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  1. I've contacted DFI and they are sending me an RMA number. Maybe I'll get a new board. Thanks for the help guys.
  2. MACarter02, I found the info here: http://www.diy-street.com/forum/showpost.p...04&postcount=24 I'll give the long clear a shot tonight. I'll hazard a guess and say that the chipset maybe going into a "protective" mode and shutting the board down due to the temp increase? And if so that doing a long CMOS clear would reset the chipset and allow proper boot-up if it is not damaged. If this works I'll shut the PC down and go get a new fan at Compusa. Thanks for the info. Oh, I'd have t osee what the warranty is on this board. I bought it 9/06.
  3. That was the first thing I tried when the system booted-up with a blank screen. It didn't help. From looking on the DFI forum fan failure seems to be an issue. Looks like I'll be purchasing a new MB. I probably should have started inspecting things after the BSOD and not hearing the fan make it's whine. Thanks for your input radodrill.
  4. I have a DFI Lanparty UT MB that started making chipset fan noise a few months ago. However ,the fan still worked fin so I forgot about it. A few weeks ago I started getting the BSOD but thought it had to do with my cpu and video card being overclocked and thought nothing of it. Especially after I put the CPU & video card back to standard clock speed. However, over the weekend the BSOD came back in full force and I started getting random reboots. Then, I lost my video and when I rebooted it would come back but then the system would shut down or reboot after about 2 minutes. I looked inside my case and noticed that the chipset fan is not spinning. Is my chipset fried? If so, can I replace the chipset or should I just replace the board. Any thoughts?
  5. RAM twested fine with MEmtest last night and PSU held steady at 12.02V during prime95. I was wrong about the CPU working better with more voltage. The higher i raised the voltage the faster it would crach in prime95. Therefore, I have to decide if I want it to be prime stable or run it at 3GHz the way I've been doing. Right now I have zero problems with any program I run and it performs well on 3DMark tests and Aquamark. And games like a champ with max settings for FEAR and HL2.
  6. It passes prime95 with higher voltage. The question about the BIOS is an interesting one. I have the latest from DFI right now and didn't know about trying out the bios from the site. I had some flake in another forum tell me that the BIOS has nothing to do with overclocking when I posed the question of switching BIOS. The power supply issue would be a kick in the sack. I just bought the Sunbeamtech when I bought the DFI and the RAM. I thought on the guide that the Sunbeam is adequate if not running in SLI and hence the Tier 3 rating. I know the OCZ's are the cat's meow and may have to upgrade when I build my next system. I am running prime now and will post results and settings tomorrow. Thank to all that gave good advice.
  7. No problem. I like figuring things out for myslef. However, when I noticed the comon overclock between the 2 cpu's I figured I'd see what people had to say about it. That maybe I am missing something that i haven't thought of.
  8. Thank you for the straight forward answer. I guess i'm kind of surprised by the PSU though. I did some reviews and the Sunbeamtech was the first modular supply accepted by NVidia and all reviews (outside of this guide)praised it for it's rock solid voltage. However, none of the reviewers tried to overclock with it. Thanks again for the response.
  9. Kingfisher, 1. I didn't say you where criticizing me. I'm pretty sure I said that. 2. I'm not asking for anyone to overclock for me. I'm asking if anyone has run into a similar situation and can lend their expertise in helping solve a very specific problem. Isn't that the reason that the DFI forum was created in the first place by people who work for DFI? Or, am I missing something here. Did anyone here go to college? I would bet that if you did and your professors answered the way people on here do everyone would flunk. Or, worse yet leave the classroom not having a single clue what the hell is going on. 3. I selected the DFI board for it's rave reviews of being the best overclocking board. That why I'm using it and not my EPOX. 4. You just gave an example of why people get ticked at this forum. All you had to say was that the Thermal throttling setting does not affect overclocking. Instead of saying the reason no one answered is because it has nothing to do with overclocking. See, that is what is called a constructive answer. 5. I've done a search on this forum to answer my problem and couldn't find one so i created a post.
