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DFI LP LT X48-T2R LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • Intel X48
  • Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo
  • DDR2 800

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  • Henry C.
  • 8/15/2009 11:50:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGrow into this one.

Pros: Lots of room for WC gear. If you can't find what you are looking for in the BIOS, that option does not exist. I chose this board for my first wc build, and first overclocking board. I am still learning, and so far, it has been fun.

Cons: Yes, a steep BIOS learning curve, but what better place to do it than on the most complete and thorough implementation. Lots of help on the web. Plus built-in safeguards and convenient recovery. Don't be scared, this board's got your back.

Other Thoughts: DFI LP LT X48, E8400, 2xG.SKILL 4GB PC2 8500, EVGA 9800GTX+, Velociraptor 300, Antec 550, Vista 64, Apogee GTX, MCW 30, MCW 60, MCP 350, XSPC Res, MCR220-QP Res, Black Ice GT Stealth 240 XFlow

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  • John Z.
  • 8/6/2009 7:11:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHideous Northbridge Heatsink

Pros: Three x16 pcie slots for non-I7 processor. Lots of troubleshooting and jumpers for over-clocking.

Cons: Northbridge heatsink comes as a large piece that you must install yourself. The one that came in the box when installed makes the first pcie slot (the main one) useless because it overhangs the slot. The manual included in the box shows a different board layout which would allow this heatsink not to block the slot. The manual on the website shows my board layout but the heatsink is different.

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  • Thomas D.
  • 5/26/2009 8:56:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsJunk in a Box

Pros: Abosolutely ZERO none nada ZIP

Cons: My personal experience with DFI as a company is anything but stellar. I purchased one of their $300 x48-TR2 boards over a year ago and it has never worked properly. I was sent another broken board that will not even overclock or retain CMOS settings when power is lost. They were not concerned with my problem what so ever. Further BIOS updates only made things worse. All they wanted me to do was keep sending boards back at my expense. While I have 20+ year in I.T., I was not so egotistical that I did not ask for help. I went thru channels and posted in forums all over. No solutions.
This waste of money board is now in a home theatre PC until I replace it. Horrible tech support. Stay away from DFI !!!!!!!! *VGA is my mobo maker now.

Other Thoughts: -EVGA Classified S21H Bios
-i7 920 @ 4.01GHz Lapped 1.4 vcore
-Corsair Dominators 8-8-8-24 1T @ 1.66volts 1605MHz
-Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme Black lapped w/ MX-2
-Thermaltake Armor+ VH6000BWS
-Ultra x3 1600 Watt PS
-WD VelociRaptor 2x300gb RAID0, 6x500gb, 2x1000gb,3x1500gb
-Dual ATI HD4850's + 4870x2
-26"LCD + Dual 28" LCD's
-Dual NEC/Sony AD-7190S PATA DVD Burners
-Sony BWU-300S Blueray 8x burner
-Sunbeamtech 20-in-1 card reader controller
-Logitech Wave Keyboard and G5 Mouse
Vista Ultimate 64bit

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  • Malcolm K.
  • 5/13/2009 9:26:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWhy, O Why, Didn't I Buy Something Else??

Pros: The only redeeming virtues (compared to other X38/48) mobos are the EZ-Clear® CMOS (which works some of the time), and some of the other BIOS features, none really noteworthy compared to other manufacturers' mobos.

Cons: A truly fragile (operationally) board. Mine first failed to recognize the Ciprico RAIDCore controller, then with RAID 5 on the ICH9R, it failed completely.

Repaired, I reinstalled it, and got it working with the RAIDCore.

Today I upgraded the eVGA 8800GT with an ASUS AMD/ATI Radeon 4890, which wouldn't work, period. I reinstalled the 8800GT, and the PC worked for a couple of hours, then locked up, and won't reboot past "25" on the onboard LED. Clearing the CMOS several times and trying different slots for the card made no difference.

Other Thoughts: I've built several hundred PCs, mostly for gamers and businesses, and NO SINGLE MOBO has given me as much grief as this one built for my own use. I've had one mobo failure in the past (2003, Abit, due to capacitors, but that I repaired), and PCs I built n the '90s are still working, including a P1/233 I just upgraded (CD-RW replacing the 10X CDROM).

I chose DFI (for the first time) thinking that its reputation for overclocking and stability would extend to reliability, but I was wrong. When this mobo comes back from RMA (again), I'll sell or scrap it, and go back to the brands that have served me (and my customers) well in the past.

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  • BIng P.
  • 4/14/2009 12:18:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding

Pros: Good board, easy overclocking been very stable.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Memory could be 1/8 inch further away from my massive graphix card

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  • Jhesse L.
  • 4/8/2009 6:19:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDONT DO IT

Pros: It looks nice.

Cons: Its just garbage save yourself the trouble and order something else.

Other Thoughts: How many of these do I have to get RMA before I get one that works?

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  • Ben S.
  • 3/21/2009 1:27:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFor enthusiasts... or if you hate yourself

Pros: Fast. For enthusiasts.

