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Who has the 3870 CF

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I've ordered a pair of MIS 3870 CF. Hope it's good.

I have a QX9650 on the way and looking for the DFI X38 board.

Also ordered 64Bit Vista Ultimate OEM. Tiring of XP & ready for DX10.

Comments, Suggestions, Hoopla?

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You can try here for the X38. Last I heard they were still scheduled to be available tomorrow. Call and ask Mike if that date is still valid.

 

http://www.motherboardpro.com/DFI-LanParty...-ATX-p-405.html

 

Vista 64 Bit runs fine on the X38 board. Actually on mine, the CPU requires slightly less VCORE then when using XP. Using 4GB of memory performance is down approximately 8% on Vista 64 Bit compared to XP.

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Thanks PRAZ; Ordered it. I had read about reducing Vcore. Thanks for reminder.

powsmowl; I'll follow on here.

Might be fun.

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I'm having a blast. Everything is crap. The board, The memory, The processor. The 9650 crapped out at 3.3 GHZ. The memory is erroring out at 1.8 VDimm. The board Freezes after anywhere from 2 minutes to 30. Can't run memtest, can't load OS, can't Flash BIOS. Phooey! I think I'm going nuts. Two boards I can't get running. The Asus P5E3 more or less shows the problem is the Memory and also probably the Proc. Quess I'll call Intell. I got two Intell procs a few Months ago with problems. Both were DOA so intell replaced them. A 6400 and a 6600. I haven't reached conclusion on this 9650 yet due to board and memory problems. DFI is repairing Board and OCZ is replacing DDR3-1600 kit.

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I got a third 3870 and a X2 6400+ wit the DFI's 790FX Board. Let's see if I can get 3-way Cf and what it does. I intend to pick up a 9650 Phenom soon when they get out here. I hope the X2 will be just as good with 3.2 GHZ on 2 cores. We'll see, won't we.

Anyone OC a Phenom yet.

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