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  1. Oh, give me a break. Nobody said anything about anybody giving bad advice. Look at his original post and what the OP is asking. He seemed to be under the impression that it wouldn't work without a reformat. I was just pointing out that he could probably go ahead and plug it in and it will work. Nothing more, nothing less. You are absolutely correct that the the proper way to do it for an optimal system is to reformat and reload the OS. Probably do a clear CMOS as well. But, that's not what he was asking.
  2. Nobody called anybody a moron and there's nothing wrong with being AR. I'm just pointing out that he doesn't absolutely need to reformat to get it to work. What if there is some data he wants to retreive? You tell him he needs to reformat, so he does and loses his data when he could have done a PnP and gotten the data, the reformatted later.
  3. LOL...She learned how to use a proxy IP and thinks she's the next Kevin Mitnick. Kids these days...
  4. LOL...Here we go again! It's your PSU. No joke. If you don't believe us, just do a search in the forums. You should consider yourself lucky that you got as much use as you did from that PSU. Now, go buy a DFI recommended PSU and you will be amazed at how much better your system runs.
  5. All you need to do is setup the array correctly in the BIOS and enable the SATA ports. Once that is setup you can plug into any 2 ports on the controller and it will recognize the array. I have played with this on my system, and so have some other people. We were just discussing this the other day.
  6. These guys are anal retentive. They will tell you that you absolutely have to reload you OS when swapping from a single core to a dual core CPU. As most people here can attest, it may be recommended, but it's damn sure not necessary. Plug in the OS array and see what happens. Leave the array with your sensitive data out of the system until you feel comfortable...Or, just go ahead and format everything and reload. It's not like you have a whole lot of choices that you need to make regarding this situation.
  7. Make sure the one stick is in the outside orange slot- closest to the edge of the board.
  8. Look in the stock speed database to see if anyone has posted timings for your RAM. Actually, I went ahead and looked it up for you. Here's a link to the Corsair thread. I don't know if your RAM is there, but take a look.
  9. Probably memory timings. Is everything stock (no OC and no over volt)? Put one stick of RAM in the outer orange slot, boot into the BIOS and load optimized defaults. Then reboot, go back into the BIOS and set your RAM timings. I'm glad the PSU fixed the problem...You owe me a dollar.
  10. Great! Yes, absolutely use those RAM sinks. I'm sure you know this, but I'll reiterate- Heat kills electronics. A word of caution regarding those RAM sinks- Use a good thermal adhesive to attach them. You DO NOT want a RAM sink falling off and shorting something!
  11. Try a minimum build and see what happens. Mobo/CPU, 1 stick RAM outer orange slot, vid card. If it fires up, start adding components until it doesn't fire up any more. EDIT: From reading your post above, it seems that you are already attempting the minimum build. I read the part where you said that you powered another system with this PSU at least 3 times and it went right out of my head. Just because it will work on that other system does not mean it will work with this one- I know it worked before, I read that part. Believe me, you hang around here long enough, you will see this same issue over and over and over. With all of that said, I think you need to try the proper long CMOS clear. As mentioned and linked above. Some people have suggested this in relation to the supposed "cold boot" problem. The thing is that a recommended PSU virtually always fixes the cold boot problem. So, take that for what it's worth.
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