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I bid a sad farewell to my old NF3 250GB today - finally laid it to rest after purchasing an MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum Board. Well, I gave it to my GF, which is the same thing - it's dead to me now ...

 

I was pretty much unwilling to replace my EVGA 7800GS for the same thing just in PCI-E, so I went as high as I could with AGP - which turned out to be this Ebay'd C$30 MSI.

 

I actually wanted a new DFI considering all my luck with my NF3, but they didn't actually make a 939/AGP setup that looked as slick as the Neo2... Except for the Ultra-D - which was more expensive and harder to find.

 

So I transferred over all the HDDs and cooling equipment today and fired her up with a new Opteron170... WOW. So fast, and overclocks like a dream!

 

MSI K8N NEO2 PLATINUM | 9/9/05 BIOS

->THERMALRIGHT HR-05 + NEXUS 80MM

OPTERON 170 DENMARK CCBWE 0530TPMW (2820MHZ @ 1.5V & TESTING)

->SCYTHE NINJA + PAPST 120MM

2X512MB OCZ 3200PLATR2V1.1 TCC5 (1:1 @ 282MHz, 2.5-4-3-7-1T 2.85V)

->2X 60MM NMBTECH FANS

EVGA 7800GS CO SC 256MB | 495/1.49

RAPTOR 150GB WD1500ADFD

WD CAVIAR RE2 400GB WD4000YR

LITEON 165H6S DVD+/-RW

GIGABYTE AURORA CASE

->3X NEXUS 120MM

OCZ POWERSTREAM 520W

DELL 2005FPW

MCE05

 

Bye bye, DFI - long shall you live in memory...

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Oh that's a fast turn: 3 posts and then bye!

Actually, I've been a 'silent partner' for more than a year now. Angry and many others are the reason I've been able to push my old NF3 rig to the extreme... I've been SO happy with the outcome, and I owe many thanks to everyone on this forum.

 

Just thought I'd part with specs on what this forum has wrought ;) (also check sig)

 

Speeds

- FSB 345MHz

- CPU 2760MHz

- RAM 276MHz ( /10, 166)

- LDT 1000MHz (x4)

 

Voltages

- CPU 1.599v (1.30 x 123%)

- RAM 3.6v

- Chipset 1.9v

 

RAM Settings

- 2-2-2-6-1T

 

Temperatures (Idle / Load)

- CPU 28ºC / 36ºC

- PWM IC 27ºC / 34ºC

- System 26ºC / 28ºC

 

Benchmarks

- Prime95 stable - 28hours!

- SuperPI 1M - 29s

- Sandra CPU Arithmetic - 11733/5717

- Mem Bandwidth - 4456/4454

- Aquamark CPU - 11988

 

Thanks to everyone! See you on the flip side...!

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The K8N Neo2 Platinum is a wonderful motherboard. I've got one running at home. It used to be my mainboard, but a lucky daughter inherited it when I built my first DFI based rig. That MSI board has ran for over a year solid with an AMD3000 Venus, overclocked at 2.7ghz and OCZ PC3700 Gold memory. Just a great great board. Sorry DFI didn't have anything that suited your needs.

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