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Nvidia 680i Windows Home Server

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I had retired my Intel E6600 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo and eVGA 122-CK-F68 Nvidia 680i motherboard combo last year when I upgraded to an Intel i5-750 and P55 platform.  At the time I didn’t need it for anything so it languished in my office closet. Recently I’ve been ripping my DVD collection and playing them back on my PS3 on one television and a Mac Mini with XBMC on another.  My existing WHS consists of four 500 GB hard drives in a dual Xeon 2.8 GHz server with 2…read more

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eVGA Trouble continued

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Last time around I had received my RMA replacement video card from eVGA but it didn’t work with 3D applications. I contacted tech support and they suggested checking the 12V voltage in the motherboard’s power settings but instead I used a digital multimeter and checked that and the PCI-E 6 pin power connectors. All three were within spec, between 11.98v and 12.04v. Did the same on the borrowed system with the same results: my power supplies were giving proper power to the system.

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SLI Frustration

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I just installed my second Nvidia SLI configuration, and experienced the same setbacks.  My first rig used dual eVGA 7800GTs, and I just upgraded to eVGA 7900GT KO Superclock models.  I used the eVGA Nforce 4 SLI motherboard for both; it handles SLI a little different than the rest by having three PCI-E 16x slots.  Use the middle slot if you have one video card, or the outer two if running SLI; no fussing with anything.  I had one card running without issue. After installing the second card and shuffling…read more

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