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  1. the DFI Nforce 4 Taipan 23-11-2007 NVMM 4.062.19 19-06-2006 bios seems to have caused a problem with various linux distributions that i have tried. this is the error that i receive: acpi: dmi bios year==0 assuming acpi-capable machine mp-bios bug 8254 timer not connected to io-apic
  2. i've quite annoyed by the chipset fan on my lp nforce 4 ultra-d. will this fan fit? http://svc.com/mcx159-cu.html if it doesn't can you point me to one that might?
  3. thanks for the link. that link helps me with something else i was planning on doing with the drive sometime down the road but dos and linux are two different breads. found the info i need. syslinux can add a mbr to the usb drive and allow it to boot. http://syslinux.zytor.com/
  4. I have a DFI nforce 4 ultra-D board and was curious to find out if it was possible to boot from USB with this board? currently im trying to get Feather Linux to run off of my USB keydrive. had also tried to install Ubuntu on a 60gb external hdd but there was no luck that route as well.
  5. i popped the chipset fan off, and what i found was not pleasing. apparently dfi has been using this almost thermal cement stuff on there. it was all dried out and crispy. took ages to get that hardened crap off of there. for $125 the least they could do is use good thermal compound on there! anyway, i put some ceramique artic silver on there. now it runs at 40 degrees instead of 45-50.
  6. I have a similar problem with my ultra-d. the chipset temps get up to around 50 degrees and idle at around 47 degrees. are those temps normal? the difference with my problem is that the fan is on full. what kind of thermal transfer material is inbetween the fan and the chip? is it a pad or some grease? if its a pad i'm definately going to pop that thing off and put some grease in there.
  7. ok. i have some geil pc3200 @225mhz with 2.8v. the memory came with some heat spreaders on it. would it be ok to up the voltage more on the memory with just the heat spreaders? also, im not sure what's under the heat spreaders. would it be worth it to pop the heat spreaders off and apply some AS ceramique?
  8. i would love it if the chipset wasn't so close to the pci slots. this way i could have a larger heatsink there without it getting in the way of any pci slots.
  9. i could get to 280 by raising the chipset voltage to 1.7, but once in windows it wasn't very stable. it would reboot after opening something like firefox.
  10. i got to thinking about the chipset heatsink and was curious to know what thermal conductor do they use on it? e.g. thermal tape, greese, etc. also if its just thermal tape, is there an easy way to remove it and apply some past under it other than taking the whole board out? by the way, so far i've made it to 275mhz on the fsb. the only thing i have to work on is burning in the cpu so i can reduce its voltage requirement a little bit. hopefully i can get it down under 1.5 vcore or at least to 1.5 vcore stabily.
  11. are you kidding me? all i had to do was switch it over to sata 3&4?
  12. hmm... could have sworn i put my signature in there. anyway, im using the 10/15 beta bios. i've tried anywhere from 1.4 to 1.8 vcore. i've also tried up to 1.8 on the chipset. before i put the 10/15 bios on there i couldn't even get to the windows startup screen. now, with the 10/15 bios, i can get to the startup screen but while loading the hdd reads spiratically and then it reboots. edit: oops, i guess it doesn't put it in there after you've posted and then set it.
  13. i cant seem to get my board and cpu to get past 239 on the fsb. any suggestions? no amount of voltage seems to enable me to achieve this. heat doesn't seem to be an issue in this case and i've tried lowering the memory to well below what it can do.
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