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Well hmm... I just received my eVGA 680i SE board from eVGA after I won a contest they put on (see sig). Now that its here I've inspected it and done some research, turns out they don't support Quad Core overclocking very well (if at all). I originally planned on an E6600, but now holding out till the pricedrop I've decided to go with a Q6600. Now I'm wondering what I should do. I think they may have given out these boards because people didn't want the non Quad Core supported boards, so they probably wouldn't like returning them for a supportable one. But then again eVGA is known for their great CS. I could also go for an E6850 and overclock that, or just go with the stock Q6600. Any thoughts on what I should do? should I ask them about it?
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I know it's a good board for C2Ds. At the same time I am not surprised about the quad core issues.

I would try to sell it and get some cash towards a P5K. They have had incredible results with quads and I can't wait till I can get mine.

If you are gonna stick with dual cores I say keep the board it's a decent one.
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I know it's a good board for C2Ds. At the same time I am not surprised about the quad core issues.

I would try to sell it and get some cash towards a P5K. They have had incredible results with quads and I can't wait till I can get mine.

If you are gonna stick with dual cores I say keep the board it's a decent one.
Yeah, I've heard this board is very good for C2D's, however it sucks with Quad cores. I'm just weighing the options of trying to sell it to help fund a different, Quad supporting board, or if I should just stick with C2D. what do you think I could get for it, or how much will it offset the price of a good Q6600 OCing board?
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The lastest revisions of them supports QC (Quad Core) overclocking pretty well... if yours is one of those who doesn't, you can always RMA it for free, and they will RMA one back which is fixed.
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The lastest revisions of them supports QC (Quad Core) overclocking pretty well... if yours is one of those who doesn't, you can always RMA it for free, and they will RMA one back which is fixed.
Thats what I'm hoping. From what I've gathered the SE is a rebadged version of the TR, which is the slimmed down version of the AR, which is not QC overclocking supportable. Confusing huh? The boards with NF68 in their part numbers were returnable, but the 63 was not. I am not sure what mine is, as I'm not home right now nor did I order it at all, but I doubt they'd want to ship me another one anyways as this one was free. I have a feeling they were trying to purge their stock of poor C2Q boards by having this contest, and therefore don't want to have to take one back and replace it. I emailed their CS dept just to explain the situation (not necessarily asking for them to send me a new one) just to get the facts on what I can do. Hopefully I'll hear back soon with some sort of good news.
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Yours is an 122-CK-NF63-TR. They do of course support quad, but at what overclocking performance I don't know. I have heard not great. Also there is no other revision as far as this board goes because it was released after the NF68 A1s and T1s.

I would try to sell it personally. 150.00 on the egg right now AFTER MIR. I would put it up for 135-140 shipped. That will get you within 10-20 dollars of an Asus P5K standard or 80-90 dollars from the deluxe. Just my opinion.
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Thats what I'm hoping. From what I've gathered the SE is a rebadged version of the TR, which is the slimmed down version of the AR, which is not QC overclocking supportable. Confusing huh? The boards with NF68 in their part numbers were returnable, but the 63 was not. I am not sure what mine is, as I'm not home right now nor did I order it at all, but I doubt they'd want to ship me another one anyways as this one was free. I have a feeling they were trying to purge their stock of poor C2Q boards by having this contest, and therefore don't want to have to take one back and replace it. I emailed their CS dept just to explain the situation (not necessarily asking for them to send me a new one) just to get the facts on what I can do. Hopefully I'll hear back soon with some sort of good news.
The board you got is one of the first versions released. It's a great board for the C2D's but, for the Quads I would huck it and try and get a P5K like others suggested. The board had issues with OC'ing the Quad Cores, they changed some stuff and out came the NF68-A1/T1. They just re-badged the old boards and called them "SE", specially made for the C2D

Although this board can overclock the quads I heard the the new boards have the nvidia 570 SB, while the older ones had the 590. I guess the 570 clocks better with the quads? I think the main problem people were complaining about was the lack of FSB, most people I saw were hitting a wall at 380'ish.

Also, the EVGA's still have some issues with memory burning up. I would personally try and get some money out of it and get into another board, just my
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