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Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 25, 2005, 03:08pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 25, 2005, 03:52pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Total DC Output: 650W (710W Peak)
+3.3V: 33A
+5V: 24A
+12V:
+12V Total: 504W/42A (540W/45A Peak)
+12V1: 13A (18A Peak)
+12V2: 18A
+12V3: 16A
+12V4: 8A (13A Peak)
-12V: 0.5A
+5VSB: 2.0A

>>>The power supply delivers 710 Watts Peak which is 710W X .707= 501W RMS / 12V = 41.75 AMPS
650 W X 75% Efficiency = 487.5 Watts continuous load.
V2 has 18 AMPS RMS
V3 has 16 AMPS RMS

I like the fact that it has 4 RAILS, one for each video is very good and I did mention that they would come out with one soon. Sooner than I thought!

One thing that really bugs me is the fact that they can't get the AMPS to be the same on V2 and V3, this is mathematically possible and well, it just bugs me. lol

A typical GT/Ultra can draw about 75 to 100 Watts / 12 V = 8.3 AMPS RMS Max, so there's lots of room for RMS values on the rails to take care of a single card with lots to spare.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=2882
Two thumbs up on this PSU from what I can see. I am still waiting for a 1000W RMS EPS/ATX power supply to come out though, with 20 - 25 AMPS per rail for the video and ring core technology. The reason for this is that I will upgrade my XFX Ultra's when they come out with 512 MB's RAM, dual GPU 's with 600 to 1 GHz and 2 GHz memory frequencies. I want to be ready for these cards. Quad Multi GPU Rendering and balancing sounds good to me!

Mike :)

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Dave Luza Mar 25, 2005, 03:52pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ update on USB not working
Thanx for the answers thus far, but unfortunatly the problem persists.
My USB ports do not work. When I look at the device manager, everything is installed and working. They are enabled in BIOS. When I look at the device manager: hidden devices, the only error I get is with: serial
I do not know what it does, but on the searching for answers on the internet it seems connected with the usb stuff.

Where can I find drivers for USB? Other than the XP drivers?


This is my config:

Asus A8N SLI deluxe
2 6800GT TDH Graphic cards
2048 corsair RAM twinset
74 GB WD HD
250 GB Toschiba HD (Is not functioning yet, but not the biggest isseu right now
Floppy disk drive
Asus optical drive
Plextor DVD burner
TAGAN 480 Watt Power supply
Installed on a Tsunami Dream (Black)
Windows XP Home edition S2-bios settings as in the beginning of this thread (Thanx!!!)

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 25, 2005, 04:00pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 25, 2005, 04:01pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
the only error I get is with: serial

Did you uninstall it and try to let windows find a home for this?
You should have no errors in there.

Mike :)

David Gorton Mar 25, 2005, 04:04pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Buddha,
>my 250 gig ata drive isnt being recognized at the BIOS can anyone help me?

If you set the drive to master and you do not have a slave this motherboard will not reconize it. It will if you set it to slave and do not have a master so you can see if the Bios will see the drive. Make sure your cable is good also and to get it to work as a single drive without another drive attached to that ribbon cable you need to set the drive jumper neutral or basically turn it sideways so it is neither master,slave or cable select or use it has slave. Also you can set a CD drive or another HD slave and the hitachi master on same ribbon.
Gluck

Dave Luza Mar 25, 2005, 04:41pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ USB Problems
I deleted the "serial" device and rebooted, and then I noticed a screen flashing by during startup, listing controlers. All controlers had numbers, but the USB controllers had NA behind it. I would guess that means Not Available...

What does that mean?

And before you ask, again I checked, but USB is activated in the BIOS. :)

Hawley Forde Mar 25, 2005, 05:08pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
I have some GEIL Ram and on the module it says 2-6-3-3. Do they have a different way of giving the timing info usually it would be 2-3-3-6. If they are using the standard reporting format how will this reflect performance in my A8N-SLI? I had some 2.5-3-3-8 from PDP (Patroit) but took it out and put this in because it was a bit cheaper

C P Mar 25, 2005, 05:40pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 25, 2005, 06:03pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
I read Mike's guide on page 16.

i have severl questions.

1st, just before step 1, it says to make sure that you are not in SLI mode. I don't understand. why do this? and how do i do this? (EDIT: I FOUND WHERE TO DO THIS IS BIOS. IT'S DONE. NOT SURE WHERE TO GO FROM HERE.)

2nd, on step 4, it says that you will need to follow this procedure for both video cards. however, when i open up the advanced properties, i only see 1(one) 6800 tab. is something wrong?

