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EVGA 680I SATA BIOS Fix

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Some EVGA customers using the EVGA nForce 680i SLI motherboard have reported experiencing disconnect or write error issues with SATA disk drives. To address this, we have worked with NVIDIA to release a BIOS update for this motherboard that eliminates this bug.

EVGA and NVIDIA strongly recommend that all customers upgrade their motherboards to this new BIOS, regardless of whether or not they have experienced this bug. This NVIDIA hotfix will automatically check your system to determine if an update is required. If an update is required, it will prompt you to install the hotfix, and upon completion it will shutdown your system. The hotfix will preserve all of your current computer settings, and will likely improve your system stability. Details This update is related to SATA disk drives and system instability. System instability is observed in the following ways (not a complete list):

• Random application shutdown
• Corrupted boot drive
• “Blue screen of deathâ€
• Corrupt data

This update will improve system stability and prevent future stability issues related to SATA disk drives on those systems requiring this hotfix.
http://www.evga.com/support/680i/

    
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cool there have definatley been enough people asking for this
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Nice find boredom, I did the bios flash a while back, as the bios has been around for a while. However, it would seem that this flash is done through windows, which is good news for those people that either dont have a floppy driver, or are too lazy to hook one up.

As a note to anyone that might do this. If you are already seeing the above issues, BSOD's/HDD corruption, while this flash will fix what was creating the problem, it will not fix damage already done, such as the HDD corruption. This will require a clean install of windows. Afew people on the eVGA thought this bios update would actually fix the HDD corruption, it does not. Just wanted to let people know that.
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