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    Lanparty nF4-SLi or Asus nF4-SLi Premium?

    (I'm new here, so -- Hi All!)

    I was looking around the internet, and I've decided that my next upgrade would be a PCI-E mobo, I'm considering one of these two mobo's.

    DFI Lanparty nF4-SLi

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    Asus nF4-SLi Premium.


    were ALL the memory issues with the Asus Deluxe version corrected?
    I'm already running 2G's of DDR on my MSI nF3-Ultra, I'm gonna be running the same on my new platform.

    Also, how many of the DFI nf4-D's out there can be modded?
    how good a chance do I stand of mine being moddable?

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    Before jumping for the DFI board, check out:

    http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/

    It's very much a tweakers board, so have a browse around and check out the problems people have had with it, and the solutions that have been offered.

    I think that if you intend to overclock, then forget ASUS and go DFI. If you don't intend to overclock, then buy Asus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajones
    I think that if you intend to overclock, then forget ASUS and go DFI. If you don't intend to overclock, then buy Asus.
    Thats my vote too.

    I have the DFI - think its great, and love the 4 banks of BIOS settings That forum is superb for help too.

    The DFI has a 24pin PSU requirement (not adapter) which I don't believe any other nf4 board has, otherwise you can damage other components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajones
    Before jumping for the DFI board, check out:

    http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/

    It's very much a tweakers board, so have a browse around and check out the problems people have had with it, and the solutions that have been offered.

    I think that if you intend to overclock, then forget ASUS and go DFI. If you don't intend to overclock, then buy Asus.
    Theres nothing wrong with the Asus mbo when oc'ing. The only difference is you probably wont be able to clock it as much. I've got mine running at 2.6 and its air cooled by the stock fan. Once i get a XP-120 i'll clock it to 2.8 at least.

    The Asus is a superb mobo and too is the DFI, but ive heard the DFi can be a right pain in the back side sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nox
    Thats my vote too.

    I have the DFI - think its great, and love the 4 banks of BIOS settings That forum is superb for help too.

    The DFI has a 24pin PSU requirement (not adapter) which I don't believe any other nf4 board has, otherwise you can damage other components.

    Nox
    Asus prem has this too

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    The ASUS boards are very nice (A8N-SLI in my sig has taken a lot of abuse) but I'm hitting a ceiling when trying to hit overclocks beyond a 720MHz increase on my a64 3000+ winchester. As the others have rightly said, the DFI board is the board to choose if you're serious about overclocking. Otherwise, go for the A8N-SLI premium.
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    dfi is meant for overclocking
    4v for the memory

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadMeat
    4v for the memory
    No longer supported by DFI whilst they try & sort out some probs

    StormPC (well respected overclocker/system builder) reckons that the ASUS is the best board for overclocking X2 CPUs

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    Asus A8N-SLi Premium is one of the nicest boards I've used in my home setup. As a rule I don't overclock but for about 2 weeks I run everything 24/7 at around 10% overclocked to burn it in. So far it's been up for around ten days without anything crashing, and I'm using a 3500 Venice core with 2GB of Corsair 3200 xpert memory. I've also mixed Crucial and OCZ sticks and it runs just as nice. I've had no setup problems and it all works right out of the box. I had some unexpected lag on games with my original card - a Radeon X800XL but since I moved to SLi I've had a really smooth system. I'm also using a Tagan EasyCon 580w PSU though I've tried this setup with an OCZ Modstream (which is pretty much the same thing).

    Just be aware that you'll need a 24pin ATX header, the additional 4 pin header for the top AND a 4-pin molex connection for powering the SLi subsystem which means you're going to have a lot of cables all over the place! I'll be getting an X2 cpu soon enough and I'll let you know how it runs.

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