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Will Bazdarich Mar 11, 2005, 02:25pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Mike
It is definitely worth a try, thanks again.

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PETER PALAITIS Mar 11, 2005, 02:33pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Fraser, you did connect the 4-pin ATX12V didn't you?

Fraser Grant Mar 11, 2005, 03:39pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thanks everyone, I really appreciate the help. LED on initially, fans go on after power-up. ATX 4 pin plugged in. PSU specs as follows
DC Output +5v Max 38A Min 0.3A
+12v Max 18A Min 0.4A
+12v Max 15A Min 0.4A
+3,3V Max 30A Min 0.3A
-12V Max 1,0A Min 0A
+5V 5B Max 2,0A Min 0A

Hope that helps

Hard drive on SIL SATA 1 but leads tried both plugged in and out

Fraser Grant Mar 11, 2005, 03:43pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Oh I meant to add 24 pin Power Supply, No revision number that I can see

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 11, 2005, 03:53pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 11, 2005, 04:43pm EST

 
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V1=+12v Max 18A Min 0.4A
V2=+12v Max 15A Min 0.4A

If you have two video cards on one rail it will draw up to apprx 160 Watts MAX for two Ultra's = 13.33 Amps
Just a note.

Overcurrent Protection, if you exceed this current on any line it will not work!
V1=24 Amps
V2=26 Amps

This is a dual rail supply Version 2.0

Does the power supply state what output jack to connect your video card and peripherals on?
If not, swap the 6 PIN PCI outputs, as I do believe there are four. Kinda looking for a nut in four shells. lol
This power supply requires a minimum draw of 0.4 AMPS (4.8 - 5 Watts continuous) on V1 and V2 rails to work (or turn on).

AUTO RESTART
If the power supply's output dropped out of the regulation caused by AC line
Voltage, the power supply will automatically resume normal operation only after
the AC line voltage returns to the specified operating range.
>>>Are you possibly running an underated UPS system?

This is about all I can think of right now if it relates to the power supply, of course it could be lots of other things.... Maybe later!

Mike :)

asylum asylum Mar 11, 2005, 05:43pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Problem solved

the GPU being forced to 400 from 425 was not the 1006 bios at all but the intalation of NTUNE even after uninstalling NTUNE the clock speed options are still added to the 71.84 drivers which would not allow the card to operate over 400 which is very odd as the card is factory OCed to 425

unistalled NTUNE and reinstalled the drives now runing at 425 no problems

so I guess if you are runing one of the cards that are factory OCed like the gigabyte or BFG dont install NTUNE

PJ Mar 11, 2005, 06:42pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Greetings and Salutations my fellow A8N SLI warriors! :)

I have finally made it to the end of the forum---cause for celebration. I salute those who have made sacrifices to help "restore many of us to sanity". Of course, honorable mention must go to Sander and Mike for their truly inspirational support of this topic.
Mike, I only wish you would be around when I muster the courage to max perform my machine! But, alas we will have to soldier on without you.
Lest I be accused of adding only pointless banter to this topic ;), I would like to add to those that are concerned about the "Safely remove hardware" icon in their toolbar(with their HD/s listed). Take heart my friends. Sata drives are "hot swappable." Because the chipset by virtue of SATA supports hot-swap drive replacement. SATA drives and raid arrays can be diagnosed and repaired without having to power down. I would be more concerned if the icon was not there.

Best Regards!

Insanity: Repeating the same actions over and over again expecting different results.


asylum asylum Mar 11, 2005, 06:53pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Help needed

Please ignor my last post re NTUNE I have no idea what is casing the problem now

after unintalling NTUNE and reinstalling 71.84 my dual 6800 were runing at 425 just fine but after a few reboots etc they have now been set back to 401

any ideas? is it somthing in the bios

Kevin Mayer Mar 11, 2005, 07:49pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 11, 2005, 08:58pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
The system:

A8N-SLi Deluxe
1GB Dual Channel DDR 400
Radeon x700 PCI Express
200GB SATA Western Digital
NEC DVD -/+ RW DL
Windows x64 Pro Trial (Don't tell me this is my issue >.<)



The Issue:

I have flashed the BIOS with the new 1006 revision (that fixed a lot of the issues that I was having with the drivers), however, I am having a major issue with the audio. When I connect anything (speakers) to it, I get nothing. I checked the Control Panel and there is no audio device detected. Tried installing the audio drivers from the disk as well as downloading them from the internet and still .... nothing. Any help? please...

