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  1. Hi, There are (as you know) 4 SATA ports on the board. Ports 1 and 2 seem to be supported by the nF3 chipset. It is the other two ports i am worried about. Do I need to install drivers to get them to work? If so where do I find the drivers? roystont5038
  2. Hi, I have the DFI Lanparty UT Ultra D motherboard, with Nvidia nForce 3 Ultra chipset. I would like to fit a new SATA II HDD to the SATA 1 port on the motherboard. I will use this new drive to hold the Vista operating system I am going to install. Please tell me what drivers I will need in order to be able to use the new SATA II HDD, and where I should look for them. If it is not too much trouble please also give me a step by step procedure in order to fit and use the the new SATA drive. (In case this is of any help - there is no Raid or SCSI device showing in my Device Manager. OS is WinXP Pro SP2) (The DFI Users Manual lists the two SATA ports 1 and 2 as "Two Serial ATA ports supported by Marvell SATA PHY"). Many thanks, roystont5038
  3. OldGuy Hi, The SATA drive I have does not do anything related to the operating system. it simply holds the game files. Do you consider that it is interfering with the booting up into windows? I can very easily disconnect it if it is causing trouble. If it is not too much trouble, please give me the settings of your RAM in the bios. Do you think that there are any critical settings in the bios I am missing which may be causing the blue screens? Many Thanks roystont5038
  4. Hi, I too got exactly the same blue screens AbsoLoot mentions. Has anyone successfully run the C19 bios with a Venice CPU? Please post here. many thanks roystont5038
  5. Hi, I am reading this thread with interest since I have been having difficulty with the C19 bios. I have installed the C19 bios 4 times, using different bios flashing methods. Each time the bios was flashed successfully. I did always clear the CMOS, and set optimised settings, both before and after the flashing. But the computer would not boot into windows. Every time there was a blue screen, giving mostly different reasons for appearing. So reluctantly I had to go back to the 711 bios, which has been rock solid and reliable for nearly one year. The reason I want to flash the bios is because I want to upgrade my CPU to, possibly, the X2 4800+. Can anyone tell me whether there are any settings I can make in the C19 bios immediately after flashing (and optimising), so that the computer may boot into windows XP. One characteristic of the C19 bios was that it set the RAM at 1T. My computer has never been able to run at 1T, so I changed the bios to 2T. But it still did not enable WinXP to run. Perhaps there may be one or two other settings I need to make? Many thanks roystont5038.
  6. Hi, and thanks. Your comments are appreciated. I have been pointed in the right direction. Roystont5038
  7. Hi, I now propose to upgrade my CPU to the AMD Athlon X2 dual core 4800+ CPU. I believe that much more is involved than simply pulling out the existing single core CPU, dropping in the double core CPU - and good to go. I think files, drivers, fixes, and clean installing Windows XP may be needed, amongst others. Will you please give me a procedure, or a link, for upgrading to a dual core processor on my DFI LP nF3 UT Ultra-D motherboard. Many thanks roystont5038.
  8. Hi, Many thanks. Did'nt know that. I had tried to update to the C19 Bios, it installed, but the computer would not run on it. I also tried to update to the 824 bios and still the computer would not run on it. I had done all the clearing of CMOS, and loading of optimised defaults etc. Seems like I can only run the 711 bios on which it is rock solid. That is why I am interested in TMOD CD just in case it may be able to help me update the bios so that I can confidently upgrade the CPU to the X2 4800+. Roystont5038.
  9. Hi, I have read such good things about Tmod's CD, that I would like to use it. So I downloaded ver 7.0, unrared it, burned the iso file to a CD. When I opened the CD, I found .BM1, .EZB, .IMA, .IMG files, and a few others. The .txt file was blank. My problem is that I do not know how to put those files into use. Clicking on them only brings up a message that windows cannot open them. Please tell me what I have to do to open those files so that I can use them. Particularly those dealing with BIOSes for the DFI Lanparty nF3 Ultra-D. Many thanks roystont5038
  10. Hi, I have tried on four separate ocassions to run the C19 bios, but had to abort because it would not boot windows. Variously worded blue screens always intervened. I am now back on 711, which runs rock solid and totally reliable. I wanted to have the C19, because I wanted to upgrade to the X2 4800+ CPU (or better). Please post whether you have managed to run the C19 bios reliably, and how you did it. roystont5038 roystont5038
  11. Sorry. Typing error in above post. Pressed the wrong key. Anyway, I was going to say that I have actully tried to run Bios 19/12 about 4 separate times. Each time i had to abort (with great difficulty) because windows would not boot. Variously worded blue screens intervened. So I am still with Bios 711, and still in two minds whether it is worth spending a fair amount of money to try to upgrade to the X2 4800+. roystont5038 What do I do if the 711 Bios does not recognise the 4800+?
