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aww neither of my evga 680i mobos are eligible for the step up program according to evga's website. would calling/emailing them about it make any difference?
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post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by Hersha View Post
aww neither of my evga 680i mobos are eligible for the step up program according to evga's website. would calling/emailing them about it make any difference?


I would still be safe and check your mobo for the actual serial number....

Here is a shot of my CPU-Z with my 680i SE SLI. It says it is an NF68 - but it really is an NF63.

Mine reads almost identical to yours and what your describing sounds to me like the SE quad-core issue. 2.75Ghz boots....2.8GHz won't no matter what you do.

Please please...put my mind at rest and double check the sticker on the board. If I'm wrong, I'll abandon this thread and let smarter people help you.
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I called them once about their return/exchange policy, and they seemed pretty flexible. It's worth a shot.
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You should contact evga about trading in your 680i for a better quad board (e.g. 780i). They'll probably do it, as part of their "step up" program. They may charge you a little (like the retail $ difference between the two boards), if they let you do it, but you won't have to buy a whole new motherboard. You can even tell them why you want to trade - they know the 680i's don't oc quads like they were advertised to.
I beg to differ:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...z-finally.html
post #35 of 46
Looks like you got a good'un!
post #36 of 46
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Hmmm according to EVGA's records for my serial number im running a 122-CK-NF68-AR and the one in my other come is an SE so i guess I shouldn't try swaping them *** is with that selling it as a 680i when the model number "122-CK-NF63-TR" says its a 630i. I dunno but something about that just seems wrong. anyone know if the AR version is just gimped like the SE?
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post #37 of 46
A NF63 is a 680i...but it is the watered down version that has a problem with Quad Core voltages...and thus...problems with overclocking Quads. It is a monster when it comes to OC'ing Dual Cores though...so it's not really a piece of junk.

I have the SE - and it pisses me off that I can't get ehr stable past 2.75GHz.
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ya but the SE isnt the one im overclocking its the AR. thankfully i have an e6600 in that one so if i wanna OC it i should be great.
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i have the same exact problem as you described. 2.69ghz is stable as ever but 2.70 and above won't get me to the desktop. at first i thought i had a couple holes in my fsb but a hole from 2.7-4ghz? that's a pretty damn big hole. i've increased fsb by 10mhz and even 1mhz just to get it to 2.7 but once 2.7 hits, i'm on the desktop for no more than five minutes before i reboots itself. HELP!!!

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i have the same exact problem as you described. 2.69ghz is stable as ever but 2.70 and above won't get me to the desktop. at first i thought i had a couple holes in my fsb but a hole from 2.7-4ghz? that's a pretty damn big hole. i've increased fsb by 10mhz and even 1mhz just to get it to 2.7 but once 2.7 hits, i'm on the desktop for no more than five minutes before i reboots itself. HELP!!!

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That sounds like a voltage problem. What are your voltages - vcore, NB, SB, FSB, RAM, etc.? Core voltage (vcore) is probably the most relevant...

(Looking at your rig, 4GB of RAM can also be a problem for these boards, it seems, particularly if it's 4X1GB sticks. If that's your set-up, you might want to try raising your FSB with only 2 sticks (2 GB). You may be able to put the other two GBs of RAM back in later, by raising NB volts, but let's get your FSB/clock speed up first.)
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