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I've got my dfi expert on the way and all I need to complete my new rig is the psu. I'm a little nervous about setting up the bios on the expert as it's my first A64 board. I know there are some major differences between the expert and the other LP boards, if someone hasn't already done so could someone write up a quick faq on the settings and what they do on the expert (I'm not the kind of guy to leave stuff on auto)? Or perhaps take an existing DFI faq and edit it with the diferences of the expert. Any help or links or anything would be appreciated. Thanks guys.
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post #2 of 19
Congrat's on your purchase dude, you'll be very happy with the motherboard. I found it a definite improvement over my old DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR.

What memory are you going to run with the Expert, the GeIL ONE TCCD from your current rig? The memory settings in my siggy are the absolute tightest but are more suited for low latency memory like BH5/UTT (with high voltages), although if you run a divider should be accessible by Samsung TCCD memory as well.

When I get home tonight, I'll take some BIOS screen shots which hopefully can shed a bit more light on what to settings to use.
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Urufu_Shinjiro the timings I find that affect performance are Row cycle time (Trc), I set it to 07 however that might be too tight for the TCCD memory. Try between 07-10, it won't degrade performance too much and should allow you to clock the GeIL One memory high. To enable a CAS Latency of 1.5, you have to set it to 1 in the BIOS.

Row refresh cyce time (Trfc) does not seem to do much for me in terms of performance, a good number to aim for is 14-16. Write CAS Latency (Twcl) improves performance nicely especially in 3D benchmarks. Setting the IdleCycle Limit to 016 does wonders for Super Pi.

I am not too sure about the other settings, I've only played with low latency memory on the Expert. LMK your results and I'd be glad to work with ya to figure things out.
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Thanks, I will be using the geil one tccd, I get paid monday and should order the psu that night (very tempted to rush ship it,lol). I should be up and running by next weekend, wish me luck.
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UPDATE: The psu is on the way and it should be up and running on thursday. I have a plenty of questions but I'll limit it to one for the moment. I know what the startup vid "does" but what it it used for and/or what is it useful for?
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Originally Posted by Urufu_Shinjiro
UPDATE: The psu is on the way and it should be up and running on thursday. I have a plenty of questions but I'll limit it to one for the moment. I know what the startup vid "does" but what it it used for and/or what is it useful for?
Just out of curiousity, has anyone seen or heard from NCSA lately?
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I wish you the best of luck with the OCZ PSU. I had mine for 2 months and I was completely disappointed. Waiting for a new Seasonic S12 600w.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sccr64472
Just out of curiousity, has anyone seen or heard from NCSA lately?
Yes, but not on this forum. His Expert killed the Opteron.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by slow'puter
His Expert killed the Opteron.
That kinda scares me
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Quote:
Originally Posted by slow'puter
Yes, but not on this forum. His Expert killed the Opteron.
How does that happen, what was he doing?
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