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david cole Apr 11, 2005, 07:26pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
To Mike and others, per my inability to get the WinXP to recognize nonRAID drives mounted on Sil3114:

Before I had to take a break from working on the new computer, I had sent an email to ASUS and explained the situation (covered in prior posts) to get the system to recognize non-raid HDs by Windows to format and use.
I just received this very brief reply:

QUOTE -- With BIOS defaults, please connect devices and use the ATA driver, NOT the RAID 5 driver!

Then, partition & format disks in Disk Management. -- UNQUOTE

Not sure exactly how I will interpret or use this new "tip". I do not have time to try anything right now, but I leave this here for all to ponder. Methinks the "defaults" leave the SiImage SATA controller as enabled for RAID, which was the way this unit was started up originally. -???

Now, from this email break, back to my taxes!
David

A8N-SLI Deluxe, FX-55, Win XP Pro - was main, being rebuilt after electrical storm
Sabertooth x58, i7-950, Win 7 Pro, ENGTX460CU TOP, 12GB GSkill, 12GB SSD, 1GB + 2GB HDD @ 6GB/s - main computer
P5Q-E, e8500, Vista 64 - secondary computer
Two P5Q Pro,
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jo jo Apr 11, 2005, 08:38pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Mike

I have installed the NEW OS and I have stopped trying to leave the computer on so I turn it off everynite. I think i'm going to RMA the board back to ASUS.

Now when i boot up the PC it beeps twice and turns off.

When I attempt to boot it up again it boots up fine. What can this be caused by? Another short in the board somewhere?

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Edited: Apr 11, 2005, 11:22pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Hi everybody, look like i'm not the only one to have questions about this motherboard :)

I've been catching up for about an hour in this topics and didn't find any clear answers to three questions. Sorry if they have already been answered

1. What are the differences between the NVRAID and siI3114 raid controller.

2. What are the known issues of NVRAID and sil3314 controller

3. Is there any way to Ghost a RAID Array with Norton Ghost 2005 or Acronis True Image 8.0

Thanks you

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Edited: Apr 12, 2005, 08:32am EDT

 
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Francis Payeur

1. What are the differences between the NVRAID and siI3114 raid controller.
>>>Page 1 of the forum

2. What are the known issues of NVRAID and sil3314 controller
>>>Page 1 through 5 or so to get info.

3. Is there any way to Ghost a RAID Array with Norton Ghost 2005 or Acronis True Image 8.0
>>>Yes, PETER PALAITIS has a way.

Thanks you


Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Apr 12, 2005, 08:36am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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jo jo

At least you know that the difference in OS's had no bearing on the issue you're having.
Other than a ventilation/heat problem or hardware config problem which you claim you don't have, then it must be the motherboard.

Mike :)

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david cole

I could have told you that and I don't even get paid for it.lol

Remember me after tax time, I'll fix you up!

Mike :)

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Apr 12, 2005, 08:41am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Damon F

I don't think one person uses the controller here, it has it's drawbacks as mentioned in this forum. ASUS Probe would be the monitoring software to use for temps.

Mike :)

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Edited: Apr 12, 2005, 09:26am EDT

 
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Thierry Cairus

>>>Sounds like an overclocking, GPU temp or heat issue. Investigate your temps under load.
>>>Yes, 98% of A8N-SLI owners walk out of here with working systems and no RMA, if a friend told you to jump off a 100 foot bridge, would you? lol

Mike :)

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Edited: Apr 12, 2005, 09:25am EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Kim Cowburn

This site has about 95 RAM tools, they may have one for your needs.

http://www.voodoofiles.com/type.asp?cat_id=35

Also, is anyone aware of any way of changing the acceleration on the PCIe slot from 8x to 16x. I've flipped the selector around and its the same both ways
>>>I take it you have one video card, if so, is it truly rated for 16 or 8? Setting the EZ selector card to single video and a single video card should give you a X16 reading in the Display Properties.
>>>Did you clear the CMOS after changing the EZ selector card around?

Mike :)

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Edited: Apr 12, 2005, 09:06am EDT

 
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Marcus Wolf

I have very big problems with my Asus A8N-SLI deluxe. No matter when it allways happens by suprise, my screen goues black, my infrared mouse is off and the system is not responding anymore. I have to power down and wait (at least 5 min) until I can reboot.
Also being in WIndows XP a can't do a reboot, system shuts down and stays down. The problem occurs also during the installation of Windows
The strange think is that if I power up the maschine from a CD/DVD using Windows PE the systems stays up.
>>>Do you have any faults in the device manager?
>>>Are you using the NVFirewall?
Do these little tests;
>>>Remove all USB devices, use a standard mouse etc. and see what happens.
>>>Then remove both optical drives and try again.

Mike :)

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Apr 12, 2005, 09:04am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Daniel Boyer

Okay I would like to know exactly what I version of the video bios I need to get, I have ran into issues after installing windows xp. When my computer went to reboot after installation l lost all my video, I had to get out an old PCI card to get into windows, So far this has very difficult to get running I just want to make sure I do this right.
>>>It's not the Video BIOS you need, but the ASUS 66.93 video drivers. Remove the existing drivers, if any, in SAFE MODE, and reinstall in safe mode till both drivers are recognized, then reboot.

