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And when he buys it for you, you can ship me your fancy-schamcy ATI-chipsetted DFI...
     
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txtmstrjoe: I must have missed that where ever it was. I'll try a different hdd maybe a sata instead of ata hm. besides the memtest has ran two passes with 0 errors. I'll let memtest run a little longer and then try diff hdd. thanks.
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I had a feeling it had something to do with the AMD dualcore drivers for win2k, mostly because I don't think there are any. I'll browse some more and see what I can find. BIOS reads in the 40s if I remember correctly.
    
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I saw that a couple of days ago and though if only I had money to throw away for bragging rights.sur would be nice. I'd like to have one just to see what componants are different from the expert. Heck caps are not that hard to replace. hopefully I didn't just jinx myself by saying that. some one will buy it maybe. new baords comming out soon with quad gpu and sli 16 x16 kind of makes it outdated a little. question. will a good grfx card like a xfx 8800 gts work good on nf4 board and play games like crysis maxed out? I have 2 xfx 8600 gts in sli mode and cysys does not like to be anything over medium and low res on a m2n32sli delux with well my sig rig it's just below. would one 8800 gts be better than 2 8600 gts all card having 512mb ram ea.
Here is a good article about the Venus. DFI LANParty Venus nF4 SLI-DR Expert Motherboard

and a quote from it
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A very important feature of this motherboard is its capacitors: all Japanese and all aluminum, as you can see on Figure 4.
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G.O. it also says that the karjan alc850 audio block is soldered directly to the board not removable. so if you have a ut expert w/all aluminum caps and audio block soldered to mobo it's a venus for sure.
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According to this thread, the various DFI LANParty motherboards for S939 have differing strengths and optimizations as well vis-a-vis their RAM compatibility. In other words, not all of the DFI LANParty motherboards were created equal. They each had their own strengths and weaknesses according to what RAM you put in them.

To wit, the non-Expert motherboards (Ultra D, SLI-D, SLI-DR) were optimized for TCCD/TCC5 and BH-5 (and other types of ICs which were of low density); the SLI-DR Expert was optimized for RAM with heavier densities (Infineon BE-series/CE-series, especially), i.e, 2 x 1GB kits; the legendary (and hard-to-find) Venus is basically an optimized Expert, with more heavy duty voltage regulation and better capacitors (more suited for banzai overclockers with extreme cooling strategies); the CFX3200-DR was meant to be the ultimate tuner's motherboard, with the most adjustable BIOS this side of a NASA supercomputer. The CFX3200-DR, for sure, has the most dizzying array of RAM tweaking options that I've ever seen (35 separate options that must be set properly, or the motherboard will be more flaky than a Collie with dandruff even at stock clocks).

If you're lucky to have old-style RAM ICs (Winbond BH-series and CH-series, Samsung TCCD or TCC5), your best friend is any of these motherboards. That's the DFI advantage, at least when it comes to S939: They are meant for people who have the patience to tune their RAM for maximum performance. But they are definitely not for people with a casual interest in overclocking/tweaking.
    
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after reading that article about the Venus...there really isn't much difference from that Vs the Expert.
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from what I gather. the reworked VRM's and reworked memory traces and drive make the voltage more stable when going past 3.3 dramvolt. I read that in an article somewhere wish I could remember where.
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Where's my 4000+ OC?! o_O
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G.O. it also says that the karjan alc850 audio block is soldered directly to the board not removable. so if you have a ut expert w/all aluminum caps and audio block soldered to mobo it's a venus for sure.

Both the Venus and Expert carry the solid caps. It is correct about the karjan alc850 audio block.

The difference with the caps is the Expert has a light brown and the Venus have the light blue, but both are solid.
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