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gawd I hope epox dosent go down that road. Their bios options are on par with DFI atm. Hopefully Epox will be seen as an "alternative" to a dfi board if and when the time comes.
    
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lol i've owned my DFI board for a week and already get to RMA it =/ my Ultra-D board's PCI-e port 1 quit working and the LAN port acts like it keeps on disconnecting and reconnecting. DFI frustrations FTW!

I just finished building a PC for my brothers from a bunch of old parts, including an extra Ultra-D I had laying around. Too bad the board would not even load Windows due to RAM problems. After 2 days I finally got it working with some generic RAM but it died again as soon as I changed to some TCCD sticks. Got fed up with it and switched to my old EPOX 9NPA... booted up from the first try and has been working flawlessly. I blame the aggressive default RAM timmings of DFI boards. One thing is for sure, once you get these boards (DFI) going, there is no stopping them.
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Thanks guys for offering to help me. Yeah, I kinda figured that the manual would be crap, but I am still going to read it. Hopefully it won't be to hard to configure it to my RAM. What would you guys suggest I do to be ready for when the new board comes? I already have a harddrive wiped clean for a fresh install of windows. I have heard that the included IDE cables belong in the trash, is this true? I was really looking forward to having some rounded ones. Also, I hear many people complaining that it takes forever to setup their board to get it to work with their system, I have patience with this kinda stuff, but what all is there to setup? I know I might sound like a noob, but I try not to. Any new news about DFI's situation? I sure hope they don't fire our support crew!

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Im sorry to hear that this debacle has occured, although this rumour is just that, a rumour, at the moment but as the old saying goes "there is no smoke without fire"

I have only used the one board from DFI (see sig) but was converted to the DFI ways, yes they are finiky boards that can be troublesome to setup and use for the uninitated but I have learned more about overclocking using this board than I did in the 3 years previously using boards from other manufacturers.

OK I had many issues when I got the board with memory stability problems but with the added knowledge gained from good support forums like DFI-Street and not forgetting Overclock.net I would still be scratching my head looking at a blank screen instead of writing this message.

It would be a shame if this support was axed. With this in mind if the community support for these "enthusiast" boards was removed I would seriously consider buying another product from this company.

It is a shame when you look at the support from other companies which pailed into comparision when you had that problem that "just coud not be fixed"

IF this is the case I just hope that an alternative support forum can be set up from the community of end users.

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I have only used the one board from DFI (see sig) but was converted to the DFI ways, yes they are finiky boards that can be troublesome to setup and use for the uninitated but I have learned more about overclocking using this board than I did in the 3 years previously using boards from other manufacturers.
Exactly my feelings, +Rep

Melcar - if you've got it around still, boot with the generic stuff and then set the timings automatically; the RAM maker should give you all the details. That should make the board work
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Most problems are RAM related. DFI boards have very aggressive default timmings which may cause problems with most RAM.
I use one IDE cable for my optical drive and never have had any problems.
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Exactly my feelings, +Rep

Melcar - if you've got it around still, boot with the generic stuff and then set the timings automatically; the RAM maker should give you all the details. That should make the board work

I already did that. It's not that I think the board is junk, it's just that since that is not my PC I really have no patience fiddling with it (in contrast, I was happy to go trough hell to get mine working).
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So what happens if my RAM won't agree with the stock settings? Should I go ahead and right down the timings that work good for me right now and then enter them in on the new board and hope it boots with those settings? Wish me luck!

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So what happens if my RAM won't agree with the stock settings? Should I go ahead and right down the timings that work good for me right now and then enter them in on the new board and hope it boots with those settings? Wish me luck!

Jacob
Not a bad idea. Better safe than sorry.
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i think fiddling with this board is an understatement. before my PCI-e port went loopy on me i messed w/ my board for 6 hours trying to keep it at the low DDR600's at 1t and finally did it. AND I DIDN'T WRITE DOWN MY SETTINGS GRRR

shoot me now, end my suffering. but thanks to dfi-street i'll be able to do it again.
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