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  1. "and yes Radodrill, i know that there are labels on the mobo but they are absolutely crap and w a y more useless than me leaving caps-lock on. (The labels do not indicate clearly exactly where/what goes, Power & HD Labels for example)+ Which way up do the connectors go?" >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> you need to chill a bit, the infos are in the manual, the HD LED is the only plugin that may need to be 'orientated' to work the LED activity light on the front of your case, and that is not detailed in the manual, also, just so you won't get confused, the SATA 1/2 and Sata 3/4 are actually labeled backwards (3/4 is really 1/2, etal, visa versa), or it is a bios issue, whatever.... to the OP, as mentioned, as far as the rest of the hookups go, just download the the manual and read up, there are even little schematics to help.... good luck. laterzzzz.....
  2. "i just thought that someone who has the same specs could give me some tips or guidelines as to how i should go about getting just a bit more out of this setup" >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> this website is littered with answers, all the answers you need, search is your friend, you could start with the definative overclocking guide and then move on from there. there are many here who might take a bit of offense to your tack, surely they want you to exhibit some degree of willingness to 'experiment' and find out what is. part of the game. a little give and take.... laterzzzzz.....
  3. seach is your friend, and for the third time, it will fit, i have an x1950xt running right over the sucker, same hangover as your card, works just fine and dandy..... laterzzz....
  4. either one will work, but the newer versions are better on the IDE front (i don't use the NW SW ide drivers, but use the stock Micro$oft ones)..... go with the newer one... laterzzzz.....
  5. VC-RE before the chipset goes funky from high temps.... laterzzzz....
  6. i can confirm this, yes, the disconnection of the IDE HD will allow the proper install. been there a couple of times, drives one nuts until you figger it out, LOL.... laterzzzz
  7. assuming both in dual core runnings, they are pretty much the same, except for DDR2 runnings and the AM2 pin array... side by side one would be hard pressed to see, feel, observe any significant differences in performance.... laterzzz....
  8. ditto on the Gskill stuffs, i always seem to gravitate towards their sticks, never had any real problems with them, so i stick with them on 939's. i like the early Adata ddr2 PC800 stuffs on AM2 boards, got tremendous results on the test bench w/4gigs (ran 960 effective w/all four slots populated) when i was investigating whether to upgrade (it is on 'hold' until the current AMD mess clears up)..this was on a cruddy board................. bummer, sooner or later crucial will run out of the same chips and PCB, so replacement sticks will prolly not match older ones, making for new headaches.... laterzzz....
  9. my 165 takes any divider i through at it, although i will say certain dividers have there, um, quirks......... and, with the exception of maybe one early 939 POS i had, all can take more than 250, properly divided and powered.... laterzzzz...
  10. some boards are more finicky with ramski than others. you got a DFI, this can be an expected behavior. obviously, your original ram is compatible, the other ram you have is not. does the new ram MATCH EXACTLY the original ram??? i am assuming not.... couple of tips, running with four sticks of ram in these boards is hit and miss, plus you will have a much better chance if the ram matches exactly (same PCB, same batch if possible).... it would be prudent for you to make a signature of the components in your system, it would go a long way in helping you with your problem. welcome to the fourms.... laterzzzz....
  11. i concur with ZOldDude, I am surprised it runs at all, any top end clocking conclusions you come to with the 350watt unit will change with a proper PS with good raileage power.... as far as starting with a lower x, it is just a way to find out the limits of your system, max HTT and ram runnings, finding the max of your CPU, blending the findings into a stable 24/7 clock.....it takes an afternoon or two, every setup responds a bit differently, thus the plethoria of suggestions..... general rule of thumb, lower the ram divider to 133, then crank the HTT up to find the max of the CPU without the ram holding you back, then lower the x, leaving the ram divider on 133, and find out what the unit can take at high HTT, then........... lower the x and play with the ram divider until you find the max the mems will do, once you have all the infos, then you can blend the clock to suit your components.... personally, i would be a bit worried if all I could get was 250HTT runnings, i haven't handled a 939 that could crank quite a bit more.....for instance, i can get my system running 8x360+ with a proper divider on the ramski, so you should be able to find a running that will be higher than what you are getting now, just takes time and patience.... laterzzzz
  12. hehe, wetting yer appetite a bit more... check sig, most of the 165's do have some enormous headroom, you really can't go wrong....waiting any longer will make things more difficult to obtain... as far as performance versus an AM2 setup, they are not that far apart....go for the 939 upgrade, then save for the next redo when quad core starts to be more available....ie, MB choices is a biggie in this arena, need more..... laterzzzz...
  13. it will clear fine... the VC-RE has to be installed with the board outta the case, unless you have access to the back of the board with the other side panel off, or a removalble MB tray... it is hands down the best way to go, the HR-05 will fit too, you can spin the unit around 180* and get the pipes out of the way of the vid (depending on PCI-e slot used), adding a fan is pretty easy, but not needed unless you are planning extreme stuffs.................dual vid car runnings will present a bit of a problem with the HR unit.....extremely tight clearances.... good luck....
