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  1. If you mean 'free' then Avast has a 64-bit version.
  2. Hey guys, well I changed over one SATA cable, reflashed 623-3, and installed with a pure copy of XP + SP2 and used the floppy drive to install the 6.53 drivers - and it works. Thanks to all for your help, this forum is what makes DFI boards worthwhile!
  3. Thanks for the tips, guys. It's a new morning so I'm going to try again. I've reflashed the 623-3 BIOS (it was already flashed). I've deleted the array and recreated it, and I'm going to install XP with just a plain XP disc, no nLite, and use the FDD to install the 6.53 drivers. Wish me luck! NB: I've update my sig. Thanks for the advice!
  4. Hi MrBean. Native NVRAID. I've disabled the Sil in the BIOS. I've tried the discs on SATA 1/2 and 3/4, same problem either way.
  5. Also, the system is not in any way overclocked. Optimized defaults.
  6. Hi all, I've spent most of today trying to install XP on my A64 system, and I'm running out of hair to pull out!! Specs: DFI SLI-DR A64 3700+ San Diego 2Gb OCZ PC3200EL 2-3-2-5 2 x 250Gb Seagate 7200.8 6800GT PCI-E 500w Antec Smartpower 2.0 Everything is hooked up properly. I'm running the latest official BIOS, 623-3. I've removed the battery, power and done a clear CMOS (as per Angry's instructions). I can install XP completely, using the floppy with the 6.66 drivers for the NVRAID. It sees the disc, reads it and I install both drivers from it during the textmode portion. Everything installs properly, I choose my time zone etc etc part (CD-key as well). Then on the first reboot, that is, the one which would normally go into XP for the first time, it BSOD's the moment the BIOS stops doing it's thing and starts to load Windows. I've created a bootable CD with nLite integrating the NVRAID stuff, burned it at 4x, to no avail. If I install to just one drive or the other, using the built-in drivers - everything works. Install completes properly and there are no errors in the event log. If I try to do RAID 0, it BSODs. My C: during the textmode portion is being partitioned to 120gb. Please, for the love of God, help me. I cannot figure it out. You guys are my only hope! Thanks, Phil NB: I cannot see the BSOD error code, it reboots far too quickly.
  7. First things first, hop into your BIOS and disable the Lanparty logo boot screen - you will get to see what the motherboard is doing during POST. Go from there.
  8. Thanks mate for the ridiculously quick reply.
  9. Hi all, long time lurker, first time poster. I have the following system. It's three days old. DFI Lanpart nF4 SLI-DR AMD Athlon64 3700+ San Diego core, with Thermalright XP90C+Vantec Stealth 92mm fan. OCZ 3200EL Platinum 2Gb dual-channel RAM (2 x 1024mb) MSI 6800GT 256mb PCI-E Seagate SATA 7200.8 w/ NCQ 250Gb on SATA 1 (originally x2, but one drive died on the first night) Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS PCI Pioneer DVR-109B on PATA 1 Antec TX1050B case with 500w Smartpower 2.0 PSU The NB fan appears to not work at all. Nothing is impeding it's movement, it just doesn't fire up. After sitting idle for about 8 hours while I was at work (it was just installing XP and waiting for my input) I hopped into the BIOS, the BIOS reported that yes, the NB fan is at 0 RPM and that the NB chip was at 61 degrees. I have not overclocked any component of the system whatsoever (get it stable first, Ghost, then overclock is my theory!). I've tried giving it a flick and it doesn't move a muscle. I've removed the fan wire connector and reattached (with the computer off) and still no go. It's three days old, though I suspect that the fan never worked. How do you think I should proceed? Thanks for a great forum, guys. Phil
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