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  1. If you search the forum, you'll find a lot of information on this subject. Getting four sticks to run is problematic at best, a nightmare at worst. If all four sticks are not identical, then you have all sorts of timing issues that you have to solve. Even if the four sticks are the same brand, they can be different revisions. This can also lead to problems. Also, unless you are running Win x64, your system will not see all 4GB. WinXP can only recognize 3GB. Search the forum and you will get a lot of recommendations on what to try.
  2. You can't run four sticks at 1T. Set Command Rate to 2T and loosen your timings. Once you have passed Memtest, then you can start tightening-up your timings. Also, get your signature put together per the rules.
  3. The voltage rails on the Ultra X-Connect are not stable enough for a DFI board. I started having problems with mine the moment I first turned on the computer. I went out and got the one in my sig and haven't had a problem since. On any DFI board, the PSU is one area you do not want to go cheap on. It will only give you headaches.
  4. I have the three SATA drives in my sig and they all support SMART. I read the temps with MBM5. The RAID set-up may be causing your problems. Try MBM5 and see if it will read your temps. Also, the second boot screen will say if SMART is enabled for each HDD. If the message doesn't show, then the BIOS isn't seeing the HDD's as SMART capable.
  5. DFI LanpartyUT nF4 Ultra-D (SLI Mod)(BIOS 0406bta) AMD Athlon64 X2 3800+ Manchester[E4] 2x1024MB Corsair TWINX2048-3200C2PT 2x Gigabyte 6600GT 128Mb, 560/1060 91.33 drivers 2x Hitachi 250 GB SATA II (SATA 1/2) 1x WD Caviar SE16 400GB SATA I (SATA 3) NEC ND-2510A DVD Burner IDE 1/0 Asus DRW 1608P DVD Burner IDE 1/1 OCZ Modstream 520W Danger Den TDK block and pump (3/8" ID tubing) Dell 1905FP LCD Monitor Hardcano 13 (4 fans and 2 t/c's-waterblock & case) Kworld VS-LTV883D Xpert video capture card (PCI-2) * * * * ========== [b]Genie BIOS Settings:[/b] [color=red] FSB Bus Frequency............................. - 250 LDT/FSB Frequency Ratio....................... - x3 CPU/FSB Frequency Ratio....................... - x10.0 PCI eXpress Frequency......................... - 100Mhz CPU VID StartUp Value......................... - StartUp CPU VID Control............................... - 1.500V CPU VID Special Control....................... - Auto LDT Voltage Control........................... - 1.20v Chip Set Voltage Control...................... - 1.50v DRAM Voltage Control.......................... - 2.70v[/color] [b]DRAM Configuration Settings:[/b] [color=red] DRAM Frequency Set............................ - 200=RAM/FSB:01/01 Command Per Clock (CPC)....................... - Auto CAS Latency Control (Tcl)..................... - 03 RAS# to CAS# delay (Trcd)..................... - 03 Bus Clocks Min RAS# active time (Tras)................... - 08 Bus Clocks Row precharge time (Trp)...................... - 03 Bus Clocks Row Cycle time (Trc).......................... - 13 Bus Clocks Row refresh cyc time (Trfc)................... - 16 Bus Clocks Row to Row delay (Trrd)....................... - 03 Bus Clocks Write recovery time (Twr)..................... - 03 Bus Clocks Write to Read delay (Twtr).................... - 02 Bus Clocks Read to Write delay (Trwt).................... - 03 Bus Clocks Refresh Period (Tref)......................... - 3120 Cycles DRAM Bank Interleave.......................... - Enabled DQS Skew Control.............................. - Auto DQS Skew Value................................ - 0 DRAM Drive Strength........................... - Auto DRAM Data Drive Strength...................... - Level4 (Reduce 00%) Max Async Latency............................. - 10.0 Nano Seconds DRAM Response Time............................ - Normal Read Preamble Time............................ - 08.0 Nano Seconds IdleCycle Limit............................... - 256 Cycles Dynamic Counter............................... - Disable R/W Queue Bypass.............................. - 16 x Bypass Max.................................... - 04 x 32 Byte Granularity........................... - Disable(4 Bursts) [/color] ========== Prime95 + 3dMark2001SE + CPU-Z 1.35: http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/4293/pr...01secpuzsh6.jpg 3dMark2003: http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/7253/3dmark03ur5.jpg 3dMark2005: http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/8564/3dmark05wx7.jpg 3dMark 2006: http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/7605/3dmark06hk0.jpg Everest 2.20: http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/3383/everest22db1.jpg ========== short description: 250x10 @ 2500Mhz, 1.500V 3-3-8-3 @ 2.70v vdimm
