New and Improved Guides and Tutorials
OSD - ScreenSaver - Temps - Volts - RPM
DRAM - HDD - ATI - NVidia - SLI - CoreTemp
Revenge of the Nerds Song
Here's MBM5 5.370, The DFI "Data" folder, nVidia Plug-in, MBM5 scr, G15 plugins and some other stuff
Important News Update
OK, pretty big Update here and some good news. No, make that Great News.
FreeCableGuy over at the TTR (www.TheTechRepository.com) has found a way to incorporate Intel Core Temp readings into MBM5.
w00t, w00t, w00t,
humada, humada, humada
Kudos to FCG for all his great work!
And Alex Van Kaam, Author of MBM5, has released Update_3 for MBM5.
Here is a link to the post in Free Cable Guy's weblog
Alex already has MBM5 working on his ASUS P5W DH.
Those running Intel Chips can refer to my post here
I've also had a lot of reports lately that MBM5 is working on many new and old Abit boards by selecting "uGuru" under the configuration wizard.
(Got some buds with MSI boards checking stuff out as well)
Now before DFI NF4 owners get all excited they need to know this:
If you install "Update_3" from Alex you will "lose" the Vdimm, Chipset and Battery Voltage readings in the DFI NF4 Config file posted here.
I believe if you re-install the DFI NF4 config file after the update everything will be back to normal (testing it, so bear with me).
Free Cable Guy's new Plug-in will allow Reading Intel Core Temps NOT AMD at this time.
(Supports Yonah, Conroe/Allendale/Woodcrest/Merom, and Kentsfield/Clovertown.)
Free Cable Guy's new Plug-in can read up to 16 cores and will utilize Sensors #24 down to #9.
So, if you were going to use _xhp_'s nVidia Plug-in for your graphic card you will have a problem.
Now Free Cable Guy is already aware of the sensor # issue and is working on a revision for his program.
I've sent PMs and e-mails to FCG, Alex Van Kaam, and _xhp_.
These guys are light years ahead of me in "smarts" so maybe you'll see MBM5 even more "complete" in terms of readings and working on many boards in the near future.
The Nerdy as Hale MBM5 Thread for your DFI NF4/NF3/NF2
Customized for DFI NF4/NF3/NF2 LanParty boards including Expert, Venus, and CFX3200
Works in XP Home and Pro 32 Bit, XP Pro x64 Edition and Vista!
NEITHER I OR THIS SITE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO EITHER YOU OR YOUR COMPUTER.
THESE FILES ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE WITH NF5/SOCKET AM2 BOARDS.
I RECOMMEND NF5/AM2 OWNERS USE "NEXTSENSOR" AT BOTTOM OF THIS POST.
KNOWN CPU TEMP FLUCTUATION ISSUES WITH THE DFI NF4 INFINITY SERIES!
WHERE TO START: Download MBM5 220.127.116.11 from the Main Site
DFI NF4 & NF3 "Custom" Data File
Alternate Link courtesy of Supershanks
NOTE: Use can use WinRAR www.rarsoft.com to unzip RAR files
You can also use 7zip www.7zip.org (open source)
DFI NF2 "Custom" Data File Use WinRAR www.rarsoft.com to unzip files
Intel Quad Core set up for ASUS P5N-E
On Screen Display - SetUp info is here
_xhp_'s NVidia On Screen Display
Snugglealufacus setup here
MBM Screensaver (Posts #91 through #98)
download MBM5 ScreenSaver here
Install MBM5 Screensaver info here
Flybye's SAMURIZE Configuration and PIC here:
Logitech G15 Keyboard LCD setup by LithoTech
G15 setup by JohnnyBoy00
MBM2G15II setup by snugglealufacus (Uses new version of program)
More good stuff by snuggleafacus on the Logitech G15 and MBM2G15II here
To read Video Card Temps in MBM5:
Updated 8-26-2005 - Reading ATI Card Temps
Latest ATITool Version 0.24 is here http://www.techpowerup.com/atitool/
BETA version 0.27 Beta 1 is here http://www.techpower...Tool_0.27b1.exe
Great program for OCing ATI Vid Card and sending GPU temps to MBM5.
