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  1. Mindflux, what is the max Hz your monitor can do at the resolution you play CSS? 75Hz tends to be the average for a TFT screen. There is a bug with windows XP and 2000, when you run a 3D application it will always default to 60Hz. So if you have vsync enabled you will be limited to 60FPS. When XP/2000 first came out CRTs where very common and it was very frustrating because the screen flicker was noticeable. That is why in the Nvidia and Ati drivers there is a Screen refresh rate override feature. The best method to fix this is to use Reforce. http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=1847 This program edits the monitor profile, all you need to do is edit the frequency setting. Save it and restart the PC. But make sure you know what the monitor specification is, don't type 85Hz @1200x1600 if it cannot do that.
  2. The 2x1GB kit may have infineon chips. http://www.diy-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=80404
  3. I know this board and although Jetway are not that popular, this particular board is very good and better than your previous ASUS board.
  4. If you want, contact GEIL and ask them if they could swap the 4x512MB for a 2x1GB kit or 4x512MB identical modules.
  5. I think you should save the money and stick with what you have, 2GB is enough for XP. Then when it comes to your next upgrade hopefully things will be cheaper and you would have more money to spend.
  6. Yes it is the size, eg full ATX has 5 PCI slots, mATX has 3 PCI slots.
  7. I haven't got one but as an estimate, http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/1079/5/pa...rk06/index.html Scroll down to nvidia scores by card. http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=25995 My estimate Stock 8600GTS, below 6000. OC'ed 8600GTS, over 6300+.
  8. 4x1GB would be the better idea but are you saying that this upgrade will cost you $200? How much do you think you will get if you sold the current CPU, motherboard and memory? Then put the money towards a core 2 Duo setup. (New CPU/memory and board) Just a thought?
  9. The board has something called legacy SATA support. What happens is it makes the drive show up as an IDE drive. By doing this you do not have to press F6 during the windows installation to load the SATA drivers. Instead the BIOS makes in Plug and play, which results in it being shown as an IDE drive. So it is running as a SATA drive hence the SCSI and RAID controller in device manager.
  10. Hello, Not quite sure what you are asking R.B00 = newer but there is very little difference.
  11. Hello, You should be able to do this in the BIOS. http://img.neoseeker.com/v_image.php?articleid=1926&image=28 When you change the AI Tuning to manual it may unhide the settings?
  12. I remember you from the ABIT forums, back in the days of the Ai7 (Agent-Sharp) Bump for Abit Mod.
  13. Not sure if you have ever noticed but when you turn the board on with a fan in the CPU header it may spin then the rpm drops / spins again. The BIOS has a built in fan controller (you can adjust the speed threshold in the BIOS). Depending on what is happening, there is the possibility that it is not spinning due to the BIOS/board not initialising this yet. And 4 LEDs could mean that the CPU has a problem.
  14. When DFI split from the forum they all left, you can find some here. http://csd.dficlub.org/forum/index.php Is your board still under warranty? If so send it back and see what happens or before you do, to confirm your results let someone else (a friend?) use your board for a bit and see if he gets the same results. Anything is possible, even if there is an IRQ problem it may appear to act faulty. The nf4 boards also never worked well with creative sound cards, some users reported bluescreens/stability problems. This is due to the nf4 chipset and how its PCI BUS was developed by nvidia.
  15. Nice answers, you seem to be in a good position. A basic power meter http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?Module...ource=1&doy=3m8 Before we go into load testing we need to find out what the boss thinks. But this is a good starting point. (I think).
  16. This is a very important step. You must turn the PC off, then connect the IDE hard drive to the board (IDE cable and power cable) Second important step, If you installed the nvidia chipset drivers, Did you install the nvidia IDE SW drivers? If you did, you must uninstall the IDE SW driver. Go to add/remove programs Press on the nvidia section and look for the IDE SW driver and remove it. But before you continue, you should fix the memory issues first.
