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This is bad

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Originally posted by Dayofpain
[br]heres a nice piece of ****.

4x DOMINATOR PC8888 FRIED
4X DOMINATOR PC8500 FRIED
2X OCZ TITIANIUM PC8000 FRIED.

Im going to return this pos to newegg. (the mobo)

First mobo.

http://www.evga.com/community/messag...erms=dayofpain

Second mobo.

Installed last night.

Have to remove power and use cmos jumper to boot EVERY SINGLE TIME. beta bios flashed. Too bad everysingle resistor on the board needed to be straightened. 2 were bent all the way to the ram slots. gfg.

cant boot cant maintain voltage. and this is one that they handpicked for an advanced rma.

later evga. 2 strikes ur out.

2 thousand dollars in ram. Thanks.

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Originally posted by palese
[br]just lost a stick of Corsair 6400C3DF in black slot, the default volt for this ram is 2.4
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Originally posted by linflas

and I have 2 GB of Gskill sitting on my desk waiting for an RMA number because one stick I know for sure has gone to the ******per, and another that I do not trust now, back to corsair for me, as soon as I get new one's back from RMA the gskill goes on ebay, and I get some better corsair stuff
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Originally Posted by sadcat1
I can tell you in my case no sticks work in the right slots, all sticks work in the left slots and when a stick is put in either right slot,I get C1 and a long beep.
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Originally Posted by lopri
Absolutely no. I had the same C1 problem with one of my sticks. I first thought my stick was defective because I didn't have a problem booting with my other pair. (Both pairs are exact same model, same batch)

After playing a bit with the working pair, I used canned air to blow any dirt away from the sticks and the slots. I also configured the BIOS settings to what I wanted (including Vdimm). Shut down the machine and inserted the problematic sticks, then it worked flawlessly ever since.
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Originally Posted by sadcat1
Dumo, I too had a 680i board that worked. The first one. (http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=640644) I killed it by chipping a corner of the nb when putting on a water block. I did not return it, my fault. I have since had three more from Compusa and I can tell they were/are defective. Two in a row would not accept memory in the right side slots. I even bought new Muskin Redline thinking two in a row could not have the same problem. they did. The third, booted right up with memory in both blue slots. I thought I was home free. I adjusted the voltages and settings appropriate to my hardware,rebooted and I swear to Christ the thing died. The little yellow light above the blue light no longer comes on when you hit the power button. And yes Iv'e checked the power supply with a differtent mobo. Nothing will make this power up now. Hex code is "--". I tell this story to point out that, yes, your board works perfectly as the first one I had did. But do not take these stories of problems as "operator error". I can assure you I know what I'm doing. These boards have a variety of problems. P. S. Yes, I'm going to get a forth becuse I will never, ever give up. Bob
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so get the Asus one!
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posted by shawn1998 at Xtremesystems

It is buggy, yes. I do have a question, though. About how many of these motherboards have been sold and are being used right now? Quite a few. The op quoted 5 posts from other forums, 6 if you include himself. sadcat1 and lopri are not reporting that their 680i killed their ram, so scratch two of the six. So their are 4 people reporting dead ram. Does this make it a confrimed epidemic? Do the math and percentages. It does not. Let's say for argument's sake that only 500 EVGA 680i's were sold and being used. With four people reoprting ram failures, that would put it at .8%. Does that sound like a "confirmed" motherboard defect? Not yet.


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I have 2 kits of G.Skill 6400HZ and i have lost 1 stick from each kit. 1 of the sticks that died has never been overvolted.


So 3 of the 4 that failed have been overvolted? What does that do for an RMA? You voided your warranty when you applied too much voltage to the ram sticks.


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The board didn't kill my ram! It doesn't work in the right side slots. It works in the left side. I know this is difficult to believe.

posted by sadcat

How many boards and chipsets have ram slots that don't work very well? DFI boards are famous for having to use the orange slots and not the yellow (I used the SLI-DR for a year, so I know this from experience). Does this make it a ram killer? No, even posted by sadcat, one of the persons you tried to use to bear witness to your EVGA 680i SLI board is killing ram. Confirmed!!!
doomsday thread topic.

