Guest Joey Posted December 19, 2005 Posted December 19, 2005 I know the Lanparty NF4 Ultra-D doesn't officially support the dual core Opteron... but as the Opteron is basically identical to the x2 (and I've seen similar posts from people with the x2 processors)... I thought there might be a chance that someone can help with this. I had a perfectly stable system running with an Athlon 64 FX 53. I was given a dual core Opteron as a gift. I already had the most current version of the Ultra-D BIOS. I installed the Opteron with no problems and it was properly seen in the BIOS and Windows. Immediately after I upgraded to the Opteron, I started to have random shutdown problems. Windows would get to the blue screen where it says "Windows is Shutting Down" and then it will just hang there (I left it there for up to 30 minutes just in case there was some funky thing going on... but it still never shut down)... I have to hold the power button in in order to shut it down. I am also having start up issues... my system will lock at some point between displaying the processor type and detecting the IDE drives (it doesn't freeze at exactly the same point each time). My start up and shut down problems don't happen every time, but both seem to occur equally as often. I'd say it happens about 50% of the time when I try to shutdown or startup. Why my system is running... it seems to be rock solid with no crashes. Another odd problem seems to have also come up... one of my IDE channels no long functions. It was working right after I upgraded the processor... but then I realized shortly after that one of my drives was no longer appearing... when I switched it to the other IDE channel, it was fine. I've cleared my CMOS, reinstalled the BIOS... used the latest November beta BIOS from DFI... tried different memory... tried different memory sockets (I was using both orange ones)... tried just using one stick of memory. Nothing I do seems to correct the problem. I pulled out all my USB devices thinking that may have caused the problem (thinking that maybe I plugged something back in differently after I upgraded my processor)... no luck. Keep in mind... my system was working perfectly... the only thing I did was swap out my FX processor for the dual core Opteron. My roommate also suffered a similar problem with the same board using an x2 processor (his resolution was to get a new motherboard). Being a week before X-mas... and having some shopping still to do... I don't really have the extra $$ to go out and get a new mobo right now (and really don't think I should need to). Any help would be amazingly helpful! I'm at wits end with this one. Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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