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Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Apr 01, 2005, 09:19am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Gerrard Shaw

PSU was a question. Did you read my post about your problem???

Mike :)

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Edited: Apr 01, 2005, 09:27am EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Tim

I'm sorry to be reposting this, but I only got one reply and it wasn't very helpful
>>>What post are you refering to?

Mike :)

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Edited: Apr 01, 2005, 09:46am EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
James Dean

Great news on the fix!

>>>Do not load the drivers yet, even when windows prompts you.
>>>With the power supply off, change the EZ selector card to dual and insert the good card in PCI E number 2 and boot without the SLI connector in place.
>>>Go to the Device Manager and make sure you have two VGA's with yellow exlamations.
>>>If yes, shutdown, power down and install the SLI connector, boot up and look for the SLI capable balloon tip and or the SLI enable checkbox and enable.
>>>If all is well, let me know, if not, shutdown, power down, clear your CMOS, reset boot etc and try again.
>>>Assuming it's ok, Disable SLI, reboot, and install the 66.93 drivers.
>>>Do not use the windows wizard, just the 66.93 software/driver install.
>>>After you reboot, make sure the two GPU's are in the Device Manager and that you have no errors.
>>>Re-enable SLI and reboot.

Let me know how things went.

Mike :)

Kmarbs Apr 01, 2005, 09:50am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Hi Guys,
Awesome thread, question plz ?
Is there a consensous on what to replace the chipset fan with ? Is passive cooling adequate ?
Also I am getting a KMODE error when exiting Lineage 2, seems to be only program doing it, but BSOD's everytime I exit. NCsoft tells me it's a memory error but I think it is game related as memtest shows no errors. Any thoughts ?
Thanks,
Kmarbs

Jim Spencer Apr 01, 2005, 09:56am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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My quest to even boot up the system continues..
My 24-pin convertor arrived this morning, low-and-behold it made no difference, I've just ordered an Enermax EG435AX-VHB which is one of the recommended PSU's found on the first page of this thread, Saturday delivery is very expensive so I hope someone can reassure me that things will look better in the morning..


Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Apr 01, 2005, 09:57am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Nick Corpuz

>>>Boot device priority.
Removable
CD ROM
HD
Disable

Just for now.

Yes it should detect the files from the floppy and get you into c:, then copy the files from the floppy to your c:.

Mike :)

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I'm starting to see patches of green and purple flash on my screen during the 3DMark05 test. What is causing this and how can I fix it?

Thanks, Phil

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Apr 01, 2005, 10:17am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Roger Webster

I'd like to understand *why* the method on page 16 for the second video card works. Assuming that it does (it certainly seems to), what exaclty is going on?
>>>Your right, it does work. Well, during the tuning process in the results window you will notice what's going on. Although not heavy in details it clearly states that it's tuning the registry, memory etc...

At what point in the boot process are the overclock settings applied?
>>>On the fly, but you need to save the profile and have it load with windows in the profile manager. Much tuning needs to be done from this optimized tuning session beforehand, as it is border line between getting errors and not.

At what point in the boot process is "SLI" turned "on" when it's enabled?
>>>Yes, after enabling and a reboot.

For that matter, where are the values to be applied stored (in the registry? which key[s]?)?
>>>I haven't gone that far yet, but there is software that will allow you to take a snapshot of the registry before and after an compare the two. This will allow one to see where the changes took effect.

Again, assuming it works
>>>It does!

there must be some video-card enumeration and initialization that applies (registry?-based settings)
at some point in the boot process, and at some later point in the boot process, the software switch that actually enables SLI mode is also turned on.
>>>Yes, memory, cpu, fsb, pci e as well.

Also, why does setting clock frequencies on "The Card" when I'm already in SLI mode *not* set the overclock on both cards simultaneously? I presume NVidia knows about this bug, as it seems like a very serious problem indeed.
>>>At default settings, no overclock, they are matched.

