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  1. Have you run MemTest on your memory to be sure that it is working ok? If not, make sure you enable it using the genie settings in the BIOS, right down the bottom. Run tests 5 and 8 for 10+ passes each, and then restart and allow it to run over night with all tests.

     

    If you receive any errors try one stick at a time in the topmost orange slot. These boards can be quite picky, so memory errors will usually indicate that some of the secondary timings are wrong/out...


  2. When American personality was asked why he thought Georgey was elected?

    He said "we only did it to prove that us Americans can be ironical too." lol

     

    Which is largely funny because it just proves that even after all this time taking the p1ss - americans still don't know what irony is... ;o)

     

    P.S. If all that hoopla doesn't get you flummoxed, feel free to assissinate a grubby scapegoat... (etc, etc ;o)


  3. My understanding is the ATX 2.2 standard indicates that the 12V rail should stay within +/-5% of 12.00 (ie. 11.4 - 12.6), although these really have to be measured with a DMM when under load... Also, when under peak loading this can go out to +/-10%, so 10.8 - 13.2.


  4. I have a sneaky feeling this is the same problem that i've been seeing posted on boards around the place with relation to the newer nVidia display drivers... Can you try rolling the drivers back to 84.21 for me and see if that fixes your issue? Note: you should uninstall the drivers using add/remove programs - then reboot into safe mode and use driver cleaner pro to remove the display drivers, then install again from scratch.

     

    If this works, then you can still use the newer drivers (if you really _HAVE_ to) by using the Display Properties/Advanced/Troubleshoot screen and drop the slider back 3 (three) levels...


  5. Definately try a long CMOS clear. This has been known to fix no boot problems very similar to yours. If you miss any step (such as you don't have a PS/2 keyboard) then your results will be invalid, and you'll have to start again...

     

    If you continue to have problems, go back to square one - minimum build outside of the case. If you get a boot, add your hardware one at a time to see where the issue lies?


  6. Are you following the build guide shown here as a sticky? Even if you've built machines before, it is good to follow it as it has helped countless people get up and running...

     

    Firstly though, these boards will not normally run well (or at all) on optimised defaults. You'll need to enter specific timings for your RAM. Check the stock speed database for some settings for your RAM. Remember, these boards are picky - but that's where the speed and power come from... Also, you should be initially booting with only 1 stick in the furthest orange slot from the CPU, then loading optimised defaults, then entering your specific timings into the genie settings.

     

    FYI: You need to add a sig with all your components. It's in the rules you agreed to - the mods will ban you for a few days if you don't add one...


  7. Are you following the build sticky posted in this forum? You should read it - but to get you started, you should be trying to boot with only one stick installed in the furthest orange slot from the CPU...

     

    Try the CMOS clear mentioned above - if you miss any step (such as because you don't have a PS/2 keyboard) then it will be invalid and you'll have to start again...

     

    P.S. Add a sig. with all your gear. It's in the rules and the mod's will ban you if you don't follow them ;o)


  8. Usually, you should have them in the orange slots (ie. 2 and 4 on your board from the top down). That said, some people get better/more stable results from the yellow - it can just depend on the board and your individual sticks...

     

    There is some sequence of key presses (sorry, can't rememer - but i think it lists them down the bottom of the screen) to get it to just run one test over and over again - you just do that and choose test 5, then again for test 8, and then just get it to do all tests and leave it running... Let us know how the testing gets on and we'll go from there.


  9. MemTest is in the genie settings - just set to enable and then run tests 5 and 8 for 10+ passes each, and if that is ok run all tests and leave to run overnight... If you get any errors whatsoever, you can stop it and try each stick individually in the top most orange slot. If only one errors, then you have a problem. If both error, then it is more likely just incorrect secondary timings, etc.

     

    Oh, and if it passes then we'll have to try and find another cause ;o)


  10. I'm going to add my 2c to this too, and jump onto the PSU bandwagon. It doesn't take much to overload the rail(s) on your PSU. I only run 3 HDD's in my machine, on a FSP FX600 which has 4 rails at 18A each. I can tell you from personal experience, it does make a difference how they are hooked up. If i try and run all 3 off the same rail, then i'll get occasional boot issues. Your PSU only has 24A total, and you're trying to make it do a whole lot more work - if you see what i mean...?

     

    Anyway, just some late night thoughts...


  11. Cheers for the comments, at this stage i suspect that my Point of View 7800GTX just doesn't like the 91.47. It has always run fine previously, i was updating to see if i can squeeze anything extra out of it before i sell up and move onto something a little bigger/better...

     

    I'll have to rerun some 3D tests - i also found a version of 91.33 that ExRoadie mentioned so i might try that too just to see...


  12. hmmm, yeah figured that people would have them working... maybe it just doesn't like my hardware then, might be a good excuse to spend some more money on a new card or card(s)...? That said - I haven't had any problems since i switched back to the 84.21 drivers (yet!?!)...


  13. Anyone using these yet? I've had problems since i updated to these the other day - screen locks up coming out of full screen mode (ie. going back to desktop). I noticed it first coming out of FEAR Combat - but it does this even in the dxdiag tests, which seemed weird. I've tried uninstalling, driverclean and reinstall - no difference. i've uninstalled, driverclean, and rolled back to the 84.21 - but i'm just wondering if anyone else has seen the problem...?

     

    Oh, for the record you can reset the screen with a windows-L (logout) and then just reenter windows... seems to reset the screen, but annoying...


  14. If you update your BIOS, or change core hardware in your system (like the PSU, or CPU) you should always do your stability test again from scratch - starting with a full MemTest run. Your new BIOS may require different settings to your original one. Also, Optimised Defaults will often not work with these boards. You should find some known good settings for your memory/cpu and work from there... Check the stock speed database, or bleedinedge OCZ forums for more info...


  15. If you get your board back (assuming you've already sent it off for RMA) and it still doens't work - i'd really suggest that you try with a different PSU if you can get your hands on one, ie. different make/model. There have been quite a few problems reported with some of the Antec PSU's, specific to them not providing good clean voltage on startup...

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