NVIDIA’s Latest Core-Logic and OC May Not Mix

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News Posted: Sun, Apr 20 2008 5:23 PM

Not news gamers or uber-geeks are likely to take well, as NVIDIA has admitted that their 790i chipset may cause data corruption if overclocked.

Apparently, when computer enthusiasts overclock processor system bus (PSB) and memory clock-speeds on systems that are based on Nvidia nForce 790i-series core-logic, they may experience data corruption on hard disk drives. Earlier end-users complained about the same issue on systems powered by previous-generations Nvidia nForce chipsets.

“Nvidia has received reports of data corruption when using certain high speed memory and overclocking the front side bus.  Our engineers are currently investigating this issue and as soon as we have more information, we will provide an update to this knowledge base article,” a statement by Nvidia in its technical support forums reads.


Since the article was posted the KB article seems to have changed, with NVIDIA saying it's a "highly isolated" incident.  Still, posting a KB article means they are at least concerned.



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well that's nice to know since i was depating between a x48 or 790i chipset. Looks like I will be going with the x48 and crossfire unless there is something new on the horizon.

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Looks like I will be going with the x48 and crossfire unless there is something new on the horizon.

I wouldn't rule out the 790i... I have a feeling this is not a very prevalent issue, and it probably only occurs when users do EXTREME overclocks. As long as you are reasonable, I don't think you have a problem.

Plus, Nvidia is much better than ATI for gpu configurations... so I would say stick with the 790i, or at least wait until the claims are validated if your ready to jump camps. People can be pretty stupid sometimes when they are messing with hardware, so we'll see.

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shanewu replied on Mon, Apr 21 2008 8:23 AM
don't you always risk data corruption when you overclock because you risk instability??? when stability goes down, risk of data corruption goes up ... regardless of the chipset.

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Seeing as I plan to attempt some heavy oc'n this really turns me off to these boards. I won't be purchasing 1 till my case is done several months down the road so maybe they'll have the bug fixed by then or a better chipset out by then who knows. I would much rather run SLI than crossfire anyday.

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