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  1. ditto, cheap investment until you upgrade. Only bummer is you have to remove MB to install, unless you have access to the back on the MB through the backside...

     

    the stocker on mine went after a month or two, the VC-RE i have has been running for over a year without any problems whatsoever, plus it cools the chipset better...

     

    laterzzz....


  2. well, just on the surface you may have bonkered the unit when you had the CMOS jumper in the clear position and turned the unit on. at the very least you prolly need either a new preprogrammed bios chip just to be sure.....i remember doing what you did with no consequence (JP2>on wid da 'puter by accident), it worked fine after i replaced the jumper to the proper position...i guess i got lucky...

     

    the loud boom you heard the night before, did you identify what it was? could have been a transformer somewhere in your neighborhood went down, there could have been a quick spike in volts, may have taken your PS and MB down....without more 'spare' parts to further test the board...or another rig that works so you could try various parts in an effort to isolate the problem....

     

    have you carefully taken the board out and tried the minimal build (don't forget the heatsink, LOL)....???

     

    laterzzzz...


  3. the 1900 ATI card does draw a lot of power, i know my OCZ 520 is right at its edge with my setup and an X1950XTX, so, it could still be the PS, even the recommended ones can go bad after a period of a couple of years......

     

    ditto on Radodrill's build suggestion, basic outside case build, one stick of ramski.....

     

    do you have another PS you could try? it can answer some questions....

     

    laterzzzzz.....


  4. double ditto on the OS reinstall, not needed at all when switching to dual core from single, i have done this many times....the Hal switch i have had to pull off once or twice, but OS reinstall is completely unnecessary, unless ones likes to waste time watching nose hairs grow....LOL

     

    laterzzz.....


  5. answered this over at sharkies for you....

     

    i am leaning towards the PS, or your friend fudged big time with the supposed stable clockage.

     

    Ps linkee:

     

    http://www.diy-street.com/forum/showthread...ed+power+supply

     

    Enermax has a Love/hate going on w/the 600 watt version, maybe the 550 is falling into the same gap?????

     

    also, in all this, did you ever talk to the seller???? maybe if he gave you the settings he ran.......since this is a complete package purchase, it would seem the prudent thing to do...i am assuming it prolly shipped with the settings he was running, unless he cleared the CMOS before shipping....

     

    laterzzzz.....


  6. and, the feedback load sensor in the high powered Hiper went wacko, just goes to show you that all HO PSU's are not all equal, and one of the most common problems with these boards.

     

    here is a link to the DFI recommended PS's, i strongly suggest you stick to the proven PS's listed therein, there are also references to PSU's to AVOID....

     

    http://www.diy-street.com/forum/showthread...fi+power+supply

     

    laterzzzz......


  7. i have two 520's, both work wonderfully, just one of them not so well on a DFI, but runs fine on another board. BTW, the 520 with slight DFI problems is an earlier model, not specifically SLI rated like the newer ones are....

     

    depending on your vid card and number of periphials attached, the 520 could be strained...and the 450 is definately gonna give you problems, sooner or later.

     

    also, checking the PS's to jump start doesn't test or strain anything on the PS, all you are doing is starting it up without any LOAD, it may very well start and humm along, put a load on it, then no workie. same for 3.3, 5.0 and 12 volt line testing, checking volts without a load is not going to tell you much, other than the PS will work without a load on it.

     

    there are so many threads RE: power supply problems it should be a manlaw that all posters read up on the problems first, then take appropriate action based on the approved PS listings contained here at the DIY....

     

    laterzzzz


  8. "It was working fine at 3GHz when I used my older memory sticks (Kingston PC3200 Value 2*1GB). So are the OCZ PC4000 the real issue ???"

     

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

     

    put the old stuff back in, test just to make sure....i have a feeling it is your new ram, or you haven't hit on the right memory settings....glad i have the Gskill HZ TCCD stuffs, they have been a dream since day one....

     

    as far as the glitches when clocked @2.7 or more, could very well be the CPU, i have had some over the years past that clocked like mad, but had serious issues with video freaking at higher frequencies, again, luck of the draw.....

     

    laterzzzz


  9. we have a problem houston.....

     

    "Antec Smartblue (Smartpower) 350W"

     

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

     

    do a search here, 'recommended dfi power supply', your rig is way under powered (480w minimum, and it can't just be any PS, thus the reason to read up on proper PS's....)

     

    BTW, if you haven't figured it out, it is your PS balking at the high power requirements of the DFI board. some under powered PS's will work for awhile, but sooner or later they go bad from the stress, and...............

     

    when it does blow completely, it can take down several parts of your rig in the process, i suggest you get a new, proper PS ASAP.

     

    laterzzzz.....


  10. welcome to the boards

     

    200 board/cpu speed,

     

    Ram is running 400 (DDR, double data rate, rise and fall of the cycle, so it runs double speed)

     

    when you up the HTT/FSB, the same will happen to your ramski, ie, raise it to 220, ram is running 440. thus the ram dividers to help with even higher HTT/FSB runnings, helps keep the ram from fubaring the overall clockage.

     

    there is a definative overclocking guide here at the forums, do a quick search and get to reading, then when you go back to class, you can explain it all to your instructor and classmates..and it covers all the questions you asked and a WHOLE lot MORE....

     

    laterzzzz.........


  11. never seen that memory. DFI boards can have issues with some kinds of memory. it could be as simple as manually adjusting memory settings in the bios, or it could be an incompatability issue.

     

    you may want to check directly with the mem manu to see if they can offer any insight to the 1 gig modules.....

     

    BTW, i noticed your PS is not up to DFI's minimum 480watt level, there is a thread on DFI recommended power supplies here at the forum(a quick search....), i strongly suggest you get the PS upgraded to eliminate that as a potential problem.

     

    Also, you may have to kick up the memory VID a bit to get the 2 gig stable, you can test this theory with memtest after bumping up the voltage a bit and/or adjusting the timings...

     

    laterzzz


  12. some of the lower x's won't work.

     

    as far as your clockage goes, a better CPU cooler and a bump in the voltage will prolly get you 2.4 stable, each cpu varies on total headroom, some barely clock, others are monster, mostly has to do with the stepping, beginning or end of the sillycon pour, beginning usually not so good, later usually much better (refined processing with time).

     

    laterzzzz


  13. "I lowered my divider to 100 and pushed the fsb as far as it would go. I then increased the divider up to as far as it would go before Windows wouldn't load, which in my case is 188."

     

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

     

    could you please clarify some things, it helps cause you are there and we are here, yanowhatImeanjellybean?

     

    first, when you did test your CPU and the divider was @100 for the ram, how far could you go with the HTT/FSB and how high did your CPU actually go, if it got 2.2 on stock volts (assuming this, not sure), then a slight boost to the CPU vid may get you to 2.4, depending on your cooling....

     

    knowing this would have made a difference in my/our answers.

     

    LOL.

     

    Laterzzzz....


  14. have you read the 'definative overclocking guide'? a search here should bring up that sticky...

     

    to test your CPU's top end, put your ram on a low divider, like 100 or 133, then clock the cpu and adjust the CPU vid as needed to increase the clock until you can't go any further.....

     

    if you get a higher stable OC, then you know it is your ram and you need to adjust the divider and possibly some ram timings. obviously, if you still can't get a higher clock, then more than likely it is your CPU holding you back.

     

    you say Ultra PS, what model and watt rating???

     

    laterzzzz....

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