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Old 12-18-2005, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default DFI complexity

I have heard that the DFI lan party boards are hard to set up and are very complicated. I was just wondering if you guys had any info or opinions on the DFI board.


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Old 12-18-2005, 06:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well theres nothing complicated about the dfi boards,i myself think that dfi is good. they are also recommended for overclockers
and the boards them self are very stable.

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Old 12-18-2005, 06:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No different than setting up any other board really...install your basic drivers and then you may need to tweak things to get them to work well but that's what you'd expect with any board

The end user configurations and seemingly limitless BIOS settings may seem complicated but they really aren't and DFI has gone out of their way to make it quite user friendly...it's by far the easiest board I've ever overclocked with period...more options = more flexibility which is always easier to troubleshoot and configure IMO

Besides that dfi-street.com has rgone and angrygames who work for DFI and test and report/fix any bugs with the board...they've already covered about every FAQ known to man there and anything else you simply have to ask about and you'll get an answer
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Old 12-18-2005, 06:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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oh yeah if you do get a DFI mobo dont download the IDE drivers or the nvidia firewall and like the SMBUs drivers, they screwed me over and i had to reformat my hdd and lost all my data

but yeah i went from an MSI mobo to a DFI i saw a big difference, lots of options which are great, but i usually dont touch those, i just keep them at default and use the ones im familiar with
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Old 12-18-2005, 06:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thats true....I'm trying myself to decide on a motherboard for a 3800 X2 right now....
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Old 12-18-2005, 06:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm using the nvidia smbus and ide drivers without any problems. with the 6.70 forceware.

so, umm, err yeah
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