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SuperCrazyMark
11-19-06, 05:20 PM
Hi guys,

I'm new to this forum. I've just bought a cool EVGA 680i and everything installed and runs fine :

P4 3.0g
2 x GeForce 6800gs in SLI
2 x 1gb of cheap(ish) memory 4-4-4-12
2 x 250g SATA II HDD
1 x 600w SLI power supply
Formatted c: drive and installed everything from scratch (just to be sure!)

I've upgraded from an ASUS P5ND2 SLI and I LOVE THIS BOARD!!! :)

However...... (and this is where any help would be MUCH appreciated).

Two things:

1) After installing nVidia Monitor I noticed it had a red square next to PCI-E under voltages. It said the voltage was 1.4000 V

In bios I changed the SPP voltage to 1.20V (it was on auto) and the square is now green..... Does this mean I can relax and not worry about this?

and secondly....

2) Every so often my mobo beeps. Just a single beep. I can't determine what I am doing to 'make' it beep. It seems to be random. It started beeping while I was playing Battlefield 2 and 2142, but now seems to beep at other times aswell. For example, it has beeped once while I am typing this!!

Any ideas what this could be? Is it a warning of some kind from the mobo?

Please help!!! Any advice is MUCHLY APPRECIATED :)

Oh, and while i'm at it.... anyone have any advice what I should upgrade next? scan.co.uk are trying to sell me 5-5-5-15 memory (at 200!) - should I get this or upgrade to a core 2 duo? I don't which will improve my system the best (I can't afford both!).

Anyway, i've gone on too long.... a reply to this would be great guys - thanks in advance!!!!!!

-Mark

hirantha
11-19-06, 05:50 PM
its crying out asking for you to get a Core 2 Duo


it sounds like its normal, i dont know any solution sorry

Bearclaw
11-19-06, 05:56 PM
its crying out asking for you to get a Core 2 Duo


it sounds like its normal, i dont know any solution sorry
HAHAHAHAHA. It sure is.

Spartan 117
11-19-06, 06:15 PM
yeah, I suggest you upgrade your CPU first, did you check all the wires where connected correctly, Heatsink installed properly on teh CPU, check all PCI/PCI-E/ slots and such and make sure all hardware are properly in their slots

jAkUp
11-19-06, 10:38 PM
Are you using a PS2 keyboard? Try using a USB one.

SuperCrazyMark
11-20-06, 02:37 AM
Thanks for the replies guys....

I'll try a USB keyboard - and will deffo upgrade my CPU next.

Anyone have any knowledge on the voltage issue?

-Mark

andygodber
11-21-06, 02:03 AM
Thanks for the replies guys....

I'll try a USB keyboard - and will deffo upgrade my CPU next.

Anyone have any knowledge on the voltage issue?

-Mark

I think this is a 'feature' of the board - I get exactly the same, and am running e6700 plus USB.

Beep is fairly quiet, not like an error beep - seems to happen most often when lots of disk i/o

atopork
11-21-06, 11:08 AM
I see you are running sli, on my motherboard it as a connection for a power lead on it for when you are running sli do you have one ?? if so do you have a lead plugged in???

SuperCrazyMark
11-22-06, 02:38 AM
Atopork - Yes I have a power socket on the mobo, and yes I do have a power lead connected to it.

Andy - The beep is quite loud on my system... Although I do still have the side off the PC so maybe it will get quieter when I put it back on.

vmsein
11-22-06, 12:25 PM
The beeping is not a feature of the motherboard. The beeps tend to happen when there is a good deal of stress placed on the system. Just fire up any 1st person shooter that uses keyboard controls and you will start to receive the random beeps if you have a P/S 2 keyboard. The solution is to either replace the P/S 2 keyboard with a USB one, or get a P/S 2 to USB adapter. I found a Belkin adapter at my local Staples and now those annoying beeps are gone.

john19055
11-23-06, 08:43 PM
I have heard about this from serval fourms ,a usb keyboard seems to fix it ,and EVGA knows about it ,I sure it will be fixed in a future Bios update.

Doubage
11-25-06, 11:40 AM
I can confirm a USB keyboard will stop the beeping.

andygodber
11-26-06, 03:20 AM
I can confirm a USB keyboard will stop the beeping.

Is that a 'pure' USB k/b? Im using the Microsoft Wireless jobbie that has both the USB and PS2 connectors attached to the transmitter - I still get the beeps, and Im not sure its CPU stress - e.g I dont get them when playing, but will do on high disk activity.

Doubage
11-26-06, 10:50 AM
Is that a 'pure' USB k/b? Im using the Microsoft Wireless jobbie that has both the USB and PS2 connectors attached to the transmitter - I still get the beeps, and Im not sure its CPU stress - e.g I dont get them when playing, but will do on high disk activity.

I got it the first time I played BF2 and I remembered reading about the PS2 issue so I plugged a USB kb in that I had and it solved my problem.

YRMV!

LBJM
11-26-06, 04:47 PM
Thanks for the replies guys....

I'll try a USB keyboard - and will deffo upgrade my CPU next.

Anyone have any knowledge on the voltage issue?

-Mark
did you try the keyboard yet?

knox
11-29-06, 05:43 AM
I too am getting the random beeps... they are actually happening a lot to me.... here's what im running:

Core 2 Quad QX6700 (ES)
evga 680i
Corsair Dominator 800 2x1024
GeForce 7950 GT KO
WD 74G Raptor
Enermax Galaxy 850W Power Supply

I just updated the BIOS to the most current version (11/22/06) and am receiving the beep ALL THE TIME. It actually locks a key sometimes while playing HL2 DM, and have heard the beep at least 20 times while typing this messsage. This seems kinda rediculous to me considering I just put a truck load of money into this machine... hopefully switching to a USB keyboard isn't the only fix... cause I don't want to lose my IBM keyboard (KB-9910... best keyboard i've ever used) :(

SuperCrazyMark
11-29-06, 03:27 PM
Well I finally got hold of a USB keyboard - and now the beeping has stopped!!!! all gone!!!! woo hoo!!!

Thanks guys for your help - I would have never thought it would have been my keyboard! :)


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