I recently picked up a DFI-LanParty and a new AMD64 Venice 3000+ and I'm having 2 show-stopping issues. I've exhausted all my knowledge, and a few others' from Anandtech.com too.
Problem #1: I can't run both stick of RAM no matter what I do. If I run with 1 stick in the first orange slot (#2) and everything is fine. If I try to put the 2nd stick of RAM into slot #4 (orange closest to CPU) the PC will not boot. No Bios no nothing. LED indicators get stuck on detecting RAM (3 lit) and I get continuous long beeps.
Looking at the slots in NV Monitor I see this: http://duba.kicks-butt.net/stuff/slot4.GIF
If you notice slot #4 is reporting "yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy" which seems to be some sort of error.
Both sticks of RAM are good, as I can run with either one in, but not both. And yes I've tried the 2 yellow slots, and every possible combination.
Problem #2: My PCIE card is not working. If I put the PCIE card into the top or bottom PCIE slot, I get garbage on the screen. The machine seems to be booting up fine, but I cant see or make anything out as its all garbage characters. My card does not require its own 12V connector as its just a 6600GT.
Running a PCI FX1200 right now with n/p except that I cant play anything post 2003 on it
I am running with a NeoPower 480 and all 4 power connectors hooked up to the MB. Tried with JUST the C: drive hooked up and same issues as above.
The screenshot is what has me most worried. I'm thinking the board is DOA....
ANY help would be appreciated.
Edit: It does OC nicely though with the 1 stick in: http://duba.kicks-butt.net/stuff/OC.JPG