In our Pentium section I ran limited benchmarks due to system shortcomings. The on-die MCH (Memory Controler Hub) of the .09-micron Winchester core equipped A64 3500+ should prove to be a much more suitable testing catalyst. Of course the DFI Lanparty NF4 Ultra is on the short list of overclockers and PC-Enthusiasts alike giving our combination fairly decent performance potential mated with XPERT. As indicted in the preceding section, running XPERT on SPD
settings is representative of the largest population of Desktop PC owners, including many enthusiasts. It would be most presumptuous to neglect, or deprive "Newbs" based on some rule of exclusivity only experienced overclockers have the right to purchase a motherboard such as the DFI LANPARTY, or XPERT memory. These products were designed with the overclocker and enthusiast in mind, but not at the exclusion of all others. In fact I'd challenge even the most experienced overclocker to claim an intimate knowledge with all settings offered in the DFI BIOS (Ed. Note: these guys can help you out! ;)
). Albeit the shipping BIOS or the version were using today v.310. As seen below, the DRAM menu is absolutely loaded.
DFI not only give us a plethora of options, they give us the opportunity to increase our knowledge. Researching each and every setting is the safest way to learn to how to use them. Given the number of DRAM BIOS options alone in order to ensure our test conditions are as objective as possible, most will be left at AUTO, or SPD. This will not only simplify things for the majority of us unfamiliar with the most obscure settings, it levels the playing field. While many PC-users are familiar with settings such as Tcl (CAS Latency Control), the number of people familiar with Trcd (RAS to CAS Delay) decreases and fewer still will be familiar with setting's such as Trrd (Row to Row Delay). I don't believe the semantics behind the name XPERT implies one must be an expert to own this product. Below we have our DFI test setup.