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post #1 of 18
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I've been planning on getting an EVGA 780i for my new rig for a little while now, but I wanted to make sure I wasn't going to run into a bunch of problems when I did get it. So I did a little checking around and found 2 of the more prevalent problems that would effect me:

Video Corruption: From what I've seen there is currently no fix for this, and no word from nVidia on it (I could be wrong). And over at the EVGA forums it looks like a lot of people are having this issue, but I realize that it may be kind of skewed to just look at their forum because people will only go there if they're having a problem. So I'm just wondering, how likely is it that if I get one I'll have this problem on my board?

Optical SATA Drives: I've seen mixed reports on this all over the place, but I need my DVD burner (at full its capacity). Is this a common problem with this board? Or if I do end up with this problem couldn't I just circumvent it by using a SATA controller card?

I just want to make sure that getting this board isn't a huge mistake, so any info other than 'tons of people are having this problem' (video corruption) would be helpful. I don't just want to know how many people have this problem, I would like to know how many don't.

Thanks
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post #2 of 18
I will be the first to tell you that i love my board....haven't had one problem with anything.....Look at the 790 if you have the cash....
 
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post #3 of 18
I have the latest Production of the 780i which I should hopefully get hooked back up tomorrow and hopefully it will be a lot better than the first one I had, but anything in retail should be the latest production or the second to latest, which are getting a lot fewer complaints.
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post #4 of 18
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Ok, thanks. I guess I'll just chance it and hope for the best then!
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post #5 of 18
What's video corruption? i currently have one problem with my system ever since i change from a Q6600 to Q6700. I'm just sticking to the idea that it's a virus.

I have problem loading video, all my video player freezes when i try using them -_-
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post #6 of 18
There is a known issue with video playback and the board. Funny thing is it doesn't happen with every board and does not cause lockups or crashes. Users get a bit of pixellation while watching dvd's. Again not every evga board does it and it is intermittent at best.
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post #7 of 18
I too have the eVGA 780i, I have had no problems with it at all, I updated the BIOS as soon as I got my OS installed and she works fine. My DVD-R is SATA and it works great too. I'm sure you will enjoy the 780i.
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post #8 of 18
Another 780i-lover here.

Soooooooooooooo pleased.

+1 for, "Go for it!"
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post #9 of 18
i'll be ordering mine sooon...cant wait.

jsut buy from a seller...not ebay with something like this.
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post #10 of 18
I have had no problems. First board had no problems (later died from a fried CPU, my fault though). I am now on my second one and it runs great.
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