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post #11 of 45
Nice looking setup. Please let us know if that board is really worth what they are charging for it. IMO it's kinda pricey for being PCI-x16 (2x8xSLi) and not 32 (2x16xSLi) like some other boards out there. Great work!
post #12 of 45
what exactly is the difference bt/wn the expert and the venus?
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post #13 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by soloz2
what exactly is the difference bt/wn the expert and the venus?
The Venus uses all Japanesse Aluminum caps. And a fancy box thats about it.
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post #14 of 45
hmm... I thought DFI used Japanese caps anyway?
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post #15 of 45
Yeah but I think its because its Japanese Aluminum caps, I just went by what it said in the press release. Its supposed to give rock solid voltages.
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post #16 of 45
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The best I can figure out is that the Expert motherboard had a lot of bugs that couldn't be fixed with a simple bios change.
So they came out with the Venus that has the solid caps, Works with TCCD better, and suposedly overclocks with 2 gigs of ram a lot better(this I haven't tested yet)
Supposedly they remapped some of the pathways to fix some problems.



post #17 of 45
crash where did u get that evercool chipset cooler?
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post #18 of 45
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Quote:
Originally Posted by soloz2
crash where did u get that evercool chipset cooler?
I was amazed at how cheap they were, so I bought 2. This thing is very heavy copper.
http://www.jab-tech.com/Evercool-VC-...r-pr-2291.html
post #19 of 45
You said the was recommended for all DFI NF4 boards?
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post #20 of 45
how is the noise level though? I've heard some people complain that it is louder than the stock chipset cooler
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