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  1. Thanks for the info bud, Any info on the subject is good to hear. I was interested in the DFI RDX200 but I seem to see lots of issues going on with it. Or, am I just seeing the negative side here. Am really looking forward to DFI's Xpress 3200 set up.
  2. OK UncleDavid218, No need to SHOUT...........! Plus, I never said I wanted to use an N-Force board u silly person. I said ( pleaes re-read first post ) I wanted to come back to DFI. I just SAID I HEARD (or read) somewhere on one of the websites that you MAY BE ABLE....... ! Never found any concrete evidence. Looks as tho you assumed there buddy. Try next time a probing question or two before you go shouting all over the place & assuming things. Makes you look a bit silly. And yes syar2003, I was thinking of doing the RDX200. Good call on your part. But I think I'll just stand pat & wait it out till the new DFI ATI 3200 board comes out. Should be soon I would think. Ebay the A8R32-MVP. n get a bit o cash back.
  3. Are you sure about that.....? I remember seeing that, somewhere, that only the lower end X850XT/X850 Crossfire ( which I had ) & the lower end 1000 series ( X1600 ) needed the chipset to work. I will do more research.......... thanks for your input tho..
  4. Hey Guys, Right now I am running this lousey A8R32-MVP POS & desperately want to get back to good ol DFI. The only thing that has kept me with the Asus is that it was dual X16 on the PCI-E slots. I recently heard I do'nt ned the ATI based chipset to run the 2 cards. they will work on thier own without it. So.......... if I go back to a DFI that is not dual X16 enabled will it hurt my video....... you know going from 16 down to 8 has to be lanes has to hurt.... Or, does it really matter........ hmmmmmmmmm I am wanting to get an Opty 170 & go clocking. I know the Asus wont handle it. opinions please...... thanks Proto
  5. Thanks much for the replies guys, Guess I should also tell you that I no longer have the DFI LP. Now I have an Asus A8R32-MVP. Danger Den water cooled system. OCZ PC-4800, I have a Toledo 3800+ & it just blows for overclocking. You guys still think I could get good clocks with an Opteron with an Asus board..?
  6. Well, The idea of an Opteron does sound appealing. But one thing I have to consider ( unfortunately ) is I no longer have a DFI LP. U had it, ran it loved it. But, I wanted to go ATI Crossfire so now I have an Asus A8R32-MVP with a couple of X1900XT's in Crossfire mode. Asus boards DO NOT overclock anything remotely like the DFI LP. So, I am wondering just how high the Asus board will let me go. Initial test reports on both the A8R-MVP & the A8R32-MVP were heralded as the end be all of overclocking boards. NOT SO in the least. Nobody & I mean NOBODY is touting killer overclocks like the DFI LP. So I made a sacrifice. I really like the idea of running somthing different like an Opteron. I guess if someone could show me they clocked an Opty pretty well on the Asus it would be a slam dunk. things to ponder........... thanks again friend............ Proto
  7. Thanks much for the input Photeus, I'm a gamer & other general use. I like the dual core thing. Right now I have an X2 3800 Toledo core. Does'nt overclock very well.Not impressed. But, i got it for $200 from a buddy & tried it out. It's OK but I want more ... Single core is fine with me.Like you said games are'nt written for multi-threading as of yet. So, why the Opty...? Why are there rumers that they are better than the X2's...? Since I do'nt multi-task at all........... Opty single core...?
  8. Hey Guys, Am trying to make up my mind. I primarily do gaming with this comp. What do you guys think would be best for gaming. Dual core or a single..? Thanks for the input........ Proto
  9. Thanks for the replies guys........ How would an Opteron 175 be...? Good for an OC or no....?
  10. Hey guys, Was just wondering if anyone out there had any experiance with the Opterons. My buddy says he hears they clock pretty well. Anybody know the diff between the Opty duals & an X2..? any info would be appreciated............ nismo
  11. http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/attachment...tachmentid=2547 see above attachment for a zipped file.
  12. From what I understand about the Infinity series they are a no frills version of the Lan Party. The Lan Party series has all the bells lights & whistles. All the options in the bios for overclocking & the like. The Infinity boards have fewer options in the bios for that 10/10ths percentile overclockability like the Lan Party has. The boards are laid out a bit different than the Lan Parties are also. In the twin PCI-E version the PCI-E slots are widened so it is easier to use water cooling blocks. There are articles to read out there if you do a google search. Here is an article from Anandtech.com. A VERY respected hardware review site that i've been going to for years. check it out & make your own mind .. :-) http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2548&p=3
  13. Hey RGone.......... I had used the file in the past & it did work for me. Do you know where to get it .....? Any help would be appreciated......... Proto
  14. I know there was a file you could download to fix Aquamark3 to run right in XP but I forgot where to get it at. Any of you guys know where to get it...? thanks much...... Proto
  15. Hey all, Need some help here. I was wondering if anybody has run the lower PCI-E slot on the DFI Land Party board. Am asking because a few months ago when I ran the same setup in the upper PCI-E slot I was getting over 84000 on 3DMARK & now with the same setup but with water cooling & the video card in the lower slot my best score is 77000. I'm a bit confused. I thought both slots were 16X by themselves. And in SLI mode they went into 8X ... right...? Anyways, if anyone has any ideas please give em up. I have virtually changed nothing on my PC since I went water cooled. Save for moving the video card to the lower slot on the M/B. I dunno bout this guys........ please help............... thanks Proto
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