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Kariage Kun Mar 16, 2005, 04:34pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Hi Billy Langston,

Good job! I agree always follow Mike's moto "Never give up!" Wow... I felt like a noob too... I supposed to think about the SLI ezcard selector first before trying to give other solution :)

Anyway, thanks for teaching me a simple solution that could fix big problem :)

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Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 16, 2005, 05:22pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Kariage Kun

Good job, you're hired. lol

Mike :)

Daniel Boyer Mar 16, 2005, 06:08pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
I was just wondering about the 18A on the 12v rail, will the computer work if it is less, because I can not get my computer to work at all, I get absolutely no picture when I power up the pc, I don't know what it could be?

Any help would be good


Athanasios Karageorgiou Mar 16, 2005, 06:16pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Great news guys!!!Stability to my system came back after upgrading to the latest BETA BIOS 1007sd.003 the AI-SELECTOR menu came back.For sure results ill wait a couple of weeks before RMA it.My problem was with Single Gigabyte 6600GT the system couldnt handle PCI-E x16 so freezes and restart on 3D was in regular base.No other setting have been made everything is in AUTO ill wait and see.

Mark W Mar 16, 2005, 06:34pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 16, 2005, 06:41pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Editing out a double-post. I clicked the "email when replied to" button and changed my mind very quickly... otherwise I'd probably get an email every single time a post is made. Dont want that! :)

Mark W Mar 16, 2005, 06:34pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Another post said that the Asus SLI boards have great problems setting ram speeds to

greater than 400mhz without locking out other various options which are Crucial to

overclocking. Its best if I give you a link rather than re-explain it, as I might not get

my explanation correct.

The thread that discusses this: (read the first post. Within that post, its labelled as

point #2)
http://www.amdzone.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=PNphpBB...amp;t=3872

Obviously this guy doesn't like Asus. Please leave personal bios about whether you/he

like/dislike asus out of the reply, I simply seek the truth.

Just remember that the guy CAN set his ddr up to 600mhz, but doing so stops him from

changing his CPU multiplier and ram voltages.

I need someone to verify whether this is true or not. Please tell me what version bios you

are using too. If there are no problems on a recent bios, if theres any chance you can flash to an earlier bios to test this for me, that would be FANTASTIC! I definately need to know if these problems have been fixed.

Mark W Mar 16, 2005, 06:51pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Eric Currie

This one has been discussed before I think, but its a long and daunting thread so I'll repeat.

Windows has infact installed many required files onto your ide drive. It has also installed most of itself onto your sata. Windows installs all the files in your root directory onto the first drive it finds on the IDE chain. If youve ever multibooted a system you'd see one drive with all these files and one without, even though youre running two very different operating systems (eg: win98 and winxp).

Its not a motherboard problem its a windows problem.

Solution: Remove the ide drive while installing windows and then plug it back in later.

Dan S Mar 16, 2005, 07:58pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 16, 2005, 08:00pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Kariage Kun,

you suggested trying alternative software which i have done... no help with that... i still get the bsod's

As for your other suggestions -
>> - Find an extra ethernet cable and replace the one you used before
Easy... will do.

>> - Do as I said before... (clear bios, remove pci devices, reinstall windows, etc)
Argh... annoying... but yeah will do.

>> - Stop once you installed Windows XP SP2 and Nforce 6.39 driver (don't update windows as well since
>> you said you have Win XP SP2 CD (if you have WIN XP SP1 CD update it to WIN XP SP2 first before
>> installing Nforce 6.39 driver) and don't install any drivers not even video card)
I have SP2 slipstreamed so i will use that.

I really cant RMA the board cause i'll be left without a computer for weeks... unfortunately for me that's not a possibilty considering i require that computer for work.

I actually have a friend that has purchased his entire new computer the same as mine (except he got the 130nm Athlon 3500+, but same case, PSU, mobo, ram, vid card etc). I have it at my house currently and will try moving my windows drive into his machine and see if i have the same problem... if i do then it must be either a problem in the combination of hardware or software.... but not a hardware fault.

