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  1. Ok, first off, hey Oblivion Nut! :nod: Second, just to let everyone here know that everything is working fine so far, and am in the process of downloading all of the Windows updates and other little things I had before. The only drivers I have installed so far are the ones that came on the CD for the RDX200, as well as the ones for my new CD/DVD combo drive. I've loaded Everest onto the computer and used that as well to find drives for my sound card that I bought OEM and didn't come with it's own drivers. Other than that, I'll be waiting for Oblivion Nut to help me out with overclocking later on down the road. I'll be reading up on it in the mean-time. Thanks guys. :cool:
  2. Ok, i've wiped the HDD and re-installed Windows XP. Everything seems to be working fine now. I tried to install all of the drivers that came on the CD with the RDX200, but ended up almost falling asleep at my monitor. I'll finish installing them tonight. I did have another question though. The first time I put the CD in the computer, it loaded up and after a initial setup, it gave me a desktop icon for the ATI System Manager. After restating the computer, I tried opening that desktop icon and it gave me an error window. The only way for me to open the System Manager is to take out the CD and put it back in so that it opens automatically. Is this something that is wrong with the CD, so just an odd annoyance that I'll have to work around? Finally, could someone let me know where there might be any new updates and/or patches that I might need for the mobo that came out after the CD was made?
  3. Thanks. I'll try that tonight when I get home. I'll post back tommorow with the results. Anyone else got any idea's or suggestions?
  4. I have a problem. I've just pruchased the system that I have in my sig. All new, except for the HDD, which is the one from my old computer at home. I also have an older Western Digital 20GB HDD, that I originally used to try starting up the system. I wanted to keep my computer at home working so I could ask questions and such online. I got the computer to boot up and got into the BIOS to look around. But after that, I tried starting up the computer and a problem occured while trying to open Windows from the HDD. I restarted the computer and tried again, and the same problem. I was using my old HDD, so I thought that maybe there was something wrong with it, so I went and took my good one that I know works for sure, and tried booting up the comp with that one. Same problem. Ok, so I decided to go back online and ask over at the DFI-street forums to see if anyone has any idea's, only to find that after hooking the HDD back into my old system, that it doesn't work. It says there is a problem with there not being enough space on the HDD to run anything, but that is bull because it is a 120GB HDD and not even half is filled up (unless some other type of memory is the problem?). It said something along the lines that I would have to delete some stuff off the HDD to make room to run the OS. Now, I am pretty sure this is a problem with the HDD, but I just can't figure out what the new system did to it to make it do this. Argg, I need some help... Well, here is a step by step of what I did after my last post last night: Went and double checked all the plug's and connections Plugged in the power, keyboard and monitor cables. Hit the power button and no video came on the screen. And I realized that I had put the GPU in the wrong PCI-E slot. I changed it and the video worked fine. I got into BIOS. Looked around some and read what each menu has and does from the manual. I changed some thing's here and there, but just ended up using the "optimize" option to set everything to the best setting for the computer. Saved & exited, and tried loading up the computer using my old 20 GB HDD. I did it with this HDD first becuase I wanted to be able to keep my old system working at the same time. It didn't load up, instead I came to a blue error screen saying there was an error and Windows wouldn't boot up. I restarted the computer and tried again, and from then on, all it did was load the LanParty splash screen, then the system check, then try to load up Windows. It wouldn't so it would restart and go back to the LanParty splash screen. I thought that maybe it was something wrong with my HDD, it being so old, and me not using it for a year or so, so I decided to try out the HDD in my current comp, becuase that is one I know works. And this is where things get really crappy. Everything booted up the same as before, and I again got the blue error screen saying there was an error and Windows wouldn't load. Ok, so now I am upset. I decide to go online and ask around for solutions. I hook the good HDD back into my old system, and start it up. It works all the way to the Windows desktop, and just as I'm about to open FireFox, it crashes. It's done this once or twice before, when I have a ton of things going on at once. I restart and tried booting up again. And this is where I start to cry... There is a message on the screen saying that there is not enough memory to run this program and I can't start the comp back up again. Everytime I try to restart I get a meesage like this. So now not only do I not have my new comp working, but I don't have my old one either. I have no computer at home, so I now have to get all my help while I am at work, like now. I'm hoping that I can go ask one of the IT guys at my work to do me a favor and take a look at the HDD's I brought with me today to tell me if there is anything wrong with them. I'm hoping I don't have to buy a new HDD for the system, but if I do, got any suggestions on a decently priced 100+ GB drives?