  12. Hi, Has anyone a ctually installed an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ dual 2400 MHZ CPU on a DFI Lanparty UT Ultra-D motherboard running the 711 BIOS? Please share your experience. Roystont5038
  13. Hi, If you have successfully installed an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Dual 2400MHz CPU on an DFI nF3 Lanparty UT Ultra-D motherboard with the 711 BIOS, please share your total experience with me (and the readers of this forum). Thank you roystont5038.
  14. Yes they are. My computer has been working faultlessly since July 2005. It is only very recently that I have been trying various changes - so far unsucessfully. Please allow me to detail my most recent experience trying to update the BIOS. I used WinFlash to load Bios nf3udc19. Loaded OK. Booted into BIOS with warning: "The boot devices have been changed. BBS boot priority will be affected. Please enter settings to check" I did so, enabled Floppy A. Also changed memory 1T to 2T. rebooted. Windows loading logo with blue squares appeared one peep another one peep rebooted by itself Inresponse to windows screen question, selected 'last known good config' Windows loading logo 1 peep blue screen. "IRQL_NOY_LESS_OR_EQUAL. Stop 0x0000000A I shut down, power off. Restarted Windows loading logo 1 peep another 1 peep self rebooted windows staring logo Blue screen PFN_LIST_CORRUPT. 0x00000004E At this point I gave up, and reinstalled BIOS 711 and recovered back to where i started from. I have not detailed where in-betweeen times, I removed power, removed battery, cleared CMOS and restarted. Can you please advise me what to try next so that BIOS C19 will work. Many thanks roystont5038.
  15. Sory, forgot to mention that the reason I tried to update to C19 bios, is because it says the this bios will support the FX60 CPU. Similarly the 824 bios will support E4 AMD CPUs.
  16. Many thanks for your informative responses. I found the 'C19' bios and attempted to update my '711' bios. I did jump through all the hoops necessary before and after updating a Bios. But my computer would not load windows,. Just a variety of blue screens. I did find that 1T was automatically selected by this bios. My computer has never been able to run at 1T, so I changed it in the Bios to 2T. Still would not load windows. The same story for Bios 824, I did not try 815. Any advice or help you can give? roystont5038
  17. Hi, Sorry that I am unable to help you, but clearing the BIOS, maybe upgrading it too, seems a good starting point. You can follow the detailed instructions on upgrading BIOS given on the DFI website. It is very straight forward. Will you please post on this forum how you got on. I am very interested as I intend to upgrade to a similar fast CPU you have. Do you run the game Oblivion? Palmer.
  18. Hi, In response to my request for help, I have been advised on this forum that the Lanparty UT nF3 Ultra-D motherboard supports AMD FX and X2 CPUs, provided I upgrade my BIOS. Good. When I looked to upgrade my BIOS for this board, the most recent on the DFI website was the NF3ID711 dated 21 July 2005. What I really want to do is to instal a meaningful upgrade to my CPU, say the latest AMD FX CPU the FX60 which came out in January 2006. Or even the X2 4800+, both of which are not listed on the DFI website as supported by my motherboard. So essentially my question is - is it possible/advisable to instal a CPU not in the DFI list as supported by my motherboard? Will it be recognised in the BIOS, and by Windows? Will I be able to set it in the BIOS to the multiplier (13) and other settings needed for it to work at its full capacity? Many thanks for your advice Palmer.
  19. Thanks for your response. Re BIOS updates - I just downloaded NF3ID711. Just to be sure - is this the latest most recent version available?
  20. Hi, I have a DFI LanParty UT nF3 Ultra d motherboard, first put into service on 30 July 2005. Will you please tell me whether this motherboard will fully support an AMD Athlon 64 FX 57, 2.8GHZ socket 939, 1MB L2 Cache, CPU? In general, will it support the X2 Dual core CPUs? I did look in the DFI website and it shows a nF3, AGP, (like mine), motherboard which is stated to support AMD FX as well as X2 CPUs, but there is a highlighted comment which says 'NEW'. Considering that my motherboard is a full one year old design, I would guess that it does not qualify as 'NEW'. And this is the reason I ask for advice on this forum. Many thanks, roystont5038.
  21. Hi, Do you run with all four memory slots filled? If so please tell me what make, rating, etc., and what settings you run at and what problems have been encountered. I would like to fill the two vacant memory slots, provided there will be no problems. Many thanks roystont5038
  22. Hi, Please see my signature below to find that I currently have 1GB Corsair twin memory. All is working well. But I have now developed an itch to fill the two vacant memory slots on my motherboard, with two more 512MB memory sticks. Plese recommend a rating and memory maker other than Corsair, which is too expensive. I do not mean a cheap memory, I mean a memory cheaper than Corsair, which will not cause problems on the board. Many thanks, Roystont5038
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