One of the wonderful programs by W1zzard at www.techpowerup.com.
Please use _xhp_ drivers for NVidia cards.
ATITool setup is covered here http://www.dfi-stree...85&postcount=62
UPDATED 8-26-2005 - Reading NV Card Temps
_xhp_ did some awesome work with the NVidia cards.
If you are having any problems with _xhp_'s plugins please post exactly which version of the plugin you are using (zip file name is enough).
Always let us know if you see the temperatures in the nv display properties and the forceware version you are using.
If you don't see the temperatures in the NV display properties you won't see them with the mbm5nvdriver plugin...
You might see them with the mbm5rivatuner plugin if you set rivatuner to use one of the specific plugings for the sensor chips, but this depends on your GPU card.
HOT! New nVidia driver 7.22 posted by _xhp_(Recommended for nVidia Cards)
Link to _xhp_'s 7.22 SLI-All Plug-in for nVidia Cards
You can download the file and instructions on setup here
Screen Shot with How-To for NV Plug-in
You can Download the NVidia _xhp_ plug-ins (Without RivaTuner) here:
Or Download the RivaTuner plug-ins that read Core and Mem frequency as well here:
NV Card users please follow either of these user's excellent tutorials:
SaFrOuT's NVidia set up (Without RivaTuner) here:
ncsa's NVidia Card setup with Riva Tuner and SLI
Now Install MBM5 version 5.370
You need to replace the default Data File with the posted Data files.
Do NOT use configuration wizard.
Just close program and reboot when asked to chose configuration wizard..
Download and install MBM5370.
Do NOT use the Configuration Wizard. Reboot after program installation.
Then download the file called "MBMDataFinal".
Then right click it the RAR file and extract it to your desktop.
Now you will see a folder called "MBMData".
Now right click that folder and rename it to "Data".
Now right click it again and click "copy".
Go to C:Program FilesMotherboard Monitor 5You should see a bunch of folders and some other crap.
This part always breaks me up.
Now right click and "paste".
When the prompt appears asking you to overwrite files tell it yes to overwrite.
Once that is done all the new settings will be there and when you load up MBM5 you will see everything come up.
ncsa's Primer on MBM5 Dashboard Functions (posts #572-#574)
ncsa did a great job here. easy stuff and pics
Info on Reading SMART enabled HDDs here:
How to use the Transparency Slider:
Logging Temperatures info here:
Additional MBM5 "graphic" logging program here:
very easy to use and the graphs are resizeable.
Re-Labeling Sensors here:
Adding Additional Sensors here:
Setting a delay for reading CPU Speed in MBM5
Now that MBM5 is setup You can Calibrate it for greater accuracy
Autochthon on Voltage Compensation and test points
Supershanks on MBM5 Voltage Calibration
More on Measuring with a Digital Meter
Alex Van Kaam has released the 1st Update to MBM5 since 2004!
Reason: "The reason for this update is very simple, after all those years I finally bought a new motherboard (P5W DH) and I wanted a running MBM in my system tray."
MBM 18.104.22.168 update 2 will update Motherboard Monitor 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199.
New in this Version:
Updated: - MBM 5 Core DLL : 188.8.131.52
Added: - Intel ICH7 Support
- Intel ICH8 Support
- Winbond W83627EHG Support
- Winbond W83627EHF Support
This should be applied after installation of MBM5 5.3.70.
Should work on ASUS P5W DH (Think the eVGA 680i uses the same Winbond Sensor)
DO NOT USE THIS WITH DFI MOBO's OR YOU WILL LOSE DRAM AND CHIPSET READOUT!