  14. both of those PS's you have listed are not really on any approved listing for power hungry DFI's, so before you go off thinking it is the CPU or MB, read up on this.... http://www.diy-street.com/forum/showthread...ed+power+supply give your rig a fair chance, the forums are littered with posts regarding PS problems, and if you don't have the minimum recommended (480w, and from listing i just provided), well, you may be spinning yer wheels.... laterzzz....
  15. Mr Burns, Be careful, I let Maxtor's proggie 'repair' one the drives, only to have it screw up again a little while down the roadie. The killdisk zero fill blanks the disks completely, then you rebuild the disk with a long format. It seems there is some errata that needs removing to get them to work right all the time, in my case, the killdisk zero fill was the ticket. glad to hear you got it running again... good luck.... laterzzzz....
  16. i have several of those 80 gig Maxtor's, i remember having problem's with them, have you run Maxtor's diagnostic on the drive yet? the error codes are pointing to the drives being wacko.... here is how i got them to work properly. i ran the diagnostic and it came back with errors, the drives were out of warranty, so i figured they were toast....actually recycled one...... then i decided, WTF, and did a killdisk zero fill all three i had left that had been exhibiting problems, did a zerofill a couple of times on all the drives just to make sure, then i reformatted them via an external mass storage enclosure (just too easy, ;-)....), they are now still in use and have been absolutely problem free since, been several years..... yer mileage may vary.... laterzzz.....
  17. Guten Tag.... Welcome to the forums.... first, all the ram is a perfect match? like all the same PCB and purchased all at the same time from the same vendor? bios 2T timings toggled? up the volts to the ram a bit, the load on the memory bus with four sticks is higher.... are you running stock or trying this clocked? BH5 stuff likes volts, have you tried some higher volts????? did you check the spd timings of each stick, two at a time in the orange slots with CPU-Z? that would at least verify the timings match, sometimes the SPD readout will some a manu date depending on the manu, gives you an idea if everything is the same.... don't give up, the BH5 stuffs kinda likes the yellow slots as i seem to recall....and having the Expert version of the board should make it a bit easier..... others will chime in i am sure with some suggestions. good luck.. laterzzzzz
  18. if you had done your research first you could have saved all the headache you are now suffering.... fact, yes, there are four slots, yes, SOME boards will run with four, most have wacky episodes, my run with four identical 512 sticks was a bust, it would boot, but no matter what settings i played with, always a problem.... 3.25gig is max recognised with 32bit OS, if you load a 64 bit OS and toggle the bios properly, you CAN get these boards to recognise all 4 gig, again, you would have to be one of the lucky ones. you would have a much better chance if you had the Expert or Venus version.... although i agree the specs might be a bit misleading, it is stating what is AVAILABLE on the board, they don't actually SAY it works. sometimes it can go the other way, i upgraded a clients unit to 2 x1 gig of ram last week, this on a MB that specifically says 512 meg sticks max, 1 gig total.... sometimes you just can't believe all that is written, and the forums are a great place to do research first, or....... vent when things get wacky. i feel your wacky.... great board though when you get them all sorted out.... laterzzzz.....
  19. one long beep>video card problem.... are all four plugs from the PS attached properly to the MB? you may have a bad x1950. I have a top of the line x1950xtx, been fine since day one.... do you have a friend with a similiar rig who can test your card???? laterzzzz.....
  20. Not the exact same chips>bummer #1 DFI Ultra D, known to have problems with all slots populated....some boards will handle it just fine, most just throw a hissy fit Some time back, before getting 2 gigs of the Gskill HZ stuffs (awesome), I tried to go with 4 sticks of matched 512meg, no way to get stable, even when lowering the ram to 333, 2t, whatever, so I have one of those boards that just won't do it.... you may be in the same boat, but until you get perfectly matched ram (same chipage) and give it a go, no won't know for sure... laterzzzz......
  21. Maybe a visit to their website and the FAQ's might just solve your problem, could be you need a patch or workaround to get it to work with your setup. You may have a slight problem with your OS, how fresh is the install? Any other strange things happening, even if only very occasionally? laterzzzz.....
  22. whenever you load up the memory bus, in this case w/four sticks, you are going to have to lower the ram speed..... ditto on the 2gig runnings, mucho better overall.....also, even though you may have to lower the divider, your system will be much snappier and actually respond better when your ram chips are 'happy'.... laterzzz.....
  23. if you got the complete setup your friend had, CPU, MB, ram, and you can't get the clockage, then you have two possibilites that i can see.... one, the PS is not up to the task....personally, I do not like Enermax PS's.... or two, your friend was puffing up the performance figures..... laterzzzz......
  24. http://www.diy-street.com/forum/showthread...ed+power+supply Some nice infos regarding the proper power supply, contained herein.... Read up and enjoy!... laterzzzz
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