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  1. The problem I am having is I can't get the ram to run at 250MHZ it shows up in the bios as DDR400. When I check in the bios I only see settings up to 233MHZ. How can I get this up to 250. Some of the people in another thread were trying to help me but I just couldn't get it. I have read the "THE" Definitive DFI AMD Overclocking guide! a couple of times and am still reading it as well as the one over at the MSI forums by Kingfisher and the one at XtremeSystems Forums.


  2. Clear the CMOS. The link is in my sig. If the owner is receiving the system tomorrow all settings should be at stock values. One day is not enough time time to test overclock stability.
    I was typing the same time you were.

    I did, though I would like to get it up to about 2300mhz-2400mhz for him

    which I didn't think would be much of a problem for this CPU with XTreem DDR500 ram. I haven't figured out this OC thing yet I guess. Thank for the help.


  3. I have been trying to OC an Opty 165 in a rig I just built. I made the settings in the bios and after when a few attempts failed The post screen says "Please re-setting CPU frequency in the CMOS setup" I booted into the bios and this time it asked for a password which I never set in the first place. I am supposed to give this computer to the owner tomorrow morning. Any help will be greatly appreciated. TIA. :confused:


  4. Here is a must read for you:

     

    http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20823

     

    Read it over and over until you understand what it is saying. It will help you understand OC'ing and the settings.

     

    Be sure to ask questions about what you are reading, if necessary.

     

    I have read the stickies and the one over at MSI forums but I didn't understand them. I tried to OC my system and lost access to my OS had to reinstall and lost everything and I don't want to do it again that is why I am asking questions. That is good advice, read and reread the stickies. I will go back and read again. Thanks for the help.:)


  5. Go read the stickies at the top of the forum. There's something called the FSB speed.... And your ram isn't rated to run at that speed, so thats not by any means guaranteed.

     

    The ram I am interested in is in a computer I just put together, it is using Team XTreem DDR500 3-3-3-8

     

    It might help if we had the bios date.(The award version no# doesn't really help) I don't think I've ever seen a bios. That wouldn't goto 350mhz.(ddr700)Though gettin' the mems to pull it is sumptin' else entirely I don't know how high the bios I have will go because on that 1 you type the frequency settings in. Like was posted above. Read the stickies.

    When your mems run outta' head room you can put them onna' divider. Read some. Post back ask. Someone will know.

    I changed the bios version in my sig it is also the same one that I used in the new rig. Maybe I misunderstood the settings then, I thought it went to 233mgz. Next time I boot I will check.

  6. honestly...the Evercool VC-RE cooler is STILL the best choice for chipset cooling on any of our boards

     

    the HR-01 heatpipe chipset cooler DOES work on ALL DFI NF4 motherboards...whether it is NF4-D, Ultra-D, SLI-D, SLI-DR, SLI-DR Expert, SLI-DR Venus...all of them

     

    Someone else already took pics of it on the board but I'll dig out the cam and take a few pics for ya if you really want to see it...but $7.95 for the Evercool vs $19.99 for the Thermalright...I choose the Evercool myself

     

    Now that the Jing Ting has been around for awhile do you still feel the Evercool is the best cooler(Ultra-D)?


  7. Sounds like when your PC crashed .... maybe it rebooted or tryed to reboot or you got a BSOD or just a lock-up !

     

    Either way .... I beleive that your MBR (master boot record) got corrupt .

     

    You have WD HDD's so if you have a WD CD, boot from it and use it to repair your MBR or you can download it from the website (if you have a way to do it). Or try and boot from your Win CD and do a repair. Google for repair commands to repair MBR.

     

    As far as your OC goes ...... you need to get your OS working properly first, then go from there.

     

    note: Changing your RAM should not effect your windows install/activation ....

    although, as long as you have a legitimate copy of Windows .... the most it will take is a phone call to re-activate.

     

    I have tried to repair the MBR with the windows cd but didn't know about the WD disk, good tip, thanks.

     

    My OS is working good because I reinstalled it on another drive(and yes it is legit)a Seagate I got from Newegg with the FX 55.

     

    I was worried about the activation because I just activated it the other day and it is an OEM version, not sure how many times they let you reactivate. Thanks for the help.:)


  8. I have 2X1gb of Team Group XTreem ddr500 3-3-3-8 that I will be putting in another computer for a friend. If I put it in my computer to try it out will any points be deducted from my windows installation(will it count as a hardware change)?

