I have found conflicting info on the web. For he is good. I would have liked it if Chaintech included a few USB brackets. I am not really a pro on this type of thing so don’t take my word here. Chaintech also toss in a copy of Norton Anti-Virus 90 day subscription and a few other software utilities, which is a nice. Socket notches were notorious for being weak and breaking, when that happened, users were often forced to buy a new motherboard as well as a new processor. According to HERE bios version 4.

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The Chaintech VNF4 Ultra : nForce 4 Ultra on a budget – Legit ReviewsIntroduction

It seems like AMD took our words to heart and the new system is definitely better! A dedicated secure networking engine enhances networking security while reducing CPU overhead.

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The bios number will be posted on the screen. This helps to ensure the processor is out of the hot region in your standard mid-tower case and more inline with the rear exhaust fan. The last thing I want is one or TWO more tiny fans just on the mobo to worry about failing You must log in or sign up to reply here. Graphics Tests Page 7: If not, it might be handy to ulfra a single-core to flash the BIOS in case chzintech doesn’t want to power up with the dual-core one.


Yes, my password is: The only real compromise that Chaintech made with the smaller board was placing the pin ATX and the 4-pin 12V between the CPU and rear panel connectors.

nForce4 Ultra Roundup: Charting the Mainstream

TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. Join the community hereit only chauntech a minute. The nF4 floppy connector is at the lower right of the board – not the best location, but much better than at the bottom of the board.

When we first received the Chaintech for evaluation, it was supplied with a passive heatsink for the single-chip nForce4 Ultra chipset. This allows Chaintech to place almost all the storage connectors on the right edge of the board where they usually work ultrq.

Chaintech VNF4-Ultra: Features and Layout – nForce4 Ultra Roundup: Charting the Mainstream

Finally thermal management within the processor has gotten much better. If there is no sticker, then I am afraid the only way to tell will be to pop in your dual core CPU, and if you boot up, you know you have v5.

Make sure to have a motherboard from the latest production batch. We have been following the developments of the nVidia nForce chipset ever since our first nForce2 review back in Maybe someone else will come along and have some better news. Chaintech is one of the few manufacturers to produce an entry level motherboard for the socket AMD Athlon64 processor, and from what we’ve seen, its Zenith VNF4 Ultra has been scooping up a lot of sales.


Chaintech builds to a price point, and if this is the concession that had to be made for performance, we will find a way to live with it. And that sticker apparently has the BIOS info.

About Us Employment Privacy Policy. The trouble is, most manufacturers seem to be fixated with high end solutions that have everything plus the kitchen sink built-in or included in the package. Since most of the processor and memory performance has already been exploited the only thing left to improve is the included features, enter the nForce4, feature rich and hot as hell.

Don’t confuse Value with cheap, the board comes with a fair amount of onboard features but lacks many of the extra stuff we have come to expect.

Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. Then vnf4ultra came along and said “let there be clarity” And it became so. Chaintech has also implemented a really nice boot screen option. Chaintech sent an announcement that they had updated the design for active chipset cooling due to chaintch temperatures with the nF34 chipset. TechSpot Account Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds.

Technical reasons aside the new location helps with cooling since much of the intake air passes by here. I knew I read it somewhere, but couldn’t recall where.

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