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  1. Raphie -> Oh well, that's alright then... that is weird it does just work for you I have an ATI card, could this be a difference or a common point with people having problems. However, I personnaly wouldn't think so. As far as I'm concerned, @2X on the PCIE4 slot, benchmarks were OK (300 points less on 3DMark), but I could see things were not as smooth as @16 on PCIE2 or PCIE4 with SLI enabled, especially playing FPS games. For me, PCIE4 with SLI enabled resulted in many VPU recovers and system crashes.
  2. Raphie : yep but Everest is reporting wrong SLI position on the Ultra-D is necessarily 8x/8x. Many people have reported this on several threads: hate to disapoint too. Anyway, what PCI-E slot are you using? Have encountered any instabilites?
  3. MaD47 -> RGone is absolutely right: I've done some testings and yes I was able to get PCIE4 working (single PCI-E card), with pretty good 3DMark results BTW (especially with SLI jumpers enabled). However, my rig kept crashing while playing Guild Wars or Far Cry 1.33, which means it's definitively not worth using this configuration. Too unstable!!! I'm now back to PCIE2 and no problem whatsoever. SmartGuardian is reporting 49° as far as the chipset temp. is concerned. The ATI Silencer 5 Rev2 is indeed very good at extracting the hot air flow outside the case
  4. Hi, You may want to have a look at this thread http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6571&page=5
  5. FX-WANNA-B did a great job comparing 3DMark05 scores between PCI-E2 (16X) and PCI-E4 (8X w/ SLI jumpers enabled) on the Ultra-D. But the results with the default PCI-E4 settings (2X) are still missing. This would prove if moving the jumpers around have a real influence on 3D performance. From my own experience, I haven't (yet) swapped the jumpers... but I'm losing about 300 points under 3DMark05 from PCI-E2 to PCI-E4. This is indeed not very substantial but I have that weird impression that Far Cry 1.33 is - for instance - not as smooth as it used to be on PCI-E2. And I'm sure this is not just psychlogical! As for the card I'm using, it is a Sapphire X800 GTO2 (R480) overclocked @ 560Mhz core / 600Mhz mem w/ 16 pipelines enabled & ATI Silencer 5 rev2. GPU temp. is ~61 under full load. Drivers are ATI Catalyst 5.12 without bloody CCC.
  6. Hi, Long time no speak, since last year actually... Well, I've just acquired a brand new DFI Ultra-D board and was hoping you could help me a bit on that one. As of the LanParty nForce3 motherboard, I'm wondering if the nF4 Ultra-D has the same O/C limitations using more than 2 SATA ports in a RAID array. If I remember, we were only able to use SATA ports 1 & 2 on the nForce3 architecture to benefit from a good O/C. Is this still the same? Hope not :cool: I'm planning to plug-in 3 HHDs and setup a RAID0 array but also want to O/C the beast Be aware that I'll be using two 1Gb sticks of certified dual channel RAM "G.Skill PC4000". Any chance for a reasonnable O/C then? Thanks to you all.
  7. Can somebody explain me what it is ? What is this used for ? Furthermore, why are there POST problems when disabling it ? Thanks a lot.
  8. I would have thought SmartGuardian got crazy somehow but that's what you also get in the BIOS, hum... Have you tried a clear CMOS via jumper ? Can't think of anything else to help you regarding this issue thus I would personaly ask for a replacement board or a refund ASAP (whilst you still can), as a standard RMA procedure usually takes forever to complete.
  9. Too hot to hold ? Well, that's kind of worrying indeed. I can't help you much but what I can tell you is that I held the Northbridge HS yesterday (no OC whatsoever as yet !), whilst 3DMark05 was running in the background... but the temp. never got anywhere near what you are describing. Anyway, max. is 1.9v from the BIOS screen so I assume a real 3.24v would have killed the nForce chipset already. Looks like your DFI has an issue reporting the correct voltage... and I guess this is something difficult to manually monitor, even using a multimeter. Have you managed to get into Windows and ran a few benchmarks ? How does your system behave ?
  10. Sorry for being such a noob but how do you properly take voltage measurements with a multimeter ? Is there a guide that explains that on this forum. I'd like to buy one and tests my PSU Zalman ZM400A ('cause I don't know what it's really worth), as it reports a dodgy 11.56v for the ATX +12v under SmartGuardian. Finally, everbody here is talking about some 12v separate rails stuff... Oopss, any chance to have a clearer idea of what it is (hardware / software ?) and how it can be modded or achieved ? Thank you
  11. Thanx for that I'll thus try different 'stripe size' combinations and see how I can figure out the best performance for my system.
  12. You should try to do a clear CMOS and see if that helps. Did your computer stop working at the very moment you plugged the USB modem cable in ?
  13. Hi, Well, nothing to do with this post I'm afraid... but I'd like to get hold of that Smartguardian utility. Can't find it anywhere on the Internet. New-B -> yours seems to be "LanParty UT" customized : great looking ! Any chance for you to publish a download link to it ? Thanx a bunch
  14. Hi, I was wondering if somebody could help me on this : having two 80Gb S-ATA Hitachi drives (connected on ports 3 & 4), configured in a RAID0 array, I'm not too sure of what stripe size to use in Kb ?!? Please bear in mind that the PC is not (and won't be) dedicated to any specific role, whether server or desktop related stuff. It has been built with the focus of being an "allrounder" performer. In this case scenario, have you experienced an optimized value ? Ooopss, now I get kinda confused here : does RAID stripe size matter anyway... as default XP NTFS block size - whilst installating the OS - may be somewhat different (surely in fact) from the one chosen in the NVRAID configuration screen ? Do I then need to use a Partition Magic of some sort to convert the NTFS block size as equal to NVRAID. Thanx. Help
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