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Posts posted by MikalCarbine257

  1. I just swapped out some of my hardware that I am selling to my friend, his specs are



    Mushkin 520w PSU

    AMD 3800+ X2

    DFI Ultra-D

    Mushkin XP4000 memory

    EVGA 7800GT


    My system was working fine before and the hardware that was mine was the CPU/Mobo/MEM so I am not sure what is going on. Upon booting I received 2 LEDS on the diagnostic display and the system hangs. I checked the manual and it says on the 2nd one is the DRAM Detected, is that correct or is it the VGA that is giving me issues since it is hanging?


    I tried a different stick of memory, a PCI video card and I've cleared CMOS (which I shouldn't of had to do because the mem/cpu didnt even change).


    Any suggestions?

  2. Have you tried CPU interface set to Aggressive with

    Sync Mode Memory Bypass set to dissabled at the same time? I used to run PC4000 Ballistix in mine and it allways prefered it set that way. I think you will find that the Auto settings for Drives and slews will be 11-4, they are for most dual sided ram with the exception of BH5.


    I doubt very much the chipset is getting to hot with the low voltage you are hitting it with.


    What exactly does setting the CPU interface to agressive do?


    I tried doing what you suggested, for some reason I can't post when I disabled Sync Mode Memory Bypass ?? What does setting it to Auto do? Enabled?


    Edit: This board seems to have posting issues around this FSB, I always have to shut off the PSU, turn it on and wait ~5 minutes and then boot it to get it to post right

  3. Hey Forum


    I am working on my father's computer with the following specs:


    DFI Infinity Ultra NFII with Tictacs 6-19XT BIOS

    AMD 2600+ Mobile

    SI-97 w/ Enermax 90mm

    Crucial Ballistix PC3200 Z402

    XFX 6600GT

    Ultra v-Series 500W PSU (28A 12v, 32A 5v, 20A 3.3v)


    I have the motherboard on an open bench with fans all over it to cool the hot spots (SB, NB, mosfets for CPU and RAM)


    I was able to overclock my CPU to 2.5GHZ stable with about 1.725v but my problem lies in the memory. I was able to hit 236MHz stable with these settings:


    Gene BIOS Settings:

    CPU Clock Setting: 236MHz

    AGP Clock: Auto

    CPU Ratio: 9X

    DDR Dram Clock: 1:1

    CPU Voltage: 1.725v

    AGP Voltage: 1.6v

    Chipset Voltage: 1.6

    Dram Voltage: 2.7


    Advanced Chipset Features:

    System Perf: Expert

    CPU Interface: Optimal

    Memory Timings: Expert

    TRAS: 11

    TRCD Read: 3

    TRCD Write: 3

    TRP: 2

    CAS: 2.5

    TRC: 9

    TRFC: 13

    TDOE: 2

    TRRD: 3

    TW2P: 3

    TW2R: 3

    TREXT: 3

    TR2P: 3

    TR2W: 4

    SuperBypass: Enabled

    Sync Mode Memory Bypass: Enabled:

    Data Scavenged Rate: Fast

    CPC: Enabled

    DIMM 1-3 Driving Strengths: Auto

    DIMM 1-3 Slew Rate: Auto


    For some reason once I hit 237MHz my tests fail. I've been using HCI Memtest and SP2004 to test this. I've tried loosening timings quite a bit, upping voltages (memory, northbridge, etc) and nothing has helped. I did try a drive strength of 7 but I'm not sure what values of drive would be good for these sticks on this board. I am also clueless to what some of these alpha timings are (I know the alpha timings on the NF4 series but not these names)


    Does anyone think the NB could be overheating? I haven't checked the paste nor have I lapped it yet ;) Would any volt mods help me out in this situation? I'm willing to mod the board once I start hitting walls.


    Any advice is greatly appreciated

  4. I recieved the refurb Ultra-D back from an RMA and I found the time to slap it in today. After swapping everything out I turn it on an I see solid 4 LEDs on the motherboard (if I waited it would turn to 3, then go back to 4 and the 4th would start to blink). I figured my CPU was fried so I took everything out and put it back into my expert. Thankfully the CPU wasn't dead and the motherboard posted fine.


    My question now is, what could be causing this? The motherboard sat for a good week before I had the time to put it in. I am going to do an overnight CMOS clear tonight then try the steps listed here: http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showpost.p...04&postcount=24


    If those don't work I am not sure what to do.. the motherboard was in questionable condition when I examined it when it arrived. There was some blue gunk on the top of the motherboard and melted solder on the CPU RM :eek: The only thing I could think of that it was shipped with an older BIOS?


