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  1. Praz, Thanks for the quick and helpful reply. I had read something about 6.3 and up drivers but nobody every explained it that clearly. I am almost positive thats the culprit since Sims2 lauches with a movie. Thanks for the fix. Sasquatch1313
  2. I have tried out the ATT beta with Cat 6.8 and was so close to getting it to work fine. I was not able to change the memory voltage, but it seems there is a fix for that listed above I will reinstall and uncheck the "use old" box. There was one thing that got me, every 3D app on my computer correctly ran at the overclocked speeds except one. Steam games, Rise of Legends, AquaMark, all the 3DMarks ran at the overclocked settings, but whenever I launch Sims2 the video card reverts to stock 2D settings (500 / 600). Anyone had a similar experience or any advice? Thanks, Sasquatch1313
  3. Thanks guys, I am going to get a new power supply. I have played around with where stuff is plugged in without much luck. I really should have seen this sooner, the problems started when I added the Linux hard drive to the system. Thanks again for the help, thats what makes DFI boards the best! Sasquatch1313
  4. Thanks for the quick replies, thats why this board is so helpful. Anyway, I completed disassembled the computer and hooked up the bare minimum: cpu, graphics, 1 (and then 2) sticks of memory. And it booted right up without a problem. My next thought - power supply? I know seasonics are good but have problems with DFI boards (I have the cold boot problem) even with revision A02. Any other thoughts? Thanks, Sasquatch1313
  5. Greetings all, I have been having some problems with my video output being corrupted and posted about it in the video card forums. The post is here: http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=62264 it contains some of the background information. Since that post the problems grew worse, in that the system refused to boot about 50% of the time and left two diagnostic lights on, which is a problem detecting the video card. The few thread responses confirmed my thought that I needed a new video card. I ordered new card (ATi X1900XT) and plugged it in tonight and was greeted by the same thing, 2 diagnostic leds and no boot. I also tried using it in both the upper and lower x16 pci-express slots and got the same result - no boot. I now think that the video card may be fine (unless I got real unlucky and I got a brand new dead card). So I am asking if there is another component that may be the culprit. My next thought is the motherboad. So that is what I am going to be replacing next unless anyone has a better suggestion. Thanks,
  6. Greetings everyone, Thanks to the support of this website I have had the system in my sig up and running smoothly for over a year now. But the last couple of days have presented some problems, I believe with the video card. I am getting some corruption of the video signal, the following screenshot illustrates the effect: http://www.uploadfile.info/uploads/981d7d7e3f.png The screen shot is in Linux (Red Hat WS 4) but the corruption is also present in Windows (XP Pro 32-bit) and usually worse. The wierd thing is that is comes and goes. It first occured on Thursday and actually gave me a BSOD in Widows. I had just installed some Microsoft Powertoys so I got rid of those and things seemed to be fine. It happened again on Friday and turning it off for a while seemed to fix it. Then on Saturday a couple of reboots cleared it up (changing from Windows to Linux to Windows). Sunday and Monday it has been fine. Possible problems I could think of: Card out of socket, overly dusty, etc. - pulled out and reseated card, everything looked ok. Heat - card is water cooled, chip has never been above 40C, copper heatsinks on ram are cooled by the 2x120mm radiator fans blowing across the card Power - voltage rails are steady within 0.02V when starting, running, and stopping 3D applications. Drivers - corruption with both Cat 6.6 and 6.7 in Windows, also occurs in Linux Ports - corruption seen through both DVI and Dsub connections on the card Overclocking - card clocks have been returned to normal, corruption still occurs I am open to any other suggestions, I am thinking the card is slowly dying, but welcome any other advice and opinions. Thanks, Sasquatch1313
  7. I'll link to my old Database post since I am still running the X2 at the same 2.7 GHz as posted, but have upgraded my ram and overclocked the video card. I am also currently running 1.35v + 110% with CnQ enabled instead of the voltage listed. I guess I am too lazy to update my database post. Short Description: 270x10 @ 2700Mhz, 1.500v 2.5-3-8-3 @ 225Mhz 2.6v vdimm Overclocking Database Post Load Temps (water): CPU 39C PWMIC 47C Chipset 40C
  8. I tried it for a couple of minutes. It posted fine at optimized defaults, but it failed to post after upping the voltages to my usual settings (before overclocking anything). So I too am back to 704-2BTA.
  9. SuperPi tends to be pretty sensitive to memory errors. Have you checked the memory for errors in Memtest?
  10. I believe those two driver sets are for two different chipsets. 6.70 is for the NF4, NF4 Ultra, and NF4 SLI chipsets 6.82 is for the brand new NF4 x16 which allows the two graphics slots to each have 16 lanes. Since your sig says you have the SLI-D I would recommend the 6.70. I have been using them for about a week without complaint.
  11. I actually just overclocked my X850XT today. It is water cooled but not modded and running at 621 / 594, which are the settings the the Catalyst Control Center settled on. The rest of my system specs are in my sig. My new 3DMark scores are: 3DMark 01: 29350 3DMark 03: 14617 3DMark 05: 7222 Overclocking the card pushed my 05 score up from 6185. Best of luck with your mods.
  12. Since I have the same ram with the same problem I will post the settings I am currently running, that way the thread starter can compare. I recieved these settings from AndyOCZ: 200, Enable, 3, 3, 8, 3, 8, 16, 3, 3, 2, 3, 3120, Enable, Auto, 0, Level 6 (Normal 3), Auto, Auto, Fast, Auto, 256, Disable, 16, 7, Disable The set I have only runs at 2.6V. Increasing to 2.7V or beyond increases the number of errors. My signature says the system is overclocked, but Memtest is run at stock speeds (both processor and ram) and my current overclock runs the ram at 200.5 MHz
  13. Well that sounds familiar. I have been having the same problems (single digit number of errors in test 7) with what appears the exact same ram. Unfortunately the conclusion I have arrived at after talking with OCZ for the past couple weeks is to RMA the set. But it sounds like you already tried that and the new set does the same thing. That does not sound encouraging to me, now I am seriously considering eating it and paying for a different set. I would be happy to compare settings with you, but I am guessing we are both running the settings provided by OCZ. The settings they gave did help reduce the number of errors but haven't eliminated them. Sorry that I am not much help. Edit: Welcome to the Boards!
  14. As requested these are the ram timings I have been using, and they have passed memtest. They are those listed in Genie settings: 166, E, 2.5, 3, 8, 3, 12, 17, 2, 2, 1, 2, 3120, E, A, 0, Normal 3, 2, 8ns, Normal, 4ns, 32cycles, D, 16x, 4x, D I have changed just about every setting back to Auto for the time being to see if there is any change. Thanks for any help,
  15. Another quick note I am currently running 704-2BTA but didn't update my signature before posting.
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