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Athanasios Karageorgiou Mar 18, 2005, 04:26pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Sorry my mistake i didnt say the most important my PSU is the Tagan 480U all the temperature seems normal CPU:37 MB:34 GC:49
I going to download the latest NForce4 drivers and ill come back with more....


PS:Sorry for my accent.

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mark kerr Mar 18, 2005, 05:30pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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hi, i tried the given advice of removing the battery clear the cmos etc to resolve my problem of the unseen 2nd video card,

Re: Asus A8N-SLI unseen 2nd 6800
Hi, system has been running stable for weeks now, suddenly i boot up and get a message saying 1 of multi gpu capable graphics cards has been moved and sure enough its dissappeared from device manager too! anyone any ideas? many thanks in advance.
forgive my stupidity, forgot to add the green power on light is ON on both cards.

fx55
2 fx 6800 ultras
asus a8n sli deluxe 1 gig (2x512mb) corsair pc3200xl
enermax 600watt psu


all to no avail, ive also now swapped video cards around in the pci-e slots, same thing, from this would you say it was reasonable to deduce that its a faulty motherboard? anyone with any suggestions? as ive run out of ideas and patience with this! lol
Many thanks, all help appreciated.

Sgt Torg Mar 18, 2005, 08:44pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Quote>>Going to be a busy day :^) New NF4 drivers and new ntune, too:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/ntune_2.05.08.html

Well folks, looks like that new version of ntune has disappeared from nvidia's web site. It was there earlier... Had today's date on it... Went back to download and it was gone...

Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe (1006 BIOS)
AMD Athlon 64 4000+
2x Kingston HyperX DDR400 512MB
2x Asus 6600GT 128MB
2x WD 74GB Raptor (RAID 0 on NVIDIA controller)
PCP&C Turbo-Cool 510 SLI
WinXP Pro w/ SP2
Tom Michael Mar 18, 2005, 09:20pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi, I read this FAQ daily and it RULES. This is the first computer that I have ever built, and I love it. There have certainly been lots of "issues", but it has been a gas figuring it all out. A prior poster had a question that I would love to see an answer to. Can you add a hard drive to make a RAID 0 without having to reinstall everything? I have a 74gb Raptor and would like to add another, but after many weeks of tweaking the hell out of my system I cannot handle the thought of starting over. But hey, I guess it would be fun! Please let me know, if anyone knows the answer.

Thermaltake Dream Tsunami
AMD Athlon 4000+
2xBFG 6800GToc
BFG power supply (makes me nervous, but seems to work)
ASUS MB (duh)
Zalman's best coolers for CPU, VGA, Northbridge
WD 74gb Raptor
2xSony DVD burner/readers
Dell 20" widescreen monitor
Apple keyboard (I share monitor with a Mac)
Kensington Expert Optical Trackball
Logitech 5300-e Speakers
Doom3 @ 100fps, high quality
3DMark05 @ 9500

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 18, 2005, 09:31pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Can you add a hard drive to make a RAID 0 without having to reinstall everything?
>>>NO

Mike :)

Masked Mar 18, 2005, 09:37pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi Guys,

I finally got my chip, and set up the system using the XP 64 RC2.
Everything went smooth as silk, except for one weird graphics anomaly....

When the board posts, my monitor comes up with the little yellow "energy star" logo on the top right, and some little blue icon on the top left. Then, when it goes to the AWARD BIOS post screen (where it lists my chipset model, bios version. mem tests etc.) instead of clearing the energy star things off the screen, it writes my post data out overtop of the graphics, and the screen fills (about 15%) with randomly located pixels in the same color as the energy star logo.

It does this on all three monitors that I tested.
Is there something wrong with my graphics card? any ideas?

-Thanks in advance
-Masked


A8N SLI Deluxe
AMD FX55
PC Power & Cooling 510 SLI
2x512 OCZ PC3200 Platinum Rev.2 (OCZ4001024ELDCPER2-K)
LeadTek Winfast PX6800GT TDH (x2)
WD Raptor 74GB SATA
Maxtor 300GB SATA
NEC 3500A DVD+/-RW
Lite-On SOHD-167T 16X DVD

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Edited: Mar 18, 2005, 10:10pm EST

 
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mark kerr

>>>No it's not your board, I had this happen to me a few times. I can't quite remember what I did to get it going as it was 1 of 1000 issues I had. Try uninstalling your display drivers and reinstalling them in safe mode. I do have a couple of other things you could try, let me know if this works first.
Set your BIOS SLI to AUTO and keep it there till you see the SLI capable system ballon tip by your clock.

Mike :)

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 18, 2005, 09:52pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Cimmerian Freeman

No, you wont lose RAID upon removing the 6.39 drivers.

Mike :)

Simon Lu Mar 18, 2005, 09:55pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Mike:
How is your OC experience? i set mine XMS RAM to 3 3 3 6 DDR 400, the FBS is now at 270, x9.....
1001 bios, stock cooling, MSN?
Simon LU

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 18, 2005, 10:01pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Masked .

>>>I think you have some software posting this boot screen.

Mike :)

Mark W Mar 18, 2005, 10:39pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Anyone installed/seen a primecooler hypercool 4+ on theor a8n-sli? Its 8mm (diameter) bigger than the zalman 7700 :/

Tom Michael Mar 18, 2005, 11:42pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Mike, thanks for the RAID answer, even though that was not what I wanted to hear. Heh. One more question, could I copy everything from my current Raptor to another drive, set up a RAID 0 with two Raptors, and then copy everything back (including the operating system)? Thanks so much in advance!

