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    Exclamation DFI Motherboard Error

    Having finally collected all the parts required for a new system, I completed the build about an hour ago...

    I am getting an error (code 88) from the (BRAND NEW) Motherboard. It is a DFI Lanparty DK P45-T2RS Plus. Checking the debug table in the manual, I am instructed that the error could be caused by 1) Mixed up BIOS data or 2) The Mobo is defective.

    I have tried the method for clearing the CMOS data as stated in the manual, and I'd like to see if anyone has a suggestion as to anything else I could try before I phone SCAN tomorrow to see how I go about RMAing the board.

    Any and all help appreciated.

    EDIT: Just realised this is in the wrong section...
    Last edited by shadowsilver03; 14-12-2008 at 10:29 PM. Reason: Oops

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    Re: DFI Motherboard Error

    What are the rest of the system specs?
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    Re: DFI Motherboard Error

    Rest of the Specs:

    Intel E7300 CPU
    iChill GeForce 9800GT
    4 (2*2) GB Corsair RAM
    Western Digital 6400AKS HDD

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    Re: DFI Motherboard Error

    Really hate bumping threads, but I am in serious need of help

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    Re: DFI Motherboard Error

    Check that the shipping BIOS supports the E7300, it might not.

    Also try removing the battery for a few mins.
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    Re: DFI Motherboard Error

    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Check that the shipping BIOS supports the E7300, it might not.

    Also try removing the battery for a few mins.
    Tried removing the battery, but thanks for the suggestion.

    How do I check the shipping BIOS?

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    Re: DFI Motherboard Error

    You'll either need to borrow a CPU and flash to the latest BIOS version before swapping the 7200 back, or take it to a computer shop and get them to do it for you.

    Have you tried one stick of memory at a time? Might be worth a try.
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    Re: DFI Motherboard Error

    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    You'll either need to borrow a CPU and flash to the latest BIOS version before swapping the 7200 back, or take it to a computer shop and get them to do it for you.

    Have you tried one stick of memory at a time? Might be worth a try.
    Was hoping I wouldn't need to take it into a shop.

    Yeah, i've tried one stick at a time. Also tried in different slots.

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    Re: DFI Motherboard Error

    I don't know if this might help, but have you tried to put a fan on the chipset? It could be overheating.
    Last edited by Solex; 15-12-2008 at 08:03 PM.

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    Re: DFI Motherboard Error

    Well, quick update.

    I decided to dissassemble and rebuild the system, to make sure I hadn't wired anything up wrong. Doing so, I managed to find a couple power leads that were hidden in the middle of the bundle (pair of square 4 pin connectors). With these connected, the PC is working at last.

    Thanks for the help and suggestions everyone gave.

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