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Yep, I'm freaking tired of DFI and its unstable/non-working motherboards. My 3rd board has a busted nF4 raid controller and is unstable at anything over stock speeds. This board also crashes a lot of games. I've heard of DFI's quality slipping, and I'm a believer.

So, I'm RMAing this board, getting a refund, and I'm heading down to Fry's to get an A8N32-Deluxe. I guess I'm the wrong kind of person for this board, because everybody down at DFIStreet would insult me for a thread like this. I already know they would say that its an "Enthusiast Board" and I need to spend more time figuring it out. To me that is totally ridiculous, because my first DFI board was pretty drop in and PnP. I used my same overclocking settings as my old Abit board, and it ran great. Even better than the Abit. But, the occasional lock up and screeching of white noise. Just like this one is doing. Maybe this one doesn't like my ram or something, but at this point, after just wanting a working computer, I really couldn't give a ****. So, I'm going for a drop in board that I know will not have any problems. I have seen such a high success rate for the Asus boards.

Hopefully, DFI will go under and not be able to offer busted boards like this.
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Good give me your EXPERT...
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Sorry to hear about your problems with DFI. I love my mobo so I can't relate. That Asus board is a great mobo so you should do great with it. Hope everything works out.
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Originally Posted by PROBN4LYFE View Post
Good give me your EXPERT...
You sure you want a defective board?
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My bro have the A8N32 and i can assure you that he's jealous of my board. I've always been an Asus boy but had to go DFI to feed my BH-5 chips... never had any problem with the board yet, best board i ever had. Maybe you're just not lucky i guess.

The a8n32 is a nice board too if you have proper airflow to keep it cool.
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the Expert is very picky especially with the ram you have...I am sure you know that....

The Expert really doesnt get along with TCCD or UCCD or UCCC ram... not without alot of tweaking and testing.... if you were over at the street you already know that too...

A better board for your choice would have been the SLI-D(R)... not the Expert... sorry about your luck...
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Yeah, everybody loves the Ultra-D. I have never heard of problems with that board, but this Expert is ****. I'm guessing its some kind of compatibility issue with one of my components, but I really don't feel like figuring out what it is, so Asus, here I come.

And yes, I have the finest air cooling case money can buy. (I think)
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wouldn't be funny if when you sent your dfi board in they sent you a ECS board back with a 1.7 celeron on it!
    
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the Expert is very picky especially with the ram you have...I am sure you know that....

The Expert really doesnt get along with TCCD or UCCD or UCCC ram... not without alot of tweaking and testing.... if you were over at the street you already know that too...

A better board for your choice would have been the SLI-D(R)... not the Expert... sorry about your luck...
Yep, UCCC here. Yeah, I was thinking that the SLI-DR would have been better, but CyberDruid has one and he had problems with the RAID controller, as well. I just need a compatible board lol.

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wouldn't be funny if when you sent your dfi board in they sent you a ECS board back with a 1.7 celeron on it!
Ha! Which is why I'm RMAing to Newegg.
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Originally Posted by FlaKing View Post
Yeah, everybody loves the Ultra-D. I have never heard of problems with that board, but this Expert is ****. I'm guessing its some kind of compatibility issue with one of my components, but I really don't feel like figuring out what it is, so Asus, here I come.

And yes, I have the finest air cooling case money can buy. (I think)
It's the fact that you got the expert. I got the LanParty UT SLI-DR and man is it ever stable. I have read a lot of bad things about the expert. I think you're making the right choice considering you just want a stable running machine.
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