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Dave Luza Mar 25, 2005, 06:53am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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@Buddha

Start: Run: compmgmt.msc
Disk management

Right click on the new Disk, format it and assign a new drive letter

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finty mcneice Mar 25, 2005, 07:04am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Will the first memory on this list be ok?

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Ballistix_Kits.html

Alkemyst Darkened Mar 25, 2005, 08:03am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Well the K8N Neo4/Platinum SLI works....active northbridge fan is pretty quiet as well. I have no idea what made my A8N stop working with my SCSI subsystem, but it's working now.

Overclocking seems a little more complicated on the MSI...instead of something like 1.55 volts, you have to pick 1.45 volts and then choose 3.3%, 6.6% or 9.9% overvolting. Same on some of the other settings....I will post back once I am stable and get benchmarks.

tom vanamburg Mar 25, 2005, 08:17am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 25, 2005, 08:19am EST

 
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I'm having a problem at boot up. It does not send a signal to my monitor "no input signal or cable disconnected" until i reboot. So i have to boot up...push power button to boot down...then boot again. After all of this it works fine. I'm wondering if i have a monitor goin bad...Any ideas?

A8n SLI deluxe (bios rev. 1006),
3500+ 939 pin,
Dual BFG 6800 GT
PC Power & Cooling 510 deluxe sli mobo,
1Gb. corsair ram
Envision 19 inch flat screen CRT

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 25, 2005, 09:19am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 25, 2005, 09:25am EST

 
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Vernon Gass

Maybe your board was built on the 4th of July. lol
>>>You should test the PSU with a voltmeter. Unplug everything and put a wire on the green (pin4) and black (pin6) wire of the 20 pin connector to fire it up, leave the wire on. Then test each individual pin for voltage, your manual shows you the corresponding voltages.

Mike :)

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Edited: Mar 25, 2005, 09:46am EST

 
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DOD Petrus

If your PCI video works then I assume you have windows installed, use 66.93 display drivers.
Have you loaded all drivers and service pack files?
If not, do so, using the PCI to view, leave the PCI E in at all times during the process. Once everything is installed, and your Device Manager is clear of faults, I would clear the CMOS and plug the monitor in the PCI E.

Mike :)

chris leamon Mar 25, 2005, 10:18am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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smee again ......just when all was going well i decide to go and flash the bios ...so i pick 1007 right ? now all i got is a PC that on power up just runs the fans and damn all else....the monitor just sits there winking at me as if to say '' ha ha knew that wasn't a good idea''. I do get an error beep once every 2 seconds and that is the same as i got when i 1st put this PC together.......only this time running 1 stick in B1 doesnt make it better. And before ya'll jump on the bandwagon and say not enough power at the P/S ......its been running fine for the past week :(

Asus A8-N deluxe
Antec Sonata 380 W
AMD 3200
Corsair 3200 1 Gb TwinX pro
PCIE 6600 GT (x1)
80 Gb samsung spin point SATA
HP Lightscribe DVDRW

oh and i flashed it online ......coz i'm a lazy sod :( so i got no backup :(



Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 25, 2005, 10:45am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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chris leamon

Did you clear your CMOS?

Mike :)

chris leamon Mar 25, 2005, 10:48am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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thx Mike i was on my way to do it .....when the laptop flashed up ya message lol

Guido MTB Mar 25, 2005, 10:52am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi everyone,

I've been reading this topic for a long time and a few days ago my computerparts finally arrived. I've installed everything yesterday (this was my first one :) ) and everything works (as far as I know) but I have some questions.