One experiment I have not run is to set the clock frequencies in SLI mode, then turn it off, then check the freqencies of the individual cards to see if they are both set to the overclocked values. Mike, did you try this and discover that indeed one card had been overclocked and the other had not?
>>>Yes and they were different.

Is there a probe that will report the individual freqencies of the cards when SLI is enabled (I sure haven't figured a way)?
>>>That's why I chose to set them manually... There may be software now, not sure.

Enquiring minds want to know...

Mike :)


Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Apr 01, 2005, 10:18am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Apr 01, 2005, 10:53am EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Phil Turner

Overclocking on the video cards. Reduce your GPU and Memory Cores, in small increments till it stops.
Get out of SLI mode and udjust your cards manually as per the guide.

Mike :)

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Apr 01, 2005, 10:23am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Apr 01, 2005, 10:33am EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Kmarbs

Hi Guys,
Awesome thread, question plz ?
Is there a consensous on what to replace the chipset fan with ? Is passive cooling adequate ?
>>>Personally, I would not use passive cooling on the chipset. Watercooling is the best...

Also I am getting a KMODE error when exiting Lineage 2, seems to be only program doing it, but BSOD's everytime I exit. NCsoft tells me it's a memory error but I think it is game related as memtest shows no errors. Any thoughts ?
>>>Run Super Pi, the 1 MB test, and tell if you get any errors.

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Mike :)


James Dean Apr 01, 2005, 11:52am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi Mike, Thanks for your reply. I put the second card in successfully and got the 2 VGA yellow exclamation marks in Device Manager. But then when i installed the SLI connector and rebooted, i did not get the "SLI CAPABLE" balloon tooltip, and I did not see an "SLI CAPABLE" checkbox anywhere. All i got was the Windows wizard wanting me to install the VGA drivers which i did not do. You said that if i dont succeed in this step i should:

"shutdown, power down, clear your CMOS, reset boot etc and try again."

Could you elaborate on this sentence please? Should I leave everything as is (2 cards + SLI connector installed) and power down, clear CMOS/remove battery for 10 seconds, then re-install battery, boot up, set the BIOS again, then go into windows and look for the balloon tooltip? Thanks Mike.. Waiting for your reply.

g

OldeCrow R Apr 01, 2005, 12:32pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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People, You should be VERY carefull when your considering replacing the chipset fan! The oem fan is a 10,000 rpm fan though most of you will never see it spin that fast it does frequently get up to 7k 8k range. If your thinking about changing it out for a quiet fan consider that this is an all in one chipset and it gets VERY HOT and without a HSF that can properly cool it you will let the smoke out of it!

just my two cents ;)


Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Apr 01, 2005, 02:12pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Apr 01, 2005, 02:19pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
James Dean

I put the second card in successfully and got the 2 VGA yellow exclamation marks in Device Manager. But then when i installed the SLI connector and rebooted, i did not get the "SLI CAPABLE" balloon tooltip, and I did not see an "SLI CAPABLE" checkbox anywhere. All i got was the Windows wizard wanting me to install the VGA drivers which i did not do. You said that if i dont succeed in this step i should:

"shutdown, power down, clear your CMOS, reset boot etc and try again."

Could you elaborate on this sentence please? Should I leave everything as is (2 cards + SLI connector installed) and power down, clear CMOS/remove battery for 10 seconds, then re-install battery, boot up, set the BIOS again, then go into windows and look for the balloon tooltip? Thanks Mike.. Waiting for your reply.
>>>I guess it was a little to the point.
>>>Yes on leaving the cards in with the SLI connector
>>>Yes on power down and clearing the CMOS/and reinstalling the battery.
>>>Yes on booting and reseting the BIOS
>>>Install the 66.93 drivers when you get to your desktop.
>>>Do not use the windows wizard.
>>>Reboot after you install the drivers for both cards, not just one. So when prompted to reboot after the first card, don't, finish with both being installed.
>>>When you get back to the desktop look for the balloon tip or the checkbox again, enable SLI and reboot. Check the condition of the cards in the Device Manager.

