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I'm one of the people with a glitched out board. I get freezes so much I keep thinking the thing was shipped in an ice cube. I've tried an infinite combination of bios options too with latest bios 7/28. No avail damnit... Anyway, hope everyone's loving their perfect boards ;P Lucky men you.

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Try installing only your video card, one harddrive, one optical along with your CPU, RAM first. See if Windows still acts strange, if not then it's got to do something with your X-FI card, i might be wrong. You could even try other PCI slots for your X-FI. Also tell me which Chipset drivers, video card drivers, sound card drivers are you running? Oh yeah, not sure if you're overclocking but try to keep everything at stock for now unless you're doing that already. I hope this helps...

 

Note: I think if you do a search here you might see a thread just for your board. Good Luck!

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I've tried from serious scratch. 1 gig of 4000 eb ocz ram, cpu, and video card, and NO pci slot. Still, I get freezes. So many freezes I can't even reinstall windows because it keeps freezing during installation. I just got a grasp on the raid thing, and created a raid 0 array on a 40 gig raptor and 180 gig something. So when attempting to enable raid function in bios, the windows install program doesn't recognize the hard drives when bios does.. Hmm... RMA?

 

Oh and Can you guys be more specific when you say "move my drives from the ULI controller to SIL controller." What kind of actions/bios settings does this imply. Be specific people.

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i feel the same way about this rs482, its perfect in every aspect other than the fact it doesnt like to play nicely with the onboard optical out, at least its stable, i feel for ya, random crashes blow, i had a chaintech once that was like that :( it wound up being a bad stick of ram

 

have you memtested your ram? just another suggestion to try, I always memtest for ram reliability on a new board, my tccd did not like this rs482 board but my bh5 flys on it, doesn't mean the rams bad per say but just means that particular board/ram/cpu might not play nicely, in theory the mem controllers are in the amd chip and it shouldn't matter about the board, but the board because of the bios can be the culprit too, perhaps your mem timings are not setup properly, are you telling it to auto default everything? perhaps the ram requires a touch more voltage, if this is the case it will cause lockups and restarts like that, im just trying to suggest things in the past that i have been snookered with with similar symptoms, speaking of power ..........

 

also i see your using an enermax psu, just a long shot but in reading up on this rs482 board of mine there were alot of folks complaining about restarts and lockups with the enermax liberty psus, perhaps this lil problem exists here too??? again i dont know but you might want to comb other postings of this board around here and places like xtremesytems and extreme overclocking forums etc.... and see if anyones complaining about enermax psus and this board of yours, do you have any other bran of PSUs to try and verify its not that, do you have a multimeter or know someone that can help you with one, check your psu out to make sure its operating within spec, anyone you know that you can borrow a different psu to test and verify with, like the gent and yourself said above, do the absolute nessecsary to post with, vid, ram, cpu, get into the bios successfully and set everything to auto, then run memtest, please do this ill bet its the mem, at least in my experiences its always the mem usually :( i would worry about the mem 100 percent checking out before your worrying about raid, IMHO YMMV of course, these days RAM and these chips and boards are finicky, long gone the days where you just slap in mismatched sticks of pc100/133 and let it fly :) im sure you just have to find the right combination of things and the parts are fine, just got to get them talking nicely on the same page, good luck

 

cheers

j

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i feel the same way about this rs482, its perfect in every aspect other than the fact it doesnt like to play nicely with the onboard optical out, at least its stable, i feel for ya, random crashes blow, i had a chaintech once that was like that :( it wound up being a bad stick of ram

 

have you memtested your ram? just another suggestion to try, I always memtest for ram reliability on a new board, my tccd did not like this rs482 board but my bh5 flys on it, doesn't mean the rams bad per say but just means that particular board/ram/cpu might not play nicely, in theory the mem controllers are in the amd chip and it shouldn't matter about the board, but the board because of the bios can be the culprit too, perhaps your mem timings are not setup properly, are you telling it to auto default everything? perhaps the ram requires a touch more voltage, if this is the case it will cause lockups and restarts like that, im just trying to suggest things in the past that i have been snookered with with similar symptoms, speaking of power ..........

 

also i see your using an enermax psu, just a long shot but in reading up on this rs482 board of mine there were alot of folks complaining about restarts and lockups with the enermax liberty psus, perhaps this lil problem exists here too??? again i dont know but you might want to comb other postings of this board around here and places like xtremesytems and extreme overclocking forums etc.... and see if anyones complaining about enermax psus and this board of yours, do you have any other bran of PSUs to try and verify its not that, do you have a multimeter or know someone that can help you with one, check your psu out to make sure its operating within spec, anyone you know that you can borrow a different psu to test and verify with, like the gent and yourself said above, do the absolute nessecsary to post with, vid, ram, cpu, get into the bios successfully and set everything to auto, then run memtest, please do this ill bet its the mem, at least in my experiences its always the mem usually :( i would worry about the mem 100 percent checking out before your worrying about raid, IMHO YMMV of course, these days RAM and these chips and boards are finicky, long gone the days where you just slap in mismatched sticks of pc100/133 and let it fly :) im sure you just have to find the right combination of things and the parts are fine, just got to get them talking nicely on the same page, good luck

 

cheers

j

 

I FIXED IT! ALL I HAD TO DO WAS INSTALL THE F6 DRIVERS FROM THE FLOPPY DISK LOL. FIXED EVERYTHING. I ALSO UPDATED BIOS (7/28) AND ULI DRIVERS (2.20). I finally got my lazy butt up, bought a floppy drive, installed those drivers at the press F6 prompt, and now it's running like a dream. Now all I have to do is get my ram settings right so that games don't crash :/. I did make progress earlier today though, I should be all set by the end of the day.

 

Thanks everyone.

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lol. i know right. So simple, yet so essential. This board rocks.. But, after about an hour of bf2 I got this high pitched squeak sound, and then my system froze.. My xfi is in my 2nd to last pci slot. I will move it down to the last slot to see if that fixes.. ;D

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lol. i know right. So simple, yet so essential. This board rocks.. But, after about an hour of bf2 I got this high pitched squeak sound, and then my system froze.. My xfi is in my 2nd to last pci slot. I will move it down to the last slot to see if that fixes.. ;D

 

That sounds like what happens when my vid card overheats, the thing is, it's not even hot. My card craps out at about 70deg c so I have to turn up the fan manually with RivaTuner. The Auto Fan control won't bother raising the fan speed that much at that temp. All of this occurs and is neccessary when I run the card overclocked, at stock speeds the temperature the card hits is about the same but the crash doesn't happen.

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