Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD - General › The Socket 939 Appreciation Club and Knowledgebase [Official]
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Socket 939 Appreciation Club and Knowledgebase [Official] - Page 2271

post #22701 of 28665
Actually, to truely double, you would need either a pair of HD 5870s or one of two of the HD 5970 4 GBs. The XFX and Sapphire cards are 850/1200; the Asus card is 825/1200. In the case of the XFX and the Sapphire, then, they are literally HD 5870x2s.

If you bought an HD 5970, it likely will not get to HD 5870 clocks unless you overvolt (mine needs nothing extra to do 800/1200, one step to get 825/1200, and two to do 850/1200) and find a better way to cool it. Any overvolting whatsoever will cause my PWMs to get too hot under stress.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770k ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 EVGA GeForce GTX 780 FTW (03G-P4-3784-KR) Crucial Ballistix Sport 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 HDS721075KLA330 Hitachi X Mobile 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LG CH08LS10 (SATA BD-R / DVD±R / CD-RW) Prolimatech Megashadow Scythe S-Flex SFF21G x2 Scythe S-Flex SFF21F x2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Thermalright TR-FDB-1600 x4 XCLIO Amazing Fan 250mm Scythe Kama Bay SCKB-1000BK x3 Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 
OSOSOSOS
Windows XP Home x64 SP3 (via Virtualbox) Fedora 15 LXDE (via Virtualbox) Slackware Linux XFCE (via Virtualbox) DOS 5.0 (via DOSbox) 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
LG 47LH40 Acer G276HL Gbd Acer G276HL Gbd Unicomp Classic 104 Black Buckling Spring PS2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone OP1000-E Modded Thermaltake Armor VA8003BWS Logitech G500 Massive generic black foam mat 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty C... Denon AVR-1910 Polk Audio Monitor 40 Polk Audio Monitor 30 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Polk Audio CS1 Polk Audio PSW10 Jamo C400SUR Plantronics Gamecom 377 
AudioOtherOtherOther
LG HBM-235 Genovation ControlPad 683 Canon Imageclass MF4450 12" Dual White Cold Cathode Kit x3 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Microsoft Strategic Commander UPEK Eikon Digital Privacy Manager Logitech G27 Playseat Revolution (NASCAR) 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Playseat Revolution Gearshift Holder Sony DualShock 3 Microsoft Lifecam VX-1000 D-Link DBT-120 
OtherOther
APC SMT1500 HP Photosmart 3210xi All-in-One 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 Merom Toshiba ISRAA 1.0 (Socket 479) ATI Mobility Radeon HD2600 modded CCC 10.6 OCZ2MV6674GK 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HD20500 Western Digital Caviar Blue (WD6400BEVT-22A0RT0) Matshita DVD-RAM UJ-850S ATA Stock heatpipe system 
CoolingOSOSOS
Thermaltake Massive23 CS Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Windows XP Home x64 SP3 (via Virtualbox) DOS 5.0 (via DOSbox) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
17.0" Diagonal Widescreen WSXGA+ Internal only 19 V, 6.32 A Stock 17" Satellite shell (8.5 lbs) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Small generic black foam mat HP Thin USB Powered Speakers Fiio E5 Headphone Amplifier 
AudioOtherOther
Griffin iTrip P1141 Microsoft GPS 168 Toshiba Backpack PA1366U-1NCS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ Barton Hewlett-Packard 0024 ATI Mobility Radeon IGP-320M Crucial CT6464X265.16FG 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Toshiba MK4021GAS Toshiba SD-R2512 Stock heatpipes Windows XP Home SP3 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
15.0" XGA TFT Internal only 18.5 V, 4.9 A Stock 15" Pavilion Shell (8 lbs) 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech MX510 Gaming Optical Generic gel-based green Internal Altec Lansing only Targus PAU10KU 
OtherOther
D-Link DWL-G650M Generic black messenger-style bag 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770k ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 EVGA GeForce GTX 780 FTW (03G-P4-3784-KR) Crucial Ballistix Sport 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 HDS721075KLA330 Hitachi X Mobile 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LG CH08LS10 (SATA BD-R / DVD±R / CD-RW) Prolimatech Megashadow Scythe S-Flex SFF21G x2 Scythe S-Flex SFF21F x2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Thermalright TR-FDB-1600 x4 XCLIO Amazing Fan 250mm Scythe Kama Bay SCKB-1000BK x3 Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 
OSOSOSOS
Windows XP Home x64 SP3 (via Virtualbox) Fedora 15 LXDE (via Virtualbox) Slackware Linux XFCE (via Virtualbox) DOS 5.0 (via DOSbox) 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
LG 47LH40 Acer G276HL Gbd Acer G276HL Gbd Unicomp Classic 104 Black Buckling Spring PS2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone OP1000-E Modded Thermaltake Armor VA8003BWS Logitech G500 Massive generic black foam mat 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty C... Denon AVR-1910 Polk Audio Monitor 40 Polk Audio Monitor 30 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Polk Audio CS1 Polk Audio PSW10 Jamo C400SUR Plantronics Gamecom 377 
AudioOtherOtherOther
LG HBM-235 Genovation ControlPad 683 Canon Imageclass MF4450 12" Dual White Cold Cathode Kit x3 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Microsoft Strategic Commander UPEK Eikon Digital Privacy Manager Logitech G27 Playseat Revolution (NASCAR) 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Playseat Revolution Gearshift Holder Sony DualShock 3 Microsoft Lifecam VX-1000 D-Link DBT-120 
OtherOther
APC SMT1500 HP Photosmart 3210xi All-in-One 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 Merom Toshiba ISRAA 1.0 (Socket 479) ATI Mobility Radeon HD2600 modded CCC 10.6 OCZ2MV6674GK 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HD20500 Western Digital Caviar Blue (WD6400BEVT-22A0RT0) Matshita DVD-RAM UJ-850S ATA Stock heatpipe system 
CoolingOSOSOS
Thermaltake Massive23 CS Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Windows XP Home x64 SP3 (via Virtualbox) DOS 5.0 (via DOSbox) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
17.0" Diagonal Widescreen WSXGA+ Internal only 19 V, 6.32 A Stock 17" Satellite shell (8.5 lbs) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Small generic black foam mat HP Thin USB Powered Speakers Fiio E5 Headphone Amplifier 
AudioOtherOther
Griffin iTrip P1141 Microsoft GPS 168 Toshiba Backpack PA1366U-1NCS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ Barton Hewlett-Packard 0024 ATI Mobility Radeon IGP-320M Crucial CT6464X265.16FG 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Toshiba MK4021GAS Toshiba SD-R2512 Stock heatpipes Windows XP Home SP3 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
15.0" XGA TFT Internal only 18.5 V, 4.9 A Stock 15" Pavilion Shell (8 lbs) 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech MX510 Gaming Optical Generic gel-based green Internal Altec Lansing only Targus PAU10KU 
OtherOther
D-Link DWL-G650M Generic black messenger-style bag 
  hide details  
Reply
post #22702 of 28665
Quote:
Originally Posted by blitz6804 View Post
Actually, to truely double, you would need either a pair of HD 5870s or one of two of the HD 5970 4 GBs. The XFX and Sapphire cards are 850/1200; the Asus card is 825/1200. In the case of the XFX and the Sapphire, then, they are literally HD 5870x2s.

