About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile. When a motherboard does impact performance, that’s usually the core logic chipset talking. For the new system we assembled a number of new parts and a few remnants from our former test system. Sadly, the nForce4’s basic AC’97 audio implementation lacks hardware acceleration and support for higher sampling rates and resolutions. Voltage, fan status, and temperature monitoring.

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This board offers solid performance, a competitive price, and is just about as fun as a motherboard can be. After installing the Aln cooler it was time to fire up the system. The x16 slots are joined by single x1 and x4 slots, giving the board plenty of PCI Express options.

Eventually it was recommended to us to try the motherboard with just one stick of memory in slot 2. Motherboards Previous page Next page. ultra-f

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We were looking at our old test system and noticed that about one year ago, it cost roughly the same as our current system and each part was pretty close to one another in the overall performance spectrum, so long as you compensated for the time difference. This will be a big help if you are setting up a SATA RAID array because it will cut down on clutter and keep the cables out of the way, which is good because many SATA connectors are rather flimsy and can easily break off your hard drive if mistreated.

Within each of these are the options and choices that you have to make to configure the system. This is a socket motherboard, built to be used with a AMD Athlon64 processor.


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LG HU85L projector needs but two inches to cast a 90″ picture. Booting to the Windows desktop wasn’t an issue, but using the mouse caused the OS to become unresponsive. This CPU platform has taken the enthusiast scene by storm and is poised to stay on top for some time.

That’s quite a mouthful, but the product names are easy to decipher. The 4-pin and pin power connectors are at the top right of the motherboard, where they should be. This overclock could have been pushed much further but for everyday use with the stock cooler this was fine for us. Socket Computer Motherboards. Considering its price this board is a sure winner. It is possible to change the hard disk boot up priority from within the bios which means you can have more than one operating sysytem, depending on the number of hard drives you have.

PCmark04 is an multi-application benchmark which tests system speed with tests like audio conversions and the like. There are lots of settings to choose from, some of which are really important and others which most users will never consider using.

These have proven not to be very good indicators of df life performance, but are useful when tested relative to one another. After trying different memory in slots 2 and 4 and trying a new video card we were no better off than when we started and resorted to the internet for some forum help.

This may not seem like a big deal but a lot of relatively simple operations require jumper switches.


DFI’s LANParty UT NF4 Ultra-D motherboard

This board is so good I have overclocked my X from 2. These boards have been known to overclock very well, are readily available, and are reasonably priced. If you are looking for a fun and capable overclocker, this is the board for you. This position allows them to be close enough to the power supply that the extra length of the wiring can be hidden away, usually in a spare drive bay, not falling all over your ulttra-d card or blocking airflow.

This motherboard takes advantage not only of this great new processor but of PCIe graphics, which has all but replaced AGP.

This time the system worked perfectly with both sticks of memory, in slots 2 and 4. That chipset also happens to be responsible for most of lann board’s features. They say it’s the little things that kill you, but in this case, the little things can save a motherboard from being bogged down in a quagmire of cookie-cutter mediocrity.

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It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. Customize The Tech Report The first time the power switch was pressed the computer would not boot into BIOS! Since the issues only occurred after installing ATI’s drivers, I suspect the problem is a driver conflict.