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This is what my manual says about the led's and I have taken a pic of my led's, can anyone tell me what to do?

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May wish to keep a lower profile in promoting DFI. 5 threads in a row, in a few minutes, is a tad reaching.

Motherboard mounted outside the case? Now that would be a pic worth seeing.
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May wish to keep a lower profile in promoting DFI. 5 threads in a row, in a few minutes, is a tad reaching.

Motherboard mounted outside the case? Now that would be a pic worth seeing.
Lot of people do it. I've been running mine out the case for about 2 weeks now.

Make sure you have something under it, and not on the desk or whatever. Like the styrofoam pad that comes with it, or the original box or something.
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read my post......the manual is self explanatory.... if you have 4 LED's showing....it's NOT detecting the cpu....
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Re-Connect All cables, make sure your VGA Cable is plugged in from the external. i dont see why there should there be any problems.
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I remember when this happened to me when I was setting up a computer for my friend with that board. We were stuck on that forever. All of the manuals and everyone on DFI street and OCN kept saying, "Make sure the VGA card is NOT in slot 2, or it will NOT work." We made sure it was in slot 1 and it was. There was absolutely no question that it was in slot 1 and that everyone said it should be in slot 1, so we tried it in slot 2 and it worked. It was pretty crazy, but you should try it anyway.

P.S. dr_bowtie, what are you talking about? It lights up the LEDs in order: 2, 3, 4, 5. It cannot get to 5 without going through 4, which is CPU detected. 5 is system startup, so all things passed the test, VGA, RAM, and CPU. You should read the manual that he has in that same picture right next to the LEDs.
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Lot of people do it. I've been running mine out the case for about 2 weeks now.

Make sure you have something under it, and not on the desk or whatever. Like the styrofoam pad that comes with it, or the original box or something.
Prefer proper environments for electronics. If it's not only to prevent static, EMI problems, and burning down a house from a lose/broken cap. Shops can get away with it, as they're designed to handle open electronics, but home environments (and I'm seeing way too many pics of electronics and carpet), nada.

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May wish to keep a lower profile in promoting DFI. 5 threads in a row, in a few minutes, is a tad reaching.

Motherboard mounted outside the case? Now that would be a pic worth seeing.

I am just excited about getting the board, anything wrong with that?

Would you like to see a DFI outside of a case? Here you go


dr_bowtie, you are the man! it worked, I unplugged everything, took out the cpu, ram, video card, reset the cmos. She is booted up and in the BIOS right now. Ohh yeah, I had to move my a stick of RAM to the orange slot. Thanks guys! you rock, mabye I will be able to boot soon too!

Jacob

EDIT: I am having a little problem though, I can't get it to restart after a change the BIOS, do you guys know what the deal is?
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make sure you set it up with 1 stick of ram...in the orange slot closest to the cpu.... if you get it running pretty good... run memtest and see if you have any problems.... then clear the cmos and add the other stick in the other orange slot and try to boot to memtest and see if you arent getting any errors...

it may not like that ram...do you know which bios you have...?

give me the date code off the lower left corner of the post screen...

for DFI it DOES make a difference of which version of bios you use... they have several versions for each type of ram.... like date code 6/23.... they have a 623-1, 623-2 and 623-3....

I would suggest going to the 4/06 official or the 704-2bta cd... the best way to flash that bios is with Tmods boot cd... link here somewhere...

but make sure you're not getting any errors in memtest before you flash...

and also if you plan to flash and havent flashed a DFI board...there is a proper way to do so...let me know and i'll drop it to you...

EDIT: the restart problem is most likely a setting.... check the ram settings carefully... and the cpu voltage and multi... just to take the cpu out set the multy to 9...

Leave the LDT multi to Auto...
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Let's just say this is what can happen with promoting a product on hardware sites so overtly, and the consequence...

http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums...pic.php?t=4551

Now if this site want's DFI-Street's business, well...
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