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[RESOLVED] Dfi Mods, Angry, Please Help!

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Any updates? With memory settings that loose it should boot no problem.

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I think that memory is 3, 3, 3, 8 at 200 but I usually push the two sticks I have to about 235 loosened up because I want the speed. But with the FX-55 in it right now it is running 200x13 for 2600Mhz and priming now nearly 30 mins while I type this. So for me the board nor the memory is showing anything odd.

 

RGone...

 

Any updates? With memory settings that loose it should boot no problem.

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I was reffering to his setup, sorry bout the confusion

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Do you have soundcard installed?

 

I just got DFI expert, X-Fi FPS seems to cause BSOD when placed on the last PCI slot, moving it to the 2nd last PCI slot seems to solved the problem.

 

My ram setting is Tony's OCZ base setting. (2G OCZ PC4000 Gold) 3-4-3-10.

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We are about to test out the board with everyone's suggestions, will post updates as it comes.

 

but no sound cards.

 

The setup almost always boot up no problem. Even install windows no problem mostly. But trouble starts shortly after that.

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ren9999, are you installing windows with SP2 included in the installation? If not then you need to download SP2 and :

1. Install windows.

2. Install SP2.

3. Install chipset drivers from the cd shipped with board and choose NO WS/IDE drivers and NO Nvidia Firewall and NO Nvidia network acccess manager. This will enable Nvidia sound and put Nvidia Nic drivers in. Not Marvel.

4. Then load the video drivers.

 

If you install chipset drivers ahead of the SP2 updates it often dorks up.

 

One other thing I notice users saying is that WD new sata drives have a sata1 and sata2 jumper and that WinXP is having trouble with Sata2 and when they swap the jumper to sata1 the whole system runs smoother with current WinXP and sata drives.

 

RGone...

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Yes, installing using windows XP SP2 included on the CD.

 

I have used Western Digital SATA II drive.

I have used Western Digital SATA I drive.

I have used Maxtor PIDE drive.

 

Just got out a new board, put on a AMD 64 X2 4400+ CPU. NO SCREEN.

 

Switched it to AMD 64X2 4200+ CPU, YES SCREEN. went into BIOS, changed CAS Latency according to DFI distributor instruction, , saved and exit. rebooted NO SCREEN.

 

settings changed:

DRAM Frequency Set............................ - 200=RAM/FSB:01/01

Command Per Clock (CPC)....................... - DISABLE

 

took out battery, jumpered the CMOS pings, BIOS reset boot up again, YES SCREEN.

 

Changing all settings according to RGone's instruction:

http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=39794

 

Currently installing Windows. Will update as soon as that is done.

 

At this point, I must ask, did I get a bad batch or are these boards really this difficult?

 

I will hold off on my full vent for after we have solved the problem.

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DRAM Frequency Set............................ - 200=RAM/FSB:01/01

Command Per Clock (CPC)....................... - DISABLE

 

Setting CPC to disable is probably unnecessary, but it shouldn't hurt either. Have you messed with any voltages yet? Whenever installing windows for the first time and new hardware I almost always up the voltages on everything a notch or two, just to be 'safe'.

 

If it keeps giving you bootup issues take a look at the red led's to see if it hangs on one of them.

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True. I had big issues with my board setting voltage and SPDs right on it. I would still think that running a full memtest on each individual stick of memory on this board may be a good thing. Sorry if you already did this, but, I did not see it mentioned.

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I strongly doubt that all those boards are trash, and it very well may be that the TT 480W isn't powerful enough, and the TT680 doesn't follow the specs. I know for a fact that Kingston ValueRAM works fine iwth DFI boardcs, as it works with both of mine and it's all I've used so far, save the OCZ PC4000 kit I've ordered.

 

I suggest ordering a Powerstream 520 and see how that tests out for you. If it works, then you have discovered your issues, mate. if it don't, well, you are a victim to a luck of the draw with something... that 4400+ tested and working? Another user had issues with his 4400+ and the Expert, especially with large quantity RAM but I can't say if that's related to this...

 

And finally... have you tested these boards with a single core cpu?

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Left it running prime last night at 200x13=2600Mhz and then ran 3dmark01.

Pic...

All3d01KVR2x1gig.jpg

 

I too lean on the timings and the p/s ability to pull the load.

 

RGone...

 

Yes, installing using windows XP SP2 included on the CD.

 

I have used Western Digital SATA II drive.

I have used Western Digital SATA I drive.

I have used Maxtor PIDE drive.

 

Just got out a new board, put on a AMD 64 X2 4400+ CPU. NO SCREEN.

 

Switched it to AMD 64X2 4200+ CPU, YES SCREEN. went into BIOS, changed CAS Latency according to DFI distributor instruction, , saved and exit. rebooted NO SCREEN.

 

settings changed:

DRAM Frequency Set............................ - 200=RAM/FSB:01/01

Command Per Clock (CPC)....................... - DISABLE

 

took out battery, jumpered the CMOS pings, BIOS reset boot up again, YES SCREEN.

 

Changing all settings according to RGone's instruction:

http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=39794

 

Currently installing Windows. Will update as soon as that is done.

 

At this point, I must ask, did I get a bad batch or are these boards really this difficult?

 

I will hold off on my full vent for after we have solved the problem.

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