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  1. Hi, just wondering what the best/fastest/latest nforce driver is that i can grab from the nvidia site?:angel:
  2. Vanne

    PCI Express Frequency

    Ive got mine set at 125mhz, and deep freeze doesnt artifact at all at this freq. Must be said though, that it only artifacts at High OC stages.
  3. yeah, we want pics, pics of everything.
  4. Vanne

    Ultra-D success.

    Hi guys and gals, Id like to thanks you all for the help and hints over the last couple of weeks. It hasnt been all applle pie, but the trouble has been well worth it. I can now say that my little Ultra-D is a full fledged SLi rig that runs stable @2607mhz and has performance under the hood that isnt to be sneezed at. Its been a long road, but for those of you who are thinking of it, its well worth the satisfaction to see both cards purring along in BF2 with all options cranked up. I initially had a little trouble with getting the cards to be stable, but apprently this problem has been documented before with the 7900 series of cards. As advised by the thread, i upped the PCI-e bus to 115mhz and its been rock solid. Just so there is no confusion next time for other builders, the DFI genie bios reports the pci-e bus as 8X NC 8X 4X (once the mod and jumpers have been set) and this is in reverse to some of the other boards. It is in fact correctly set. so now it purrs along quite nicely. Not too much room inbetween both cards though, id recon only about a 2 mill gap at best. http://www.geocities.com/vannearcade/Mods/vanne15.jpg Once more, thanks heaps again to everyone who offered thier assistance in my quest. Thanks for making it work guys. One happy little DFI-Street member :cool:
  5. I had the same probs in going from Single to SLi, however, not one of my cards had issues when in single mode, unly when SLi-ing. Anyways, sorted it by upping the PCI-e bus to 115mhz. now 3dmark06 9324mhz http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=442018 No lock ups/artifacts at all anymore
  6. I was having issues after going from single to SLi, it was all very frustrating, but finally sorted it and upping the PCI-e bus from 100mhz to 110 did the trick for me. Stable, no artifacts, black screens and or lockups at all. 3dmark runs like a dream. 9324 marks in 06 for anyone who's into that. i must admit though, i wonder if its a problem with the mobo though, and not the card, as mine ran flawelessly in single mode (both of them) so id recon its got something to do with 8X instead of 16X. i dunno, all i know its working now
  7. hehehe, all sorted, the DFI UT ultra-d when modded to SLi shows X8 NC X8 X4. no mater what ive done, it cant be changed. I also recon this is what its supposed to say (maybe the bios string ($) is back the front.) at any rate, ive got it sorted now and it kicks butt. 9324 3dmarks in 06 also the funny thing was that it was corrupting something in order of the PCI-e lane, and works perfectly when setting the PCI-e bus to 115mhz. Temps seem to be stable, but the GPU1 seems to run about 7 degrees hotter than gpu2 at any rate, its finally all nice and stable.
  8. Hi guys, as you can see from my sig, i did the Hard-mod to SLi on my little Ultra-d. The mod went fine and was using the mobo with one gtx for about 3 weeks. Alls well and happy. Then my SLi bridge arrived in the mail and it was time to chuck the other card in there. After an initial scare that the bottom cards fan was on continuesly, the guys here told me that was normal and it was as after installing the nvidia drivers, it all worked fine. SLi detected and set up in winxp pro (no service pack) While benching, in 3dmark06, the cimputer locks up on the loading screen for the cpu test. :confused: so iam in the bios checking all the settings, and what not, now while looking at a lot of posts, they have to the PCI-e se to 8-4-NC-8. in my genie bios, i cant change that setting. and its set to X8 NC X8 X4 ?????? whats going on here? I also set my bios to SLi broadcast to Auto. also of note is that i can complete 3dmark03, but then the screen isnt responsive and has black boxes all over it.:eek: any help would be much appreciated
  9. So there are other jumpers that need to be moved besides the ones in between the 2 PCI-e slots that go from Single to SLi? where are they located? i guess i should have added that in my original post that i moved the jumpers to SLi, (2-3) all the rows. also, iam gonna swap the cards around and clear the cmos for 10 mins. maybe that will do something...
  10. also i just updated to the latest bios and still no luck. still locks up.
  11. ahh, ohkay guys, thanks for that. re-installed the drivers, and the fan goes to normal. thanks heaps for solving that problem. Now however, ive got another little problem, it seems that after running 3dmark06 and 3dmark03 the screen corrups before completting the benchmark. It completes the benchmark, however, the screen is distorted. (thats in 03) In 06, it hoots along for the first 2 tests and then takes ages to load the cpu benches. and there something wrong evident with the screen aftyer that, and then when the 5th test runs, its slow as. even slower than with one card? Also, i noted in 3dmark in the system screen, it only shows one 7900gtx, with 512mb. Shouldent it say SLi in there or something? also, in the bios, theres a couple of settings iam not familair with? SLi broadcasting? should that be enabled? and LDT 16 (arrow up) LDT 16 (Arrow down)? option are 8 x 8? id much appreciate a run down on the optimal settings for SLi. kindest regards guys and thanks for helping out in my initial problem.
  12. Hi guys, just wondering if you can help me sort a problem, Ive just got my SLi bridge in the mail and plugged my extra 7900GTX card in my mobo, after swapping the jumpers to SLi. i boot up in post , and normally, with only 1 card, the fan on the 7900gtx goes max for a sec, then goes to nearly off (nice and quiet). Now with 2 cards, one of the cards does the normal, max fan speed for a sec, then goes to normal, while the other one stays at max fan speed. (ie like it would go when under full load) anyone know why the other (the bottom PCI-e slot) card doesnt go back to low rpm on the fan? has anyone come across this before? is this normal?
  13. as in my sig. 3dmark 06 - 6059 (vid card everything stock)(cpu @2.6ghz) Asus EN7900GTX2DHT/512 Part 90-c3fg0-juay
  14. Vanne


