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Well - I'm hoping to trade this 3200+ for a x2 3800+ duke.

I'm just dreaming of experiencing dual core lol.

I doubt it would bottle 2 7600Gt's (if I get another one! )


Hey guys - you think I would be able to get the SLI mode card or.. switch mechanism for the MSI board.. to buy seperatly?
I see a nice on online - but - he doesnt have the switch! :\\
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You could always try and find a DFI Expert or Venus. I believe both are SLi without having to Mod.
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Hmm.
I'll have to read up on those.

how do they come shy of the ultra?


:edit.


ooo! - seems they're later



how available are they though?
more so than the ultra? - I can hardly see why... :|
Edited by Grim - 6/16/08 at 10:53am
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Hmm.
I'll have to read up on those.

how do they come shy of the ultra?
the Expert and Venus both have higher quality components than the Ultra-D. I'm not saying the Ultra-D is a bad motherboard by any means, but does not handle voltage as well as the other two.

When I had my Ultra-D I couldn't get a stable overclock of 3Ghz. I switched to the Expert and not only was 3Ghz rock solid, I could boot in and run at 3.1Ghz. The difference was very noticeable. I have one of those Opty's that require higher volts than some and the Export just gave it the stability it needed.

Also the Expert and Venus are already equipped with SLi. The BIOS options are a bit more in depth as well. More RAM tweaking options and voltage options all around. The down part is the price. I believe you will still pay a good penny for either of these as they were a limited run to begin with.
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Also note that the LANParty UT nF4 Venus is more of a collector's item. Only 1000 were ever produced. Anyone with any ambitions of owning one will pay through the nose for one.

I'll have to someday compare my Ultra-D with the SLI-DR (and SLI-DR Expert) in terms of maximum HTT Clock potential.

(Yes, I've got a collection of these boards that are currently in my closet.)
    
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I can get my HTT above 1200, but it's flaky after that. The HT is what makes me happy. 387 so far. I'll require a voltage bump to get any higher. That won't happen until I get some watercooling.
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