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Old 02-26-07, 05:09 PM   #13
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Default Re: 680i is going to be the death of me.

The overclock isn't the problem. I've had my Conroe stable at 3.6 on my Asus P5B Deluxe that I had before without a hitch. It has also been perfectly stable on this board for the last two weeks. I stress-tested it with dual-prime for over 6 hours in Blend, Small FFT's, and Large FFT's. I stress-tested it with Orthos for 6 hours with all 3 as well. And I also stress-tested it with Windows Memtest for 3 hours. Not a hitch. Flew through all of them flawlessly. I would take it higher than 3.6, but I have to feed it 1.57v to have it stable at this speed and it's already pushing my temps to the max (around 60C under small FFT's in Prime).

And as I said above, this board has even been freezing up at STOCK settings lately.

Also, I've been unable to get the board stable even going as low as 3.2 on the CPU with my memory at 1000mhz. I've tried a hundred different combinations, and the only way I can get it stable is to set the FSB/RAM at a 1:1 ratio. That is the only way it will pass Orthos/Memtest/Prime without freezing up or failing benchmark testing.

But now it is sitting at the exact same overclock and BIOS settings as the prior two weeks and is crapping out.
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Old 02-26-07, 05:12 PM   #14
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I've never had a hince of a problem with my Intels board
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Old 02-26-07, 05:12 PM   #15
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Default Re: 680i is going to be the death of me.

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am I lucky or what, I have not had any problems with the BFG 680i
From the looks of your signature, you're not overclocking, either. The board may run just fine if you keep everything @ stock settings, but I didn't buy all of my equipment to do that, and I especially didn't buy an nForce6 board, a self-professed better overclocker by Nvidia, so that I could keep everything at stock settings, either.
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Old 02-26-07, 05:13 PM   #16
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Check all the voltages ,NB ,SB 1.2VHT and your cpu vcore if you have them set to auto in your bios they are probably jumping up and out of range.I understand I do not have the same board as you but I have now had 2 P5N32-E SLI's and the P5N32-E SLI Plus I have now and they have all had improper voltages either to NB or SB or 1.2VHT when set to auto.Setting them all manually is the only way I haven't had problems with Nvidia's new chipset ,well ,so far.
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Old 02-26-07, 05:21 PM   #17
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Thanks for the suggestion. I will try setting the voltages on the NB, SB, etc manually again, but like I said before I have not touched a single setting in this BIOS since it was flying through Orthos, Prime, and Memtest without a hitch for the last two weeks. Heck, I haven't even entered the BIOS since then. It just makes no sense to me that it would suddenly become unstable unless the chipset itself was crapping out or it has somehow damaged my memory (which I hope to god isn't the case.)
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Old 02-26-07, 05:24 PM   #18
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Things like this make me glad I'm still on s939. Even though this Opty is running at about 52*C idle- and is pegged at 60*C under load, it is atleast stable.

Now if I can just get these temps down...

Considering how much $$$ you've invested in the cooling and dual video cards, not going SLi would seem like a huge waste Xion. I'd go for that P5NE-32 SLi (or what ever it is called) so atleast you can still keep SLi. Good luck bud, hope you get this resolved soon.
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Old 02-26-07, 05:25 PM   #19
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I sincerely hope the memory problem is not the case either ,I know I've had to RMA some ram lately because of the 680i.I purchased just about $1200 worth of ram and mobo's last month because of the flakey 680i chipset.If the setup I have goes now I am going to intel for sure.
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Old 02-26-07, 05:38 PM   #20
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Sh!t! i am now more concerned about that nforce 680i that i have..Hopefully it will not give me problems like yours! Good luck!
PS: as a side note does anybody knows if the Asus P5N32-SLI Premium nForce 590 for Intel is more stable than an nforce680i mobo?
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Old 02-26-07, 05:39 PM   #21
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But now it is sitting at the exact same overclock and BIOS settings as the prior two weeks and is crapping out.
Dang. I'm sorry man.
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Old 02-26-07, 05:46 PM   #22
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I stress-tested it with dual-prime for over 6 hours in Blend, Small FFT's, and Large FFT's. I stress-tested it with Orthos for 6 hours with all 3 as well. And I also stress-tested it with Windows Memtest for 3 hours. Not a hitch. Flew through all of them flawlessly. I would take it higher than 3.6, but I have to feed it 1.57v to have it stable at this speed and it's already pushing my temps to the max (around 60C under small FFT's in Prime).
Remember our discussion about what we use for stress testing?

This is exactly why I test by actually playing the games I am currently into.
I have had the same situation where I will be stable at one overclock one day then th next day is another story.

Admittedly my probs were not at stock, but the concept is the same.

Anyway good luck getting up system to run... I know it can be frustrating being an early adopter, especially when it comes to motherboards.
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Yeah, thanks everyone. If worst comes to worst I guess I'll give the Asus P5N32-E Plus a shot.

I should be compensated by Nvidia for all of this mess. Their quality control has gone straight down the crapper. I think they're trying to stretch themselves too thin with the G80, 650/680i, Vista/XP drivers, 32/64 bit, SLI, etc.

I have now gone through:

3 bad G80's, two which had the wrong resistors, one that just suddenly died a month after install.
3 bad 650/680i motherboards
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Remember our discussion about what we use for stress testing?

This is exactly why I test by actually playing the games I am currently into.
I have had the same situation where I will be stable at one overclock one day then th next day is another story.

Admittedly my probs were not at stock, but the concept is the same.

Anyway good luck getting up system to run... I know it can be frustrating being an early adopter, especially when it comes to motherboards.
That's not what's happening, JMag. It isn't passing Orthos/Prime anymore. It fails it within a few minutes, so it's not game-testing that enlightened me as to having an unstable overclock now.

Orthos/Prime have always been a very good gauge for measuring a stable overclock in the past, and it continues to be for me now.
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