DFI Lanparty boots!
Wow, I had almost given up hope on the DFI LanParty nF4, but amazingly, somehow it has come back to life. It must have been the CMOS reset. The recommendation is to take the battery out for a day. I didn’t plug the CMOS jumper in right and then I flipped the 5V dRAM voltage select and eureka, the thing started!
I still don’t know what combination of things did it. But, I’m thinking it might have been the long CMOS reset and then the jumper. On the other hand, I do wonder since the instruction did say, don’t boot the system up in 5V dram mode and I did this 🙂
In any case, the only major trouble now is the Maxtor DiamondMax 10 300GB drive is not recognized by the BIOS and it clicks like crazy. Folks at “Anandtech”:http://22.214.171.124/search?q=cache:AaaofkjdtX4J:forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx%3Fcatid%3D29%26threadid%3D1479329%26enterthread%3Dy+maxtor+diamondmax+dfi+lanparty+nf4+not+recognized&hl=en&client=firefox-a have reported similar issues. I have some problems with my Chaintech nForce2 board where sometimes the Maxtor disappears. Some folks suggest calling Maxtor and getting a technician to do a firmware upgrade. We’ll see.
Also the Benq 1640 comes set for IDE Slave only, you have to move the jumper, looking from the rear, it is the standard, left most is Channel Select, the center is Slave and the right is Master. Ugh, these days, it should always ship CS. Hat tip to “CDFreaks”:http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=149232 for that.