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Well, since BB had the 3870's on sale last week for $130 I couldn't help but pick one up.

But since I am running a P35 chipset Crossfire sucks naturally, So I didn't even bother checking it out.

Ok ok, back to the point, I went with the X48 chipset, made more since for just a bit more to get it over X38.

Here the link. http://www.motherboardpro.com/DFI-LP...ard-p-540.html

So anybody know how friendly they are as far as NB and cpu hsf. AS bad as all teh reviews say?

I can't wait, should be here Wed., I'll post picks up as soon as it gets here, hopefully by the time I get off work at.
Edited by rx7racer - 6/12/08 at 3:38pm
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I'm lookin at this mb myself. I'll be looking forward to see your oc and how it compares to your P35, Subscribed.
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I'm lookin at this mb myself. I'll be looking forward to see your oc and how it compares to your P35, Subscribed.
I'm very curious myself, it had better at least match the P35. Which from reviews it should do easy.

Oh I can't wait till tomm., Although I have figured out after all these years my wife is right. I get more excited about a new peice of hardware then I do about vacation time coming up lol
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From what i read that board should be amazing
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It IS amazing... the bios has so many options its confusing

The NB runs nice and cool, even without a fan - but make sure you put it so it leaves more room for the cpu cooler. - it can be turned around, so make sure the fins are closer to the graphics card than the cpu.

Make sure you have a UV cathode or 2 aswell, as the green slots and green cables look great
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Hey Fusion, Have you had nay problems with the plastic pins they use to hold the NB hs on now. I have heard only a couple bad things so far since they switched from the metal clip style.
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So when I got home from work today, I noticed Fedex had came. Could it be.

Yes it is!!!! My new DFI LanParty LT X48.




Now the good stuff




And well, Now I can Crossfire, the whole point of this endeaver. My LT P35 may be proving to be a bit friendlier board also I might add.




Ok, so now to the bad area. My Crucial Ballistix don't seem to like this mb or vice versa. I usually run 1GBx4 sticks. The P35 ran them fine with no issue, however all I can get this X48 to do is give me a constant C1.

So I can always post with my OCZ cheap el gold series, and have now finally gotten 2GB out of my 4GB to post and be able to boot, of course all I had to do was raise vdimm. So I figured I was good to go now, well I'm not.

So I am kinda stuck at stock right now, tried 4 different configs that were 100% stable on my P35 so I figured they should carry over, however they didn't. There are a couple of different options in this Bios though so will have to take tomm. to just go thru and figure the other couple of options and see if they matter.

One thing I did like was the rearrangeing of the Bios, I hated Voltage options being way at the bottom of the Genie menu.
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I've always wondered whats the difference between this and the DK series is
    
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I got tired of fighting with my Ballistix, every cmos clear or power down I had to use some G.Skill to get post.
I ended up installing my HZ's in my DFI and installing my Ballistix in my P5K.

EDIT> Be warned, the X48 is plagued by random lock ups when using a 3870X2.
I've been ok, except for Steam issues and overclockersclub.com giving me an instant freeze.
Edited by grunion - 6/11/08 at 11:36pm
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I've always wondered whats the difference between this and the DK series is


Mainly just the Voltera digital pwm, only reason I stick with this line, lowest one defore they ditch the digital pwm. Other then that nothing really, few minor things. Like P35 line doesn't have dual PCIE (x16) slots, just one. And other simple things.


Does anybody have any tips for the bios ny any chance.

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I got tired of fighting with my Ballistix, every cmos clear or power down I had to use some G.Skill to get post.
I ended up installing my HZ's in my DFI and installing my Ballistix in my P5K.
Thx for the heads up Grunion, so they are known to not play nicely together, I've been able to find a couple other things mentioning haveing some issues.. Well, I'm gonna throw in my Mushkins tomm. maybe they will be a bit better. And I knew I shouldn't have sold my HZ's.
Edited by rx7racer - 6/11/08 at 11:31pm
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