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John Scome Apr 17, 2005, 10:16pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Please someone i just want to know if it's my cpu bad or my motherboard
Will the Mobo Post beep or the asus lady talk without a cpu or ram or vid card, etc?
Before i smash this damn thing into thousands of pieces someone please advise me as to how I find out what the bad part is

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Mike Yi Apr 17, 2005, 10:40pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
SLI Scientist,

I started working on tweaking my performance per you guide on page 16 (finally getting around to it). I got to step 7 and got the HT message, so I set my clock speed to 201. On step 9, I had the newest version of nTune. I downgraded to 2.00.23 and had the correct options. So I ran the Auto-Tuning Best Graphics Performance. After a bit, I got a BSOD saying, "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL." So when I rebooted, I said, "No" to continuing the previous session.

Any suggestions?

Mike Yi

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cpu @ 39 no problems.
mb @ 39 but I feel the chipset too Hot. I cant even touchit. How can I monitor the chipset temp? thx

Persson Apr 18, 2005, 04:25am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Kyle Martin Apr 18, 2005, 02:29pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I am having issues with my Asus board and video cards as well. I have the Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe board and 2x Asus EN6600GT PCIe video cards. I had the first one installed prior to buying the second. Upon receiving the second, I uninstalled my nVidia display drivers and shut the machine down. Then flipped the EZ selector to dual video cards, plugged in a molex power connector to the ez port next to the blue PCIe slot, and then installed the second card. I then booted windows and installed the latest drivers from nVidia. However it only installed the card in slot 1. It the advanced properties it showed the card was now running at PCIe 8x but XP never installed the second card. It can't find it at all. I made my bios settings identical to the first post, I even tried trading the cards places, everytime uninstalling and reinstalling the nVidia display drivers. Both cards work in single card mode one at a time, and both function as a primary adapter in dual mode however the secondary card is never deteced. I have tried both 1006 and 1004 motherboard bioses. My video card revisions are both 1.00. The SLI red power light was NOT illuminated and the rest of the system runs great. It was installed a couple months ago with Windows XP Pro Spk2, has all hotfixes installed, and hasn't had any issues till this. I tried calling Asus but their tech support is far from outstanding. Any help would be appreciated.

Current System Setup:
Antec NeoPower 480
3x Vantec 80mm Stealth Fans
1x Vantec 80mm Tornado Fan
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD Athlon64 3200+
4x Kingston KVR400X64C3A/512
2x Asus EN6600GT
2x Western Digital Raptor 36GB (No RAID)
Wester Digital 7200RPM 120GB 8MB Cache
Sony DVD Burner DRU-510
Plextor SCSI CD Burner 40/12/40S
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum (With drive bay panel installed)
Adaptec 29160N U160 SCSI Controller
Hauppauge PVR250 (Removed for the time being to trouble shoot video cards)
Floppy Drive

Todd Noway Apr 18, 2005, 03:24pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Can someone who has modded an Antec 550w PS please let me know what/where I can get the parts needed to do the job. I will be getting a 2nd XFX 6800GT soon and want to make sure each has its "own" power feed :)

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
John Scome Apr 18, 2005, 08:27pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Does anyone have any experience testing these boards with an amd 3500+ Clawhammer core and a thermaltake 480psu
IS 18A's on the 12vrail enough to power this board with that cpu?

Tom Michael Apr 18, 2005, 10:05pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Todd

I have the new Antec TruepowerII 550w, no mods necessary. Seems to work great with and AMD 4000+ and two BFG 6800gtoc

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Apr 18, 2005, 11:03pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Apr 19, 2005, 04:35am EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Mike Yi

I started working on tweaking my performance per you guide on page 16 (finally getting around to it). I got to step 7 and got the HT message, so I set my clock speed to 201. On step 9, I had the newest version of nTune. I downgraded to 2.00.23 and had the correct options. So I ran the Auto-Tuning Best Graphics Performance. After a bit, I got a BSOD saying, "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL." So when I rebooted, I said, "No" to continuing the previous session.
>>>My guide clearly states that reboots might happen and it's normal, so if you do it again go to the end of the process, and please read the guide to the letter.
Glad to hear from your previous post that your computer has been stable after months of not being so. If you follow my guide as you followed my steps in MSN to fix your computer, you will be met with success a second time.

Good Luck!

