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Official DFI Lanparty UT NF3 S939 Ultra Tweaks Thread

 

ALWAYS REMEMBER TO USE THE "SEARCH THIS THREAD" FUNCTION!!!!

 

 

Here is a quick synopsis of sorts that includes all the major things that you should know about this board. This isn't a well layed out guide for people but rather any information that one might need to look at quickly and be on their way is added here. This is open to whatever changes sorta like open source... haha.

 

-NO FLAMES, ARGUING, MODs please delete as you see to keep this guide as trim as possible-

 

THANKS TO:

 

AbsoLoot

Angry_Games

DeNs

Hoot

MembetSince

OldGuy

RebelsHaven

RGone

Vladmir

Xen

Blinker0

 

 

LINKS

 

Important DFI Info! (critical) - updated 5/16/2005 Click Here

 

A64 Overclocking - Explains why "x.5" multipliers are bad Click Here

 

NF3/NF4 Memory guide -johnrr6* Click Here

 

Rebel AND Hoot's Voltage Readouts -OldGuy* Click Here

 

TEMP READINGS: MBM5 w/ Soundx98's data modification.

Mystery Behind the Memory Divider -Vladislav* Click Here

 

Confused by HTT? LDT? FSB? A64??? Click Here

 

Bios Checksum Error? Click Here

 

Info on Arctic Silencer's Click Here

 

Clearance on Vantec Iceberq chipset fan w/pics! Click Here

 

Why you shouldnt use Driver Cleaner with nforce drivers Click Here

 

NF4 Ultra/SLI Mobos: PowerSupplies List Click Here

 

Cold Boot? Sata Trouble? Try This ---> Click Here

 

 

Overclocking Options:

 

HTT Speed: 200-450mhz in 1mhz steps

HTT Multiplier: 1x-5x

CPU Multiplier: 4x-20x

AGP speed: 66-100 in 1mhz steps

 

Extra Notes:

 

- When using certain HTT speeds the CPU clock can go up to 15MHz over what is expected.

- In DRAM config, for 1:1 speeds with ram, set to AUTO.

- Mem Guide: Auto = 1:1 (ie. 300htt/300mem) | DDR133 = 3:2 (ie. 300htt/200mem) | DDR166 = 6:5 (ie. 300htt/250mem)

- AGP should be set to 67 or 68 Mhz for stable HTT over 230Mhz

- Slots 2&4 (yellow) fixes going over 290 at 1T command rate for some

 

 

 

Overvolting Options:

 

Vcore: 0.80-2.0* in 0.025v steps (Can someone please confirm this?)

Vdimm: 2.55-2.85* in 0.1v steps

Vagp: 1.5 to 1.85 in 0.05v steps

 

Notes:

 

- vAGP Undervolts about 0.05v by default.

- Board undervolts when not using the +0.Xv voltage adjustments - board overvolts if you do.

- vDimm overvolts by 0.1v up to about 3.1v

- LDT voltage needs to be 1.75 to go over 290~300HTT

 

 

 

Peripherals and Other Devices:

 

IDE: 2 ATA 133 slots

IDE raid: 0,1,0+1,JBOD

SATA: 4 SATA 150 slots (2 are unlocked)

SATA raid: 0,1,0+1,JBOD

SATA & PATA Drives in RAID: yes

Firewire: 3 IEEE 1394A ports (One on I/O Shield, two on board headers)

LAN: nForce3 Gigabit Ethernet (Integrated)

Sound: Realtec ALC850 6 channel (?)

 

Notes:

 

- SATA Ports 1&2 are not locked, so avoid the use of these ports when Overclocking.

 

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Pros:

 

- Can handle high HTT speeds

- Has the ability to mount large heatsinks (i.e. XP120 has no issues with clearance - heatpipes must be pointing down)

 

Cons:

 

- Stock BIOS has problems with running 2T over 260MHz with 2x 512MB Modules

- 705 BIOS has problems for some with saving settings.

- SATA Ports 1&2 are NOT locked - use 3&4 when OCing.

 

 

 

Other Misc Tips:

 

- Avoid earlier BIOSes as they don't offer any advantage over the stock BIOS(v6.00), and can be quite problematic

- OCZ Booster works on this board. So far has been tested up to 3.6v

- No known voltmods known as of yet, apart from removing voltage accuracy resistor, which is more likely to be replaced than removed.

- You CAN use VX4000 and a Booster in conjunction on this board!

- XP90 & XP120 heatsinks willl FIT! But should be mounted with pipes down, regardless of ATX/BTX

 

- Thermalright screws are needed for mounting retention bracket for XP-90/120, stock ones are too long.

