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  1. Follow the initial build process and clear the CMOS and reset to stock speeds. Set all the CPU and memory options to auto if the CMOS clear hasn't already. Don't remove the IHS(just yet ) I have both the hotfix and the dual core optimizer installed at the moment, without any problems. XP MCE was running fine without them when I first built the system.
  2. Have you had a usb pen stick plugged in or an Ipod/mp3 player or the like? I had this when I forgot to unplug my Sony Ericsson W800 phone from the usb socket. Any removeable media can act as a boot device if configured correctly and the mobo is detecting the devices and wondering if you want to boot from it. linux is a popular choice for flash booting
  3. With a 32 bit OS you can't get more than 3Gb to show up in Windows, Try the X64 version.
  4. It only takes a few seconds to create one. I assume that you found the Initial build guide here And plugged in all MB power connectors even the floppy disk power connector and the molex. This is a usual mistake to make.
  5. I thought the LED's counted down I found this here The four diagnostic LEDs are meant to cascade off during the POST. Initially, when the PC is powered up, the fans spin at max power and all 4 Diagnostic LEDs light up to indicate System Start Up. When I get a good POST, LED 1 (the Top LED) goes off first, then flickers back on once before staying off, leaving me with LED 2,3,4 on to indicate that the CPU is detected. After a short delay (2 seconds) LED 2 turns off and the fans immediately simmer down leaving me with LED 3,4 on to indicate DRAM Detected. Immediately after this, LED 3 turns off and LED 4 is left to indicate VGA detected. I start to see the POST on my screen and all seems well with the world. The last LED (LED4) turns off after a sucessful System Boot up. Mine certainly keeps only one LED lit while in the BIOS and when all things pass and the system starts to load windows the last LED goes out. I would look at the CPU socket, in case the weight of the Cooler has caused the CPU to come unseated. Once you are happy that the CPU is seated correctly remove the RAM and Video card and check the bios lights during power up. Replace the RAM and repeat the power up to check the LEDS then replace the Video card and repeat. Hope you had a backup of that project.
  6. XP does not support gameport devices very well. see here the device manufacturers sometimes provided support via drivers but most did not. I had to ditch a perfectly good racing wheel and pedals when I went to XP because Saitek did not support them.
  7. I had the same with different brands of memory, but as one set would clock much higher than the other I steeled for just having 1GB of ballistix. I understand that these boards do not like 4 sticks of any size so you are better sticking to what works or shelling out for a 2x1Gb dual channel kit.
  8. glad to hear it MODE> I think I had no problems the first time I installed because I didn't read the messages properly and just assumed that it was the other disk it was asking for. Hint: Try the MCE media player in party mode
  9. The message is a bit confusing and had me stumped for a few moments, You need to put the media center disk into the drive at that prompt and then click continue. I did and it all went in fine.
  10. Recap: 1..The keys are not sticky in notepad. 2..Game settings and resolution do not affect it 3..RTS games are not affected 4..CMOS Cleared and reset 5..Same effects on USB and PS2 Keyboards 6..Bios Flashed 7..Windows 32 and 64 show same effect with farcry64 8..More than one game shows the effect. Assumptions: a..The hardware is ok or you would be seeing the sticky keys in all programs. b..The keyboard buffering or polling mechanism used in games is storing key presses beyond the visual cue to release it. c..The Video system is buffering frames beyond the key release signal. I am just about out of ideas I am afraid. All the games are directX? Do you have any openGL based games? (thinks: maybe a problem with directX) Have you tried the ATI demos they have keyboard control as well in some sections.
  11. Glad to hear it. Using an external Hub will also spare the load on the MB giving more power for system components. I think that the USB specification limits the power supply from one USB hub to 500mA and if all your devices were trying to negotiate a large load then they could get upset if they don't get it.
  12. Put the Graphite core on the the Analog CD cable to prevent noise being fed into the audio system. But like ExRoadie says you might just as well leave it off all together. My Brother's headset was picking up the hum from a VCR transformer, the Medusa set had an amplifier part way down the cable and putting a graphite core before the amp cleaned up the noise.
