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if this is how DFI customer service
this is a user 2 user forum supported by Rgone & Angry Games who are DFI reps.

 

If you don't follow advice such as THunDA gave you won't get much further.

have you tried with 1 module in the orange socket furthest from the CPU.

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this is a user 2 user forum supported by Rgone & Angry Games who are DFI reps.

 

If you don't follow advice such as THunDA gave you won't get much further.

have you tried with 1 module in the orange socket furthest from the CPU.

 

Yes when i say multiple sticks of ram i mean 1 stick at a time but have tested with 2 different sticks from a 2 gig kit using the top orange slot (dimm2)

 

also i was under the impression that this was DFI's tech support site. they even have it listed on thier recording when you call them so i thought this was responded to by DFI as a company. if this is private forums run by people that work there then i commend them for the time they spend with people.

 

Im just trying to get to the bottom of this and obviously i dont want to RMA if i dont have to but i think its getting to that point cause ive tried everything that has been suggested to me.

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Did you try to reflash yet?

 

If DFI is willing to send you a BIOS chip, maybe you should let them. That would allow you to rule out the BIOS as a problem at least.

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If you can get into bios try manually setting your timings to the values used in the link. also try memory voltage on 2.7 or 2.8v. Run memtest to check memory stability (you can select to boot memtest from the bios - Genie bios section)

I'd try with 1 module initially, add the 2nd if you are sucessful.

NF4 SLI-DR - Crucial Ballistix 2x1024 pc4000 kit Bios Changes for Stability! LOOK HERE

 

PS . make sure you disconnect power b4 placing/replacing memory modules & take anti static precautions.

Have u got all 4 power connections made to mobo per Mobo Power Connections:

 

luck

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I have flashed bios 2 times and saved the default bios setting after each one.

 

Upon rebooting from saving in bios it will beep 2 times and get no post.

 

My diag lights are

 

red red red off

 

I just had the same problem, been fighting it for the last 5 hours.

 

But, I just made two simple changes, and it ***SEEMS*** fixed. I have Memtest running now.

 

Step 1) Booted up with Insert key held.

Step 2) Went into BIOS, selected the Optimal Configuration

Step 3) Changed DRAM voltage to 1.8

Step 4) Turned on Memtest

Step 5) Saved, Exited, unplugged (not letting it go the non-post 3 red light beep thing)

Step 6) Moved memory from Yellow slots to Orange slots (I have two 1gb sims)

Step 7) Powered back on. By the time my monitor came on, it was already in Memtest at 5% complete!

 

Right now, it is at 50% complete total.

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did you follow this guide The correct way to flash your BIOS

 

I did. It did not help at all. Every time I would do this, it would POST and halt on error; indicating that :

 

CMOS Checksum Error

Warning! Now system is in Safe Mode.

Please re-setting CPU frequency in the CMOS Setup.

 

And when I followed the normal steps of setting optimal settings and increasing the voltage; it would instantly die upon Exiting the BIOS.

 

So, at this moment, it posted and ran MEMTEST without the need of the "insert key". :P 70% complete in Memtest. YAY!

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i just flashed BIOS and loaded these ram settings that sharp suggested in another post

 

GENIE BIOS Setting

>DRAM Configuration..................Press Enter = New Menu

FSB BUS Frequency....................200

DRAM Voltage Control.................2.8V

 

GENIE BIOS Setting >DRAM Configuration

DRAM Frequency Set (MHZ).............200 (DRAM/FSB:1/01)

Command per clock (CPC)..............Disabled

Cas latency (tCL)....................2.5

RAS to CAS delay (tRCD)..............3

Min RAS active time (tRAS)...........7

Row precharge time (tRP).............3

Row cycle time (tRC).................11

Row refresh cycle time(tRFC).........14

Row to Row delay (tRRD)..............2

Write recovery time (tWR)............3

Write to read delay (tWTR)...........2

Read to write delay (tRWT)...........2

Refresh period (tREF)................1560

Write CAS latency (tWCL).............1

DRAM Bank Interleave.................Enabled

 

DQS Skew Control.....................Decrease Skew

DQS Skew Value.......................0

DRAM Drive Strength..................AUTO

DRAM Data Drive Strength.............AUTO

Max Async Latency....................6ns

Dram Response........................Normal

Read Preamble Time...................5ns

Idle Cycle Limit.....................AUTO

Dynamic Counter......................Disabled

R/W Queue Bypass.....................AUTO

Bypass Max...........................AUTO

32 Byte Granularity..................Any value

 

 

30% through Memtest now seems to have fixed it for me but my ram is running a little hot. I might try lowering the voltage if this passes and try it again to see stability

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