If you bought an HD 5970, it likely will not get to HD 5870 clocks unless you overvolt (mine needs nothing extra to do 800/1200, one step to get 825/1200, and two to do 850/1200) and find a better way to cool it. Any overvolting whatsoever will cause my PWMs to get too hot under stress.
I'd most likely go with XFX again; they've been good to me. Even their tech support was fast and actually very helpful. Unlike some of the members past experiences.

But yeah I'll probably go with a 5970 in a bout a year or so when the price drops a good amount.

Kind of to de-rail the GPU convo, how do you like Win7 so far? I've been using it lately and to tell you honestly I am not all that impressed with it. It seems as though I'm constantly having issues running my games, some of which are a little older. They don't maximize or play full screen properly and I've been BSODing on cold boots (DRIVER_IRQL). I haven't even overclocked this thing at all. WTH?

I think I'm going to back to XP as soon as I can slipstream the damn RAID drivers on to the install disk.
Black Box
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Asus P8Z77-Vpro Evga 780 Classified Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
A-Data 128GB SSD Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Pioneer BDR-207DBK Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 pro 64 Hannspree 25" 1080p LCD 2ms Razer Lycosa PC Power & Cooling 760w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 550D MX 518 Allsop Creative XFi Xtreme music 
  hide details  
Reply
Black Box
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Asus P8Z77-Vpro Evga 780 Classified Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
A-Data 128GB SSD Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Pioneer BDR-207DBK Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 pro 64 Hannspree 25" 1080p LCD 2ms Razer Lycosa PC Power & Cooling 760w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 550D MX 518 Allsop Creative XFi Xtreme music 
  hide details  
Reply
post #22703 of 28665
I think you have an error somewhere... I can play any, every, and all games* I played in XP provided it is not a 16-bit program. In my opinion, Windows 7 is far superior to Vista; likely slightly better than XP.

