rona1012 whodaddy I think maybe if you think about it.... what company is going to admit that they have a faulty dangerous product in peoples homes and risk loosing a lot of money by doing so, not to many would. They should.... but they won't. So hoping that EVGA is going come this forum and admit that!! not going to happen. I comprehend and agree with what you are saying here. I guess my biggest issue/concern is that is this is a known issue I/we/anyone should NOT be able to even purchase these boards. http://www.newegg.com/Pro...x?Item=N82E16813188048 I do realize EVGA no longer has it on there store for purchase but if this is as much of an issue as it appears to be I don't think it should be able to be bought period. Maybe I am being unrealistic but if the "certain configurations" is basically the 470 or 480 GPU's I see this as a problem as most people who spend $300+ on a motherboard and the same and in most cases more on a CPU are likely not low balling on there GPU's. It's just really burning me up (no pun intended...) knowing I spent thousands on this build (within the past month mind you) and now I am scared to even use it
whodaddy I think maybe if you think about it.... what company is going to admit that they have a faulty dangerous product in peoples homes and risk loosing a lot of money by doing so, not to many would. They should.... but they won't. So hoping that EVGA is going come this forum and admit that!! not going to happen.
trilogy3337 ... Now I've seen tests that show even the 295's under full load pulling 317 watts which is more than NVidia claims the 480 can pull.
donta1979 Kmoore a GTX 480 can pull up to 300w at stock... believe it or not, not all but a majority do. Once you overclock feed it some more voltage your looking at 300w plus, but once it goes over 300w your looking at water cooling and more exotic forms of cooling. i am sure some even at stock can pull over 300w if stressed enough 3d vision, max AA, upping all settings to the max really making the card work.
nitin I'm was going to buy EVGA board now afraid buying it.
krazyatom I like how EVGA staffs handling this :)
I like how EVGA staffs handling this :)
Picard1701E Damn it, I'm running 480's in tri sli with my 759 Classified. So far two of my Corsair's HX1000 have died and I always thought it was because of faulty psu's. Never thought of it being the motherboard, that is killing the psu's. So far my board isn't dead, but I just checked the 24pin connector, and it's really hot and I mean REALLY hot! Till now I had my rig running 24/7, but I have to admit, that I'm scared to do this right now, because I do not want the comp to burn down the house when I'm not at home. There has to be done something to fix this, even if the board is still working for now. We can't keep our comps running like this waiting for it to go up into smoke!! EVGA, any solution?
recon 7185 So i have to ask guys. Is this limited to the old classifieds only, or all x58 boards. I have an X58 SLI3 that I plan on going SLI with using two 480's, but after reading this post not sure it is safe or not. Kinda dont want a fire hazard either.... Sorry to hear about your problems btw
boredgunner The problem exists on any motherboard without an extra connector for the PCI-E lanes, and with overclocked powerful GPUs in a multi-GPU configuration. The X58 SLI3 doesn't seem to have an extra connector for the PCI-E lanes, so yes this problem can happen to you too. Nice and safe here on my P55 FTW.