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  1. "I can't see a way to delete the thread so I'll just mention it here."

     

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    you, as the original author will have an edit button for you post, click it, then you will be able to delete your message...

     

    as far as your problem, SLI mode is enabled in the bios along with the jumper thang, right?.......and you say you got a huge PS, it would be nice to know which one you are running with, some units, although SLI certified, may still not have enough 'punch' to run on a DFI NF4 board, especially in SLI....

     

    laterzzzz..........


  2. quicksilv3r,

     

    good you got it working, bummer on the game problems. the reason you are having problems is of course the obvious, the ram. even though you got it to work, they ram modules do not want to play together, thus the game hangs and jerkiness.

     

    i have run into this syndrome before with ram upgrades on older machines....you can get the unit to post and run if not taxing the ram, as soon as you make a call to the ram department (ie, put a load on it), the system knee jerks like you describe.

     

    prolly isn't a solution for the ram marriage you presently have, i have tried four matching 512 sticks in my rig to no avail, get a post, but errors with the slightest load of any kind in winders, tried all sorts of bios settings, it just doesn't work for me, so i went to 2x1gig, so much easier...i know you didn't want to hear that, but it is what it is....

     

    laterzzzz......


  3. you MAY get a lessor PSU to work, at first, and it may go for a couple of months, then gone, and again you will be miffed.....and then where do you stand???? Spend some more hard earned on another PS????

     

    general rule of thumb, if you want to play hard you may have to spend a few extra bucks......it was awfull nice of OCZ to send that super high powered PS, bummer it doesn't work properly..

     

    laterzzzz................


  4. it is a sticky.....at the entrance to this subforum, look at the stickied stuffs above the actual real time postages......

     

    "THE" Definitive DFI AMD Overclocking guide! (merged all the overclocking stickies into one guide!)"

     

    good place to start, it helps to understand what you are doing step by step, and how to achieve the best results......

     

    when you have exhausted all yer options, then come back with a specific question or three.....you will look back on this in a month or two (or maybe less) and realize it is pretty easy, just a bit time consuming to reach absolute maxes....

     

    laterzzz............


  5. to jump start a PS, jump the green wire to any black wire (ground, i use a properly fashioned paperclip). however, when you measure the volts you have to remember that you are checking the PS output WITHOUT any load on it, just not the best way to determine the PS's overall condition....

     

    i personally don't like Enermax PS's, but it has been awhile since i have used one, maybe they have improved the output a bit, i found the volts to be somewhat on the low acceptable side, the DFI's just eat up power cycles at startup....

     

    good luck


  6. "I live in a rural area and access to good PSU is hard for me."

     

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    not to fret, just----------------

     

    pick a PS from the approved list, then order online......even though i live close to a Fry's, i do most of my business online.....

     

    if you live in the sticks, you really have no other option if you want good components....

     

    laterzzzz....


  7. "problem free for the last 4 or 5 years"

     

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    you have had this PS running a DFI NF4 for that long? anyway, sometimes a PS that is on the 'Brands to avoid" will perform and defy the norm.....the behavior that surfaced on your unit is pretty common with "Brands to avoid", sooner more than later. most of these units will work fine in another setup without a high draw MB like the DFI, even after getting dicey on a DFI....the load that a DFI sucks up at start can cause a huge startup draw on the PS, it can wreak havoc when it is not up to the task anymore....

     

    anyway, the forums are littered with PS failure stories (search is your friend), more often than not solved with a proper PS upgrade....as long as the failure didn't take out anything on the board, or any attached stuffs....

     

    laterzzz.....


  8. random shutdowns can be caused by software conflicts.

     

    example, i had a copy of Everest that always caused a crash right at the end of the report generator, always a hard shutdown right after the sin Julia bench (it would do all the benches except for the sin Julia, everything else worked as normal)....through me into a funk for a couple of daze, then i did some creative swapping of dll's and whatever from another version (trial, and a newer version), that solved the problem post haste.....

     

    review what you have changed or added recently, you just may have a conflict that came aboard when you played with it...drivers or DLL's in conflict are nasty, real nasty....i notice that creative SC, it could be causing probs too, i finally had to take mine out and go with the onboard.....

     

    laterzzzz............


  9. "I am also upset that so few people are commenting and discussing this thread. Where are all the DFI devotees? Why are you all so quiet?"

     

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    many have moved on to Intel core duo or AM2 offerings, and prolly don't even visit here anymore, the DFI board that you/i/many use has been out of production for awhile, good DDR is getting harder and harder to find, 939 processors are out of production.

     

    still, i find running my opty 165 @3gig to be more than adequate with the Gskill HZ stuffs pumping along @273.3mhz, so i am sticking with this setup for awhile longer, the MB has been a dream, except for the NIC thang....

