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  1. I guess I am a little disgusted with DFI right now. I spent almost $200 for this motherboard and they can't even include a sticker. Asus motherboards at half this price include one. Now, I realize the sticker is a trivial issue, however it's the details that count.
  2. DFI... can you mail me one? I was looking forwarding to proudly displaying the DFI sticker on my case. Thanks.
  3. Wow. I'm sure your explanation really helped out the OP... RMA is an acronym for Returned Merchandise Authorization. If a part goes bad and you want to return it for a good one under warranty, you will first need to get an RMA number from the store you purchased it from, you can also get an RMA number from the manufacturer. When someone says RMA think return.
  4. Guys, Thanks for the links. Since my PSU is adjustable, I was able to tune the PSU to within 0.01V of spec while under load!
  5. According to MBM, the chipset runs at 37 when idle. During gaming it will get up to 46. I'm not sure how this compares with the default heatsink for the Expert board, because the first thing I did when I got the board was remove that cheap heatsink . Exhaust from the VF700-Cu blows onto the ZM-NB47J, so it is actively cooled in that regard.
  6. I have a multimeter, and would like to test the voltages for my motherboard to see how accurate the onboard voltage meter is. I figured out how to test the 12V rail (it's running at 12.49V), but where are good places to attach the multimeter to test the other voltages - DRAM, 3.3V rail, 5V rail, etc. Should I be worried that my 12V rail is 0.49V over spec? Here's a screenshot of MBM.
  7. Just built my new system, and it runs very stable. It is able to get through 12+ hr Prime95 sessions (loading both cores to 100%) and 10 hour looping 3DMark06. Also, 2+ hour BF2 sessions are no problem. What really helped stability was looking at OCZ's recommended settings for their RAM. You can view that information here http://www.bleedinedge.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18106. Before inputting those settings I would have random crashes when running Prime95. Also, thanks to everyone here and all the great documentation here on the forums that helped me build a stable system.
  8. Fernando - Thanks for your help so far! Could you please clarify something please? When I run the installer, here is the screen I see. I am guessing you want me to uncheck "NVIDIA Storage Driver" so that the SW IDE drivers are not installed?
  9. Which of these should I install with my NF4 Expert board? This one? http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_nf4_wi...2_amd_6.70.html Or this one? http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_nf4_winxp32_x16_6.85 Also, how do I make sure the SW IDE drivers are not installed? What do I need to uncheck during the installer? Thanks!!
  10. Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. Install goes down tomorrow evening, after the motherboard and new power supply arrive.
  11. I actually have a Zalman CNPS7700-Cu (for the CPU), Zalman VF700-Cu (for the GPU), and Zalman ZM-NB47J (for the northbridge) sitting in a box, waiting to be installed. Can you tell I like Zalman products? I'm just waiting to set this all up, and if it runs stable I'll install the new cooling. If I have to RMA any of this it will mean tearing the aftermarket heatsink off. Also, that hard drive is SATA 3.0Gb/s, which I understood to be SATA2.
  12. gynthazi- If you can, please take some pictures during your build. They'll come in very handy when I assemble my DFI expert system in the next few days. Thanks!
  13. System specs are in signature per forum rules. Can you guys look over my parts list and let me know if I should have a stable system with the expert board? If you see any parts that are known to cause problems with this board, please let me know. A stable system is my first priority, speed can come second. Thanks!
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