Question about Evga nForce 680i SLI (122CKNF68) Motherboard
Have the same reference board only mine is MSI (What I've read there is Evga, MSI (Which was not meant for sale, even says it in my BIOS notes... lol) and BFG which are all the same board), I have got my setup to work perfectly but now am looking to SLI it and am getting different results with basically the same config...
This is my board, but mine been MSI branded:
MSI nForce 680i SLI - PSU is 620W (SLI ready) - P Core D 3.00Ghz - 2 3dInno 9800 GT - Kingston standard RAM.
As soon as I boot with 2nd card either powered or with SLI bridge connection the problems start.1st trys I got a Post code 65 - Special treatment for PS2 mouse... But really the computer had crashed, I then went and set BIOS to defaults (cause I had a bit changed in there) did the same thing.
Loaded windows by using 1 card and download and upated BIOS to a version from Feb this year. When doing this I noticed at boot it stopped on same post code 65 BUT ask if i'd like to continue by pressing F1... This started happening each time at every boot. I then when in BIOS and set it to Halt on no errors was Halt on all but Keyboard.
Plugged 2nd card in again with new BIOs which was also booting fine on single card, weirdly it got past bootup got post diplay FF and then got to part just before Wins loads and the screen went all funny (like a half display) for 5 seconds, then back to normal got Vista logo and computer crashed...
2nd try got me where the display goes funny and then just stayed that way. Since the new BIOS and getting through the boot the keyboard was not working, cause each time I try pressing del to get into BIOS but it just keeps moving along like nothing was going on.
After a few restarts, I loaded BIOS defaults, now I dont get past boot again, this time stops on post code 50 which something to do with int USB controller and screen has no display.
I don't think the posts mean anything or have to do with problem. Does it matter which way the SLI bridge faces? oh tested both card by themselves and they both work fine. Done Long Memery test and it check out fine.
Also there is NO RAID config enabled.
Tried more things, loaded Vista with 2nd card plugged in but not powered. Once in Vista I connected the power cable and refreshed in Device Manager and it found the card installed drives and did not crash or anything. But did say it needs to restart for change to take place did that and same thing happened, no display frozen in post code 50...
Tried same thing with XP (Have dual boot) XP could not find the card...
I also read earlier comments about putting a FDD in and it will solve problem, will this work. It's better then buying a whole new mobo and doing all the reinstalling for 2 weeks.
Any ideas? Thanks
Since setup works perfectly, ruling out the mobo itself, have you tried safe mode or a diagnostic mode via msconfig? And why do you think a floppy disk drive would make a difference?
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