This may have nothing to do with it... but I also wanna throw this out there... Whenever i boot up with the motherboard disk in the DVD drive - the system shows 2 floppy drives in My Computer in addition with all the other drives (which work 100%, just threw in another floppy).

Fraser Grant Mar 11, 2005, 09:20pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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To those who have helped me understand so far, you have my thanks. This is what we have now. I went out and bought a new PSU 600W, a A8V-E motherboard and a power tester and here are the results.......The Neopower PSU is Kaput, so I tried the new one on the A8N-SLI, still the same........green led, fans.....Nothing else. Next I took the CPU and placed that in the new board along with the new power supply, I get a failed system memory post, whose voice most on here probably hate.....To me it was like meeting a long lost friend.

Okay, so can I safely assume I have one sick motherboard and a sick PSU?

Regards and again many many thanks

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 11, 2005, 09:43pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 11, 2005, 09:54pm EST

 
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Kevin Mayer

I selected the Raid driver (I think there was also a controller option) and had xp install that. XP then formatted the hard drive, and when complete, said to remove anything from the floppy drive, and system will reboot. It rebooted, but hung at the PCI device listing screen. Any ideas what I did wrong?

>>>If you have another computer, use makedisk.exe from your motherboard cd in this folder D:\Drivers\Chipset\WINXP_2K\Driver_Disk and create the NVRAID driver disk.
>>>When you press F6, windows continues to install. You will be prompted to insert the floppy with the NVRaid drivers, there are 2. You must install both drivers by pressing S at the prompt and highlighting each driver 1 time, and hitting the enter key.
>>>When the system reboots go into the BIOS and set boot device priority to HD - CD ROM - Removable and reboot again.

1 GB DDR (2 pcs 512) PC-3200 (400) OCZ Platinum Revision 2
>>>Make sure your timings are set at 3-3-3-8 2T to load the OS.
BIOS>
Advanced>
CPU Configuration>
DRAM configuration>

-Max Memclock (MHz)-------------[DDR400]
-1T/2T Memory Timing--------------[ 2T ]
-CAS# latency (Tlc)------------------[ 3 ]
-RAS# to CAS# delay (Trcd)-----[ 3 ]
-Min RAS# active time (Tras)-----[ 8 ]
-Row precharge TIme (Trp)---------[ 3 ]
-Row Cycle Time (Trc)---------------[ AUTO ]
-Row Refresh Cycle Time (Trfc)---[ AUTO ]
-Write Recovery Time (Twr)--------[ AUTO ]
-Read-to-Write Delay (Trwt)-------[ AUTO ]

Mike :)

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 11, 2005, 10:09pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Fraser

Okay, so can I safely assume I have one sick motherboard and a sick PSU?

RMA time.

Mike

Fraser Grant Mar 12, 2005, 12:25am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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After ten years dreaming of the day I could do this, tonight I am one happy man, okay the replacement Asus A8N-SLI is on its way and will arrive monday (I've had some good practise though over the past two days and pretty much know what to expect), but thanks to you, my tenacity and my wifes credit card I am sitting here watching windows install on what is going to be my dream machine.

I cannot praise this forum enough

Thank you all

Regards
Fraser

Will Bazdarich Mar 12, 2005, 01:47am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi all,

Okay, per Mike's advice I tried slipstreaming my Win XP disc using Bart's method with my SP2 disk. Same thing as before, as soon as I tell the Win XP installer to install windows it hangs when it says "Please Wait."

I also tried another Win XP installer that came with my laptop and it exhibited the same behaviour. Knowing that it would probably be a waste of money I went and bought a new DVD player (this time I got the one that wasn't $20). No difference.