  17. You have to create the RAID array on the drives first. So all 250GB + 250GB will be one big array. (500GB). Then you use it as a normal drive, create your partitions... You cannot RAID together partitions as the whole idea of RAID is so that the drives act as one.
  18. You need to enter the BIOS and look for the following section, GENIE BIOS Setting >DRAM Configuration..................Press Enter = New Menu FSB BUS Frequency....................200 LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio..............X 5.0 LDT BUS Transfer Width...............16 16 CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio..............AUTO PCI eXpress Frequency................100Mhz K8 Cool 'n' Quiet Support............Disable Cool 'n' Quiet MAX FID...............AUTO CPU VID StartUp Value................StartUp CPU VID Control......................AUTO CPU VID Special Control..............AUTO LDT Voltage Control..................1.20 V Chip Set Voltage Control.............1.50 V DRAM Voltage Control.................2.70 V Run MemTest86+.......................Enabled, disable later GENIE BIOS Setting >DRAM Configuration DRAM Frequency Set (MHZ).............200 (DRAM/FSB:1/01) Command per clock (CPC)..............Disabled Cas latency (tCL)....................3 RAS to CAS delay (tRCD)..............3 Min RAS active time (tRAS)...........8 Row precharge time (tRP).............3 Row cycle time (tRC).................11 Row refresh cycle time(tRFC).........14 Row to Row delay (tRRD)..............2 Write recovery time (tWR)............3 Write to read delay (tWTR)...........AUTO Read to write delay (tRWT)...........AUTO Refresh period (tREF)................AUTO Write CAS latency (tWCL).............1, May not be in your BIOS DRAM Bank Interleave.................Enabled DQS Skew Control.....................AUTO DQS Skew Value.......................0 DRAM Drive Strength..................Level 8 DRAM Data Drive Strength.............Level 3 Max Async Latency....................6ns Dram Response........................Normal Read Preamble Time...................5ns Idle Cycle Limit.....................AUTO Dynamic Counter......................AUTO R/W Queue Bypass.....................AUTO Bypass Max...........................AUTO 32 Byte Granularity..................AUTO Make sure the memory modules are in the orange slots. You must have all 4 power connectors plugged into the board. - 24pin ATX connector - +12v P4 connector - Molex on top the chipset fan - Small molex under the CPU socket Let memtest run for at least 4 hours. If you get errors instantly stop and try 1 stick at a time. If you still get errors the modules may be faulty.
  19. Memory issues. http://www.diy-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=82574
  20. There is an issue with the nvidia NIC but only when the Network access manager software is installed. (firewall). I have used a few different nvidia chipsets and none have had issues with the NIC/drivers. I take it you never install the nvidia firewall software? Driver package 6.66 worked well. (but do not install the firewall or IDE drivers) http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_nf4_wi...2_amd_6.66.html DFI would probably no longer have the board and even if they did, if they cannot produce the fault that you are experiencing it will be sent back to you.
  21. I moved your thread here. Nothing wrong with creating a thread as long as you have it in the right section. thereaper wishes to express himself and while doing so share it with us. Are you going to put a PSU on the diagram?
  22. It's not dead yet. - If you had a power supply to review, what could you do? - Do you know what components are used in a power supply? (Yes/no/or be able to tell once you look) - Why are PSUs light? (technology used) - What do you think about Xclio, Tagan, Aspire, Levicom, JSP and Xpower. - And how do PSU manufacturers mislead people when quoting their specs.
  23. Hello, Don't be concerned about the NTLDR missing message. This happens if you format the hard drive in XP and put a NTFS partition. (Which is probably what your friend did) It is just trying to boot from the drive. What type of hard drive is it? Reason I ask is because SATA drives do not have a master/slave setting. So at this point you managed to enter the BIOS or is the keyboard still an issue?
  24. Hello, For the BIOS CD http://csd.dficlub.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1525 Maybe there was an issue with the orange slots. Did memtest come up with any errors?
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