Originally Posted by shortfuse
i pondered overnite how i got my old DFI to work. mind u this was 2yrs ago cant really remember the step. removing the battery to clear up the C-MOS, then jumper.or was it reset jumper first then remove battery. onething i do clearly remember was i had to do this like 5times. tho like i said. it would work but very very unstable. i really dont think its the bios but its worth the shot.
Mine is similar as well. I had to remove Battery/Jumpers a number of times and completely unplug the PSU a few times.
I can say this, if the PSU is not compatible with the DFI Mobo you will having nothing but problems even if you manage to get it to post. It HAS to have the 8 pin power connector "along with the 24 pin power connector" to function properly.
Of course this all depends on if the Mobo is good to begin with. I am currently running my DFI Expert on a 420watt PSU until I can afford to replace it with a proper PSU. This 420watt only has a 24 amp 12V rail and you defiantly can tell if you try to OC the CPU or Videocard. PLUS I only have an extra 4 pin power connector where the 8 pin power connector should be.
Best bet I would say the Mobo is simply bad. As the others have said, you may want to call DFI. You never know, they may be able to repair it for you.