THIS UPDATE IS NOT INTENDED FOR DFI NF4 MOTHERBOARDS
Hope this stuff can help someone
How to read the four (4) Diagnostic LEDs
How to do a LONG CMOS clear
DFI- Tech Support CMOS Clear
NF4 Power Connections to mobo by Sharp
USB 2.0 Issues? How to fix
Guru3D SLI Users Guide by MikeMK
Broken or Damaged Processor Pins?
Proper Jumper configuration for Western Digital PATA Hard Drives?
If using a single WD PATA HDD, the Jumpers on the rear of drive should be removed or placed in a neutral postion. I just remove it and tape to HDD.
NTLDR is missing - What up wit dat?
Can't reach your CMOS Clear Jumper?
Try using a 3-pin Male to 3-pin Female Fan Extender and move the jumper to the Male end for easier access.
How to integrate XP x64 with Nvidia RAID Drivers by Fernando
How to Install Windows in 25 minutes by mursaat
Computer restarts instead of shutting down?
Testing your PSU Voltage Rails
How to Jumpstart your PSU
Recommended PSUs for DFI NF4 LanParty by David Hammock
Connectors, How do I connect my OCZ Power Supply
What the heck is this RAID stuff
How to flash your Video Card Bios by W1zzard
Adding a small LCD to your case
How to make a lighted base for your case
NF4 Step by Step Build Giude by Ed Jacobsenhttp://www.diy-stree...read.php?t=6615
THunDA's Definitive DFI A64 OverClocking Guide http://www.diy-stree...ead.php?t=20823
johnrr6's NF4 Memory Guide http://www.diy-stree...179&postcount=4
davidhammock200's Power Supply Guide http://www.diy-stree...ead.php?t=10854
Confused by HTT? LDT? FSB? A64??? READ THIS! http://www.diy-stree...read.php?t=3846
If you OverClock Get a Spare Bios Chip from Tmod http://www.diy-stree...read.php?t=9886
Official Case Pic Thread 56K WARNING http://www.diy-stree...hread.php?t=116
Anyone up for a post a pic of yourself thread? http://www.diy-stree...hread.php?t=425
The Please explain your Handle thread http://www.diy-stree...hread.php?t=342
PLEASE READ THE FORUM RULES BEFORE POSTING!
All credit to Alexander Van Kaam, W1zzard, Unwinder, _xhp_ and the authors of the other programs listed.
Special thanks to Flybye, ncsa, SaFrOuT, ExRoadie, THunDA - ][nSaNe - RGone -OldGuy for NF3 Verification, Shinobi & Playah for NF2, flexy, gentlegiant, Thorlite, johnrr6, WheresWaldo, drewski, timpanogos, taumautaumau, OceanSeasForMe, cwa4me, Protagonist, Prostock62, Digital Chris, RY 62, Autochton, tendulom1slip, dracos, cyclepath, RED STATE RAY, catkicker, billy1ear, Primaris, ElDuderino, and all the other members that have contributed their input, problems and solutions.
Good Luck and Have fun you frikken' Geeks!
UPDATED: Tmod's Bios Flashing and Utility CD is Posted below with a Tutorial
Some more Important Information
NEVER USE THE CONFIGURATION WIZARD IN MBM5. EXIT AND REBOOT AT THIS POINT
[color="Red"]NEVER, EVER, EVER UNPLUG OR REPLACE COMPONENTS WHEN THE STANDBY LIGHT OR VDIMM LIGHT ON THE BOARD ARE ON.
UNPLUG THE POWER CORD FROM THE PC WHEN MAKING CHANGES. WAIT FOR LEDS TO GO OUT. ALWAYS
Other Temperature Programs That May Interest You:
Everest Ultimate 3.50.761 (Beta)
The latest Central Brain Identifier (CBID)
Intel Thermal Analysis Tool (TAT)
Speedfan v4.31 by Alfredo Milani Comparetti
NextSensor by Vitaliy Jungle
SmartGuardian (from www.dfi.com.tw)
SmartGuardian for Vista x86 and x64 (from www.dfi.tw.com)
I can be reached via PM or at soundx98 AT hotmail DOT com via e mail or M S N.