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post #10401 of 13131
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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post
Run two sticks. I think that one of your sticks is faulty and that's why you can't boot properly.

Either that or you have a loose or errant standoff under the board which is causing a grounding issue.

I had 4x2 Dominator kit when I first built this system. I was running a micro board before hand and thought I had all the standoffs swapped out and tight. My system wouldn't POST unless I messed with the Cooler and it was laying on its side. Swapped the back to the stock cooler from the H50 thinking that was my issue. I found an extra standoff, and 3 or 4 of the other ones were loose. Removed the errant standoff and made sure all others were a little over hand tight mounted the MoBo and what do ya know, worked perfect. POSTED without issue.

One of the things I noticed before was that I was able to POST using 2 or 3 sticks. Knowing that my AMD board doesn't do well with odd numbers I ran two. But in the 1st two slots. If I tried to run the Red Slots system would not POST.

Now I'm running 2x4 in the Red slots and have had no more issues getting my system past POST.

You might want to check under your board.

~Ceadder
Alright I'll try that. I know the stick isn't faulty because it works fine in any slot, hopefully what you just said is the problem!
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Are we not getting a UEFI for the extreme or what jus wondering im prob going to upgrade to bd if its as good as it looks so far
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Seems to have fixed the issue. Oh and btw, that yellow funk is paraffin wax. It was a pita to remove but I got it all and replaced it with OCZ Freeze.

I won't be able to tell what my temps are after doing this for another week or so(until my parts get here) but I'm confident they will be much better than what they would have been otherwise.

How did you remove that paraffin wax? I'm having a hard time!! My NB temps are 46 idle! I removed the heatsink and i saw it barely made contact.
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How did you remove that paraffin wax? I'm having a hard time!! My NB temps are 46 idle! I removed the heatsink and i saw it barely made contact.
Try lighter fluid and/or alcohol or gooff
Use a plastic scraper
Edited by Tweeky - 6/23/11 at 1:04pm
    
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Zippo light fluid (naptha) will do it
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Meh, just use good old Isopropyl(even 60% is fine) and leave the flammable stuff alone.

Yeah Iso is flammable too but it dries quickly is easily wiped away from the surface and has no possibility of flash later. I just cut out the contacted points with a Xacto blade and Qtipped the cleared area on mine. Was relatively painless.

@Phobos... How do you like your MoBo block setup. Would it have been better to exit above your Graphics cards or are your cards blocked and going to the SB as inlet? Do you have pics?

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Edited by Ceadderman - 6/23/11 at 1:18pm
 
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Meh, just use good old Isopropyl(even 60% is fine) and leave the flammable stuff alone.

Yeah Iso is flammable too but it dries quickly is easily wiped away from the surface and has no possibility of flash later. I just cut out the contacted points with a Xacto blade and Qtipped the cleared area on mine. Was relatively painless.

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Hey Look my Rep is my Bday. 02/69

~Ceadder
Damn your old...
post #10408 of 13131
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Are we not getting a UEFI for the extreme or what jus wondering im prob going to upgrade to bd if its as good as it looks so far
At a possible $320 price tag, I will probably do as well as long as the reviews which will more than likely pit it against the 2600K come back tilting the balance in it's favor. That price-tag is like $100 less (on average) than upgrading to the SB 2500K + mobo... AND I get to keep my mobo! So yeah... Uncle Kah's stingy instincts take over at this point...

UEFI is nice... I will admit. But $100 in my pocket is even sweeter!
post #10409 of 13131
Yeah that's what I'm sayin. I want Bulldozer and as much as I could probably afford one instead of getting Water for my system, I'm going to be sticking with my current board build my Water, and save for BD. Don't know which one I'm likely to get but it's still cheaper than going Water AND Sandy. Once I've finished my Loop, I'm set for cooling no matter what. So when I'm ready to upgrade to another board and CPU, I'm set. Just sell the Block and the MoBo and keep on keepin on.

I'm not nearly as old as you though Methuselah.

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I sure am glad we aren't discussing my age you young wipper snappers lol.

I too am keeping this CHIV and loving it. Just finished my first week back to work after a two year lay off cough cough . Now it's time to start playing more with some more new goodies. Just have to decide where to start lol. Thinking it's time for a bigger case and go internal radiator and 8GB's of some 2000MHz ram but still researching that last one. These ECO's are still kicking butt, but I just want to see what I can do with some high freq ram.
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