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  1. Actually, i had a quick look at the specs of your PSU before i posted. I'm not suggesting that it cannot run your rig - just that it may have deteriorated over time... if you have another PSU you can switch in, i'd definately recommend you try it out...

     

    Also Smartguardian cannot really tell you much about your stability. You need to measure your PSU like this to be sure...


  2. Tmod's BIOS CD is here. Have a read up before you do anything - flashing the BIOS isn't something you should do unless you are really sure.

     

    RE: the SATA ports - do you have the correct ones enabled in the BIOS? If you've been resetting the CMOS you'll have to go back in and make all these changes again...

     

    RE: Your IDE drive - do you have the correct master/slave jumper set on the drive itself?


  3. check for shorts between the case and the board/components. Chances are you've probably either knocked something slightly loose (try reseating everything), or the stand-offs aren't working and it's shorting out somewhere, possibly behind the board?

     

    you tried taking it out again i assume? does it post correctly again once you do that?


  4. What BIOS version are you running - I wouldn't normally recommend it, but have you tried flashing to a newer and/or different one. If you consider it, use Tmods BIOS CD (check the BIOS factory on this site). It is by far the safest way to flash a bios for these boards. If I was you, i'd use the 704-2bta (Big Toe modded BIOS) as people have reported it is very RAM friendly...

     

    If you are considering this as an option, don't forget you'll need to clear CMOS afterwards, load optimised defaults and then enter your timings again... NOTE: dont load anything from CMOS reloaded! Check that the settings are OK using MemTest again just to be sure then see if your problems are still occuring...

     

    Problem is, if it is your PSU - then none of this is going to make a scratch of difference ;o)


  5. If you are following the build guide, you should be booting with only the one stick in the furthest orange slot from the CPU (assume this is the same for the Venus - sorry, don't have the board). Also, try the full CMOS clear (linkage in sig) as this is known to fix non-boot problems like yours... try the short one first - and if no luck try the 8hrs/24hrs...

     

    Good luck ;o)


  6. Yeah RGone, my thoughts exactly - although for some strange reason mine came out in far fewer words... and also bizarrely involving less trailer trash & hooker references (i've shocked myself with that really - i must be getting old ;o) Then again - it's still morning in your neck of the woods, and i'm no morning person myself, haha

     

    Anyways, it's really easy to overload the rails if you aren't thinking about what you're doing. I mean, obviously the connectors are labelled for a reason - and it does matter. OG, try and balance your load as well as possible - and i'm sure your power related problems will just seem like a bad dream ;o)


  7. In addition to the advice already given, i'd run each stick individually in the topmost orange slot. If only one gives errors at your settings then you're up for an RMA... If they both give errors, then more likely your timings are way off. Also, you could try the 704-2bta BIOS (See Tony's BIOS CD) - which is notoriously memory friendly for these boards...


  8. @DaddyJaxx: the 165 and x2 4400 are both dual core processors - so the drivers are in fact the same... You wouldn't (well, shouldn't - it is microsoft after all... ) need to uninstall drivers, etc as you point out... Single to dual is a whole different animal...

     

    Also, as Praz pointed out - MemTest is your friend. Particularly if you're upgrading from older chips to newer ones... There's always a chance that BIOS settings can be different as you have an onboard memory controller...

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