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  1. I know on the EPA images you must use the system palette but I guess we need to use the system on the Logo as well.




    "Uniform" isn't the system palette though is it? I'm not sure what it is really.


    EDIT: "The Uniform palette specifies a set of colors uniformly distributed throughout color space. This palette only exists for 8, 27, 64, 125 and 216 colors and so the number you specify in the depth parameter may be reduced to accomodate this."

  2. What Program are you using? When I use Paint Shop and try to save a bmp file it prompts for


    1. Format......OS/2 or Windows

    2. Encoding...RGB or Run length encoding


    I used to mess around with boot logos on my Abit NF7-s v2.0, and I was having similar problems. I am pretty sure it had something to do with one of those settings.


    I use Photoshop, Paint, Paint.NET, and GIMP. Just depends on what I'm doing as to which I use.


    Use Windows and make sure you use 8bit (256 colors). In photoshop you have to goto mode -> Indexed Color to change that.


    I think the reason these are giving errors is that the bios has a specific palette that we must follow. I can't find any other reason. There are a few palettes that adobe cs has to offer, Windows, OS2, and some others.....the bios one could be any combination. I don't think there is a good way to find out either. Try using "Uniform" palette if you have that option. It seems to work best for me. That's how I got the RDX logo below to work finally. If I didn't put the mobo in greyscale then it would have changed to a bright blue color and looked really stupid when I put it on Uniform.




    i tried to insert my own logo into the NF4 Ultra-D bios, always getting the not enough space error so i looked with cbrom into the file and wondered there is NO logo in it.


    has anyone made custom bootlogo on ultra-d bios?


    Sure they have. I have and through this thread there were a few. Post your pic and what bios you want it to go in. We will see what we can do.


    On a side note, I finally got that RDX logo I made to work. I put the motherboard in greyscale but kept the red glow around it. Makes for a kinda neat effect really :P. Again this seems to go along with my thought that it is the palette causing our problems.




    Here is 624-2 bios for the Sli-D/DR and Ultra-D/DR motherboards with the above logo integrated:





  3. I am more than willing to share mine, if you want, I think it came out mint. The low resolution required will probably keep you from ever getting your pic to look right. It's 16bit color required, correct?


    8-bit (256 colors) :(


    I can get it to come out looking a lot better in 8-bit and all the parameters right but for some reason it just won't work when I do it. All I did was replace all the pixels with that stupid purple color over the the dark brown that is already used in the image (meaning it is still a color from the 256 color pallet) and it's a big no go. I have no clue why not.

  4. I downloaded the vista beta from the windows site, so i would think the file is ready to be burned as an iso, but i could be wrong.

    Oh you probably downloaded and iso. An iso is just an image of what the CD should burn like. How big is it? You might not be able to use CDBurnerXP Pro.


    Basically just open the file in CDBXP and it burn it! No need to add additional files since it's and iso!

  5. That would be a no go on getting that image into the Rdxdc23.bin file.


    I get the not enough space error message.


    It is strange that the bios will only accept so many colors or combinations regardless of the size of the file. I think it has to do with how much compression it needs to make it fit in the bios.


    I am having the same problem with a few that I made as well.


    If the background image of the motherboard itself was removed it might work that way.




    hmmm you know what, I had the same problem with another boot logo I made. I posted about it on page 2, post 32. I fixed it with a little trick of mine, let me try it on this file and see how it goes :P


    I'll repost in a couple hours.

  6. Can you make a boot logo like this http://users.keyway.net/~tmod700/BiosLogo.jpg for dfi rdx200 cf-dr motherboard,but i want this motherboard in background http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/2192/board9yh.jpg

    I made one in 16-bit color (640x480) for you. It should work. It's the same basic design as the other one but with a few different twists. I zipped the PSD in too if you or someone else wants/needs it.





    I also have the Lan Party logo extracted with a transparent background here:




    And the RDX mobo extracted with a transparent background here:



  7. I personally don’t choose or recommend risking electronics (stereo, TV, PC, etc.) to hope for the best?



    You’re talking about bonding the box. If a box is properly bonded, it would have a three prong outlet installed not a two prong.

    Yeh I had my computer plugged into a ungrounded outlet once and everytime you touched the case it would shock you. I made a thread about it at EOCF. Decided it was just that it needed grounded. I ran some new 12-2 and a 3 prong outlet and it was fine.


    Recently had the same thing with my LCD monitor. It was plugged into a 2 prong and when you touched the DVI cable it would shock you. Just needed properly grounded.


    Not only are you risking killing electronics, but there is a far higher risk of fire and/or personal injury.


    And yes, if the box is "bonded" then why would there be a 2 prong outlet? lol.


    Talk to your landlord about the issue. Something needs to be done. Maybe you can agree to pay half for an electrican or something.

  8. I've downloaded a JPEG file. Then I've resized it to 640x480 with 256 colors and saved it as a BMP file as described. It has 302KB now. I wanted to add this to the Bios with CBROM.

    But I always receive an error message: 0406bta.bin have not enough space for adding ROM. (Over 6C2Ch bytes)

    With this picture http://img374.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dfi123el.png it works if I convert it to a 256 BMP, but it has exactly the same kb than mine.

    Even when I make mine much smaller, it still receive the same error message until I make it smaller then 200kb.

    Then I'm able to flash it but as it was not 640x480 anymore it looks totally bad.


    I've also tried another bios and it's the same. This example http://img374.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dfi123el.png works but my pictures not.


    I think the reason is that the source file was a JPEG. If I generate a completely new BMP it's working.

    Any idea how I can get a JPEG from the web to work?

    I've used the standard MS Paint and also Photoshop to generate the logos.

    Argh! I'm having the EXACT same problem. I've tried everything I can think of. My file is 8bit (256 color) 640x480 and 300 dpi. It weird though because I have another file I have tried and it works fine!?! I don't get it.

  9. I was thinking that it would be really cool if someone could make a bios that will allow the user to set a shutdown temperature at lower then 60c. The current of 60c does nothing for us using phase-change and other subzero cooling methods.


    If we could select from lile -40c and up that would be sooo helpful. If I'm running -40c and my temps go up to 60c before the power kicks, there is going to be trouble. I already killed a CPU, mobo, and ram like this :sad: Its becuase going from that cold to above ambient so quick causes condensation really easy. Not to mention the speeds and voltages we are running at those temps aren't suitable for 60c+ lol.


    Just thought I'd throw this idea out as DFI is known for the extreme overclocking board and many run subzero methods of cooling on it....




  10. Just because the box is metal doesn't mean it is ground. A proper ground runs to a copper pipe that runs through the building, and it runs to a stake outside that is drove in the ground 8ft by code (residential). You NEED a ground. The UPS will even say "Ground Faulty" or something similar if there isn't one present.


    What I would do is talk to the owner of the appartment to have new 12/2 wire ran and new outlets installed. The building is out of code now. You can report it and she can be fined. If that's what needs to be done, then so be it. Ungrounded outlets are dangerous, especially when electrical equiptment this day and age rely on proper grounding.


    Let me ask you this too, in the bathroom and kitchen are there GFCI outlets installed somewhere on the loop too?

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