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P D Apr 28, 2005, 07:27pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Reply to Merc:

It appears, it has something to do with drivers, I redid my installation of drivers etc, and now its working fine.

I ran BurnInTest for 12 hours, no errors. I ran Prime95 for 12 hours, did not fail.

Only "problem" I can see if there is one, is my video cards are running unusually high, at like 49degrees.

On "high use" like 58c.

Is this bad?

ALso, anyone know if there will be a performance difference if I reinstall WOW rather than just use the old directory [which runs]?

THanks.

p.d

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Vernon Gass Apr 28, 2005, 09:28pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
I have created a bootable DOS USB Mass Storage drivers for an external drive to create an image using ghost. it works on my other computers, but it locks up on the A8N-SLI. tried even running ghost and it locks up. any suggestions or other alternatives.

Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD64 3500+
1 GB Cosair XMS (2 x 512MB)
MSI PX6600 GT 128mb
WD 74.5 GB SATA Raptor 10,000 rpm
2x80GB ATA133 NvRaid
True 430 PSU

Vernon Gass Apr 28, 2005, 09:32pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have created a bootable DOS USB Mass Storage drivers for an external drive to create an image using ghost. it works on my other computers, but it locks up on the A8N-SLI. tried even running ghost and it locks up. any suggestions or other alternatives.

Using an Bytecc USB External enclosure ME-320-BK with a maxtor ATA 250gb drive

Vernon Gass Apr 28, 2005, 09:36pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
I have an X-Blade case, http://www.a-top.com

I wish i got a Aspire X-Plorer Metal Case w/ Side Window-Blue. http://www.aspireusa.net


Eamonn Swales Apr 29, 2005, 06:16am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> CLRTC jumpers
Morning

Total newbie here, first system I have tried to build from scratch.

ASUS A8N SLI DELUXE.
Athlon 64 4000+
1 x 6800GT
2 x 1024 Corsair RAM
74GB Raptor SATA drive.
OCZ 520W PSU

I spent a few days struggling to get the first boot, I was about to give up when by fluke I booted with the CLRTC jumpers set to pin 2 and 3 which the manual says should be used to erase the RTC RAM.
I flashed the BIOS and followed the set up guide in this great forum, re booted and installed Windows etc, all with the jumpers in 2 and 3.
I now get regular freezes during games and the when I re boot the video doesnt kick in, the only way I can get it to boot again is to clear the CMOS by removing the battery, taking the jumper our of 2 and 3 and putting it straight back into 2 and 3.
This obviously clears the BIOS settings but its the only way I can boot up and get windows started.
Am I missing something here?? the manual definately says pin 1 and 2 is the 'normal' position, how come the only way I can get it to work (not for very long) is by using 2 and 3?

Thanks
Confused Newbie.

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Apr 29, 2005, 06:46am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Apr 29, 2005, 07:00am EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Thanks to all who wished me a happy birthday yesterday, much appreciated!

PS - There is a new virus out that wipes out your hard drive. Comes in email and is called "Welcome to the matrix.pps" Created by Nwin27 a french hacker.

If you open it it will play an animation for ten second then tell you your hard drive is over. Norton and other antivirus programs do not detect this virus and Microsoft has put out a warning about it.

Mike :)

Dr Xenon Apr 29, 2005, 10:48am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I was transferring a file over my home network when the machine suddenly dropped off the network. Now it can't find the DHCP server on bootup. I've tried the latest ASUS ethernet driver and the latest NVIDIA beta driver and deinstalling SP2 but nothing seems to work. Anybody else having network issues?

Nathan Cole Apr 29, 2005, 10:56am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Definitely having network problems! And the worst part is having to use my girlfriend's ibook to talk to you guys! Comparing apples to oranges I guess, but this doesn't even seem to have enough memory to open 2 browser windows! :)

Will Bazdarich Apr 29, 2005, 11:37am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Had some voltrage questions if anyone had a second:
I have a single rail PSU that's rated up to 30amps on the 12V+. I'm still sorta testing it out and trying to figure if its the source of my problems. Anyways I used asus probe while I was playing HL2 yesterday and recorded the results. The 12V+ rail was slackin' and I wanted to know if my results are out of the ordinary:

The 12V+ at idle always displays 11.776, while playing the game it bounced around but most of the time was down around 11.54. The lowest it dropped was 11.37. This is about 5% off of spec and that seems like a lot. The vid card in the system is a radeon X700 Pro which doesn't have a direct power hookup. Is the card getting powered through the 12V+ and if so is that putting a larger load on the rail than it should?


Liquid Snake Apr 29, 2005, 01:47pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Will:

I've experienced almost exactly the same readings on my 12v rail. I've had no problems yet, so I'm just guessing a bad reading by PC Probe. I'd be interested in someone with a p/s tester checking it out.

Eric Gunn Apr 29, 2005, 01:58pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
has anyone tried this Power supply with the A8n-SLI

http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=...pfp=BROWSE

Dutch60 Apr 29, 2005, 02:12pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Apr 29, 2005, 02:28pm EDT

 
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Scott Harbin Apr 29, 2005, 02:28pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey all, first time posting in here. I've been all over the net searching for ideas on my friends setup.

