hz's, so i would say go with that one...i tried them all, 704 FTW... laterzzzz...........
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