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I have an EVGA 680i LT and I'm wondering if it's safe to get a SATA drive for it. I'm currently running it with two ultra slow, old ass IDE drives and I'd like an upgrade. I know there was a suppose to be a BIOS fix for the issue, but from what I'm finding on Google that may or may not have actually solved the problem. So I'd like to hear from some more trustworthy sources on this site.
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I don't know about the LT but I have a evga 680i sli and it runs sata just fine.
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I had and XFX 680i LT SLi and I had an IDE 80GB with 2 Sata drives (500GB and 250GB) and I never had any issues. I used the latest bios as always and plugged the sata drives in slots 2 and 3 and assuming the IDE drive was drive 1. I would try flashing to the latest bios and plugging the IDE's in and pluggin the Sata drive in slot 3 (if I remember the layout of the board it is the first slot (bottom to top) near the ram slots. As the outward facing ports are 1 and 2. (3,4,5,6) bottom to top. I believe there was a conflict when they were plugged in 1 and 2 slots with IDE. I would go for the upgrade. Worst case scenario you return it but I know that will not be the case. Hope I helped... smile.gif
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The LT is just a lite version of the 680i. It has 2x pcie slots instead of 3x x16 slots. x16,x8,x16 PCIe 1.1 Specification. Oh and LT does not have dual LAN. I believe the LT was only made by XFX and eVGA. (reference Nvidia design)
Edited by D4V3_1987 - 3/23/11 at 1:38pm
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Thanks guys. It's good to hear from some actual owners. +rep to both of you.
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No problem smile.gif and thanks for the rep!
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