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Shinzoy

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  1. I had an issue where the final version of vista failed to install because of a lack of drivers for the SIL3114 If you have a XP setup on c: and you try to install vista on another partition and the install fails and you cannot get back into xp run this command from the command prompt in the vista setup to return the boot sector to windows XP. Executed bootsect.exe as follows: X:Bootbootsect.exe /nt52 C: /force (X is the drive letter of the CD/DVD drive where you inserted the Windows Vista DVD) Reboot the machine I hope this helps someone, it took me a few days to locate this.
  2. Hi all, been a while since i have been here as my rig went well from setup and i have yet to have issues, so in the last week i find out that HL2 64 bit is out so it gives me icentive to go and install Windows XP 64 bit on a different partition, so i grabbed the raid 64 drivers from DFI for my motherboard and set myself up with a floppy and reboot. i start the windows setup and enter F6 and it shows both the raid driver and mass storage driver both show required so i select both and continue, just as it gets into the starting windows setup screen the screen just stays at that screen setup and seems to lock, it never makes it to press enter for install. i am not sure what could cause that to happen, regular XP setup starts up fine. Im just looking for ideas as to what can cause this, it is my first xp 64 setup but i figured at the very least it should make it to the setup screen.
  3. Thanks Boppo for clarification, I have a question for you xanoo, have you tried to set the ram to ratio 100 MHZ and HTT to 3 and try to just increasing your processor to find your max cpu and with ram and HTT underclocked you should easilly pass (2.4 stock) and OC it at least to 2.7 if Super PI fails before 2.4 then RMA your processor. if you can bring the processor past 2.4 then bring the multi down to 7 and deal with just the memory by itself. testing individually might point to a weak part in your machine. I followed these steps with my new rig and because i knew the faulire of all my parts it was easy to balance after.
  4. unless i got this wrong you wrote "I've been using the system now for 2 months stable at 2100 MHZ (2400 should be stock). " if you have an X2 3800 stock is 2GHZ not 2.4, mine started at 2000 and capped @ 2520
  5. wow thats messed up, yea its a typo, i had meant 2520
  6. I have a hard time believing that a new rig like i have cannot get more than 2 frames a second on the second blimp test. I am running @2500MHZ CPU and 250FSB @ 1T. HTT ratio is at 4 and my system is stable and has not crashed, i run 3dmark and i get to the second blimp test and my framerates are at 2 and 1 on a brand new BFG 7800 GT. Is there something not right or is the test that hard to do, i expected it to be tough but its hard to let it ride the rest of the test when it chokes like that. I should mention i set affinity to cpu 1 any advice would be nice, maybe i have overlooked something.
  7. If you look at my sig i got the 90C with the panaflo, my machine is quiet and with a 500MHZ overclock on full load i do not go higher than 38 degree. it is well worth the money.
  8. LOL, yes i knew that was not the nf4 chip, i did not know it by name mind you but i wanted clarification for what was posted with the picture, i was very speciffic in my question, as my temperature was for the NF4 chipset and the vid card is going across the top of it, one thing im not used to is dealing with airflow issues when other components ar interfering with others. i would like to see the temp below 40. mind you im not upto speed on what the PWMIC chip does axactly but i do know that area of my board has alot of airflow.
  9. So if i get this right, in the motherboard temperature setting the one that sais NF4 chipset and 44 degrees is the one in your diagram? because the airflow where you point out i have alot of airflow, im refering to the fan that comes with the motherboard, is that not the NF4 chipset?
  10. I take it you have the same issue with your card going over your fan, is there any problems with your card touching your new fan?
  11. Hi, i started my overclocking tests last night, under clocked my memory and found my max CPU @ 2520MHZ for my X2 3800, im happy with it. My temp on load for the processor never went above 38 degree, howerver my chipset was at 44 degrees. I know its not that big a deal but i was thinking my video card is such a big ***ch that she goes right across the chipset fan over to the other side, well a 7800GT will have heat of its own right above the fan and partially add resistence to air movement from the chipset. is it worth it for me to add another fan just to blow additional air over the chipset. does anyone else have the same issues. BTW i did remove the chipset fan and added AS5 after a thorough cleaning before adding the system board. Edited : oct 26
  12. You might try them on another system to test your HDD's, you could also try to Flash BIOS again to another version just to test. Then you can assume if HDD's are working fine in another system and with a new BIOS in it that if you hook up the IDE cables to them and it hangs again your raid controler maybe shot. also i did not see what powersuply you are using.
  13. yea i had googled it, just couls not find it, comes down to seach criteria, thanks so much.
