The BIOS isn't really similar, it's exactly
the same! /flex
The only difference is a few missing craptions in the DK version.
I'm wondering if you have the built-in Memtest feature? It is missing in the DK. While the latest ISO version is always newer, I still liked to use it because it was way fast to boot, and you didn't have to change your boot order -- simply flip on Memtest, and when your done, flip it off. It's been showing up in other motherboards too, so I thought maybe DFI still includes it in the higher end models?
I am slowly finding out more about the board, but haven't done anything more with the Prescott, or dug up the E2180 yet. These boards don't have PCI-e 2.0? And no 1T command rate setting -- few would use it anyway. There are more fan headers on it than the manual shows, got to figger out which ones are speed controlable or just RPM stats (if that). And the Freezer fan slows down no matter how low I set the tolerance to, other DFIs I've used (as well as other mobos) always pinned the fan full speed when set to 25 (stop) and 26 (full) in the BIOS. Not sure if this is normal, or a characteristic of my particular board.
I've been working on a custom BIOS & Memory Worksheet for these boards, and have the first draft of page 1 done for everyone's perusal. I managed to fit all the most important stuff on a single page, but to complete it I still need to draft up a Page 2 with all the delay settings and phase adjust. The text came from the OCDB template, so should be pretty accurate, but I've never done one of these that was 100% right on the first draft, so watch for anything missing that you'd prefer in, or visa versa, as well as typos. Once I use these for a few columns, I usually see something I'd prefer different.
I imagine that since these Intel chipsets are so similar across the board, that this worksheet will be very generic in that it'll suit any
P35 or X38 mobo. Hoping to get some comments and feedback as to how well it works with the Gigabyte boards too. So don't feel left out if your P35 isn't a DFI!
Here's a link to the PDF:DFI LP Dark P35-T2RS Bios & Memory Worksheet
Here's a screenshot for forum viewing: