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DFI Mobo C1 Error

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Joes2silly, 11 Jul 2008.

  1. Joes2silly

    Joes2silly What's a Dremel?

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    Okay, I got a new DFI Lanparty DK X48 T2RS motherboard and got everything installed but when I finnaly when to boot it up it showed the "C1" error code on the diagnostic LEDs and I found out that it was the RAM. Im trying to boot it with 2 512 MB sticks or generic DDR2 800 RAM, could these sticks not work with the motherboard? Or did I somehow fry them?
     
  2. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    try getting it to start with only 1 stick, or if you have another pc test each stick with memtest.
     
  3. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    No need to start 2 threads about the same problem.
     
  4. Joes2silly

    Joes2silly What's a Dremel?

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    sorry..... and I tested it with one stick, then the other... nothing. I may just get some different RAM because I don't have another PC that supports DDR2 memory :(
     
  5. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    Does it post without the ram in place? The motherboard have all the plugs plugged in?
     
  6. Joes2silly

    Joes2silly What's a Dremel?

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    Can a computer even post without RAM? The computer dosen't post and I'm not quite sure the monitor is getting a signal...
     
  7. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    Joes2silly What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks, I'm trying that as we speak :D
     
  9. Joes2silly

    Joes2silly What's a Dremel?

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    Okay, I've done that "Get rid of error C1" thing once and I still got the error code. If i still get the code does that mean that I have to RMA the motherboard?

    EDIT: I've done this twice and I still get the "C1" error. So it is either the board or the RAM. Tomorrow I will try to test the RAM before dealing with RMA'ing the board
     
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  10. BlueOcean

    BlueOcean What's a Dremel?

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    your DFI Lanparty DK X48 T2RS very nice motherboard. Should not have problem. If you still have problem with the motherboard.You should call the DFI manufacturer. I hope the problem solve.

    http://us.dfi.com.tw/Contact/contact_us.jsp?PAGE_TYPE=US&INDEX_TYPE=MB&SITE=US
     
  11. Joes2silly

    Joes2silly What's a Dremel?

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    I'll try contacting them but I think I have to RMA the motherboard :(
     
  12. Joes2silly

    Joes2silly What's a Dremel?

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    I found the problem! Its not the mobo! No RMA! W00t! Sorry.... I figured out that the RAM speed is not even compatible with the motherboard so I'm positive that I need new RAM :D (I'm happy that the motherboard is functional, not that I have to spend more money)

    I have two units on newegg that I'm looking at, a 4 GB unit from G.Skill and a unit from OCZ. Which unit should I buy?
     
  13. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    I thought all RAM was compatible with all boards. If the board doesn't support the speed, it'll automatically set it to the max it supports.

    I guess it isn't possible to get to the BIOS setup if POST doesn't complete? If you are able, make sure that every setting is right (voltage, timings, FSB:Memory).
     
  14. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    isn't it just ddr2 800mhz ram that you are trying to put in? that should work with and ddr2 board.
     
  15. Joes2silly

    Joes2silly What's a Dremel?

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    Its DDR2 555/400, I don't know why I thought it was DDR 800
     

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