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Old 01-10-07, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default eVGA 680i memory issues! Buyers beware.

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.

I'm hoping my memory won't need an RMA.
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Old 01-10-07, 06:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: My eVGA 680i died. Buyers beware.

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.
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Old 01-10-07, 06:09 PM   #3
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Default Re: My eVGA 680i died. Buyers beware.

It died? You mean it no longer functions at all or are you just getting instable overclocks?
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Old 01-10-07, 06:10 PM   #4
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Default Re: My eVGA 680i died. Buyers beware.

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..
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Old 01-10-07, 06:22 PM   #5
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Default Re: eVGA 680i memory issues! Buyers beware.

why not revert to the bios that was working for you?
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Old 01-10-07, 06:32 PM   #6
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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. 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.
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Old 01-10-07, 06:55 PM   #7
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just get an intel chipset board.
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Old 01-10-07, 07:00 PM   #8
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just get an intel chipset board.
Maybe he is planning SLI in the near future...
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Old 01-10-07, 07:07 PM   #9
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Apparently not since he said he wished he went for the badaxe 2.
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Old 01-10-07, 07:25 PM   #10
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Default Re: eVGA 680i memory issues! Buyers beware.

I'm glad I got an Intel board. SLI is pointless to me since the 8800 came out.
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Default Re: eVGA 680i memory issues! Buyers beware.

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.
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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.
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