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  1. Sounds about right. I believe there is enough bandwidth to run either of those cards you mentioned in the bottom PCIE slot too, as long as the jumpers are switched to x8 and x8.
  2. I don't know if anywhere sells PC4000 (DDR500) RAM anymore, but if you are planning on doing some noob overclocking, DDR500 RAM will make your OC'ing a bit easier, plus give you a small bump in performance compared to PC3200.
  3. Find your manual. Or look it up on the DFI website. I was going to link it for you, but your sig doesn't say . about your computer specs. I was still going to do it actually, but the DFI site is down.
  4. Looks like I missed the topic post #12 while I was replying. I agree with radodrill. Eliminate one possible problem area at a time. Nail down that the RAM is OK, then start looking at the PCI slot.
  5. Probably not. Check these recent threads for discussion of similar problems. PCI Express Slots Dead? Please check signal cable
  6. So your video card is not working in either slot? I guess I didn't read your first post closely enough. I gotta stop doing that. :eek2: did you read this thread at all? very similar problem.
  7. I'm 99% sure the weight of the card is what killed my PCIe x16 slot. The x850xt weighs quite a bit with a double slot cooler and solid copper heatsink. My video card problem was intermittent at first. It would beep and the monitor wouldn't come on. After awhile I had to lift on the card gently to get the video to work, eventually that method stopped working. It will do the same to the 2x slot in time, I'm sure. You might want to try lifting on the card gently and holding it while turning the computer on. Lift on the edge near the NF4 chipset and see if you can get the GFX card to make contact with the PCIe slot. That will tell you if you're getting a poor connection. Worked for me anyways. Also, I pulled all of my jumpers and they appear practically new. They look the same as the spares that came with the motherboard anyway. No discernible voltage burn or wear. Thanks, I'll take a look.
  8. OK, some more info for all of you interested in terms of power saved. Cool 'n' Quiet Enabled Idle - 112w Cool 'n' Quiet Disabled Idle - 129w Under load, system draws 230w-240w regardless of C'n'Q setting. (all these figures include a 19" LCD that draws 30w and USB keyboard/mouse) Regardless, Cool 'n' Quiet will save you ~17w at low CPU usage, which includes pretty much everything except gaming and ripping/encoding. Some of these savings come from the three motherboard throttled fans shutting off - CPU, PWMIC, and NF4. If your computer is on 8 hours a day, Cool 'n' Quiet will save you roughly $5/year. 24 hours a day, $15/year. (17w * 24hrs * 365 days / 1000w for 148kw/h * $0.10) Not much, but something. Your energy savings would be double during A/C season too, since the wattage is mostly heat dissipated into your house. An efficient power supply would save further on the A/C bill too. Since we're talking about efficient power supplies and saving energy, before I upgraded to the x2 4400+ and a 500w 80%+ certified power supply, the 3200+ CPU and regular 500w power supply would idle at 138w and draw about 225w under load. No Cool N Quiet running in this setup. The 80% power supply will probably save about the same amount over a year as C'n'Q, and one could find quite a few PSU reviews to back that up. Hopefully this has been interesting. I'll quit blabbing now. :cool:
  9. DFI RMA form that is inaccessible from anywhere on their web site I had to use google to find it. It says 2 years warranty, but I'm going to try and get mine RMA'ed if I can't get the aforementioned jumper solution to work.
  10. PCIe slot 1 dead FAQ link from DFI Interesting.
  11. FWIW, the PCIe x16 slot on my Ultra D died when the board was about a year old. How long is the warranty on these boards? I can't find that information anywhere...
  12. Dammit. I was so sure of myself too. *slinks away with tail between legs* Good luck with the new build.
  13. Well, OK, rear corner was a bit vague. I was trying to be cryptic on purpose, but apparently, no one else has had this problem but me and ultimus666. How about, start at the end of the video card where the 6 pin connector attaches. Near the NF4 chipset. Lift upwards gently on the corner furthest from the motherboard, as you are applying some upward pressure, turn the power on. Hold the video card in exactly that position. Watch your computer boot up. Take the tension off the card, you lose the video signal. Had the EXACT same problem about a year ago when my board was only one year old. Seems that the PCIE x16 slot didn't want to support the weight of my x850xt any longer. Reseating the video card helped for awhile, one thing led to another, and I was eventually lifting gently on the card gently to get the computer to boot, and then one day, nothing. So I'm rocking the x2 PCIE slot. Hooray.
  14. Lift up gently on the rear corner of the video card furthest from the motherboard - no more than an 1/8" - and turn the power on. That should do the trick.
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