Mike :)


Saideep Bose Apr 18, 2005, 11:27pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Can't Detect Motherboard
Mike,

When I try and install the asus update software (I usually use it to edit the splash screen of the BIOS I flash) it says that it cannot detect an Asus motherboard, when I clearly have one installed. Any ideas?

-Saideep

Mike Yi Apr 18, 2005, 11:52pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>>>My guide clearly states that this might happen and it's normal, so if you do it again go to the end of the process, and please read the guide to the letter.
Glad to hear from your previous post that your computer has been stable after months of not being so. If you follow my guide as you followed my steps in MSN to fix your computer, you will be met with success a second time.

Good Luck!

Mike <<<<<

Ah. Ok. It only says it may reboot. I didn't take that to mean BSoD then reboot. I'll keep at it.

Thanks Mike!!

Mike Yi

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Edited: Apr 19, 2005, 04:34am EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Saideep Bose

Download the file and choose Update Bios from a file and point to it, see if it detects this way.

Mike :)

Mark zed Apr 19, 2005, 04:55am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Im haveing major trouble with my system i have got the following specs

3500+ amd64
2 gig of ram
1 x 10000 rpm wd raptor hdd sata
2 x 7200rpm wd 250 gig hdd sata
1 x 120 7200 rpm seagate hdd ide
ASUS a8n sli delux mobo
2 x 6600 gt gigabyte pci-x cards sli certified
600 watt psu true power

Well the problem im haveing is that im installing windows on the 10000 rpm hdd and it just wont install comes up with a read error. Or it will format install and then when it comes to the restart part of the installation process then it comes up with the read error again I then have tried all the other hard drives and some how they all have errors to like missing files or corrupted files. Windows just seems to stuff up always i have tried all 4 hdds and it just wont work..

Im thinking that there is something faulty about the motherboard because i have tried other RAM, Other psus
and my cpu well im not 100% sure about it but im sure its not that. Im just wondering if anyone has had the same problem or has a clue for wat the problem is can someone help me out coz i want my comp up and running.


Steve Dark Apr 19, 2005, 07:42am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Apr 19, 2005, 07:58am EDT

 
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Hi All,

Firstly, thank you for the excellent FAQ.

After reading the first 10 or so pages and then searching, I've not been able to find a problem specific to mine so I decided to post.

My spec is as follows:

Intel 400W PSU 20pin to 24pin adapted (meets recommended output as stated in manual)
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe (BIOS setup as per first post on this thread)
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Winchester Socket 939
2 x 512MB unbranded Matched Pair DDR333 CAS2.5 RAM (positioned in slots A1 & B1)(Nb, these particular sticks were tested in an overclocked P4 3.2G vaporchill system in Dual Channel mode and were so stable you could rest your coffee on them without spilling a drop :D)
1 x 120GB Western Digital SATA ATA150 HDD (Connected to First ATA100 SATA Port)
2 x 200GB Maxtor PATA ATA133 HDD (Config as std ATA not RAID)
Leadtek GF6600-TD 256MB PCIe Graphics card (not SLI)
NEC DVD-ROM Drive
NEC DVD-RW Drive

The problem:

System POSTs fine with no issues, it even boots fine to start the Windows XP installation from the CD, however, when I get to the Hard Disk partitions screen, I select a drive as normal but then I get a "The selected partition is not compatible with Windows XP..." error. I figured this was due to the drives being brand new so I booted into the system using the Repair/Recovery Console, created a new partition and formatted all of the hard disks (loooooong format not a quick one) and then attempted to copy the 'i386' directory to one of the disks. I got an unfamiliar 'Access Denied' message. So I figured there was an issue with the volumes being 'inactive' and the machine required a reboot to mount the volumes correctly. On reboot I got the same error. I then tried various configurations of hard disks all resulting in the same problem.

I then took my drives to another 'working machine' and one by one, copied the 'i386' directory to them so that I could install XP (as done many times before on x86 machines with no issues) without the use of the CD-ROM Drives and when attempting to run the setup, I get a write error. It almost appears as if the drives are write protected in some way although they appear to work fine in another machine.

I have spent the last two days trying every possible hardware configuration possible all to no avail and am now starting to suffer withdrawal symptoms of being without an operable pc at home.

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide.

Kind regards.