     

    it can do anything the new stuffs can do, albeit just slightly slower, but not by much...

     

    laterzzzz............


  10. okay, then....

     

    still have this burning question, why did you buy the ram given the seller told you about the errors, and as far as exchanging goes, if it was so easy, WHY didn't HE do it???? LOL

     

    timings are changed by entering the bios, then manually changing the values....usually del will get you in at boot, then you have to carefully investigate the bios and enter the values you want to try. it will prolly drive you nuts, lots of reboots and testing...do your investigation properly with some detailed search time, values (settings) may even be contained somewhere here @DIY if you just look....

     

    laterzzz....


  11. "OK I Have A DFI Lanparty UT nF4 Ultra-D motherboard and DDR2 2X DDR2 200 1GB Kingsinton Ram" and

     

    "if you need error numbers or somthing similar just ask and i'll give as many as i can."

     

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    very confusing statements....if the ram is DDR2, there is no way you would be able to get any error codes, if you forced the ram into the slots, then you prolly will experience some kind of electrical spark display, or, at the very least, lots of smoke, the little notch for alignment is slightly off between the two types of mems, on purpose.....

     

    as far as exchanging goes, if the ram has a lifetime warranty and they don't require a receipt, you should be able to exchange, although, Kingston would be exchanging it for the same type of mems, no help to your situation presently....

     

    maybe your friend can refund your hard earned and try and exchange his supposedly DEFECTIVE mems that you bought from him (?????, LOL)...still chewing on why you bought the ram in view of the errors disclosed by the seller....

     

    laterzzz....


  12. i have experienced problems with DFI's onboard NIC's dating back to the NFII daze....i simply refuse to live in fear they are going to screw up outta nowhere, so............

     

    added a PCI NIC. the biggest bummer with these boards is the lack of PCI slots, it is pathetic....I am forced to use the onboard sound, gots both PCI slots populated, one with a parallel port card, the other the previously mentioned NIC, my Audigy waits on my workbench, sad......

     

    you may have to add a NIC if you have an available slot..

     

    BTW, nary a NIC problem since installing the PCI NIC....about $10...

     

    laterzzz....


  13. i have found that the 704-2bta can be the solution to balky runnings with this board, might want to give it a try (you found the CD, burn one, install the 704).

     

    since the mems are failing with the Memtest runnings, it may well be a problem with the ram. i personally don't have any love for the PS your are running, the one i had was lacking a bit on volt output as tested with a voltmeter, had problems in a DFI Ultra, but ran fine in a lessor demanding situation (ie, different manu MB), another thing to think about....

     

    laterzzz....


  14. it has been my experience that the ATI T200 Unified AVStream Driver is part of the WDM driver package. whenever i install a modified driver without the WDM, the ATI T200 Unified AVStream Driver shows up as needing some TLC....used to bug the daylights out of me.

     

    it also shows up when you reflash the x800GTO2 series cards to and X850XT......

     

    it will not affect normal operation, gaming..............

     

    laterzzzz.....


  15. Hmm, just a shout out to all that haven't tried this bios yet, I was running the 623 for the last year or so, decided, WTF, and slipped in the 704.

     

    Now I know it will not work for all, but I found my HZ Gskill stuffs fell in love with this bios immediately...I have been in a corner beatin' my head against the wall ever since, I experiment all the time, why I waited so long to play with this bios has me a bit embarrassed. It was real hard to get the 166 to work with the 623 (273.3 in CPU-Z).....the 704 like really 'woke up the system'...yer mileage may differ....

     

    Whatever, movin' on...

     

    Laterzzzz.....:)


  16. clear CMOS, then restart. change the command rate to 2T for four stick runnings. by setting a divider you get the 333 runnings (166 in bios, 5/6 setting).

     

    and, just to make things more miserable, you should keep the ram clocked as close to 200HTT (DDR400) or slightly below, which is the rated speed of your modules, this means no clocking or, if clocking, a divider should be used to get ram runnings spot on (refer to above 5/6). You may have to clock the mems lower than their rated speed, the load on the memory bus can be finicky, depending on your boards personal quirks......

     

    regarding the CMOS jumper, I personally use a pair of surgical pliers (hemostat), you can easily grab the jumper and do the deed even if some stuffs are close by making it hard with fingers, or you could just pop the battery real fast (just push the little clip, again with the hemostat end, bingo, it pops right out), then reinsert (very easy to do)....

     

    laterzzzz....


  17. anytime you set the ram divider, the startup readings will reflect the DIVISOR, you lower the divider some more, it will show even lower....

     

    as far as the 0704-2bta bios, it will forever stay beta. it is a bios that was modified by users to work BETTER, DFI really has nothing to do with it.

     

    trust me, the bios works just fine...

     

    hope this answers some of your questions.

     

    laterzzzz....

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