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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2012

    GTX 680 + XFX X58i (ch09) incompatibility

    OK so after finally getting my 680's, I plugged them in only to find that there is a weird issue with THIS particular match between motherboard and newish Nvidia GPU's, (580's and later). In addition there is NO fix from XFX.

    Here is my friendly XFX response.

    As for the problem its likely having to do with the Audio controller within the GTX680, for whatever reason the HDMI audio chip on Nvidia cards causes these boards to hangup, unfortunately BIOS updates have ceased for this model board, which means it may not be fixed. There is odd workaround, if you have a low end cheap video card, and install it in the 2nd or 3rd PCI-E slot in the system, and have the Nvidia card in the primary slot, for some reason it seems to bypass the issue. - Erik

    So this eliminates the ability to use this board with triple video cards...guess it's as good a time as any to upgrade out of my first gen i7 board. But that is at least a few paychecks away so I need to find a cheap video card to toss into my third slot...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    OK for a quick update, I got home and tossed my old HD 5870 back into the machine (along with the new GTX 680) and the thing booted up in an instant...

    Anyone happen to have an old crappy non-powered PCIe video card they'd sell me cheap so I don't have to power another power hungry GPU?

  3. #3
    New Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013

    any update on this?

    hello mate, i know is old thread but did you get sorted this problem?
    i jst got couples days ago the same board and i have gtx650 with it and i have the same symptoms! board wont working with my triple chanel memory till i add any second card in to 2nd or 3th pci slot
    xfx support txt me today that they didnt know about any probs with nvidia graphic cards
    thx jiri

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