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  1. setup as you and tried the chipset cooler.

     

    about my only complaint is the placement of the AGP, makes using the PCI slot under the AGP useless, and the little chipset interference problem.

     

    since i am running with a tt cooler on the vid card, i can use either the micro cool unit or the swifty 159 unit (presently on there), close, but clears the vid card.

     

    things are a little tight in this region.

     

    like with all things, there is always room for improvement.

     

    still a heck of a board.

     

    baldy

     

    :D


  2. regarding the Seagates, i was visiting AMDmb.com and found another DFI a64 user that is having problems with a Seagate, wouldn't allow install, lots of errors, removed Seagate, all is well. it was not the primary drive, but used as a slave.

     

    now i know this is not scientific, only two reports of Seagates not liking the new DFI, but it is curious none the least since it is the same manu, and may indicate a possible compatibility problem......................

     

    baldy:D


  3. "Maxtor 120gb Master on pri. ide

    Seagate 200gb Slave on pri. ide

    Liteon 52 x CDRW master on sec. ide

    NEC 3500 DVD burner slave on sec. ide"

     

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

     

    i separate HD's and opticals.

     

    ide 1, primary HD and DVD/CD-rom

     

    ide 2, secondary HD, burner.

     

    with ide 2, you may want to change the order to burner as master (many systems just like it that way anyway) and HD as slave.

     

    i have had problems with Seagates in the past, usually it was the jumper config, much like the WD's, sometimes the CS jumper setting is what takes to make the marraige work properly.

     

    and, it appears the common denominator here is the pesky seagate drive, not the motherboard.

     

    i am sure you can work this out.

     

    good luck.

     

    baldy:D


  4. first of all, why are you worried about the onboard Lan???? sounds like you want to bench, not use a network.

     

    you can get around this little annoyance by just disabling the onboard lan and sticking in a $10 NIC and be done with it. i do that anyway normally as clocking seems to make the onboard lan on many boards act strangely, thus my NIC suggestion.

     

     

    just a thought

    :D

     

    baldy


  5. at first, i was totally bummed with the new DFI A64 board, but after several CMOS clearages, some diligent research, a little help from OPPainter @Extreme, and a new beta bios.............

     

    it rocks.....................

     

    seems some of them need a little spanking to post the first time:nod:

     

    running today @8.5x289, who knows what tomorrow will bring. this is with the stock retail cooler............

     

    still in the discovery stages, working with previous OS install from the NF2 board. thining of OS reinstall to start fresh.........

     

    baldy


  6. issue with the new UT board.

     

    if you don't change it from the shipped bios, you WILL experience PROBLEMS with rebooting if you have turned off CPU throttling.

     

    i spent a few anxious hours playing, then, bingo, installed one of the newer bios's, walla, now i can use the bios anyway i see fit.

     

    so, to each his own.

     

    BTW, i have NEVER had a problem with ANY of the BETA's or MODDED bios' going back to the Intinity, but, as Angry states, use it at your own risk.

     

    baldy

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