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Well I found the cause of my problems about not being able to run in dual channel,good news is its not my DFI,bad news is its my Opty that wont run in dual.The damm thing will not run in dual channel and it keeps locking up the system even at stock,so it looks like the chip is dying
Nepas, sorry to hear the bad news. How did you come to the conclusion that your Opteron processor was bad? Have you tested with another dual core S939? Did you test your current Opty with another set of dual channel memory?

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Tested with 2x1gb sticks of G.Skill and 2x512mb sticks of Ballistix in two boards,1.DFI Ultra D,2. WinFast 6150K8MA-8EKRS.Same results on both boards,wont not run dual channel and random freezes.At the moment I am running a 3500+ in my DFI with the G.Skill with no problems. http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=553883

After a quick look on ebay I may have found a worthy replacement,an FX-60 + free ninja cooler,going REALLY cheap
Edited by nepas - 4/25/09 at 8:35pm
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Nepas, ugg that stinks. I suppose it's too late to RMA the processor? When did you purchase it?

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its way too late for RMA,I lapped it 2 years ago....
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its way too late for RMA,I lapped it 2 years ago....
O damn that really sucks. Well I suppose you could always run it in single channel and have it fold
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Hey guys I have a quick question about my dead Seagate HDD. If it's just the firmware that is dead then is that on the outside of the drive on the circuit board and if I replaced the firmware circuit board would I be able to use the drive again as if nothing was ever wrong w/it or does each firmware circuit board store information about the MBR? I want to try to swop the circuit board to see if I don't have to loose all my data and OEM windows installation.

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Lookie what I just found out:
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I do too now!



N2Gaming: Do any Linux LiveCDs see the drive? Does the BIOS? I recall you said Windows cannot find it, but maybe Linux, permitting you to backup data prior to shipping it out.
     
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Lookie what I just found out:I do too now!



N2Gaming: Do any Linux LiveCDs see the drive? Does the BIOS? I recall you said Windows cannot find it, but maybe Linux, permitting you to backup data prior to shipping it out.
Blitz the bios does not detect the HDD on any of my PC's

Yea I was offered the option for a advanced shipped drive for the shipping charges. So when I get the new replacement drive I'm considering swapping out the circuit board to see if I can retrieve my data prior to swapping the circuit boards back to the original HDD's

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I do not recommend doing that. If by some chance you happen to kill it, you will have to pay for the advanced drive, not to mention that the warranty on both of them will be gone.
     
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Honestly there is not way to damage the drive or the circuit board when there is no power to it " except for static electricity which is no more of a hazard when working on any circuit board " there is no cables that get plugged into the HDD they are all spring type gold plated spring like connectors that just sit on the HDD to make contact w/the circuit board. I will post a couple of pictures. In any case If I am sent a new HDD and I swop out the circuit board is it possible for the data on the HDD to be lost if the new circuit board has a different HDD firmware version or am I safe in that sense. I'm not worried about damaging any drives. Additionally I don't think that I should have to pay a rediculouse amount of money to recover my data so I'm simply trying to do the same thing that the manufacture would do and charge me an arm and leg for.

I'll get you all a few pictures so you all can see what I'm talking about when it comes to the connections between the HDD and circuit board.

Edit: here are the pictures of the drive disassembled.

This is before I removed the circuit board


This is w/the circuit board removed


This is the close up of the HDD side disk motor connections


This is a close up of the circuit board side of the disk motor connections


This is a close up of the disk side of the data connections


This is the circuit board side of the data connections


So with those pictures do you still think it is possible to damage the HDD from removing and replacing a identical circuit board?

Thank you,

N2G
Edited by N2Gaming - 4/26/09 at 12:44pm
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Ph II X4 955 BE (C3) @ 3.5GHz MSI NF980-G65 PCS R9 380 4GB 8GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer BL2KIT25664TN1337 
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2TB WD Black WD2003FZEX LG 20x DVD Lightscribe Burner Win7 Ult x64  Samsung LN-S4095D 1080P 40" LCD TV 
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Logitech G15 Corsair HX1000w Mod'd Antec Nine Hundred Logitech G9x 
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