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Well I think I've hit a wall with my A8R32-MVP so I'm starting to look into DFI boards that'll push me into 3Ghz. I was looking at the CFX3200 since I want to get crossfire some point in my life but I jsut can't afford now. Does anyone think that board will get me into the 3Ghz range? I know that the DFI Lanparty nF4 Ultra-D is like the best OCing board for Socket 939 but I'd really like Crossfire if it was possible. Thanks!
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Well I'm currently orhos at 2924mhz on my opty 165...for 1hr and 10 mins stable so far. and thats with crappy memory..
 
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post #3 of 22
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That's awesome! I can't even get up to 2925 on my Asus... Wish I asked on OCN before I bought!
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yea I had to get some good advice from bowtie i think it was to get to this to. Cause usuing manual settings are good untill you try and pass 280mhz... here LEARN from my mistakes lol...

http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...g-problem.html

theres some good info in there plus these too I got the Ultimate A64 OCing guide off DFI street a couple wks ago full copy with pics and all
 
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post #5 of 22
A8R-32 is still a great board, though. If you still want Crossfire, though, bother DFI boards (especially the XPress 200) are pretty bad. I guess terraprime got lucky, but people are constantly complaining about DFI's ATI boards. If crossfire doesn't matter to you, however, the Ultra-D or SLI-DR are the best ones to own, if I remember correctly.
    
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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
A8R-32 is still a great board, though. If you still want Crossfire, though, bother DFI boards (especially the XPress 200) are pretty bad. I guess terraprime got lucky, but people are constantly complaining about DFI's ATI boards. If crossfire doesn't matter to you, however, the Ultra-D or SLI-DR are the best ones to own, if I remember correctly.
Definitely a great board! I'm gonna try getting this one to work out before I go out and buy another one though. Could you tell me whats wrong with DFI's ATI boards though?
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post #7 of 22
well mostly there picky about ram with out a bios update..so hopefully you have another brand of ram besides OCZ just in case the 3/28 version wont read them. and most ppl that get the board the 3gbs Uli controller dones work complete right...like mine...I cant play any games on my pc now b.c of it and I dont have any room to backup my raid

Edit: So dont be surprised if the Uli controller dont work. Lucky u have a Strong PSU already tho... so you wont have any under powering problems like i'm having tho...cause all my Volt readings are wrong...got to love these cheap raidmax PSUs lol
 
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My Orthos Found Error!!!! Ack
 
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post #9 of 22
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Dang. You're on stock cooling too?
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post #10 of 22
im going to be honest with you and say NO SLI/CROSSFIRE. why? because with the money you spend to get a second card of the same, you can get an equal or greater card for that price. Example- You buy 2 1950's in crossfire for.... $700. You can buy 1 8800GTX which outperforms the 1950's in crossfire for about the same price, but you get way more performance. which would you do.

Thats why i got the DFI Ultra-D and did not use the DFI Sli-Dr (i had both board at the time) And the Ultra-D can be Modded into a Sli-D anyways if you really want SLi.

So, imo, Ultra-D is the way to go.
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