The clips on the retention mechanism are replaceable, so if one of the notches should break, simply get yourself a new retention mech. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Log in Don’t have an account? While a little smaller than the other nF4 Ultra boards, Chaintech has compensated with a different layout that works very well in most cases. If not, it might be handy to have a single-core to flash the BIOS in case it doesn’t want to power up with the dual-core one. The bios number will be posted on the screen. When selected in the BIOS, the boot screen shows post codes during boot so that you can see exactly what is going on and where problems might be.

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Privacy policy and Terms of Use. Supports four native SATA2 3. For a full list of features please consult the Chaintech website.

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The bios number will mothrrboard posted on the screen. Vfn4 up now Username Password Remember Me. I am not really a pro on this type of thing so don’t take my word here.

In the beginning there was confusion. Yes, my password is: I have personally used a few of their boards and been very happy, the Chaintech 9CJS immediately comes to mind as a pretty good overclocking board with excellent stability. I guess going into the CMOS setup?


The clips on the retention mechanism are replaceable, so if one of the notches should break, simply get yourself a new retention mech. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Or to send yours board back, and get one with a newer bios.

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Bending moterboard warping of motherboards became a serious problem with Socket Pentium 4s. You can’t beat its value! That doesn’t mean that we have to like it though. 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 motherbard particular board.

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For instance, even when users use a heatsink that requires a lot of force, the motherboard does not warp. Your name or email address: Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.

And that sticker apparently has the BIOS info. Please update your bookmarks and be sure to visit the new and improved Ninjalane at Hardwareasylum. This allows Chaintech to place almost all the storage connectors on the right edge of the board where they usually work best. Beginners Guides Cases and Access. Temperature sensing for CPU and system. The VNF4 Ultra should have no problems fitting into those smaller cramped generic mid-towers that most low end systems use. If you are able to get your computer to POST, then you should be able to hit the “pause” button so the screen stops.


The nForce3 was a rough time for nVidia their single chip solution had a rocky start but only from a specification standpoint, when you look at the benchmark numbers the performance was still easily on par with the VIA solution.

The last thing I want is one or TWO more tiny fans just on the mobo to worry about failing Maybe someone else will come along and have some better news.

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. During that time we’ve seen quite a few improvements in chipset design and performance from nVidia, they even captured the enthusiast crown from VIA for a short time.

I would have liked it if Chaintech included a few USB brackets. Do you already have an account? If anyone here can help me out, I’d be grateful.