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post #21 of 78
I've got and worked with Intel, Asus, ECI, Abit, DFI and some others.
My vote goes with the DFI thanks to the bios.
If you go with quality parts, the DFI will serve you well, especially with the 939 socket.
DFI does recommend a minimum of 480 watts to run the mobo (overclocking).
The OCZ Powerstream 520 sells for about $110. now and is still the proven king for the nf4 DFI mobos.

If you've done any overclocking, the DFI isn't that hard to figure out. We're here to help if need be.
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post #22 of 78
I believe you'll need an adapter to add in the extra connection for the 8pin connection.
BTW, it's on sale at the egg for $149.99 till months end.
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Thanks. But would my PSU be able to run the DFI motherboard? Would it be able to run it at 2.5? When I get the money to upgrade to a 600W GameXStream I will.

EDIT- remember, my PSU does not have the 8-pin connector.
2.5ghz. should be easy. The x2 3800 uses very little juice in the first place.
Your existing PDP ram will work well, maybe beyond 260fsb, and then you still have dividers to play with.
www.dfi-street.com is a great place for bios settings and other required data.
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post #24 of 78
I believe the 8-pin you are refering to is for the Intel Dual-Cores prior to the Core Duos, and perhaps the Core Duo motherboards but I honestly do not know. For additional power you will need a 4-pin molex, 4-pin FDD power cord and a 24-pin or 20+4-pin main power supply. You will have to probably buy a 4-pin FDD adaptor because most PSU's only come with one, and a 20 to 24-pin adaptor if you main power supply is 20-pin native. The total wattage for your PSU is sufficient. What is more critical with DFI boards when compared to others is the total amount of amps available on the +12V-rail. There are great threads on the DFI-Street forum about DFI boards and power supply issues. If you are considering getting a DFI board I would say it is a must read along with other articles. I read through before I made the transition and everything went smoothly. I can vouch for the DFI Ultra-D being a great motherboard, you will not be disappointed.
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post #25 of 78
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Originally Posted by lenzo
2.5ghz. should be easy. The x2 3800 uses very little juice in the first place.
Your existing PDP ram will work well, maybe beyond 260fsb, and then you still have dividers to play with.
www.dfi-street.com is a great place for bios settings and other required data.
Yep, I'm already a member. And thanks. I only have my X2 3800+ at 1.375v, 1.35v depending on what I'm doing. so I don't think that would be a problem would it? I'll only use the adapter for 2 months or so.

I'll look for the adapter now.

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post #27 of 78
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Originally Posted by The Duke
No crap, oops. Thanks for correcting me, I hate to give out misinformation.

Oh yea, isn't the 8-pin pretty much a standard in motherboards now. I have used one for the last three years with my motherboards. I know the Ultra-D used a 4-pin molex and 4-pin FDD power cord in addition to the main power supply cord and the 8 pin cpu cord, does the Expert not need that extra juice?
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post #28 of 78
If going DFI, order an 'Evercool VC-RE" chipset cooler for the mobo. Only $8.
can be found in the VGA card cooler section. It'll lower chipset temps about 6C and be half as quiet (easier to install while mobo is out of case).
You'll be glad you did.
Higher chipset voltage helps stability looking for oc's.
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Nvm, Duke got it.
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post #30 of 78
If you use a 20-24 pin adapter make sure it is properly wired and not just a 24 pin plug with 20 power pins- if you undrstand? Like this.
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