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tried ram in every slot, then no ram at all, tried video card or no video card, removed cmos battery. No difference, post code lights just show dashes and never change.

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The 'Double Dash of Death' Had that on my EVGA 680i board, could be numerous different things. I never did get it sorted. I brought a new motherboard and its still sitting in its box till this day.

From reading around its pretty much had it, though others may of had better luck....
 
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Yours and about 90% of the other ones ever made. 680i boards were a disaster. The ones that worked were amazing, but those were few and far between.
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Yours and about 90% of the other ones ever made. 680i boards were a disaster. The ones that worked were amazing, but those were few and far between.
Sad to say it looks that way, all iv been able to find through google searches is people with double dashes and their story about RMAing the board lol. Well, it was free, so I suppose il just use the ram and the 8800gts it had in it.
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Yea, double-dashes were very prevalent. The causes weren't very consistent, either. Some boards could be fixed by replacing the BIOS chip, some of the boards had memory channels with horrible traces, and there were other causes like bent/missing CPU socket pins. It's hard to say what exactly it is until you start trying all sorts of fixes that would basically rebuild the board.

I bought a working 680i board years ago and when I got it, it had the double dashes. I managed to get it to POST once after hours of messing with it, but never again. I'm still not sure what the cause was, lol.
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Originally Posted by tehmaggot View Post
I bought a working 680i board years ago and when I got it, it had the double dashes. I managed to get it to POST once after hours of messing with it, but never again. I'm still not sure what the cause was, lol.
This sounds awfully familiar.....

 
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I had one of the awesome evga 680i boards. Thing would overclock my q6600 without touching the voltages. Sadly I went to far and killed the ram slots. Double dash from hell.
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