you only send the board back,
not the parts.
but the cpu slot must be covered with the origin slot cover or compatible.
otherwise they may refuse the board.
i even did not pay the transport.
but you must get a rma number first.
Well I'm sending it back to NewEgg, and they require/ask that I package it back up with everything I received with it. But I did purchase an RMA UPS label from them for almost 11$, kind of sucks, but oh well.
I just received my 2nd board today, and now I'm getting the error code 17 on the LED display. My 1st board had a power-on glitch, that sometimes it wouldn't boot from the first power on. Now, after I RMA'd that board to NewEgg and just received the new one a few hours ago, and now I get this issue. These boards suck. The boss is going to be ****** after waiting 2 weeks for this board. These are work computers, and need to be reliable. I'd advise everyone to stay away from these boards.
Oh my ..
you are not lucky.
if the board is OK it boots everytime.
we have two of them as work computers.
one was allright from the beginning.
the other one had to be RMA and was changed.
now the second board is all right.
both board have the same devices:
Intel DX58SO2 (BIOS 0867)
Intel Core i7-960
EVGA nVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
Enermax Modu87+ 900W
we use the standard bios settings.
for our audio purposes we have modified some parameters:
hyperthreading mode = OFF
so we have only 4 cores / 4 threads
RAMsettings = AUTO
uses the Kingston JEDEC table for freq. 533.3
USB 3 = OFF
extern eSATA = OFF
intern SATA blue = OFF
the two PCs work 100% for our recording studio.
Just bought this board myself to replace a 3 year old CPU+RAM+MBoard combo. Previous board was solid, DP45SG+Core 2 Duo@3Ghz (E8400), 4Gb Corsair ram.
I would like to point out a somewhat obvious, yet not so obvious to person like me new to i7 Processors, point that you may want to check the DDR rating of your CPU, not your RAM.
I too was wondering why my ram was clocking at 1067 rather than 1600 by default. Turns out the Processor I put in, i7 960, only supports up to 1066DDR3 ram speeds Basically I could have saved a little money and continued to use my existing 1333mhz DDR3's, but lessoned learned I guess
My system then, will blue screen when running the XMP 1 profile under stress (which happened to me at the worst of times, partway though a raid finder boss fight..).
Course, now that I understand why, my system is set to automatic detection in bios, and system is stable a my old one....except for the infamous 00 issue.
I believe in my case it's the power supply being inadequate.
I get an additional issue where my POST screen is BLACK/BLANK, I don't get bios setup key prompts at all, and it just boots straight to Windows...I did find that if I set the Hard Disk Pre-Delay to something like 10 (default is 0) THEN I get a glimpse of the Intel splash screen.
Anyway, I'm going to get a new power supply when I can afford to get a decent one, and shall report back thusly.
Just a quick question in the hopes someone can answer.
I rebuilt my home system and purchased the DX58S02 last year (March '11) with the I7960 for work, not gaming. I wanted a board that could run a LOT of RAM for the software my company puts out. I am running 24GB of DDR3 PC3 12800 1600mhz right now and that is running great.
My problem is that as of late (lilke yesterday and today), when I boot up, it takes like 3 minutes to post ... the BIOS info doesn't even show up until like 3 minutes later. The code '58' is showing lit up. I wait for that time and then everything is fine.
It's never done this before yesterday, so wondering what happened and hoping someone knows and can answer.
Thanks in advance.
Thanks. I figured it out though I think. I'm getting a post code of 58 which is 'resetting the USB bus' in the manual/guide. I performed a community search and found where someone said if you have a card reader (which I do for testing) inserted, to unplug and it should boot normally. I'm going to test this theory tonight.