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Hi

Im sure this was asked in a previous thread, but do DFI mobo's have the reputation of causing failure. Some1 told me that there are reviews of the DFI expert where there were mysterious CPU deaths, fried gfx cards, instability, etc. Im actually only interested in the newer mobo's like the expert, whether there havfe been several customer complaints.
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Well, I have seen nothing bad about them myself, alot of people I know have them and have been going well. If that does happen why not RMA?
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Well this dude who told me this was blasting away at DFI. I gave him links to anadtech and other websites that reviewed the expert and still cant change his mind. Anywayz screw him.
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I've heard that there have been some stability issues with some BIOS versions. Some people manage to get the problem(s) fixed with a BIOS update and some manage to do it with 3rd-party BIOS versions (not recommended as this voids the warranty). You must put a lot of time and effort into making DFI boards run smoothly, but once you do so, you're set for a great OC'ing experience. Can't wait to get a DFI board myself so this BH5 RAM can start to shine .
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One of the issues with the expert is a sudden 3V spike to the system. It seems to be happening when the system comes back from standby (S3). Do not enable it on BIOS. After that all that we can do is hope for the best.
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