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Capt Proton

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  1. Have you tried a full CMOS clear? I see it suggested several times, but I don't see that you have tried it.
  2. I use my key from my pre SP1 Windows CD on my SP2 Slipstreamed CD with no problem. I have to call to activate, but, aside from being a pain in the a**, it works fine.
  3. By I lost my XP, does this mean you lost the CD? As long as you have the key, you can use any CD, or even download it from Microsoft.
  4. This problem also applies to my OCZ PC4000 Plat XTC 2 Gbs as well. Rig is stable (Prime 95, 3D Mark 03, OCCT etc) with CPU at 300 X 10 and memory at 250MHz with the 166 Divider. If I raise the HTT to 310, it freezes just before the Check Sum (Edit:Verifying DMI not Check Sum) message during the boot process and POSTS again. Now, if I put HTT to 260MHz, and set the memory to 200 (1:1), it boots with no problem. I won't say its stable, as I have not tried to do a complete set of tests with this config. My OCZ definitely was not stable. If I set the HTT to 310MHz and my divider to 180, it will boot up no problem with my Centon TCCD. I didn't try using the OCZ, as I didn't think it had a prayer of running that fast. The Centon isn't stable yet at 281MHz, but it will boot and run. Any ideas as to why it won't boot using the 166 divider at 310MHz? Here's the settings I'm using that are Stable with my Centon. OCZ settings were different. FSB Bus Frequency............................. 300 LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio....................... X3 CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio....................... 10 PCI eXpress Frequency......................... 100 CPU Voltage .................................. 1.400v * 113% LDT Voltage .................................. 1.40v ChipSet (NF4) Voltage ........................ 1.70V DRAM Voltage ................................. 2.8V +0.03 if not 3.2V ............................ Disabled (tried Enabled too) Memclock (DRAM Frequency) .................... 166 1T/2T Timing (Command Per Clock).............. 1T CAS Latency (Tcl)............................. 2.5 RAS# to CAS# delay (Trcd)..................... 3 Min RAS# active time (Tras)................... 5 Row precharge time (Trp)...................... 3 Row Cycle time (Trc).......................... 7 Row refresh cyc time (Trfc)................... 14 Row to Row delay (Trrd)....................... 2 Write recovery time (Twr)..................... 2 Write to Read delay (Twtr).................... 2 Read to Write delay (Trwt).................... 3 Refresh Period (Tref)......................... 3072 DRAM Bank Interleave.......................... Enabled DQS Skew Control.............................. Inc DQS Skew Value................................ 255 DRAM Drive Strength........................... Weak 4 DRAM Data Drive Strength...................... Level 2 Max Async Latency............................. 8ns DRAM Response Time............................ Normal Read Preamble Time............................ 5ns IdleCycle Limit............................... 32 Dynamic Counter............................... Enable R/W Queue Bypass.............................. 8x Bypass Max.................................... 7x 32 Byte Granularity........................... Disable
  5. Just realized something here. If I've got it right, you haven't instaled your operating system yet, but you're running the HTT at 300MHz. Do I have that right? If I do, you want to back everything to stock and get that stable and then your OS installed first. You can use the 250 divider, I guess, though I'd leave the memory at 1:1 until you get a stable set up. Did you follow the initial build guide? If you didn't, you should. Could be all kinds of things going on besides the memory.
  6. Why get the Antec for $110 when you can get the 700W OCZ GameXStream at Tiger Direct for $100 after rebate? I love my 600W
  7. If you haven't read this thread, you may want to try it out. The suggestions went a long way towards helping me with my TCCD sticks. http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=46263
  8. Yes you can. I've got something very similar. The problem I had was my Broadband Booster. The XBox didn't like that at all for some reason, so I used a $20 switch ahead of the Booster. My ISP allows me unlimited IPs, so a switch or hub is no problem. I currently have 2 hard wired computers, 2 wireless desk tops, one wireless lap top, and an Internet Phone. My set up looks like this Modem -- Switch (XBox 360)|--- Broadband Booster -- Wirless Router (Computers)--- Internet Phone Router (Phone)
  9. I have been told by Eric Ryder at Bleedin Edge that all OCZ PC4000 memory is currently using Infineon chips, as the supply of Micron and Samsung UCCC that would bin at PC4000 dried up early in the year. Now, it may be that they are using different Infineon chips in different products, but I haven't seen any evidence of anything other than the CE 6 chips. I have no idea if other companies have the same issue.
  10. Its only 2 degrees, but he's reduced his voltage from 1.5 to 1.35. That should have reduced his temps a fair bit.
  11. I know its not advised, but we're only talking about testing components here, not achieving stability. There are many posts to be found using Google that back this up. I don't claim to be an expert, but I have found enough evidence to support my advice to be confident there would be enough power to test components to see if they work, but not enough to run the computer. However, as I said before, I am not an expert, which is why I started my post with "I think". I do not make statements categorically unless I am 100% certain.
  12. I'd try reseating the HSF. Has there been a big increase in room temp? Shouldn't affect it that much anyway.
  13. I think one of your older 20 pin PSUs would provide enough juice to see if your parts still work. If you have more than one, you could even hook one up to the MB, and jump another and have it power your HDDs, Vid card etc.
  14. He probably meant RAID drivers. from the rest of his comments, I would say he didn't really read the thread. The only time I've had a problem like this, it was bad memory. We all know that memory can pass memtest and still not boot into windows. Can you try other memory? I know two sticks going bad at the same time is unlikely, but it is possible. Maybe looser settings?
  15. The temps will go down with a better cooler, regardless of the temp of the air its using. That being said, I'd be looking at the air flow situation in your case in a situation such as you describe. Maybe you need to have a case fan moving the exhaust air from your screen card out the back. Maybe a PCI slot exhaust fan? Screen card. What is that?
  16. I would say the mobile pad would be great for peace of mind. I don't think the temperature rise would be that significant. The fact that its copper tells me that it would conduct heat from the core to the sink better than an IHS would. What did we all do before Intel brought out the IHS concept? We put our heat sinks on our Athlon XPs very carefully.
  17. Mmmm. You are obviously quite into the technical aspect. I'm not. I think you're trying to tell me that what was 4 is now 2, and what was 8 is now 4. That's as far as I want to go into all the info you posted.
  18. In my BIOS, 704-2bt, I have the 2 options, enable and disable, but the values are 2 Burst and 4 Burst. How does this relate to what I'm used to seeing, 8 and 4 burst? Is the 4 Burst the same as the 4 Burst from the other BIOS, and 2 Burst even faster?
  19. Maybe the drivers aren't the best, but, I'll tell you what. Ain't no chipset out there as solid and respected as the NF3 and NF4 from what I've seen. As stated by many, the 5.10 work well, as long as you don't load the Network stuff, and only use the IDE driver if you're using RAID. As you don't need them anyway, why worry that there's only one set of drivers? If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it! Whatever you choose to do, good luck.
  20. Most, but not all BIOS settings can be found here http://www.rojakpot.com/freebog.aspx
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