    Yup, ReelFiles, your 100% correcta-mundo. Just did a 3dmark06 test and it provides no improvent at all. Though i havent tested it out with SLi yet. ill do that when i get my bridge.
  15. Hi guys and gals, ive just been reading a few reviews of the new Nvidia 590 chipset, and in there at talks about "Link Boost", a feature that overclocks the PCI-e slot and the HHT by 25 percent automatically if you run a Nvidia 7900GTX or higher? is there any gain to be had by this? Is it possible for me to do the same in the genie bios on my Ultra-D? just a quick calc makes me look rather suspicious at the numbers... my ht is running at 1888 at the moment, slighly under 2K, but if i were to increase this by 25 percent, id get 2360. Thats rather quite a bit above the standard 2K?
  16. Hi guys and gals, My Sli bridge is arriving hopefully on monday, tuesday at the lastest. So ive got a few questions in regards to preping my rig for the extra card. Ive done the Sli hardmod, and all is well , post info shows SLi enabled and have had no issues running the latest nvidia drivers with my single 9700gtx. When i bought my asus 7900gtx, i bought another at the same time, and they are the same bios/card. so SLi shouldent have a problem there do i need to uninstall any video drivers before plugging in the card, connecting the bridge and moving the jumpers from Single to Sli? or should that just about do it?
  17. Good stuff and congrats. did you have to scrape off the e-poyx from the other contact under the hood? Mine had epoxy on it, which required a steady hand with a scalpel to remove it before being able to connect up the 2 contacts. Have you got a sli bridge yet? and a 2nd vid card? make sure you the same card/bios for your 2nd card.
  18. could be a psu related problem, is the psu brand spanker?
  19. Vanne


    no worries and thanks
  20. Vanne


    so your saying its a bogus sell point? and theres no merit at all in OC'ing the HT or the PCI-e slot?
  21. beats me how youd turn on the mobo first off without plugging in the connectors. Mine came with a colorfull quick setup guide that said you MUST connect the four power connectors to the mobo. surely mine wasnt the only one?
  22. Hmm, LP Ultra D already has the Sata2 connected under the hood.
  23. Once again, thanks for the heads up guys. Gotta love the great responce from the street. My SLi bridge arrives today or tomorrow, if the temps soar above 60, ill grab a new chipset cooler via Angry's Link. (by the way, my GF recons that AG's graphic tag picture is the cutest shes seen http://www.geocities.com/vannearcade/Mods/vanne1.jpg http://www.geocities.com/vannearcade/Mods/Vanne5.jpg I must say though, that iam very happy with the Dfi board, ive been playing BF2 now for a bunch of hours and the system is soooo quiet..I couldent be happier. now if i only knew what half of those options did in the bios.... hehehe
  24. Hi, first time caller, long time listener. Just wanted to say hi first before getting into the nitty gritty, and explain a bit of background also. Iam calling from Down-under, in the red center to be exact. anyhows, enough of that. Its great to be here and ive had my dfi board for a couple of weeks now, but only build my setup a few days ago. everything set on stock standard. anyhows, there are a couple of things that seem a bit puzzeling, and would like to get the low down if its acceptable or not. (ive read a few post regarding temps of the chipset and this is where my question stems from ) My Chipset temps seem to be rather high, at idle they sit around 48-50 degrees and under full load they go up to about 53-54 degrees celcious. Please see this pic from my setup http://www.geocities.com/vannearcade/Mods/vanne4.jpg and just wondering if this could be due to my 7900gtx heatsink covering the chipset cooler. as the back of the card sits ontop of the cooler, totaly covering it. Also, i replaced the chipset heatsink pad, with some artic silver, but that hasnt helped me much if at all. While iam at it, i may just as well ask if its possible physically to run 2 7900gtx's in SLi on these LP boards. (iam not asking if its possible to do the mod, that aside) even if i had a real LP UT SLi -D board, from what i can see, if i would fit another 7900gtx next to this one, the first card would only have a millimeter of clearance if that. What would that do in regards to airflow for the first gtx card? well, there you go, a couple of questions, and i hope you guys have some answers. Kindest regards and well met.
  25. Hi, just a quick question in regards to core voltages. ive looked through quite a few benchmarks, and quite a few of you are posting with vcore (cpu) set to say 1.4v and then using the vcore special adding 10%, ie making it 1.54v now my question is this? is this a better way to go? ive selected 1.52 in the main vcore selection, and have ommited the vcore special. is it better to use the vcore special? also, is it safe to run 1.52v 24/7