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i recommended this board to a friend, he finally got all his parts and this is what is happening, says the board sucks, audio dont work, drivers require win XP SP1 (which i know isnt true) and after everything theyve gone through they still cant get the integrated audio working, with this error
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They run through the install until they give a "COINSTALL INVALID" error
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Well, so far we're going on day 2 of working on this computer. It's gone great except for the following little problems (btw... **** DFI.)

#1 - No documentation with motherboard. The manual actually didn't say how to do anything, or point out that there were multiple different power connectors needed which were not standard and required multiple plugs be put together.

#2 - The driver floppy for the SATA drivers was blank. This was tested on 3 computers. It also was corrupted, and could not be reformatted.

#3 - The floppy drive on the computer still doesn't work. It's there, it works, but the floppy bus just isn't making sense of any data.

#4 - The audio system STILL doesn't work. The driver CD was defective, didn't contain the right version anyway.

#5 - No drivers included on the CD work, because every one of them requires Service Pack 1. Not 3. Not 2. Not 0. ONLY service pack 1. Anything newer doesn't work... anything OLDER doesn't work. Do you know how ****ing hard it is to get Service Pack 1 now??

#22 - This one's the catch. It's... catch 22. The ethernet drivers required internet access.


So at this point, I will never buy a DFI board again.
Thats all ive been told, adn all we ahve to work with...
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Did he get an open box? Mine had the manual and all and there hasn't been a problem at all.
Not bad at all...
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Retail...
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thats really weird...no drivers work and they only work on SP1..my one i installed SP2 xp and all drivers worked fine..maybe its just the disc..see if someone near you on the forums can make you a copy of the disc and post it to you.
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Retail...

Have him return the board, and never recommend a DFI board to a n00b
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My Audio drivers didn't work off the disc. I had to download the latest from DFI's website to get it all to work hunky dorey.


Might get a better response of you try the dedicated thread for this board, wherever it may be.
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Have him return the board, and never recommend a DFI board to a n00b
For real. No offense, but he sounds WAY too aggravated to even begin to help, because he's already convinced it's the board's fault when he probably just did something out of order.
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