I currently am having awful boot problems. I will try to describe my problems in full detail:
On December 4 I recieved the memory and the PSU mentioned above. With both sticks in and the new PSU in I booted fine, no problems. I messed around a little with the memory to see how far I could get it and went to bed. The next day (12/05) I had absolutely no boot at all. The DFI Lanparty splashscreen would not even show (and the video card and VGA cord to the video card were both seated firmly). The diagnostic lights would get to 3 and stop. So, I followed the procedures to correctly recover from a no boot (http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showpost.p...04&postcount=24). Earlier, I had started memtesting both sticks of RAM in another computer. When I got home today I set the CMOS clear back to default etc. (had been in clear state for over 10 hours) Additionally the RAM had been memtesting for 16 hours without any errors. With one stick of RAM in I could boot. So after quickly memtesting once to make sure everything was somewhat OK I turned it off and added the second stick. I couldn't get to booting the OS and eventually couldn't even boot after messing with RAM settings in order to try to get to a working condition.
I have tested rails on my PSU with a GreenLee digital multimeter while booting and have not seen any fluxuation outside +/- .01V. At this point I can see this problem reoccuring often because I have taken so many steps to stop it without any real progress.
So, here's my question
I know others are having this problem but I really don't want to go through the trouble to keep fixing this over and over on my board. I absolutely love DFI because both boards I've had have been somewhat successful (minus this problem) and for the support forum. So can I still RMA this board? Is it possible to get credit from this board towards a new SLI-Expert? Has the Expert been shown to reduce/eliminate these problems?
Thanking you for taking the time to read my somewhat long thread.
Edit: More information I can think of:
-Was using orange slots only
-Memory is TCCD or TCC5 according to http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24719
-All power connectors plugged in firmly
-Memory seated firmly
-Other known working RAM tried but I didn't put much effort into it because I want my TCCD to work, not the crappy generic stuff. Even the OCZ boots with one stick (but of course I want to use both)