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I am having a bit of a problem....

Ever since I came off my ASUS P5N32 E SLI, I have been unable to get a stable OC...

This is with my Q6600 B3 and my Q6700 G0...

I have tried the ample 3Ghz....more, less, etc..... They won't take anything but stock otherwise they fail P95....

Do you guys think its the board because I do...... Reflashing BIOS now to see if anything happens but to be honest, I think I will be RMA'ing this board as "Faulty".

By saying faulty I mean putting 9v through it witha battery and fuse wire
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post #2 of 17
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I am having a bit of a problem....

Ever since I came off my ASUS P5N32 E SLI, I have been unable to get a stable OC...

This is with my Q6600 B3 and my Q6700 G0...

I have tried the ample 3Ghz....more, less, etc..... They won't take anything but stock otherwise they fail P95....

Do you guys think its the board because I do...... Reflashing BIOS now to see if anything happens but to be honest, I think I will be RMA'ing this board as "Faulty".

By saying faulty I mean putting 9v through it witha battery and fuse wire

It's possible you got one of the POS boards of the 680i series sorry.
post #3 of 17
The old revision 680i boards have problems regulating enough voltage to sustain higher clock speeds to quads.

It's a known problem, you're SOL, sorry :S
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The old revision 680i boards have problems regulating enough voltage to sustain higher clock speeds to quads.

It's a known problem, you're SOL, sorry :S
and its volt modded that sucks.
post #5 of 17
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Hahaha, came off an ASUS 680i PoS, now onto an eVGA 680i PoS... Even though it is the A1 and I got it about 3 months ago.

The V Droop mod is only the pencil mod so I can rub it off lol....

O well, I have updated the BIOS to P32, if I still have no luck I am phoning scan.co.uk in the morning to arrange RMA.
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Your not along Rocker. I RMA'd my A1 board a couple of months ago. They sent a A2(?) revision back. And since, I haven't been able to keep anything over 3.3Ghz stable. My chip ran 3.5Ghz folding for months before on the old board, so I know it's not the chip.

I wasn't sure what to do myself. I mean, the only problem I have is the lack of OCing, and one of the fan headers doesn't work on the board. I wasn't sure if that justified RMAing or not. I'll be watching this thread closely...
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post #7 of 17
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Lol... I will justify the RMA..... Once i have described my problem (which will be that the board simply dies and does not work) and they accept the RMA, I will break it myself......

Everything which happens bad... always happens to me.
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Best of luck to you then.

Have you ever heard of a A2 revision?
(sorry, I'm not trying to jack your thread.)
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post #9 of 17
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Nah I havent heard of an A2 revision...

One problem....Scan.co.uk do not have another evga 680i A1 in stock or even listen on their site anymore, so it looks like I may pay extra and get the 780i instead.
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The eVGA 680i A1 shows up as revision A2 in CPU-Z, so people confuse the A1 for an A2. I feel for you, I went through 5 eVGA 680i boards. Then last Nov I switched to the ASUS P5E and it never crashed on me once I got my OC dialed in, not even once!
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