I have tried installing on a maxtor udma133 drive that was unformatted, on the same udma133 drive formatted with NTFS. I've tried it on a maxtor SATA drive that was unformatted and on the same SATA drive formatted with NTFS and FAT32. Everytime it will go through the very preliminary portions of the install program (load drivers and ask what I want to do) before hanging on "please wait." I unplugged both hard drives and instead of getting the "Please Wait" screen I got a message saying I had no HD's installed, which tells me that the installer is hanging when it goes to look for drives on my system. Is it possible that the IDE channels are broken? They seem to work for a time and then cut out. I have even created MSDOS bootable CDROMS in Nero and they conk out before loading. In fact the only disc that really works for me to boot from is the Maxtor cdrom (hmm...).

I did mention one thing on my first post that I'm thinking might be part of the problem: when I disable quickboot in the bios (1006) the bios will not run it just keeps showing the start screen and then clicking out (powersaver on monitor) before coming right back and starting again. The only way to stop this seems to be going into the bios and enabling quickboot. I can't imagine that if my mobo is running correctly that this would happen.

thanks for listening,
Will

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Edited: Mar 12, 2005, 03:51am EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Will Bazdarich

>>>Do you have any USB devices attached? Remove, and use standard mouse and keyboard.
>>>Remove any PCI cards you don't need.
>>>Clear your BIOS (remove battery wait ten seconds, put back in and) reset settings to bare minimum and try IDE 1 again.

You're right about trying different things, it's the only way.

Mike :)

Hubert Popiel-Machnicki Mar 12, 2005, 02:51am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi, everyone.. :P


I bought:

AMD64 3500+
Asus A8n SLI-Deluxe
XFX 6600GT 128mb

ok, I had to flash 1 gfx card so it would be same bios version. now they are both 5.43.02.57
and SP2, and the latest gfx drivers....
I selected EZ card to DUAL etc.. and the Seccond card doesn't recognize and come up at all????
not sure why, DO I have to have 2gfx cards when installing windows from start or can I select dual and single whenever windows was installed??

Not sure how to get this SLI working, I have also BIOS version 1004....
Please Help Me if you can, or anyone has XFX going on SLI, or SLI working at ALL???

Thankyou,
Hubert

Hubert Popiel-Machnicki Mar 12, 2005, 03:10am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi ppls, Huey here again

OK im gonna try these 1006 BIOS... probably not work anyways....

no SLI settings in these NEW BIOSES..... why???
I have on the EZ Select CARD on DUAL and I have 1 gfx card in their, IT STILL WORKS??? WTF? does this mean my EZ SELECTOR CARD is F#$% UP????

HMM, Please HELP if anyone has Solutions to SLI...

ThankYou,
Huey

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Edited: Mar 12, 2005, 03:49am EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Hubert Popiel-Machnicki

>>>Yes you can get it to work in windows.
>>>Do you see two GPU's in the display adaptor section of the Device Manager?
>>>Look in your device manager and see if there are any yellow exclamation marks or question marks.
>>>Are there any Other Devices showing with yellow exclamation mark?
>>>Install video drivers 66.93 or any other approved driver in the 7x.xx series.

no SLI settings in these NEW BIOSES..... why???
>>>Automatically detects.
>>>Display properties>Settings>Advanced>Geforce tab>White menu left side>SLI-Multi GPU>Enable SLI Multi GPU


Mike :)

Hubert Popiel-Machnicki Mar 12, 2005, 04:51am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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i am hubert bro try to help him also out on the sli because we both have same motherboards and same sli cards xfx 6600gt's yes Mike i did check the device manager there are NO yellow exclamation marks or question marks! only raid coz i dont use it yet =) and YES i have video drivers 66.93 on BOTH cards i checked and mike if you read the top post my bro said he changed the graphics cards bois in the post! so i CHECKED my Device mamnager it shows TWO cards Working normally but i cant select no setting in the SLI-Multi GPU


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