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jdr Mar 23, 2005, 10:02pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Kmarbs

1. Check out "SLI Scientist's" post on page 16.
2. I would. 1006 is stable, has fixes.


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jdr Mar 23, 2005, 10:04pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 23, 2005, 10:04pm EST

 
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Temperature Question:

I've got a FX-55 (13X 201) and a XP-120 with a 12 cm Panaflo.

What are good temperatures? At idle my CPU is ~42. At load, it goes up to ~65. Is this too high? Not found much on the net.

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Edited: Mar 23, 2005, 10:38pm EST

 
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Jamison Roof
Temperature Question:

I've got a FX-55 (13X 201) and a XP-120 with a 12 cm Panaflo.

What are good temperatures? At idle my CPU is ~42. At load, it goes up to ~65. Is this too high? Not found much on the net.
>>>If your PCI Synchronization Mode is set to 33.33 MHz, it will up the temps to this range, I do believe you have it set to that, I have the FX 55 as well and had temps like this when I was air cooled. If you set it to AUTO or to CPU the temps will drop. Now if I'm wrong about your settings then I would seriously look into the type of heat sink compound you used and maybe how hard you pressed down on the fan/heatsink assembly when you installed it. Pressing down to hard can make you lose compound between the heatsink and cpu surface, even moving side to side to center it once you install the assembly can cause loss in turn creating more heat. It happened to me! Your CPU should be sitting in the 30C Range on idle and high 40 to 50C range on load, not 65C. You're still safe at those temps though.

PS - People have a bad habit of pressing down on the fan/heatsink assembly, you should just bring the clip down to the plastic hook, then lock the lever. I have a Prometia Mach II GT now so my temps are always -30 C idle and -25 C under full load.

Mike :)

asylum asylum Mar 23, 2005, 10:41pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Re above and Temps

Mike

I have the same question but my FX55 is overclocked to 2756 (212)

my current 3Dmark05 score is 10,703 with 1 gig of ram (T1) and 10,015 with 2 gig of ram (T2)

my temps are

CPU idle = 40 full load = 60
GPU idle = 50 full load = 65
system = 36

Are they too high as well or due to the (212) is that what you would expect?

my machine is very stable but if I change from (33.33 to auto) I get a log of screen shakes during a game

I am using a zalman 7700


Crispin Ali Basah Mar 24, 2005, 01:01am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
A week my mobo failed to start so I replaced the bios battery. A week passed again and the second battery went flat so I replaced the battery for the second time. Is this common or there's something wrong with my a8n sli? I usually leave my machine turned on for 24 hours.

-Crispin

Ross Loggie Mar 24, 2005, 02:59am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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SLi Scientist - yes I have tested the PSU, it works.

david cole Mar 24, 2005, 03:41am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 24, 2005, 03:45am EST

 
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Update on progress (from a page or so back):
Got unit wired up and did the "Page 1" setup. Startup detected the cd units, floppy and the three drives on the NVidia controller. The two drives on the Sil3114 were not shown, assumed because the controller was not enabled on the first startup. They wil be independent disks, not raid when final. Will see about setting up the NV raid tomorrow, and try to detect the disks placed on now enabled Sil controller.

One "maybe" glitche in this phase of setup - in the JumperFree Configuration, the PCI Clock Sync was not listed, so I could not set it to 33.33MHz. No idea why at current low level of experience with the ASUS board. I noticed the setup reported a chip temp of 49 degrees with the Zalman fan running 2600 rpm. The chip fan was running 8000+ rpm.

One heads-up to anyone considering the Tsunami case. I had to mount one hard drive up in a place a floppy would normally be, as the video card plug extends back into the area where a hard drive should extend. If I had installed a second video card, I would have lost two more drive positions without an alternate location. Case is fairly large and has 11 bays, but some become unuseable if you have large cards in the PCI slots.

Thanks for past comments, and any other that come my way.

With luck, I will get Windows installed tomorrow, then the real fun begins...

A8N-SLI Deluxe, FX-55, Win XP Pro - was main, being rebuilt after electrical storm
Sabertooth x58, i7-950, Win 7 Pro, ENGTX460CU TOP, 12GB GSkill, 12GB SSD, 1GB + 2GB HDD @ 6GB/s - main computer
P5Q-E, e8500, Vista 64 - secondary computer
Two P5Q Pro,
Dan Dymek Mar 24, 2005, 06:12am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Asus A8N-SLI FAQ -- "System failed memory test"

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asylum asylum

>>>Your temps are fine, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

Mike :)

asylum asylum Mar 24, 2005, 09:38am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thanks mike

I did not fancy re doing the heatsink again

Matt W Mar 24, 2005, 09:42am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey people, I have been looking around for any help with this problem on the net but found no exact answer to it. I have an A8N-SLI mb and I have pinned the problem down to it, I have it hooked up on a table, with just the hardware speaker, cpu and psu, i can turn on the power, the lights go on and fans start wirring but i get nothing on the screen (from when I had every other component installed) and no beeps, I have swapped ps units, refreshed cmos, replaced cmos battery, rechecked the cpu to look at pins and refitted it, checked all cabling. It seems that this indicates a corrupt bios and some people think you can fix this without reflashing the cmos, others don't. Can someone please shed some light onto the subject. I really want to fix this without having to give it back to the hardware vendor. Thanks.

