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DFI BI P45-T2RS LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel P45
  • Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo
  • DDR2 1066
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 12/30/2009 7:38:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA breath of fresh air!

Pros: This card works well with the BFG 9600GT OC I bought from newegg.com this summer. In fact, it has given me no issues besides incorrectly recognizing the CPU I put into the system. No matter. Windows Vista did correctly recognize the CPU, but, for overclocking purposes, an improperly recognized CPU could pose problems. If you are curious, the CPU I bought was an Intel E5200 2.5 Ghz.

Cons: It isn't able to use DDR3 memory; yet, it can still be an affordable board for a mid-range gaming build. Keep in mind, 2X2 GB DDR2 memory seems to have gone up in price while the same DDR3 memory has begun to come down in price. Also, the driver and bios support seems to be lacking. I remember going to the site, emailing them and never receiving any response (after weeks and weeks).

Other Thoughts: While this board has issues with overclocking and is limited to only DDR2 memory, I still value its quality given it has worked with no issues for 6 months now. Prior to buying this board, I bought a similar mobo from ASUS which was DOA on arrival. Newegg did reimburse me but it was a costly process. In order to properly test the full system build I had bought, I needed another motherboard before the 30 days manufacture return period expired. Thus, I went with the DFI board, Still, I ended up paying for two motherboards until newegg reimbursed me at a later date for the low quality ASUS mobo.

All I can say to those who whine and give this board poor ratings is please do your research before you buy a $100 board for overclocking. But, I do sympathize with those who got DOA boards. DOA's are horribly painful to deal with, but this board seemed to have fewer DOA's and issues than ASUS equivalents.

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  • Jeremy O.
  • 12/3/2009 12:40:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: 2 16xPCIe and overclocking capability at a great price. Worked great as a overclocked gaming machine.

Cons: First board was DOA. Newegg took care of me quickly and sent a replacement. Unfortunately it died during a BIOS update a month later, and will not POST. Second MOBO is out of return period, so i'm working with DFI for ANOTHER replacement. Overall it is a very fickle board and did not accept my PCIe4x SAS RAID card. 4 step phase power is kinda lagging behind other brands even at the time of release.

Other Thoughts: MOBO did not complete POST or enter BIOS with a LSI 8308-ELP SAS RAID card. I tried updating to the newest BIOS as a last resort, the DFI utility crashed, and now I have a dead board. IM working with DFI for a resolution.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/14/2009 11:30:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsdecent board - not for the serious overclock though

Pros: Relatively inexpensive. P45 is a good chipset. It's a DFI which is always a plus. DFI has a good website and support forum.

Cons: You cannot under volt the chip to minimize voltage (Vcc). It will run at whatever the VID on your processor is set to so keep your fingers crossed that you have a good chip! You can only ADD voltage to the stock VID. Only has one 400 MHz strap (400/800) so forget about running your RAM higher if you're pushing the FSB in that strap. No auto reset for your BIOS - you have to use a jumper on the board. Kinda lame. Tight fit around the CPU mount due to the +12 volt connector. Getting my Xiggy S1284 on there was a PAIN! Had to do it with the board out of the case and actually connected the +12 outside of the case too. Poor documentation in the user manual so know what you're doing or learn to use google. No cooling on the NB HS. Mine tends run around 55 C @ 333/1066 strap. Kinda warm. You have to move jumpers to get the PCI-X slot to run @ 16x/ you cannot run both @ 16x, only 8x/8x.

Other Thoughts: If you're planning to do a mild overclock (like 266 --> 333) it should be fine, but if you want to run at a 333 MHz chip @ 400+ MHz, you only have one strap with this board! If you want a better board, consider the LT/UT series.

I still gave it 5/5 since it was never indented to be a serious o/c board. KNOW WHAT YOU'RE BUYING BEFORE YOU BUY IT!

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  • Brian B.
  • 9/24/2009 8:02:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA Board

Pros: We'll see...

Cons: Board was DOA, will report once I go through Newegg's RMA process...

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/8/2009 12:32:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI like it

Pros: Deed BIOS. I'm not that experienced of an overclocker and I was able to get an E7600 to 4.07 ghz in about 30 mins. Very stable board.