*Some really old games, such as Age of Empires I (1997), its expansion (1998), Age of Empires II (1999), its expansion (2000), and The Neverhood (1996) require you to kill Explorer.exe after booting the game or the colors are a little screwy. Anyone with DOS knowledge can easily make a batch file to kill Explorer.exe, boot the game, and when the game quits, reboot Explorer.exe. Problem solved.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770k ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 EVGA GeForce GTX 780 FTW (03G-P4-3784-KR) Crucial Ballistix Sport 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 HDS721075KLA330 Hitachi X Mobile 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LG CH08LS10 (SATA BD-R / DVD±R / CD-RW) Prolimatech Megashadow Scythe S-Flex SFF21G x2 Scythe S-Flex SFF21F x2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Thermalright TR-FDB-1600 x4 XCLIO Amazing Fan 250mm Scythe Kama Bay SCKB-1000BK x3 Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 
OSOSOSOS
Windows XP Home x64 SP3 (via Virtualbox) Fedora 15 LXDE (via Virtualbox) Slackware Linux XFCE (via Virtualbox) DOS 5.0 (via DOSbox) 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
LG 47LH40 Acer G276HL Gbd Acer G276HL Gbd Unicomp Classic 104 Black Buckling Spring PS2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone OP1000-E Modded Thermaltake Armor VA8003BWS Logitech G500 Massive generic black foam mat 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty C... Denon AVR-1910 Polk Audio Monitor 40 Polk Audio Monitor 30 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Polk Audio CS1 Polk Audio PSW10 Jamo C400SUR Plantronics Gamecom 377 
AudioOtherOtherOther
LG HBM-235 Genovation ControlPad 683 Canon Imageclass MF4450 12" Dual White Cold Cathode Kit x3 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Microsoft Strategic Commander UPEK Eikon Digital Privacy Manager Logitech G27 Playseat Revolution (NASCAR) 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Playseat Revolution Gearshift Holder Sony DualShock 3 Microsoft Lifecam VX-1000 D-Link DBT-120 
OtherOther
APC SMT1500 HP Photosmart 3210xi All-in-One 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 Merom Toshiba ISRAA 1.0 (Socket 479) ATI Mobility Radeon HD2600 modded CCC 10.6 OCZ2MV6674GK 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HD20500 Western Digital Caviar Blue (WD6400BEVT-22A0RT0) Matshita DVD-RAM UJ-850S ATA Stock heatpipe system 
CoolingOSOSOS
Thermaltake Massive23 CS Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Windows XP Home x64 SP3 (via Virtualbox) DOS 5.0 (via DOSbox) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
17.0" Diagonal Widescreen WSXGA+ Internal only 19 V, 6.32 A Stock 17" Satellite shell (8.5 lbs) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Small generic black foam mat HP Thin USB Powered Speakers Fiio E5 Headphone Amplifier 
AudioOtherOther
Griffin iTrip P1141 Microsoft GPS 168 Toshiba Backpack PA1366U-1NCS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ Barton Hewlett-Packard 0024 ATI Mobility Radeon IGP-320M Crucial CT6464X265.16FG 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Toshiba MK4021GAS Toshiba SD-R2512 Stock heatpipes Windows XP Home SP3 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
15.0" XGA TFT Internal only 18.5 V, 4.9 A Stock 15" Pavilion Shell (8 lbs) 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech MX510 Gaming Optical Generic gel-based green Internal Altec Lansing only Targus PAU10KU 
OtherOther
D-Link DWL-G650M Generic black messenger-style bag 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770k ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 EVGA GeForce GTX 780 FTW (03G-P4-3784-KR) Crucial Ballistix Sport 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 HDS721075KLA330 Hitachi X Mobile 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LG CH08LS10 (SATA BD-R / DVD±R / CD-RW) Prolimatech Megashadow Scythe S-Flex SFF21G x2 Scythe S-Flex SFF21F x2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Thermalright TR-FDB-1600 x4 XCLIO Amazing Fan 250mm Scythe Kama Bay SCKB-1000BK x3 Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 
