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Well if you decide to send it back I have dibs on buying it from you!
Best case senario the seller will give me some sort of refund due to the physical description not being as stated in the for sale listing on ebay. Sell it ha ha ha are you kidding. I wan't to see what this thing can do if it's not entirely dead. I mean if I can get it to post I think the worst thing would be the south bridge is dead. This tends to happen w/these expert boards. I have a expert board w/a dead SB
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Best case senario the seller will give me some sort of refund due to the physical description not being as stated in the for sale listing on ebay. Sell it ha ha ha are you kidding. I wan't to see what this thing can do if it's not entirely dead. I mean if I can get it to post I think the worst thing would be the south bridge is dead. This tends to happen w/these expert boards. I have a expert board w/a dead SB
:swearing::swearing::swearing::swearing::swearing: :swearing:

NO, sell it to me, IT'll kill your cpu it's dead you can't possibley revive it! forget what I said earlier, I was lying!!!!
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I finally got the Venus mobo and it is cracked. has some clear glue on it and a damaged cap. double
I don't know about you guys but it's pretty difficult to crack a board. There has been a few times at work where I've tried to break a board by kicking it, slamming it on the edge of a desk ect ect and I couldn't even damage it.

N2Gaming, Where exactly is the damaged cap? I looked over the images several times and the solid caps look fine. Is it possible that the "white residue" is just dust? If it was liquid from a H2O kit wouldn't there be spill marks that looked like they ran down the board

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Too funny, I left the house this morning with S&M running thinking it would be done in a few hours. I got home about 9:30pm or so and it was still running. Whoops
Guardian, I guess it's safe to say your current overclock is stable to your standards. Good job!

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So me trying to RAID these drives is more of an experiment with this board. Because if that doesn't work, I'm stuck using the ATA.
BlackOmega, if all else fails you could try picking up a PCI Sata controller. The decent ones are capable of doing RAID 0/1/JBOD.

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I do not know what that white stuff is, but I doubt it is a leaking capacitor. Venus motherboards are unique by their solid capacitors. Id est, they cannot leak by definition. Might have been something else the previous owner did to it however.
Blitz, technically they are not suppose to but I have a 1950Pro that was being thrown away at work because it had bulged caps...five to be exact. I believe those were solid capacitors. It was obvious a surge destroyed that card.

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:swearing::swearing::swearing::swearing::swearing: :swearing:

NO, sell it to me, IT'll kill your cpu it's dead you can't possibley revive it! forget what I said earlier, I was lying!!!!

N2 sell it to Hue that board is DEAD I tell you!!! DEAD!!!! NOthing you can do will resurect it.

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BlackOmega, if all else fails you could try picking up a PCI Sata controller. The decent ones are capable of doing RAID 0/1/JBOD.
I've thought about that. But since I'm going Am3, hopefully REALLY soon, the board might just wind up on eBay or as a folding rig. That is if I can get 2 nvidia cards to fold on it . If not, Ill just move all the good parts back over to the NF4 board fold on that, sell the CFX board and keep the other stuff around for backup.
It's kind of a shame really that the board has the defect. All the features it has, it would've been a very nice base for a good 939 platform.
Edited by BlackOmega - 3/23/09 at 10:41pm
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:swearing::swearing::swearing::swearing::swearing: :swearing:

NO, sell it to me, IT'll kill your cpu it's dead you can't possibley revive it! forget what I said earlier, I was lying!!!!
OK I'll bend over backwords for you or wait make it grab my toes for the pizza dough rolling (edited). as if

Good effort on your part and I do appriciate all your input.

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I don't know about you guys but it's pretty difficult to crack a board. There has been a few times at work where I've tried to break a board by kicking it, slamming it on the edge of a desk ect ect and I couldn't even damage it.

N2Gaming, Where exactly is the damaged cap? I looked over the images several times and the solid caps look fine. Is it possible that the "white residue" is just dust? If it was liquid from a H2O kit wouldn't there be spill marks that looked like they ran down the board
Good luck guys
The damaged cap ended up being an optical illusion from the white stuff on the cap. It does appear as if someting ran from the top side of the cpu accross the yelloow cpu bracket and down just around the cpu area so it prolly is H2O solution. easy clean as long as no parts got shorted and fried.

