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While I've been quite happy with my old DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR, I had a feeling that it might be the limiting factor in my overclocking so I picked up the new DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert. Well that and I wanted something new, had my old setup for about six months which is pretty long for me.

Anyway without further adieu, I figure you guys might like to see the a few pictures of the motherboard, here are the spots I find interesting anyway.


The motherboard uses the same layout as DFI's CrossFire motherboard and is completely different from the older LANParty NF4 SLI-DR.


A closer look at the DIMM slots, nothing much to comment here other than it's odd location.


Similar to the previous motherboard...


Probably one of the biggest changes, according to DFI the PSU on the PCB has been upgraded from three phase to four phase, whether that does anything, I will report a bit later (hopefully it'll allow me to overclock higher! ) Edit: notice the 8 pin ATX12V connector, it's not necessary to have one and the regular 4 pin 12V connector will work just fine.


Woo, switchless SLI! I do not run SLI but it's nice to know that if I do in the future, I won't have to move the stupid jumpers lol.


Chipset voltage goes up to 1.96V which is an improvement over 1.8V with the older motherboard.


Note, there is no 5V jumper on the DFI LANPartyUT NF4 SLI-DR Expert, it is natively supported by the motherboard! Also notice that the voltage settings for the memory are a lot finer!


Hehe, temps without breaking in the thermal paste might get a few degrees lower than that after a week.

Just getting things setup so I haven't started overclocking yet but I'm hoping it can get me to 3.3 GHz with this crappy 3700+. Gawd I want an Opteron so bad, too bad my local store got me a 148 Socket 940.

Anyway if there is anything specific you'd like to see lmk and I'll try to accommodate.
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maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan! now I want THAT mobo
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Does anyone know if this works with an XP-120? Yes, I continue to ask that question for EVERY DFI board, but I've gotta know.
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Kinda offtopic but since they have nF4 SLI-D/DR/DR Expert, and the new CrossFire is the CF-DR, will they make a CF-D and more importantly for me, a CF-DR Expert? I really am liking that Chipset voltage! MMM Tasty! Considering, pandapimp's SLI-D was good up to 340FSB with 1.8v! And stock cooling!
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Is it just me or is your northbridge fan cover thingy bent?
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Very nice Pics you have there .. and also you have answered some Qs which I have had in my mind about the Vdimm max.

A few Qs:

Is the Vcore still calculated in the same Manner - VID %? - Note BIOS version as well.

Can you also check the Vcore and Rails with a meter and compare with BIOS?

How does the Evap Head fit given the location of the CPU is now moved off a wee bit? Access to GPUs still Ok without removal?

Looks good... although maybe they should have used the newer nVidia Chipset to support x16 on the PCIe slots when in SLi and updated the SIllicon controller....

Will be good to see your Opteron run in this .....

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post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by ncsa
Very nice Pics you have there .. and also you have answered some Qs which I have had in my mind about the Vdimm max.

A few Qs:

Is the Vcore still calculated in the same Manner - VID %? - Note BIOS version as well.

Can you also check the Vcore and Rails with a meter and compare with BIOS?

How does the Evap Head fit given the location of the CPU is now moved off a wee bit? Access to GPUs still Ok without removal?

Looks good... although maybe they should have used the newer nVidia Chipset to support x16 on the PCIe slots when in SLi and updated the SIllicon controller....

Will be good to see your Opteron run in this .....

ncsa.

CPU voltage is still calculate the same way although like with memory there are more % options. As for the BIOS version I'm using the 11/02/05 which is the initial release. I'm sad to report though that this motherboard is affected by the UTT memory bug.

I have the bend the Prometeia arm a bit "funny" but it fits just fine. I don't know about the Vapochill but there is a ton of space to remove the videocard without having to remove the evaporator off the CPU first.

I would have liked if DFI could use the newer version as well but heh that's not up to us. I agree with you also, DFI should upgrade the Silicon Image controller to the SiI3134, that one is Serial ATA II and supports Port multiplier. The SiI3114 seems a bit "old" in features.

As for rails, I will try that out, I think my multimeter's 9V battery is dead soI need to get one first.

I'm trying to squeeze more out of my 3700+ but I think my chip is topped out... Who knows though the wknd is still young.

Edit: there's a huge blotch on my spare monitor, retard movers put it face down on a srew a few years ago when I was moving.



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post #8 of 24
Very nice.
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Thanks for the Update there

I have another Q on these MBs, that is what is the Max HT it can run....I know all MBs are different but can this one > 350 it would be nice if it can do >400

Another thing if you can get some TCCD will it run 1T at DDR600+?

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Originally Posted by ncsa
Thanks for the Update there

I have another Q on these MBs, that is what is the Max HT it can run....I know all MBs are different but can this one > 350 it would be nice if it can do >400

Another thing if you can get some TCCD will it run 1T at DDR600+?

550 is the max fsb and it will run geil 1 as advertised at 2.5-4-4-7-1t up to 310 , didn't check any farther up the line though, my 4400 didnt like any multi's besides 11x and 10x, it pitched a fit at 8x lol.
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