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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16817104015 I've not seen one that listed four +12V rails (?) b4: Output [email protected],[email protected],[email protected],[email protected],[email protected],[email protected],[email protected],[email protected] SLI certified. Is it appropriate/correct to add up the four rails and conclude it provides 60A total?
  2. How are the drives jumpered? Some have posted that the DFI NF4 boards like the PATA drives to be jumpered "Master" regardless of whether they are using the connnector at the end of the cable or the middle. Try it that way, and if it doesn't work, keep it cabled at the end connector and jumper it for "cable select."
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    OCZ PowerStream 520W

    I'm thinking of getting the OCZ powerstream 520 as well. One minor criticism I've read is that is isn't a "dual-rail" 12v PS. Should I care? Seems to have the EPS +12 plug that future DFI boards require.
  4. Does this thread help? Other people with similar/same problem finding that the files from the DFI website are bad; they are using them from the Nvidia site instead, and making sure the right files are in the root floppy directory. http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=29301
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    DIY Street Linux Thread.

    I'm glad you mentioned Centos-- I checked it out and was happy to learn it is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. I downloaded the DVD and installed it under VMware as a guest OS-- it went in very easily. Centos includes SELinux (hardening originally created by NSA) and looks to be a very secure, complete distro for desktop, workstation, or server.
  6. I hate floppy drives. It's so easy to install the power plug upside down/backwards, in which case the drive is most likely toast--it will spin and all that, but it can't read any disk even after you reverse flip the plug over. I suggest you check the power cable on the floppy, and even try the drive in a known good computer with a different floppy disk that has files on it--make sure you can actually access them. http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=1444&page=9 Is there a way to slipstream the Nforce drivers onto a WinXP SP2 CD?
  7. It was great-- I'd wish I'd been able to watch it b4 putting an XP-90Copper on a P-4 a while back. Very clear (for the most part) and easy to understand.
  8. Glad to hear you fixed it. It seems like almost every thread regarding memory and stability comes down to the same things: -- Check that all 4 power supply connections, including the floppy power cable, are plugged into the motherboard (see the sticky) -- Compare your power supply against the approved list-- see another sticky. You must have a native 24-pin main 12V plug, not a 20-pin plug, not a 20-to-24 adapter. You should have a minimum of 480W. -- Flash the latest official bios or the (warranty-voiding beta), preferably using tmod's disk, not a floppy (and read the sticky on bios flashing and follow it to the letter). This is especially true for memory problems. -- If the board won't boot, clear CMOS, sometimes for hours (depends). -- Don't troubleshoot basic system stability problems while overclocked/tweaked! If your system is stable @ stock settings and you're trying to get a working overclock, you should post in the OC forum.
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    Memory Issues

    Take a look at this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16817104973 It's not pretty, but it is a beast, not expensive, and has the EPS12V that future motherboards (including the DFI LP NF4 Expert) are going to need. Dual +12V, 36A total.
  10. I think you have that reversed; should be: Blue (end) = System Grey (middle) = Slave Black (end) = Master
  11. This is also going to sound stupid, but I've seen everything... the motherboard is mounted to the case with brass standoffs, right? You don't say much about your experience building systems, and I've seen more than a few instances of motherboards screwed directly into the case, withtout standoffs.
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    DIY Street Linux Thread.

    I'm using the stock kernel, which is pretty recent. Very stable and reasonably quick, and very easy to install. Prior to this, I used RedHat Linux versions 5.1 through 9.0, and have messed around with Gentoo, Debian, Slack, and a few others. Yes, I remember when you had to install it about five times to get it right, and when getting X-Windows to work was a miracle, almost at the same plane as getting your modem to dial out. Through it all, the various flavors have been incredibly stable, secure, and versital. To this day, no two installations are the same. Time for a new computer-- I'd like to try some 64-bit flavors, and give VMWare a little more room for guest OSes. I'm looking at the DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR with 2GB (2X1GB) of OCZ Platinum. Still trying to figure out which PCI-e video card to get-- I tend to favor Nvidia for their Linux driver support. Oh, yeah-- this box has been windows-free for five years, and every time I get home from work, I have to kick my daughters off my PC. They think the games are better than Windows' and it rips and burns music better too.