  14. Im coming across a small problem while putting the case together. Tha Armor case comes with external hookups at the top of the case that add iEEE1394, 2 USB and audio jacks for headset and microphone these are all individual wires not a harness plug, i want to set it up in my case but the problem is the only setup i can follow is that of the onboard audio, the individual wirering wires are discribed in detail in the Ultra d manual, however I have a platinum ZS audigy 2 so i do not want to wire it to the onboard audio. I bought the card OEM so it did not come with the external controler bay. So i go to http://files.americas.creative.com/manuald...61/Aud2Plat.pdf so number 14 Audio Extention Controler (AD_EXT) all it has it set for is for their own player no discription of the different wires, i cannot locate a diagram of the pins to individually plug them in, does anyone know or can refer me to a propper diagram, i have exausted my internet search.
  15. Im new to these boards and i have yet to see a post that said why not to install these. can you tell me why these are not to be installed.
  16. Tomorow i buy the final parts to my rig, my processor and my heatsinc. I have been planning on buying the Zalman 7700-CU but here is the kicker, i need active cooling for the ram so i got an 80MM Panaflo fan exactly above the ram that will be blowing directly down on my ram so im wondering if i should bother with such a huge sync. My case consists of 1 - 120MM in the front of the case 1 - 120MM in the back just above the first slot left of CPU 1 - 80MM just above the 120MM just mentioned exiting air right beside the PWSPLY Powersuply has a 120MM fan that will be sitting sideways taking air along with the 80MM fan At the top of the case for the top 90X90 fan http://www.thermaltake.com/xaserCase/armor...s/va8000bws.htm this case is just one big breathing box, lots of airflow I have never bothered asking a forum for input into buying my parts but it is the first forum that i have been part of that i can see that everyone in here know their stuff. I would like to know good alternative syncs that would give me a good processor cooling or should i stick with a 120MM Zalman.
  17. You can also see if windows disk management can see it, i know with my current system when i added my raptor to copy files over for the new system the only thing i could do is make volumes with it. Also you should be able to get into your SATA setup on boot to see if you can partition it, I think for DFI its F10 on boot up, sory have yet to see my new board. EDIT : PS you should do your sig, they are big on this forum for having this info, for more info read the rules at the top of the forum.
  18. Wow that is a really tight mem settings, just like advertised, that builds my confidence, also have you played Far Cry 64 bit? i heard it was amazing to play in 64 bit Also i see you have the same fan as i do is it enough to cool the ram or do you have a direct fan apllied directly to them.
  19. My pieces have shipped and i will be building my new rig later this week. I am leaving an XP3200 processor system and going into 64 bit for the first time. I have been doing nothing but reading in the forum here for the last 2 weeks learning what i could about 64 bit and over clocking as it is something i want to learn, also wanted to know the likely troubles i might encounter. I have a few questions that i would like input on. 1 - I do not see allot of references to Windows XP PRO 64 bit, is there alot of people here that use it, because with my MSDN membership i have access to both OS and was planning on having a dual boot system, is there allot of DFI users here that run 64 bit OS. i know there is not allot of gaming support yet for a 64 bit OS but want to know if any of you have it installed and if there is allot of problems with Win XP PRO 64. 2 - I have read so many posts here that display most users are using Gael or OCZ ram, When i was getting my components together and looking at the parts i was going to put together, a friend of mine pointed me to Mushkin Redline PC4000 DDR500. I have seen very few users here that i see actually use Mushkin, i have read a post where Angry has mentioned that OCZ ram is the ram that is most compatible for DFI boards, I did read up on Mushkin and these were designed specifically for the DFI boards and all reviews on them showed them to be as good as the OCZ gold. What it comes down to is i thought i did my homework before buying (did not know of this forum yet), did i get good ram for my Lan Party Ultra D? Any constructive reply would be nice, it is my first 64 bit system im putting together and im a novice at overclocking. Thanks
  20. Thanks allot guys that helps, i was not sure if i needed additional cooling with all the air flow that will be going thru the case but i did not take into account the two slots at the top might not get enough... another fan it is
  21. Hello All, this is my first time as a new owner of a DFI, I Have enjoyed reading several posts and tried to get information specific to my setup thru search but came up empty. I am buying the redline 1GB pc 4000 to go with my spanking new shiny motherboard the NF4 ultra D and the ram has to have active cooling, the case im using is the thermaltake Armor VA8000S. with 4 120MM fans 2 in front and 2 in back as well as a 80MM fan on top. Will the Zalman 120MM fan be good enough for cooling the memory or will i need another fan directly for the memory, if anyone has a similar setup input would be apreciated.
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