Vaclov Posted July 9, 2006 Posted July 9, 2006 Hey all, I've been searching the site for several days now, reading up on things to try and possible solutions for my problem. What is it you ask? Well... I bought all that parts you see in my sig  gonna post if here[/edit] mid june to make myself a nice rig. Even checked the power supply thread. I built the system outside the case and it would boot up nicely. Later I had a hell of a time getting XP Pro SP2 (didn't have the right boot disks) but I got that sorted out no worries. DFI Lanparty UT nF4 Ultra-D (0406) AMD Opteron 165 Denmark G.SKILL Extreme Series 2GB (2 x 1GB)(PC 4000) XFX GeForce 7900GT EXTREME 256MB PCI-E x16 Seagate Barracuda 250GB SATAII LITE-ON Black DVD±RW DL OCZ GameXStream ATX12V 600W Xp Pro SP2 After I had windows installed and were I wanted it I put everything in the case and I started playing with the memory and timing settings. Checked around here and tried some of the timing that others were running on similar builds. Locked it up a couple times, nothing a 15 second CMOS clear and a safe boot jumper didn't fix. A couple days later when I tried to cold boot it just started up, 3 diag leds, black screen, flashing power led, and 1 beep every 4 seconds. I though, Ok. Did a soft reset, booted up. Then I flashed to the 0406 bios to see if it would be ok. I can't recall if the system was optimal or if I had some things changed when I flashed. The system was ok for about 3 days. During those 3 days I think I did some more tinkering with the timings. Ok, so one afternoon I get home from work looking forward to an evening of MMO's and the system wouldn't post. Ok, tried and soft reset, nothing. Hard reboot, nothing. 15 sec CMOS clear, nothing. 15 sec CMOS, no battery, safe boot jumper, nothing. Ok, so I pull the box out to were I can get at it easier, disconnect everything save the 4 power cons on the MB the GPU and the HDD. Nothing. Disconnect the HDD, remove both sticks of RAM and proceed to try each stick individually in each slot. Nothing. I reseat the CPU and make sure theres no AS5 gobbing up the works or anything. Nothing. So I RMA the RAM to newegg and it's supposed to get here tomorrow. Fast forward to last Fri. I get home. I have an nF2 Ultra Infinity rig here at home. It's running some Kingston ValueSelect DDR400. I try each chip from the nf2 in each memory slot of my Ultra-D, nothing. So I search some more, tried the 2 hour CMOS clear, a 6 hour CMOS clear, each time following the posted procedures, even shorting the battery connections a couple times. Nothing. At this point I start reading up on hot flashing. I try using WinFlash 1.57 a couple times using the stock 0406 bios, it flashes but still no boot. Tried using the guide for awdflash, copy and pasted the posted string minus the /cc tag. Since I don't want to mess up my nF2, right? Nothing. I'm in the middle of trying an 8 hr clear, but I doubt it will work. I should point out that since I got home, I've reseated the CPU 2 more times, inspected for bent and broken pins and everything seems ok. I don't have another 20+4 PSU or CPU or socket 939 MB around that I can test these components on. I'm debating getting a new chip from Tmod. I really need to get this thing fixed, I'm interning for the state and have several papers to right for the secretary of transportation. Do you guys think it could be the PSU? Also, I'm cooling this thing using a Scythe Ninja, and the back plate for it covers part of the solder points on the back for DIMM4. It's foam padded and doesn't look like it's shorting, but is it a possiblilty. Anyone else had any problems with the Ninja's backplate? Thanks in advance for any help you guys can give. Oh, one more important thing. I only have access to my nF2 rig on the weekends when I can drive home. If anyone lives in the DC metro area, I'm in Bowie, MD if your willing to help. Edit: It's come to my attention that I suck at making myself clear. Heh, I have two rigs, the one is my sig is the one I'm having issues with, an nF4 LP UT Ultra-D. The one that I have at home is a nF2 Ultra Infinity. This is the one that I took the memory from to make sure it wasn't the memory that I sent back. *sigh* There goes that postage. Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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