- RAS to CAS Delay of 4 clocks best with TCCD

- No one Has a Rev2 -Angry_Games*

- Thermalright screws are needed for mounting retention bracket for XP-90/120, stock ones are too long.

- If you cannot select a higher multiplier, your processor is probably locked. AMD64 3000+ are locked @ 9x max. 3200+ are locked @ 10x max, etc...

 

 

- LDT voltage needs to be 1.75 to go over 290~300HTT

- AGP should be set to 67 or 68 Mhz for stable HTT over 230Mhz

- CAS to RAS Delay of 4 clocks best with TCCD

- AMD says 70 degrees is max on 9nm rev E cpu's. Set your max temp shutdown in your bio to 60

- AMD has finally said San Diegos are 1.35v to 1.40v variable.

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It's undervolting, and the BIOS has no effect on the readings. Everyones board is going to be slightly different as there are tolerences involved..... But all will undervolt...

 

DFI nF3 Ultra-D

602 Bios

Venice 3200

 

Vcore:

Default = 1.34V

 

CPU VID 1.50 = 1.44V

CPU VID 1.55 = 1.50V

 

Default +.1 = 1.38V

Default +.2 = 1.46V

Default +.3 = 1.51V

Default +.4 = 1.63V

Default +.5 = 1.67V

Default +.6 = 1.76V

Default +.7 - No Thanks!

 

1.55V +Default = 1.50

1.55V +.1 = 1.54V

1.55V +.2 = 1.64V

1.55V +.3 = 1.69V

1.55V +.4 = 1.83V

1.55V +.5 - No Thanks!

1.55V +.6 - No Thanks!

1.55V +.7 - No Thanks!

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Good job Xen........

 

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I just sent Xen a whole lot of info that I collated ever since I started using the board and since the other thread started. I didn't realise you'd already started this one.

 

Check your PMs xen ;)

 

---dens

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In case a mod wants to add the stuff themselves. I've integrated the tips from his into my version. The only thing not in here is the quotes, as I can't grab them without redoing them when quoting it. The quotes should be left out and just put in the thread as tips, as they're freaking messy and hard to sort through when you're looking for tips.

 

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Official DFI Lanparty UT NF3 Ultra-D Tweaks Thread

 

Overclocking Options:

 

HTT Speed: 200-450mhz in 1mhz steps

HTT Multiplier: 1x-5x

CPU Multiplier: 4x-20x

AGP speed: 66-100 in 1mhz steps

 

Notes:

 

- When using certain HTT speeds the CPU clock can go up to 15MHz over what is expected.

- In DRAM config, for 1:1 speeds with ram, set to AUTO.

- Mem Guide: Auto = 1:1 (ie. 300htt/300mem) | DDR133 = 3:2 (ie. 300htt/200mem) | DDR166 = 6:5 (ie. 300htt/250mem)

- AGP should be set to 67 or 68 Mhz for stable HTT over 230Mhz

- Slots 2&4 (yellow) fixes going over 290 at 1T command rate for some

 

--------------------------------------

 

Overvolting Options:

 

Vcore: 0.80-2.0* in 0.025v steps (Can someone please confirm this?)

Vdimm: 2.55-2.85* in 0.1v steps

Vagp: 1.5 to 1.85 in 0.05v steps

 

Notes:

 

- vAGP Undervolts about 0.05v by default.

- Board undervolts when not using the +0.Xv voltage adjustments - board overvolts if you do.

- vDimm overvolts by 0.1v up to about 3.1v

- LDT voltage needs to be 1.75 to go over 290~300HTT

 

VCORE READING TABLE - BIG thanks to Hoot for these measurements!!

 

Readings taken with a Digital Multimeter. BIOS-set voltages on left, actual vCore readings on right.

 

1.400 = 1.317

1.425 = 1.355

1.450 = 1.382

1.475 = 1.410

1.500 = 1.437

1.525 = 1.464

1.550 = 1.494

1.550+.10 = 1.538

1.550+.20 = 1.635

1.550+.30 = 1.681

1.550+.40 = 1.819

 

VCORE READING TABLE - BIG thanks to RebelsHaven for these measurements!!

 

2.5V = 2.58V

2.6V = 2.69V

2.7V = 2.80V

2.8V = 2.91V

2.9V = 3.00V

3.0V = 3.10V

3.1V = 3.16V

3.2V = 3.17V

 

* We will be adding the differences with the vCore resistor on and off later.

