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Hi there!

 

I'm afraid I just messed up something today!

I just updated the BIOS of my nF4 SLI-DR to http://us.dfi.com.tw/Upload/BIOS/NF4LD406.EXE , entered the bios successfully, loaded the optimizd settings and rebooted. Then, without even thinking about that, I loaded one of the CMOS RELOADED settings I had saved, rebooted and the system gave up working! :mad:

I tried resetting the CMOS in every way possible or loading via safe boot but I usually have the computer get silently stuck with 3 red leds on on cold boot and after every reset it beeps slowly and constantly (I assume that's the RAM warning [1 beep at a time]). I'm about to try other ram modules and see if the mushnink work on the other PC I got here, but if anyone has some suggestions I'd be glad to hear them!! :(

 

Thanks for the attention

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There are 3 options. Hot-flash the bios chip in another board, Send your bios chip back to DFI for reprogramming or purchase another bios chip. Do a member search for TMOD, then send him a PM about purchasing a new bios chip and he can take care of you.

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It wouldn't boot with any of the Mushkins, but it worked with standard 3200 banks and then the mushkins worked. (and the mushkins worked on the second computer too)

 

Problem changed:

Now the problem is that I cannot overvolt the RAM anymore!

In what I just described the overvolt jumpers were on default settings.

I re-reset the CMOS, enabled the overvolt via jumpers, entered the setup and manually restored the previous overclock (260 mhz sync with timings), but at first I couldn't go over 3.2 V with the RAM! Re-Entering the menu I got the full list up to 4.0V, so I picked 3.4 V (my default value, 3.5 are supported) I rebooted and got the beeping.

 

Now, even resetting the BIOS everytime, I can boot with the overvolt enabled but without having the real possibility to select overvolted values, and I always get errors (beeps) if I disable the overvolt jumpers (this never happened before).

This looks a bit weird to me... :mad: :eek:

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I re-reset the CMOS, enabled the overvolt via jumpers, entered the setup and manually restored the previous overclock (260 mhz sync with timings), but at first I couldn't go over 3.2 V with the RAM!

 

Nevermind this part... I didn't set a manual Voltage for the CPU, I'm retrying right now!

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What a pity! I never had so many problems with this setup! it looks like one of the uptions I usually set in the RAM setting page now won't work, but when I try it it's very hard to reset the bios and start over!! I usually turned of the PSU, worked with the jumper and averything was ok... now it isn't!! :confused:

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is the rig stable at the moment? if so try flashing the bios to a different version say the 704-2bta, if your using a different computer that has a cd burner (be surprised if a computer does not these days) then download and use this

http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22031

its brilliant

 

The main computer works, it's just that reset problem that is annoying me. It looks like I cannot set the Tcl @ 1.5 anymore at 3.4 V, but from what I heard it should not make any significant difference. Now I'm resetting the CMOS once again as the Safe boot didn't work (grrr) and I must do the reset the long way (turn off PSUs, unlug the cord, remove the battery, empty the capacitors, short the magic pin, let it be for a minute or so and undo the mess...).

Where can I find the feature page of the 704 beta drivers?

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yes definatly i made that mistake and my borad wouldnt install windows properly, you must plug all 4 power connectors in on seperate lines is prefferable.

what PSU are you using aswell as this could be the problem check out the recommended psu list in the recommendations section.

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yes definatly i made that mistake and my borad wouldnt install windows properly, you must plug all 4 power connectors in on seperate lines is prefferable.

what PSU are you using aswell as this could be the problem check out the recommended psu list in the recommendations section.

 

I never had a problem without the additional power attached, my PSU never had a problem in 4 months (NorthQ NQ-4775-400 Super Silent 400 W), but recently I had my RAM return from RMA (reloaded the old settings with no problems) and now after updating the BIOS the real problems came out!

I fear it's something RAM related... Sometimes I reload a CMOS RELOADED profile and the system hangs on reboot (if it does not it's rocking stable). I reset the CMOS and it beeps. I insert a standard DIMM and it works, I insert mine and it works, then the story begins once again... Sometime I can restore the situation resetting the CMOS and starting the rig without the DIMM in row 3! :'(

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