  6. The Intel PR folks must be working overtime trying to figure out how to spin an Intel mobo with an AMD chipset.
  7. Correct, to be President, you have to be born an American. Arnie can be in the Senate or House, if he got elected.
  8. Yes, foreigners can join the US military. One of the benefits they get is a fast track to US citizenship.
  9. Upgrade to the latest BIOS and install the 91.37 driver.
  10. People have reported varies problems with the 91.31 drivers. Do a search on the video forum to find out what issues were cropping up. I personally never had any problems with them, but now use the 91.33 beta. Many of the 84 series drivers are very stable, and I actually get better 3DMark scores with them. What is best for your rig might not be the best for someone else. Try a few of them and see which one you like for what you need. You can get any of the drivers from Guru3D. Always remember to completely remove the old driver before installing a new driver.
  11. As soon as AM2 was announced, it was obvious that S939 was a lame duck. The sooner they free-up the production capacity for other lines, the better for AMD. You should have no problem finding someone getting rid of their X2's in the For Sale or Trade forum. Many Streeter's will move to AM2 once the DFI mobo's are released.
  12. I'd probably use phrases like; HDD recovery, drive recovery, disk failure recovery, and variations on these.
  13. The nVidia controlled sata ports (1-4) are SATA II compliant. The Sil 3114 ports (5-8) are SATA I compliant. As far as the best HDD's to go with, WD Raptors if you have the money. Otherwise, Seagate, or Western Digital will work just fine.
  14. SLI-D is the basic DFI sli mobo. It is identical to the Ultra-D, with the sli chipset. SLI-DR is the SLI-D with a Silicon Image Sil 3114 Raid controller. This gives you 4 additional SATA connections, but only rated at sata 1.5 SLI-DR Expert has a different layout and removes the sli jumpers. You now select sli in the BIOS. This is a more tempermental board and requires a fair bit of tweaking to get working. Which one to get depends on what you need. If you like to get up close and personal with your BIOS, then get the Expert. If you don't want to spend a lot of time tweaking to get your rig working,, and you need the additional RAID controller, then go with the SLI-DR. If all you want is the ability to run SLI, then go with the SLI-D. Regardless of which one you select, you are going to need high quality memory and PSU. Checkout the stickies in the Recommendations forum for memory and PSU's. Make sure you get something from those lists. It will save you a lot of problems. As always post your questions here. Someone will have the answer.
  15. If you haven't touched the six SLI jumpers since taking the mobo out of the box, then you are properly configured (jumpers cover pins 1-2). Put the video card in the top PEG slot. Nvidia maintains a list on their site of approved mobo's for the 7950. The LanParty series is not yet on that list. However, you will find lots of people that have the card installed and working.
  16. Last fall there was a lot of news about the use of the OEM version of XP. The basic guist of it was that the OEM license was modified. The OEM version can only be installed on a new "computer". Microsoft defined a "computer" as the motherboard. Therefore, if you replaced your mobo, then a new license was required to install XP on your new "computer". The activation key is tied to the mobo under the license agreement. Change the mobo, new key is required. At least that is how I understood all the articles. Reality: When I did the chipset mod to enable SATA 2 and SLI on an NF4-D Mobo, and an SLI mod on an Ultra-D, windows required that I reactivate it. I called the MS tech spt number and they gave me an activation code, no questions asked. So, I guess the license is more restrective on the OEM vs. Retail, but, the reality is that you can get an activation key from MS tech support without any problems.