Just got all the parts in yesterday, and assembled last night. (btw, about my 9th or 10th full system from-scratch build)

A8N-SLI Deluxe
A64 3200+ Winchester
2x512 Corsair Valueselect PC3200 (on the compatible list)
2x6600GT Gigabyte (on the compatible list)
Seagate 7200.7 SATA 80GB
Generic IDE DVD-ROM
Random 430W PSU (19A "rated" 12V rail)

Loaded it up (with a couple other HDDs from old system, and a CDRW) and what do you know! DOesn't boot! Locks up on logo or entering setup. One system beep, and thats it. (I know, bad PSU)

After reading a bunch of stuff (including the FAQ, again kudos on that one Sander), we unplugged everything, started over, with a single 6600GT (single mode of course), and the proc/memory. Flashed CMOS got us FINALLY to the post, and into BIOS. Reset defaults as per FAQ, and then tried booting with floppy. 3 tries later, finally got to BIOS flash. Now, seeing that the FAQ is a month or more old, i used 1007 final release. Hadn't seen any major issues with that. Bios flashed, no problems, rebooted, and now we're back to square 1!!!!

System hangs at logo screen, either "Press del to enter setup" or if we do that right at power on, then "entering setup" stays, and the computer doesn't go anywhere. Even without any drives hooked up (power, data, anything) the system just stops right here. Single beep as before, mobo power LED is on, and 12 EZplug is attached. (still in single mode, 1x6600GT). We do get the logo on the screen at every boot.

Realizing the PSU sucks, we've ordered the Tagan 480 on your advice Sander, hoping that will fix it. But is that really the source of all the problems. Hard time believing that even a crappy PSU couldn't get to BIOS with no drives attached. Is the NF4 and A64 reallly that power hungry that they're sapping up "all" 19A 12V??

Sorry about the long post. If the answers are in here, please direct to the page number. I don't have time to read 128 pages of posts.

Thanks for your help!
Scott

PS - Found one random article about the 1007 bios needing a version of AWDFLASH that asus didn't post?? anything? I used the v1.08 from the website.

Merc Apr 29, 2005, 02:55pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
I believe that you need a HDD, FDD or CD ROM to get past that point as when BIOS finishes it goes to whatever you have marked as the first boot device so it can load windows. It'll hang there forever if it has nothing left to work with. FWIW-after I had transferred my working system to a new case I had a similar problem and discovered I had a bad SATA cable ($2 fix, $100 worth of frustration). Replaced it and the system popped right up. I also had problem with hanging when I had a bad DVD writer plugged in. Really screwed up the boot sequence, although it would eventually get through it.
Merc

Merc
Modified Lian Li PC 7077A
Dual Watercooling Loops
Asus P5K Deluxe BIOS 0404
Core 2 Duo Q6600 (3600MHz@1.46v)
Max OC 4050MhHz at 1.65v
1 x XFX 8800GTX XXX Watercooled
2 GB Team Xtreme DDR2 800-PC6400
2 x 150gb WD in Raptors in RAID 0
1 x 640
Scott Harbin Apr 29, 2005, 06:50pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I just want to be clear....Only a couple times could we even reach BIOS. As of now (since 1007 flash), the entire system will not even get to BIOS. It totally hangs on the Logo Screen.

-s

Damon F Apr 29, 2005, 08:29pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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OK, someone please help me. I've installed everything according to the instructions at the beginning of the FAQ. I can't get it to boot off the floppy, I've replaced the floppy already because I thought that was the problem, I've also swapped the cable, and the cable is in right. I posted this question elsewhere and was told to just format the hdd with xp and then update the bios w/ ez-flash. The WD website says to format the HDD first though and then load xp. What should I do? Shouldn't the floppy be working?

Lian Li PC-6077B
DFI LP UT X48-T2R
Intel C2D E8400 (@4.0)
Corsair Dom, PC2 8500, 2 x 2G
Sapphire HD4870
Corsair TX750
lello amit Apr 30, 2005, 06:27am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 01, 2005, 06:06am EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
HI
I have a question, Does Memtest, test more than just the dimms?
Reason I ask is when I test dimms one at a time or two at a time I'm getting no faults (4 hrs testing) but when I test all four together my pc locks on test # 8 after about 3% with lots of strange characters all over screen, i.e does Memtest98 test my CPU memory aswell?
I think I might have a CPU fault.
Thanks
Lello

P.S see my post on page 119


ASUS AN8-SL1 DELUXE
AMD ATHLON 64 WINCHESTER 3200+ (S939)
XFX GeFORCE PCX6600 GT128MB PCI-e
KINGSTON PC3200 256MB X4 (1GB)
MAXTOR DIAMONDMAX 80GB HDD
SONY 16X DVD
NEC DVD R/W
JEANTECH JN120F-450-AP 450W PSU
WINDOWS XP HOME SP2


mothow May 01, 2005, 05:20am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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ASRock Z97 Extreme 4 / i7 4790K / Corsair H80i / 4x4GB Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer DDR3 1600 / 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black / 240GB Mushkin Chronos Deluxe SSD / 2x Evga GTX 670 FTW 2GB in SLI / Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty / Corsair HX1000w
Raf H May 01, 2005, 11:13am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Very close to buying this MB to go with the San Diego 3700 I plan to buy.

My question is, will it POST with this CPU with a BIOS prior to 1007, so I can update the BIOS to 1007 in order for it to recognise it?

Liquid Snake May 01, 2005, 05:16pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 01, 2005, 05:17pm EDT

 
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Hey guys--

With regards to the stock hsf on the chipset:

I had an incident with this thing I wanted to pass on. I had the box open and was moving around cables and hdd's and stuff. I powered back on the box and luckily I was puttering around inside the case still. I noticed that the hsf on the chipset didn't spin up. Freaked out, I killed power and checked it out. Turned out a huge ball of dust was inside the fan and was preventing it from spinning. Luckily the chipset was okay.

Anyway, moral of story I wanted to pass on: check your chipset hsf for dust occasionally, because the fan is small and too much dust can block it. Hope that helps somebody on there (I know I was panicking about losing the board).


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