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The NF4X Infinity is THE board for Socket 754 bar none.

The NF3-250 does have some advantages over it but the Infinity is the best board overall between the two.
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I'll jump on it if I ever see one then redface.gif

I did have a DFI Infinity NF4 SLI for 939 as my server/backup game rig for years tho.
Didn't overclock like the lanparty, but ran my opty 170 at 2.8ghz on air for gaming tasks if main rig was down, but mostly 2.6ghz 1.2v or so for near passive server operation.

Regret getting rid of it just for the history, got it dirt cheap in 2006 from a shop that was gonna quit selling DFI for like $40.

I actually tried it as my main gamer too on spare water parts, but went back to air because it was hard getting low noise and good temps in that 4u server case I had tongue.gif



My sexy main gamer with the 175 @ 3.2ghz up until late 2009 biggrin.gif



I still have all the parts for it, but stored away as it takes up a little too much space for a more or less useless retro hw station..
Kinda getting the tingles to set it up again tho biggrin.gif

Miss the days of prime 939 war machines!
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The DFI Infinity NF4 SLI you had is the same basic board except it's the 939 version of it - The NF4X even looks like one of those.
I recently did an article for a blog elsewhere and you can see what they are here, I took some pics and you can see exactly what to look for and listed what pros and cons I ran across with these boards.
http://lowbuckpc.net/home/index.php/2017/01/17/retroview-1-nf4x-infinity-amd-socket-754/
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I have a few 2x1mb cache CPUs I have been itching to oc, I'll check out their steppings. The benches IIRC it was a tossup between a 3.2ghz 2x512 and 3ghz 2x1, my optys back then didn't much like past 3.1
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Originally Posted by Kryton View Post

The DFI Infinity NF4 SLI you had is the same basic board except it's the 939 version of it - The NF4X even looks like one of those.
I recently did an article for a blog elsewhere and you can see what they are here, I took some pics and you can see exactly what to look for and listed what pros and cons I ran across with these boards.
http://lowbuckpc.net/home/index.php/2017/01/17/retroview-1-nf4x-infinity-amd-socket-754/

I skimmed through it, haha board recommendations for 754 in 2017 biggrin.gif
But what the **** happend to the vrms on the one board? They are all missing!

Did enjoy reading tho, nice asus article aswell. Didn't get me fired up for asus, love my dfi's.. but that 2x16x pcie I actually didn't know about, too bad it will be the cpu that bottlenecks and not the pcie slots anyway. For graphics related performance atleast. Think one of my friends had that board back in the day, along with a FX-55 clawhammer that he paid a fortune for. He got quite upset when I beat him in alle the benchmarks with my 4400+ and Abit KN8-SLI biggrin.gif
I did get triggered on a x2 4800+ tho, never owned that one laugher.gif

I'm realisticly probably never gonna see a dfi nf4 for 754 in time if they ever appear on ebay, so I bought a Gigabyte GA-K8NE Rev.1.x instead.
Its probably garbage, but will be fun to test it out =)

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I have a few 2x1mb cache CPUs I have been itching to oc, I'll check out their steppings. The benches IIRC it was a tossup between a 3.2ghz 2x512 and 3ghz 2x1, my optys back then didn't much like past 3.1

Yes, post the steppings on your dualcores smile.gif
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He got quite upset when I beat him in alle the benchmarks with my 4400+ and Abit KN8-SLI biggrin.gif

Yes, post the steppings on your dualcores smile.gif

I have an Abit KN8-SLI as well, with the µguru panel.
Steppings I could find (missing 3 ihs right now lol), other than the new 4400x2 is:
3800x2 lcbqe 0722xpmw
4400x2 ccbwe 0536xpmw ( i never bought these 4400s, I think I keep getting them from mobo purchases redface.gif. I always bought 3800s and opty 165s because budget/performance)

should be another 2 optys, and a 3800x2. I'll keep digging for ihs's they probably fell under the desk
Oops one of these is am2+
5000 BE cacvc ac 0950bpmw, supposed to be able to unlock all 4 cores and maybe support ddr3 - I never spent much time trying, never had any luck. I think it unlocks to an "fx-5000" biggrin.gif
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>3800x2 lcbqe 0722xpmw
That one probably has potential for 3.2ghz

>4400x2 ccbwe 0536xpmw
That sucks biggrin.gif
My first 939 cpu was a x2 4400+ ccbwe 0534mpm, did 2.7-2.8 on water with 1.66v or something.