  5. Hey, thanks a lot, I think I got just about everything sorted out now. If I have anymore questions, I'll post them back here. Again, thanks a lot guys!
  6. Come on, no one has an opinion on whether or not I should stay with the 1GB ram or upgrade to 2GB (while dropping the processor from 3700+ to 3500+)?
  7. Thanks! Any more suggestions/comments on the Ram I noted above? ... Anyone?
  8. Ok, I did a quick search on Newegg and found these two sets of Ram. Which would one of you guys prefer, or is there another out there for less than $200? G.SKILL Extreme Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory ($194.00) OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Platinum System Memory ($239.99) ($40.00 mail-in rebate, exp-1/31/06)
  9. Thanks for the help guys, but unfortunately I am also on a budget, so black_dought's suggestions seem to be the best for me, I think. Here are the new items I've changed from the list above: OCZ Titanium Edition 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory ($141.33) OCZ ModStream OCZ52012U ATX, BTX, SATA, P4 and EPS12V 520W Power Supply 95~132Vac / 190~264Vac TUV, UL, CSA, CE, CB, FCC ($108.99) ($10 mail-in rebate, exp-1/27/06) The budget is the reason I got the X800XL and for only $200 USD. Perhaps if some miracle happens, I'll be able to afford another GB of Ram for the system, but for now, the 1 GB will suffice for me. Thanks. Actually, what if I change the 3700+ to a 3500+? The only difference I can find is the L2 Cache and that the cores are Venice and San Diego, respectively, so does that make such a big change in the performance (the FSB for both is 1GHz)? If I do that, I could save ~$25, and I could go and spend a couple dollars more for 2GB of Ram.
  10. Thanks, but I already looked at that thread a little while ago, and unfortunately most of it went over my head. What I really got out of it was that the PSU needs to have anative 24-pin ATX connector and 480W+. If you go to the homepage of the PSU that I have above, in the fourth picture down, it says "Main Output Cable, 20 + 4 pin." And with it a 550W, I think both issues are covered. Did you have any comments on the Ram or anything else about the system. This is my first PC to build and I am just really paranoid about making sure all the pieces fit together and work properly with each other. Thanks. :nod:
  11. Ok, I was over on another forum asking about some new parts for the PC I am building, and was directed to this forum by the "POP! My case was filled with smoke" guy...opps, I mean Oblivion Nut. :shake: Well, to get down to it, first I'll show you the system I am looking at getting, then I'll throw out some of my questions, and if anyone can help me tweak and trim some things, it would be a real help. DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard ($129.99) AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 1GHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor ($223.00) OCZ EL Platinum Revision 2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory ($167.41) Radeon X800XL 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card (already purchased) Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value SB0400 8 (7.1) Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card (already purchased) Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST3120026A 120GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive (already purchased) Seagate 40GB Hard Drive (old one, but still good for a back-up) LITE-ON Black 16X DVD-ROM 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW 52X CD-ROM 1.5M Cache IDE Combo Drive ($28.99) Aerocool Turbine Power 550W Power Supply ($99.95) SUNBEAM Samurai IC-SA-BA Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (already purchased) I am not only looking to play new games on it decently (not really OMGWTF graphics, but at least mid-high range) but I am going to school for drafting and later on in the year am going to be using it to run AutoCAD, so it will need to be able to handle that as well. At least until I get the money to update it again (most likely a good year away). Ok, so some of my questions would be, what does everyone think of the RAM that I selected for the Mobo? I was thinking of trying my hand at OC'ing later on down the road and thought I would get something that I can do that on now, rather than have to get something new later on. Also, I fairly sure that the PSU that I have selected will work with the nF4, but I have heard that this mobo can be picky about the PSU used with it. All the rest of it isn't that much of a concern anymore. All I really wanted to know is what would be the best Ram for my system. I've already read the nF4 Memory Advice thread, and if I do decide on going with a Ram that I can OC, then I'll read the OC'ing manual you guys have here as well. Just let me know what you think. Thanks in advance.
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