Finally thermal management within the processor has gotten much better. 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. 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. No, create an account now. A dedicated secure networking engine enhances networking security while reducing CPU overhead. TechSpot Account Sign up for free , it takes 30 seconds.

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Do you already have an account? If you are unable to POST, then your caintech are to either find a friend with a socket CPU and use that to boot yours up, and download a newer bios, then replace yours.

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. Graphics Tests Page 7: Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds.

I checked the chaintech website, and it does look like v5. This is fine and dandy for enthusiasts, but it can put the average user in a bit of a mothegboard bind. Memory slots are located at the top with the processor directly below.

With the introduction of the Athlon64, AMD has drastically improved the ruggedness of its processors. Technical reasons aside the new location helps with cooling since much of the intake air passes by here.

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Post Your Comment Please log in or chainech up to comment. The layout of this motherboard is quite user-friendly with all the main connectors located on the right-hand edge of the PCB.

I have found conflicting info on the web. I guess going into the CMOS setup?

Chaintech Computer VNF4 Ultra, Socket , AMD Motherboard | eBay

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. Supports four native SATA2 3. Back then AMD processors died with the slightest problems, something that has never affected Intel processors.

Six audio jacks with automatic jack sensing. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. Or to send yours board back, and get one with a newer bios.

This allows Chaintech to place almost motgerboard the storage connectors on the right edge of the board where they usually work best. I would have liked it if Chaintech included a few USB brackets.

CHAINTECH VNF4/Ultra Socket NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard

Soon thereafter, we received an active cooling kit for the VNF4-Ultra that was a very easy installation. 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.

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. After careful consideration I have decided to transfer all hardware review activities to a new domain.

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Beginners Guides Cases and Access. That doesn’t mean that we have to like it though. 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.

A dedicated secure networking engine enhances networking security while reducing CPU overhead Specialized features defend against spyware intrusions and hacker attacks An intelligent application manager alerts you when unknown applications attempt to access the network Supports the new Microsoft networking architecture for fast chaintecg secure networking. 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 cjaintech the monitor.

And that sticker apparently has the BIOS info.

When we first received the Chaintech vnv4 evaluation, morherboard was supplied with a passive heatsink for the single-chip nForce4 Ultra chipset. 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.

It means your bios is v5.