First a summary of the components:

- AMD Athlon 64 Winchester 3200+, Socket 939, Boxed
- Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
- OEM 20 naar 24 pin converter
- Corsair ValueSelect DDR SDRAM, 1 GB, PC3200, 400
- LeadTek PX6600GT-EXTREME-TDH 128 MB, PCI Express
- Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 10 250 GB (on nvidia sata controller nr1)
- Pioneer dvddrive (on primaryIDE / master)
- Samsung 3,5" diskettestation Zwart
- Zalman ZM400B-APS 400 Watt
- Antec SLK3000B case

- A8N SLI Deluxe Bios Final 1006 (I followed the instruction on the first page to configure the bios)
- NVIDIA chipset drivers nForce_6.53_WinXP2K_international
- Nvidia Forceware 71.84_win2kxp_international

As I said before I have a few questions:

1. When I boot I get this message: "ide channel 0 no 80 conductorcable installed". What does this mean and do I have to do something about it? (It doesn't stop the bootsequence.)

2. I had some harddiskproblems at first. When I'd installed windows (incl SP2) I installed the chipset drivers. When I did this it wanted to copy the files to another directory (c:\nvidia) and everything was fine. I installed all 4 drivers (sound, ide, ??, ??) (I want to use the onboard sound). After a reboot everything worked and I deleted the directory (c:\nvidia) because I thought it was a temporary dir. When I rebooted windows wouldn't load because the harddisk couldn't be found. I then tried to flash a new bios into the harddisk which should help, but it couldn't find the harddisk either. Finally I selected the systemrecovery option and everything was fine. I'm stil wondering about why this happened and if maybe the harddisk is broken or something; why couldn't my system find the harddisk? I even tried to reinstall windows but this also failed because it couldn't find the harddisk.

3. Do I need to install all 4 drivers from the chipsetdriverpackage? What are they all for?

4. Are there any other drivers I need to install? (for the processor for example)

5. If I want to format my c drive, how can I do this? Because I can't get into DOS since I have NTFS.

6. When I installed windows I got the option to do a fast or a slow NTFS format, what's the difference besides the time it takes?

7. Should I turn harddisk indexing on or off?

8. I benchmarked the harddisk and the result was: on average 47 MB/s. Is this ok? (analyzed with HD Tach)

9. I got these 3DMark results:

3DMark 2001: 18850
3DMark 2003: 8936
3DMark 2005: 3951

Are these results ok?

10. What other things should I check or benchmark or test (whatever) so I can be sure everything is working ok? (with reference to my warranty) (for example I really want to know if there's something wrong with the harddisk).

11. When I hadn't installed all of the above mentioned programs the system booted a lot faster than know. The blue bar on the windows loading screen came by 2 times at most at first but now it takes about 15 times of the blue bar coming round. Why this pretty big increase even though I only installed a few programs and how do I make this proces go faster? (how long does it take with your pc's?)


Thanks in advance everyone!! I hope you can help me as much as everyone on this forum has been helped before me.

Greetings Guido.

buddha mcspank Mar 25, 2005, 11:05am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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my 250 gig ata drive isnt being recognized at the BIOS can anyone help me?

buddha mcspank Mar 25, 2005, 11:14am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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asus a8n-sli deluxe mobo+ hitachi deskstar hds722525vlat80 250 gb ata hard drive by the way.

Prolix Mar 25, 2005, 11:20am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey Guido MTB,

1. I'm going to guess that that error means the ribbon cable on your Pioneer DVD drive isn't an 80-conductor ribbon cable. All IDE cables have 40 pins, but some (older ones) only have 40 conductors, while (newer, faster ones) have 80. This might be lowering the performance of your DVD drive if it is only running at a default speed of ATA33, it takes an 80-conductor cable to do ATA66, 100, or 133, I believe. I know I own at least one optical disc drive that runs at ATA66, so you might consider buying some new rounded IDE cables that will do "Ultra ATA 133" & replacing your existing one. But nothing is going to get fried if you don't do that.

2. I'm not certain about this problem... I had a couple comments, but they're making less & less sense in my head as I mull them over, so nevermind :-P

3. There was IDE/RAID, USB2.0, NIC, and AC97 audio. They make sure Windows can access your hard drives at optimal speeds, that your USB ports work, that your network card works, and that you have sound output, respectively.

