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    Asus A8N-SLi Premium or DFI SLI-DR

    Which one should i get? I will be gaming and clocking. Need something stable as well.

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    Asus A8N-SLi Premium is a great choose if you don't care to change all other ram setting after go in to windows
    and one more thing, it is easier than DFi to do DDR600 2.5-3-3-X.
    i think this bored is really really good, better than DFi NF4 all.

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    ok cheers for that mate, think i might go for the Asus then. Do you think i'll be able to get 2.7 / 2.8 outta a san diego 3700 with this mobo? running x-120 heatsink?
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    what do others think about this? Would like to hear from owners of both mobos to see what they say?

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    cheers, but seen it already.. :-)

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    Well I managed to get 9x300 out of my 3700SD on the DFI before I had to RMA earlier this week because of a faulty karajan audio module. I put together an Asus Premium last night using the 3700sd & my patriot ram & intend clocking it up this weekend.
    So if you can wait a couple of days I'll report my findings back

    TBH, I thought straight away that the Asus was much easier to setup even at stock compared to the DFI - will just have to wait & see how well it clocks

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    To me personally, stability is the most important. Asus every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alistair
    Well I managed to get 9x300 out of my 3700SD on the DFI before I had to RMA earlier this week because of a faulty karajan audio module. I put together an Asus Premium last night using the 3700sd & my patriot ram & intend clocking it up this weekend.
    So if you can wait a couple of days I'll report my findings back

    TBH, I thought straight away that the Asus was much easier to setup even at stock compared to the DFI - will just have to wait & see how well it clocks
    That would be great, thanks for your input!

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    Well the Asus is currently running Prime95 stable at 310 x 9 (2790Mhz) my HTT is set to 3 & memory is 8-4-4-2.5. but at 2T. It won't do 1T above 250 without memtest errors. The DFI would do 1T @ 300.

    I definately prefer this board to the DFI I RMAed. Like I said easy to setup & very stable too. The DFI has more memory settings to tweak/confuse

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    if you're going for SLI, the DFI will still let you use the 4x pcie slot in addition, the asus won't. On the downside, one of the 16xpcie slots on the DFI overhangs the motherboard fan, limiting your choices if you wanted to replace it with something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alistair
    Well the Asus is currently running Prime95 stable at 310 x 9 (2790Mhz) my HTT is set to 3 & memory is 8-4-4-2.5. but at 2T. It won't do 1T above 250 without memtest errors. The DFI would do 1T @ 300.

    I definately prefer this board to the DFI I RMAed. Like I said easy to setup & very stable too. The DFI has more memory settings to tweak/confuse
    Ok great, thats for getting back to me. Would be good to hear from you late today to see how your getting on with it?

    Looks like the Asus is going to be the winner in my case!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrensen
    Looks like the Asus is going to be the winner in my case!!
    Quite literally too

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    seems to be 308 x 9 is the max I get prime stable (@ 310 it failed after a few hours). Another thing I like is that Asus are always releasing BIOS updates where as DFI don't seem to very often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alistair
    seems to be 308 x 9 is the max I get prime stable (@ 310 it failed after a few hours). Another thing I like is that Asus are always releasing BIOS updates where as DFI don't seem to very often.
    what cooling are you running?

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