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For the person thinking it's OK to buy and use Seagate, I have problems with my Seagates.

 

I've also just started getting lockups again for no reason, it was fine for a few weeks (just cold boots) with the old 425 BIOS and now I'm getting them again. Nothing changed ....

 

I'm going to go back to the 728 so at least I can unplug the Ps/2 keyboard!

 

:-(

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Since I've updated the bios to 07/28 bios, I also get the message "Rom cannot invoke error". But I didn't have any errors M5288. When I set the Sil raid from raid 0, 1, 5.. (or something like that) to disable, the message disappeared. But.... suddenly I'am getting the freezes from the M5288 back. :mad:

 

And with the 05/23 I had no freezes at all.

 

So I think I'll keep the invoke error en hope the freezes will stay away.

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Sooo....I figgin cleaned my drives with DBAN, and just installed Windows using the f6 drivers for the ULI Raid on dfi's site I can't find the 5/23 ULI Drivers ANYWHERE!!! HELP, and I'm getting a 1 minute time until windows logo even appears, and I don't even have anything installed!!!

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Never have got them to work. Hitachi sataII's work just fine. I know it is a compatibilty problem, but not all boatds have a problem with Rapotors, My thinking it has something to do with WD and the TLER

 

I do not know if this will help, while I am not running raid, I am running a 74GB Raptor on the ULI contoller. Basically, after having some issues trying to get the Raptor and some other brand hard drives to do a fresh install with the Crossfire 3200, I think I discovered what might be a problem for some others.

 

Basically, I think that even if you format a hard drive, for some reason there is something left on it. I do not know if its from SP2 or some other sourc, but after I had my issues, I booted with my System Suite 6 CD and did a secure erase on the WD 74GB Raptor. After that was finished, I loaded a generic Master boot record and rebooted to load my install with the Raptor connected to the ULI Sata connector. The install of XP Pro was flawless and without incident. I then loaded Service Pack 2 without incident. From that point, I went to Nivida, and downloaded the ULI Version 220 Unified Drivers which also installed with no issues. I loaded my other drivers and so far, I have not had an issue. I am now booting with Raptor, and currently running Crossfire with my X1900 512MB Cards with no lockups or issues. My opty 165 is only slightly overclocked at the moment. I am running G Skill DDR 600 memory @ 2.80Volts. While I have only been running a couple of days, I have not experienced any lockups or freezes so far. This is all on the 7/28/06 Bios

 

I hope this helps someone else that might be experiencing some issues.

 

Jason

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Could you post links to program you used to do the format with? It may be a useful tool.

 

I think some people heres issues started with factory new HD's tho, so i dont know if it will help them...

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I do not know if this will help, while I am not running raid, I am running a 74GB Raptor on the ULI contoller. Basically, after having some issues trying to get the Raptor and some other brand hard drives to do a fresh install with the Crossfire 3200, I think I discovered what might be a problem for some others.

 

Basically, I think that even if you format a hard drive, for some reason there is something left on it. I do not know if its from SP2 or some other sourc, but after I had my issues, I booted with my System Suite 6 CD and did a secure erase on the WD 74GB Raptor. After that was finished, I loaded a generic Master boot record and rebooted to load my install with the Raptor connected to the ULI Sata connector. The install of XP Pro was flawless and without incident. I then loaded Service Pack 2 without incident. From that point, I went to Nivida, and downloaded the ULI Version 220 Unified Drivers which also installed with no issues. I loaded my other drivers and so far, I have not had an issue. I am now booting with Raptor, and currently running Crossfire with my X1900 512MB Cards with no lockups or issues. My opty 165 is only slightly overclocked at the moment. I am running G Skill DDR 600 memory @ 2.80Volts. While I have only been running a couple of days, I have not experienced any lockups or freezes so far. This is all on the 7/28/06 Bios

 

I hope this helps someone else that might be experiencing some issues.

 

Jason

 

Jason, how do you know this will help? Have you experienced lock ups/and or freezes in the past?

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I was hoping I would not have to post in this thread but the ULI bug has finally bit me in the @ss.

 

My story…

 

I purchased the board new back in April when all the “hoopla” went out about it in another forum. Using Tony’s settings it has run flawless until just recently baring a minor glitch here and there. I started getting the timeout errors and stability problems. I have reformatted, tried all the bios… betas or otherwise and the new driver in the way recommended by DFI, These have NOT resolved the problem. I am forced to move to the much slower Sli controller if I want to continue to use this board.

 

I am just here to add to the count of bad boards. I have been following this thread since post one. I feel DFI should be ashamed of the way they have handled this defect in some of the boards.

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If this problem is a bios or a driver thing, why doesn't everbody get this problem on the same moment. In the post above it came after a couple of months. I've got the freezes since the last month. And before that i had no problems at all. And others in this thread seems to have the freezes from the beginning.

 

It's making my head freeze........

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Well said. This is pathetic to me as well. Skank, have you attempted to RMA your board?

 

I have been following other people's progress regarding RMAs, it seems that an RMA is by no means a guarantee that I will receive a working board, added to this the fact that my PC is essential, living without it for weeks with an RMA that may not yield any results for me, I have elected to wait to see what DFI would do. It seems they are doing a big fat nothing.

 

I can't describe how dissappointed I am with this. I went from an Asus A8N Sli dlx that worked flawlessly to this board when I upgraded my Dad's PC, he has the Asus now so I can't use that anymore. I can't be bothered with tweaking or trying a decent overclock with this major fault being present.

 

Are DFI even looking at this forum anymore?

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