  17. I agree with SeanDude05. The silver block is not worth the price. Stick with the copper TDK block. If you have the space, go with 1/2" ID tubing. It will give you better flow and therefore better cooling. In terms of what pump to use, it depends if you want internal or external. I use the CPS-MAG because it is very quiet and small. In reality, you can't go wrong with any of the pumps DangerDen offers.
  18. If you serach the forums, you will find out that DFI + Value RAM = Big Problems. You will have nothing but headaches getting them to run with any stability by themselves. (I know from first hand experience) Add to that the higher quality OCZ memory, and you have a receipt for high blood pressure. You wil probably never find a 100% stable setting with this mix of memory. The OCZ RAM should be in the orange slots and put the Value RAM in the yellow. Set your BIOS to whatever your Value RAM SPD timings are. Set Command Per Clock to Disabled. With these four sticks, you will have to run at 2T. Run memtest for 20 iterations, then test 5 & 8 for 20 iterations each. If it passes all this, then you need to run SuperPi and Prime95 (8 hours). If you get through all of this successfully, then your rig can be considered stable. BTW, have you memtested each individual stick? If you haven't, make sure to at least test the Value RAM. There is a good chance it won't pass. Is there a reason you need 2GB of memory? If yes, then you will be much better served by selling what you have and buying a 2GB matched pair kit. If you can live with 1GB, then dump the Value RAM and install only the OCZ. Edit: Keep an eye on your PSU. It is below spec for a DFI mobo.
  19. I could be wrong, but I believe that the SIL 3114 controller only supports RAID configurations. It will not support a single drive.
  20. In principle, the card will work with any nVidia mobo that has a PCI-e x16 slot. The mobo does not have to have the SLI chipset. However, the video card does have a special PCI-e switch on it that requires a BIOS revision to work with it. At present, no LanParty board has been tested by nVidia to be compatible. Here is a link to the currently tested and verified mobo's. http://www.nvidia.com/content/geforce_gx2_sbios/us.asp That may mean that nVidia hasn't tested the LanParty mobo's yet, which I would doubt. Or, the BIOS needs to be revised before it can be tested. I'll wait until my mobo is on the list, or someone in the forum has actually confirmed that it works in their rig before I drop that much money. Then again, I could be completely off base on this.
  21. In addition to the PSU, your memory might give you a problem down the road. DFI mobo's do not like value RAM. If you search the forum, you will find a lot of people that had issues that were directly related to the use of value ram. Just something to keep in the back of your mind. If you start having stability problems, or strange behavior in programs, look at your PSU and memory first.
  22. In order to read your GPU temps in MBM5, you need to install a plugin. Go to this posting, and download the plugin. Follow the installation instructions and you will be able to read your temps. http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6798
  23. 1) The SATA spec allows you to remove the device without first turning off your computer. Therefore, Windows treats them as a removable drive, and they are. 2) Windows treats the Firewire port as a network port. Why, need to ask MS. It doesn't create any issues being listed in the Network connections. 3) Nvidia - PCI-e bus Marvel - PCI bus Which one is better depends on who you talk too. The arguments are probably split 50/50 between the two. Your best bet is to try both and see which one works best for you. Search the forum for background info on the issues people have had with both. 4) The BIOS will automatically detect dual channel IF you have a matched pair of memory in the same colored slots. That means one stick in either both orange or both yellow. But, not one in orange and one in yellow. It is highly recommended that you place the memory in the orange slots. Search the forum and you will find hundreds of posts regarding this subject.
  24. Your PSU is probably the primary issue. The DFI boards requires at least a 485W PSU. Take a look at this thread and try to get one of the PSU's listed. A no-name PSU will not work either. It needs to be high quality and provide stable voltage rails. http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread...recommended+PSU Your 435W PSU is just not enough to power a DFI mobo
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