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  1. It must be the same problem as I had. New BIOS adds support for DDR500 and has the memory set to AUTO when you clear the CMOS. AUTO in the case of my GEIL DDR500 was DDR500 stock timings as reported by GEIL, but at 2.6V. In my case it was stable enough to enter the BIOS and set it at 2.8V where it is OK, for DDR500. Thought I had a hard time trying to figure out why the system was unstable, as I was running optimized defaults and was going to apply the overclock after finishing the Windows installations. I don't know what will happen in your case, if the memory does not boot as DDR500 2.6V. A possible suggestion is not to clear the CMOS, nor any other setting, so that it can load your previous memory timing and voltage, until you can boot and define it yourself. Another suggestion is to boot with another memory stick, so that you can define manual timings to allow you boot with yout normal memory. This BIOS is a bit LOL with this problem, so I think DFI BIOS builders should have this issue in mind for the next release
  2. OK I found the problem. The new BIOS adds support for DDR500 and the 5/4 RAM/HTT divider. By running the optimised defaults the AUTO function in memory set it to run as DDR500 at the default voltage of 2.6V, that is unstable.
  3. I already have changed the stock coolers paste to AS5, so I won't notice any much of a difference. And something else: Where is this cooler powered from? The 4-pin PSU molex? How will I control the fan fpeed?
  4. I don't want to get the temps down. I want to get the noise down. Currently I set smartguardian to start at 50 and full at 60 so that it shuts the fan a little bit. I have to say I'm really annoyed about the location of the chipset in this board, not allowing you to place a waterblock. Good thing they fixed it in the latest model. Anyway I dought I'll find this chipset cooler here.
  5. What's that chipset cooler like? Do you have a link with a picture of it? I'm actually looking for a waterblock that would fit in this board, without toughing the long vid card on top of it. But since I can't find any, a better aircooling thing would be interesting, if it can reduce the noise
  6. I don't see why I should clear the CMOS. I flashed the BIOS, then I loaded optimized defaults. Don't have any saved configurations. With the optimized defaults I went to reformat and install XP. Then I faced the issues I described
  7. Speaking about the PWMIC temperature, in my system it gets very easily at 65 after 1 minute of load. After 5 minutes it exceeds 70 Celcious and not long after it shuts down or BSODs. I initially added passive heatsinks on some mosfets that did not have, but that didn't make much difference. I have stabilised at at 55-62 with adding an 80mm fan blowing directly there, as well as a very small one blowing on a super-hot chip on the top-right of the board. As this is an overclockers board, maybe DFI should have taken better care about what happens with the powermic temp when there is too much power demand from the system.
  8. If you mean you managed to get it stable by loosening the memory timings, then NO THANKS. If I want stability in the way of slowing doen the system, I can get back to my 386DX as well. My memory is fine, works fine as it is in my sig with the previos BIOS and with the latest, the system was unstable even at stock CPU and memory at DDR400
  9. The latest BIOS causes very serious stability problems to me. First it hanged during the Windows XP installation. Then, after it installed Windows, it would always hang when installing the video card drivers. It wasn't even overclocked when I tried it. Is this a known issue or is it just me?
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