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2019/03/30 08:21:50 (permalink)
Hi Looks like my EVGA nForce 680i SLI might be dead, On power up the mother board throws the code -- and does nothing. The system is getting pretty old, but it suits my purposes and would like to get it running again.  
Part Number - 122-CK-NF68-T1
Serial Number - 7072682915441
 
I am aware of the post "Nforce 680i sli Problem" in this forum ( )
and I tried all the trouble shooting discussed their (except for Diff_1 post, that link is not working) no luck.  
My question is their anyway to tell if the motherboard is bad and the microprocessor is still good.  I would like to keep the system, and if I could be fairly sure the the microprocessor is good I would buy a used Mother Board from ebay.  Any ideas? 
 
Thanks for the Help.
 
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Re: EVGA nForce 680i SLI Problem with startup error code -- 2019/03/30 11:05:09 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby XrayMan 2019/06/03 19:26:22
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Hi Looks like my EVGA nForce 680i SLI might be dead, On power up the mother board throws the code -- and does nothing. The system is getting pretty old, but it suits my purposes and would like to get it running again.  
Part Number - 122-CK-NF68-T1
Serial Number - 7072682915441
 
I am aware of the post "Nforce 680i sli Problem" in this forum ( )
and I tried all the trouble shooting discussed their (except for Diff_1 post, that link is not working) no luck.  
My question is their anyway to tell if the motherboard is bad and the microprocessor is still good.  I would like to keep the system, and if I could be fairly sure the the microprocessor is good I would buy a used Mother Board from ebay.  Any ideas? 
 
Thanks for the Help.
 




Sure...what code? More detail would be helpful. Do you have another PSU you can test with? The age of the board doesn't change the troubleshooting methodology...it just usually makes it harder to swap out parts. But any relatively recent vintage PSU should work just to see if the system will start. Have you reseated everything? Have you tried reseating the memory? Have you tried booting with only one stick? And lastly, do you have the lifetime warranty?

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Re: EVGA nForce 680i SLI Problem with startup error code -- 2019/03/30 17:42:27 (permalink)
The code is "--" just dash dash on the motherboard LED display. As soon as I turn the power on the LEDs go to "--" and sit their.  The CPU fan is running but that is the only fan, yes I did re-seat every thing and only have the one stick of memory in. I also removed the battery and re-installed it. still same results.  
The prior post on this error said to follow the debug steps at this  which I did and still nothing.
 
I will try with another power supply, and post the results tomorrow, good idea. 
I wish I did have a lifetime warranty -- but no not this time.
 
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Re: EVGA nForce 680i SLI Problem with startup error code -- 2019/05/14 06:14:07 (permalink)
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Sure...what code? More detail would be helpful. Do you have another PSU you can test with? The age of the board doesn't change the troubleshooting methodology...it just usually makes it harder to swap out parts. But any relatively recent vintage PSU should work just to see if the system will start. Have you reseated everything? Have you tried reseating the memory? Have you tried booting with only one stick? And lastly, do you have the lifetime warranty?




HeavyHemi, you were correct it was the power supply, 
I install a new one and it starts to boot up, past the -- error, but now it shuts down off at random time during the boot.  I cleared the cmos and am running with just one stick of memory and the hard drive installed.  Any ideas on this one?
 
Thanks
Larry
 
 
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Re: EVGA nForce 680i SLI Problem with startup error code -- 2020/03/22 06:14:23 (permalink)
I just wanted to summarise/conclude that the solution to the -- error on startup was indeed a bad power supply.   The secondary problem to the system shutting down randomly on startup was an improperly re-installed CPU heat sink I did when debugging the -- error problem and covered in my thread "nForce 680i SLI shuts down (power off) during boot (20 to 40 seconds after power on)"  on this forum.
 
Thanks for all the help, this forum is very helpful. 
post edited by phoenixrising2015 - 2020/03/22 06:18:09
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Re: EVGA nForce 680i SLI Problem with startup error code -- 2020/03/22 06:29:39 (permalink)
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I just wanted to summarise/conclude that the solution to the -- error on startup was indeed a bad power supply.   The secondary problem to the system shutting down randomly on startup was an improperly re-installed CPU heat sink I did when debugging the -- error problem and covered in my thread "nForce 680i SLI shuts down (power off) during boot (20 to 40 seconds after power on)"  on this forum.
 
Thanks for all the help, this forum is very helpful. 


Outstanding and it is fun to see that old system still running.

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Re: EVGA nForce 680i SLI Problem with startup error code -- 2020/03/22 14:05:54 (permalink)
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I just wanted to summarise/conclude that the solution to the -- error on startup was indeed a bad power supply.   The secondary problem to the system shutting down randomly on startup was an improperly re-installed CPU heat sink I did when debugging the -- error problem and covered in my thread "nForce 680i SLI shuts down (power off) during boot (20 to 40 seconds after power on)"  on this forum.
 
Thanks for all the help, this forum is very helpful. 


Outstanding and it is fun to see that old system still running.


goodt job Hemi, these guys are top notch, and Great board as well the 680i, my first board.
yes nice to see it still in use. cheers!

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Re: EVGA nForce 680i SLI Problem with startup error code -- 2020/03/23 00:38:24 (permalink)
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I just wanted to summarise/conclude that the solution to the -- error on startup was indeed a bad power supply.   The secondary problem to the system shutting down randomly on startup was an improperly re-installed CPU heat sink I did when debugging the -- error problem and covered in my thread "nForce 680i SLI shuts down (power off) during boot (20 to 40 seconds after power on)"  on this forum.
 
Thanks for all the help, this forum is very helpful. 


Good to hear. Most of the GREAT info we had here from back then got erased here with the couple forum software change overs though the years, although they did try to save what they could but not much made it. I still have my evga 680i FTW mobo also, but its been in its box for awhile now.

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