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EVGA 122-CK-NF66-T1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i Ultra ATX Intel Motherboard

  • NVIDIA nForce 650i Ultra
  • Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo
  • DDR2 800
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Learn more about the EVGA 122-CK-NF66-T1

Model

Brand
EVGA
Model
122-CK-NF66-T1

Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
LGA 775
CPU Type
Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo
FSB
1333/1066MHz

Chipsets

Chipset
NVIDIA nForce 650i Ultra

Memory

Number of Memory Slots
4×240pin
Memory Standard
DDR2 800
Maximum Memory Supported
8GB
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x16
1
PCI Express x1
2
PCI Slots
3

Storage Devices

PATA
1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max
SATA 3Gb/s
4
SATA RAID
0/1/0+1

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
None

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
HDA
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

PS/2
2
USB 1.1/2.0
4 x USB 2.0
Audio Ports
6 Ports

Physical Spec

Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions
12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin
24 Pin

Packaging

Package Contents
122-CK-NF66-T1
Driver Disk
Rear I/O Panel Shield
IDE/PATA Cable
FDD Cable
SATA Cables
4-pin to SATA Power Cable

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
2 years limited
Labor
2 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Jason K.
  • 6/5/2008 5:14:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSubpar Warranty

Pros: - It works, if you use outdated drivers
-Decent layout
-Cables included are higher quality than most (SATA clips, thin IDE)
-EVGA support

Cons: -Unstable with newer drivers
-Won't boot into Windows if MediaShield is installed
-Dual-slot GPU cooler will block the SATA ports
-Bait and switch warranty

Other Thoughts: The warranty is a sham. I go in expecting EVGA's lifetime warranty. The included manual states "lifetime warranty upon product registration." However, it's only a 1+1 warranty (1 year, 2 years if registered).

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  • Victoria R.
  • 6/4/2008 6:52:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible motherboard.

Pros: It would not load, so I don't know of any pros.

Cons: This motherboard would not even load into BIOS for me. It did not come with a complete manual. It only has one PCI-Express slot. I do not suggest anyone buying this motherboard. Spend a little bit more money and get something you know will work.

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  • Shane D.
  • 5/31/2008 8:04:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsgreat for a budget build

Pros: worked great out of the box, no issues whatsoever, decent overclocking options, seems to need a little more voltage than other boards.

Cons: could use better cooling on the north+south bridges, but is acceptable.

Other Thoughts: there is a place to hook up a case speaker, its about 1 inch down from the audio connector. seems to overclock well for me, took an e2180 to 3ghz with minimal effort, need a better cooler before i try higher as i like my load temps to stay at 60 or less.

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  • Jason K.
  • 5/31/2008 7:45:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGet an Intel P35

Pros: -Realtek ALC885 was a pleasant surprise, definitely better than expected for onboard audio
-included cables are outstanding

Cons: -a dual-slot GPU will cover at least 2 of the SATA ports, so if you have a dual-slot GPU, you only get 2 SATA ports (1HDD and 1 optical drive)
-crashes if you install nvidia storage driver (mediashield) from latest forceware

Other Thoughts: This will be my last nFarce motherboard. NV has gone downhill in this area after peaking with NF2. Drivers are unstable, rarely updated, and never compiled for the right boards.

EVGA is an excellent company. If you want an nForce board, get EVGA. If you want a budget mobo, this is for you. But please, if you're only buying this for price, do yourself a favor and consider spending $20-30 more for a solid Intel P35.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/31/2008 7:15:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsInteresting...

Pros: Good solid motherboard with good stats and a good price.

Cons: I bought a Wolfdale processor without knowing about thw BIOS update...my fault. I had to go buy another processor at a local store and return it to do the BIOS update. Not too bad, just a slight hassle.

Other Thoughts: DONT INSTALL THE DRIVERS FROM THE EVGA WEBSITE. Vista picked everything up fine, I didn't even need the CD. I thought "I might as well get the newest drivers" but I was wrong. After installation, Vista64 would freeze after boot. I thought it was Vista so I installed XP64, and after mobo driver installation the same thing happened. I know I had the right driver. When I re-installed Vista, didn't install mobo drivers and now it works GREAT.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/31/2008 7:38:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCould have been cheaper

Pros: Great overclocking features. HD audio. It comes with a rounded cable.

Cons: I couldn't get my Q6600 stable past 2.56ghz. It doesn't support 45nm CPUs. Wider than other ATX motherboards and the IDE port is on the side so installing this can be hassle if you don't have a removable tray. NIC stopped working once, I have to update my BIOS to have it working again. Ntune doesn't work on this board. And $99 for an outdated non-SLI board? Come on, there are P35 chipset boards out there that are cheaper, actually supports 45nm CPUs, 1066mhz for standard memory and overclocks quad cores really well.

Other Thoughts: Save yourself some $$ and get a P35 motherboard.

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  • Nathan B.
  • 5/27/2008 6:57:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCould have been better

Pros: The board itself offers the basics, supports for the most part 'modern' technology, not the most horrible of boards.

Cons: Its outdated, personally I'd suggest spending a few extra bucks on a newer board, as this one doesn't even really have official documentation/knowledge base articles on EVGA's site, so should give you an idea of it.

Noting above, the only exception to modern hardware is the note that it requires a BIOS update for the wolfdale core processors, meaning you need another LGA775 socket first.

Other Thoughts: Arrived defective, spent nearly two weeks trying to figure out why I was getting repeative BSOD errors with installation of windows and corruption on HDD files after reboots after finally getting windows installed, did HDD checks and memtests, everything was clear, finally came down to myself and EVGA agreeing there must be an issue with the mobo itself.

RMA'd it originally for a replacement, but decided I'd go for a new one, so forked up a good bit for the 780i nForce model from EVGA, I expect a lot better from it.

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  • Christina A.
  • 5/24/2008 9:56:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo not buy with Wolfdale!

Pros: Nice and large, good price if you're on a budget

Cons: First was doa/defective. Could not get first to post, may have been processor problem. RMA'd both back and received replacements. All other components known to work, got new parts - processor works fine on a separate 780i, but mobo is shutting off. With an Intel dual core 2 Conroe, it would last a max of 3 minutes before it detected that it was overheating and shut down. Once we were able to flash it for the Wolfdale, it lasted 5 minutes but still sensed that it was overheating and shut down.

Other Thoughts: They do not kid in their reviews - do NOT buy this with a Wolfdale! Had a very hard time flashing it to work, even then still had the overheating issues with the second board. Done with this board, sending back for a refund and buying a 700 series EVGA board! Not worth saving money to try our luck on another exchange.

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  • john f.
  • 5/21/2008 10:36:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood for the money

Pros: doas its job i guess :-)

Cons: onboard sound wouldnt work had to instal a sound card
but other than that its functions seem to be good.

Other Thoughts: wanted to OC my E4600 C2D but those setting are all greyed out in bios and flash didnt fix it .. dont know what i should do now.. obviously this will be my first oc so only wanna take it to 2.6 from 2.4 :-)

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  • Dmytro O.
  • 5/19/2008 10:31:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSmoked

Pros: It worked fine for about 10 month.

Cons: Couple days ago PC stopped powering up. I suspected PSU and replaced it with new one. Motherboard started to burn and smoke in several places. Will see how life time warranty will cover that.

Other Thoughts: Had minor issue installing RAM which was fixed by disconnecting USB devices.

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