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Old 08-23-2005, 12:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've read some reviews on newegg and people have said that the DFI Lanparty Ultra-D nF4 UT board is not for first time builders. that's the board i wanted to get for my first build. is this a bad choice? if it is than i need a board with PCI-E, socet 939, SATA ports, ect. THANKS!
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It's the best board. Their is nothing hard to configure with it, unless you are overclocking.
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oh ok cause they said that you had to flash the bios?? but i'll take your word on it chris i don't plan on OCing just yet. probably on my next build but i like the looks of this board and all of the features.
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Flashing the BIOS is easy if you ever need to do it. All you have to do is extract it onto a bootable floppy, put the floppy as first boot, follow what the instructions that are on the site (need to type something in.) wait a while, and it will restart. Clear CMOS, and boot up. (When I needed to flash the BIOS, the PC did everything for me after the first step.)

It isn't a rediculously hard board to overclock on either. It just gives you loads of options to tweak your PC, to get the best overclock.
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That board is so ownage *drools*
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why would you need to flash the BIOs anyway and what does it do? when will you need to do this? haha on this build i'll have my A+ book right next to me
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Flashing BIOS is really simple... just be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions exactly.

And pray that the power doesn't flicker...
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lol thanks for the tip
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Old 08-24-2005, 03:02 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Heyyo,

Usually you don't need to flash the bios, especially for new boards. You only really do that if you're having big problems with your mobo, and a firmware update will fix it. So yeah, unless your mobo starts to do all kinds of messed up junk no need to flash.
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He might need to flash incase he wants to get a dual core CPU :-\ Some boards still more than likely dont have an updated BIOS....
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