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  1. I agree with watsonte. The first thing item I would suspect is the PSU
  2. TMOD's BIOS CD contains all the Expert BIOS versions. Linkage. It's over in the BIOS Factory Edit: I believe a lot of people are using the 11/02 BIOS, primarily for SLI reasons. There's a threqad somewhere with Game issues for the BIOS. Beyond that, don't have a booard so can't comment further You can also get a "spare" BIOS chip from TMOD which may help you out
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    Sharp Aquos LC-45GD7U

    ^What slingn said. When I bought mine, a few years ago, I studied up over at avsforum. Ended up going with the 42" Panasonic plasma monitor, with my own surround sound system. Bought it from VisualApex. Great bunch of people
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    Computer Troubles

    Try removing the mobo from the case, and on non conductive surface. Use a minimal build (1 stick of ram orange slot farthest from CPU, CPU, vid card). Clear CMOS You're mobo may be shorting out in the case
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    Random Self Forced Shutdown

    In that price range: OCZ GameXstream 600W OCZ GameXstream 700W For the $30 diff in price, go with the 700W
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    PSU for OC x1900xtx and oc 165

    FWIW I will be receiving my new x1900xtx today from Newegg (the brown truck says its out for delivery). I also just upgraded to the Fortron 700W. Should be installed in the next day or 2. Will post back results (and they better be good) EDIT: The Fortron and OCZ's have similar specs because as I understand it, OCZ GameExtreme's are rebadged Fortron Epsilon's
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    new mobo help req...pls

    I run the full memtest overnight. Some on the forum also recommend 25 passes of Test #5
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    OZC RAM Problem

    With 1 stick in orange slot farthest from CPU, clear cmos?
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    OZC RAM Problem

    If you are trying to mix the OCZ and Kingston, good luck. These boards do not like mis-matched pairs. You will likely spend a lot of time trying to find loose Genie BIOS settings, if you even can. Run one stick in the orange slot farthest from CPU
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    City of Heroes crashes once a days

    Have you looked in Event Viewer for error messages? Post Back
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    Possible PSU problem?

    If I remember correctly, the rule of thumb is +/- 5%. On the 3.3 rail, that would mean 3.14 - 3.47 Is the PSU new? Does it have adjustable rails? I would look into it.
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    Weird DFI Board

    Couldn't agree more...
  13. Personally, I would go higher than the OCZ Powerstream 520. The new breed of vid cards draw a huge amount of juice. Why buy a PSU now, that you will need to upgrade in 6 months. I would go with the Fortron FX 700 GLN or something along those lines (ie the new gamer series (sp ?) from OCZ
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    Nvidia Firewall cause problems?

    The random reboot can be caused by a number of issues. I'll start with a few based on the minimal info you've provided: Have you run memtest to confirm RAM stability? Have you run OCCT/Prime95/3dMARK03 or 05? How are your 12V rails? Based on the info I gathered here bfore my build, I did not install the nVidia firewall. I used a router to provide that service, even before I bought a DFI board. If you uninstall the Active Armor (firewall), is the machine stable?
  15. I agreeon the PSU upgrade. Unfortunately the PSU guide is a bit out of date. If you plan on upgrading the rig in the future to high end graphics, esp high end SLI's, the newer cards draw a huge amount of juice. Translated this means some of the PSU's in the guide are under powered. I jut upgraded my PSU to this one: Fortron FX 700-GLN. OCZ also has a new high power line out, not sure of the models though