Get back to me if you have any problems.

Mike :)


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Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Apr 01, 2005, 03:31pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Gerrard

This was my last post to you.

Gerrard Shaw

>>>This helped a few people with hangs during install.
http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/
Create a new bootable XP cd using Bart's method, the XP cd you have, and slipstream it with a current SP2.
>>>Use a bootable floppy and FDISK to see if the drive is there and format before the install.

PS - Use a high quality cd-r.

Mike :)

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Apr 01, 2005, 03:38pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Avi

The only thing that is bothering me now is that I have an Unknown Device and I can't seem to figure out what that could be to install it correctly. Any suggestions? Also, am I suppose to have the option to Unplug or Eject my Raid 1 WD Raptor array? Cool.
>>>Look in the Device Manager and see if anything is missing in the device list that would be connected to the computer. Insert that particular cd etc. and manually search for the driver as it is not being picked up automatically. Do you have two network adapters, sound card, etc? Look for what's missing!
>>>This is normal because your drives are hot swappable.

Mike :)

Gerrard Shaw Apr 01, 2005, 04:16pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Mike,

Thanks for putting that post up again - it's easy to miss one on this thread lol. I will try making a CD tomorrow although I have to admit that I'm not too hopeful as the old one used to work but hey I'll give anything a go once :)

Cheers,

Gerrard

James Dean Apr 01, 2005, 04:31pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi Mike..Thanks for yuor reply. I followed your instructions and everythnig was looking good in Device Manager, i had the 66.93 driver installed for both cards at the same time then rebooted, enabled SLI with the balloon then rebooted, then enabled the "SLI multi-GPU rendering option in the GEFORCE 6600GT Dislpay settings". However when i came to run Far Cry, the PC locked up and i got basically the same problem . I tried to run Far Cry a few times, a few times the top half of teh screen would be blanki with the bottom half showing a still frame..other times the whole screen would be drawn for a split-second and the it would all go blank immediately, and stay like that without allowing me to go back into Windows. Do you have any other suggestions? Thanks a lot for your help...Waiting for your reply.

g

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Edited: Apr 01, 2005, 05:48pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
James Dean

I followed your instructions and everythnig was looking good in Device Manager, i had the 66.93 driver installed for both cards at the same time then rebooted, enabled SLI with the balloon then rebooted, then enabled the "SLI multi-GPU rendering option in the GEFORCE 6600GT Dislpay settings". However when i came to run Far Cry, the PC locked up and i got basically the same problem .
>>>I'm sorry, did I miss something? I thought your problem was a card that wouldn't work in one of the PCI E slots and you were going to RMA.
I think getting the card working is quite an achievement, and for the new problem, I will try to help you there.

I tried to run Far Cry a few times, a few times the top half of teh screen would be blanki with the bottom half showing a still frame..other times the whole screen would be drawn for a split-second and the it would all go blank immediately, and stay like that without allowing me to go back into Windows. Do you have any other suggestions? Thanks a lot for your help...Waiting for your reply.
>>>Sure, I have tons of things we can try. I hope we are as successful on the first attempt as the last issue.

I am currently working out our next strategy, please be patient and do not attempt to fix this as it will set us back.

Ok;
>>>Disable SLI, reboot and go into the Display Properties > Settings
You should see Monitor 1 and Monitor 2. Monitor 1 will be highlighted and monitor 2 will not (most likely). Extend monitor 2 by clicking on the monitor 2, and then clicking the extend my monitor checkbox. Now close.
>>>Download and install coolbits.reg and install that, and open the Display Properties again.
>>>Go to Advanced > Your video card tab > Left Menu > Clock frequency settings for card 1 and (2) and tell me what your frequencies are respectively (for 2D and 3D). At the same time you click on the primary link for your cards 1 and 2 record the Video BIOS version for each card.
>>>Let me know what motherboard BIOS version you are running.

Mike :)



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