OSOSOSOS
Windows XP Home x64 SP3 (via Virtualbox) Fedora 15 LXDE (via Virtualbox) Slackware Linux XFCE (via Virtualbox) DOS 5.0 (via DOSbox) 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
LG 47LH40 Acer G276HL Gbd Acer G276HL Gbd Unicomp Classic 104 Black Buckling Spring PS2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone OP1000-E Modded Thermaltake Armor VA8003BWS Logitech G500 Massive generic black foam mat 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty C... Denon AVR-1910 Polk Audio Monitor 40 Polk Audio Monitor 30 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Polk Audio CS1 Polk Audio PSW10 Jamo C400SUR Plantronics Gamecom 377 
AudioOtherOtherOther
LG HBM-235 Genovation ControlPad 683 Canon Imageclass MF4450 12" Dual White Cold Cathode Kit x3 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Microsoft Strategic Commander UPEK Eikon Digital Privacy Manager Logitech G27 Playseat Revolution (NASCAR) 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Playseat Revolution Gearshift Holder Sony DualShock 3 Microsoft Lifecam VX-1000 D-Link DBT-120 
OtherOther
APC SMT1500 HP Photosmart 3210xi All-in-One 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 Merom Toshiba ISRAA 1.0 (Socket 479) ATI Mobility Radeon HD2600 modded CCC 10.6 OCZ2MV6674GK 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 HD20500 Western Digital Caviar Blue (WD6400BEVT-22A0RT0) Matshita DVD-RAM UJ-850S ATA Stock heatpipe system 
CoolingOSOSOS
Thermaltake Massive23 CS Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Windows XP Home x64 SP3 (via Virtualbox) DOS 5.0 (via DOSbox) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
17.0" Diagonal Widescreen WSXGA+ Internal only 19 V, 6.32 A Stock 17" Satellite shell (8.5 lbs) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Small generic black foam mat HP Thin USB Powered Speakers Fiio E5 Headphone Amplifier 
AudioOtherOther
Griffin iTrip P1141 Microsoft GPS 168 Toshiba Backpack PA1366U-1NCS 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ Barton Hewlett-Packard 0024 ATI Mobility Radeon IGP-320M Crucial CT6464X265.16FG 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Toshiba MK4021GAS Toshiba SD-R2512 Stock heatpipes Windows XP Home SP3 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
15.0" XGA TFT Internal only 18.5 V, 4.9 A Stock 15" Pavilion Shell (8 lbs) 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech MX510 Gaming Optical Generic gel-based green Internal Altec Lansing only Targus PAU10KU 
OtherOther
D-Link DWL-G650M Generic black messenger-style bag 
  hide details  
Reply
post #22704 of 28665
I wish I knew the differences between the different DFI boards.
We have the UT nF4 sli-dr, and the expert, this one that I don't know what is http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...:X:RTQ:US:1123 Can anyone tell because this may have a good cpu, too? I am waiting to hear a definite answer.
Then we have the nF4-D and the Ultra-D. Would any one of those be good?
Overclock_Machine
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-60 DFI LP nF4 SLI-DR Expert 4890 BH-5 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Tiny7 23" awesome Corsair TX-850 
Case
None 
  hide details  
Reply
Overclock_Machine
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-60 DFI LP nF4 SLI-DR Expert 4890 BH-5 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Tiny7 23" awesome Corsair TX-850 
Case
None 
  hide details  
Reply
post #22705 of 28665
Quote:
Originally Posted by ny_driver View Post
I wish I knew the differences between the different DFI boards.
We have the UT nF4 sli-dr, and the expert, this one that I don't know what is http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...:X:RTQ:US:1123 Can anyone tell because this may have a good cpu, too? I am waiting to hear a definite answer.
Then we have the nF4-D and the Ultra-D. Would any one of those be good?
The NF4-D and Ultra-D are very similar in every respect (2 PCIe slots, 4 SATA ports, jumper switching to SLI mode) the only difference between the 2 is that the NF4-D is SATA I where as the Ultra-D is SATA II.

