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  1. Well, I think according to the manual RAID 0,1,5 is support between the PATA and SATA 1,2,3,4 on the Nvidia controller while the Silicon can do RAID 0,1,5 too on SATA 5,6,7,8. Correct me if I am wrong here someone?
  2. All, I have done a search but have not found the answer to my question (unless someone can point me to that post). My question: Is the Nvidia RAID controller hardware or software? I think I read somewhere that the Silicon one is software. Also, I tested Windows XP Pro in a 3 drive RAID 5 set using the Nvidia controller. I tried to simulate a hard drive failure and pulled one drive out and put in a new hard drive but it could not recreate the RAID 5 set. Now, I know you are not suppose to mess around with a good RAID setup but I wanted to see if I can recreate a lost drive. I couldn't and was wondering if this was possible. Any help or direction would be appreciative.
  3. Try this. 1. Disconnect all cables except for hard drives, cd-rom, power to motherboard, and reinstall. 2. Use differet SATA cables.
  4. Problem has been resolved due to 2 bad IDE cables. Used another and it was successfully detected. Thanks for all the assistance! Mods please change title to "Resolved" or how do you do that?. Thanks!
  5. I used different cables and both IDE controllers and same issue. No leaks on IDE controller that I know of. It may be PSU but I am not sure. Anyone with any other ideas? No waterblock on chipset just CPU and GPUs. Anyone with any other ideas?
  6. All, After installing my new water cooling setup, I can no longer see any IDE drives during power on or in the bios. It doesn't matter if I use different IDE cables or hard drive or cd-rom drive, it doesn't recongize it at all. During boot up it sees memory and timings, the NF4 SLI line and Detecting IDE sees nothing. It does see my SATA drives though. It is very strange and I am baffled by this. Does anyone have any suggestions? Maybe bad bios chip? Update: I have done the recommended CMOS clear for 8 hours and still no go. :-(
  7. Like gil_grisson said, clear CMOS first. Next, if you can, boot into Windows Safe Mode and uninstall the video and sound card. Restart Windows and then load them again. If that doesn't work. Do Windows repair. Last resort backup data and reload Windows.
  8. I don't think it going to come off unless you break the pastic clips. But you can always use grill screws after that to hold in place again. http://www.2cooltek.com/product.php?produc...20&cat=0&page=1.
  9. Ok, this is how I overcame the "Verifying DMI Pool Data" not showing up, rebooting, and overclocking problem. A little background, built this rig up, installed windows, amd driver, xp update, forceware, and then apps. did prime95 stable on optimized settings (stock) for 1-2 hours and proceeded to overclock. Well, anything over 240 HTT, I couldn't get to the Verifying DMI Pool Data screen and system reboot. It would do this over and over unless set to 240 again or lower. So, I jumped on wife's laptop and search google and DFI street for solutions. Everyone kept saying either bad PSU, bad hardware, check cables, bad boot record and so forth. Well, I was already running my ram at lowest divder with relaxed timings, upped the vcore to 1.4V(I was running 1.35V at 240x10) and my PSU is sufficient (Antec Truepower II 550). I also tried fixing master boot record by doing fdisk/mbr and that didn't work. I even update bios to lastest 406 and 704-2bt bios and still no go above 240HTT. I then loaded optimized default and reinstalled windows. To my surprise after installing windows and I was able to get 2.7GHz @ 1.612V!! Did Prime95 but core 0 unstable after 1 minute. So I decided to increase my voltage (using water cooling!! :nod: ). But before I did that I unplugged power to my cd-rom drive(don't know why I did that). OH NO!!! The same thing happens. Plugged in power and no verifying message and reboots. Now I'm getting really ticked off and its like very late. Then I remember that when I flashed bios and proceeded to boot into Windows and got "Building DMI Pool" message then "Verifying DMI Pool Data". I then reloaded 406 bios, but BEFORE booting to windows, change my settings to 270x10 at 1.55V at 110% :eek2: and changed ram timings to 3-3-3-8 T1 using 7/10 divider and booted up. I got the building dmi message :nod: and verifying dmi pool message and got into windows. Once in windows, I ran prime for a few minutes (cpu @ 50C) got tired and did 3dmark06 (what the heck!! ). The benchmark did finish but got artifacts in the artic test. Now, that I think I can get to the verifying dmi message and boot into windows, I am stoked. I also wonder if it is my ram thats causing this. In any case, I hope someone else is who having the same problem or has solved it differently or similiar comment on this. I will do more testing tonight.
  10. I have looked at some X2 3800 in the overclocking database for ideas as well as in people's sigs. Yep, I'm re-reading it again. I used to be a Intel overclocker. I just recently got into overclocking A64. At first, HTT/LDT completely screwed my mind. Now, I have it somewhat figured out (all the relations between cpu freq, cpu mult, ldt mult, and ram) but don't call me a pro. :shake:
  11. I have looked at some X2 3800 in the overclocking database for ideas as well as in people's sigs. Yep, I'm re-reading it again. I used to be a Intel overclocker. I just recently got into overclocking A64. At first, HTT/LDT completely screwed my mind. Now, I have it somewhat figured out (all the relations between cpu freq, cpu mult, ldt mult, and ram) but don't call me a pro.
  12. I have manually enter my ram timings @ 3-3-8-3, cpu freq @ 240, cpu mult @ 10x, cpu vcore @ 1.35V, ltd bus @ 16, and ltd mult @ 2x. Have not done this but will try doing that. I think my Antec Truepower II 550W is sufficient. Currently using Kingwin AWC-1 water cooling kit. I modified the bracket, though. Forgot what the exact temps are during idle and load. I can tell you that the water block is cool and not hot at all. I haven't done 32M Super PI but will do that when get home. Agreed. Even @ 2.6GHz I would take in a heart beat!
  13. Even though there is another thread going on about overclocking the X2 3800, I have decided its probably better for me to start my own. This is my first DFI board and I have lurking DFI-Streets for weeks before I went out and bought one earlier this week. Anyways, I am trying to push the little sucker to 2.7GHz, if possible, but anything after 2.4GHz, I don't get the "Verifying DMI Pool Data" (I think thats what it is, not in front of my pc right now) and it just restarts. It does this over and over if you leave it. Now, my previous mobo, Asrock 939Dual, could do 2.66GHz, Prime95 stable overnight, so I think I can at least hit 2.7GHz with my DFI(but you never know right!;-)). Most of my settings are on auto and my ram is TWINX1024 3200C2PT at 3-3-3-8 T1 (but will be using a divider for for anything above 2.4Ghz). Is the RAM possibly causing the problem to not go above 2.4GHz? I thought maybe it was the factory bios too that came with it but I flashed to 11/14/05 bios and it still does the same thing (I did a load optimized but did not clear CMOS before overclocked). In any case, if you are a X2 3800 user or you have some tips, please send them my way. I appreciate it and DFI-Street is by far the best mobo site I've been to! :nod:
  14. If I have already placed the SLI jumpers into pins 2 and 3, then you can't change PCI-E speeds in bios. Or am I wrong?
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