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  1. I have using 8/15 bios for some time, and apart from the 216 FSB, 5xHT and the 4GB memory problemsit has been fine.

     

    I have a fully working and installed system (Windows XP Pro SP2), I upgrade the bios to 8/24. Everthing worked well.

     

    I then purchased Windows Pro 64 and decided to do an install. I created the RAID drivers floppy disk, and started to install. The install process managed to get thought to the saving files and the system rebooted. No message, just a reboot.

     

    Oh well, maybe its part of the install procedure. Nope. Windows XP Pro 64 starts to load and then BSOD and reboots. I tried this with several different version of the Nvidia RAID drivers, but still the same.

     

    So, I tried to re-install XP Pro Sp2, exactly te same problems. Saving files page, reboot. BSOD on reboot.

     

    Downgrade the bios to 8/15, everything works and Installs OK

     

    Any ideas?

     

    I am not overclocking anything.


  2. So,

     

    What can I do?

     

    I took 2 of the modules out. Enabeled the setting. System booted.

     

    It tried to set my PCU speed to 268, I have to change that back.

     

    Put the other 2 modules back in. Still only 3GB.

     

    I know its not your fault, and you are trying to help, but I feel that everyone is blaming eveyone else. The BIOS/board/CPU has faults/compatability problems and I am getting very peeved. If I did not have an AGP card I would have purchased a NF4 MB.

     

    BTW, I have also tried 2 1GB (ebuyer) unbranded memory modules, they pass memtest 86+ 1.60 on their own, but even using them I still only get 3GB of memory.

     

    I also tried using the 2x512MB modules that are in my Wifes machine, the systems is fine with 3GB 2x1GB + 2x512MB

     

    All modules are dual sided, and are configured to run at 200. I have also tried running the modules at 133 and 166 just in case that might have fixed the problem.


  3. Actually for Frallan and j.baker. 4gigs was a proposed specification of AMD to Nvidia and on down the line as Nvidia sold chipsets to mobo manufacturers. Never ever forget specifications subject to change without notice is relative to almost any computer spec I have ever seen and in most manuals related to electronics. Period. Got that out of the way.

     

    4gigs is a new thing and folks are rushing to it and hitting their heads on walls. WinXP is not even fully able to handle 4 gigs or only does fair in a few cases and WinXP Home is not even able to handle 4 gigs at all since it is not the more professional orientated O/s. Now I am only hitting the very topmost peaks of some of the variables and unknowns that attend moving into what are really uncharted waters with enthusiast and game class motherboards. 4 gigs should really be on a server/workstation class board with ECC memory and no overclocking. Period. There are not any real good arguments against that once you do the homework that surrounds spec'ing for a real world use.

     

    Now we know that we have stepped into deep water that has not been fully depth sounded. I am using my NF3 U-D now and cannot see the bios menu. Look for Memory Hole for PCI MMIO and enable this. It may be in Advanced Chipset Features but I cannot veryify this and type on board at the same time. Enabling that feature may give and assist. Now about that feature. The cpu the chipset and the original bios that Nvidia wrote for all board manufacturers from what I can tell is NOT fully 4 gig compliant. No board maker is ALLOWED to make certain changes to a bios. They may make some changes but NOT changes everywhere. NO you did not know that. DFI will not fix this quirk on their own. Nvidia and AMD and maybe in the overall scope of things Microsoft may have to assist with the O/s portions of failings.

     

    You guys are out into the realm where the 'answers' are not in yet. The answers may never be in to the extent we all wish for. This is a distinct possibility.

     

    And j.baker, I see you bought 2 sets and the two sets do not match by numbering you listed above. That is not good. 4 sticks of the same lot and all is the best way and in many cases the 'only' way to have good results. I am not saying that is your problem> but it certainly 'can' contribute to the overall mess.

     

    Try MMIO enable/Auto whatever it is to have it ON.

     

    RGone...

     

    First up. When I spoke to DFI they said that the boartd and chip should run with 4GB of memory.

     

    I am not overclocking my system, Ijust needed a motherbaord theat would take the X2 and still support my 6800U AGP card.

     

    Overclockers.co.uk suggested the DFI. Now they inform me that they will not accept the board back!! They refer me to DFI

     

    DFI want my memory, this is not going to happen. Would you ship 4GB of memory away for 3-4 weeks to someone you dont know?

     

    The BIOS is buggy, Cool 'n quiet does not work and it appears that DFI are not really interested in fixing it.

     

    DFI refered me to this forum, as they said that they could not help.

     

    I have spoken to Crucial and they will call me back tomorrow. Hopefully they can help, although the problem is not related to crucial.

     

    With referance to the two different part codes: I thought that as long as the banks were matched then that was not a problem.

     

    I am running XP Pro not home!


  4. I have 4x1GB modules and the BIOS still only sees 3GB of memory.

     

    I have just swapped 2 of the 1GB modules for 2 unbranded 1GB modules, and I am still getting the same problem.

     

    Memtest 86 only sees 3GB and the memory test appears ok.

     

    When speaking to DFI, they now want me to send my 4x1GB modules away for about 3-4 weeks so they can test it on their boards or go and buy new memory. This is something I can not really afford to do.


  5. I have a Crucial memory problem.

     

    My NF3-U had Crucial 2x1GB Kit

    16VDDT12864AG40BDB

    16VDDT12864AG40BDB

     

    These modules worked fine with Cas 3 and T2 timings.

     

    I then purchased

     

    Another Crucial 2x1GB Kit

     

    16VDDT12864AG40BD1

    16VDDT12864AG40BD1

     

    However the motherboard will only count upto 3GB.

     

    PC Wizzard can see the 4 1GB modules and report their speeds and serial numbers, but Windows and the BIOS cannot.

     

    I have spoken to DFI in holland, and I went thorough series of procedures to test if the memory was at fault.

     

    Here is what I have done so far (at the request of DFI)

     

    Yellow slot: 1GB

    Yellow slot: 1GB

    Orange slot: Empty

    Orange slot: Empty

    OK 2GB Memory detected

     

    Yellow slot: Empty

    Yellow slot: Empty

    Orange slot: 1GB

    Orange slot: 1GB

    OK 2GB Memory detected

     

    Yellow slot: 1GB

    Yellow slot: 1GB

    Orange slot: 1GB

    Orange slot: 1GB

    OK, but only 3GB memory detected!!!

     

    Yellow slot: EMPTY

    Yellow slot: 1GB

    Orange slot: 1GB

    Orange slot: 1GB

    Would not POST

     

    Yellow slot: 1GB

    Yellow slot: EMPTY

    Orange slot: 1GB

    Orange slot: 1GB

    Would not POST

     

    Yellow slot: 1GB

    Yellow slot: 1GB

    Orange slot: EMPTY

    Orange slot: 1GB

    Would not POST

     

    Yellow slot: 1GB

    Yellow slot: 1GB

    Orange slot: 1GB

    Orange slot: EMPTY

    Would not POST

     

     

    I was also told to increate the DDR voltage to 2.7V This made no differance. I have since returned this to 2.6V

     

    I have also installed 2X1GB and 2X512MB = 3GB and this works.

     

    Can anyone help?


  6. I currently have an Antec TruePower 500, but I have ordered an Akasa POWERPLUS 650W as the Antec only has a 20 pin connector.

     

    http://www.akasa.com.tw/akasa_english/spec...p650ff_bkv1.htm

     

    I had the choice of the Enermax 600 Watt PSU, but the Akasa look slightly better for the 12V rails.

     

    Opinions please?

     

    BTW, anyone know where the best place/thread to post about problems that I am having with my MB?

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