The nForce3 was a rough time for nVidia their single chip solution had a rocky start but only from a specification standpoint, when you look at the benchmark numbers the performance was still easily on par with the VIA solution. 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. I have found conflicting info on the web. Technical reasons aside the new location helps with cooling since much of the intake air passes by here. 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.

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If you need help with a chaintech product, try out the pcper forums chaintech representedthey have more specific support for chaintech products, not that we can’t help you here of course, just they have more experience with the particular board.

Chaintech VNF4 Ultra Zenith VE Review

I think it’s bios 5 and up support dual core. Please ulyra your bookmarks and be sure to visit the new and improved Ninjalane at Hardwareasylum. Privacy policy and Terms of Use. Soon thereafter, we received an active cooling kit for the VNF4-Ultra that was a very easy installation. Charting the Mainstream by Wesley Fink on July 5, Add your comment to this article You need to be a member uktra leave a comment.

Supports four native SATA2 3. The new retention mechanism has been well thought out and designed. Fan speed monitoring and vnf4/vnt4 for CPU and system. And that sticker apparently has the BIOS info. 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.


Chaintech VNF4 Ultra Zenith VE Review | Ninjalane

It seems I was right in my post above, it should boot and work with a dual core regardless of the bios as long as the bios can support Rev E venice single core cpusbut on only one core which will let the pc work so you can flash the bios to v5.

Memory slots are located at the top with the processor directly below. If you are able to get your computer to POST, then you should be able to hit the “pause” button so the screen stops. After careful consideration I have decided to transfer all hardware review activities to a new domain. Or to send yours board back, and get one with a newer bios. I knew I read it somewhere, but couldn’t recall where.

CHAINTECH VNF4/Ultra Manuals

The board is based on the nVidia nForce4 Ultra chipset and as the name suggests is value oriented. For he is good. Specialized features defend against spyware intrusions and hacker attacks. Ask a question and give support. Make chaintwch to have a motherboard from the latest production batch. That doesn’t mean that we have to like it though.

A dedicated secure networking engine enhances networking security vnf4/vng4 reducing CPU overhead. 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.


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Chaintech sent an announcement that they had updated the design for active chipset cooling due ultga high temperatures with the nF34 chipset. Back then AMD processors died with the slightest problems, something that has never affected Intel processors.

This is a bit pointless in our opinion, since many times hardware problems and conflicts occur which prevent the system from even being able to display images on the monitor.

Most nForce4 based motherboards support such CPUs but not all of them do so out-of-the-box. I have personally used a few of their boards and been very happy, the Chaintech 9CJS immediately comes to mind as a pretty good overclocking board with excellent stability. An intelligent application manager alerts you when unknown applications attempt to access the network. The MCP chip has also moved and is now closer to the processor. If anyone here can help me out, I’d be grateful. This allows Chaintech to place almost all the storage connectors on the right edge of the board where they usually work best.

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