Evga Classified, I HATEE YOUU 3 replies

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kow_ciller

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#1 8 years ago

So guys, I got a classified for a good deal trying to get into the big boy world of 1366 and it'd be easy. Well, I was dead wrong. Last night I got my Classified board and tried to power it on and got nothing. Fans spinned for a second and no boot. So I put it back in the box and tried again this morning. Well, I did quite a bit more troubleshooting and couldn't figure out what the hell was wrong. Tried it with a CPU, w/o one, ram, no ram, 8-pin, no 8pin, video card in different slots, reseated bios chip, etc. And still no boot. That is until i tried a different PSU. What do you know, it started to boot. Long story short, it turns out theres a very obscure issue between the classified and a couple of powersupplies. Guess I was lucky enough to own either a PCPC 1kw, or an Enermax Revolution 950/1050w. Too bad EVGA didn't tune their board properly where it doesn't need a large amount of volts on the -5v rail. That taught me a valuable lesson to never assume everything is going to work together, and especially to never buy a classified again (no wonder everyone calls them the Classidied, or Classifried)




*Daedalus

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#2 8 years ago

So you're going to hate the board and call it crap and never touch one again because it has a problem with a few PSUs? What if you have an unaffected PSU, is it still shite?




*The.Doctor

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#3 8 years ago

I'm not really surprised that such a high end board is going to need a little more juice than your average one will. I wouldn't say its a bad board at all just because it has issues with a certain PSU or two.




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#4 8 years ago
The_Daedalus;5379132So you're going to hate the board and call it crap and never touch one again because it has a problem with a few PSUs? What if you have an unaffected PSU, is it still shite?

Its a nice board, but too many problems are associated with it. if you ever try to troubleshoot with it, you'll know what I mean. There are about 50 different things that can be wrong if you get the post code FF as an example. The post codes on that board are the worst by far of any high-end board I've ever used (or even cheap boards). Now I know why there are so many nicknames about that board and EVGA being oblivious.

Clocking isn't bad at all though with it though. If you want a problem-free board though, look elsewhere since that thing has more issues and quirky problems than any other board. If anyone else were to want to buy the board, I'd say research the hell out of it and make sure you know a crapload about 1366 before you do anything. Based on features/ overclocking I'd have to give the board a 9/10, but if you ever have to troubleshoot anything good luck and RMA that mofo before you waste too much time.

@ Doc. Its pretty stupid the way that they set the board up. of course you can understand it needing more power, but thats not the problem. its the way that they set the -5v rail up in the same way that a PIII setup would use, not a modern power supply.

No other board has this problem though which is the thing that makes me angry about it. You'd figure if you got a $250 power supply it would be able to power anything out there, but apparently not.