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Hi all, first post.

 

 

This may seem odd (comparing to some of the posts I have read here on the Expert board), but this was the smoothest build I have ever done.

 

In fact, I made it harder for myself than I had to when I flashed to the 2005/12/07 BIOS(from the 2005/11/02 that the board came with)...for whatever reason, my hardware combo doesn't like that (somewhat constant crashes in games, very repeteable, did NOT show up until I flashed to the 12/07 version).

Did reinstall of XP just to see if the 12/07 would play nice but no go....flashed back to the 11/02 and stable as a rock. This goes to show that the ony right BIOS version IS the one that works with what you have.

 

I really like this board...stable as hell once the setup is right...luckily for me that didnt take to much effort, in part because I read and re-read post after post on this board. Good work DFI!

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Great to hear and welcome to the fun! Did you have a reflashed Creative Labs xFI Xtreme Music? Any issues with that card ?

 

nice rig BTW

 

 

Not one prob with this card. I think I have one of the later ones with a newer BIOS.

 

This rig amazes me really; first NF4 I have ever delt with. I have a Bryce 5 file I made to burn-in systems I build (Bryce 5 is a system hog when it renders; I made up a room with mirrored textures on the walls, floor, and ceiling, 8 lights, 5 very high polygon objects, the objects have reflective textures, and I put in a plane of fog). On most systems I have built, I can get the CPU temp up into the 65-70 range (Socket 754 and 939) Takes about 7 days or so to render.

 

I couldn't get past 50 with this rig. Sort of irritated me :D

It wasn't until I added about 4 more lights AND a solid plane (with a volume texture) that I saw an increase in temp...and even then it was only up in the high 50's. Nice combo this NF4 and 939 chip.

 

Oh yeah....the Big Typhoon rocks!

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How long does it take the NF4 to render?

 

I bet it looks awesome!

 

 

Actually, it looks like crap. The solid plane with the volume texture covers up alot. My very early version looked kinda cool (had 5 primatives in the room). Not really sure how long it takes this one to fully render...I only let it run about 2-3 days on this rig before I want to start tweaking around with the setup...no self-control, you see ;)

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