Daniel Boyer Mar 16, 2005, 08:46pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
I was wondering if this power supply would work?
Ultra ULT31562 X-Connect 500W ATX Power Supply

Toms hardware guide shows it has a 34A +12v
http://www6.tomshardware.com/howto/20050228/power_supply-12.html

Tim Buescher Mar 16, 2005, 10:30pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Hey Guys, Great Thread very Help Full,

I am currently having problems with my new A8N-SLI Delux motherboard installation procedure. I have connected all the wires and fans properly, as well as the memory and PCI-E video card. The problem I am having is that on start up I have not been able to get any signal on my Decaview G380 .25mm DecaClear Monitor display. I have tried reinstalling the battery and moving the jumpers for the battery around to reset the system, but still have the same problem. I have also tried forcing beeps by removing the video card and the RAM but still no video or beeps. It appears that my system is possibly failing the POST startup sequence. I was wondering if anyone had any questions on how to remedy this situation. Also since my monitor is VGA, I must use my VGA adapter. Thanks for your help.

60 GB Western Digital
120 GB western Digital
SONY CD-RW
2 X 512 MB (crucial)
A8N-SLI Delux
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Winchester
Antec SL450 Watt Power Supply
standard floppy drive
evga GEFORCE 6800 GT

Dan S Mar 17, 2005, 01:12am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Kariage Kun,

It seems to be running fine off my nvidia port since last night... well at least there haven't been any BSOD's... however i am getting constant timeouts and data corruption when downloading from port 80 (maybe other ports as well but i can't confirm).

One thing i have looked into since it's something the BSOD's mention is the IRQ settings... i have a listing of my IRQ's and i was wondering if the fact that my "Nvidia Network Bus Enumerator" and "Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller" are both on IRQ 22 could be causing all the problems? Sometimes it moves and the "Nvidia Network Bus Enumerator" is actually sharing with one of the "Nvidia nForce4 ADMA Controller's".... but that's only after a restart that it might move. Any thoughts?

Kariage Kun Mar 17, 2005, 08:52am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 17, 2005, 08:59am EST

 
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>>I actually have a friend that has purchased his entire new computer the same as mine (except he got the 130nm Athlon 3500+, but same case, PSU, mobo, ram, vid card etc). I have it at my house currently and will try moving my windows drive into his machine and see if i have the same problem... if i do then it must be either a problem in the combination of hardware or software.... but not a hardware fault.

Hi Dan S,

This is the best idea to solve your problem... have you tried moving your hard disk to your friend computer and you still have the problem as you stated on your last post?

>>It seems to be running fine off my nvidia port since last night... well at least there haven't been any BSOD's... however i am getting constant timeouts and data corruption when downloading from port 80 (maybe other ports as well but i can't confirm).

>>One thing i have looked into since it's something the BSOD's mention is the IRQ settings... i have a listing of my IRQ's and i was wondering if the fact that my "Nvidia Network Bus Enumerator" and "Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller" are both on IRQ 22 could be causing all the problems? Sometimes it moves and the "Nvidia Network Bus Enumerator" is actually sharing with one of the "Nvidia nForce4 ADMA Controller's".... but that's only after a restart that it might move. Any thoughts?

I haven't checked my IRQ settings on my computer... but I will check my computer later at night if my "Nvidia Network Bus Enumerator" and "Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller" are both on IRQ 22 (I'm at work right now :))

Dan S Mar 17, 2005, 08:55am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 17, 2005, 08:55am EST

 
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Kariage Kun,

So i have just been using my friend's computer which is exactly the same as mine.... i took the HDD out of my computer and placed it in his computer and booted into windows.... i had the exact same problems on his computer as i did on mine.... this tells me that i must have a software problem and not a hardware problem (unless both our mobo's have exactly the same hardware fault which is highly unlikely).