  10. I'm not blaming the board at all. I'm simply trying to figure out if there could be something in the BIOS that I might need to look at. I started this post because I find it odd that 2 separate chips would end-up with the same results. I'm wondering about the RAM and that's why I'm going to stick my 2X512 in and see if I get similar results. I've read that people sometimes have worse overclocks with 2G compared to 1G. This is all a learning experience as is any electrical adventure. When running any experiment you figure out what the cause is by process of elimination. You also learn from talking to people who have more experience with the product then you do. The DFI has probably twice as many settings in the BIOS than th EPOX I own. I've asked about the effect of the Thermal Throttling setting in another post and haven't received a reply yet. I agree that 3GHz is pretty good and really haven't found too many better. However, isn't the whole point of overclocking to push and push some more? Again, just trying to gain information, not listen to criticism. I was told and learned something a long time ago that I wish more people would learn. Read (listen), comprehend, then reply. This isn't directed at you. It's some of the other responses. I've stated that I have a problem at a particular overclock point and get a response stating that I'm misleading the forum about having trouble overclocking. I've stated that if I increase my voltage I get a stable system at 3GHz but do not prefer to do that at this time until I gather more info about the 400MGZ wall and am told that my system isn't stable. It very well could be that both CPU's have the same limit. In my profession I find it fascinating when I run into a problem that seems to have a common connection and was turning to a forum of experts for some ideas. In no profession or field does it help to criticize people. I've seen many people's postings were they run the 1M test and tout the greatness of their overclock. Or, even their scores on 3DMark05. None of them show the results at 32M. One guide I read considers 8M to be adaquate for stability. Thererfore, I stated that I passed at that level. I've also passed at 32M. Unless people are going to offer a real world solution or good advice I would appreciate you not responding at all. I've heard from people in other forums that they do not like coming here because they receive more criticism than help. READ, COMPREHEND, RESPOND!!!
  11. I'll try the alternate SATA ports tonite and see what happens. As for sounding like a d!ck, I didn't think that at all. There is a big difference between being stable in Windows and stable with tests. My current set-up is stable running the 8M for Superpi. However, it wonks out on prime95 with the current voltage setting. If I increase it it will run fine. For now I decided to leave it with the current voltage settings until I can figure out why it hits a wall at 400MHz. I'd appreciate any good info anyone can provide that is constructive. I've read many guides and while i've only been at this for a little over a year I know i understand the basics for overclocking. I seem to be running into a wall since I switched to this board and the Patriot RAM. i may even try putting in my old memory to see what happens.
  12. acphydro & Retratserif, I've gone through the guide an tested each component individually. CPU will do over 300MHz, board and memory will do the same. I've had it stable at various configurations of 3GHz. (300X10, 230X13) And I am currently using 250X12 to have the RAM at stock speed. divider is set at 4 and I've even used 3 just to make sure. RAM is at 3-4-4-8. I've had my Athlon 3000+ at 2.7GHz on my old EPOX board but with only 1G of RAM. acphydro, That's interesting about that RAM. Especially since NewEgg has it listed under it's overclocking RAM. I will try and switch which slots. I do believe that I have my HDD plugged into SATA slot 3. Are you saying that is a good or bad thing? I've tried changing from 1:1 to other variations. I'll post my current set-up tonite when i get home. Besides the 3-4-4-8 everything else is set to auto for the RAM. I'll have to set all the values according to the guide. Retratserif, The issue is not with being able to overclock and my sig is not misleading at all. 3GHz is not a problem. The topic of this post was "can't get over 400MHz overclock". The FX-55 is 2.6GHz stock. I have it overclocked to 3GHz. When I try to go ever that it's like I've hit a stone wall no matter what variation I use. The 3700+ isn't the same chip as an FX-55. I've read in amny places that some of the 3700+ are deficient duel cores with one the cores turned off.
  13. I seem to be hitting a wall of 400MHz overclock on any CPU I use on the Lanparty UT board I have. I asked last week if the Thermal Throttling has anything to do with overclocking? I have a 3700+ that hits 2.6G and FX-55 that hits 3GHz. both become unstable after the 400MHz. I find it hard to believe that 2 seperate cpu's have the same characteristics. Any thoughts?
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