There was one "bw" stepping that was alright, ccbwe 0528 or 0529. A fellow here from norway had one that did 2.9ghz on water with not too high vcore and he ran it at 3.3ghz on a vapochill or something fully stable 24/7 tongue.gif

Yea, most dual core people went x2 3800 or opty 165 for the price. I did buy a couple of opteron 165 myself, but got **** steppings both times so sent them back.
The only two cpus I bought new and kept was the first 4400+ in 2005 and then later a Opty 170 ccbbe 0615dpmw that did 3ghz on water summer 2006.

Best ones I ever got ahold of was the 175 in my profile pic CCBBE 0613RPMW, and later a 4400+ LCBBE 0628BPMW. Both 3.2ghz stable on water with around 1.5v.
The 4400+ I actually had the WR with for a while (on old ripping website) with 3.5+ ghz, the day after I got a valitation on 3630mhz I think it was, but transferred to the usb stick with unstable ram or hypertransport later and corrupted EVERYTHING on it so didn't get to post it tongue.gif still have it, but no idea if it can run them speeds. I may have to try one day, just to show Knut who's 939 boss biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by tamw View Post

I skimmed through it, haha board recommendations for 754 in 2017 biggrin.gif
But what the **** happend to the vrms on the one board? They are all missing!

Did enjoy reading tho, nice asus article aswell. Didn't get me fired up for asus, love my dfi's.. but that 2x16x pcie I actually didn't know about, too bad it will be the cpu that bottlenecks and not the pcie slots anyway. For graphics related performance atleast. Think one of my friends had that board back in the day, along with a FX-55 clawhammer that he paid a fortune for. He got quite upset when I beat him in alle the benchmarks with my 4400+ and Abit KN8-SLI biggrin.gif
I did get triggered on a x2 4800+ tho, never owned that one laugher.gif

I'm realisticly probably never gonna see a dfi nf4 for 754 in time if they ever appear on ebay, so I bought a Gigabyte GA-K8NE Rev.1.x instead.
Its probably garbage, but will be fun to test it out =)
Yes, post the steppings on your dualcores smile.gif

The vrm's on that board were removed because the board is acting as if it is dead but believe once I get some replacements I can fix it.
May not be the problem but at least it's worth a shot.
BTW that board is the one I held the WR in Socket 754 for ref clock speed and it's still #2 in the world for now. rolleyes.gif

The DFI's are the preferred boards for 939 no doubt but the A8N32 isn't bad in itself, good all around boards for what I described.
The 16x2 SLI setup can help in some cases with the right chip and RAM making it a good board but components used and the actual setup is the thing. I've actually had better 3D benchies with it than with my DFI's but the DFI's can fly if the bench is largely CPU based.

Each has it's own advantages and I do use them accordingly.
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I saw your Opty 165 record, quite impressive! thumb.gif

Me and Knut did the 2. place on my old CCBBE 0617FPMW (I think it was that one), same stepping on yours?

Btw, the 3.8ghz 4000+ 754 record... Is there any reason to doubt it? It seems REALLY high for a 754 chip/system to me. Is there any info on stepping?
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I saw your Opty 165 record, quite impressive! thumb.gif

Me and Knut did the 2. place on my old CCBBE 0617FPMW (I think it was that one), same stepping on yours?

TBH I don't know what it is - The chip was a random fleabay purchase and it had already been delidded when I got it. I even tried to ask the seller if they knew what it was or if they still had the lid, never got an answer back from them - Would love to know myself but that's how it goes. redface.gif
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Btw, the 3.8ghz 4000+ 754 record... Is there any reason to doubt it? It seems REALLY high for a 754 chip/system to me. Is there any info on stepping?

I've no real reason to doubt it - Newarks can run and you know how it is over there. biggrin.gif
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