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  1. That's an amazing price on the OCZ, thanks! It looks like it's either come down to that or the HX620 for me. Here's one more (and hopefully the last) question: I forgot to mention this before, but I did notice something a little strange a few months ago that could be related to my PSU. Every now and then, even in my old case, the single case fan I had at the time would just suddenly ramp way up in speed for no apparent reason, seemingly above even the highest speeds it should normally be spinning at. I thought it might be due to the temperature settings on the DFI (it was actually connected to the motherboard by the 3-pin connector at the time), but after swapping it out for a fan of the same model that had a 4-pin molex connector instead and attaching it to the PSU, it continued to do it. The exhaust fan was also set to be fully on after the PWMIC reached 25C in the BIOS, so there's no reason why my motherboard should have been doing that. Could this be some sort of weird voltage fluctuation in the PSU that's causing the fans to do that, and is also maybe the cause of these problems? I was reminded of this when I heard one of the (completely new) fans in my P180 spin up exactly like the old one did for about 30-45 seconds before going back down last night. Either way, I think I'll be ordering one of these PSUs by tomorrow. Thanks very much for all of your help so far!
  2. Definitely not going to be going SLI, ever. I took a look at the Corsair 620 earlier, but it's quite pricey on Newegg right now, around $180 or so. I haven't had any crashes today after upping the memory voltage again. Maybe I'll just leave things as they are and hope it survives for another 3-4 months before I upgrade. Seems kind of ridiculous to leave this board at stock settings and the memory timings that high for stock speeds with PC4400 memory, but I guess it's better than having a computer that doesn't work at all.
  3. Hmm, well, I'm not really sure what to do at this point. It's much more stable than it was before, but I still got one BSOD last night before turning it off. I've got both sticks of RAM back in now and I'm running at 2.8V with 3-4-4-8 timings. I still have the nagging feeling that there's something wrong with the motherboard, but it wouldn't kill me to order a new power supply. From what you guys are saying, it sounds like the NeoPower was barely enough to begin with, and I'll need a new power supply when I upgrade anyhow. If I do decide to get a new one, what would be a good choice? It seems like the OCZ GameXStream 600W is recommended around here, though it doesn't seem to be modular. Not a huge problem, but it's somewhat difficult to route the power cables through the Antec P180 as it is, and my modular NeoPower definitely made it a bit easier. I'd hope the cables would be long enough for the P180, too. I'm planning on upgrading to a Conroe based system eventually (probably an E6400 or E6600 with 2GB of memory), so I hope it would be enough for that. Assuming the new power supply doesn't resolve it, I guess it would be safe to say I've exhausted all other options at this point and should just buy a new board to tide me over until I upgrade. :/ Thanks very much for your help!
  4. Just checked the standoffs, there aren't any extra ones. I also tried clearing the CMOS with the above method, and it rebooted before it got into Windows. The battery was out for about 45 minutes, and the jumper was set on clear for around 30. Sorry about not specifying whether I'd tried clearing it from the jumper by the way -- I hadn't. I'd forgotten about that entirely, actually. It'd be pretty strange if the power supply had just suddenly died. It was working fine before the switch over, and the only thing that's changed at all besides the case itself is the addition of three case fans, all of which run at a lower voltage than my old one did. I did also try disconnecting my sound card, one of the hard drives and my DVD drive earlier, and had no luck. There's also the fact that it seemed to be just fine after popping the battery for the first time and leaving the BIOS settings alone completely, it was on for a good two hours or so running Super Pi. Buying a new one definitely isn't out of the question if that is the problem, but it just seems like it's not right now. Thanks for all of the replies so far! edit: Weird. I did just get it to start, and it seems to be all right. I had to increase the DDR voltage to 2.7V and increase the timings to 3-4-4-8 though. Back before all of this happened, I believe I was running at 2-3-3-6 with a voltage of 2.7V. :/
  5. Sorry, totally slipped my mind. I'm a little tired, I've been working on this for over a day straight now. Signature added. Also, I forgot to mention that I have plugged in all four power connectors to the board, I know how unstable it is without those.
  6. My NF4-D seems to have fried itself after stable operation for well over a year now. The problems all started when I moved my hardware over from my old case to a new one, an Antec P180. Ever since then, I've gotten spotaneous reboots, complete shut downs, BSODs, and other odd behavior -- even in the BIOS. I've tried everything I can think of. I've reset the board to defaults, removed any components I don't absolutely need in order to get the system started, and reinstalled Windows. The only two things I've had any luck with at all have been moving the memory from another computer (which also has an NF4-D) over and then reinstalling Windows (which was the only way I could get it stable enough to do so). This lead me to believe it might be a memory problem, but I transferred my "bad" memory over to the other computer's NF4-D and ran a 16M SuperPi test with absolutely no problems -- this computer can't run even a 1M test for more than 1-10 seconds without erroring, if it gets into Windows at all. After trying that, I turned off the power to the board and left the BIOS battery out for about 25 minutes, then put everything back in. It seemed to work after that and I was able to complete an entire 32M test in SuperPi without any problems, but after restarting and changing the CAS latency in the BIOS (only thing I changed) from Auto to 2.5, it started rebooting itself again, even after changing it back. I've popped the battery out again and I'm hoping it will at least be stable enough to run for a few days while I order a new board if I avoid changing any settings in the BIOS. I'm really at my wits end here, and I can't see any other possible causes for this other than the motherboard. I was extremely careful when transferring the components over and took all of the usual precautions -- I doubt anything was actually physically damaged during that, and as I said earlier, everything was working fine before this. Does anyone have any suggestions? I really can't think of anything else to try other than throwing this thing out and buying a new board.
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