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Memory Upgrade>>Reboot/Boot Problems

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Hey All,

 

Recently upgraded my memory package from 1 to 2 GB using the prescribed method:

1. Saved my working BIOS set-up to one of the save slots

2.Load defaults...save/exit...power-down unplug PSU...discharge with power button

3.. Clear CMOS with jumper...remove battery

4. Install new RAM (Orange slots)

5. Move jumper back...install battery

6. Power-up...back into BIOS...load defaults...save and exit

7. Back into BIOS...make appropriate settings changes...save and reboot

8. Run Memory test (was feeling lucky so I ran both sticks, no failures for 8hours)

 

...and here's where the problem begins:

If I tell Windows to restart (reBoot), it shuts-down and then won't Post

until I reset with the Power button.

If the system is powered down and I turn it on, the BIOS will freeze at the first Boot screen (shows only the CPU info), until I power-off/power-on using the power button.

This morning, I could not get it to Boot, until I unpluged the P/S, discharged, and powered on again.

After reading some posts here, I'm now terrified to shut down because of possible BIOS corruption.

I want to add that once I'm in Windows, I have absolutly no problems. I've been playing Gothic 3 with no problems and the system benchs fine with 3DMark06.

I got the memory settings from this link:

http://www.bleedinedge.com/forum/showpost....971&postcount=3

..as it pertains to my mobo and memory, although I am running the memory at 200MHz only with NO OC to the CPU or memory.

I have previously run the system for about a year with 2-512MB OCZ 4800 Plat. Elites with "no" problems (mainly due to this forums excellant info base that helped me set-up this computer...many thanks!)

Help...please!!

Is BIOS corruption something I should be worried about, and what could be causing my Boot issues?

...one other thing: when I saved my previous BIOS setting, this was the first time that I had used this BIOS option, could this have anything to do with my ongoing problems?

 

RGone, oh DFI guru devine, please help this unworthy follower....

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Clear CMOS again, ten minutes, eight hours, then 24 if neither of those work.

 

Then test memory one stick at a time for eight hours.

 

If you keep having problems even getting BIOS to function, you can get a new BIOS chip from TMod for 11 dolalrs or something like that.

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WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, ****FX CPU****, WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 

I think you have exactly same problem as me. The reason is simple, CPU compatibility. I just opened up a thread before reading yours. wahahahahahahaha i have friend now wahahahahahahahahahahahahh.....

 

NO CURE my friend, at the moment. I am waiting DFI taiwan's solution through the local DFI distributor. I think only a bios upgrade can save us (WIDE upgrade it will be, involve almost all DFI boards)

 

Although yours is FX57, i guess our problems are similar. Before this i used 2x Corsair 512mb without problem too.

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I'll post the same response here then.

 

The memory controller is failing if a different processor can operate with the same RAM.

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...although I really do appreciate the responces, based the trouble-shooting advice that i've seen posted in these forums, I was hoping for something a little more definitive.

To any others reading this plea for help, I really don't think that this is a hardware issue, once the system boots into Windows I can stress the system for hours and hours (games, benchmarks, etc.).

I think that it's just some sort of BIOS/memory timing thing related to my new RAM (which tests fine with Memtest)....

 

I read in another post this morning (by ExRoadie) about a proper clear CMOS procedure from a "No-boot" condition, and although I did clear the CMOS (as stated inmy first post) when I changed the RAM, I'll give that a try.

 

Thanks to all that have or will respond!

Kevin

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Might try bringing Max Async down to 7.0 and Read Preamble to 5.0, the ddr500 settings may be a little loose at stock speeds.

 

Drive strength of 8 and DDS of 2 should work at stock but a little more DDS may be necessary..

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Using your other memory and previously saved settings does the problem still exist? If not then it's either a memory/timing problem or a a faulty memory controller as ExRoadie has already stated. There is no compatibility issue between DFI boards and FX processors running 2x1GB of ram. Check around, there's a lot of people here running that combination with no problems.

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...sorry I haven't been able to either post or work on my comp (to many work hours)...

....hope to get a chance to work on it this long weekend...

 

...again, thanks to everybody that answered my cry for help!!

 

Kevin

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...well finally got a break from work and tried the memory timing changes suggested by CPDMF, I also changed the delay for HDD from 1 to 0 sec.

So far everything seems to be fine now with now booting issues!

 

Thanks to all the posted to my thread!

 

Kevin

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