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Item#: N82E16813136034

DFI INFINITY P965-S LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel P965 Express
  • Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo
  • DDR2 800
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day


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  • Randall M.
  • 11/12/2011 6:31:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt still lives... Kinda.

Pros: I've had it for at least 3-4 Years. There isn't much to say. I think I have tried overclocking but didn't go so well. Its still at stock though. It has survived some sprinkle liquid splashes. (see below) Not to mention DUST galor. To this day it still works... Kinda. Its a tough board. Love the on/off switch on board, very handy. After upgrading my newer computer I decided to replace the ram on this mobo with the one from my newer comp (thats been replaced) specs 4x1 DDR2 @ 1066M. The mobo down clocks it to 800 which is fine and seems to work okay. Also the video card 1GB Radeon 4870 seems to work fine so far even with the fact that its PCI-E 2.0. At least its compatible with newer gear.

Cons: Around a little over half its life span since the day I got it, it was in a case. The rest till this day, its not been in a case. Somewhere along the line, it seems the metal to which its installed to when in a case causes some sort of malfunction and refuses to post/boot. I have to tinker with the ram, video card... Keep clearing the BIOS to try and help it.

Other Thoughts: This is just a simple motherboard for a simple use. I've played BF2142 just fine on it. Though, electronics go so fast that within 3 years it would make a little sense to get a new board. Yes, I have a much newer computer thats about to be upgraded.

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  • Matthew S.
  • 8/12/2008 8:37:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsStrange Behavior, not shipped with 45nm support

Pros: Very low price for crossfire potential. Even if the second PCI-E isn't running at x16, the bandwidth for PCI-E is generally way over what is actually needed and so its unlikely that the second slot will prove to be much of a bottleneck. Functions well enough otherwise.

Cons: The BIOS it shipped with didn't support 45nm Intel processors. This includes the popular E7200 and E8400. I had to buy a Celeron so I could POST and then flash the BIOS to a version that supports them, which was frustrating. Also, the motherboard has an odd 'feature' which causes it to turn on, but not post, then reboot and post the first time it is connected to a power source. It is actually stated in the manual. Its a very strange feature and the manual doesn't do a good job of explaining why it happens.

Other Thoughts: An average product overall. It gets the job done and it does have solid capacitors, a nice feature for the price. But its quirks are frustrating. I do make custom builds as a business and I thought I'd try this mobo in one. I won't again, because the restart-at-boot 'feature' is not the kind of thing a customer is going to appreciate.

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  • Marcia M.
  • 7/30/2008 10:38:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board, Great Price.

Pros: Has firewire. Also has optical and analog audio out--sexy. Love the well placed internal USB and firewire connections for the front panel. Installed a Pentium Dual Core E2180 with no problem what so ever. The bios are very similiar to a DFI LanParty and I'm sure it would overclock just as well. In fact, the build quality is more similiar to the LanParty line.

Cons: Front panel audio connections are the furthest from where you want them to be--but it's that way on every motherboard. Take off the useless serial and printer ports already, sheesh--I need my USB!

Other Thoughts: Wow, best deal for a motherboard period--that is if your using an original Pentium, Celeron or old Core 2 Duo processer. I bought this board for my Mother's new rig. I thought I was buying a budget board, but this seems to be a better choice (and half the price) of the BloodIron. I'm not saying the P35 Northbridge is overrated, I just saying the P965 is underrated--great board, great price.

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  • Kenneth H.
  • 7/27/2008 10:24:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA?

Pros: It had nice SATA cables included.

Cons: Where to start...I hooked everything up, fired the board up and almost instantly white smoke everywhere. I blew up everything that was connected to the board: CPU, VGA, HDDs, Floppy, and DVD Drive...I KNOW it wasn't my power supply since everything in the case was working 100% fine this morning. I didn't change wiring or anything. Luckily this was my server, so the only things worth anything was this mobo and the HDDs. All I can say is be VERY careful with this board.

Other Thoughts: My first experience with DFI; definitely not my first building a computer from scratch or just upgrading a component. I'll be sticking with ASUS mobos, as they've yet to fail me without it being my fault.

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  • Hilal H.
  • 7/23/2008 12:57:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat mobo for a low price!

Pros: This motherboard great for the price, has 2 pci express slots, and overclocks pretty well. I was able to put mac on this board, i love it!

Cons: 2nd pci express slot is only x4 electrical, so it made me not want to go crossfire with another 4850.

Other Thoughts: DFI Infinity P965 Mobo
Intel Core 2 Quad overclocked to 2.88 ghz
4gb Kingston DDR2 800 Ram
750gb Sata Hard Drive
250gb Sata Hard Drive
PowerColor Ati Hd 4850
12594 3dMarks (3dMark06 score)

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  • Brian E.
  • 7/21/2008 7:37:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs8 Months Later

Pros: Well, had this board for about 9 months now and still loving it. No problems what so ever. After purchasing the XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 from newegg, I was able to get 489x7, 438x8 for 3.42ghz, axeram @875 4-4-4-10, or my sweet spot 390x9, 3.511ghz axeram @975 4-4-4-12 (best in bench's). This board has always been stable and very forgiving.

Cons: Do have to change the NB, using swiftech mcx-159. NB set at 1.55v to keep the strap lower, stay at 38-39c idle, 42c load. Small chipset sinks on the mofsets, and the mobo stays at 38c.

Other Thoughts: The 05-09-08 bios for wolfdale support is now an official bios, so waiting for the e8600's to arrive, as on dfi's forums people are getting great results with the bios on e8400's and e8500's. You just have to boot with a conroe or lesser proc and flash the newer bios, and your ready for the latest proc.

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  • Bill D.
  • 7/14/2008 11:29:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsOSX86 Loves this board

Pros: OSX86 rocks on this board. I did have to apply the ALC882 taruga patch, but that is par for the course.

Also, running Nvidia 7900 GT for the video card.

Cons: My openbox version dosent overclock very well, but that is expected...

Other Thoughts: Good value / price.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/5/2008 3:02:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBoard Dead after 39 days of use.

Pros: Average while it lasted.

Cons: All. Sudden death.

Other Thoughts: The Board was working fine for around a month , then suddenly started to get freezes and random lock up in Bios Post. Until Yesterday that the Board would not post no more.
Weird experience ,:( Just miss the 30 days for RMA with newegg for only nine days. RMA back to DFI.

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  • Scott M.
  • 7/2/2008 1:18:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Nice Specs/Good Price if it had worked as advertised

Cons: Dead on Arrival - Power LED flashes intermittently, blank screen, no POST, no beeps.

Other Thoughts: Used a 45nm C2D 8400. I just read that other users had problems with 45nm processors. didn't have a spare 65nm lying around so couldn't verify, but this seems to fit that hypothesis.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/27/2008 11:01:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFAILED AFTER 13 months

Pros: Had newest Intel P965 chipset of the time I bought it. Posted and loaded with no problems.

Cons: Failed after 13 months, one month out of warranty. I thought I would give this brand a try, Never again. I will go back to ASUS. Luckily it did not take my C2D E6600 with it, or my GSKILL memory.

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