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    If You are Getting BSODs

    I'm seeing this with an nVidia GeForce 6600GT...dunno why. I'm going to try updating drivers to beta, then rolling back to earlier drivers. Will let you guys know if it makes a difference.
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    Thermaltake Tsunami Dream

    Here is the mod i did to the tsunami... http://www.hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1027966573&postcount=32
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    update, freezing, restarts gone. internet infected right away

    Just about any ISP's network is infected with worms which will almost immedeatley find your computer and infect it. It is a must to get SP2 and antivirus software on your computer before plugging in to the ethernet. Also, as someone else mentioned, get a router with a built-in hardware firewall.
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    My First Mod: Adding CCFLs to the TT Tsunami Front Door

    :D LOL! I brought the whole rig downstairs to test the ethernet ports on my wired router because for some reason my internet was on the fritz. The camera happened to be there so I snapped the pics. A 12" would not fit; two 4" barely fit. SVC Compucycle sells *' CCFLs, but they only had UV.I...
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    My First Mod: Adding CCFLs to the TT Tsunami Front Door

    The camera makes it look a lot more bright than it really is. In reality, it is a nice soft glow, which was the idea. They are much less bright than the LEDs which shone very brightly all the way across my room onto my bed. Not fun...
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    My First Mod: Adding CCFLs to the TT Tsunami Front Door

    I'll let the pics speak for themselves. This is the first time I have done anything like this, but I am fairly satisfied with the result. The only thing that bothers me is the gap in lighting between the two 4" CCFLs on the top any ideas how to fix that without adding more lights? I ground...
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    Thermaltake Tsunami front 2 blue LEDs DOA

    Well, I finished modding these in a few weeks ago and finally got around to taking a pic. The only thing I am disappointed about is the space in the light between the top two cathodes. Otherwise, I am quite happy. With Flash Without Flash Full Shot
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    Can SLI PCI-E x16 ports be used for other hardware?

    You can put a x1 component in a x16 slot no problem.
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    fan and light controller

    Heh, I guess that's why there would be door covering it...
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    fan and light controller

    That's what I was thinking, I just wanted to make sure it would be feasible.
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    fan and light controller

    Is there anything (besides something homemade) that I could use instead?
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    fan and light controller

    Do any of you use the Sunbeam in a case with a door? Are the knobs recessed at all to allow a door to close? I also have a Tsunami and need something exactly like this...
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    Thermaltake Tsunami front 2 blue LEDs DOA

    That is a much better look for the Tsunami...now I really want to do it!
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    Thermaltake Tsunami front 2 blue LEDs DOA

    Mine came DOA as well. Thermaltake kindly sent me brand new ones, no questions asked. Didn't even have to send the broken ones in... I agree with the poster who said they should put a cathode in there instead of the LEDs...I have been considering that mod for some time.
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    Is this true?

    Also from that Microsoft article: ???
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    DFI Lanparty NF4 SLI-DR, wake on keyboard?

    I have the same problem. Generic USB keyboard simply won't wake the computer. The solution I found was to just use a USB->PS/2 converter and plug the leyboard into PS/2. Worked like a charm...
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    I have my sub-$1000 system spec'd, but I still can't settle on a mobo/RAM combo.

    I must agree. I love my BlueStorm, it's absolutely silent and very reliable!
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    Comp tries to reboot after waking from screensaver

    That has been my temporary fix, but I'm afraid there is some sort of deeper problem. Thanks for the reply, though!
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    Comp tries to reboot after waking from screensaver

    Any ideas about this? Ireally don't understaand what is going on. This behavior only occurs sporadically and only when exiting a screensaver.
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    Comp tries to reboot after waking from screensaver

    This is an odd problem and I'm not sure if it is hardware or software related. When I wake up from my screensaver (any screensaver, not just the one I am using now), the 'Shut Down Windows' dialog pops up with 'Restart' in the drop down menu box. Windows then proceeds to close and open this...
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    BSOD playing Halo...caused by nv4_disp.dll

    Thanks for the help everyone. I uninstalled all the nForce drivers and reinstalled them, including 7.89 display driver again and everything is working peachy. Thanks again!
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    BSOD playing Halo...caused by nv4_disp.dll