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N2 sell it to Hue that board is DEAD I tell you!!! DEAD!!!! NOthing you can do will resurect it.
uh ha. put me up high on a pedistol so you can pull me back down. LOL
Edited by N2Gaming - 3/23/09 at 10:44pm
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It's kind of a shame really that the board has the defect. All the features it has, it would've been a very nice base for a good 939 platform.
BlackOmega, I believe the only person that is left to debunk this board is the all mighty and powerful dark lord of the sith....Lord Joe

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The damaged cap ended up being an optical illusion from the white stuff on the cap. It does appear as if someting ran from the top side of the cpu accross the yelloow cpu bracket and down just around the cpu area so it prolly is H2O solution. easy clean as long as no parts got shorted and fried.
N2Gaming, in that case HOPEFULLY the spill was when the machine was off. Water shouldn't damage anything if every thing was powered off and disconnected (via power cable).

Are you tempted to hook it up and turn it on?

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BlackOmega, I believe the only person that is left to debunk this board is the all mighty and powerful dark lord of the sith....Lord Joe



N2Gaming, in that case HOPEFULLY the spill was when the machine was off. Water shouldn't damage anything if every thing was powered off and disconnected (via power cable).

Are you tempted to hook it up and turn it on?

Good luck
well I already powered it w/o cpu ram and vga just a blank baord and psu. It did power on and and show all 4 debug lights and stay on but did not give any beep codes. So I don't know just yet. These 939 chips are getting harder and harder to come by. I'll keep my eye out for a decent priced 939 chip of any spd just for testing in this mobo. I don't want to kill the 3500+ if the circuits are scrubbed but Hueristic claims it wont so I just have to bite the bullet one of these days and try it. I have more then enough bios chips, so I can try to flash to the veus bios if it is any different then the regular expert bios. I don't know about that does any one know if it is the same bios or not???
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BlackOmega, I believe the only person that is left to debunk this board is the all mighty and powerful dark lord of the sith....Lord Joe
Don't count me out yet, bud. I'm still getting to know all of the quirks of this mamma jamma.
I have noticed that it does not seem to like my hyperx ram though. When I first powered it up it was auto set to the 166 divider. I manually set it to 200, but since then I've been getting random lockups even in the BIOS. So yet another thing I need to swap back over.
I guess while I'm at it, I'll just swap the HDDs' over for the "CFX RAID Experiment"

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uh ha. put me up high on a pedistol so you can pull me back down. LOL
I am just a worthless liar. I am just an imbecile.
I will only complicate you. trust in me and fall as well.
I will find a center in you. I will chew it up and leave.
I will work to elevate you, just enough to bring you down.
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BlackOmega, I believe the only person that is left to debunk this board is the all mighty and powerful dark lord of the sith....Lord Joe
Oh sure, put all the pressure on me, thlnk3r...



I'm afraid the only definitive verdict we can make on the CFX3200-DR is that it is subject to that catch-all rule that we overclockers all live by: YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary.

I seem to remember RAMDAC owns one of these, and his is a killer board. There are also many reports of killer CFX3200s out there. But for every super clocker, you have stories of boards like BlackOmega's and mine.

I'd like to make mine work properly, though. Though RAID is an expensive option, most CFX3200 owners are happy with theirs if they run a RAID array on it. I'm keen to see if that will indeed be the case with mine as well.

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I am just a worthless liar. I am just an imbecile.
I will only complicate you. trust in me and fall as well.
I will find a center in you. I will chew it up and leave.
I will work to elevate you, just enough to bring you down.
Yip yip yip yip yip yip...

The white stuff is the same clear glue that is on the back of the mobo. I can see clear shiny/glossy glue in some areas after a more up close & personal view w/my eyes that are getting worse on a daily basis. I tell you what, I'm gonna have to get me a big magnifying glass soon. Especially if I want to work on this mobo.

So it looks as if the glue was spilled while it was on or something like that. Maybe not but is there a way to tell if this glue is conductive. If the glue was wet then it prolly acted as a conductor. This is my guess and the heat from the cpu circuits cuase the glues melecular struckture to change and that is why it has the white appearance to it. It also looks as if some of the glue has alrady been scraped off I can see stroke marks from where there use to be glue. So some one prolly tried to clean it up and fix it then after a cpu or two decided to cut their losses.


Edited by N2Gaming - 3/23/09 at 11:55pm
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