Alkemyst Darkened Mar 24, 2005, 10:40am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Mike W: I have a problem like a bad CMOS / BIOS and nothing was able to recover the motherboard.

I got a BSOD burning a DVD and since that time I cannot use any SCSI cards on the board. It was working daily for almost 2 month prior....I use the scsi card constantly as every optical drive I have, as well as my digicam's card reader is on the card. It's really bizarre. I am a veteran tech also, I support about 30 servers here and 150+ workstations.

I am going to RMA it back to ASUS and then sell it to whomever....

My MSI K8N Neo4/SLI Platinum just arrived today, so hopefully I can get it installed tonight.

It sort of stinks to be out the time, another almost $200, shipping costs and then to take a loss on a resale of new hardware...but this goes with new technology territory so often.

Fortunately the P4 3.2 based system on a ASUS P5AD2-E I built for my father is working great except for a little slow to boot.

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RAID 0 Back up question. I just got a new WD 160GB HDD to back up my 2X80GB WD RAID 0 configuration. I plugged the SATA module that comes w/ the A8N into ports 3 & 4 of the NVRAID SATA controller (current RAID 0 is in ports 1&2). I adjusted the BIOS so that windows recognizes the new HDD and now I am wondering how to proceed. How do I format this drive without formatting my RAID 0 drives? I am thinking that I should maybe plug the new drive into the SIL controller so that it is treated as drive D by windows. What do you all think? I'm home sick with a cold so I'll tinker around and post results.

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 24, 2005, 12:53pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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How do I format this drive without formatting my RAID 0 drives?

>>>Computer Management>Disk Management, where you would defrag in windows.

Mike :)

Clifford Cooper Mar 24, 2005, 12:53pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi all

I've been eagerly awaiting to build my new system since i 1st ordered the mb at the beginning of february. with only the last part the graphics card arriving a couple days ago. a long story and where i dont want to send things back if they are going to take months to replace. so any ideas on what may be the problem/s.

the parts i got are:-
Asus A8N Deluxe
AMD 64 3500
Antec NEOPower 480
Corsair 1GByte TwinX Matched memory pair
Gigabyte 6600GT GV-NX66T128VP

ive set it so it has only minimal stuff attached. just gfx card and memory. made sure all power connectors are connected. but when i turn the power on. all the video display is corrupted and flashing. if floppy attached will hear it loading but cant do a bios update as cant work out what is on screen. and im thinking which component is working or not. heres some links to what the monitor displays when on.
http://www.superseagull.f2s.com/asus/asus_01.jpg
http://www.superseagull.f2s.com/asus/asus_02.jpg
http://www.superseagull.f2s.com/asus/asus_bios.jpg

Dean Edward Mar 24, 2005, 01:10pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Clifford Cooper


Hi,
Did you plug a four pin molex to the EZ-plug on the mobo?


Dean Edward

Clifford Cooper Mar 24, 2005, 01:21pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi dean

initially i never but the last 100 reboots i have lol


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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Clifford Cooper

>>>Did you take your CMOS battery out and try again?
>>>EZ selector in single video, try dual?
>>>Try a standard PCI video card, a must have in a SLI system anyway.
>>>Try the second DVI port and svideo.

Mike :)

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Matt W

>>>I can't stress the importance of having a backup video card in a SLI system.For the price of one, it's worth having in case it is a SLI problem. Try one out if you have one, or buy one. If you get no video and you're sure everything else is connected properly, then you should proceed to take further action.
>>>Try the second DVI and SVideo ports.


Mike :)

Rob French Mar 24, 2005, 02:19pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I built my rig based on the Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe last night and everything went fairly smoothly. I passed 5 memtest passes and have been burning the CPU in with Prime95 torture test. I do have a couple of questions however and I was hoping people here could help me out. I am sure these have been answered before but I got tired of reading all the posts after page 20 ;-). My rig is listed at the bottom of this message.

1. I can't seem to get the power or chassis 2 fan sensor to report in any apps. I have tried Everest, Asus Probe and the BIOS but none of them even list the fans. Has anyone benn able to find out the speed of the PSU fan and chassis fan (plugged into the CHA2_FAN header)?

2. Everything is reporting my system at a clock speed of 201MHz. This is causing my overall system speed to be reported at 2211MHz (HTT*11) and my memory to run at 201MHz as well. I have tried turning off all of the overclocking options in the BIOS. Is this normal? Why the 1MHz overclock?

3. Asus Probe is reporting a 8C difference (higher) than Everest for the CPU and Mobo temp. Which one should I trust?

4. I am only running one video card, do I need to plug in the EZ Plug power connector on the mobo?

Thanks and cheers!

AMD64 3500+ Winchester (Stock)
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe (Bios 1006)
XP-90 HSF
eVGA 6800GT
Antec NeoPower 480
Audigy 2 ZS Gamer
WD 74gig Raptor
NEC 3520A
CoolerMaster WaveMaster (Black)


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