    I have a Fortron Source 500W Blue Storm which is ATX2.0 compliant, so I doubt that power is the problem...but thank you anyway!
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    BSOD playing Halo...caused by nv4_disp.dll

    Well, I am using 71.89 from nvidia, which is the latest driver. I will try rolling back to another driver later, just to see. It is interesting that you say that the driver accessed memory it wasn't supposed to because when I try to run 3DMark05 in Demo mode it says something about the card...
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    BSOD playing Halo...caused by nv4_disp.dll

    Sorry, some added specs: DFI nF4 Ultra-D XP Professional 2x512 Corsair XMS PC3200 74 GB WD Raptor AMD Winchester 3500+ nVidia driver 71.89
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    BSOD playing Halo...caused by nv4_disp.dll

    So, after playing Halo for about 5 minutes I get a BSOD and, obviously, the game locks up. I am running an XFX GeForce 6600GT with no overclocking or any tweaks. I have heard that this card has a problem with the HSF coming loose and breaking the theermal bond,leading to overheats. Not sure...
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    Fortron 500 BlueStorm

    Is it just me or is really hard to find the 500W Blue Storm around? I can only find it at newegg and one other online store. Has Fortron pulled the line or something?
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    DFI Nforce4 BIOS flash w/o Floppy?

    Funny, when I got my DFI Ultra-D, it came like it had already been broken with a hammer. The DIY switches were broken off during shipping and DFI made me pay $11 to ship it to have it RMAed. I am dealing with them now, but I have certainly been dissauded from buying from them again...
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    Black bands on NVidia Quadro

    I just started using this old computer laying around and when I hooked it up, I saw the strangest thing. Anywhere there are dark colors on the screen, a darkened band goes across the screen. Needless to say, this is very irritating. I tried updating drivers to 67.22 from 61 something, but...
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    Was your DFI motherboard damaged when you got it? Read!

    I just paid $10 to ship it to DFI for an RMA. If you find out anything about DFI refunding shipping for the bad packaging, let me know so I can request a refund for what I was billed!
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    DFI nF4 Ultra-D noob Question

    OK...so i took the board out of the case and only have the vid card and the proc in it. I still could not get the board to power up. So, I unplugged the PSU, cleared the CMOS, plugged it back in and shorted the power pins. Now, the video card fan will come on for about 1 second and then shut...
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    DFI nF4 Ultra-D noob Question

    There are two "Do It Yourself" switches on the motherboard. They are onboard power and reset switches so that you can more easily test the board outside the case. They were broken off in shipping and I'm wondering if they could be preventing the board from powering on. Thanks for your help...
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    DFI nF4 Ultra-D noob Question

    Well, I can't get this thing to boot up. The board gets power (as in the yellow LEDs on the board come on) but when I press the power button, nothing. I have the cable from the power stich hooked up to the correct place per the manual. The interesting this is that if I use my thermaltake PSU...
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    Was your DFI motherboard damaged when you got it? Read!

    Bonesdad, does your mobo still work with the switches broken? I just get 4 red lights in the Debug LEDs, indicatiing it does not detect my processor. I mean, I get power to the board (all the yellow LEDs light up and and the HSF, NBF, and video card fan spin up) but the board won't POST. As...
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    Was your DFI motherboard damaged when you got it? Read!

    Well, I got an RMA number and they are awaiting my package. So, I guess I got a nice rep to give me the RMA number. Sounds like I'll hold on to mine though. The board still works with the damaged power/reset switches right as long as the two metal pins aren't shorted? I haven't tested it yet...
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    Was your DFI motherboard damaged when you got it? Read!

    I had this exact problem! I was going to RMA it to ZZF today. I am extremely upset that I will end up paying even more to get a board that is intact. Neither DFI or ZZF offered to reimburse the shipping costs to Fedex it back to them. What a pain... If this is a problem with DFI...
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    Ultra -D Free Toy?

    Yes, for the DFI Dual Xpress Graphics SLI ripoff.
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    Ultra -D Free Toy?

    The manual shows that it is used to pull out the jumpers to select single video card or SLI/DXG. Free stuff is good!
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    DFI nF4 Ultra-D noob Question

    Just wanted to see what would happen, I guess. Make sure the HSF, Northbridge fan, and video card fan spin up, etc. I dunno...I have all these goodies sitting around and I want to play with them!
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