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  1. Hi! I have a DFI NF4 SLI-DR Expert for sale! Reasonable offers please! (these are still £150 new) also an AMD x2 3800+ 2gb corsair value ram XFX 7950 gx2 (Brand new, never used, looking for £350) offers to [email protected] or respond 2 forum! thanks
  2. Hi folks, Just wondering if anyone has had any joy getting the Silicon Image 3114 raid drivers to work on vista yet?? Been wanting to give vista a go for a while but can't without it supporting my RAID config. Thanks folks Leigh
  3. Come on guys!!! Someone out there must have at least an idea I can try?!
  4. Hi folks, I'm an experienced user with a decent setup dualbooting XP home & pro. I have my RAID 0 created as multiple partitions with home & pro installed on 2 of them. i am trying to install Mandriva Linux on another partion but am having some issues. Spefically: Setup begins by booting from floppy and gets going great. Go to install, choose nationality and accept EULA. Details on screen advise that it is trying to install the drivers for my hard disks. - - - - - - - - - - Machine freezes - - - - - - - - Thats it!!! Now obviously having two more than decent RAID configs in my machine I know that when installing windows you need to press F6 and supply the RAID drivers otherwise windows will not recognise the drives. Im thinking same situation here but don't know how to install the drivers before hand... Im an advanced windows user with technical & programming experience but I've just never used linux before and am hoping someone out there can help! Please!?!?!? Ideas?!
  5. I've already gone through several different power supplies from different manufacturers and same issue occurs. Nice idea - but tried already... Any other ideas?
  6. Cmon guys? Any suggestions at all??? Only thing I can think of is dead board.... ideas>?
  7. Hey guys, Im real stuck on this one and hope someone can help!! I have a NF4 Expert board and its great! - My whole system runs PERFECTLY except for one thing... If my machine is left turned off for a while then it wont boot into Windows when it is next turned on. It can take up to 4050 restarts to get it back in. I have a Saitek X52 Flight Control System that is covered in backlit buttons along with a LCD Display. I also have a Saitek Eclipse keyboard with backlit keys. I've monitored my system as closely as possible and here are my observations: Machine follows one of two processes: PROCESS ONE * Power turned on, Lights on keyboard and flight control light up - but not LCD. machine progresses through POST and RAID load fine. * Windows load icon comes up with blue scrolling bar, bar scrolls. * Keyboard backlights go off. * 3-4 seconds later windows load scroll bar stops and machine hangs. PROCESS TWO * Power turned on, Lights on keyboard and flight control light up - but not LCD. machine progresses through POST and RAID load fine. * Windows load icon comes up with blue scrolling bar, bar scrolls. * Keyboard backlights go off. * 5-6 seconds later keyboard lights come back on, LCD on Flight Control also turns on * Machine hangs on dark screen immediately before desktop should load. Now the LCD display on the flight control reads information from windows like time etc - so when the lcd turns on indicates that a feed from windows is being recieved.... But why no vid output???? The machine always boots up in any safe mode but never any other way (ie like last known config). I cant see any correlation of when it boots. Very rarely - every now and again it will boot in fine! to reiterate - it only ever happens on a cold boot. If the machine has been running for awhile it restarts fine. Guys please help! Since this issue started I have replaced the PSU (twice!), tried different vid cards, removed all other cards. The Saitek keyboard and Flight Control have been added after issue began so they can be ruled out of the equation... ANY IDEAS AT ALL?!!?!? Thanks in hope!
  8. Hey dude. I also migrated a set of two WD Raptors on RAID0 from a Asus A8N-SLI to the DFI SLI-DR Expert. I used the silicon image on both as I found it to be more reliable. The downside is when you install windows using SILIM as a raid controller then Windows requires you to install the raid drivers before installing windows (by pressing F6 at the very start of win setup and inserting floppy disk.) So in short: * Clear all settings everywhere! * Restart PC and disable NV raid in bios * Restart again and press F10 to enter Silicon Image RAID controller just after POST * Set up RAID0 in here following instructions in manual if needed * Restart again and begin the windows load ensuring you followed steps above ********** That should be it**************** Gotta say though - blue BSOD's scream out hardware issues to me. Theres not much config to get wrong with RAIDS - ie if it detects then it works!!!! If it detects but causes BSOD's then I would be concerned - may be worth using PC CHECK to check the drives. Hope this helps! Let us know how you get on.
  9. Hey folks. I notice that my DFI Expert appears to have a bios setting that allows the changing of a MAC address - Specifically allows user input?? Why is this? As far as I was aware MAC addresses were hardcoded into the NIC cards using a naming convention.... Further more - changing macs would mean criminals could change their pc's identity.... Any help, contributions or info?????? Thanks folks!
  10. Dude - those are some real nice system specs... Good scores too. Comparible to mine and i got 2x7800gtx EE'S..... nicely done....
  11. I guess I'm probably expecting too much.. I need to swap my ram as thats the weakest link (Using corsair valueram @ the moment as i cant get my experts to work...) Going to get some Geil stuff later today and see how far i can push that... I really want to hit 12500pts.... surely its not that hard!!!!
  12. I agree. Sorry dude - its gonna be tough getting it back...
  13. I gotta say, im a little disapointed. I seem to be topping out @ 2.25ghz. I've hit 11434 in 05 and 7163 in 06. Can't seem to get better. I was hoping for 12500 personally... Is this unreasonable?
  14. my temps are v.low considering. my cpu runs at 28d tops at the moment, chipset gets to about 38 and pwm hits 36tops. sli is definately enabled as i get the balancing bar.
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