3rd, in step 9, it says to select auto tuning Best Graphics Performance and click the gear button. there is no Best Graphics Performance option at all. why is this?

One other thing, in step 7 it shows how to get rid of the HT error message. can someone tell me the steps exactly, because i was unable to find the PCI Clock Synchronization Mode option to change to 33.33 mhz. i guess i need directions how to get there.

i'm pretty stuck right now without answers to these questions.

thanks in advance for the help.

CP

buddha mcspank Mar 25, 2005, 07:19pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
nothing works. ive tried everything. i give up. either its a bad hd or just not compatable with the mobo for some reasen.

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 25, 2005, 07:28pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
I read Mike's guide on page 16.

i have severl questions.

1st, just before step 1, it says to make sure that you are not in SLI mode. I don't understand. why do this?
>>>Because you need to adjust both cards individually, when you go in SLI they do not synch if you overclock one card or the other in Multi GPU mode. You need to set them then go into SLI.

and how do i do this? (EDIT: I FOUND WHERE TO DO THIS IS BIOS. IT'S DONE. NOT SURE WHERE TO GO FROM HERE.)
>>>Display Properties>Advanced>Your video card tab>left menu>SLI Multi GPU

2nd, on step 4, it says that you will need to follow this procedure for both video cards. however, when i open up the advanced properties, i only see 1(one) 6800 tab. is something wrong?
>>>You need to get out of SLI and extend your display in Display Properties monitor 1 and monitor 2 need to be active in that window.

3rd, in step 9, it says to select auto tuning Best Graphics Performance and click the gear button. there is no Best Graphics Performance option at all. why is this?
>>>Ntune has this option in the Manager > Benchmark and automatically tune my system > Auto Tuning >Best Graphics Performance.

One other thing, in step 7 it shows how to get rid of the HT error message. can someone tell me the steps exactly, because i was unable to find the PCI Clock Synchronization Mode option to change to 33.33 mhz. i guess i need directions how to get there.


i'm pretty stuck right now without answers to these questions.

thanks in advance for the help.

CP

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 25, 2005, 07:29pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 25, 2005, 07:43pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
I read Mike's guide on page 16.

i have severl questions.

1st, just before step 1, it says to make sure that you are not in SLI mode. I don't understand. why do this?
>>>Because you need to adjust both cards individually, when you go in SLI they do not synch if you overclock one card or the other in Multi GPU mode. You need to set them then go into SLI.

and how do i do this? (EDIT: I FOUND WHERE TO DO THIS IS BIOS. IT'S DONE. NOT SURE WHERE TO GO FROM HERE.)
>>>Display Properties>Advanced>Your video card tab>left menu>SLI Multi GPU

2nd, on step 4, it says that you will need to follow this procedure for both video cards. however, when i open up the advanced properties, i only see 1(one) 6800 tab. is something wrong?
>>>You need to get out of SLI and extend your display in Display Properties monitor 1 and monitor 2 need to be active in that window.

3rd, in step 9, it says to select auto tuning Best Graphics Performance and click the gear button. there is no Best Graphics Performance option at all. why is this?
>>>Ntune has this option in the Manager > Benchmark and automatically tune my system > Auto Tuning >Best Graphics Performance.

One other thing, in step 7 it shows how to get rid of the HT error message. can someone tell me the steps exactly, because i was unable to find the PCI Clock Synchronization Mode option to change to 33.33 mhz. i guess i need directions how to get there.
>>>Jumperfree Configuration in Advanced

i'm pretty stuck right now without answers to these questions.

Mike :)

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 25, 2005, 07:36pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 25, 2005, 08:05pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
buddha mcspank

>>>What setup do you have in the way of drives now?
>>>Where are you connecting this Hitachi drive exactly?
>>>Do you have another computer?
>>>There is no reason for you not to get this drive to work, I seriously doubt your drive is done.
>>>I would remove all drives and set this one to get it to be recognized as Primary Master, as though you were installing a new OS, and format if you can get to that point. Clear your CMOS before the installation of the Hitachi, reboot and reset the BIOS.

Mike :)

buddha mcspank Mar 25, 2005, 08:30pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
ive already tried all that. a IDE ULTRA ATA100 drive should work with the asus a8n-sli deluxe shouldnt it?

