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XC... I downloaded and updated my bios and my temps float between 45 and 60c

is this normal??? of coarse it's not broken in yet but Geezz...... Im used to 28 and 42c with P4's :rolleyes:

maybe Im not doing something right :huh:

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On the DFI and MSI and Abit boards, those temps are normal. It has to do with how they monitor the temps, they are all simular. This Asus board has mine sitting at 30C with no load and 38C under load. Just different ways they read it Raymo.

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I got my nForce3 board yesterday afternoon late.

 

I probably won't have time until Monday to install it.

I DO have something to say about the Epox packaging.

They could have probably dropped the price of the board $10 to $15 if they just put the

mobo in a standard box.

 

Jeez it's well put together, lol. The manual comes in a pull lock type of bag thats real thick guage plastic, well done kit.

 

I'm looking forward to putting it together.

Side note my windowed door finally came in and now all I have to do is rewire the whole system to make it look good after the new mobo install. Oh boy fun LOL

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Looking through the list of goodies with the board.

 

Epox has several interesting features with this board.

 

1. Like Abit hitting the insert key during boot will soft reset the BIOS allowing boot after a bad overclock.

2. By hitting the "Esc" key you can pick which drive to boot from. <<< Cool

3. LED display for trouble shooting with a full set of explanations for codes.

4. Epox supplied 8 heat sinks to place on the moffets.

5. Active cooling for the northbridge

6. True NVIDIA Gigabit LAN

7. 8 channel audio

8. No PCI slot next to AGP. Has a nice space there.

9. a VERY nice laminated paper fold out of the motherboard with clear markings of all the boards components. This is a large fold out with the picture being about half the size of the motherboard itself.

Epox throws in a two sided pocket screw driver set with 4 heads. <<<<Odd

 

The capacitors all seem to be very well made, the board is a three phase unit.

The board doesn't seem flimsy at all, well made.

I wish I had the time to install it :(

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Looking through the list of goodies with the board.

 

Epox has several interesting features with this board.

 

1. Like Abit hitting the insert key during boot will soft reset the BIOS allowing boot after a bad overclock.

2. By hitting the "Esc" key you can pick which drive to boot from. <<< Cool

3. LED display for trouble shooting with a full set of explanations for codes.

4. Epox supplied 8 heat sinks to place on the moffets.

5. Active cooling for the northbridge

6. True NVIDIA Gigabit LAN

7. 8 channel audio

8. No PCI slot next to AGP. Has a nice space there.

9. a VERY nice laminated paper fold out of the motherboard with clear markings of all the boards components. This is a large fold out with the picture being about half the size of the motherboard itself.

Epox throws in a two sided pocket screw driver set with 4 heads. <<<<Odd

 

The capacitors all seem to be very well made, the board is a three phase unit.

The board doesn't seem flimsy at all, well made.

I wish I had the time to install it :(

And that's Epox quality, I've always loved working with their products. It's not unusual for Epox to release a board with limited voltage options in the BIOS and then release a BIOS later that gives you a mad set of voltages to play with. You'll love that board Ed.. it's been Snake tested. :)
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Well, you may soon talk me into switching boards, hurry up and install it, I want to see how it overclocks! :mrgreen:

 

Oh, by the way, Hi Snake! Good to see ya!

 

 

X_C

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Been busy lately Snake, all with stuff that doesn't make me more money, had some employee problems, looking at moving an office...ect

 

As far as PC stuff, I've hardley had any time to see what this new system will do :rolleyes: Before long, It will be time to replace it again. :lol:

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Hey good luck with the move and I hope the employee problem has be resolved ... or we can "solve it by other means :shifty: .

 

As for being busy.. just tell me about it, I haven't even had time for a haircut or shave, now I kinda look like wolverine. :help:

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As for being busy.. just tell me about it, I haven't even had time for a haircut or shave, now I kinda look like wolverine. :help:

LMAO....bet the girlfriend wants it cut :P
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Sounds like a sweet board Ed!!! ;)

 

good to hear from ya Snake :beer: :beer:

 

XC... I dont wanna hear about moving for a long time, I hope yours is easier :P:lol:

 

Update... Ran this thing all night and my temps dropped to 42c at idle...

maybe I'll find some time to crank it up soon...

Recommenations on the first Bump??? (be easy) :shifty:

I dont have a clue, being a P4 man all this time of coarse :rolleyes:

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Got it working now...

 

 

XC... Im not having the drop off like the rest...

do you use the OC programs to modify bios from windows installed? Because I dont... I dont know if it means anything, but maybe thats the cause of the I/O drop off... :shifty:

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Ray have you been running OCed. I was keeping my system at 260x10 for everyday use, I think that may be part of the problem. :mrsgreen:

Nope... just running stock 12x200 :rolleyes:

 

Time for a bios change :shifty:

and a new test... lemme know what happens :)

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Got it working now...

 

 

XC... Im not having the drop off like the rest...

do you use the OC programs to modify bios from windows installed? Because I dont... I dont know if it means anything, but maybe thats the cause of the I/O drop off... :shifty:

Hate to say it Raymo but you will experience the drop soon enough :(
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I have found that after a while, the NF3 chip turns the SMART function on the HDDs, this will greatly reduce Write Speeds, the DFI seems to take longer for this to happen but as ronnie has found out, it will happen :(:angry:

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ATTO and Sandra, Sandra even has a message saying it is enabled at bottom of test, I then go into the BIOS and make the MOBO see the drives and manually disable SMART and reboot, then test and my score goes back up but only for about 3-4 minutes :rolleyes:

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