The SLI-DR is like the ultra-D except that is has SLI (x8/x8), 8 SATA ports (4 SATAII, 4 SATA I) and has a separate controller for the second set of SATA ports. You have to physically move jumpers to enable SLI.

The expert is very similar to the SLI-DR except that it has electronic SLI switching rather than having to move jumpers.

The boards are all the same with the exception of the expert. DFI disabled SLI on the ULTRA-D; SLI and SATA II on the NF4-D. They disabled it by laser cutting the jumpers on the NF4 chip. So that means that you can easily enable them if you're handy with a soldering iron.
On both of my Ultra-D's I re-enabled SLI by means of soldering the jumpers back together.

If you do get a DFI 939 (with the exception being the CFX3200) you will quickly realize how superior of an overclocking board they really are. Rock solid steady voltages, so many BIOS option it can make your head spin. But once you use it, you'll come to the realization of how much other boards are really lacking.

EDIT:
Quote:
Originally Posted by blitz6804 View Post
I think you have an error somewhere... I can play any, every, and all games* I played in XP provided it is not a 16-bit program. In my opinion, Windows 7 is far superior to Vista; likely slightly better than XP.

*Some really old games, such as Age of Empires I (1997), its expansion (1998), Age of Empires II (1999), its expansion (2000), and The Neverhood (1996) require you to kill Explorer.exe after booting the game or the colors are a little screwy. Anyone with DOS knowledge can easily make a batch file to kill Explorer.exe, boot the game, and when the game quits, reboot Explorer.exe. Problem solved.
Well the games I'm having issues with aren't really that old, 2006/2007 and newer but not specifically for Win7 although assassins creed seemed to identify it as Vista.
Aside from that, I can't even really tell a difference between DX9 and DX10. Not to mention the gadgets, while kind of a neat gizmo, aren't really all that special to me. I had a lot of very similar things on XP's desktop that would start automatically as well.

I like the neat themes and the new sound profiles, but I'm sure if I really wanted to I could make XP do the same thing. Hell I could even reskin it so it looks more fancy.
Edited by BlackOmega - 3/23/10 at 9:22am
Black Box
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Asus P8Z77-Vpro Evga 780 Classified Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
A-Data 128GB SSD Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Pioneer BDR-207DBK Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 pro 64 Hannspree 25" 1080p LCD 2ms Razer Lycosa PC Power & Cooling 760w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 550D MX 518 Allsop Creative XFi Xtreme music 
  hide details  
Reply
Black Box
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Asus P8Z77-Vpro Evga 780 Classified Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
A-Data 128GB SSD Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Pioneer BDR-207DBK Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 pro 64 Hannspree 25" 1080p LCD 2ms Razer Lycosa PC Power & Cooling 760w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 550D MX 518 Allsop Creative XFi Xtreme music 
  hide details  
Reply
post #22706 of 28665
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackOmega View Post
The NF4-D and Ultra-D are very similar in every respect (2 PCIe slots, 4 SATA ports, jumper switching to SLI mode) the only difference between the 2 is that the NF4-D is SATA I where as the Ultra-D is SATA II.

The SLI-DR is like the ultra-D except that is has SLI (x8/x8), 8 SATA ports (4 SATAII, 4 SATA I) and has a separate controller for the second set of SATA ports. You have to physically move jumpers to enable SLI.

The expert is very similar to the SLI-DR except that it has electronic SLI switching rather than having to move jumpers.

The boards are all the same with the exception of the expert. DFI disabled SLI on the ULTRA-D; SLI and SATA II on the NF4-D. They disabled it by laser cutting the jumpers on the NF4 chip. So that means that you can easily enable them if you're handy with a soldering iron.
On both of my Ultra-D's I re-enabled SLI by means of soldering the jumpers back together.