As far as Dayofpain and his $2000 worth of ruined ram, I feel for him, because that's an aweful lot of money. But good lord, wouldn't you have stopped after maybe the second set of ram stopped working????? To me, it would have been very obvious after the second set of memory failed that their was an issue with the board, but to waste 2 sets of four and an additional set of two sticks is not very wise. Like I said, I really do feel bad for him, but man, common sense should have kicked in at some point, don't you think? As a side note to his particular situation, EVGA rep contacted him directly on Wed to get his mobo issue resolved. It's obvious that he got a very very bad motherboard. But again, does this confirm that all EVGA 680i's are ram killers? NO!!!!!!!!!
If you wanted to post how this board has sata issues, you would have a much stronger case, seeing as there are many, many more posts and complaints that support that claim, including EVGA responding that nVidia and EVGA are aware of the issue and are working on it.

Your "confirmed" claim has been confirmed by you and maybe 3 other people. Very shakey at best."

Also Slade, there are a number of owners on this forum, and no one has had this complaint as yet either. Considering EVGA posted that it has sold over 10,000 of these boards since release with a grand total of under 10 ram issues you might want to consider the %


I have the evga board and despite multiple overclocking attempts, my corsair ram has been fine. I am replacing the board because the asus P5N32 has higher stable overclocks but no ram issues.
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This generation has been out, what? Two weeks?

I think that is sort of an alarming thing. Probably nothing to lose your lunch over, but its not good to ever see such issues come forth. You are correct in stating that statistically, it is not significant evidence that the chipset is inherently bad. More likely, I would say it would be a batch batch from the fab. Anyone remember the 925X fiasco at Intel where they left some foil on the chipsets and had to recall every one? Probably something like that, on a smaller scale.

Still, I have heard about issues with ram so far, and also issues with the SATA controller causing corrupted drives when using a high overclock. These are two issues that seem to have occurred very quickly in relation to release, and I dont think we have heard such issues coming forth with previous chipset releases for Conroe.

One last thing, sure, the users were overclocking when this all happened. However, what the hell kind of protection should that offer the manufacturer? none. These boards were DESIGNED for enthusiasts. If I wanted to use everything at stock, I woudl have bought a 75 dollar cheapo board. That is NOT an excuse toward the 680i my friend. Again, I dont think this is a widespread issue, but I think it may be something that needs to be addressed by manufactureres and looked into further.

As for trying ASUS boards, maybe. However, it wouldn't help my temper one bit if I found that even the 400 dollar Mobo had similar issues.
    
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These 680i motherboards are having way to many issues for me to get near. They have their audio issues, RAID issues, and now memory issues. Seems like the only one that works is $400....
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Well it hasn't killed my ram yet, just my HD when I go over 3ghz lol.
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Wow, and I remember when I said it from the beginning that the chipset was probably going to be as bad as the first generation but I guess I was wrong!........it's worst.

Oh well!, I learned my lesson not to get a chipset that's not from Intel back in 2001 when I had that bad/horrible experience with a VIA one.

So? sound problem, then I hear SATA problem, then overclocking with the software problem and now RAM problems.

So, who else is buying an nForce chipset again? Or for the first time for that matter.
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Wow, and I remember when I said it from the beginning that the chipset was probably going to be as bad as the first generation but I guess I was wrong!........it's worst.

Oh well!, I learned my lesson not to get a chipset that's not from Intel back in 2001 when I had that bad/horrible experience with a VIA one.

So? sound problem, then I hear SATA problem, then overclocking with the software problem and now RAM problems.

So, who else is buying an nForce chipset again? Or for the first time for that matter.
i'll never buy one again. my fsb is 231.
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i'll never buy one again. my fsb is 231.

I've actually cracked 464FSB on this one, they've fixed that problem, the only problem I'm having is the sata one atm and it only occurs when I OC past 3ghz. Those guys could've just bought defective ram for all we know lol.
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I hit 470 FSB but couldn't go 1 mhz higher.Dman, the Asus P5N32 board will hit 525 FSB stable with no mods on air. If you can exchange your board (thats what I did), considering they are the same price, it may be worth looking into. Also the asus has 8 phase power design and the evga 6 phase
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