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  1. With the USB drivers on the CD-ROM, USB 2.0 devices didn't work in high-speed mode. Removing those drivers and letting XP SP2 use its own fixed that problem.
  2. There are cases with a 120mm in the back that do conform. A (boring) Antec SLK3700BQE/AMB or SLK3000B is one. Just because yours does not does not mean DFI screwed up. My audio riser bumps fairly hard into the capacitor on the motherboard.
  3. I do not understand why folks overvolt their nF4 for overclocking. If your HTT x HTT multipler is remaining around 1000, you're not really overclocking anything in the nF4. PCIe is locked. PCI is locked. SATA is locked. The real overclocking action is the CPU and memory, and the nF4 has little to do with that.
  4. My voltages all read low in the BIOS and in SmartGuardian, but when checked with a digital multimeter were all within 0.01V of what they should be. For example, SmartGuardian said my 12V was 11.71, wheras the DMM measured 12.00V and 12.01V for +12V1 and +12V2. The other rails were similar. These were readings at Prime95 load. I don't think I would be upping voltages without DMM readings. The voltage reading hardware isn't terribly reliable.
  5. Ambient: 22C Case: 31C CPU: 39C PWM area: 45C Chipset: 45C This is steady state for me folding 24/7 at 240x10. Gaming will bump the chipset up to ~50C due to the heat from the 6800GT (running at Ultra speeds) at ~65-70C. I am pretty sure my chipset temperatures are the same or better compared to the stock chipset HSF at 5000+ RPM. My CPU and GPU fans are set low at ~6V, as is my case fan.
  6. I see at least two options: Move your 6800GT to the other PCIe slot, move the SLI jumpers and run it at 8x. I measured < 1% performance hit at 8x vs. 16x. This will allow you a bunch of different chipset cooling options since the VGA will not be above it. Mod something like a Zalman NB47J cooler so your 6800GT fits around it. This is what I did with the same card you have, although I used a VF700 instead of an NV5.
  7. Huh? It works fine for me as long as you set the max multiplier appropriately. If you want the voltage drops you'll need to leave Vcore on Auto. If you need to bump Vcore up a bit, you can do that with the Vcore special (percentage). Granted, I'm only mildly overclocked to 240x10 for 24/7 use, but CnQ works fine. I can see the multiplier drop to 5 and voltage drop to 1.1 at idle.
  8. Don't install the USB drivers on the DFI CD. If you did, uninstall all USB drivers in the Device Manager and let XP install its own. This worked for me and others.
  9. Don't install the USB drivers on the DFI CD. As soon as I uinstalled all USB drivers from the Device Manager, XP (SP2) installed its own and USB 2.0 was fine. Before that I was getting the warning messages about a HiSpeed device and 2.0 not working etc.
  10. Yes. Move the jumpers to SLI and you will have 8x in the lower slot. In my system, I got 3DMarks within 1% of 16x in the upper slot. I am back to the upper slot at 16x with a passive Zalman NB47J on my nF4 chip. The Zalman VF700 I have on the 6800 GT blows enough air through the NB47J to keep things OK. I did have to radically bend/trim pins on the NB47J to get it to fit though.
  11. Works great for me at 10x240. Note that you have to set VID to Auto if you want it to also drop your volts from 1.4 (Winnie) to 1.1. You can then use VID Special Control if you need a little more juice for overclocking while still getting the voltage drop with CnQ. I needed 104% to be be stable.
  12. Yes. With my 6800 GT in that slot with the jumpers on SLI, it uses 8x and I measured less than 1% performance degradation in the 3DMarks compared with 16x in the other slot.
  13. On mine, with a single card in the bottom slot, it was either 2x (jumpers normal) or 8x (jumpers SLI). There was no way to get 16x in the bottom slot. Having said that, my 3DMark05 score was less than 1% worse at 8x vs. 16x in the top slot.
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