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Should I RMA my Blood Iron?

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I think I have FINALLY determined that the Blood Iron is the problem. I have been having problems on and off since I built this rig. First, 4GB wouldn't run. Adjusted settings and it's fine. Memory problems again, fixed by running 2x1GB instead of 4 (I tried every BIOS setting imaginable). Then I started having weird crashes related to the USB. Removed a device, it's fine. Go back up to 4x1GB, and it's still fine. Must be the USB controller... Problems again, solved by disabling the USB. Now I am getting memory crashes again, with the USB controller completely disabled.

I reset everything to default settings and ran memtest86. With 4x1GB in, it throws almost immediate errors... thousands. With 2x1GB in, or just 1x1GB in, it passes all test 100%. With 2x1GB, it also boots Vista fine with no crashing.

Memory problems, USB problems, all while the USB devices and RAM are fine. Time to RMA this mobo? And if anyone has experience with them, how is DFI's support?

Thanks all!
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post #2 of 9
Yeah RMA it, you can get some great boards for the same price.
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(If you want to get a new board that is)
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post #4 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by OCec3 View Post
Yeah RMA it, you can get some great boards for the same price.
Well I've had it for just over 3 months. This will not be an RMA to NewEgg, it will be to DFI, so I doubt I will be getting money back.
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Well if you're having problems big problems with it you might aswell RMA, if the board is broken due to overclocking then they will *not* give you your money back.
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post #6 of 9
I would RMA it, on the account that it is not working correctly
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post #7 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by OCec3 View Post
Well if you're having problems big problems with it you might aswell RMA, if the board is broken due to overclocking then they will *not* give you your money back.
Well it isn't broken due to overclocking, but how would they be able to tell that anyway?

And anyone with DFI customer support/RMA experience?
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post #8 of 9
No personal experience with DFI service, but I have heard bad things. It still didn't stop me from buying another one of their boards.
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post #9 of 9
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How will I live without my system for so long?!? From what I am seeing, this could easily take a month or more. Oh well, I have my old rig and laptop still, but practically no gaming will be done on those.
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