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My EVGA 780i FTW died today for no reason, what now?:(

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Hey guys, im after waking up, booting on my spare pc that ive been using since my main rig is waiting for me to finish the water setup on it and nothing no post, ive checked the mb straight away for a code (Its an EVGA 780i FTW) and I get FF - failed to post no idea what happened and how, it was working barely 6h ago the board is ment to have a lifetime warranty but when I checked on evga's website it says you had to register the product within 30 days of purchase... can any one help in any way or do I just throw my 3-way sli board to the bin?
post #2 of 13
Reset CMOS via jumper/battery.
Check if video card works on another PC.
Make sure wires are clear from any grounding problems.
Mess with the BIOS chip (push/tap) shown below.



Otherwise you can always email/call Evga and ask them for some help. Maybe tell them your story about how you didn't know you had to register within 30 days for the limited lifetime warranty...and send them your invoice for proof of purchase. Evga is known for their great customer service so I hope they are understanding of the situation you're in.
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sadly since i bought it 3-4 years ago the proof of purchase is long gone ehh im sad now ive tried all the standard: check all ram slots one by one, reseat the cpu, clear cmos/battery, tried outside the case with different cards and psu and nothing, it doesnt even go through a couple of codes just displays ff straight away ive email evga but I wouldnt rma it if I was them so ill understand
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sadly since i bought it 3-4 years ago the proof of purchase is long gone ehh im sad now ive tried all the standard: check all ram slots one by one, reseat the cpu, clear cmos/battery, tried outside the case with different cards and psu and nothing, it doesnt even go through a couple of codes just displays ff straight away ive email evga but I wouldnt rma it if I was them so ill understand
well if you never registered at evga.com and uploaded the invoice within 30 days the warranty is useless.


But its worth a try, some times they will go the extra mile to keep a customer happy...


Do you get a long beep or anything like that? Usually what the board goes you get some kind of a sign.
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no beeps at all and it has a built in speaker so whats a good cheap board for a q6600?
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no beeps at all and it has a built in speaker so whats a good cheap board for a q6600?
Any G41 chip-set board should be cheap for 60 or so$, depending on if you want to get the DDR3 or DDR2 version. Gunna be hard to find any real decent mobo for 775 now days, believe me I've tried. Well brand new at least.
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id go ddr3 so i can use my elpida hypers on it as long as it works fine it can be used, im only gone use it for 2-3 days of benching to see max my q6600 can do (got a spare e8400 if this chip dies and then as a backup pc
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http://www.overclock.net/main-components/

Thats the For Sale section here, I would browse through it for a used board...

For a cheapo just to run it any 775 will do, but if you want to push the Q6600 & E8400 I would recommend looking for a P45 or X48(hard to find) board as they will be the best option for overclocking...

Newegg has open box deals cheap too http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...abStoreType=99 both DDR3, both $39
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Theyre strict about registering. The guy just kept reading from his book. Hardware in the trash.
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Bios chip could be toast, can be had on ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/BIOS-CHIP-EVGA-7...item2c5d76303c
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