Cons: None at this price, but like all DFI boards you end up paying extra after you add in the larger power supply than normal required to run them. I have a 610 watt PC Power & Cooling PSU running it.

Other Thoughts: i put some old 667mhx crucial balistix in it. (2 x 1 gig sticks). and ran them at 695 mhz 3-3-3-9 / 2t. board handled it great w/ very little increase in NB volts.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/16/2009 11:53:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsNot impressed

Pros: Its DFI and I really like their tech support. Could be that I just got a bad one, generally this board has good reviews.

Cons: Ok where to start. Bios would constantly lock up on me, forcing me to restart. The fail safe bios feature was nearly worthless, as it was resetting to a OC that would make it crash before I could enter the bios again and change it, IRONIC. After messing with this thing for a long time, it seemed I could get it to be stable the majority of the time with a e8400 at 3.5 ghz, but even at stock settings the board would still sometimes lock up.

Other Thoughts: Honestly the only reason i bought this board was because I wanted crossfire. I have a DFI p35 BI and that board is a total champ, I LOVE IT !!! I had the same exact setup with a e8400 running at 4.2 ghz at 1.365v 24/7 stable. And even more, ran the fsb at 525 to have a 1:1 ratio with my ram. I was expecting the same quality and overclocking ability from this board, but that didn't happen.

Oh, and according to DFI tech support. "Oh, the blood iron board not meant for the overclock, only the lanparty, you just got really luck with your BI."

I found that pretty funny.... ;P

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  • Travis D.
  • 7/12/2009 9:07:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsA real fickle board

Pros: DFI tech support is extremely helpful and quick to respond.

Cons: First board was DOA, second took a lot of finagling to get it to work and when it finally did it would only work with no more than 4GB RAM (2x Kingston HyperX 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 Desktop Memory Model KHX8500D2/2G) anything more and it won't boot.

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  • Stuart H.
  • 6/23/2009 10:48:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsGood board

Pros: Great P-45 chipset board for the money. BIOS allows user input and will recover in case of bad OC. CMOS jumper on rear I/O panel is a nice feature. Reliable so far.

Cons: Poor documentation. Manual gives jumper settings for PCI-E slots to run either two in 8X or one in 16X. Set to manual I can only get 8X lane. Manual might be wong in PCI-E slot layout, reversing position of PCI-E 1 and PCI-E 4.

Only 7 standoffs makes for a flimsy mount. Don't push down too hard when installing cards.

DDR2 won't always run at 266/1066; reverts back to 266/800 in BIOS.

Other Thoughts: 2.13 Conroe 2GB Corsair Dominator DDR2 1066 EVGA GTX 260 Noctua NH-U9B heatsink Lian-Li PC-6077 ATX case.

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  • George B.
  • 6/18/2009 12:19:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsapparently a good board

Pros: Wonderful little leds to indicate that power is getting to everything. Great BIOS functionality for overclocking. That New MOBO smell

Cons: Something is wrong with the one I received. It has constant locks in BIOS that have frustrated me to no end. I have been unable to install any OS or even complete a full run of memtest using known good equipment with the exception of this mobo.

The same locks in BIOS after flashing to the latest version.

I have just printed out my RMA stuff to send it back to the egg. Here's hoping the next one will be perfect.

Other Thoughts: The northbridge cooler could impede on bigger CPU coolers.

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  • Lyle K.
  • 6/12/2009 8:05:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome motherboard

Pros: Works great! The jumpers give me that nostalgic feeling. After getting THREE bad Gigabyte EP45-UD3R (out of 5 total) ... I switched to this bad boy, and its been smooth sailing since. I would buy this board again.

Cons: No firewire. Too few SATA cables included. No ESata. Also, I couldn't get my 8 GB OCZ ram running at DDR800 ... had to bump it down to DDR667 ... This may be a voltage/timing I may figure it out eventually.

Other Thoughts: Probably not for a novice system builder.. just in case you have to fiddle with the jumpers. But "back in the day" we had to always manually set the jumpers. In my particular computer, I havn't actually had to touch a jumper.... Maybe thats whats wrong with the RAM.

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