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this damn board is drving me crazy....

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Your NB should not overheat as the NB heatsink will spin up to cool it down through bios settings.

 

Nvidia certified PSUs are not certified for overclocking. Its a different circuitry on the board altogether in regards to the PSU's power draw for overclocking and to the VGAs. They are certified as they can address the requirements of the 2 PCI-e connectors. I doubt they can even test it on a 3000+ running 2 monster VGA cards? Anyone knows the exact Nvidia test specs? Please correct my view if I am wrong. Most decent PSUs 450W and above will be able to run dual monster VGAs though they are not certified. You need to pay to get the certification and many companies are not willing to do that. Moreover Nvidia has stringent policies about certified PSUs and many manufactureres rather not comply, build a top notch PSU their own way, then to get it certified through a long process. Its like casings and processor heatsinks. Most of these best stuff are not certified by Intel or AMD as well.

 

As Angry has said experience are the truths, much more reliable then 2 hour reviews or whatever they say to sell you the PSU. Ever wonder why some 600W PSU costs a quarter of the price of a proper one? For many here there are namely few PSUs they depend on -PCP&C, Zippy, OCZ, Seasonic, FSP to name but a few.

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Have you tried clearing your cmos? Should try that first if you haven't yet.

Do you have access to another 24pin psu, maybe a friend or your local retailer could help you test another one? Hopefully one frmo the recommended list.. it wouldn't hurt to test the cpu and ram in another machine too, to be sure you haven't fried anything.

 

I recently purchased an Ultra-D, and had the same problem, only the board didn't work right out of the box. 4 red leds and no sign of VGA.

 

Some thought it was my psu, some thought it was my cpu or ram, I was at a loss.

 

I went through 3 psu's before deciding that the board itself was at fault.

 

My retailer setup an RMA, and 2 weeks later i tried again with a new board. (almost) Everything is running smoothly now, but it was a PITA for me to get to there. The only problem i have now is my Karajan sound creates a ton of static, so I'm stuck using a crappy pci sound blaster live. :P

 

Yes, your power supply is suspect, but that doesn't mean that it is at fault. I hope you get it worked out!

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Supa chiney, Angry works for DFI. He knows what's right and what's not.

 

If you choose not to believe him, well, that's your misfortune.

 

But in a few weeks when you post a thread about how you heard a loud popping noise and now your machine won't boot up, I won't respond.

 

Because obviosuly you don't seem to want any help.

 

We won't tell you what you want to hear because that simply is not the solution.

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ya guys r .ing retartds.. seriously y would his chipset over heat cause his power supply is bad and that is the only thing that is wrong, i would expect something would go bad also other people have had the same problem with this shizzle. So stop defending dfi if they have sold a bad mobo. ya forums trolls also need to get off this random clownz dick k thx :)

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Bought my DFI back in the summer of 2005.... sat on a shelf for 7 months.. lit right up, and has produced the 2nd best OC of my life, and the Best OC on an AMD processor.

 

Sold quite a few DFI systems in the mid 90's ... Sell em n forget em! Good to see DFI back in the race with a winning Mobo!

 

Maybe it's time you started the rebuild all over? and use the knowledge you have learned n earned here...

 

You just *might* be really surprised at what you get....

 

Help is only effective when you are truly open to receiving it....

 

Anyone can have a biotch fest...

 

You got some good recommendations from some very strong techs, and a lesson or three in sarcasm...

 

Now do something with it, or quit asking for help.

 

Good Luck!

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EDITED quote from earlier post that was deleted for obvious reasons.

 

 

Damn dude... talk about retards. Did you read your post? You can't even spell retard!! Angry WORKS FOR DFI. If you actually read the original post he claims that the overheating chipset is the cause of his problem, yet he never say's how hot it gets. Are we to believe he's monitoring the chipset temp until the system freezes? Strange thing is i ended up buying a power supply from the recommended list here even though i had an Antec 480 watt NeoPower. It was an extra expense i wasn't planning on but being issue free from the get go makes me think it was a wise choice.

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have you at all tryed a NEW powersupply? ur PSU may be worthy, but it could be faulty, from the manufacturer...

try a different PSU that u know works, (maby your bros PSU or sumthing)

and put ur ram in a different slot ....

 

Let us know results eh..

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WHen you troubleshoot, you have to isolate all the potential causes to test properly. Incompatible memory and PSU are by far the biggest cause of problems on rigs using DFI boards. If your memory checks out, it is the next logical step. Building a system is about compatability - all components won't fit together seamlessly. THat doesn't mean the parts suck - just that they won't work together.

 

But there have been many claims that Ultra-X PSUs often do not even meet the manufactuer's own specs. If you insist on building your system around this PSU (why you would want to do this, I have no idea), then you should look for a mobo that does not have such stringent power requirements.

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EDITED quote from earlier post that was deleted for obvious reasons.

 

 

Yeah except the thing here is that his chipset is not overheating. 50-60*C is what everybody gets. retartd!!

 

(watch your language please)

 

What baaj said, just get another PSU and be done with it.

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