Where to find a DFI Lanparty NFII Ultra B in 2017

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  1. iwhocorrupts

    iwhocorrupts n00bie

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    Have recently been itching to build the Socket A setup I couldn't afford 13 years ago... now where in the world does one find an NFII Ultra B? Any leads are appreciated :)
     
  2. EVIL-SCOTSMAN

    EVIL-SCOTSMAN 2[H]4U

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  3. Erasmus354

    Erasmus354 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I think i have an ultra d around somewhere....
     
  4. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj Why oh why didn't I take the BLUE pill?

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    Ultra D is the 939 Socket board...he's looking for the older Ultra B. Good luck with the hunt though. I had one back in the day that I bought used from the forums here.
     
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  6. nob0dey

    nob0dey Limp Gawd

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    I have one laying around for you to buy. PM me. Also have memory and a XP 2600+ if you want.
     
  7. cyclone3d

    cyclone3d [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Is there a good reason you are wanting that specific board?
     
  8. iwhocorrupts

    iwhocorrupts n00bie

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    A good reason? No.. Lol. I'm doing a retro socket A build and am just trying to source enthusiast hardware from the era.
     
  9. iwhocorrupts

    iwhocorrupts n00bie

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    Yessss. PM'd!
     
  10. cyclone3d

    cyclone3d [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I understand the wanting enthusiast hardware from that era, was just wondering why you were wanting that specific model.

    There are a ton of good 462 boards on eBay, and you are wanting one of the ones that is really hard to find.

    Edit: and be very glad that somebody here actually had what you were looking for.
     
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  11. iwhocorrupts

    iwhocorrupts n00bie

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    We always want what we can't have, right?

    Lots of 462 boards on eBay, yes definitely. I actually already have an A7N8X Deluxe and NF7-S V2 sitting around, but the color scheme of the Ultra B will go well with the color scheme of the build. OC profiles and 4 SATA ports are an added bonus.

    That said, I'm more excited than any person should be about a member actually having one of these. :)
     
  12. EVIL-SCOTSMAN

    EVIL-SCOTSMAN 2[H]4U

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    I will pay double what the OP will pay you for it.

    :)
     
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  13. iwhocorrupts

    iwhocorrupts n00bie

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    Evil. :cry:
     
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  14. Darren Armstrong

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    Hiya i have 5 or these boards 4 r ultra b's and the other is a just an ultra, 2 of them r complete in there boxes, all though a bit discoloured/tatty now, but still complete, only got them for using myself or selling on in years 2 come.
     
  15. Darren Armstrong

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    Looking to do a volt mod, on 1 of the boards, so i can run my various sets of BH-5's to there full potential, or maybe i will just stick with my TCCD's, also i have brand new mobile AIUHB's
     
  16. Wshmaster0

    Wshmaster0 2[H]4U

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    The golden age of DFI... or should I say shitty green age?

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  17. Darren Armstrong

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    Hiya
    Im in Blackpool, England, and it looks like your very similar to me, as regards dfi's,

    3 x 754 nf3 ultras
    4 x 462 ultra b's
    1 x 462 ultra
    2 x 939 crossfires
    1 x 939 expert
    1 x 939 ultra d pcie
    1 x 775 lt x38 t2r
    1 x 775 p35 t2rs
    1 x 775 p45 t2rs
    1 x 775 lp dk x48 t2rsb plus { which im using right now, typing this, with a nice cool q6600 @ 3.1 }

    and a load of others,abits nf7's, also including Soltek's, SL-75FRN2-L/R and the very rare to get one these days the version RL, [2 x sata 150]

    As for memory, obviously DDR 1, well i wouldnt know where to start listing it all, ive got quite a few sticks lying around.

    When you say your ultra b is broken, what is actually wrong with it ?.
    I had the 4 leds of so called 'death' once, and all i did to bring it back to life was to just re-flash the bios plc ?.
    Might be worth a try, sometimes modded Beta bios versions are better, check the web page bellow.
    http://www.lejabeach.com/DFI/BIOS/dfiultrabbios.html

    If its just the ultra b board your after them i think we might b able to do a deal, if you cant get rid of the 4 led's at boot up.
    Like i said previously i do have 2 boxed ultra b's, but i will be keeping them,

    Cheers Darren
     
  18. Darren Armstrong

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    Hiya
    Sorry to miss out about flashing the bios chip, its quite easy these days, not like in the past, you can do it yourself from another pc, with a vacant USB 2.0 port, on ebay you can get a PLCC32 programmer and software delivered for about £15 .
    I think the chip in the Ulra B is a Winbond , { W39V040A } if my memory serves me right !.