C P Mar 25, 2005, 08:56pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 25, 2005, 09:02pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
1st, just before step 1, it says to make sure that you are not in SLI mode. I don't understand. why do this?
>>>Because you need to adjust both cards individually, when you go in SLI they do not synch if you overclock one card or the other in Multi GPU mode. You need to set them then go into SLI.
and how do i do this? (EDIT: I FOUND WHERE TO DO THIS IS BIOS. IT'S DONE. NOT SURE WHERE TO GO FROM HERE.)
>>>Display Properties>Advanced>Your video card tab>left menu>SLI Multi GPU
2nd, on step 4, it says that you will need to follow this procedure for both video cards. however, when i open up the advanced properties, i only see 1(one) 6800 tab. is something wrong?
>>>You need to get out of SLI and extend your display in Display Properties monitor 1 and monitor 2 need to be active in that window.

ok i disabled sli in bios and in the advanced tab -> video card -> left screen.
now when you say to set them individually, do you meean plug cable from flat panel into one and set it and then unplug cable and plug into the other and then set that one next.
i came back in to advanced and still cannot find monitor 1 and monitor 2. am i supposed to have two monitors hooked up or am i supposed to have both dvi and reg video cables hooked up at the same time to each video card?



3rd, in step 9, it says to select auto tuning Best Graphics Performance and click the gear button. there is no Best Graphics Performance option at all. why is this?
>>>Ntune has this option in the Manager > Benchmark and automatically tune my system > Auto Tuning >Best Graphics Performance.

i followed your guide to the letter and i do not have this option for Best Graphics Performance. i do have best memory performance and best disk performance.


One other thing, in step 7 it shows how to get rid of the HT error message. can someone tell me the steps exactly, because i was unable to find the PCI Clock Synchronization Mode option to change to 33.33 mhz. i guess i need directions how to get there.
>>>Jumperfree Configuration in Advanced

in the bios under advanced, under Jumperfree Configuration, there is no setting for PCI Clock Synchronization Mode. there is however an OC Profile setting that can be put to manual. when set to manual, i get an option to change "PCI Express Clock" which can be set to 100mhz to 145 mhz. and if i set the OC Prof to Auto, i cant set anything. and is there a separate clock speed setting other than the PCI Express Clock.

perplexed.

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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
buddha mcspank

If you tried all that then I can't help you, sorry!

Mike :)

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 25, 2005, 09:14pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 25, 2005, 09:18pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
ok i disabled sli in bios and in the advanced tab -> video card -> left screen.
now when you say to set them individually, do you meean plug cable from flat panel into one and set it and then unplug cable and plug into the other and then set that one next.
>>>No, just the software to alter.

i came back in to advanced and still cannot find monitor 1 and monitor 2. am i supposed to have two monitors hooked up or am i supposed to have both dvi and reg video cables hooked up at the same time to each video card?
>>>When you disable SLI you will have two seperate monitors in the Display Window after a reboot. Monitor 1 is for card one and monitor 2 is for the second graphics card. This is purely a software alteration.



3rd, in step 9, it says to select auto tuning Best Graphics Performance and click the gear button. there is no Best Graphics Performance option at all. why is this?
>>>Ntune has this option in the Manager > Benchmark and automatically tune my system > Auto Tuning >Best Graphics Performance.

i followed your guide to the letter and i do not have this option for Best Graphics Performance. i do have best memory performance and best disk performance.
>>>Good


One other thing, in step 7 it shows how to get rid of the HT error message. can someone tell me the steps exactly, because i was unable to find the PCI Clock Synchronization Mode option to change to 33.33 mhz. i guess i need directions how to get there.
>>>Jumperfree Configuration in Advanced

in the bios under advanced, under Jumperfree Configuration, there is no setting for PCI Clock Synchronization Mode. there is however an OC Profile setting that can be put to manual. when set to manual, i get an option to change "PCI Express Clock" which can be set to 100mhz to 145 mhz. and if i set the OC Prof to Auto, i cant set anything. and is there a separate clock speed setting other than the PCI Express Clock.
>>>What BIOS do you have? It's in mine, 1004 and I know I had it in 1006, at the very bottom.

Mike :)

C P Mar 25, 2005, 09:19pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
i'm going to check the bios version in a minute.

on the disabling of the sli, do i have to take the physical bridge off as well?

C P Mar 25, 2005, 09:26pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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hmm my bios is 1002. i will update now. do you know where to get the update?

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C P

>>>This is purely a software thing!!!
>>>Bios at ASUS, and there are tons of posts to help you with that, page 1 is a good start.

Mike :)

C P Mar 25, 2005, 10:28pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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ok i must have screwed something up big. i am on another pc now as my main pc is not booting.

i downloaded the bios 1006 and was installing it using the gui asus update and rebooted and nothing.

any ideas on how to fix this.

do i need to reset the bios jumper?

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C P

>>>Try taking the battery out for about 10 seconds then put it back in, make sure power is off though.

Mike


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