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I have a gig of ram, but I can only run 512 mb of pdp 3200+XBL at once on my NF4 Ultra D. Both pieces pass memtest on 8+ hours each. I can switch from one to the other and have no problems. However if I install both I get pfn_list_corrupt. It was suggested by electrical engineer that my two pieces of ramm probably just don't like each other and that I should RMA. So to get to my question which is. Does the bios not like dual channel (I'm 95% sure I have version 3.1 although if somebody could tell me the button to freeze the boot screen I could confirm it) I have never flashed my bios so I have the default bios from purchase on Monday. So again the question is does the bios version not like dual channel or is it probably bad ramm?

 

Another thing I considered was that the RAMM wasn't recieving enough power to run at full speed and since I read in one of the threads that you need to disable a setting so it could run at slower speeds that the inability to run fast enough on the power would cause the error? Everybody I've talked to says it's most likely not that, but that forum thread makes me wonder otherwise.

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To freeze the screen press Pause.

 

For a start I would like to suggest you go read this thread about the requirements of the PSU's: http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10854

480W's OR MORE!

 

Another suggestion is to flash to the latest official bios.

http://indabasement.com/DFINF4/bios/N4D623-3.zip

 

I assume you have all 4 power connectors plugged in. ;)

 

The rest I leave to the more experienced people.

 

I just had a look at the PC Power and Cooling Silencer 470 diagram and I noticed it only has one floppy connector. If you have a floppy drive then you need at least 2. You need to plug one into the m/b as well.

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Alright now hopefully my last question is. To flash the bios I simply need to unzip the file onto a disk (although that does make it tough since I need the floppy plug into the mobo, however since it ran fine w/o that plugged in I can theoretically flash it w/ the floppy hooked up, unless you can put them on a CD and still flash) and they should autorun right? Or is that just the diamond version? Thanks for all the help once again.

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PSU 370 Watt.. Waiting on PC Power & Cooling 470 Silent
Excellent quality, native 24-pin ATX, +12V@26A (fine for non-SLI), but only one FDD molex, so get a splitter.

PC P&C may give you a splitter or an adaptor if you ask them. :nod:

Output: +5V @ 32A

+12V @ 26A

-12V @ 0.8A

+3.3V @ 28A

+5VSB @ 2A

continuous = 470W

peak = 520W

PC P&C 470: http://www.pcpowercooling.com/products/vie...&view=techspecs

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Hello,

 

Using 1 stick flash the BIOS to 510-2FIX.

http://uploadstore.com/userfiles/sharp/DFI...OS_510-2FIX.exe

 

- Once the BIOS flash has finished, turn the PC off.

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

- Then put the CMOS jumper back to the save postion

- 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.

 

It is very important that you clear the previous CMOS RELOADED SETTINGS.

 

 

Then try these settings with both sticks.

GENIE BIOS Setting

>DRAM Configuration..................Press Enter = New Menu

FSB BUS Frequency....................200

DRAM Voltage Control.................2.80 V

 

GENIE BIOS Setting >DRAM Configuration

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

Command per clock (CPC)..............Enabled

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 Response........................Normal

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

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

Dynamic Counter......................Disabled

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

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

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

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Well I just pressed F1 to continue when I tried it and it booted. no restart. Everything "appears" to be fine, but if I flash to 510 I won't get that stupid warning asking me to use 2 & 4?

 

*Edit* I jacked power up to 2.9 volts and tried it in 2 & 4 And it works... I'm gunna run memtest for a few hours (until around 11 it's 5 right now). I'll let ya know how it goes. Thanks for all the ideas and help. The only reason I didn't flash is b/c I'm scared of trying : If memtest gets errors I'll do it though. *Edit*

 

*Edit* Memtest froze after 20 min on test #8. I think it's bad ramm. I'm gunna call newegg tomorrow morning and talk to them about it.

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