    Check out the item on ebay.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NANO-USB-...593344?hash=item3f2b8ce400:g:B6QAAMXQrNtR0sQZ


    Cheers Darren
     
  19. sirmonkey1985

    sirmonkey1985 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - July 2010

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    yeah i have the DFI lanparty UT NF3 250GB, board was a beast for overclocking, just sucked that socket 754 was already on it's death bed by the time DFI released the board.

    it's ok they were ahead of their time before LED's became a thing, lol.
     
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  20. Darren Armstrong

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    Your right, DFI started something that has led to the standard market trend today,for motherboard sales, its a pity though that the company lost some of there most initiative staff, which ultimately lit the blue touch paper to there ending, but hey hoe, if there was ever a mother board , that could/will be called a classic antique in years to come from know, it has to be a DFI, probably the Ultra B, because of its features at the time ,Bios options, 4 sata 150, 4 unused holes on board around CPU, Mmmmm, and even today, with a good Barton inside, 2.5 Ghz @ 1.725 V, STABLE,you can still do loads of things still at a good speed.

    Cheers Darren
     
  21. Darren Armstrong

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    Hiya

    Mmmmmm, 20 hours, thats a long time to spend, you didnt by accident put the wrong voltage gfx card in, 3.3 volt , if so that could be the reason, you have to think back to the last time the board ran good, and then it didnt ?, WHAT CHANGED, were you overclocking ?,did you change any hardware, even a second hand infected hard drive can cause issues to a motherboard, as i found out once.

    As for memory sticks, this weekend coming i will be sorting though a few old boxes i have to see exactly what ive got, love the stable corsair Pro, led's etc.

    And xp-m's ive got quite a few of them, not really pushed them though, only tested to see if they work, will do that in the future though.

    Getting back to your Ultra B, check all of the capacitor tops on the board are they concave or convex in shape, that can cause an issue, the 4 led's ?.
    If you get one that is convex, with white powder showing around it's 'Y' top, its Knackered !! . Needs replacing. but if you do slightly up-gade the capacitor/capacitors.
    I stand to be correct but i think you have a bios to chipset 'read' problem !!!!, the bios can not read/see the mobo properly, hopefully its only because of the power thats needed to run the chipset's that is at fault, cheap challenging mend if this is the case.

    The Ultra B is renowned for a slight variation in volts, and that it why i want to do a full voltmod on one of my boards, see the link below.
    https://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/voltmods/113

    Cheers Darren
     
  22. Darren Armstrong

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    Many moons ago, i had a world record for overclocking a XP-M 1500+, AIUHB stepping, water cooled, via my Soltek motherboard, i bought 11 of these cpu's off eBay, brand new, for £ ??, lets just say for less than a quid each, only got 7 left now though, blown a few up now, unfortunately i was beaten by liquid nitrogen cooling, my next step is to phase change a chip , -50c, along with other proper cooling around the other motherboard chips, also to water/IPA cool my BH-5's, for insane FSB and stability, watch this space !!!.


    Cheers Darren
     
  23. Darren Armstrong

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    Hiya

    How about you sending me the mobo, i will pay 4 the postage costs, the reason i say this 2 u is, ive got 4 of these boards, i dont realy want 2 sell any of them 2 any 1,, but trust me, a good pal of mine is an electronics guru, and if i/we dont have any luck with reviving your board, i will have 2 have a good old chin wag , with u, about a deal on an unboxed ultra B.
    Ive got 2 boxed ultra B's, and 2 unboxed 1's, if i do a volt mod on an unboxed ultra B and it goes wrong i would still have another 1 2 achieve my aim, I hope you understand the position im in.
    Cheers Darren
     
  24. Darren Armstrong

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    Sam

    WTF is a 'PM' , is it a post meridian ?
     
  25. Darren Armstrong

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    Sam

    By the sounds of it your quite confident that the mobo in question, cant B revived, so if U want send it 2 me, at your costs and we will go from there.

    Cheers Darren
     
  26. Dan_D

    Dan_D [H]ardOCP Motherboard Editor

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    I used to send tons of these back to DFI back in the day. They had a high defect / DOA rate. If you got a good one they seemed to last, but I probably sent back a half dozen back or more to the vendor when I was building systems out of these.
     
  27. tangoseal

    tangoseal [H]ardness Supreme

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    lol @ lan Party .. kids these days don't even know what a LAN is much less what a LAN party was.

    I used to own one long ago. It was a nice board, at least the one I had. Ya'll don't remember ECS haha.
     
  28. ronss

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    u might get the parts...the problem you will have is with drivers, applications...most don,t support that old stuff.....may have trouble with adope flash too