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Thanks Joe for posting that. Those two steps are very important with these boards.

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AHHHH shazza razza razzin frazzer! Ok Ill pull 1 stick and connect the floppy header. 1 question, this board has has all of those jumpers like the SLI boards, which position do they have to be in, in order to use the lower slot as the primary slot?
Thanx Joe
BlackOmega, with the board being in single vga mode the jumpers have to placed on the top pins only. Please do this for all the jumpers. See attached image for a better description.

Hoth, good clean up on the cables. What kind of material are you using for the sound dampening? Interesting

Good luck guys
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HothBase: I love the case. I gotta get around to rewiring mine during vacation. My Dad's power tools are handy here.
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BTW Hoth, looks much much better. The before looked like something was eating your GFX card.
Thanks!
It means a lot to hear that I am doing something right.
I'm also working on adding a new fan to the front of my box, I have to make my own hole(s) though, but more of that tomorrow! My little project already kept me up too late.
 
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Thanks Joe for posting that. Those two steps are very important with these boards.



BlackOmega, with the board being in single vga mode the jumpers have to placed on the top pins only. Please do this for all the jumpers. See attached image for a better description.

Hoth, good clean up on the cables. What kind of material are you using for the sound dampening? Interesting

Good luck guys
Ok I have them all placed on the top, but I still get no video, card will only fit into the bottom slot. I removed 1 dimm and placed the remaining DIMM in the #2 (orange) slot. The slot furthest away from the CPU is yellow. Connected the floppy cable.
When I hit the power button,3 debug LEDS remain lit, according to the manual thats CPU. IT doesnt continue on through the self check. But the power button stopped flashing.
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Ok I have them all placed on the top, but I still get no video, card will only fit into the bottom slot. I removed 1 dimm and placed the remaining DIMM in the #2 (orange) slot. The slot furthest away from the CPU is yellow. Connected the floppy cable.
When I hit the power button,3 debug LEDS remain lit, according to the manual thats CPU. IT doesnt continue on through the self check. But the power button stopped flashing.
BlackOmega, it's a possibility the BIOS is corrupt. Did the seller say the board was "pulled from a working machine"? Have you tried a different power supplies? My DFI SLI-DR had problems starting up with my older Seasonic S-12 500.

Here's something you can try. Push down both the restart and shutdown buttons at the same time (buttons on the motherboard). Then release only the power button but keep the restart button pressed for at about 10-15 seconds. Release your finger and see if it POST's.

Did you already clear the cmos, take the battery out ect?

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BlackOmega, it's a possibility the BIOS is corrupt. Did the seller say the board was "pulled from a working machine"? Have you tried a different power supplies? My DFI SLI-DR had problems starting up with my older Seasonic S-12 500.

Here's something you can try. Push down both the restart and shutdown buttons at the same time (buttons on the motherboard). Then release only the power button but keep the restart button pressed for at about 10-15 seconds. Release your finger and see if it POST's.

Did you already clear the cmos, take the battery out ect?

Good luck
Ok got it to post and get in to windows. All I did was reseat the ram without cutting power to the PSU (that was actually unintentional). Since I used a 6800, it autoinstalled some driver and video is ok. I need to install the ethernet drivers. Havent checked sound or anything yet, but the rotten bastig sent me the wrong I/O shield. I think it was intentional since it looks like its never been used.
Owell gotta go and look at a condo real quick Ill be back shortly.
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TestECull: I bought a Silverstone Olympia OP 750 W. It is a nice PSU; 60 A single 12-volt rail.

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I was considering this 650W modular Antec.



Also, pix of the damage can be found Here
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Ok Im back, added another stick of ram, everything seems to be ok. And who wouldve thunk that IDE cables are different from manufacturer to manufacturer. But I guess they are. The asus ones didnt work right and just gave errors. Anyway, is it ok to use the #1 &#2 DIMMs? (I guess technically thats single channel) Or would it be better to use 1 & 3? And man this cooler seems to be doing a good job for the most part, kind of a pain to install. At any rate thanks for the help guys.
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1 and 3 are preferred. Dual channel will nearly double your memory bandwidth.
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TestE, man... definitely curtains for your old PSU.

Do you happen to know the OEM of that Antec PSU you're eyeing? Do you know its UL number?

I'm a fan of PC P&C PSUs (lots of Ps there...), so perhaps you would consider this model as a more affordable yet still highly-regarded option.

BlackOmega, good to see you've got the DFI up and running. Don't be shy about testing even such nitty gritty details as trying both sets of memory channels with your RAM. These things are really so finicky, sometimes you can find some more MHz just by trying the other RAM channel.
    
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Joe, honestly, I have no clue where the UL number even is, let alone what it is...What's amazing is how that explosion didn't harm anything else. I'm using a loaner Echo-STAR(Blech), which should be fine for the two or three weeks I need to use it, and so far none of my hardware is showing any remote signs of damage.


Only thing I do like about this Echo-STAR is the fan. It's friggin huge(I'd guess 150 or 160, it gives my 120's e-peen envy just on sheer size), LED and flows a decent amount of air. Might make a good blowhole fan or intake fan on my side panel...hrm...


I've also scavenged the 80 and 92mm fans from the dead Antec. They survived just fine, all I need is to put 3-pin harness on the 80(It already has all the required wires) and either a 3-pin or molex on the 92 and find somewhere to put them to work.


As far as the ultimate replacement, I just need between 600 and 700 watts, most of that on +12V, reliable and very long lasting.
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