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NF4 ultra-D destoyed my system

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Hi,

 

I'm very angry about this board :mad: . Tried two kind of RAM: Corsair twinx 3200, OCZ 40011024DCGE-K (posted here). Nothing worked in Dual channel. I tried different BIOS and many timings which kind guys of this board sent me, many more thanks for that.

 

On 4th of July my first HDD died, on 8th of July my second without any warning, so I have to RMA them. :angel:

 

Believe me, it's not the first computer I've builded together. But I never experienced sth. like that.

 

I'll RMA that board, but dont think I'll use it again. Maybe soon you can buy it in ebay.

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Hello,

 

I dont think the board killed the hard drives, are you suggesting this too?

 

Before you give up, I would like you to try a few things.

(I quickly had a look at your other posts.)

 

 

Flash to BIOS 510-2FIX, get it here

http://indabasement.com/DFINF4/bios/510-2FIX.zip- Try the 510FIX versions.

 

HOW TO FLASH THE BIOS (example for 510-2FIX)

Download this run it to make a RAMDRIVE boot disk.

http://www.nerdlabs.org/bootdisks/diskimages/wboot98se.exe

 

Then get a 2nd disk

- Copy everything in the BIOS zip to it (Extract the files)

- eg, copy awdflash.exe and 510-2FIX.bin to it.

 

- Boot from the RAMDRIVE DISK

 

- Start computer without cdrom support.

- Once it has loaded insert the 2nd disk.

 

Type

copy a:*.* c:

Press enter

 

Type

c:

Press enter

 

Type

awdflash 510-2FIX.bin /py /sn /cd /cp /cc /LD /R /f

Press enter

 

It should flash the BIOS.

 

- Then you must turn the PC off

- Clear the CMOS using the JBAT jumper, leave it there for 10mins.

- Then put it back and when you power the PC enter the BIOS.

- Load optimised defaults, save and exit.

- Enter the BIOS and go to CMOS reloaded.

- For each profile, save the current settings.

- Then save and exit.

- Now you can enter the BIOS and change the settings.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 

Now using 1 stick, in the orange slot

Enter the BIOS

 

GENIE section

Set the memory voltage to 2.8v.

 

GENIE section >DRAM configuration

DRAM Frequency Set (MHZ).............200 (DRAM/FSB:1/01)

Command per clock (CPC)...............Disabled

Cas latency (tCL)............................2

RAS to CAS delay (tRCD).................3

Min RAS active time (tRAS)..............6

Row precharge time (tRP)...............3

Row cycle time (tRC)......................11

Row refresh cycle time(tRFC)..........14

Row to Row delay (tRRD)................3

Write recovery time (tWR)...............2

Write to read delay (tWTR).............1

Read to write delay (tRWT).............1

Refresh period (tREF)......................AUTO

Write CAS latency (tWCL)................1

DRAM Bank Interleave......................Enabled

 

DQS Skew Control...........................Decrease Skew

DQS Skew Value.............................0

DRAM Drive Strength.......................AUTO

DRAM Data Drive Strength...............AUTO

Max Async Latency..........................6ns

DRAM reponse time.........................Normal

Read Preamble Time.......................5ns

Idle Cycle Limit...............................AUTO

Dynamic Counter............................Enable

R/W Queue Bypass.........................AUTO

Bypass Max....................................AUTO

32 Byte Granularity..........................Disable (8 Bursts)

 

Save and exit.

Is it working, yes now turn off the PC and place the other stick in the other orange slot.

Now what happens?

 

You said that all 4 power connectors have been plugged into the board, are they still in?

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While possible, the odds of the controller on the motherboard causing harm to the drives is very unlikely. In all my years the only controller that took out a drive was a SCSI controller that was defective and damaged two drives.

 

Do what Sharp says.

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@Sharp,

 

OK, I'll try it again with your suggestions. All 4 power connectors are plugged into the board.

 

@ playah,

 

Samsung SP1614N, 1st 8/2003, 2nd 8/2004. Hutil: Data uncorrectable.

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Man that's spooky.

 

I've never ever had a piece of hardware sponteaneously die on me, not ever in over 10 years of building systems (not that I hadn't abused beyond the bounds of common sense)

 

Well, 4th July my 1 month old 250 Gig Western Dig 8 Meg Cache drive just stopped. Spun down never to spin again :( RMA in progress

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I think that if you have that much hardware dying that close together you may have an entirely different problem.

 

I've see a faulty power supply take out several components in short order. It's the only thing they have in common with enough juice to really do some damage.

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Man that's spooky.

 

I've never ever had a piece of hardware sponteaneously die on me, not ever in over 10 years of building systems (not that I hadn't abused beyond the bounds of common sense)

 

Well, 4th July my 1 month old 250 Gig Western Dig 8 Meg Cache drive just stopped. Spun down never to spin again :( RMA in progress

 

That stinks. I'm just waiting for a hard drive to die on me. Then again, I'm paranoid! :D

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