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  1. i thought you wanted things to happen faster, if you were to find someone in your area with a PSU, then you could have it tomorrow, it was just a thought, it would also give you a spare back up PSU
  2. if one of the rails are damaged then maybe the rest will go up, i'm talking about three phase theory with the loss of star point (neutral/common) though so i dont know if that would apply here (i'm getting a little too technical i think) basically, one goes down which can cuase the rest to go up. can you go to a local hardware store and buy a cheap voltmeter? see if a site like ebay is selling another used psu, be cheaper than a new replacement.
  3. is there any tracking in the molex connector? have you tried a different PSU? have you used a volt meter to make sure the PSU is putting out the right voltages? to go from 1.8Ghz to 3Ghz is a huge jump, especially in power requirements, if anything is alittle twitchy from the short circuit, now would be the time you would find out, know what i mean? as far as i know, the CPU is powered from the 12v, the ram is powered by the 5v and i think most PSU's have the 12v and 3.3v common, so by shorting out the 12v and 5v, you may have weakened any number of things. if you or others agree with me, try changing the PSU, then the ram and then possably the opty with another 939 CPU, just borrow these items from friends if you can.
  4. so you installed the water cooling and three weeks later tried to bump the CPU back up to 3ghz and it all went bung. when and how did you cause a short circuit? EDIT: if i overclock my CPU or ram, i find things happen, like it wont post, i cant get into the bios or i cant stay in the bios (system restarts) is there anyway you can borrow some ram and/or a CPU, more so the ram. here a guess, if the ram is loading itself into fualty ram, the settings you see are not true and it happens to be that the bios keeps loading the Vcore info into the bad part of the ram or has caused your bios to become currupt. its a thought anyway.
  5. if it wont power on, as in Bios wont even post, then windows corrupting shouldnt have anything to do with it. to me there are a few possibility's, heres some of them is the water block wasnt seated properly, not enough thermal paste, not enough time for the thermal paste to work, your water cooling setup not cooling as well as it should, or is leaking, bios is currupt and needs resetting as you have been doing. i forgot to add a step in the cmos reset remove the power cord, remove the batt and move the CMOS reset pin, push the power button (dont expect anything to happen when you do this:) ), leave it like that for about 1/2 hr, mean while remove the water block from the CPU and make sure it was seating properly. reapply themal paste, by then the 1/2 hr should have passed so you can put the cmos pin back, replace the batt and plug it back in, if it wont boot, umm, well, try 24 hrs not really sounding good if the bios wont post
  6. how long did you give the thermal paste to settle? remove the power cord, remove the batt and move the CMOS reset pin, leave it like that for about 1/2 hr, mean while remove the water block from the CPU and make sure it was seating properly. reapply themal paste, by then the 1/2 hr should have passed so you can put the cmos pin back, replace the batt and plug it back in, if it wont boot, umm, well, try 24 hrs Edit: make sure the pins are in the right place if the Cmos pin is wrong then the computer wont boot either, i've done it before
  7. riser? with the VGA card, i had a similar problem, it was my case where the PCI bracket is to be screwed down, there was a riviot stopping the card PCI bracket of the card from going down, so theres another thought, unless it's sorted now I did have the similar ram in my expert, to run it at DDR500, try T2 3-4-4-10 2.85v for the full DFI expert timings, i think it was 200Mhz, dis, 3-4-10-4-14-16-4-3-2-4-auto, enabled then auto, 0, level 8 (your board may only have 4 levels, try normal 4), 8ns, normal or fast, 6ns, 256, disabled, 4, 7, disable if you want more info, let me know
  8. hopefully this is in the right place i now own a pair of OCZ 2x 1Gb ram. i've had them for two weeks now and have tried as hard as i can to see what their max speed is. they are rated for 3-3-3-10 @ DDR500 2.8v so far i've found the absolute rock solid stable speed these will do is 260Mhz now the strange thing is it doesnt matter if the timings are 3-3-3-8 T1 or 3-6-6-12 T2 with extremely loose timings, 260Mhz is it. doesnt even matter if i adjust voltages of CPU, LDT, ram or NF4. even if i drop the CPU multi or use the ram multipliers instead of dividers. this has caused frustration and confusion, i expected more from the ram:o however, is this what is expected when using 2x1gb ram instead of 2x 512Mb? more importantly, could the speed wall be caused by the CPU memory controller? any suggestions? currently then ram is in the orange slots on the DFI board. could it be the orange slots, is there any way to migrate the ram to the yellow slots (system wont boot if i just swap them)? I thought it was the ram causing the problem but i would've thought that loosening the timings would help that.
  9. I know i own the expert board but the settings may be similar i found i couldn't overclock until i set Dram Drive Strength to 8 (obviously type of ram depends on the setting). until i did that, 3Dmark tests and all games would freeze and/or computer would reboot. the computer would pass prime and mem test without a worry too. so try changing this setting if you have it in your bios. the listed settings you may have could be normal, i think SPD settings are weak. i do understand you havent even overclocked yet
  10. frekin IE7 Beta, this is the third time i'm trying to reply i get a similar problem with the one red LED not going out causing the system to not boot when i overclock too far, especially with the ram. try one card of ram in each slot, then try the other card. incase there is a device cuaseing problems, remove everything off the mobo except for power (leave all three connected), CPU and one card of ram. even remove the VGA card. is it possible the PSU is faulty?
  11. probably doesnt help that your old sticks are rated 3-4-4-8 at DDR400 so the DFI boards being as great as they are , the sticks are probably just not good enough. possably more comfortable at 133mhz. glad to see you have your issue sorted
  12. Talkin to me? I dont see anyone else here but me. if so, i'm at 25 degrees idle and 30 degrees load
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