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tacos4me
01-10-07, 06:58 PM
Yep, she's plagued with memory issues. Can't run my PC2 8000 over 800MHz, or I'll get nothing but lockups. It was previously stable at 1200MHz+. I advise anyone considering this board to not buy it. At least not until nVidia/EVGA get their crap together. Go with a Badaxe2, or one of the Asus boards. I certainly wish I had. :thumbdwn:

I'm hoping my memory won't need an RMA.

ONER
01-10-07, 07:06 PM
Wow, that sux dude. Did it completely go out on you? or is it not running the way it's supposed to? I just put one of these boards together and I haven't had any problems whatsoever. I guess you can RMA and sell it.

J-Mag
01-10-07, 07:09 PM
It died? You mean it no longer functions at all or are you just getting instable overclocks?

tacos4me
01-10-07, 07:10 PM
I guess I should rephrase. It's not dead, but I find myself having to underclock to get into Windows. Be prepared for memory issues if you're running P23! :( I was fine for over two weeks, and then the problems came..

Stoneyguy
01-10-07, 07:22 PM
why not revert to the bios that was working for you?

tacos4me
01-10-07, 07:32 PM
why not revert to the bios that was working for you?

Tried two or three different BIOS versions and got the same results every time. Damage has been done, I guess. Memory works fine in one of my other builds. Can't really explain it, but I guess no one else can either. :p It's RMA time for this board.

Lots of people complaining of these same symptoms only after flashing to P23 over at the EVGA forum. That's the only reason I mentioned it. I've been running P23 all along, as I didn't really want to risk any data corruption from the SATA issues.

Roadhog
01-10-07, 07:55 PM
just get an intel chipset board.

J-Mag
01-10-07, 08:00 PM
just get an intel chipset board.

Maybe he is planning SLI in the near future...

Roadhog
01-10-07, 08:07 PM
Apparently not since he said he wished he went for the badaxe 2.

stevemedes
01-10-07, 08:25 PM
I'm glad I got an Intel board. SLI is pointless to me since the 8800 came out.

Arioch
01-10-07, 09:08 PM
These 680i issues are worrying me. Is there another board I can get that supports SLI and Intel Quad Core CPUs that is considered stable? I am willing to forego some overclockability to get a stable system.

scott123
01-11-07, 12:27 AM
I'm glad I got an Intel board. SLI is pointless to me since the 8800 came out.

Agreed: I placed an order for the eVGA 680i but after visiting the eVGA forum, I quickly canceled. I was never planning on SLI because frankly going SLI with an 8800 GTX is pointless unless you're simply a benchmark *****.

I ended up with the P5B/Intel chipset. It's the 1st time in a long time I went with something other than a Nforce chipset. I wasn't a big fan of Intel chipset motherboards, but now I'm sold. This motherboard has exceeded all my expectations. The thing will not crash even overclocked heavily.

SLI is ok if you're running a couple of 7800 cards but with something like the 8800 it's a total waste.

Roadhog
01-11-07, 12:42 AM
Yep, I will NEVER buy a current nvidia chipset. They are horrible and slow :(

buffbiff21
01-11-07, 01:14 AM
I have these same weird memory problems. :thumbdwn:

Do you think it is the board? I can still RMA to Newegg, but only for a replacement, it has been quite some time since i bought this stuff. :o

I just leave it at 800 with low latencies. My OC is rock solid though. :D

Xion X2
01-11-07, 02:03 AM
because frankly going SLI with an 8800 GTX is pointless unless you're simply a benchmark *****.


...SLI is ok if you're running a couple of 7800 cards but with something like the 8800 it's a total waste.

Yeah, whatever. SLI'd 8800's work really well in Oblivion in thick forests where the game will slow down to 30FPS on a single 8800GTX running @ 8xAA whereas it stays right at 60-80 with 16xAA with an SLI'd setup.

An SLI'd setup also runs Rainbow Six Vegas a lot better than a single card.

