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DFI LanParty NF4 Expert - initial impressions

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[quote name='Angry_Games']ok, now that the tech team has a board, I'll start with an easy thread (before the the flood of "IT WONT BOOT HELP!!!!" threads start coming, because we know they will no matter how good the board is lol) and you guys that have one, can give initial impressions

and those who might want one, can ask questions




here's the setup I plugged in to test first:

4000+ San Diego
NF4 Expert (whatever bios it came with, haven't looked yet)
2x 6600GT SLI
2x512MB GEIL ONE BH-5
Skyhawk 520w psu
WD Raptor 36GB SATA
some crappy cd-rom
some floppy drive
Thermalright XP-90 + 92mm fan



my first impression was....wtf, why won't my SLI bridge fit????

then i realized that the slots have been moved apart and I was trying to use my normal SLI bridge from previous NF4 LP boards lol


my next impression is 'different layout of sorts, but almost identical bios!' which is a good thing...as i slammed a 4000+ and some BH-5 in it and jacked it up to 250x11 @ 2-2-5-2-7-17-2-2-1-2-Auto-Auto-Enable-Auto-0-Auto-7.0ns-Fastest-5.5ns-256-Disable-16x-7x-Disable (4 burst)


letting it run memtest for a little bit why i try to figure out wtf my Sapphire X800GTO2 won't run Aquamark3d anymore.....(if anyone has one of these modded cards to 16-pipe, let me know if it runs Aquamark for you)

anyway, I've also added a new category as you can see, the Expert is now listed along with all the other NF4 boards.[/quote]

HEY MAN AQUAMARK HAS A PATCH FOR X800> SERIES VIDEO CARDS YOU HAVE TO DOWLOAD FROM THEIR WEB SITE IT'A SMALL FILE YOU HAVE TO COPY THEN PASTE TO AQUAMAR INSTALLED DIRECTORY

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[quote name='yomi']HEY MAN AQUAMARK HAS A PATCH FOR X800> SERIES VIDEO CARDS YOU HAVE TO DOWLOAD FROM THEIR WEB SITE IT'A SMALL FILE YOU HAVE TO COPY THEN PASTE TO AQUAMAR INSTALLED DIRECTORY[/quote]
got a link for this?

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well its a good thing I went ahead and am returning the card as Aquamark is no more (try finding their website on the internet)

I will be changing the OC Database and Stock Speed Database requirements to no longer having to run Aquamark since it is no longer supported and now it looks like there might be some cards that it won't run on


but its ok since I plan on getting an XFX 7800GT and that will give me 2 of them for SLI ;)

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I got the Aquamark Patch from Viper John

[url="http://www3.telus.net/~3wiebes/Aqua3%20dll%20Fix.zip"]http://www3.telus.net/~3wiebes/Aqua3%20dll%20Fix.zip[/url]

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I have 2x512 TMSP UTT and 2x512 hyperX bh-5 running 1T (default timings for everything ekse)!!!, but i have yet to test stability. However my system would not boot with 2x256 of hyperX bh-5 and 2xcosair BH-6. Now to over clock this two gigs....

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got mine today .. coming from an sli-dr and an opty 150 that did 2950 @ 1.4vcore .. now i cant get stable on the expert .. thinking of going back until some of the issues are fixed .. afraid of my cpu dying .. the people over at xs have lost like 3 x fx-57s .. etc .. crazy

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[quote name='Angry_Games']well its a good thing I went ahead and am returning the card as Aquamark is no more (try finding their website on the internet)

I will be changing the OC Database and Stock Speed Database requirements to no longer having to run Aquamark since it is no longer supported and now it looks like there might be some cards that it won't run on[/quote]

Bahh holy [url="http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?p=216375#post216375"]sept 2005 :P[/url]

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