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    The ultimate DFI Lanparty nF4 thread

    Hi everyone!

    I have created this thread because the other one (http://xtremesystems.org/forums/show...1&page=1&pp=25) was getting a little crowded and, more importantly, it was becoming more and more off topic.

    Here is a sum up of our findings:

    Official DFI nF4 page:

    http://www.dfi.com.tw/Product/produc...et+939&SITE=US

    Official DFI Manual:

    http://www.dfi.com.tw/Support/Downlo...YPE=LP&SITE=US

    OPB's (Onepagebook's) manual:

    onepage.techcool.co.uk/lpnf4.pdf

    NOTE
    There are minor differences between these two manuals. The one from OPB talks about the DFI Smartspeed software, wheras the official manual does not.

    Other websites:

    http://forum.hardware.fr/hardwarefr/...t-652188-1.htm

    http://www.anandtech.com/tradeshows/...spx?i=2319&p=2

    (Notice oscar_wu's OC - 370MHz FSB)

    http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/show...&pagenumber=43
    Other interesting OC facts:
    -Up to 4V VDIMM (from 5V line on PSU)
    -Up to 2.1 VCORE
    For the overclocking minded enthusiasts, the nF4 motherboards now support memory voltage from 2.5V to 4.0V, CPU core voltage up to 2.1V, chipset voltage from 1.5V to 1.8V, HTT ranging from 1.2 to 1.5, adjustable multiplier control up to 20x and a large range of Async settings.

    Order sites:
    http://www.mittoni.com.au/catalog/pr...oducts_id/1866
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Socket_939.html
    http://www.hpm-computer.de/assets/s2...amd/index.html
    http://www.overclockers.se/catalog/frame.php
    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...anufacture=DFI
    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...anufacture=DFI


    Picture (posted by H2OGUN)


    More pics (posted by joezxk)




    Differences (posted by Juliette):


    DFI FrontX:


    Set up of slots when in SLI (from OPB's manual, posted by Juliette)



    BIOS screenies (posted by XS64)


    More pics (thanks to tjj):




    Expected availability
    24-28.1.2005 - Germany
    17.1.2005 - USA

    Chipset(Thanks to H2OGun)
    DFI nF4 SLI-DR - A3 (o447A3 to be exact)

    IMPORTANT (thanks OPB)
    There is a set of jumpers on the DFI nF4 mobo to switch between the 3.3V and 5V rails for the memory.



    OPB: So if you are not going to do vdimm over 3.3v for 24/7, Oskar and I would not suggest you to switch vdimm source to 5v rail. This will cause higher heat on the MOSFETS near that area.

    Oskar: However, even though user switch 5v rail source to do vdimm above 3.3v, the heat is still unbelivable hot there. therefore, that's why we use
    the 4000~10000 hours 105c very good caps on that area. I would definitely suggest users can give that area some air flow to reduce some heat from there.

    Memory module config (posted by OPB):
    I talked to Oskar yesterday, he told me that, the LP nf4 is a bit different from most 939 boards in terms of the way you plug in your ram sticks in as dual channel.
    ** Make sure you plug in 1,3 or 2,4. And if you don't mind, I would say 2,4 will get greater performance than 1,3!
    Other useful links:
    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...ad.php?t=49750
    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...ad.php?t=49361
    Last edited by D_o_S; 01-18-2005 at 12:32 PM.
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    How about post some links to order sites?
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    Updated...
    "Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it." - Sir Henry Royce

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    What about the price?


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    Price is always difficult with these chipsets as they are always gouged.

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    LOL! Yeah why not price gouge this board just like everything else lately!

    I will not pay more then 200 for any NF4 board.

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    just so you know the gouge is from the importer not the retailer........

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    Well then there still hope that this board will sell for close to $500 then! heheh

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    Any US stores that you can pre-order from?

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    Update (more pics, more sites to order from)...
    "Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it." - Sir Henry Royce

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    nice

    What is the DFI frontX?

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    Its a 5.25" bay device, with all the handy ports upfront.

    This is it:

    www.frontx.com/detail6.jpg
    "Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it." - Sir Henry Royce

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    Ayone have tried it?
    I will see the comparative between MSI & DFI .
    Opteron 170 @ 2.2Ghz - Zalman 9700
    OCZ Pc3200 2x512Mb VX @ 220Mhz
    DFI nF4 SLI-DR ( 3.29 BIOS )
    Leadtek 6800GT@415-1120
    Seagate Barracuda 2x120Gb Raid0

    This is the rule :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by D_o_S
    Its a 5.25" bay device, with all the handy ports upfront.

    This is it:

    www.frontx.com/detail6.jpg
    On DFI's webiste there are pictures of the box contents and the new front-x appears to be exactly like that but black... it's hard to see cause the picture is a little fuzzy.

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    Anyone knows if this mobo is rev. A3 or A2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swing
    Anyone knows if this mobo is rev. A3 or A2?
    What?
    Opteron 170 @ 2.2Ghz - Zalman 9700
    OCZ Pc3200 2x512Mb VX @ 220Mhz
    DFI nF4 SLI-DR ( 3.29 BIOS )
    Leadtek 6800GT@415-1120
    Seagate Barracuda 2x120Gb Raid0

    This is the rule :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juspriss
    What?
    A3 / A2 is the chipset revision, A2 runs 800 fsb, and A3 1000 fsb... we want A3!!
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    whats the difference between:

    DFI LANparty UT nF4 Ultra-D
    DFI LANparty UT nf4 SLI-D
    DFI LANparty nF4 SLI-DR


    why so many here
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    Quote Originally Posted by D_o_S
    -Up to 4V VDIMM (from 5V line on PSU)

    are U sure ? ... Plzz update ag'n... Thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zanr Zij
    are U sure ? ... Plzz update ag'n... Thanks...
    Pretty sure... 3.3V wouldn't be able to handle it...

    Another update...
    "Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it." - Sir Henry Royce

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    Quote Originally Posted by a5h
    whats the difference between:

    DFI LANparty UT nF4 Ultra-D
    DFI LANparty UT nf4 SLI-D
    DFI LANparty nF4 SLI-DR


    why so many here
    DFI SLI - DR - Does proper SLI (1st lane 8X and 2nd lane 8X), and comes with all the carp eg front-X, cable slleving etc.....

    DFI SLI - D - Does proper SLI (1st lane 8X and 2nd lane 8X). Comes with out all the carp, just mobo, manual, drivers etc.

    DFI Ultra D - As far as I am aware it allow a sort of SLI. Allowing one 1 lane 8x and the second lane 2X, again comes without all the carp.

    Please someone corrct meon the last one if it's not right as I am not 100% on the speed of each lane when two graphics cards are installed

    How about adding this to the top in your own words (not my quick answer), give a brief run down on what each version comes with?

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