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    OCZ Powerstream 520W

    Thanks for the response. Unfortunately, I got no response from the PSU after taking the steps listed above. I had it plugged into my SATA drive to test it. I'm fairly sure it's just completely dead. I'm gonna try again tomorrow prolly just to triple check.
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    OCZ Powerstream 520W

    Had it since beginning of March, and no, my system was not overclocked yet. I can't check the rails cause it doesn't power up at all, no lights, no nothing. I've tried different outlets, different power cables, everything. I did notice I installed it upside-down, but that has never mattered with any of my other power supplies and shouldn't matter with this one I don't think.
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    OCZ Powerstream 520W

    Anyone had problems with this power supply just spontaneously dying? I shut down my computer earlier this afternoon then when I got home 5 hours later I go to turn on my computer and nothing happened. Did some testing with my old power supply (hooked up the old power supply main power connector to the new motherboard and motherboard power LED came on, also hooked up the OCZ power connector to the old motherboard and power LED did not come on) and have determined it's the problem and is completely dead. I just wanted to find out if anyone else has had to RMA their Powerstream 520W before, if this is a common thing. Also, any suggestions on a alternative PSU?
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    Starting my new build tonight

    Yeah, I was confused when you said that so I checked my sig. Changed it to correct stats.
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    Starting my new build tonight

    Thanks! I followed the build guide for just getting her to post. I haven't done any BIOS flashing or memtesting yet. Haven't OC'd before so I'm taking it one step at a time. I plan on Flashing BIOS and running all the tests tomorrow. For right now she's nice and stable and I'll do some more reseach here for OCing. It's a 3700 + San Diego. I figured since not a lot of multithreaded programs were out there yet, I'd go with a processor that was more affordable yet still good. The 3800 + DC only had 512 Caches and I would have had to go up to the 4400+ to get the 1 mb caches. I'll prolly get the dual core on my next upgrade once the price has dropped a bit.
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    Starting my new build tonight

    Well, she's up and running. Posting this using the new comp now. Had to run out to Walgreens to grab some stuff and did some pre- Windows testing. Still need to download all the drivers, but from the looks of her so far, it'll be a fun machine. Thanks for all the info people have posted about the DFI boards, helped a lot this this build.
  7. Just got the components for the build that's in my sig tonight (had to pick them up from friend's place) and I'm gonna start putting her together. Wish me luck. This will be the 5th system I've built, but 1st DFI. Gonna follow the initial build faq and hope everything works out ok. Btw, anyone have any recommendations for the Zalman 9500 CPU Fan? I think I gotta unscrew the yellow plastic around my processor to install the fan. The only problem is, will the technique of a grain and a half of rice worth of AS5 in the center work with the Zalman 9500 and the Ultra-D for those that have that setup? Or should I use the surgical glove and spread a thin coat over the whole thing technique? Well off I go, I'll check back soon for any suggestions.
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    how do you reset CMOS?

    IIRC, there's a switch or button on the motherboard to reset the CMOS, but also need to remove the battery to clear the charge. Consult your mobo manual.
  9. There's a nice explaination of your question in the tutorials section, but I'll give ya the CLIF notes: Ram of higher than DDR400 will work fine, it's just more than you need at the mobos stock settings. The reason for getting the higher rated ram is for overclocking purposes. If you overclock your CPU too high, your DDR400 won't be able to keep up, so if you're planning on overclocking to the max, it's useful to have the higher rated ram to keep up. I don't do nearly as good a job at explaining it as the tutorial thread does, but that's the general gist. Here's a link to that page: http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread...ighlight=DDR400 It's about 1/2 way down the page I believe.
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    I Really Need Some Help Here! Desperate!

    I would try a different monitor and/or monitor cable. Just bring it over to a friend's house and give it a shot. If all else fails (which is sounds like it has short of checking monitor) I would toss it on over Angry_games way. Make sure you talk with him first though.
  11. I'm still waiting for my first DFI board, but from everything I read a 20-pin PSU just plain won't work well, if at all. I've even read that a 24-pin adapter doesn't really improve the situation. If you've tried everything else and still can't get the 4th LED, it's prolly the fact you don't have native 24-pin. I know I'm just repeating what others said, but I guess I'm backing them up. If you can, borrow a native 24-pin from a friend and test it out. If it works you know that's the problem, if not, it could be any number of things, including bad board. If all else fails, send it to Angry_Games.
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    Memory concern

    Here's the link to the 2nd stick I bought. The model number on the 1st stick is the same, I just hope the revision isn't different. Good to hear I could send it to them in exchange for a kit if necessary. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820231046
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    Memory concern

    I just recently purchased a 1GB stick of G.Skill memory with the intention of getting a second stick. I didn't purchase 2 right away because I was concerned about money being spent, but now I know I can afford to get the 2nd stick as well. What I was wondering is if there's gonna be a problem dual-channeling two separately bought sticks instead of getting a 2x1gb kit. As far as I can tell they are the same memory, so there shouldn't be an issue. The mem modules are the red G.Skill ones you can find on Newegg going for $73.99 apiece. The kit is going for $150.99. Hopefully this post makes some sense. any reply would be appreciated.
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    DFI put a spell on me!

    Hmmm... by the sounds of it you might have a problem with your Vid card. I and several friends have had problems similar to yours where there are video errors and the comp just plain won't boot up. What we found to be the problem was that the Vid card shorted out (either due to high temps or overusage) and it caused probs with the rest of the motherboard. In 3 of the 4 cases we've experienced, changing the Vid card fixed the problem. As said, could very well be memory issues too. I don't think it would be a power supply problem.
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    Slipstreaming Windows Service Packs

    Thanks Angry. I was gonna get SP2 no matter what, just curious whether I needed to have it slipstreamed into my install disc. I got ISObuster and did the integrating earlier today. I'm glad I did, since I'm sure it will save me a lot of time. ^^
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