HD-DVD hitting shelves today...in US

"HD-DVD hitting shelves today...in US"

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The US have today got units on shelves for HD-DVD

Players from Toshiba and a limited amount of titles are now available to buy both on the real and virtual shelves around the US.

Prices for the players are around $499 and $799 and the discs are coming in at $24.99ish.

No News of European/UK availability yet but we hope its soon.
Going to get HD-DVD soon...or wait it out for prices to go down? Discuss Here
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15-10-2007, 14:39:20

I had a little worrying time when assembling my new C2D system today, I thought the CPU was duff but a little searching said to try bumping my RAM voltage up (from default 1.8 to the 2.2 written on the DDR2 module itself) and then all was OK.

15-10-2007, 17:35:36


Just tested it again to no avail. It powers on fine with no CPU, fans spin etc although when the CPU is seated it simply powers on for a split second before powering itself off. To me this says that the PSU, RAM and Motherboard are all fine, and it is the CPU itself that is faulty. I made a quick video to show exactly what I mean:


I guess I'll have to RMA the CPU again, shouldn't Ebuyer have picked up on this though???

edit: is there any way to up the RAM voltage without access to BIOS?

15-10-2007, 18:03:30

Doesn't help that you don't have the heatsink on! ;)
That could be a factor, unless it doesn't boot with it on.

I hate when you get this kinda problem.

15-10-2007, 18:03:47

dont ever turn a computer on w/o the heatsink on it. maybe thats why it isnt booting, its turning off because its overheating

15-10-2007, 18:11:43

It doesn't boot regardless of whether the heatsink is on or not, I only had it off to demonstrate what happens

17-10-2007, 12:47:30

I just had a message back from ebuyer suggesting that I may have left out the "P4 cable" which supplies additional CPU power. I've never come across this before and AFAIK I haven't seen any additional power cable. Can someone point me in the right direction?


17-10-2007, 12:52:39

Most modern PSU's come with a P4 power connector strapped on to the ATX power cable. It looks kinda the same but with only 4 connectors.

Check out this link which will provide a bit of a better explanation. Refer to the pic with '4 Pin Molex P4 12V Power Connector' next to it.

17-10-2007, 13:36:55

omg im so stupid.

left the power cable out like an prize idiot :rolleyes:

17-10-2007, 20:04:09


omg im so stupid.

left the power cable out like an prize idiot :rolleyes:

Haha you noob :p

17-10-2007, 20:06:19

big time.

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