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Hey guys, got my self a crosshair formula 3 days ago, it came with a promotional steelseries kinzu and mini mousepad!

anyway, when i was buying it, there were 2 boards available at the shop.

can u guys spot the difference?

Board 1


Board 2


I'm kind of curious...hope somebody replies and shed some light on this. sorry if it's been asked before, tried googling but still nothing.
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The second version is not the final version. For example, there isnt the X-Fi chip on the second picture. or at least the sticker isn't on there. or whatever it is that says X-Fi on the board

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anyway, when i was buying it, there were 2 boards available at the shop.
You mean 2 Crosshair 4's? Were they equally priced?
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Hey guys, got my self a crosshair formula 3 days ago, it came with a promotional steelseries kinzu and mini mousepad!

anyway, when i was buying it, there were 2 boards available at the shop.

can u guys spot the difference?

Board 1


Board 2


I'm kind of curious...hope somebody replies and shed some light on this. sorry if it's been asked before, tried googling but still nothing.
one has the creative sound xfi logo thing on the board and the other doesnt
and I have no clue what you are trying to show
since they are the same boards
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Damn youse guys was buzy while I was gone.

Guess I didn't have to RMA after all. Still 3rd slot issue. Still running 1st two slots. Still showing up as 4Gig.

So here's what's new, system would not boot up in 7. Got to the desktop pic and no joy after that.

I've hit the memokileedokilee. Startet up but would not post cause I still had 4 sticks onboard. I resat every stick once and when I got back to two sticks in 1st and 2nd slots and fired up getting same result as above with 7, I shut it down and reset CMOS. Still no joy but at least this time it went a step further and told me I had a bad sector.Not likely but okay anything is possible so I let the system root out the bad sector. Yeah right. It deleted 8 files recovered none and upon restart? You guessed it wouldn't go past desktop pic.

At this point I think that it's definitely driver issues. Because it let me fire up my XP drive but still would not Post with 8Gigs in slots. When it shouldn't matter since XP will post but won't recognize 8.

And the fact that this thing started up fine with 8Gigs before I lapped my CPU but not afterwards has me a bit concerned. I have an athlon II that I can install but that would make it so I have to dismantle the H50 etc. I would think that if it were a problem with my CPU, I wouldn't even get past Post. And clearly I have and hear I am.

Driver issue?

I know someone had an issue with RAM about mid June so maybe mine is having the same issues. HDD could keep me from Posting but it has NOTHING to do with my RAM issues. HDD doesn't even control RAM.

Oi. At least i got the Pig running before I miss Class.

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did you press the memok button?
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The second version is not the final version. For example, there isnt the X-Fi chip on the second picture. or at least the sticker isn't on there. or whatever it is that says X-Fi on the board

You mean 2 Crosshair 4's? Were they equally priced?
Oowh...cool! Then i have the final version

Yeah. They were equally priced. So I went with the one which HAS the x-fi logo. I personally like the x-fi logo there

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one has the creative sound xfi logo thing on the board and the other doesnt
and I have no clue what you are trying to show
since they are the same boards
That's what i'm trying to show. One has it and the other doesn't. Why? Any difference besides that? Different revision or anything like that? Maybe the newer one doesn't have issues with the nb heatsink anymore?
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Are you sure that the board at the shop didn't have the X-Fi logo on it?

Did you actually see the physical board or was it online? If it was online, then they just used a picture from the E3.
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post #2117 of 13132
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What do the LED's on the side of the mainboard tell you? Solid DRAM light?

I'd dismantle the H50 and try the other CPU you got on hand. That would rule that option out. I doubt that the ram is faulty since, as you said, it ran fine before you lapped the CPU.

All in all, it sounds like a lot of problems lol Bad sectors, lapped CPU, and not recognizing ram...

I guess if you got the time, go through everything one by one. Try the different CPU. If it still doesn't work, I'd try with 1 ram stick at a time and see whether you have any luck with that. btw, does it let you access the bios at all? If so, perhaps you need to flash the bios to the newest version. that might solve some issues.
Yeah, I 'm definitely thinking it's not the CPU. If it were one of the Cores the temps would be erratic. Wouldn't Post at all etcetera.

With 4 Sticks my lights bounce from power to DRAM and back again though the system otherwise works fine(all fans going etc) except that it won't Post. It does allow me into BIOS after I remove 2 sticks though, so I'm thinking that I should probably flash it as well. Though I'm not sure how to go about this and I don't know which BIOS update I need. I'm headed over to Asus' site right now to see if I can get something besides the 0801. Which this board still has it seems. That's the ONE constant and what leads me to discount the other issues.

Oh yes and one GOOD thing came of this. I got under the heatsinks(c'mon was there any doubt that I would?) and while I did my unboxxing(editing stage) I also performed NB check and explained what one needs to do if they find that they have the NB issue. I'm not sure that bending the tubes is necessary so I didn't address that part however.

Anyway, I started editing before I remounted the MoBo and system components but it still has a ways to go. I jumped to the second stage of editing and that stage alone was well over 11 an a half minutes after I already had it unboxxed. lol

I'll be back in a bit.

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memokileedokilee button you mean? lol

Yes I pressed it. Reverted everything to 1066 @ 9-9-9-24. Just redid timings and system works fine with XP @ 6-6-6-20.

So I have a hard time believing that it's RAM since I've mixed up my sticks enough that if it were I'd BSoD if RAM weren't performing as expected.

~Ceadder

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did you press the memok button?
 
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Are you sure that the board at the shop didn't have the X-Fi logo on it?

Did you actually see the physical board or was it online? If it was online, then they just used a picture from the E3.
Yup. 101% sure. 1 board had, and the other didn't. I went to the shop and saw the 2 boards (physically). Inspected every inch of it
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Hey guys, got my self a crosshair formula 3 days ago, it came with a promotional steelseries kinzu and mini mousepad!

anyway, when i was buying it, there were 2 boards available at the shop.

can u guys spot the difference?

Board 1


Board 2


I'm kind of curious...hope somebody replies and shed some light on this. sorry if it's been asked before, tried googling but still nothing.
oh Wow, u are from KL..lol
im from malaysia..nice to meet u lol
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