4. You might have an "Unknown Device" in Device Manager that's some ACPI feature. If you have the Update Driver wizard search the Asus CD, it will find & install it for you.

5. Run FDISK instead, another DOS utility. It can bypass the security of NTFS and destroy your Windows partition. Then repartition, and reformat however you wish to.

6. Actually, I don't know -- except for the fact that I always do a (Quick) format because it is considerably faster (therefore more convenient), and I've never noticed a drawback to it.

7. I have it off.

8-11. I don't really know what kind of benchmarks you should be seeing, sorry. I've yet to benchmark my own stuff, I just played Doom 3 @ 1600x1200x32 with all the options cranked up and watched the FPS meter to be happy =)

12. I think I know what you mean; Windows booted pretty slow for me before I got the nForce driver package installed. Once that was up & running, loading time was much faster, more like what you described it was like at first for you. Maybe the delay is due to some driver weirdness related to your problem at # 2.?


Anyway, sorry for your problems.
FYI for anyone who remembers my only issue, I'm still not running a RAID 0 array =( (page 82, I think.) I just got Windows XP SP1 going to have some fun until my vendor decides how they want to help me fix things.
Everything else is working great on my system, and it _flies_. I can't believe I can game at 1600x1200 now... my last video card was a GF2 GTS 64MB.

Talk about an upgrade; from a KT133-based Athlon 1.2GHz to this:
AMD Athlon 64 FX-55
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe, of course
Corsair TWINX2048-3200C2PT (2GB DDR400)
2x BFG Tech GeForce 6800 GT's
2x Western Digital WD740GD Raptor hard drives
Thermaltake A1838 heatsink/fan (bet you can tell by now I didn't build for overclocking)
Lian-Li PC60 case
Enermax Noisetaker 600w ATX2.0 power supply
Added in my old floppy, CD-RW & DVD drives =)

chris leamon Mar 25, 2005, 11:26am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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thx Mike.....thats gotta be the fastest that i have ever sorted a problem on this machine :) 20 seconds tops before up and running again !

regards chris

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Edited: Mar 25, 2005, 12:08pm EST

 
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tom vanamburg
buddha mcspank

>>>Clear your CMOS, reset and give it a try.

Mike :)

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I amhaving sound issues with this motherboard and the SB Audigy 2 ZS. At frist I notice the IRQ's for the Sound card and 6600 GT were the same. Could this make me have Hard lockups??? War Hammer 40k Dawn of war has locked up with this High pitch beep sound. Only way to stop it is Reset the PC. Also WW2 Online I have the same issues. I am driving a Tank, I hear the engine purring along then BAAM System Freeze then I have to Reset. At frist I thought it was the Temp maybe making it lock up. I have a Kingwin AWC-1 Arctic Liquid Cooler. My hightest temp reading from the Asus Probe was 45c/113f.

So far I have moved the PCI Sound Card to a different PCI slot, but now I am Sharing with the Gigabit LAN card. Can I just get the sound card on it's own IRQ???

Thanks any help would be great. He are my specs.

http://u177.homestead.com/files/1lbww2online/cpuz.htm


David

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David

So far I have moved the PCI Sound Card to a different PCI slot, but now I am Sharing with the Gigabit LAN card. Can I just get the sound card on it's own IRQ

>>>PCI 2 for your sound card.
>>>Do you have the onboard AC Realtek off?
>>>IRQ's are assigned, I don't think you can change them unless they are plug and play devices.
>>>IRQ assignments can sometimes be changed in the device manager by disabling and then re-enabling the device.
>>>You could also set the IRQ to manual in the BIOS to have more flexibility in windows towards your quest to have a dedicated IRQ for the device.
>>>If you have no faults in the device manager then your IRQ's are sharing properly.

Mike :)

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Yes I have .

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UPDATE

Sorry to break in on the thread here, but another PSU has been NVidia certified for SLI and not only is it reasonably priced.....it is one big bad boy!!! check it out and tell me what you think. I'm thinking of swapping my antec 480 neopower to my other box now! :)

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2295

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