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Old 7th November, 2004, 01:49 PM
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New Mobo choices?

Hi all,

It's been a while since I've posted here. Glad to see you all still here

I have had to jump ship for a spell, as I sold my 8RDA+... I am currently using an Abit board, but this is just a stop gap...

As I'm living in Ireland, and all things are insane money here, I have gotten my Dad in the USA to order me an Athlon FX55

Needless to say, I'm fecking excited!!!!

So I've been reading up and have come to the conclusion that I will purchase the 9NDA3+ to run this beast... from OvC UK.. They are the best company I've dealt with over here on this side of the big pond.

So do any of you have any opinions regading this mobo? Have the low voltage options been fixed in the latest BIOS? And the SATA lock is sorted now?

Any feedback you guys have would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 7th November, 2004, 02:30 PM
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Low voltage options persist and SATA lock is fully functional on all 4 ports according to Epox Tech...
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Old 7th November, 2004, 05:31 PM
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9NDA3+ and the excellent 939 processors make an excellent team - expect an easy 2.7 - 2.8GHz
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Old 7th November, 2004, 05:35 PM
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I dont mean to spoil the party, but the only time one can expect an easy "2.7-2.8GHz", is with a FX-53 or higher...

EDIT: Whoops-eez... He will be using a FX-53 or higher; FX-55 in fact. So, yeah, expect the 2.7-2.8GHz eeeasy, that Epox Tech said...
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Old 7th November, 2004, 05:37 PM
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My 3500 does 2.8!
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Old 7th November, 2004, 05:40 PM
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My 3500 does 2.8!
Yeah, so do others But many dont make it past 2.4-2.5GHz

Ok, let me guess, your chip is a week 33 or higher... ?
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Old 7th November, 2004, 05:47 PM
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Its a week 12 chip - the first ever
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Its a week 12 chip - the first ever
Well, that blows my theory out of the water!
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Old 7th November, 2004, 07:12 PM
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Bradmax is also doing some great clocks too - seems that the 939's are much better than the 754's in clocking
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Old 7th November, 2004, 07:43 PM
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Not my Winnie

But, I've seen some super dooper clocks from 90nm 3500+'s and version 0.6 130nm 3500+'s !!

version 0.6 = week 33 and above (no less than week 33 to be safe)
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Its a week 12 chip - the first ever
Is that the 130nm core?
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Yep - 130nm SOI
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Any ideas as to how it compares to the 90nm version?

I think I'm going to take the plunge and get a 9NDA3+ and a 3500, just not sure on which core to go for.
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So does anyone know if Epox are planning to increase the allowed voltage adjustments? I'd hate to buy the board now and then have Epox release a Revision upgrade...

Also, has anyone here had any experience with the Swiftech MCX-6400-V heatsink? I have had GREAT results with my MCX-462-U... So I would like to get some opinions on that
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Old 7th November, 2004, 08:16 PM
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CPU voltage is really not that great a drive for ramping clock speed on Athlon 64 - the ceilings on 8KDA3+, 9NDA3+ and 9NPA+ are fine unless you are going to phase change, in which case a mod would be a good idea.
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Thanks ET... I haven't had the chance to play with this kit yet, but I just want to be sure I don't get stung like I did with the 8RDA+ rev. 1.1...
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Epox Tech, any plans for more vdimm, more memory related BIOS options, more memory dividers?
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Bradmax is also doing some great clocks too - seems that the 939's are much better than the 754's in clocking
yep mine seems pretty stable at around 2.7ghz have yet to try any higher
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So does anyone know if Epox will increase the allowed Vdimm options in a future BIOS? My OCZ likes to run with 2.9v...

I know this will be a silly question, but I need to know... Does the 9NDA3+ have the metal plate on the back of the board for mounting heatsinks like the Swiftech MCX-6400-V? I wnat to use this heatsink, but Overclock UK don't have it in stock, and don't have an expected due date The heatsink is all that is holding me up

Thanks again for your input, gang... I really appreciate it

P.S. - Epox Tech... I don't normally like D&B, but that 041104 mix you posted is pretty catchy
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So does anyone know if Epox will increase the allowed Vdimm options in a future BIOS? My OCZ likes to run with 2.9v...

I know this will be a silly question, but I need to know... Does the 9NDA3+ have the metal plate on the back of the board for mounting heatsinks like the Swiftech MCX-6400-V? I wnat to use this heatsink, but Overclock UK don't have it in stock, and don't have an expected due date The heatsink is all that is holding me up

Thanks again for your input, gang... I really appreciate it

P.S. - Epox Tech... I don't normally like D&B, but that 041104 mix you posted is pretty catchy
do you mean something like this?
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