 

--------------------------------------

 

Peripherals and Other Devices:

 

IDE: 2 ATA 133 slots

IDE raid: 0,1,0+1,JBOD

SATA: 4 SATA 150 slots (2 are unlocked)

SATA raid: 0,1,0+1,JBOD

SATA & PATA Drives in RAID: yes

Firewire: 3 IEEE 1394A ports (One on I/O Shield, two on board headers)

LAN: nForce3 Gigabit Ethernet (Integrated)

Sound: Realtec ALC850 6 channel (?)

 

Notes:

 

- SATA Ports 1&2 are not locked, so avoid the use of these ports when Overclocking.

 

--------------------------------------

 

Pros:

 

- Can handle high HTT speeds

- Has the ability to mount large heatsinks (i.e. XP120 has no issues with clearance - heatpipes must be pointing down)

 

Cons:

 

- Stock BIOS has problems with running 2T over 260MHz with 2x 512MB Modules

- 705 BIOS has problems for some with saving settings.

- SATA Ports 1&2 are NOT locked - use 3&4 when OCing.

 

Other Misc Tips:

 

- Avoid earlier BIOSes as they don't offer any advantage over the stock BIOS, and can be quite problematic

- OCZ Booster works on this board. So far has been tested up to 3.6v

- No known voltmods known as of yet, apart from removing voltage accuracy resistor, which is more likely to be replaced than removed.

- No one Has a Rev2 (Angry_Games)

- You CAN use VX4000 and a Booster in conjunction on this board!

- XP-90/120 should be mouned with pipes down, regardless of ATX/BTX

- Thermalright screws are needed for mounting retention bracket for XP-90/120, stock ones are too long.

- RAS to CAS Delay of 4 clocks best with TCCD

 

***TCCD TIPS COMING***

 

--------------------------------------

 

LINKAGE

 

Important DFI Info! (critical) - updated 5/16/2005 Click Here

NF3/NF4 Memory guide -johnrr6* Click Here

Rebel vs Hoot's Voltage Link -OldGuy* Click Here

TEMP READINGS: MBM5 w/ Soundx98's data modification.

Mystery Behind the Memory Timing -Vladislav* Click Here

Confused by HTT? LDT? FSB? A64??? Click Here

Bios Checksum Error? Click Here

 

---------------------------------

 

THANKS TO:

 

AbsoLoot

Angry_Games

DeNs

Hoot

OldGuy

RebelsHaven

RGone

Xen

 

-------------------

 

Any help in correcting my errors in there (i'm sure there are some) would be most appreciated.

 

Regards,

 

---dens

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Guest Lucky

I dont recall seeing anything mentioned about the cold boot prob. ;)

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lucky, put together some data about the problem and ways of fixing it if u can... I knew i left it out but i didnt get a chance to gather all the info about it.

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lucky, put together some data about the problem and ways of fixing it if u can... I knew i left it out but i didnt get a chance to gather all the info about it.

 

It seems 705 was the fix for most. My computer has not failed to fire up everytime since 705...

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Couple other tips, and I'll get some BIOS screenshots of DRAM config later.

 

 

LDT voltage needs to be 1.75 to go over 290~300HTT

 

AGP should be set to 67 or 68 Mhz for stable HTT over 230Mhz

 

Slots 2&4 (yellow) fixed my problem with goting over 290 at 1T command rate

 

CAS to RAS Delay of 4 clocks best with TCCD

 

XP-90/120 should be mouned with pipes down, regardless of ATX/BTX

 

Thermalright screws are needed for mounting retention bracket for XP-90/120, stock ones are too long.

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i never had a problem with cold boots and i know a lot others dont either. I dont want to list it as something solid cause as far as i know it hasn't been confirmed.

 

And please Den, edit your post , as most of that info is in the first post. I took some of it but keep what is different and get rid of the rest.....

 

 

Absoloot, i added your comments....

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Mate, no it isn't...

 

No offence, but the layout you've got is really hard to read, especially with the quotes. IF you just click quote on the post of my verion and copy it into your first post, it'll make things a crapload easier to go through than the current setup. ALL the data that you've got in yours is in mine, plus everything else that i've added. The only thing you need to do is quote my post, copy from the title down into yours, and go from there.

 

To be honest, I would much rather have created this thread, as I've updated this list more than daily, and I kept track of the board from before the last thread was even started - back when the thread in "Ask DFI" was active, before it was locked.

 

Actually now that I looked at your post, the only thing I can see that you took from mine was the Heading. That's it. So much for the hard work I put into it :rolleyes:

 

I've updated my post again with more data.

 

My nick is DeNs, not Den.

 

Regards,

 

---dens

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