  13. Maybe a dumb question but you do have DirectX 9c installed? With the USB KB you could try enableing USB keyboard support in the BIOS (although this should not have affected the PS2 keyboard.) When you Flashed the Bios did you follow the DFI guide and clear the CMOS and load optimized defaults? (you'll need to search for the CMOS Clear guide) Does it continue to move forward in Farcry if you just tap the W key or only if you hold it down for a time and then release? I would try putting all the GFX settings to their lowest possible settings including resolution and see if it is a lag in the display or the keyboard input.
  14. Fitting a graphite core to the cable can also cut down electrical noise.
  15. The PSU is not on the list but it looks within spec korrea, You could try relocating the USB devices so that they connect to different sockets. Do you have a connector on the internal usb headers or just the onboard USB ports? If you have an external powered USB hub then I would give that a go as well because if your PSU can't supply the necessary power for all the USB peripherals then the external HUB should be able to.
  16. I read somewhere that the VSync and frame buffering can cause this effect because the GFX card has multiple frames drawn by the time you let go of the key. Try turning VSync on.
  17. Definately, It fixed a bunch of issues I was having with my Video card and stability.
  18. I did it the other wayround and had no problerms. XP installed on the SATA and I added two IDE HDD to my system that had my games and vids on. The board recognised them and windows configured them appropriately. No problems.
  19. I lost all audio when I plugged in an Xbox360 controller to play games with. It apparently acts as a usb audio input/output device because the 360 headset connects to the handset. After a moments panic. I changed the settings in the games and it fixed it.
  20. the wikipedia has some atricles AMD PCnet Magic Packet Utility I believe you can do it with "ping -t magic " as well but I haven't been able to substantiate this.:confused:
  21. Thanks for the heads up, Mine is in the post thankx to the great guys/gals in dfi-europe.nl DFI Rocks. People at work are getting a bit fed up of me raving about you guys.
  22. If it is going to be a linux box why not just use the etcfstab to configure the drive mount points to be specific to a single use. You could then seperate out the OS from the static Data and the dynamic data from the swap file. You will see a performance increase if you can have the swap file on a seperate controller form the OS. If you want the flexibility to add disks later then linux is easy in this respect because as a folder becomes too large for the current disk you can add in a disk and mount it as a new folder to the filling system and the data will be stored there. example: 4 physical disks a,b,c,d 1 CDROM + 1 Floppy disk A has : OS and user folders on 2 seperate partitions disk B has : Music on 1 partition disk C has : Video and picutres on 2 seperate partitions disk D has : the system swap space (this is not visible to the user) Recordings of TV shows (dynamic data) /dev/hda1 / /dev/hda2 /home /dev/hdb1 /Data/Music /dev/hdc1 /Data/Video /dev/hdc2 /Data/Pictures /dev/hdd1 none (swap) /dev/hdd2 /Data/Recordings /dev/hde1 /mnt/CDROM /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy ext2 So if your Video and Pics disk gets too full you can plug in another disk and Move the data to it and re map the FSTAB /dev/hda1 / /dev/hda2 /home /dev/hdb1 /Data/Music /dev/hdc1 /Data/Pictures/Family /dev/hdc2 /Data/Pictures /dev/hdd1 none (swap) /dev/hdd2 /Data/Recordings /dev/hde1 /Data/Video The spare partition on hdc is remapped to family pictures and the "family" folder moved from hdc2 to allow that room to grow. have a look for FSTAB examples
  23. Like that link states you need to open a shell and run grep svm /proc/cpuinfo and check the output it will tell you whether you have an AMD-V chip or not. also have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtualization_Technology
  24. When I upgraded to the latest CATs I had to switch the DVI lead to the other connector. Don't know why but the drivers seemed to recognise the hardware in the opposite order. If you can go in in safe mode and enable both screens in the display driver then you should see the screen come to life after the logon screen. I had two monitors so I just hooked them both up to see what was happening. Once you are up and running you can change the primary monitor in the CAT drivers.
  25. Installing windows with two disks in the machine will always result in the Master boot record being written to the first disk regardless of whether you install windows to the other disk or not. You could remove the Maxtor and install windows again onto the seagate or Download and use Tmods CD which I believe has MBR utils on it. or Booting from the windows CD might allow you to run the recovery console and run FIXMBR to restore the MBR onto the seagate. Oh and make sure you don't have a memory stick plugged in because it can be recognised as a boot devive as well.
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