It's far from a "waste." It benefits current-gen games and it will certainly benefit graphical splendors like Crysis when it comes out.

Xion X2
01-11-07, 02:06 AM
As for the 680i boards, I'm beginning to believe it's just the nForce6 boards in general that have problems. My Asus 650i just arrived defective. I spent the last 8 hours trying to get it to power up. It will sometimes power on for a couple of seconds and power back down for no reason at all. The rest of the time it acts like it doesn't even get power, although the green light on the mobo is on. I tried switching out everything that was running perfectly in my previous P5B Deluxe to no avail. I think this board's just f*cked. First one out of about 7-8 builds that I have ever received like this.

Good ole' Nvidia/Asus and their "quality control" strike again.

:thumbdwn:

Rayman1968
01-11-07, 03:41 PM
This morning I was sitting at my computer reading the headlines at CNN when it decided to reboot. When it came back up it gave me the "windows has recovered from a serious error" message.

Hope that's not a sign of things to come.

HeavyH20
01-11-07, 03:49 PM
Well, no issues here. Are we running the memory at stock speeds (1000 or 800)? Sounds like you were at 1200. With what voltage?

Personally, I run mine at 4-4-4-12, 2T with 2.4V, 1000 MHz.

SlieTheSecond
01-11-07, 04:15 PM
This morning I was sitting at my computer reading the headlines at CNN when it decided to reboot. When it came back up it gave me the "windows has recovered from a serious error" message.

Hope that's not a sign of things to come.

Thats just windows being cranky. I can't tell you how many times I have gotten that error message after the first boot on a fresh install of windows, on completely different systems.

Tym
01-11-07, 05:44 PM
I wasted three days trying to get the board to work before RMA. It had actually been fine (well, apart from occasional BSODs) for a month, then it all started with the P23 BIOS. Frequent freezes, C1 errors on reboot, having to underclock the memory and remove one stick to even post, etc.

I REALLY wanted to love this board, so when I got the 965 mobo and verified that the memory was OK (some people reported dead RAM after the P23 issues), I gave it another try and rebuilt the machine again using the EVGA (I already had the Gigabyte in)... I reverted back to the P21 BIOS and it was all fine for a few hours, then it just froze while doing nothing (I was watching TV at the time) and refused to boot again. When I receive the replacement, I'll just ebay the board and try to forget I've ever had it... Sad, I had high hopes for it.

GitDat
01-12-07, 05:55 PM
My memory has been fine running at 1100 for almost 2 weeks now and now all of a sudden it won't even run at it's stock rated speed of 1066 :thumbdwn: I've had the P23 BIOS from the get-go too. What the heck is the deal? I haven't even made any system changes either.

Xion X2
01-12-07, 06:03 PM
Geez, looks like I'll be putting the replacement eVGA 680i I'm being sent up on eBay.

I hope to god the 650i replacement from ZZF works this time around.

Going SLI shouldn't be this tough.

stevemedes
01-12-07, 06:22 PM
Well, no issues here. Are we running the memory at stock speeds (1000 or 800)? Sounds like you were at 1200. With what voltage?

Personally, I run mine at 4-4-4-12, 2T with 2.4V, 1000 MHz.

hmm. how high can you go 4-4-4? im at 1064mhz 4-4-4 with 2.35. Just want a baseline since we have same RAM.

GitDat
01-12-07, 07:10 PM
I wish I had another motherboard that I could test this memory out with to see if it's the EVGA motherboard or my memory that is punked :thumbdwn:

Xion X2
01-12-07, 08:44 PM
Well, I'll be having my.. (puts keyboard down to count fingers on right hand) 3rd go round w/ the nForce 6 chipset tonight. I just tripped down to CompUSA and bought the only SLI mobo they had in stock at an outrageous markup because I didn't feel like slumming it through the weekend w/o a computer while I wait on ZZF and eVGA to ship me my replacements.

God help me. Cross your fingers, everyone.

Xion vs. nForce 6 Round 3

(duel)