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DFI Lanparty board Fault????

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Shifter_Hull, 22 Jan 2006.

  1. Shifter_Hull

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Oct 2005

    Posts: 1,139

    Location: Hull

    hi sadly my dfi board has gone down
    it keeps giving me error code MBR error 2 code
    it wont let me boot back into windows
    i also noticed that the bottom orange memory slot does not seem to work
    and my memory the corsair xls 3500 memory seems very odd
    ie one works but the other isnt
    does any one know what the code number stands for
    i will in the morning be taking it back to the shop
    wont memtion the name on here but it is not a million miles away from this site forum lol
    hoping some one may shed some light
     
    Last edited: 22 Jan 2006
  2. Shifter_Hull

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Oct 2005

    Posts: 1,139

    Location: Hull

    by the way guys the board and memory and all listed in my sig was all bought on the 7th october 2005
    now on the wifes pc posting this message
    good job i kept the old pc lol
    :)
     
    Last edited: 22 Jan 2006
  3. twiceborn

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 Oct 2004

    Posts: 287

    Can you be more specific about the error code? When does it occur? What EXACTLY does it say? Any beeps? Diagnostic LEDs? Can you get into the BIOS?

    What do you mean one memory stick works and the other doesn't? Does one let you boot into windows, and the other not? Memtest errors?

    Have you done anything that may have precipitated the error, i.e. new overclock, new component, new BIOS, etc? Tried resetting CMOS?

    Sorry for all the questions, but we need lots of info to be able to help :)
     
  4. Super Tigers

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,899

    Location: Hull, UK

    Is a local shop mate? Don't know of many in Hull that sell DFI mobos. Give the Biostar TForce 6100-939 a try half the price of the DFI, plenty of tweaks for memory and are rock solid with the enhanced capacitors and 3.3v jumper on the mobo for the BH5 fanboys and girls.

    Hope you get it sorted.

    Rob H
     
  5. Shifter_Hull

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Oct 2005

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    hi the code that come up is before the bios finish botting up
    the error code is MBR error 2
    tried memory in this machine that having to use now to post and there is a constant bleep when i try the Corsair 2GB DDR XMS3500LL Pro, one stick is working fine
    sadly the other is no go
    both start ok with the two yellow lights in the middle then one goes through the booting process the other does nothing
    i done nothing to the board or any componets
    all i did was leave it on downloading from newsgroups
    when i came back in the pc and froze and i did a hard reset and bingo
    it would not post
    so i checked the graphics then the hardd drive then finaly the memory
    will post ok with just the top orange slot been used but will not work with the bottom slot
    tried both memory sticks in the baines pc and also her sticks are budget corsair ddr in mine same problem all i get is one long constant bleep it will not post when i try to use the bottom orange slot
    will changing the bois alter anything ?
    it will post when only the top orange slot is used so i tried swapping my memory sticks around and yes one stick is faulty i think
    or should i just take it back to OC in the morning >? will ocUK be able to swap componets or is it a warranty now with the manufactors ???
    sorry for the questions but driving 180 miles there and 180 miles back is a bit of a distance
    would have to set off early ie 6 am has i got work for 2pm in the afternoon
    i have recipt for all i purchased from these guys
    any help plz
    the pc will boot up fine when only the top orange slot is used now posting this message on my old pc tried memtest on the stick and works ok
    but now down to 1gig of memory and wow is it slow lol
    but think board is faulty as when i try a matched pair of corsair budget still will not post using the bottom orange slot
    i hope i answer your question ok
     
    Last edited: 22 Jan 2006
  6. Shifter_Hull

    Wise Guy

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    i personal think the baord and memory are at fault but i would not be quoted on it for sure
    is there any software i could use to double check for faults with the board and memory
    on boardband and newsgroups so software is not a problem to find
     
  7. Shifter_Hull

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Oct 2005

    Posts: 1,139

    Location: Hull

    found this whislt trawlling through sites for info can anyone comment on this plz.
    The only issues with the dfi boards are make sure you have a good power supply and stay away from corsair ram. As it is 50-50 with corsair running right on these boards.
     
  8. cybo

    Associate

    Joined: 21 Jan 2006

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    "MBR error 2" is a HD error, not mobo. Master Boot Record.

    try a bootable linux CD to check the rest of componants are working OK.
     
  9. twiceborn

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 Oct 2004

    Posts: 287

    I'd be surprised if both the board and the memory were faulty - it'd be a very unlucky coincidence :(

    You say you've had luck with the top orange slot - have you tried both mem sticks in it (one at a time)?

    If one stick works in this slot (run Memtest - activate it in the BIOS), and the other does not, then you've got a faulty stick, simple as that. Send OcUK a webnote and get an RMA number, then just post it back to them (it's nice and light so not worth driving 180 miles to drop it off in person I'd say...) and use the single working stick in the meantime.

    As for the bottom orange slot not working, don't worry too much about this just yet. It could just be a problem with the settings (timings, etc), or it could be that you need to use the yellow slots, or a different BIOS. In any case, wait until you've got two working sticks of RAM before you try to sort it out.

    Hmm, just had a thought - the continuous beeps you get suggest a RAM problem, so no surprises there. As for the mbr error... Have you got an unusual hdd setup (RAID, lots of hard drives or partitions)? Faulty RAM can mess about with your boot files, and your BIOS... but I'm just thinking out loud. I think you're just getting that because the faulty RAM is causing you to get read errors during booting. Doubt you need to worry about the hard drives :)
     
  10. twiceborn

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 Oct 2004

    Posts: 287

    Sorry, just saw your most recent post. Regarding Corsair mem and DFI boards, it's true it can be tricky getting them to run together. Usually a case of getting the settings right with the right BIOS version, rather than an out-and-out incompatibility. I still think, though, that if one works in a given slot, and the other doesn't, with the exact same settings, then that points to faulty RAM rather than a compatability problem.

    Maybe I'm too hasty? Any other opinions?
     
  11. Shifter_Hull

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Oct 2005

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    Location: Hull

    hi i tried altering the timing settings
    and just flashed the board to 310 and still no joy with the bottom orange slot
    tried it in the two yellows and nothing only seems to boot in the top orange slot
    will travel down there with my tower
    then if they got a spare 10 mins
    they can look for them selfs with out having to bench test it in another tower
    then if there is a major problem i hope they will swap it for me
    there and then
    :)
    i hope
     
  12. twiceborn

    Gangster

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    Okey doke - good luck :)