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 Post subject: Abit!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 4:07 pm 
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Exactly 31 days after putchasing my Abit NF7-S V2.0 board the following occured: I wake up and go to my computer and what greets me? A computer that had just rebooted (im guessing) and didnt feel like doing anything else.

I backed off the over clocking. No dice.

I reset the BIOS to failsafes. No dice.

I turned up all my system fans and let the comp sit for an hour in the off state to make sure all heat had radiated. No Mother Fucking Dice.

Finally after trying to fix my comp for 4 hours (including virus and spyware scans with various repair discs) I say fuck it and do a repair with the install disc. I clean out drivers and get the latest but low and behold! the NIC doesnt even show up in the hardware manager! After spending another 2 hours tring to get that to work I give up and am now RMA'ing my Abit NF7-S V2.0 board.

I just know its going to be at least a week and a half without my comp.

Fuck you Abit, this is wrong. :evil:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 5:54 pm 
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2 weeks ago you were carrying around the board with pride like your Smithfield badge.


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I may have mentioned a few times that I was happy with it. This however is treason of the highest rank.


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Don't you have a secondary rig or laptop or SOMETHING? You can survive a week and a half :D I have before.

Maybe its the karma gods screwing with you after saying how good it was!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 6:57 pm 
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A week and half was conservative. My name is notorious for being lost in the machine.


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 Post subject: Re: Abit!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 3:43 am 
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urmumsacow wrote:
Exactly 31 days after putchasing my Abit NF7-S V2.0 board the following occured: I wake up and go to my computer and what greets me? A computer that had just rebooted (im guessing) and didnt feel like doing anything else.

I backed off the over clocking. No dice.

:evil:


How much OCing did you do?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 11:22 am 
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Overclocking is notorious for killing nforce2 boards nic's.


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_alex911 wrote:
Overclocking is notorious for killing nforce2 boards nic's.


and they won't RMA it, will they?


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just to be clear you OC your components then get mad when they fail?

if you OC you should expect to kill something sooner or later?

I have a (lightly OC's NF7S that has been kicking ass for over a year now.

I know it sucks that the computers down and all, but if you OC stuff you have to expect that you might just break it.


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Blondie wrote:
_alex911 wrote:
Overclocking is notorious for killing nforce2 boards nic's.


and they won't RMA it, will they?


They usually will. Onboard nics die pretty often.


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_alex911 wrote:
Blondie wrote:
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Overclocking is notorious for killing nforce2 boards nic's.


and they won't RMA it, will they?


They usually will. Onboard nics die pretty often.


Well he's pretty lucky then. i know the Gigabyte manuals state they are not responsible for damage done when OC'ing.


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They aren't responsible for it, but they won't be able to tell. Plus many companies advertise towards ocing, so yeah.


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_alex911 wrote:
They aren't responsible for it, but they won't be able to tell. Plus many companies advertise towards ocing, so yeah.


Exactly my opinion as well. So long as done within moderation, I would have no guilty conscious about RMAing an enthusiast board (such as the NF7-S) that failed from overclocking. That's the target audience for that mobo and they give you the BIOS options to accomodate, so I expect a reasonable amount of success and dependability.


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_alex911 wrote:
Overclocking is notorious for killing nforce2 boards nic's.

More proof please.


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maddingo wrote:
if you OC you should expect to kill something sooner or later?

I can live with something involved dying, this is ridiculous though. The NIC isn't even part of the chipset. its seperated from any overclocking shenanigans. Overclocking is not to blame.


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urmumsacow wrote:
The NIC isn't even part of the chipset.
If it's the Nvidia NIC, then yes it is. IIRC, it's built into the southbridge. However, I've seen some Nforce 2 boards that use Realtek (which are notorious for being shitty) and 3Com NICs both of which would ride the PCI bus. If that's the case, see below.

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its seperated from any overclocking shenanigans. Overclocking is not to blame.
Only if the board can lock the PCI bus at 33Mhz. Otherwise, yes OCing can be to blame.


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