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    Shuttle vdimm death

    :'( I'm pretty sure i just killed my sn45gv2 when i changed the vdimm voltage it turns on and just does nothing at all, what are the chances of getting it rma ed? considering i've modded the case like crazy but i've done nothing to the motherboard, oh and if anyone has a spare motherboard i've posted in the wanted forum thanks.

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    They won't RMA it. If you can't get a mobo 2nd hand then try www.gemma.co.uk. They sell them separately. However, they are pricey!
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    The vdimm issue is well known... why, oh, why did you mess it? Some sort of death wish? Money to burn? Inquiring minds want to know....
    70 hours a week is not enough

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    what have you done to the shutlle shell i may be able to sell you a few bits and bobs

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    lol i knew about the vidmm death all too well but overclocking was oh so tempting, shell wise i've got a new case with the black mesh windows sprayed the front cut the psu on the side cut the ice fan cut the bottom of the case i think its a bit too many, fortunately someone has offered to sell me a brand new board for £50 inc so i'm pretty happy

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    wow! i'm after a new board, does he have any more?

    i have a SN41G2 shell (case and front) and a SN41G2 Power Supply so can sell if you need them.

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    wait i spoke 2 soon, my shuttle is kind of still alive i'm using it right now! but there is still a problem sometimes the power light just turns off but everything is still powered up like the fans etc it doesnt like it when i run all my fans (3 of em) off the motherboard headers and i dont even have my dvd rw plugged in right now. Whats going on i thought i was completely dead and its sprung back to life, could it be that my psu is not up for the job? I only got a 200w Enhance psu, in my system i have
    hercules 9800pro with iceberg vantec4 off the motherboard
    2 ys-tech 80mm fans off the motherboard
    a hdd cooler
    maxtor 160gb
    nec 2500 dvd rw
    corsair 3700 xms twinx
    mobile 2500
    Any ideas!?


    Jimmy Little i'll give you the details for the board as soon as i find out its not my board thats borked

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    cheers mate! have you cleared the cmos and reset your bios defaults... 100% clear the cmos if you have not done so yet

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    yeah its cleared i used the jumper on the motherboard left it there for about 10 seconds

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    cool, did you pull the power cable right out aswell?

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    nope its gone again every time i turn it on almost immediately the blue power led just turns off but the power is still there as all the fans start running. Is this what normally happens with a vdimm death or is it something else?

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    It sounds like vdimm death. Usually the light on the mobo comes on and the fans spin but then nothing happens.
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    The light on mboard comes on for a few seconds and goes off as well, gonna get a friend to take his psu outta his sn85 and give it a try dont have my hopes up though

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    • malfunction's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte G1.Sniper (with daft heatsinks and annoying Killer NIC)
      • CPU:
      • Xeon X5670 (6 core LGA 1366) @ 4.4GHz
      • Memory:
      • 48GB DDR3 1600 (6 * 8GB)
      • Storage:
      • 1TB 840 Evo + 1TB 850 Evo
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 290X
      • PSU:
      • Antec True Power New 750W
      • Case:
      • Cooltek W2
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2715H
    Get the mobo out of the case (with nothing plugged into it), remove the battery, set the CMOS jumper to clear and leave it on an anti-static bag or something similar overnight. Sleep with everything crossed that you can cross (without doing yourself an injury).

    I don't have experience of this particular problem but it has been known to cure the odd "won't boot" problem. Plus if it's out of the case you can test it out with a standard ATX PSU instead of risking blowing up someone elses shuttle PSU (assuming you have a standard PSU around somewhere)... Failing that maybe some brave sole will reflash the bios for you (assuming this is just a bug and you haven't physically fried something on the mobo)

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    I don't think this will help. Altering the vdimm completely kills them. Totally.
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    • malfunction's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte G1.Sniper (with daft heatsinks and annoying Killer NIC)
      • CPU:
      • Xeon X5670 (6 core LGA 1366) @ 4.4GHz
      • Memory:
      • 48GB DDR3 1600 (6 * 8GB)
      • Storage:
      • 1TB 840 Evo + 1TB 850 Evo
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 290X
      • PSU:
      • Antec True Power New 750W
      • Case:
      • Cooltek W2
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2715H
    Me too... But IMO it's worth a go (nothing to lose). The boards (2) I've had this kind of thing work with have been el-cheapo boards where the CMOS battery was dying. As for the reflashing (hot flashing I mean) it could work unless the VDIMM thing has literally fried either the BIOS itself or some of the vreg circuitry (which would suprise me but I suppose anything is possible!). Though hot flashing itself is of course risky.

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