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Old 05-04-2005, 12:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well dual channel is pretty important

I say sell your old combo, but a DFI Lanparty in 939 and get a venice.

You can justify the switch from your older clawhammer or newcastle, and a 3000+ venice usually hits 2.8+ GHZ on air cooling
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Old 05-04-2005, 05:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Well AMD just announced that they will be discontinuing all manufacturing and support for socket 754 so you should sell it while you can still get a decent price.
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Old 05-06-2005, 01:11 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Well according to Nvidia one has an extra 16 PCI-E lanes, to run 2x PCI-E graphics cards in SLI

In reality, the difference is one connection which you can connect by yourself

Thx for the reply DJ-Chris.

However, you did not mention which of the two mobos has an extra 16 PCI-E slot. The LanParty UT nF4 SLI-D?

Also, can you elaborate what you meant by "the difference is one connection which you can connect by yourself" cos it's not very clear to me.

Thx in advance.
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Old 05-06-2005, 01:20 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The Ultra-D and SLI board are almost the same Sevenor. The only thing that really seperates them is one resistor on the chipset which you can easily turn an Ultra-D into a SLI board by closing (connecting) the two spots of the resistor as seen here:

http://www.logan.eclipse.co.uk/abit_nf7_(s)_v2_0.htm

The SLI board uses 8x/8x

whereas Ultra-D uses 16x/2x

This of course is referring to bandwidth per slot.

That article I linked basically explains what each does a little more indepth as well as the benefits of the mod and such
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Thx Nubius for the excellent link to the infomative article.

BTW, what does "RMA" the mobo mean?

Thx again
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