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Originally Posted by Melcar View Post
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.
That is very true, It took a specific BIOS revision (623-3) before my board would even boot with my BH-5 based modules and even then the peak performance was only obtainable when using the yellow slots not orange (due to the >3.2v VDIMM)
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post #72 of 220
Really? I used 704 TBA2 with my BH-5 sticks. I was forced to use the orange. See? These boards are so temperamental.
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post #73 of 220
It took me half an hour to install my RAM - thats just one stick, and its by a recommended manufacturer!

I put it in, worked fine but MemTest errors. Reset and it wouldn't boot - RAM beeping noises. Must have cleared CMOS at least 5 times (with the jumper in the stupid position its in its kills your fingers) and changed RAM slots about 6 times, and suddenly it just worked :s

However, it is worth the effort.

Melcar - sorry if I sounded like I was calling you a n00b I didn't mean to, just a suggestion. My 'Value' (as it was referred to by experienced DFi people) simply wasn't up to the job, so I sold it on eBay - probably part of it was due to DFi, if not all my problems.

rcdriver - thats a very good idea, but a better one would be to contact the Support for your RAM's manufacturer and get a detailed list of every setting in your motherboard has; my RDX has probably about 30 settings
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And to know I was about to move to DFI... Sad sad.
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Originally Posted by Ihatethedukes View Post
Really? I used 704 TBA2 with my BH-5 sticks. I was forced to use the orange. See? These boards are so temperamental.
From what I gathered from DFI, The yellow slots deal with high voltages better. I never tried any other BIOS other than the 623-3 BIOS recommended by HG/AG at DFI-Street since this fixwd my issues and let me overclock the BH-5 to 2-2-2-5 1T @DDR510 with a pretty low VDIMM of 3.3v (which is low for BH-5)

Tempremental... yes probably.........performance.... heck who else will let you put upto 4.0v VDIMM through your modules? Who will let you set 16 differing memory timings and a host of other options that are sadly missing from other "enthusiast" boards.
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post #76 of 220
Oi, don't even say that!

So what DFI has had trouble - if you've got the time, they are the ultimate boards, if someone said they wanted to overclock I would point them to DFI time and time again.

Their not for someone who wants to be able to plug everything in and run smoothly from the word Go, but if you want a good, fast board then you can't go wrong with a DFI
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Oi, don't even say that!

So what DFI has had trouble - if you've got the time, they are the ultimate boards, if someone said they wanted to overclock I would point them to DFI time and time again.

Their not for someone who wants to be able to plug everything in and run smoothly from the word Go, but if you want a good, fast board then you can't go wrong with a DFI
I would definately agree that DFI got it right for the S939 market, I cant comment on their newer offerings but as you said if someone asked me again what board they should get I would have pointed them in the direction of DFI.
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The pie isn't even in the oven and so many worried it will get burned!
Where is the
    
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The pie isn't even the oven and so many worried it will get burned!
Where is the
DFI-Street being offline for 3 days........... never heard of forum maintenance taking that long.....
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Originally Posted by prosser13 View Post
It took me half an hour to install my RAM - thats just one stick, and its by a recommended manufacturer!

I put it in, worked fine but MemTest errors. Reset and it wouldn't boot - RAM beeping noises. Must have cleared CMOS at least 5 times (with the jumper in the stupid position its in its kills your fingers) and changed RAM slots about 6 times, and suddenly it just worked :s

However, it is worth the effort.

Melcar - sorry if I sounded like I was calling you a n00b I didn't mean to, just a suggestion. My 'Value' (as it was referred to by experienced DFi people) simply wasn't up to the job, so I sold it on eBay - probably part of it was due to DFi, if not all my problems.

rcdriver - thats a very good idea, but a better one would be to contact the Support for your RAM's manufacturer and get a detailed list of every setting in your motherboard has; my RDX has probably about 30 settings
Ouch! 30 settings, are you sure Ultra can give me all that info? Is there anywhere that can tell me what the options are in the BIOS for RAM? So I can start thinking ahead. Well I am just hoping that my crap RAM will work for the board, because I know I can't afford new sticks.

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