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  1. after rereading this thread, it dawned on me that his CPU fan prolly has the four pin molex instead of the three pin mini. i would imagine he has only two wires going to the four pin molex from the fan. there is no way it will fit on the pinout anyway, LOL.....

     

    he needs to either change out the plug end to a three pin mini, or get a four pin molex to a three pin mini adaptor.

     

    Winflash will not clear the bios. get your manual out, clearing the CMOS is clearly described within.

     

    please proceed with caution, do some searches, read up on the basics. everyone has to start somewhere.

     

    i can tell this, if you proceed carefully, you should not have to reinstall the OS, switching from single to dual core is fairly straight forward, shut down, install new CPU, reboot, install dual core drivers and optimizer.

     

    you may have to manually change to APCI multiprocessor in the device manager. i have never had a problem going from a single to dual, never had to reload the OS, it is pretty straight forward...

     

    laterzzz....


  2. the dfi nf4 flavors are not known for their four stick runnings....some have gotten the combo to work, more than likley you will have to severely limit any overclock, if you are in to that.

     

    and yes, each channel will run in dual mode.....i tried 4 sticks some time back (4x512, all matched stuff), never could get a stable running............

     

    you may have to send a bit more voltage to the ram, running with four sticks means more stress on the memory bus.

     

    you would prolly be better off just going with the 2 gig, and save maybe some endless hassle....now, with this said, from what i can gather, it is kinda the luck of the draw, it seems success varies from board to board, so if you got a friendly one, you might be able to pull this off...

     

    use the search button, you should be able to get numerous hits regarding this, you may have to do several searches before you get the right threads...

     

    laterzzzz....


  3. the simplest way to overcome this problem entails using an exacto knife on the void cylinder that is not needed along with the tie back of the fourth wire, cylinder part still attached for possible reuse on a system board that may need it, steady hand and two minutes, done. i don't think any further explaination is needed.

     

    good luck.

     

    laterzzzzz.....


  4. two things to bear in mind.................

     

    one-running with four sticks on these boards can be probematic....even if they match exactly...

     

    two-you would have a MUCH better chance if you memory matched, same manu, same PCB, same timings......

     

    there are many who have tried, some have had success...and you have a much better chance if you are not clocking when it comes to four sticks....do a search here on four stick runnings, you will see a diversity of answers and find all sorts of possible timings to try....

     

    best bet is to just run with the new 2x1gig stuffs and call it a day....

     

    laterzzz....


  5. I think that they have been installed, how can know that?

     

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

     

    normally, they would be on the MB install CD. if you can't remember, they can be installed again, give it a try. Nvidia's website would have them too....

     

    fire up the install CD and puruse the contents, somewhere on the install menu should be a section for the proper drivers. normally, depending on how old your system is, the drivers have to be installed with your command, not done automatically.

     

    also, the sata recognition may not work until you plug it in to the right MB connector (two different sata chips, one may recognize, the other may not)....

     

    just some random thoughts....

     

    laterzzzz....


  6. "all show at 1.4v ven when I set it to 1.425."

     

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

     

    this is normal. what you set in the bios will read out a bit different, as you have found out.

     

    what happens when you change it to 1.5v, for instance? remember to keep the changes I suggested with the CPU vid control that you previously had on auto....

     

    laterzzz


  7. couple of things.

     

    first, run Memtest (bios activated) to eliminate ram problems, doublecheck that the CPU heatsink hasn't been knocked wacko since you have now started working again on the rig.

     

    how far do you get with the install???.

     

    have you done the barebones install??? disconnect everything except the HD and CD, and see what is. also, try it with one stick of ram only in the farthest slot from the CPU?

     

    just random thoughts....

     

    others will chime in....

     

    good luck...


  8. I would assume that your CD might have some problems. TMOD's CD has never failed me, from the first version to present......you can't flash from a winders environment, TMOD's CD is recognized as a bootable CD, it just won't workie in winders persay......

     

    sounds to me like the DOS emulation is fubar on the CD....maybe a redownload and carefull reburnage will bring a smile to your face...or you could make a bootable floppy (if you have a floppy. LOL), and do it the old fashioned way..............

     

    laterzzz...


  9. regarding the voltage. you have startup covered but you have CPU VID control on auto, change that and the one below to manual, THEN you will have voltage options and a percentage overvolt, otherwise, after startup (1.425) it will default back to stock volts once in winders.....