If you do get a DFI 939 (with the exception being the CFX3200) you will quickly realize how superior of an overclocking board they really are. Rock solid steady voltages, so many BIOS option it can make your head spin. But once you use it, you'll come to the realization of how much other boards are really lacking.
Can you tell what that one in the picture is though? I'm looking at several at ebay now. I didn't even look anywhere else yet. So a UT nF4 SLI-DR would be the best except for electronic sli- switching on the expert?.
EDIT: best except for the stupid sideways HS retention bracket.
EDIT:I'm either getting an SLI-DR or the Expert. Probably the expert, mostly because of the heatsink placement.
Edited by ny_driver - 3/23/10 at 9:41am
Overclock_Machine
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-60 DFI LP nF4 SLI-DR Expert 4890 BH-5 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Tiny7 23" awesome Corsair TX-850 
Case
None 
  hide details  
Reply
Overclock_Machine
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-60 DFI LP nF4 SLI-DR Expert 4890 BH-5 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Tiny7 23" awesome Corsair TX-850 
Case
None 
  hide details  
Reply
post #22707 of 28665
It's hard to tell really. The angle of the picture covers up most of the identifying characteristics. And since DFI was pretty inconsistent with their board markings in regards to SLI, some had the SLI logo printed on and some did not, is yet another thing that makes them really hard to distinguish.

For example here's a Nforce 4 SLI-DR (note: DR designates the additional 4 SATA ports), it doesn't have SLI stenciled anywhere on the board. But since it has the extra 4 SATA ports it's safe to say that it's a DR board which is an SLI board.



However, on the non DR boards (notice the 4 SATA ports missing to the left of the chipset fan), it becomes a lot more difficult since there are no other distinguishing characteristics.
All NF4-D, Ultra-D's, and SLI-D boards will look like this:



The only one that's considerably different is the expert, which has the RAM slots moved, notice the jumpers in the center are gone, and of course it has a little expert logo to the right of the chipset fan.

Black Box
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Asus P8Z77-Vpro Evga 780 Classified Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
A-Data 128GB SSD Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Pioneer BDR-207DBK Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 pro 64 Hannspree 25" 1080p LCD 2ms Razer Lycosa PC Power & Cooling 760w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 550D MX 518 Allsop Creative XFi Xtreme music 
  hide details  
Reply
Black Box
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Asus P8Z77-Vpro Evga 780 Classified Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
A-Data 128GB SSD Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Pioneer BDR-207DBK Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 pro 64 Hannspree 25" 1080p LCD 2ms Razer Lycosa PC Power & Cooling 760w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 550D MX 518 Allsop Creative XFi Xtreme music 
  hide details  
Reply
post #22708 of 28665
Ok I found a picture of a newer SLI board. Notice the SLI logo right above the RAM slots.

SLI-DR:


SLI-D:
Black Box
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Asus P8Z77-Vpro Evga 780 Classified Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
A-Data 128GB SSD Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Pioneer BDR-207DBK Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 pro 64 Hannspree 25" 1080p LCD 2ms Razer Lycosa PC Power & Cooling 760w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 550D MX 518 Allsop Creative XFi Xtreme music 
  hide details  
Reply
Black Box
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Asus P8Z77-Vpro Evga 780 Classified Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
A-Data 128GB SSD Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Pioneer BDR-207DBK Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 pro 64 Hannspree 25" 1080p LCD 2ms Razer Lycosa PC Power & Cooling 760w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 550D MX 518 Allsop Creative XFi Xtreme music 
  hide details  
Reply
post #22709 of 28665
I think I'm going to grab this Expert for $124.95 although I won't be able to test it right away. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
Overclock_Machine
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-60 DFI LP nF4 SLI-DR Expert 4890 BH-5 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Tiny7 23" awesome Corsair TX-850 
Case
None 
  hide details  
Reply
Overclock_Machine
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-60 DFI LP nF4 SLI-DR Expert 4890 BH-5 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Tiny7 23" awesome Corsair TX-850 
Case
None 
  hide details  
Reply
post #22710 of 28665
You might want to hold off, you should be able to buy a new-in-box Expert for that kind of money. Well at least when I was looking that's how much they were going for.
Black Box
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Asus P8Z77-Vpro Evga 780 Classified Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
A-Data 128GB SSD Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Pioneer BDR-207DBK Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 pro 64 Hannspree 25" 1080p LCD 2ms Razer Lycosa PC Power & Cooling 760w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 550D MX 518 Allsop Creative XFi Xtreme music 
  hide details  
Reply
Black Box
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Asus P8Z77-Vpro Evga 780 Classified Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
A-Data 128GB SSD Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Pioneer BDR-207DBK Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 pro 64 Hannspree 25" 1080p LCD 2ms Razer Lycosa PC Power & Cooling 760w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 550D MX 518 Allsop Creative XFi Xtreme music 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD - General
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD - General › The Socket 939 Appreciation Club and Knowledgebase [Official]