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Clifford Cooper Mar 24, 2005, 02:21pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
hi Mike

>>>Did you take your CMOS battery out and try again?
yeah ive cleared CMOS a few times
>>>EZ selector in single video, try dual?
didnt think of that...but just tried that and still the same flashing screen
>>>Try standard PCI video card, a must to have in a SLI system anyway.
not got one :( cleared out old pc stuff yrs back. will try and get one in the next few days. plus i dont know anyone with a pci-express slot to test the current card in.
>>>Try the second DVI port and svideo.
will give that a go later when tv is free.

thanks for the suggestions

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jdr Mar 24, 2005, 02:52pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Rob French:
"1. I can't seem to get the power or chassis 2 fan sensor to report in any apps.

2. Everything is reporting my system at a clock speed of 201MHz.

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?"


1. As far as I can tell, the CHA2 and PWR connectors don't measure RPMs.
2. No idea. Try setting it manually in the BIOS to 200 (if it is, then it's probably just some natural fluctuation) . It probably won't hurt.
3. It's anecdotal, but I've heard ASUS probe isn't that good. Try Speedfan.
4. No.

Rob French Mar 24, 2005, 03:00pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Thanks Jamison...

Regard question 4: Will having the EZ Plug connector plugged in to the mobo, the 6-pin power connector plugged in to the video card and only 1 video card hurt anything?

Clifford Cooper Mar 24, 2005, 03:43pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thank Mike for the info.

will def get hold of one tomorrow and let you know how it goes.

DOD Petrus Mar 24, 2005, 03:54pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hello, can you help me? I have MB Asus A8N SLI, VGA Gigabyte x700Pro 128DDR and problem is i think in VGA, because everytime are artefacts on screen (from booting to windows) i can send printscreen to email how it look....i flash allready bios to 1006 but the same problem, when i put older PCI vga card is working great. Has somebody this problem??? thanx:-(

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Rob: I wouldn't think so.... though I can't guarantee it.

Merc Mar 24, 2005, 04:18pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thanks Mike, my computer management function was hidden in a folder . Finally found it and am formatting. I found that I had a misunderstanding of the enable/disable settings on the NVRAID port. The ports themselves, all 4, are "on", enable/disable simply states if you want that port to be part of a RAID array. Now we'll see if Ghost 9.0 will back up my RAID array... The techies said maybe although NVRAID is not supported at this time.

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, 05:08pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 24, 2005, 05:11pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Merc

The techies said maybe although NVRAID is not supported at this time.
>>>There is a way, PETER PALAITIS said he did create an image file with Norton. You should be able to copy the RAID though, I think it's just the Norton boot disk option that you're refering to. As I said, Peter has a method to boot from Norton's recovery.

Mike :)

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 24, 2005, 05:15pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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DOD Petrus

>>>Your video card BIOS is corrupt or video hardware not working. I would flash a current BIOS for that card leaving it in the PCI E slot and using the PCI video to flash.

Mike :)

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Rob French

>>>No, it wont, as a matter of fact they need to be plugged in.

Mike :)

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 24, 2005, 05:30pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Clifford Cooper

>>>After you try the PCI vid card, and if it works, I would flash your PCI E video BIOS using a current version or same with that PCI card.

Mike :)

DOD Petrus Mar 24, 2005, 05:33pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Mike: how can i flash vga bios with both vga cards (PCI+PCIE) ???

Dan Dymek Mar 24, 2005, 05:59pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ -- "Failed memory test"
Does anybody have any solutions to my post I made at the bottom of page 84? Thanks for your help.

Dave Luza Mar 24, 2005, 05:59pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Merc Mar 24, 2005, 06:11pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Wow, that is a helluva rig Dave. Stupid ? maybe but did you enable everything in the BIOS correctly?

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
Paul Bennett Mar 24, 2005, 06:39pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
To Luza:

Luza, i had that EXACT same issue, as a matter of fact, with Mike's help and this AWESOME FAQ site, i built my very first computer using this mobo....i have a amd 64 3000 and 1 MSI 6600 gt and 2 X 512 of corsair memory...i got it all running and running smooth as butter, my last 2 problems to be solved were:

1. USB ports would be 'seen' in BIOS but would not work
2. on board sound would not work

anyway, a friend of mine suggested going to the devices part of system management and clicking the right mouse button, and delete and delete all the usb ports showing with yellow question marks and then reboot....i did it and everything worked GREAT on my usb ports, simple, i hope this works for you

i never did get on board audio to work, that is the only problem i could not solve ( i dont run RAID or 2 cards in SLI, so for all i know my mobo may not work right but with this simple set up i have ( just 2 160 seagate SATA drives and a pioneer dvd burner ) things are great...of course i have not over clocked or tuned anything or messed with anything, i use the 1.007 bios rev and pretty much everything in bios is on 'auto' at this point....also DO NOT FORGET TO READ page 16 from Mike, it is extremely helpful, i have actually read every page on this thread, several times, and the only thing i could not solve was on board audio ( i just bought creative sound blaster audigy 2 card, and installed like a dream......good luck luza

again THX MIKE !!!

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 24, 2005, 06:57pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 24, 2005, 07:29pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
DOD Petrus

The current card you have is PCI Express 16X right? http://www.neoseeker.com/Hardware/Products/gigabyte_rx700_pro/
The older card you have is PCI slot compatible right?

If you connect your monitor to the standard PCI slot video card, and it works, you would then be able to use nvflash and flash the PCI EX video card BIOS.
Have you ever flashed a video BIOS?
>>>You need to get a current, or the same BIOS, as the one you have now and copy it to the same floppy as the nvflash ulitity. Get to a command prompt and;
A:\ nvflash newbios.rom or .bin
You will get prompted to say yes to install the new BIOS. Some BIOS's are write protected, therefore you will need to take the protection off, the exact protect off command will be in the nvflash utility help section.


Mike :)

DOD Petrus Mar 24, 2005, 07:28pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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aaa, ok:) but problem is that there is not bios for my vga on gigabyte website:) my vga is Gigabyte Ati x700pro 128mb. u think is problem from bios?? i think is something with VPU or memory on vga or i don't know... but is not cheap vga for me:(

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 24, 2005, 07:35pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Download nvflash here http://www.mvktech.net/index.php?option=com_remository&fun...lecatid=53

Extract to a formatted floppy and type the c command in DOS to get the current version on your card.

A:\nvflash c

Once you get the current version go search for a new or updated BIOS on the internet. Post your BIOS Version here and I'll help you find it.
Your BIOS revision may be, and usually is, on a sticker on your video card board.

The point to all of this is that I think your video bios is corrupt.

Mike :)

Merc Mar 24, 2005, 07:44pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Follow-up: Ghost 9.0 did a complete copy of my RAID 0 (2x80Gb) w/ no problems noted. Adjusted the BIOS to boot from the new disk and it came up normally. Disconnected the drive, readjusted BIOS and no problems booting from the RAID 0. Now if I lose a disk I'll be right back in business. Not sure how I'd rebuild a RAID 0 from 1 disk but I don't think and probably wouldn't bother.

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

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