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well I installed my 780i ftw board to replace the 680i board... so I can finaly overclock..

first off I had it start up saying 1.6ghz on a q6600... so I reseated the cpu and it fixed it.

I had major problems on startup.. I added 4 more gig of ram by the way

when it starts... the bios go mad slow... like 8 mins to boot to windows

I removed the new 4 gig of ram because I got the bsod when I was about to load windows with last known configuration..

now its booting pretty decent.. should I rma the ram? I am updating the bios as we speak but first I am removing the old chipset bios.

the only thing I can think is that it was trying to run the 680i crap on startup with my old config..

btw the board looks amazing the northbridge runs very hot, the reset cmos button pwns... bio is awesome it fits 8gb reaper ram...rev 2

and my temps are stable at 30c and its hot in my room
Edited by jdub - 12/24/08 at 5:56pm
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Yep I had the exact same problem when I upgraded from the 780i to the 790i...In the long run I had to reformat and that solved 99% of the problems I was having.
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if your northbride is really hot you can try to take the heatsink off and clean it and replace it with arctic silver ceramic. I did that and it dropped my temps 15c :0
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Originally Posted by stan View Post
Yep I had the exact same problem when I upgraded from the 780i to the 790i...In the long run I had to reformat and that solved 99% of the problems I was having.
You should always do a clean install whenever changing boards, especially when they have different chipsets.
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