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Alan Robinson Mar 30, 2005, 08:18am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Hi,

I am having a minor breakdown after two days. Had a new HD installed with a complete software install and the PC is failing to recognise the ASUS WL-138G wi-fi card regardless of what drivers are downloaded etc, there is also a "network controller" showing in device manager as having no driver loaded.

On top of this I have got two other devices that have no drivers loaded regardless of what I do and they are:

"Other PCI Bridge Device" and "PCI Memory Controller"

Motherboard is the standard flavour not the Deluxe.

Thanks a million.

Alan
Can somebody help it is driving me insane!!!

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Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 30, 2005, 02:59pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 30, 2005, 03:22pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Marcos Caceres

>>>Disable SLI mode, reboot, and then shutdown. Turn your power supply off, remove the cards and put the second graphics card into the first PCI E leaving the good one out. Set your EZ connector to single mode, remove the BIOS battery for 10 seconds then put it back in, power up and boot. Go to the temperature section of the card and see what it reads. We'll take it from there!

Mike :)

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Phil

My temps on both GPUs were around 80 C
>>>Seems to be a bit high there, 50 to 60 on idle is the norm.
I don't think your case is venting properly.

Mike :)

Phil Turner Mar 30, 2005, 03:08pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Just below 60 is idle, 80 was right at the end of the 3DMark05 test. The CPU idles at 31 while the MB shows 41.

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Edited: Mar 30, 2005, 03:24pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Phil Turner

Good, sounds just about right then. Want to cool them down better? Go watercooling, you'll get about an extra 25 to 50 MHz on the overclock, stable, and - 20C in temps. It takes a long time to heat and barely raises the temps under load.

Mike :)

Paul White Mar 30, 2005, 03:21pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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NVIDIA NIC Problems Anyone?

I've been following this FAQ for weeks now, and I appreciate all the valuable insight and tips provided. I am sure it has saved me many, many headaches in getting my new system properly configured. That said, hopefully someone out there can help me troubleshoot a new problem I have encountered. I have been running error free for the past couple of weeks - all apps and games run great. However, a couple of days ago I installed a P2P app (Overnet/eDonkey) that I have used for the last several years (without difficulty on my old P4 PC, I might add) and I have had multiple BSOD's ever since. My errors have all been some form of DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL and include errors at one time or another by:

HTTP.SYS
NVTCP.SYS
and NVSNPU.SYS

I am running the 1006 Bios with my system configured per Sander's setup guide and w/XP Pro SP2. Chipset Drivers are 6.53 and Forceware drivers are the 71.90 WHQL version from 3D Labs. I am using the NVIDIA NIC and the Marvell NIC is disabled in Bios. Initially, I was using the NVIDIA firewall; but after experiencing repeated BSOD's while watching it load to the system tray when XP was starting, decided to uninstall. I am now just using the standard XP Firewall.

After reading through several previous posts on this message string from other users experiencing problems with the NVIDIA firewall, I thought for sure that I would solve my problem with the uninstall. Unfortunately that has not been been the case. Even without the NVIDIA firewall, every time I try to let Overnet/eDonkey run overnight I wake to find my system BSOD with one of the IRQL errors noted above. I should note, I suppose, that I have not experienced this problem with any other app but Overnet/eDonkey, but then again, no other app that I use would generate the amount of activity on the NIC that a P2P app does so I wouldn't expect it to. I am on the verge of disabling the NVIDIA NIC and trying the Marvell instead but figured I would ask here first for other options. I would appreciate any help or insight provided.

Thanks in advance,

Paul



My System:
AMD64 3500+ 90nm
Asus A8N SLI Deluxe
1 GB Corsair DDR400 TwinX1024-3200XL
BFG 6800GT OC
74GB WD Raptor SATA HD
300GB Maxtor SATA HD
NEC Dual Layer DVD Burner
LiteOn DVD/CDRW Combo Drive
Mitsumi 7 in 1 Media Drive
Creative Audigy 2 ZS
Logitech THX Speakers
Thermalright XP-120 CPU cooler w/Panaflo M1 120MM Fan
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Coolermaster Musketeer LLC-U01 Systems Dynamics Detector
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Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 30, 2005, 03:31pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 30, 2005, 03:32pm EST

 
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Paul White

Just wondering!
Have you uninstalled and reinstalled the network adapter from the Device Manager?

Mike :)

Paul White Mar 30, 2005, 03:42pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>>>>>Just wondering!
Have you uninstalled and reinstalled the network adapter from the Device Manager?

Mike



Mike,

I will do so tonight when I get home and let you know.

Thanks,

Paul

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Edited: Mar 30, 2005, 04:06pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Paul White

>>>You can also try this:
In the Device Manager > Network Adapters > right click on NVidia nForce Networking Controller > Properties > Advanced >
Property WIndow > Optimize For
Value column >Throughput
instead of CPU.
>>>Just double check to make sure the program is enabled in the windows firewall settings.
>>>Don't know if you have a hardware firewall or not, but if you do, make sure you setup the app there.