    I have read through the OC'ing guides and am having a hard time understanding it, I have had many crashes and the last one my OS became hidden. I think it is still there because I have not done anything to uninstall it and it is listed on the boot screen but there is no boot.ini file anywhere and I can't change the boot order in msconfig but windows can't see it. I had to reinstall Windows on another drive. I would like to test this knew FX 55 with the XTreem ram (not looking for max. OC). Is there a few easy things I can do to get an idea how this cpu and ram will work then if it is good I may buy a kit of the XTreem for myself.

    Thanks for all the help.:)


  9. Always use memtest that is loaded into BIOS. It is the one and only trusted memtest to use.

    If you swap out different RAM you will have to start all over again with your stability testing. Each set of RAM, even duplicate sets need to be tested individualy in your motherboard.

    Will this count as a hardware change and then another when I put mine back in.

    When I swap back and put my ram back in will I have to do the stability testing again?

    Thanks.:)


  10. RGone, I downloaded the HCI program and will run it today. Is the memtest86+ you refer to differenet from the one that is in the bios? Thanks for the suggestion.:)

    I have 2X1gb of Team Group XTreem ddr500 3-3-3-8 that I will be putting in another computer for a friend. If I put it in this computer to try it out will any points be deducted from my windows installation(will it count as a hardware change)?

    I have read through the OC'ing guides and am having a hard time understanding it, I have had many crashes and the last one my OS became hidden I think it is still there because I have not done anything to uninstall it but windows can't see it. I had to reinstall Windows on another drive. I would like to test this knew FX 55 with the XTreem ram. Is there a few easy things I can do to get an idea how this cpu and ram will work then if it is good I may buy a kit of the XTreem for myself or would I be better off starting a knew thread in the OC'ing forum. Thanks for all the help.:)


  11. Great shots that is what I was looking for. I was thinking of putting it the other way so it blows up to the psu, not a bad idea. Do you think it would be better than blowing it out the back.

    We're all in this together here at the DFI forums . I must say I have been reading these forums for awhile and this is without a doubt the best and most informative group I have ever saw on the internet !

     

    blaster333

    I second that.


  12. I had the same problem with a MSI board and I did the same as elessar777 I went from 2-2-2-2 to 2.5-4-4-8 and it worked for me. Is the bios set at 1T or 2T, try 1T. I have used 1 stick of cheap ram before and that has worked. Not sure if this would pertain to a DFI board but I had to do it everytime I reinstalled with the MSI. Just out of curiosity have you run the drives manufactors sortware.


  13. Burn in...burn up...burn out? Not me short of using memtest before boot and testing system as stable BEFORE loading all programs and apps after getting windows installed...no, don't burn in...

     

    RGone...:confused:

     

    Questions to answer regarding system stability.

     

    1. Have you run MemTest86+ five full times test 1-8?

    2. Have you run MemTest86+ test #5 & test #8 for at least 50 loops?

    3. Have you run Prime95 torture test (blend) for at least 8 hours?

    4. Have you run the full suite of 3DMark tests (01, 03 and 05)?

     

    If you have run all of the above benchmark and stress tests, did they all pass? They should!

     

    Links to good memory testers.

    http://www.memtest.org/ Memtest86+ version available to test memory from DOS before windows boots. No errors should appear.

     

    http://hcidesign.com/memtest/ Download HCI freeware memory tester from within windows. Should show no errors.

    No to all, I will be building it this weekend then I will follow your prescription. Thank you.:)

    I just installed a FX 55 and have been using a program called cpu-burnin. Is it possible it could have damaged the cpu, if so is there a way to tell?


  14. Or toward the exhaust fan in the rear...(Just to add to your choices. J/K)

     

    you could try both blowing it toward the rear or up toward the power supply.

     

    I highly recommend against blowing down. It would be screw up the airflow in your case, and make the fan work against any air that the exhaust fan is pulling towards the rear.

     

    -MalibuSS

    I didn't know I had the option to turn it towards the back. How do I turn it so it blows out the back? I checked my video card and it is 54° at idle so I need to change the direction. Just installed it about four days ago, do I need to apply more AS5?

  15. Study a lot + really study the RAM timings guide. Pick yourself up a notebook and pencil, and have the patience to tinker with just a setting or two at a time. Learning to set your RAM up properly will go a long ways in getting that chip to sing :cool:

    I will, thanks for the advice. Do people here get on you about your Ultra X-Connect X2. I had one and every time I had a problem the first thing they say was get rid of the X-Connect so I finally did. I know they had troubles with the first generation but I thought they had them fixed for the X-Connect X2. I read some good reviews on it before I bought it. Found a good deal on the OCZ so I bought it, don't want to take any chances. :)

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