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Old February 20, 2007, 06:30 PM
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So, the evga "fix" is a new revision motherboard. They will of course give you a free replacement.

Anyways, the fastest way to get one of these boards will be to get a swap. It will take a while until they get in the retail channels.
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Old February 20, 2007, 07:46 PM
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Holy Crap!!
EDIT-- hey where did you hear this? I was just over to evga message boards, and I didn't find anything there about-- I mean it's rumoured, but I didn't see confirmation.

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Old February 21, 2007, 06:38 AM
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Holy Crap!!
EDIT-- hey where did you hear this? I was just over to evga message boards, and I didn't find anything there about-- I mean it's rumoured, but I didn't see confirmation.
It was pretty easy. I just sent an email to the moderator (Jacob) asking him
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Hi Jacob,
I am a long time lurker on this board and I am planning to purchase your 680i board. I plan to use it with the quad core qx6700 and I realize that there were issues that have now been resolved.
What I was wondering is if I purchase a board today here in Canada, will I be able to apply the upcoming fix or should I wait for a while until the fix comes into the retail channels? Alternatively, I believe I can purchase a board directly from eVGA?
Thanks for any information
Best regards, Tom"

The reply was that I could purchase the board now and when the fix comes I can send it in for a replacement. He doesn't know "when it will get into the retail channels"
It was very clear.

It would seem that ALL 680i boards have this issue with high FSB's and quad core. However, there is a new board from Gigabyte, not quite out yet, that explicitly says that it supports quad core overclocking. I have only seem results of 520MHz for dual cores so far.
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Old February 21, 2007, 06:48 AM
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Wow- that's some news! I guess they'll want to be getting the revision out before that Gigabyte boards is realease or they'll be facing a real flood of quad-core owners switching over.
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I just got this board, but didn't know much about it prior. Does anyone have a better way to flash the BIOS to the latest revision? I haven't owned a floppy drive since > 2000... let alone have one just kicking around the house.
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Old February 26, 2007, 02:37 PM
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eVGA seems to insist that you use a floppy drive... Know anyone with an old computer kicking around that they'd let you rip a floppy out of?
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