Mike :)

James Dean Mar 30, 2005, 04:12pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi Mike... Thanks for your informative reply. I tried to make a copy of the .inf file and then update the driver of each video card to point to a different file as you suggested, however, i still cannot get games to run in SLI mode. The problem is still the same, it still locks up...Do you have anything else i can try perhaps, Mike? Thanks a lot, g

Dean Edward Mar 30, 2005, 04:13pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> off topic

Mike,
I think everyone on the forum should email Asus and petition them to pay you for your services. I know I, for one, have gotten more useful info from you and Sander and a few others here than any I have been able to scratch up on the Asus site. I won't even bother to phone or email support because I have seen too many examples of lazy and stupid replies they have given others here and on numerous other sites.

Your help is highly valued and appreciated!!!

Dean Edward

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 30, 2005, 04:23pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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James Dean

Well it works for some, too bad it didn't for you. I'll back track on your post to see if I can come up with something else.

Mike :)

PS - I would just like to say that I appreciate the feedback for my efforts in this forum.

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Edited: Mar 30, 2005, 05:17pm EST

 
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James Dean

Took two seconds to find your post with my desktop google search thing, love it!

Ok, I have quite a few more things we can try to get that card to work. Here's one!
1- Remove the display drivers via the Add Remove Programs, reboot and cancel any driver installs for the video cards, then delete the C:\NVIDIA\Win2KXP\66.93 or forceware folder.
2- Do a reg clean and fix, with the standard windows one, or registry healer.
3- Shutdown, power down, then remove your cards and the EZ selector card.
4- Boot-up (let the error messages come, voice), then shutdown (holding the power button down), and power down (the power supply) again. Remove the BIOS battery for 10 seconds and reinstall.
5- Install the EZ selector card and then the defective card in the primary PCI E and boot-up.

If you get nothing at this point, reboot a few more times.

I hope you have another computer to get back to me, if not, put the good card in the place of the bad one, leave the bad one out, set the BIOS get into windows and let me know what happened.

If it does work, set the BIOS boot into windows and don't load drivers or put the good card in yet.

Mike :)

Paul White Mar 30, 2005, 04:53pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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You can also try this:
In the Device Manager > Network Adapters > right click on NVidia nForce Networking Controller > Properties > Advanced >
Property WIndow > Optimize For
Value column >Throughput
instead of CPU.

<<<<<< I will try this as well latter tonight


>>>Just double check to make sure the program is enabled in the windows firewall settings.

<<<<<< I assume you mean Overnet/eDonkey - it is

>>>Don't know if you have a hardware firewall or not, but if you do, make sure you setup the app there.

<<<<<< I have a Linksys Access Point/Router and am using Port Forwarding settings for Overnet - I am reachable - so I should be good there

Mike,

I will try your other suggestions and let you know how I fare - thanks!

Paul


Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 30, 2005, 04:59pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>>>Just double check to make sure the program is enabled in the windows firewall settings.
<<<<<< I assume you mean Overnet/eDonkey - it is
>>>Yes.

>>>Don't know if you have a hardware firewall or not, but if you do, make sure you setup the app there.
<<<<<< I have a Linksys Access Point/Router and am using Port Forwarding settings for Overnet - I am reachable - so I should be good there
>>>Maybe, we will see. Can you give me the model number of your router?

Mike :)

Nick Richards Mar 30, 2005, 05:27pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Paul White Mar 30, 2005, 05:49pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>>>Maybe, we will see. Can you give me the model number of your router?

<<<<<<< WRT54GS

Thanks,

Paul

Alkemyst Darkened Mar 30, 2005, 05:50pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Nick, that was released almost a month ago and official....it should be on Asus' American site now as well.

Why are you having a doubt? If it's due to the .tw extension, this is actually where the headquarters is and holds the latest and greatest almost everytime.

Marcos Caceres Mar 30, 2005, 06:28pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi Mike,
Thanks for the quick reply. I will try what you suggested tonight and post the results.
Thanks for your help.
Marcos

OldeCrow R Mar 30, 2005, 10:42pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Mike AKA SLI Scientist @ Work

I figured out what my 3dmark05 issues were and the other wierd issues too ;)

between ntune and my manual clock settings for the card it was just running too overclocked, ntune had my pciexpress clock set all the way up at 2900 and the the card would not go into 3d clock mode at all. I was also getting data corruption on my drive which I think is why the install would crap out and not boot after tinkering with it for a while. anyway after reinstalling the video drivers 76.41(just to see if they are any good) and turning off my ntune profiles and setting the AI overclock to 8% in bios the card is back to changeing from 2d to 3d again and without any clock tweaks on the cards im getting over 5000 in 3dmark again .. now with a little tweaking i should be able to get up in the high 6000's again. All the more reason to pay attention to what ntune is doing instead of just saving the profile ;)

ill experiment with different bios and driver combinations tommorow to see what works the best for me.
in the mean time im going to go catch up on a whole lot of sleep that i lost over the last 3 days trying to figure this out :)


Asus A8N-SLI deluxe bios 1006
newcastle 3500+
OCZ el ddr pc3200 dual channel platinum rev2
1gb kit
ocz4001024eldcper2-k
xfx pci-e 6600gt x2
wd raptor 74gig sata
wd raptor 36gig sata
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