     

    you should be able to hammer 1.5/1.55 or so to the CPU, okay with decent cooling, certainly not reccommended with stock cooling....

     

    there are tutorials here at DIY, just do a quick search and you will be rewarded with a plethora of informations to help you along....

     

    laterzzzzz....


  10. it can be done, mucho easier if not raided. i have done this before, preparation prior to the swapout helps a lot, like uninstalling chipset and vid card drivers, and uninstalling most everything in the device manager like HD's, CD's, ethernet, stuff like that.

     

    then, when you get things all hooked up and ready to boot with the new MB, have your XP CD ready just in case (fix MBR, fix Boot comes to mind). most of the time, it will boot, however, sometimes it won't, usually a boot to the install CD or several reboots will get it up and running.

     

    once up, reinstall the proper MB drivers, Vid card drivers, and let winders take care of the rest......

     

    sometimes you may need to do an overstall (save My Documents somewhere else), that will help with a real balky boot. sometimes you may have to reinstall drivers for other things, something about install paths and whatever, no big dealio....

     

    good luck,

     

    laterzzzz...


  11. "And it blocked my chipset fan."

     

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

     

    normal, the card 'hangs' over the fan, but it clears. if you are still running the stock fan/heatsink, change it out to an Evercool VC-RE, mucho better on the cooling and it is low profile to clear the vid cards....

     

    your post is a little confusing, you stated at first you were running the top slot 16x then switched to the bottom slot, and now it won't boot at all when running the top slot again???

     

    just leave the vid card in the top slot, the chipset fan is designed to clear....hopefully you can get the MB to work with the top slot again...

     

    laterzzzz


  12. page 18 and 19 in your manual, very sketchy description.....

     

    top slot>16x in single mode, 2x on second slot

     

    bottom slot>2x in single mode, 8x in SLI

     

    SLI enabled, 8x for both slots

     

    SLI disabled, 16x and 2x

     

    just for your data bank, even @8x the PCI bus will not get completely saturated, your card should run the same as the top slot and 16x...

     

    jeesh, now i am confused...

     

    LOL

     

    laterzzz


  13. whatever, i have linked you, read up....

     

    not saying the 400 watter won't work, but why take chances???? these boards have been out for years now and the recommendations you have gotten are based on real world usage....

     

    tight budgets can make things hard, but i would hate you to have problems down the roadie should you cheap the PS, there are litterly hundreds, if not thousands of postages here and over @Globaldfi.com regarding PS supply issues, and many testimonials as to the success on switching to a properly tested and user approved PS, this after pulling hairs and trying everything else.....

     

    it is amazing what a PS can or can not do for your rig....

     

    laterzzzz


  14. "Alright, well I've found a PSU that seems good (FSP ATX-400PNF)"

     

    480 watt minimum..............don't cheap on the PSU.

     

    here is a linkee to the 'big DFI PSU thread:

     

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

     

    trust me, if you go with an 'unproven or underpowered' PSU, you will be opening a can o wackyness on your rig......DFI boards are very power hungry.....

     

    some searching here at this forum will bring you lots of hits (DFI recommended PS's)

     

    readup, then enjoy....

     

    laterzzzz


  15. use all four, there is a REASON they are there. yes, your board MAY run just fine without all the power plugs inserted. as the previous poster stated, your PS came with the floppy connector, if lost you can get a four pin molex to four pin floppy connector and be done with it.

     

    good luck, you are going to enjoy the board once you work out the kinks...

     

    laterzzzz


  16. check this thread out, scroll down, more than likely the comment regarding the PS you have is referenced, here:

     

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

     

    look for this comment:

     

    These are Very Quiet PSU's:

     

    NOT recommended for high-end setups (ie: dual core cpu + SLI/Crossfire)

     

    SeaSonic S12-500 ATX12V 500W

    From $105: http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=...0W&btnG=Search

     

    SeaSonic S12-600 ATX12V 600W

    From $140: http://froogle.google.com/froogle?so...0W&sa=N&tab=wf

     

    One special note, if you require extreme quiet & very high power the the new Seasonic M-12 600W/700W should be available soon!.

     

    Seasonic: http://www.seasonicusa.com/

     

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

     

    given the boatload of HD's and your vid, plus a dual core, yes, you may have problems, i say try it and see what is. if you experience weirdness, then upgrading the PSU might be in order...DFI boards are very power hungry............

     

    laterzzz...

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