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  1. tortie

    chipset fan

    I currently have the same ICEBREQ chipset cooler in my board and I think its better than the original passive heatsink. Also fits nicely under my 6800GT. It comes with its own push pins, so you dont need to remove the board in order to install it, just cut off the old plastic pins. http://www.1coolpc.com/iceberq.htm
  2. I think its normal curruption as a result with overclocking. I've had the same problem with my PC twice in the last 8 months and a reformat usually solves my problem.
  3. LOL Yes I am. Its currently stable at 2-2-2-10 @ 258 with 3.5v. Voltage rails are: +12v - 11.96v +5v - 4.99v +3.3v - 3.69v Ran memtest & prime95 for 12 hours w/o any problems. I couldn't be happier with my memory.
  4. Hi guys. Thanks for the replies. I have no idea what happened, but today, when I tried raising the voltage of the DRAM to 3.4 & 3.5, the votage came up with it. :confused: Everything currently is okay, but I dont know what I did to make it working right now.
  5. I already adjusted the pot to 3.65v-3.75v but it still wont go higher than 3.3v Everytime I adjust the DRAM voltage settings over 3.3v, it goes back to the default voltage even though the BIOS settings show otherwise. Any more suggestions?
  6. Im plannig to raising it to only 3.5v but even if I pushed it to 4v, the memory voltage still wont go over 3.3v. Ill try clearing the cmos first, thanks!
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    no boot into windows

    Glad to hear that your rig's flying!
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    no boot into windows

    Try putting your RAM in slots 1 & 3. Also try using SATA 3 & 4 for your hard drive instead of SATA 1 & 2. You can also try this settings. http://www.angrygames.com/NF3.htm
  9. Will my board be able to supply the required voltage (3.3v) w/o any problems? http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/memo...pc_4000_gold_vx Need input from those who have tried this memory on a DFI Lanparty NF3.
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    hard drives & raid - benchmark and compare!

    What do you guys use to copy entire drives to another drive? Norton ghost?
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    Just bought one....

    Welcome Please dont forget to enable your signature and put your system specs on it.
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    Logitech + Angry_Games =

    I agree. Its just a picture of a man holding a cigarette pack!!
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    hard drives & raid - benchmark and compare!

    So that would be stipe 64K and and cluster 16k?
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    hard drives & raid - benchmark and compare!

    What stripe and cluster sizes do you suggest?
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    hard drives & raid - benchmark and compare!

    I just benchmarked my 2x36 Raptors and the speed is slower than normal. My stripe and cluster sizes are all defaults. My RAID rivers is 5.10.2600.518. Need help.
  16. Another question. I completely forgot if need to install the Nvidia IDE drivers for my RAID 0 setup? Or do I just use the windows IDE drivers?
  17. My RAID 0 got weird and eventually crashed. Im now doing a clean windows XP (w/ SP2) install but I cant find the thread made by either angygames or Rgone about doing a clean XP install with RAID 0. I remember using a floppy disk with RAID drivers when I installed before, but I dont know the actual steps anymore. Can anybody post a link to that thread? thanks in advance
  18. Im not clear on this. Do I make the "drivers" folder inside the "$1" folder or in the "$OEM$" folder? I understand that I need to make the "drivers" folder inside the "$1" folder and the "IDE" and "RAID" folders inside the "drivers" folder, am I right?
  19. That is what I currently have and your system will run 42-45C at idle w/ the fan turned off :shake:
  20. My MB died and I just ordered a new one today. I want to have my old MB replaced so I can use it on a 2nd setup in the future or to sell it. Any of you guys know who to email for warranty replacement? I got my MB from newegg.com last November and their site says warranty services will be handled by DFI, not them. Has anybody tired to return a board for replacement here thru DFI and if so, how long did it take?
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    Power on problems

    Well my board is offically dead now. :sad: I was fun while it lasted.
  22. This is a long post, but please bear with me. I have had my rig running smoothly without any problems for a few months now. Yesterday my order for a few new case fans arrived and I decided to lap my CPU and chipset heatsinks (TT Silent tower and vantec cooler respectively). So I disassembled my computer, (the motherboard has to be removed so that I can uninstall the CPU cooler and the chipset heatsink) removed and lapped the sinks, then reassembled it. After finishing installation, I tried powering my PC on, but it wouldnt start, The mobo LED is on but the power supply and the memory LEDs remained off. I rechecked all my connections and after repluging my connections, the computer ran. I ran prime95 for a few hours (had to check if my temps did decrease after lapping ) and everything ran w/o problems. I turned it off and ran a few errands. After returning, I met the same problem, I wont turn on. I rechecked the connections and after rearrainging some cables everything ran fine again. I used the computer for a few hours then turned it off for the night (I usually dont turn my computer off overnight but wanted my thermal paste to set in). I used Arctic Alumina (NOT Arctic Silver 5), so im sure its not a weird electrical short cause by silver-based thermal compounds. Now this morning, I met the same problem again, but it time it wont turn on whatever I do! Things I have tried: 1. I disassembled my PC again, reseated the CPU, cards and memory and made sure everything was connected properly and had no electrical short. 2. I reset the BIOS, still no go. 3. I unplugged the powersupply for a couple of minutes, but still no go. 4. I tried unplugging all the case fans. nada. I dont think its my power supply (30A on +12V) as I was checking the voltages when Irn prime last night and the rails were very stable. Whats wrong here? Any suggestions?