Steve

Tracy Johnston Apr 19, 2005, 08:23am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I recently purchased the a8n-sli mb and put a amd64 3000 on it. I am having a very strange problem. Sometimes on the desktop and often in 3dgames the video turns to what could be called static, complete garbage on the screen. The machine runs perfectly until this happens, sometimes it happens when I am idle others when there is lots of gfx changing. There is no other way I can think to describe it as just garbage on the screen. Could this be a power issue? Driver issue? Bad card? Bad MB? I will list what I have in the machine then list what I have tried. Any help would be great.

System
A8N-sli
1gb kingston 3200 (certified by asus to work on this board)
Singe GFX Gigabyte GV-NX66T128D 6600GT
WD SATA160
A DVD burner
a cdrom
Current powersuppy with these stats:
Specifications:: Model No: MPT-400 (400W). AC Input: 115~8A 60Hz/230V~4.5A 50Hz. DC Output: +5V~35.0A, +12V~15A, +3.3V~22A. +5Vsb~3.0A, -5V~0.5A, -12V~0.8a). MAX OUTPUT POWER: 400


Eveything is set to factory default(I have not overclocked anything)

What I have tried:
Newest mb and vid drivers
All bios settings at the begining of this FAQ
unplugged all power except harddrive.
Tried different resolutions
rebuild of windowsXP several times

I do have access to a powersupply with these stats should I try it?
* Combined Power Output: 500W
* +3.3V: 15.0A
* +5V: 40.0A
* -5V: 0.6A
* +12V: 19.0A
* -12V: 0.6A
* +5V SB: 2.0A





Florin Brightman Apr 19, 2005, 10:36am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have the same problem...in all directx 9 games, green spots over the screen, but if I lower the GPU clock speed by 10 MHz works fine. I don't know if it's hardware or software. Try lowering your stock speeds.
Same mobo but Leadtek PX6600GT Extreme Version. I will try some memory heatsinks. In my case could be the solution. Gigabyte GV-NX66T128D 6600GT has pasive cooling (just a heatsink). 6600GT is a very hot chip, so check the temperature of the GPU and memories.

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Apr 19, 2005, 10:45am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Mark zed

Well the problem im haveing is that im installing windows on the 10000 rpm hdd and it just wont install comes up with a read error. Or it will format install and then when it comes to the restart part of the installation process then it comes up with the read error again
>>>Clear your CMOS
>>>Install the 10000 on SATA 1 NVRaid and leave the other drives off for now.
>>>Enter the BIOS and make sure you see the drive in the MAIN window under First SATA Master.
>In Onboard Device Configuration, Sil and NVRaid off
>Boot Menu > Boot Device Priority, CD, HD, Removable, Disabled.
>Boot Menu > Hard Disk Drives, the Master is listed first.
>>>Set all other parameters, F10 and save.
>>>Install windows. When it comes to the restart part enter the BIOS and set the BOOT device priority to HD, CD, Removable, Disabled, then F10 and save.

Everything should go well, either way let me know so you can perform alternative steps I have for you to get the OS installed.

Mike :)

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Edited: Apr 20, 2005, 01:51am EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Steve Dark

System POSTs fine with no issues, it even boots fine to start the Windows XP installation from the CD, however, when I get to the Hard Disk partitions screen, I select a drive as normal but then I get a "The selected partition is not compatible with Windows XP..." error.
>>>Use a windows 98 SE or similar boot disk and FDISK.
>>>Delete any Active and DOS partitions etc. that you have.
>>>Create a new DOS partiton and set active.
>>>Format command, will be FAT 32 but you can change it to NTFS in windows.
>>>Then follow the post prior to this one.
>>>When you get to the Partition window it should state a c: drive FAT32. Just enter to install the OS.
>>>If you are unsuccessful, repeat the steps above without creating the partition, setting active and doing the FORMAT. Just format the standard way during the windows install.

Mike :)

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Edited: Apr 19, 2005, 11:15am EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Mike,

Thanks for the quick reply. Unfortunately my problem is that I cannot even get the ASUS update program to install. I had it once on my computer but it suddenly said that it could not detect my motherboard. So I uninstalled it but when I tried to install it again it would not let me, saying that it could not detect an ASUS motherboard. I am currently trying to figure out why it thinks this is so. My computer clearly interacts with the working motherboard and the temperature and fan readings are all working, the update utility just doesn't detect it! I've tried flashing with 1006 and 1007.004 and I still get the same error message on both. Thanks for your time!

-Saideep

edit: Before it says it cannot detect my motherboard it gives me this error message: Unable to create NT driver service for BS_DEF.DLL


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