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Old 01-12-07, 07:44 PM   #25
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Default Re: eVGA 680i memory issues! Buyers beware.

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.

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Old 01-12-07, 07:45 PM   #26
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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
Crank your MCP and SPP voltages. Memory was working like it always had for another few days with the increased voltages, then the board crapped out again. I don't really care how "damaged" it gets from the voltages/heat at this point. Should be getting my replacement on Monday or Tuesday..
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Old 01-12-07, 08:03 PM   #27
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Crank your MCP and SPP voltages. Memory was working like it always had for another few days with the increased voltages, then the board crapped out again. I don't really care how "damaged" it gets from the voltages/heat at this point. Should be getting my replacement on Monday or Tuesday..
Dang, I just tried that and still get the lockups. So I'm curious if mine is the memory or motherboard. I'm going to pick up some identical memory locally tomorrow to try it out and see which the culprit is. What a pain in the arse
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Old 01-12-07, 08:14 PM   #28
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Dang, I just tried that and still get the lockups. So I'm curious if mine is the memory or motherboard. I'm going to pick up some identical memory locally tomorrow to try it out and see which the culprit is. What a pain in the arse
There's a pretty good chance the board borked your memory. Which slots are you using? Blue or black? I've read through countless threads with these issues, and I guess the consensus is that the blue slots seem to be taking memory with the board when it decides to take a dump.
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Old 01-12-07, 08:23 PM   #29
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There's a pretty good chance the board borked your memory. Which slots are you using? Blue or black? I've read through countless threads with these issues, and I guess the consensus is that the blue slots seem to be taking memory with the board when it decides to take a dump.
Mine are in the blue slots Today is the first day things messed up. My PC locked this morning and then when I rebooted, after XP loaded the motherboard started beeping repeatedly. I shut it down to stop the beeping but then had to lower my 1066 memory down to only as high as 930 or it starts the lockups again.
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Old 01-12-07, 09:00 PM   #30
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I just moved the memory to the brown slots and now it's working just fine at the speeds I had it at for the last 2 weeks. So now I guess I need to RMA the motherboard? Any way you look at it, it still sucks I guess *sigh*. I'm just tired of messing with the PC and just want to enjoy some games on it.

Edit: Ok, I just moved the memory BACK to the blue slots and it's still working fine.. WTF??

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I just moved the memory to the brown slots and now it's working just fine at the speeds I had it at for the last 2 weeks. So now I guess I need to RMA the motherboard? Any way you look at it, it still sucks I guess *sigh*. I'm just tired of messing with the PC and just want to enjoy some games on it.

Edit: Ok, I just moved the memory BACK to the blue slots and it's still working fine.. WTF??
Definitely RMA that thing. Who knows what's actually wrong with it. You've really got nothing to lose anyway, considering all EVGA 680i boards come with a free Advanced RMA plan (cross-shipping).
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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 *****.
Wrong.

Try Fear at 1920x1200 with 4x/16x and it will bring a single 8800GTX to its knees, or most new games for that matter.
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Have to disagree with that too, as I did before. Oblivion plays smooth as silk on my machine now @ 1680x1050, 16xAA, 16xAF, high quality textures. I'm running vsync and she rarely ever drops below 60fps. With a single GTX I would get drops into 30-35 frequently in heavily forested areas:





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Wow that was a quick 'about-face' there Xion...=/
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Have to disagree with that too, as I did before. Oblivion plays smooth as silk on my machine now @ 1680x1050, 16xAA, 16xAF, high quality textures.
So you got your rig up and running again? I read on some other posts that your 650i was phucked, and about your original 680i's NB heat problem.

Post some pics in the G80 rig thread!
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@v3rninator

This is a different 680i board; it's the BFG version. Last night I got a wild hair and decidedly refused to be without my computer for a week or two waiting on RMA replacements and tripped down to CompUSA and snatched the last 680i SLI board they had, a BFG.

Good experience w/ it so far. Seems to be stable and running fine. Southbridge is running about 25C cooler than my eVGA did.

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So you got your rig up and running again? I read on some other posts that your 650i was phucked, and about your original 680i's NB heat problem.

Post some pics in the G80 rig thread!
Yeah, the 650i was defective; an 8-hour headache and it never would power up. That followed the eVGA 680i overheating SB problem. I'll post some updated pics once the waterblock for my 2nd card gets here. I'm just running the 2nd card on air for now. Block should be here in 1-2 weeks.
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