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NF4 LanParty - initial build w/pictures

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hi,

just wondering (im really confused about this whole thing) I have a DFI lanparty nF4 sli-DR, and apparently you guys are saying that i have to plug 1xmolex connector and 1x FDD connector into the slots on the mobo...correct? I always though that they were extra power slots for you to plug you hard drive into ect...

 

Also, with my RAM...which slot do i put them into, the yellow or orange?

 

Thanks :)

skuzzy

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is the heatsink in the picture the xp-90 or an xp-120? with ram with heatsink fit past that heatsink in the picture in the orange slot?

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That's the xp90 and it should clear the rams. I have the xp120 and it does have clrearance for the rams except for some rams like Corsair with the LED's

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Angry:

 

I have been trouble shooting my DFI NF4 SLI DR for some time and the only way I have been able to keep her running is to have the ram timings on auto for the past while? This recently gave way and I find myself breaking down and buying a new board (expert) which I just ordered from Monarch.

 

My question is are there any differences in installation I should be prepared for? Do you forsee any issues with my ram on this board?

 

Thanks!

 

*EDIT* In reading PC Stats article I see the 12v connector is now a 8 pin vs a 4 pin. Is there an adapter included? If not, I do not plan to do any heavy OC what is your recommendation?

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Is it okay it I put the xp-90 upsite down (the overlaping bit down towards the graphics card) I dont think I have enough AS5 to reseat it the right way round.

Is the thermal paste that comes with the hsf any good, could I just use that?

 

Also is the floppy power connector u connect to the board any to do with a floppy drive coz I havent got one installed so I never plugged it in (I have now) And should you plug in the 20-pin or full 24-pin into board coz the ocz manual said not to??

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I've always used AS5 and have had good results when applied properly.

Connecting the floppy power helps in stability on your OC, thats why A_G is telling us to connect it, that is also the reason for the 24 pin connector. On my first build I did not use the 24 pin cause I only had a 20 pin from my Ultra X psu and did not connect the flopy power connector and my system was good until I try to OC it then the problems started.

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It may make a tiny bit of difference, but not much. The tips of the pipes should be pointing up. It only takes a match head sized drop of AS5.

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