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Old 06-09-2008, 05:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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750i SLI FTW, refunding, need some ideas, my build is listed below.
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Did you install the latest drivers?
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Of course I did, but I went a few hours without any video problems until now.
The video drivers failed, and I know its due to the 750i sli ftw mobo.

I'm going to call EVGA tommorow and send it back for a refund.
I needed a computer mainly for video editing/image editing/gaming/digital art, etc.
Not a mobo that crashes at the end of one of my big projects.

So, this is my setup minus the mobo, what mobo would you guys suggest?

Newegg.com - Pioneer Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 10X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-R 32X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000AAKS 400GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
Newegg.com - OCZ ReaperX HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - Thermaltake A2018 120mm Blue LED Case Fan - Case Fans
Newegg.com - XCLIO A380BK Fully Black High Gloss Finish SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Power Supplies
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N841-AR GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Whats a very good mobo compatible with all of these that is good for the stuff I listed?
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Newegg.com - ASUS RAMPAGE FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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Newegg.com - ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards



But I know almost nothing about motherboards, so, any suggestions?
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Old 06-10-2008, 03:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If you're not gonna SLI go with a DFI lanparty board.
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Well would you suggest SLI for better video editing/digital art/gaming, etc...?

I'll be able to SLI two 8800gts when I get money for another, which shouldn't be to long.

And if I was going to SLI, what would you suggest?

I have the 750i SLI FTW, but the video corruption is very annoying. So I'll refund it, unless you think I should keep it until they find a fix for it.
I updated bios, and it helped a lot, but I did get another "Video drivers have stopped working but have restored", or something like that.
Only once since i updated bios though.
I could send it back for a slightly better mobo
Newegg.com - ASUS Striker II Formula LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Or do all 7xx mobos have the video bug problem?
What do you think?

UPDATE:
I still haven't hit any problems but one since the bios update, and that was when I was using blender.

Anyone suggest just keeping the mobo?
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Accidental multipost, sorry.
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Hmmm.... So gaming and everything else is running ok? Have you tried running blender again to see if it gives another error?
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Not yet, I ran it for a little after that with no problems.

But after the bios update, I finished the whole crysis demo, and I ran F.E.A.R for a while with no problems, And I've been playing a low graphic'd game for a while with no problems, other then that one problem, no problems.

How can I stress the mobo to see if a problem will arise everytime I do something stressful?
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Well, I would try to recreate whatever you were doing in blender that caused it to error before. Other than that you can run 3dMark06 on a loop (change the settings so it runs each test multiple times) or download a program called Prime 95.
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Just be careful to monitor your temps with HWMonitor and make sure they aren't going above 60C for your processor.
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