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  1. As for the RAM you could stick it in your rig and see if it has any SPD. Set your BIOS to time the ram automatically by SPD then use CPUz in windows to get a reading of the SPD info.
  2. Here's Microsofts explanation What I would take from this explanation is that the NTLDR is missing error is cause by the new Windows image not laying out accross your hard drive partions correctly. In my experience it has always been a sign of instability. My advice remains the same. Start again from safe and stable settings.
  3. default meaning auto or default meaning stock? I'd disconnect all but the Hdd you are installing on, set stock with loose memory timings and try again. If you still have this problem try droping your CPU multi and or HTT just for the XP install. XP can be very touchy during installation. When I was running my XP-2500+ rig I had to drop back to stock every time I wanted to install and then push the OC. If you are using AUTO settings try and find out what the stock setting should be and set it manually, auto doesn't always get it right.
  4. Are you at stock or OC'd This error occurs when Windows hasn't installed properly, usually because of to higher FSB or HTT whatever they are calling it these days. Drop back on your clock speed and memory timings, re-install, then slowly raise the OC.
  5. 3.3 Sense line mod Another good guide Good guide to making a 3.3 line mod, all you need is a soldering iron, a few resistors and pots, a bit of spare wire and a multimeter.
  6. Katch

    NF3 Ultra-D 939/AGP

    Specs in your sig please.
  7. This Week Only Deals As the crappy dollar rate pushes many other retailers to up the price on their A64s OCUK have some pretty reasonable deals going on. 179.95 for a 3700+ Sandy can't be bad.
  8. Is this a realistic goal to have on my new NF3 Ultra-D build? Sandy 3700+ and BH-5 HTT - 255 LDT - 11 Mem @ 1:1 For 2.8GHz
  9. Could anyone with a few spare minute and an NF3 Ultra-D 939 system post picks of your builds. I'd be particularly interested to see anyone using an XP-120. Muchos Gracias
  10. Does the 120mm blow through the heatsink and get the dimms as well?
  11. Good. Thats what I've got chalked up then. Any advice for timings on BH-5? Am I likely to keep bow tight at 2 2 2 5
  12. Cheers for the replies so far, I'm still after some build pics of these boards for other reasons than whether or not the XP-120 fits (it has been stated many times that it does) I was wondering more about clearance around the AGP slot (my Gainy is a hefty card) and how it extends out over the dimm slots. Plus I'd just like to see some eye candy.
  13. I use a bootable USB drive for it now.
  14. http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/windows/0...39210283,00.htm Beta out in a week, Its Marrathon and Snickers; Opal Fruits and Starbursts all over again
  15. Katch

    Vista the new name for Windows

    Well beta 1 is out to Developers now and those not so lucky to have a MSDN subscription you can find torrents kicking around at rokanova. I'm still downloading at the moment, you'll need a dvd burner to write the 2.5Gb image. Let us know how it goes.
  16. Ah didn't notice you were talking about Vista. Certainly an unknown quantity at this time. Have to keep testing and see how it goes. I got another day on the torrent before I can try it.
  17. Wierd. Is the XP install CD in good condition?
  18. This can happen when your system, for one reason or another, is struggling to layout the system image to the Hard Disk. On my now deceased Mobile Barton System, if I tried to install XP at anything higher than 3200+ stock speeds I would encounter this problem and once installed Windows would often feel sluggish and unresponsive, taking a long time to load (on a well optimised system you should only see the "Windows is Loading" screen for about 4 - 5 passes of the little progress bar). So was this problem dubbed "XP wierdness" I am yet to find a real scientific explanation for what occurs during a "borked" XP install, but it is definitley a sign of system instability somewhere. Try dropping back even bellow stock and see if you get a better result. If this happens at stock settings it is not a good sign.
  19. Katch

    NF3 Ultra-D 939/AGP

    Ummm, they said they were aware of a second revision but were waiting for DFI to get back to them on availability...
  20. Katch

    NF3 Ultra-D 939/AGP

    I just spoke with the guys at CPUCity.co.uk and they are aware of a second revision of this board but are still waiting for DFI to say when it will be available.
  21. Katch

    NF3 Ultra-D 939/AGP

    I'm about to build a new system on this board and I have a 6800, I had heard nothing about any issues between these cards and these boards. Could you please elaborate...
  22. Playing it lots at the moment, or was untill my rig went sunnyside over. Will be back in second half of August, game name Katch Wailan