Tomorrow i am going to be installing windows again.... trying to get the internet working with the extreme minimal number of programs and drivers.... just as you suggested. Hopefully i find the problem otherwise i might end up placing my computer on a main road and hoping that some nice truck driver will smash it to a million little pieces for me! lol. I've spent way too much time trying to fix this problem. Wish me luck!

Edit: hehe... on at the same time :)

Kariage Kun Mar 17, 2005, 09:03am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 17, 2005, 09:04am EST

 
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Hi Dan S (Hope you still there lol),

Could you also specify what kind internet connection do you use? modem? etc... If possible the diagram as well (for example WWW -> modem -> nVidia Ethernet)

Kariage Kun Mar 17, 2005, 09:10am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi Daniel Boyer,

My friend is using Ultra X-connect 500watt and his system (MSN Neo4 Platinum MB) and it's running solid... You might want to buy the converter from Ultra 20pin - 24pin... I also tried with this PSU and I do have a solid performance with my Asus A8N-SLI deluxe when I'm still using Geforce 6200... I haven't try this with my 2x Geforce 6600 GT SLI... I don't recommend you using this PSU if you're running dual video cards... :)

Dan S Mar 17, 2005, 09:13am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 17, 2005, 09:47am EST

 
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Kariage Kun,

Yeah i'm still here....

My internet connection has primarily been cable internet until today when i had my adsl activated.... so now i have both... i have tested on both and get the same problems.

For cable... WWW -> Cable modem -> Nvidia port
For adsl... WWW -> ADSL modem/router/firewall -> Nvidia port

Kariage Kun Mar 17, 2005, 09:42am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Mike,

Thanks for the compliment :P

Dan S Mar 17, 2005, 09:54am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Kariage Kun,

Wrote you an email. I'm off to bed here... been working on this problem since 4pm and its now 1:30am.... i need sleep and a rest... lol

Mark W Mar 17, 2005, 10:20am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Received a response from a previous forum. Here it is (direct quote)

"Basically if you set the fsb (or the AMD 64 equivalent) and the multiplier, you can't toucht the RAM speed, and if you set the RAM speed, you can't touch all the fsb, multiplier and voltage settings. The settings you can't touch are set to low undesirable values - for example, if I set my 3000+ to 230x9, the ram divider will be increased so as to ensure that the RAM isn't over 200 MHz, and similar low settings for the CPU if I increase the RAM speed.

I can set the fsb up to 220 MHz without this problem - for some reason the PCI bus isn't locked even if I set it unless I do this, and then I can use Clockgen as a workaround to further increase the fsb. It would be better just to be able to use the bios to overclock it and leave it at that.

I have tried the 1002, 1004 and 1006 BIOSes and had this problem with all of them, hopefully they will fix this problem in a future BIOS update, otherwise I'll be stuck with an un-overclockeable board (well not easily overclockable anyway)."


Me:

OK>>> Is there any way to pressure asus into doing something about this? (getting someone with some power to speak to them? I believe Anandtech did something like this at the very beginning of the boards life). Ive found Asus tech support to care so very little about the end user its disgusting. I've never seen a company ignore their customers like this. They only care about you if youre a review site and reviewing their hardware.

Alkemyst Darkened Mar 17, 2005, 10:32am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Mark W: Asus does care...they are a great company in my opinion having to deal with tons of them being in IS for 20+ years. You have to understand overclocking stuff is the last of their worries at this time, delivering a stable product is.

I can guarantee a lot of their calls have to do with pushing the equipment beyond it's capabilities so if anything giving users an option to even do this created more work for them.

The only problem on the A8N-SLI as far and the timings goes is memory divider. I have been able to set fsb, htt, multi in 1004 and 1006 along with setting PCI to 33MHz. The problem I have is the 333 memory setting is the best I can do and at 300 something FSB I get only 230/232 or something.

Much of these problems have to do with people not understanding the hardware and jumping on the bandwagon with SLI being their first attempt at both cutting edge hardware and at the same time trying to delve in to overclocking.


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