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  1. evercool>works good and cheap

     

    HR-5 and variants>best cooling and not cheap...

     

    if you where happy with the original Evercool and it lasted a couple of years, get another, fans do wear out eventually....the Evercool is so far superior to the original DFI heatsink and fan it ain't funny

     

    i know of no other products that work better and allow for VID card clearance, short of water cooling (and that can be a problem too, fitment wise).....

     

    laterzzz


  2. i have been able to drop in a dual core upgrade from single core many times with no problems. any problem that arises from the swap was already lurking with the original OS, so, if you are experiencing really weird problems, go with the OS reinstall.....

     

    otherwise, it should work, normally it takes a reboot or three before everything settles down....

     

    laterzzz


  3. i just input "DFI NF4 memory timings" and got hundreds of hits.....

     

    http://www.diy-street.com/forum/search.php?searchid=1585837

     

    that is the search result URL, hope it works for you, now read up, there are various threads on memory that you will find very enlightening....your post is at the top, work your way through the results, and maybe you will find something....BTW, about 8 listings down you will see 'recommended', might be a good place to start.....

     

    laterzzz


  4. "I'm getting the BSOD's with the 2 new sticks in by themselves, any answer to that one?"

     

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

     

    have you been using the search button, RE: memory and related problems???? and did you change any timings when you installed the other ram to test?

     

    again, prolly memory timings or volts need adjustment. i can not believe that the two new sticks are both bad, have you memtested them separately, and then together (three sets of memtest)????.

     

    BTW, the new memory you purchased is quite different than HZ stuffs, so for the time being forget the 4 gig runnings, once you finish testing the newer ram you have (G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F1-3200PHU2-2GBNS)....

     

    since you got it at the Egg, they have a great exchange and refund rep, read your sales slip for pertinent infos pertaining to the memory you got.....recently i got some laptop ram that gave me fits, no problem with the exchange at the Egg....

     

    laterzzzz


  5. "Well this certinally isn't good news."

     

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    Spend some quality time using the search button and read up, there are hundreds of postages covering about every aspect of these boards and the problems they can present.....

     

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    "What is the exact reason I am getting BSODs from the memory is it more of a software issue then hardware?"

     

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    what part of my answer didn't make sense?, yes, it is a hardware issue, four sticks of unmatched ramski. 2 of each batch, used on a board that is KNOWN to have problems with four sticks for the most part. like i said, you will have better luck running default and with the CPC set to 2T, see below for ram stuffs...and, yes, their are people that have gotten four sticks to run nicely on this board, unfortunately, more the exception than the rule...

     

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    I am not too familiar with how to mess with memory timings so I would need a bit further instruction.

     

     

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    uh, the search button will bring you tons of hits, RE: DFI memory timings and what they need to be set at.....there are several VERY SPECIFIC threads that summarize the settings, there is even a thread on users settings and type of ram, review it, more than likely you will find an entry that has the same ram and board, then you can blast off with the settings that worked for that person.

     

     

    laterzzz


  6. DFI NF4 boards have a heck of a time running four sticks, AND, the additional two sticks you got CANNOT be the same, no way you got another set of HZ stuffs, it was discontinued way back.

     

    if you run the rig with no overclock, set the CPC to 2T, fiddle with the memory timings, you may get lucky and get four sticks to run, IF they MATCH........

     

    and, if running XP, it is only gonna recognize about 3.2 gig anyway. what is it you do that requires 4 gig of memory???

     

    laterzzz


  7. even if you DON"T overclock, running with four sticks can be problematic, if you are willing to 'detune' the ram, and run @2T, and the sticks match EXACTLY (ie, actually from the same production dates), you MIGHT have a chance....

     

    i tried this in the past with four sticks of perfectly matched TCCD stuffs from Gskill, but had problems no matter what. i gave up, maybe some more time might have gotten it stable, even then, don't know if I could trust it.

     

    went 2 x 1gig GSkill HZ stuffs, so much easier...

     

    laterzzz..


  8. couple of thangs, first, running with four sticks can be problimatic in these boards, you are best suited to run with 2 each 1 gig sticks.

     

    i am not sure the board defaults to 333 runnings with four sticks, you can certainly run @400mhz (stock), but with four sticks you have to run the CPC @2T if you want ANY chance of working properly....and you will have to work with the secondary timings for any real chance of success, really not worth the hassle IMHO....i got mine on Ebay......

     

    best advise, get 2 sticks of 1 gig stuffs, you will be mucho happier. problem is that most of the good stuffs (DDR) is gone due to the switch to DDR2 as the industry standard right now...

     

    laterzzz...


  9. sorry, but i just visited the DFI.TW site and found every driver needed to run the board properly after an OS install.

     

    methinks you didn't look in the right place. it may take a few minutes to download and burn, or, if you get lucky, someone will burn you a CD and save you....

     

    laterzzz...


  10. 166 is just one divider (based on HTT).

     

    166 is aproximately 83%, when actually multiplied times the 250 HTT it comes to 207.5, pretty close way to calculate actual ram runnings.

     

    150=approx 75%

     

    133=approx 67%

     

    180=approx 90%

     

    it is just a startup divider using the HTT runnings to calculate ram speed.....

     

    laterzzzz


  11. you proly can use C & Q successfully with the mild OC you propose.....sounds like you want the best of both worlds, a little kick for gaming and multitasking, then quiet for the other stuffs.

     

    i see no reason for it not to work. most OC'rs will disagree (i am one of those people:) ), reasoning why would one want to UNDERCLOCK their processor while OVERCLOCKING in general.

     

    can't hurt to try, see how it reacts, then report back, it would be interesting news i am sure.

     

    laterzzzz..

     

    :rolleyes:


  12. "The Accelero was just gushing super hot X1900XTX"

     

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    exactly why i canned the Accelero 2, come on! why can't they make a small design change and have the hot air exhaust out the rear of the case like the stock cooler?

     

    IMHO it is a recipe to really hot runnings internally....

     

    i was using said cooler on my x1900xtx, and when it went south (thank god for extended warranties), i got a x1950xtx, no way was i gonna live with the room heater blasting hot air inside the case....

     

    not all versions of the accelero are better, and the accelero2 is a piss poor design....

     

    i got sucked into the 'hype' with the accelero1 and 4 versions, both slam the hot air out the rear, particularly for the 9800 Pro, quite an improvement over stock cooling. the GTO2 didn't fair as well, but still an improvement....

     

    laterzzzz

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