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Originally Posted by N2Gaming View Post
ok so I went over to the dfi forum and from the research I did over there it's possibly one of two things. bad bios/cmos or bad chipset. So I'm waiting for a reply over there. Hopefully RGone will reply to the thread. I remember him from DFI Street. he helped me get my nf4 lp sli dr board running when dfi street was still around back in 2005. maybe I can just ship the bios chip to dfi or better yet hand deliver it since I live close to the bay area where there dfi san jose loacation is.
have a link?
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here is the link. http://csd.dficlub.org/forum/showthr...9348#post59348
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ok so this means that dfi won't even be able to repair it?
N2Gaming, try giving DFI a call and see what they say. A lot of times DFI can just send you a new BIOS which is around $20-$30 including shipping. You can get to there RMA website by going here: http://www.dfi.com.tw/RMA/rma_request_step0_us.jsp.

If all four LEDS are on that is commonly known as the "4 LEDS of death" but you might be also getting that because there is no processor or memory installed. A proper boot up of the motherboard would not display all 4 LEDS (for a continuous amount of time).

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hey all hows it going
How much of a difference will good thermal paste make in my temps..and would AS5 be ok?

O and i got my fan to work on the cpu cooler bad connection in the wires just had to be fixed yay now i can put off buying another one and use money for something else.
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update: me berry berry happy right now. for the time being. after talking with dfi tech supt over the phone. It turns out the baord will not give any beep codes with out cpu. He told me to pull the cpu to see if it had overheated. so I played it cool and told him I would check it out. Got off the phone and cput my 3500+ in the socket pluged in cpu fan to board and installed one stick of Mushkin pc2100 ??? she posted and went to load os oops no hard drive so we all know what happens next. I'll keep you all posted.
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update: me berry berry happy right now. for the time being. after talking with dfi tech supt over the phone. It turns out the baord will not give any beep codes with out cpu. He told me to pull the cpu to see if it had overheated. so I played it cool and told him I would check it out. Got off the phone and cput my 3500+ in the socket pluged in cpu fan to board and installed one stick of Mushkin pc2100 ??? she posted and went to load os oops no hard drive so we all know what happens next. I'll keep you all posted.
oops, I hadn't noticed to didn't have the CPU in the board. I could have told you it won't make the beeps without the CPU....crap wish I had seem that.
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hey all hows it going
How much of a difference will good thermal paste make in my temps..and would AS5 be ok?
Bogeyone001, Arctic Silver 5 is very popular amongst many enthusiasts. It outperforms many other thermal compounds. The MX-2 compound from Arctic Cooling is also excellent. If your cooler is still on the stock thermal pad then I would recommend picking up some aftermarket compound. The difference can be anywhere from 3C to almost a 10C difference and sometimes even more (depends on the application\\cooler).

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cput my 3500+ in the socket pluged in cpu fan to board and installed one stick of Mushkin pc2100 ??? she posted and went to load os oops no hard drive so we all know what happens next. I'll keep you all posted.
N2Gaming, just to be safe I would still replace the cap that is dinged up. It's probably fine but if it was punctured in any before it was sold then that could mean bad news for later on. Especially if you're during full load tests.

Glad it's working

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oops, I hadn't noticed to didn't have the CPU in the board. I could have told you it won't make the beeps without the CPU....crap wish I had seem that.
GuardianOdin, I kind of had a feeling that was the cause of all 4 LEDS being lit up. I've also gotten the 4 LEDS when my 4-pin 12volt connector wasn't properly seated. So it could many things, thankfully for N2Gaming it was just the CPU socket being empty
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ok thanks. i will be sure to pick up some thermal compound soon

and i have the arctic cooler 64 pro
    
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thanks guys for all the moral support. tried hdd loaded w/2000 pro from older dfi board and failed to boot into windows blue screen of death. so I'm trying to load xp now keep ya posted.
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The DFI is unusual then. All motherboards I have owned from Slot A to Skt 939 have had a crazy beep pattern when there is no CPU in the socket.
     
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