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To be honest, I'm amazed that any hardware manufacturer still sees fit to develop projects for S939. In a way that's really totally awesome, in that it's really a good bit of validation for the strength of the platform.
    
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To be honest, I'm amazed that any hardware manufacturer still sees fit to develop projects for S939. In a way that's really totally awesome, in that it's really a good bit of validation for the strength of the platform.
Did we ever have any doubt at all about the strength of our 939 gear? Even though I've moved onto bigger better CPU's and memory densities, my Opteron has to be probably the BEST machine I have ever had. I miss it dearly .
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Did we ever have any doubt at all about the strength of our 939 gear? Even though I've moved onto bigger better CPU's and memory densities, my Opteron has to be probably the BEST machine I have ever had. I miss it dearly .
Yeah, I still love me some S939. I wish I had one running, just for nostalgia's sake.

Pretty soon, though, I may have some news for everyone.

It involves a certain rather... troublesome S939 legend for a motherboard.

Long-time S939 Clubbers know what I'm talking about, surely...



    
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It feels kind of like it will be a UT-CFX3200-DR making a coming back from the salvage yard

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Overview:
  • Supports all Socket 939 AMD Athlon 64/FX/X2 CPUs with Cool 'n' Quiet technology;
  • Four DDR memory slots supporting up to 4GB of DDR400;
  • ATI CrossFire Xpress 3200 north bridge (RD580), ULi M1575 south bridge;
  • Two full bandwidth PCI-Express x16 slots with CrossFire support, two PCI-Express x1 slots and three PCI expansion slots;
  • 7.1 channel Realtek ALC882 High Definition Azalia audio with RCA S/PDIF In and Out;
  • Four ULi M1575 SATA 300MBps ports supporting RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5 and JBOD configs;
  • Silicon Image 3114 SATA controller with four SATA 150MBps ports supporting RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5 and JBOD configs;
  • Two Marvell Yukon PCI-Express based Gigabit Ethernet controllers (88E8052 and 88E8053) with support for Teaming Technology and Redundant Link Management Technology (RLMT);
  • Support for eight USB 2.0 ports (six on back I/O panel and two via on-board pin headers);
  • Support for two IEEE 1394a connectors (one on the back I/O panel and one via on-board pin headers);
  • Two ATA133 connectors and one floppy drive connector.
Tell me I'm wrong.


Edit: I think that mobo just happens to be the reason why DFI-Street was closed down and then turned into what it has become today.
Edited by N2Gaming - 10/21/10 at 9:14pm
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^^ There's a man who knows.

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I learned from the best here and there.
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It's either gotta be the DFI Crossfire board or the Asus, although I'm leaning more towards the DFI . Can't wait to see what you do with her Joe .
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Impatience is NOT my friend right now. I'm waiting for, um, a particular set of parts to finally get shipped by FrozenCPU. They're holding up my parade!

To cut the suspense (haha, as if there was any), I'll go ahead and tell y'all: Yes, I'll be resurrecting the CFX3200. There are some reports that suggest that, while the CFX was definitely a challenge to get stable even on stock clocks with XP, the board's problems were somehow "cured" when switching up to a newer Windows OS.

Yeah, it's a goofy kind of story, I know, but I'm now able to find out whether or not this is actually true. To my mind it makes zero logical sense (I mean, if it's a hardware-related issue, how could different software magically solve it, right?), but there are enough reports of this phenomenon that I'm willing to try.

Couldn't hurt anything, I figure.
    
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Joe, I think part of the reason why its so much better with Vista and 7 is likely because of much more stable drivers, and an overall more stable environment. I remember my XP days very well. I would get a random blue screen if I even looked at my rig wrong. After switching to Vista and 7, I have NEVER had a BSOD, unless I was directly testing stability.
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My GF's 3800x2 s939 is still running strong on her Asus A8n-e
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