Otis McGhee Mar 19, 2005, 01:09am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi all. I have 2 questions about XP 64. Will 32 bit programs run on it? Also what will happen when the final version comes out? Its currently free for download and use?

Thanks

Otis

David Gardiner Mar 19, 2005, 02:48am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Just a Query im about to format today is it worth my time to update my bios i have the 1002 set,
Which bios should i get for setting up my SLI system.

I want to setup my 6600 Gt system in sli i have one sitting there doing nothing any opinions or successfuly setup opnions welcome

Thanks

David Gardiner

Mark W Mar 19, 2005, 03:57am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Tom Michael: No. Youll lose critical info stored on the disk even if you copy all the files. If you ghost the drive with Norton Ghost or similar you can get this info too, but ive never had any luck with nortgon ghost or any other similar program (havent tried for a couple of years though).

As a retort to whoever it was that said "asus does care"... Bullshit. After sending an email complaining about the lack of support for the non deluxe and asking specifics about when/why its not happening/etc etc, I got this as a reply:

"Please continue to watch our website for future product updates to be released."

I understand the geniuses at asus have a lot of tech support email to reply to, but two weeks for them to nicely say "we're shafting you" (which can be read as "We're not bothering with you until we've fixed the board for the people who paid an extra $20) is not good enough. It doesnt take long to strip out the 2ng gigabit ethernet and silicon image raid controller from the firmware and release a 1.006 final for the non-deluxe. Lousy.

mark kerr Mar 19, 2005, 05:20am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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sliscietist@work


thanks for that il give it a try when i get home

mark kerr Mar 19, 2005, 07:05am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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SLI scientist@work

hi,
right iv tried uninstalling then installing the display drivers in safe mode, and its exactly the same as before, the auto/sli/single options are not an option in the 1006 bios the only thing under the sli heading is EZ plug or whatever its called, what were the other couple of ideas you had? many thanks by the way mate.

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High Vernon Gass,

I also bought my system from Cyberpower (second one I've bought from them). Just a word of caution, make sure your HD's are set up properly to the way you want them to be, mine were not. Also, if you are going to run 2 GPUs in SLI mode make sure you check the SLI chip setting (between the 2 vid cards, it's in a section of your mobo manual) as this was not set to SLI Dual Cards in my system and gave me a huge 2 week headach. I am currently running very stable with BIOS version 1006, NForce driver 6.39 (which I'll prolly update this morning) and the new Forceware video driver 71.84. So just check behind them and you should have a very nice system that you purchased on the cheap :)

Oh and Kariage Kun Thanks for you post on some of the BIOS settings, I'm going to try turning HDD SMART monitoring off and PEG link on to auto and see if I can get better scores in 3dMark05. So far my best is 8880 non-overclocked, but I'd really like to see my system break the 9k-10k barrier.


-Billy-

AMD 64 FX-55 (939)
ASUS A8N-Deluxe SLI w/ NForce 6.39 chipset and BIOS version 1006 (set per page 1)
ANTEC True550 PSU
1 gig Kingston RAM (512 x 2) (3-3-3-8-2T)
2x XFX 6800 GT 256mb dual DVI out in SLI mode (350core 1000mem) Forceware driver 71.84
Creative Labs Audigy 2 Zs
Seagate 80gig 7200 rpm SATA
Seagate 120gig 7200 rpm SATA
Sony 16x DVD rom
TSST corp CD/DVDW
generic floppy
4 in 1 card reader
Windows XP PRO SP2
Cooling-- 2 120mm case fans -- 2 80mm case fans -- 1 stock CPU fan
19" ViewSonic G90f monitor
System price---under $3,000

Merc Mar 19, 2005, 09:36am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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New Drivers Install Info (noob guide) - Just installed the new 6.53 drivers. Here is how it went. Figured in for a dime in for a dollar, downloaded 6.53, took a deep breath and uninstalled all the NVIDIA Drivers using the windows "remove programs" function. Got some scary messages. Rebooted and got some scary messages and then ran the 6.53 install. More scary messages, another reboot and Nvidia Firewall and Network Manager installed. Another reboot and installed Video 71.84 (had on CD) , reboot, installed Coolbits 2 (same CD), adjusted the screen and all systems are normal and stable!

Nvidia says nothing about deleting any drivers other than the video/display drivers prior to updating to a new set but thought I would give the clean sweep option a shot. I don't know if the uninstall of all drivers is necessary for a clean install of new drivers but if you want to go that route thent it seems to be safe. FWIW.

Merc
Modified Lian Li PC 7077A
Dual Watercooling Loops
Asus P5K Deluxe BIOS 0404
Core 2 Duo Q6600 (3600MHz@1.46v)
Max OC 4050MhHz at 1.65v
1 x XFX 8800GTX XXX Watercooled
2 GB Team Xtreme DDR2 800-PC6400
2 x 150gb WD in Raptors in RAID 0
1 x 640
Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 19, 2005, 10:00am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Tom Michael

>>>You need three drives, the current one with the OS (SATA1), your new one on SATA 2, and just put a drive on IDE 1. Use Powerquest V2i or Norton and copy SATA 1 to the IDE 1. Once you copy and successfully boot into the IDE 1, create your RAID 0 and copy IDE 1 to the new RAID. Remove the IDE 1 and you should be able to boot from RAID.

Mike :)


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