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  1. New series T7K250 SATA II seems to be the winner here IMO. http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetai...ctCode=100594-2 Unfortunately out of stock for now
  2. I would try mucker's settings but little loose like tcl=2.5 Trcd=4 Tras=8 Trp=4 and Tref = auto (3/10 bios) Also if above dont work I should try a install without RAID arrays to isolate the problem. (sorry i have no idea about RAID).
  3. I never had any issue with IDE nVidia drivers but a lot of blue screens with nVidia Network Manager and Firewall. If u have them (and using nVidia ethernet port) try unistall them or use Marvel one for a try.
  4. There are some issues with 4V mem Volt jumper look at the extremeforum http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showth...ight=dfi+jumper hope it helps
  5. I will agree with most mem settings mucker post I will change tref to Auto give it a try.
  6. Mine works fine. But i m lucky to have an Antec smart power 350W 20pin. Also 10% of forum members use 20 pin. But u have no support from DFI if u use 20pin PSU.
  7. Congratulations!!! It reminds me the old time back at late 80's when we design (and build) small microcomputers for specific jobs in college with Z-80 and 6502 (which remember Spectrum???) Excellent again.
  8. I u like to use your 20pin PSU (not reccomended by DFI) do it without adapter. As far for the bios. U can see the version when system boot up at bottom left side of the screen. If it says 1/25 u have to flash it to newest bios from DFI 3/10.
  9. I use Corsair XMS 4400 without any issues with 3/10 bios. Also many others (the most) do the same http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10929
  10. If u run both sticks in single mode up to 275Mhz i doupt is a RAM problem, but something with mem/genie bios settings. Try the rest and post again. btw what bios u running?
  11. Lets take it from scratch. Use the Orange slots. Vddr = 2.7 - 2.8 more not help at all in my case. Run some memtest on 310 bios with low multiplier-high FSB but keep the Vcore high, let say 1,250-1.300 X 123% = 1.54~1.60V. It doesnt going to hurt your CPU, dont worry. Also track temperatures on ur CPU while runnning Prime (i use speedfan for this). I keep my temps at 55-56 or lower(on load like prime). also at memory settings keep them at 2.5-4-4-8 Auto-Auto ...... but make sure u have tref at Auto and drive strength at L7 data drive strength at L4. Do some memtest and see which is the highest FSB u get without errors on #8 test at least for 10 times pass. (run only #8 test). Keep multiplier at 8 or lower. I had some "odd" situations like i was Prime stable for 2-3 hours and i fail memtest in few minutes :confused: As far the blue screens, may it seems strange, but unistall nVidia network manager - firewall or use the Marvell ethernet port (assume u use them for the internet).
  12. Hmm....Crossload characteristics. Almost none of the PSU reviews out there making any comment of this very important issue. Exception (as far as i know) is Xbitlabs labaratory with their exceptionals reviews on PSUs (links at my signature). As u said u, let say we have a PSU rated 5V at 28A and 3.3V at 30A. Everybody can say thats enough "juice" for everything. But manufacturer says that combined power of those 2 are 160W. That means that the maximum power u can get from 3.3V + 5V is 160W. Of course u dont know how much current every system draws from each line. If a system draws 20A on 5V line that is 100W. That means that 3.3V line has only 60W remaining which is equals 60/3.3=18A...far from 30A. Thats an example how crossload and combined characteristics works. Latest ATX 2.01 specs has crossloads and combined characteristics for up to 400W. Seems that newer systems not use to much wattage from 3.3V and 5V and load goes to 12V lines instead. But how an excessive load at 12V acts on 3.3V and 5V?
  13. In my opinion Fortron seems to be a good PSU for the money but as Fortron says its only(!) 460W (500W peak) http://www.fsp-group.com.tw/english/02_pro...ATX%2012V%202.0 This is also confirmed on this review: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article212-page1.html Fortron for some reason name the model as 500 but this is the peak Wattage. If DFI says 480W peak then fortron is OK. If says 480W continuous RMS then Fortron is out of the game.
  14. 24pin and 480W is minimum DFI's reccomendation. PSU Reviews?? http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/display/atx-psu.html http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/dis...werful-psu.html
  15. My corsair goes up to 295+ memtest stable at 2,5-4-4-8 (default settings) but not Prime stable. I'm Prime stable (~8hrs cant wait for more) at 265X9=2385 with A64 3000+ Winnie. Since memory controller is on CPU u cant distinguished which its fail first, but i think most of the time is CPU that fails first.
  16. Thanks for links David but I m talking about TrueControl II not TruePower II Zipzoomfly has it backorder at $135, newegg does not even list it. Good work on that guide, here are some very good PSUs reviews on Xbitlabs. They may help you on that guide. http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/display/atx-psu.html http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/dis...werful-psu.html regards
  17. I dont think Dead RAM sticks has enything to do with 20pin PSU (unless it was a Walmart $20 one). Here is a link on ExtremeSystems where Onepagebook who states that talk to Oskar Wu (designer of newest DFI boards) and says for issues with bios and the proper way to set the 4V jumper to work. http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showth...t=memory+jumper Unfortunately thread about "20 pin PSU and dead RAM" closed early for some reason and dfi-street wasnt available for 2 days (at least on my area) so i did not make the post to the proper thread. regards
  18. look at the review of Topower 686P6 http://www.dansdata.com/top686p6.htm and a review of OCZ Powerstream 600W http://www.cluboverclocker.com/reviews/pow...powerstream600/ If u see the pics and specifications PSUs are identical with absence of LEDs on Topower. also u can see topowers web site at http://www.topower.com.tw/En_default.asp Also CWT makes the ANTECS Here is a link from CWT for TPII series PSUs http://www.cwt.com.tw/english/2_product/01_list2.php?ID=73 Few Tagan i saw on reviews also been made by Topower Sirtec makes the Thermaltakes. http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/dis...atx-psu_12.html Also there are links for two excellent PSUs reviews at xbitlabs, the only site that uses a little more than a Multimeter and bios monitor for reviewing PSUs. http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/display/atx-psu.html http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/dis...werful-psu.html regards
  19. Are u sure? Corsair are terrible? http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10929 Congratulation OceanSeasforMe, u learning fast. :cool:
  20. I work that way for almost 3 months now. Also 10% of ppl here work that way. I should give it a try but i m talking for myself. regards
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