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[XBit] 790i Data Corruption Confirmed

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As mentioned by Anandtech: http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...orruption.html


http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/chipset...g_Company.html
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Nvidia Corp., a leading designer of graphics processors and chipsets, recently admitted that its most-recent chipset for Intel Corp.’s microprocessors may cause data corruption in case processor bus and system memory are overclocked. Earlier customers blamed previous-generation Nvidia’s core-logic sets for data corruption under the same circumstances.


Apparently, when computer enthusiasts overclock processor system bus (PSB) and memory clock-speeds on systems that are based on Nvidia nForce 790i-series core-logic, they may experience data corruption on hard disk drives. Earlier end-users complained about the same issue on systems powered by previous-generations Nvidia nForce chipsets.

“Nvidia has received reports of data corruption when using certain high speed memory and overclocking the front side bus. Our engineers are currently investigating this issue and as soon as we have more information, we will provide an update to this knowledge base article,†a statement by Nvidia in its technical support forums reads.

Even though this is not the first time when customers complain about data corruption, neither Nvidia nor any of the mainboard makers have disclosed the reasons of the problem.

Nvidia nForce 790i Ultra SLI core-logic supports Intel Core 2 processors with up to 1600MHz processor system bus and overclocking capability beyond that, dual-channel DDR3 memory with speeds over 2000MHz, three PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots for graphics cards, six Serial ATA-300 ports for hard disk drives and so on.
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post #2 of 13
What's with the crappy chipsets recently? Some of AMD's board partners have been a bit sheisty about high-TDP processors (admittedly not really the chipset's fault), G45 is having problems, and now data corruption is back on the nForce chipsets?

Maybe it's time for a motherboard revolution?
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post #3 of 13
LOL lately, they have had this issue since before NF4 days. Just to varieing degrees.

Hopefully they get it fixed one of these days or let intel get some sli going on there boards.
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I remember when the 680i was plagued with this when running RAID.
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post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by ericeod View Post
I remember when the 680i was plagued with this when running RAID.
Yup, it happened for the first 3-4 months until a BIOS release fixed it.
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post #6 of 13
Just slow down development to iron out ALL bugs before release. It's not like we need brand new CPU/Chipsets every 4 months.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bdattilo View Post
Just slow down development to iron out ALL bugs before release. It's not like we need brand new CPU/Chipsets every 4 months.
Heh, its not like we need brand new CPU/Chipsets every 8 months. =/

P35 and Q6600. Both rock solid and relatively old.

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post #8 of 13
nVidia just hasn't been on their game lately. Like AMD was not so long ago (although they still aren't doing so great, at least they have a firm grip on motherboards and graphics cards.)
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So, what does this data corruption do exactly? Corrupt the HDD data? Does it come when I OC on my Asus 790i?
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post #10 of 13
does this problem exist on the 780i boards as well?
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