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eVGA 6800GS CO SC/ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe issues

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Ok, I know that this is probably something that I'm missing, but I'm brand new to the OC world. *bow*

I have a system I just built that has all the specs you see below, and for the life of me, I can't decpher what the problem is. Here's the details:

When I first built this system I had an XFX 7800 card for graphics. Everything installed fine, ran wonderfully, until I tried playing EQ2. I ran around for maybe 30 seconds, and my computer completely shut down. I tried a couple more times all with the same results. Eventually the MB stopped POSTing, so I ended up RMA-ing it to newegg and they sent me a replacement. I popped that in with the XFX card, same thing. Dead after 30 seconds. In the meantime, I'd read about the BIOS PEG OC that this MB does, and how it can have issues with the 7800 series. Fine... send the 7800 back and get an eVGA 6800GS.

The 6800GS arrived yesterday, I popped it in... and ran for about 30 seconds in EQ2 and dead. *sigh* (In the meantime, I've been able to run my nVIDIA 5500 without any problems at all, other than the lower quality graphics)

What am I missing? I've searched everywhere and I can't find an answer to this. I'm sure it has something to do with the factory OC and a setting that I'm missing somewhere. I just don't know where! I'd hate to downgrade again, when I know that this videocard has no logical reason for failing me too. It has to be *operator failure* and that would be me.
My System
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CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
AMD 64 4000+ ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe WinXP Pro NEC 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS Ergo Antec TP2-550 3rd gen retrofit MS Optical 
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AMD 64 4000+ ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe WinXP Pro NEC 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MS Ergo Antec TP2-550 3rd gen retrofit MS Optical 
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post #2 of 4
Personally, I would check up on that PSU. Antec and ASUS boards don't ge alone all too well. If everything worked up fine and shuts down after 2 video cards and two motherboards? Sounds like a PSU problem, IMO.
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Did you plug in the six pin power dongle? That's the most obvious one. If you didn't it'd cause that thing to overload your mobo. I tried to boot without a pci-e connector once by accident and luckily my drivers forced me to shutdown.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opty 165 CCBWE 0551UPMW MSI K8N NEO4 Platinum/SLI x1900 (545/828) 2GB (2 x 1GB) Corsair 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250/160 gig WD/320 gig seagate 'cuda perp. write Pioneer DVD burner (Dual Layer) XP sp.2 / vista dual boot Samsung 19" 931BW LCD. 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse 2 Antec True 550watt 36 amp Chenming 901B (Black) Logitech MX518 
Mouse Pad
ain no thing but a chikkin wing 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opty 165 CCBWE 0551UPMW MSI K8N NEO4 Platinum/SLI x1900 (545/828) 2GB (2 x 1GB) Corsair 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250/160 gig WD/320 gig seagate 'cuda perp. write Pioneer DVD burner (Dual Layer) XP sp.2 / vista dual boot Samsung 19" 931BW LCD. 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse 2 Antec True 550watt 36 amp Chenming 901B (Black) Logitech MX518 
Mouse Pad
ain no thing but a chikkin wing 
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post #4 of 4
Did you plug in the six pin power dongle? That's the most obvious one. If you didn't it'd cause that thing to overload your mobo. I tried to boot without a pci-e connector once by accident and luckily my drivers forced me to shutdown.


EDIT: Sorry oc.net froze and i hit refresh
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opty 165 CCBWE 0551UPMW MSI K8N NEO4 Platinum/SLI x1900 (545/828) 2GB (2 x 1GB) Corsair 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250/160 gig WD/320 gig seagate 'cuda perp. write Pioneer DVD burner (Dual Layer) XP sp.2 / vista dual boot Samsung 19" 931BW LCD. 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse 2 Antec True 550watt 36 amp Chenming 901B (Black) Logitech MX518 
Mouse Pad
ain no thing but a chikkin wing 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opty 165 CCBWE 0551UPMW MSI K8N NEO4 Platinum/SLI x1900 (545/828) 2GB (2 x 1GB) Corsair 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250/160 gig WD/320 gig seagate 'cuda perp. write Pioneer DVD burner (Dual Layer) XP sp.2 / vista dual boot Samsung 19" 931BW LCD. 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse 2 Antec True 550watt 36 amp Chenming 901B (Black) Logitech MX518 
Mouse Pad
ain no thing but a chikkin wing 
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