Mike :)

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Mike S

Any suggestions on what to do to get the memory to run at the rated 2-2-2-5? If I change the voltage what should I set it at?
>>>I don't see you getting better that 2.5-3-3-6 1T with 2 sticks or 2T with 4 sticks at any voltage (STABLE).

Mike :)

PETER PALAITIS Apr 12, 2005, 09:50am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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To the person that asked about Ghosting a Raid array.. I've used both Ghost and a small shareware program called DOSImage to ghost my Raid1 raptors on the NVidia controllers. I've wiped the disk and restored to the array so I know it works. The only issue I ran into is that you may have to manually set your raid partition active after you do a restore, if your Raid drive is not Disk 0.

Francis Payeur Apr 12, 2005, 10:13am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thanks you SLI Scientist @ Work and PETER PALAITIS your information will be useful

Juste to be sure Peter have you tried to ghost with Norton Ghost over a Raid0 array on NVRAID and restore it after that

Mike S Apr 12, 2005, 10:49am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Apr 12, 2005, 06:32pm EDT

 
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Any suggestions on what to do to get the memory to run at the rated 2-2-2-5? If I change the voltage what should I set it at?
>>>I don't see you getting better that 2.5-3-3-6 1T with 2 sticks or 2T with 4 sticks at any voltage (STABLE).

Mike

I've had some luck with this by doing some experimenting with different settings. This is what I have done so far.

I have set the memory to 2-2-2-5 and raised the voltage to 2.8. From reading recommendations on The Corsair site apparently this memory likes 2.8 volts even if not overclocking. I have sit it to this on my A8N-SLI and A8V Deluxe and they both appear to like this voltage. I took the overclocking off automatic and set the pci bus to 33.33, the pci express to 100. I am now up to 218 on the CPU frequency and the system is still stable. On auto I could not get above 210 without major problems. I have been slowly raising the speed a couple of steps at a time and running the system to see if is stable. I will up it a few more steps today and see how it reacts. One thing I have found with this board is that you need to keep constantly checking for updates on drivers. Every updated driver I have installed so far has helped the stablity of the system.

By the way I am running:

AMD Althlon 64 3500+ Winchester with Thermalright XP-90
Corsair TwinX1024-3200XL (2-2-2-5)
Antec Neopower 480
ATI All-In-Wonder X600 Pro with Zalman Ultra Quiet VGA Cooler VF700-Cu
2-250G SATA Western Digitial in Raid 1 on the NVIDIA controller
1-160G SATA Seagate as a thrid drive, also on the NVIDIA controller
Sony 1.44 Floppy
Plextor PX-716
NEC 3520
Swiftech MCX159-R Cooler on the chipset to replace the noisy stock fan.

This system is very stable at stock/automatic settings. I am now trying to see how far I can push it and still have a stable/reliable system.

Mike S

jens walker Apr 12, 2005, 11:03am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hello!

I posted earlier about a dead mobo. Still dead, but while i want for the seller to send me a new one, i thought i might ask this:

My RAM sticks (2x512 Elixir PC3200) has CAS 3. That's bad, i figured. But, i read, only running at 400mhz. If i run them at 333mhz, then they have CAS 2.5.

My questions are:

1. Does this RAM even work on the A8N-SLI dlx?
2. Should i run CAS 3@400mhz or CAS 2.5@333mhz? Which gives more gain?

Best regards
//Jens Walker

PETER PALAITIS Apr 12, 2005, 11:15am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Francis, I don't have a raid 0 so I haven't tried Ghost with that. Somewhere I found and printed out a NVRaid users guide (version 2.0) which has on the very last page instructions for using Ghost with NVRaid. Unfortunately I don't remember where I got it so I can't give you a link, but I do remember it was version 2.0 of the guide and not 1.0. Perhaps it was on the ASUS CD? I'm not sure though.. I couldn't find it on NVidia's site.

Todd Noway Apr 12, 2005, 11:17am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Jens try both and run sisoft sandra on them. I'd imagine the Cas3 @ 400 would be better. If you have no luck with the new board then it may be your ram :( Try raising the CAS way up if you have problems....

A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD64 3700+ San Diego
XFX 6800GT PCI-X
2Gig Transcend PC3200 (2x1Gig)
Antec TRUE550-EPS12V
2x74G SATA 10K Raptors RAID0 on NV 128k stripe
Francis Payeur Apr 12, 2005, 11:26am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thank you Peter i'll look into it

-=[BAD]=-Hawk[RO] Apr 12, 2005, 02:52pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi,
Following page 1 (mostly) I have got system up and running. Thanks, much appreciated.

Ran 3DMark 05 and got the result: 4532.

Ran NTune and shows temps:
CPU: 39c
System: 37c
GPU 70c...seems high, is this normal?

Really noob question, I have downloaded the latest driver 71.84........how do I install it?

System:
Tsunami Dream case
Asus A8N-SLI D/L (BIOS 1006)
H/D Seagate 200GB SATA
CPU Athlon 64 +3500 Winchester
GPU XFX 6800GT (driver 6.6.7.2)
Power TaganTG480-UO1
RAM Corsair TWINX1024-3200C2PT DDR400



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