    Thanks :)

  5. My raptor was doing the same thing (not as long though, you mean it hangs after the DMI pool data and what not right?) and I cleaned out my hard drive with SystemMechanic (or an equivalent registry/tempfile cleaner) and it lessened the time.


    Have you tried formatting?

  6. First off, sorry for the novel I wrote :P


    A whiles back my DFI Ultra-D (rev AB0 btw) was making this strange noise. Through this thread (found here: http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread...?t=43057&page=1) we deduced that it was a noisy inductor or something of that sort. I RMA'ed the motherboard but after DFI tested it, nothing out of the ordinary was found so they shipped it back to me. When I received the Ultra-D back, I tested it and to my dismay the noise was still there. I decided to put the motherboard to the side and stick with my Expert which I had bought to hold me over during the RMA process. Weary that my Expert may not be overclocking my new CPU/Memory as high as it could I swapped back out to my Ultra-D figuring that the small noise would be insignificant if I could achieve better clocks. I soon found out that the noise was back and worse than before. I figured that my powersupply could be the factor, especially after upgrading to an X2 and a X1900XTX so I decided to do some of my own troubleshooting. I took the X1900XTX, my Audigy 2ZS, my 250G drive, my PVR-250, my DVD-RW drive and all unnecessary fans out of my case to eliminate the power factor. For my video card I slapped in a measly MX440SE PCI. I started up my computer, installed the drivers and ran Diablo 2 (which is one of the programs that makes the noise get loud, 3DMark05/06 also makes this happen, and the frames oddly stutter to the beat of the noise LOL:eek: ). To my dismay the noise was still there. With few objects in my case I took the casings of two pens taped together and hovered around the motherboard with it in my ear to figure out exactly where the noise was coming from. After much searching I narrowed it down to the PWM/Phase chip in the middle of the three by to the right of the CPU socket. After shutting down my system I touched the chip and it was burning hot. My case has good airflow so this surprised me. I decided to rig up a 92mm fan blowing directly on top of the phase/problematic area. I started the computer back up and the noise still occurs. This eliminated the aspect of the chip overheating, but I have heard that certain chips (like PWM's on X1900XTXs and 7900GT/Xs) that get too hot and overheat begin to create noises such as this. I am sorry for the long post, but I am wondering if there are any steps that I can take to possibly fix this? Thanks!

  7. I am finalizing my build (just got a X2 3800+ and water cooling setup) and I have to choose between my boards to settle with. I would really like to stick with the expert because of its extra options (voltage and what not), but I have seen SO many peoples processors still dying... the expert is a AA0 like many of the others that are killing off CPUs


    My question is, would it be worth it to sell my Expert, grab a Ultra-D AD0 and call it a day? I don't know much about why peoples CPU's are dying in the experts, I know all about the high Vdimm and low vcore but I've seen instances where this doesn't apply. Is there a difinitive answer to why these chips are dying? I would be beyond pissed if this thing killed my new X2 3800+.

  8. I decided to start working on overclocking my video card today. I turned off the PC, upped the potentiometer (7800gt volt modded btw) a little bit and booted (raised memory from 2.18 to 2.19, in the past I ran 2.3). I shut down and turn it one or two more times and try to boot. The computer won't post and the mobo is stuck on the 2nd LED Diag, which refers to video. Now I am thinking I just fried my card. I slapped in 2 different PCI cards and the same problem occured, except one card booted at first but after a BSOD it rebooted and the same problem occurs. I am assuming it is now the motherboard but I have no clue where to start. I've seen others with video problems on this motherboard too, I've tried clearing CMOS, switching out my memory, took out all my add in cards, etc. Between boots I was waiting 15 seconds as stated in the instructions.


    When I boot, all 4 of the LED Diags flash on and off, I don't know if this is normal either.


    I did do some searching but couldn't find anything pertinent to something like this...


    Any suggestions?





    Well I got it to boot, I took out everything, let it sit for 10 minutes to discharge completely, and booted with just the video card in, but the problem is intermittent, upon rebooting or changing the BIOS settings it started doing it again... It also happened when I added another stick of ram in the other OJ slot. I would like to note that I am using some crappy 512mb kingston value memory




    Seems like a big power issue with the motherboard. When I turn it on, the chipset fan will move and stop in sync with the LEDs turning off and on, as if the power is being cut, started, cut and then it boots...

  9. Nah, he is wondering if it is worth going SLI on an Ultra-D or just getting a single 1900XT


    Honestly, there is little room for SLI on the Ultra-D


    I don't know about you but I was using up my bottom two PCI slots, leaving little room for a second card (especially with 3rd party cooling)


    I also heard that the 1900XT does better than two GT's in SLI, and I like single card solutions :P




    Or wait until G71 comes out March 9th and tears the 1900's apart.

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