Cons: I hate typing, so I do it more when I am angry. I have had DFI LP LT X48-T2R LGA 775 Intel ATX for two months now and now I am mad.
This board is for enthusiasts, or for any one who can push a press fit heat sink pin, with an unattached compression spring, into non deformable, delicate hardware with out it popping out and vanishing. Once you have finally decided to go with self taping wood screws, it will take an enthusiast to appreciate pushing the del button 4 or 5 times, and or unplugging the board, to get it into bios. Once in bios, the enthusiast might enjoy having new setting ignored on restart another 5 or more times.
I have never not had problems with this board: hard hardware install, hard software install, never runs the same way twice, hard won solutions to issues tend not to work twice.
No matter how fast a board is, if it only works half the time, it is half as fast. My next mobo will be under $50.

Other Thoughts: P.S. You may discount my rant when I confess that I sent my CPU back with the 4th mobo I bought and returned to Newegg ( DFI is my 5th). I emailed first and then called. The operator put me at ease, saying that this was common, and not to worry, it would be sent back to me. She even giggled. She was laughing at me, as it turned out, not with me. They eventually gave me $20 for my stupidity. I won't tell you how much the chip cost. I got it from Newegg, I wonder who has it now.

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  • Jacob W.
  • 2/11/2009 11:29:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRock SOLID board

Pros: Absolutely fantastic board. Great power management features in the bios with little to no vDroop. Memory management works great, with the ability to set aggressive timing delays (if your memory can handle it). FSB setting is a breeze with appropriate bootstrap setups. Having the ability to mount the northbridge heatsink yourself is a dream, as watercoolers can have their way with the board (or aircoolers like myself can use ArcticSilver5 for the mount). Has a post decode feature that is a godsend for troubleshooting. Also fun for those with UV lights as the components are UV reactive.

Cons: The green/yellow color scheme may not be for everybody. Not for Nvidia freaks and there is no SLI. =(

Other Thoughts: If you want full control over your machine with no roadblocks, GET THIS BOARD! Clunk's UK forum has a big set of listings on how to get started on this beast and has all the post codes for troubleshooting. This thing is a MUST HAVE if you have an intel lga775 chip!!

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  • Ben M.
  • 10/27/2008 5:11:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat board

Pros: The board looks nice, has extensive BIOS settings, has a big but sufficient NB heatsink w/ clips for a fan (i havent had to use it), it is spacious laid out well and includes almost everything you could need on it. easy fsb jumpers (insteada software based), sweet cmos reset & power down button functionality (no more pluckin a battery). along w/ the beep code LED so no more listening for codes...its all right there...seemed to include anything i could have wanted plus some...

Cons: the two ide controllers it uses are optical and floppy. being that 98% of computers are not using floppy, i'd think they could have used the floppy controller for a HDD controller instead...i wanted to use my old 30 gig HDD since it aint being used anywhere else...

one of my cpu fan posts wouldnt set easily, took a lot of work to get it to set. granted it could have been an issue with the cpu fan & not the board...

Other Thoughts: green board w/ green cabling looks cool, i got some green led fans in case & its pretty sweet w/ the black case (raidmax smilodon extreme black)

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  • James D.
  • 10/14/2008 10:03:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuirky board, but one of the best

Pros: Best board I've owned to date, bar none. I have it paired with a Q6700 G0 and g.skill HZ D9 GMH ram. For daily operation I run my Quad @ 333FSB x10 and on the 266 NB strap which requires 1.248 vCORE and 1.24 vNB (respectively). The required NB voltage to run stable on the 266 NB strap is incredibly low and scales well as FSB is increased. For example, 450FSB x9 and still on the 266 NB strap was entirely stable with just 1.35 vNB! Which speaks volumes for the x48 chipset (aka higher binned x38). Less voltage to run stable -> less heat -> greater OC headroom. It is really an incredibly stable board/system, there have been times where I've used it for FAH upwards of 120 hrs straight. Clock for clock performance can really be tweaked to the max thanks to a plethora of advanced bios options.

Cons: Aside from the steep learning curve? Not too many. One thing that really annoys me though is that if the board is entirely disconnected from the power source the next time the computer is started will cycle through once(boot up for a few seconds) before powering down then booting normally.

But remember, this is not a board for a novice PC builder/OCer.

Other Thoughts: The NB is cooled perfectly with the included Dfi Heat-Minator HS. There's no need to add active cooling to it. Which drivers still need more work? Or do you mean the BIOS? Because Dfi really doesn't provide any drivers beyond the standard Realtek audio, Marvell lan, raid and intel chipset drivers. As far as the BIOS is concerned, IMHO, it has matured quite nicely. Now fully supporting 2x ATI 4870 X2s, updated 45nm microcode, optimized system OC function, ect ect... Updating the BIOS is a must, especially if the board you purchased came with the original shipping BIOS. FYI the most recent official BIOS is dated 8/29 and Beta BIOS 10/2... DFI is still committed to improving this board's performance nearly 8 full months after it's release.

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