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Remi Holm May 05, 2005, 06:21am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Hi all!

On my previously post page 129 i wrote that i had som problems with setting up SLI in XP64.
I have just fixed the problem.

It seem that the only Nvidia driver that support SLI in XP64 is the 76.71.
Now everything run smooth.

Remi Holm.

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Edited: May 05, 2005, 12:35pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Holy cow this thread is HUGE, is there any way to search *only* this thread to find applicable posts?

I've ready thru almost 20 pages already, and only seen a couple issues that I have had come up.

First, the chipset fan on my board is about to go out. It sounds like a dieing cat.

I've removed and attempted to lube it to keep it going long enuff to find a replacement, but that only lasted a few hours till it was screaming again.

I don't really want to remove the heatsink, so I'm lookin for a drop in replacment.


Second, I originally built this board a few months ago and have a relatively simple and stable system.

I went to upgrade to SLI by ordering a 2nd xfx 6800gt 256meg, but when I got it, I got hit with the different bios/board revision problem (both are xfx 6800gt but one is blue and the other green and have different bios).

Other than these 2 issues, my system has been incredibly stable other than for my intentional tweaking and experimenting.

I've gone thru every bios from the original to the current beta 1008-001.

I've even had up to 9 drives have been connected and running simultaniously on my PS, 8 ide drives & 1 sata drive. (5x300 gig ide maxtors, various drives from 120-250 gig, 160 gig seagate 7200.7, and the dvd/rw)

I haven't had any issues with the 4x 512 sticks of ram. They were however 2 sets of 1 gig matched kits. (each pair is matched)

Gonna continue to read thru the thread as time permits, but without a thread specific search its going to take awhile to sort thru it.


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Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe + amd64 3500+ (winchester)
2 gigs xms-1024-4000 DDR500 corsair ram (512x4)
(with useless fancy flashing LEDS)
xfx 6800gt 256 dual dvi pci-e (sli under construction)
Dell 2001fp X2 (dual monitors)
NEC 3520A 16x DL-DVD/RW
Antec Trueblue 480w PS
Thermaltake Soprano VB1000SWS Silver Mid-Tower Case


Merc May 05, 2005, 10:59am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Sasi-
Do you have the 4 pin power connector, as well as the 24 pin, plugged into the MoBo? Also, do you have the 6 pin power connector plugged into the 6800GT? Please verify that all your connections are secure and plugged in correctly (hard drives, floppy drive, CD/DVD, RAM). How many beeps ar there?
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
sasi karan May 05, 2005, 11:17am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thanks for the reply merc,

I've checked all the connections more than twice. yes the 6-pin connected to graphic card, another 4-pin to MoBo but i dont need to connect the power supply to the connection between two grphic card slots as i only using one card. the beeping noise is continous with say.. 3 seconds gap, and is not seem aggressive just goind on and on. I have a doubt that my TFT has one VGA input and a DVI-D input but the 6800 GT has two DVI's. but the TFT connected to VGA input ... im using converters in video cards. can i be able connect with a DVI cable directly? main thing is to get the bloody TFT to work then the beeping? any suggestions?

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Edited: May 05, 2005, 12:49pm EDT

 
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Sasi-
Here are some beep codes for the Award BIOS that I found. Maybe you can match to the particular beeping you are hearing: (see the last one, continuous beeping=memory problem. Make sure your memory is in the blue slots, not a black and blue and not the blacks just one stick in each blue slot).


XXXXXXXXXX 1 Long, then 2 Short Beeps: Video error XXXXXXXXXX

Explanation: The BIOS is unable to access the video system in order to write any error messages to the screen.

Diagnosis: This is usually caused by a problem with the video card, or the memory on the video card. It can also be a motherboard issue.

Recommendation:

* Troubleshoot the video card.
* If the video card is not at fault, troubleshoot the motherboard.


XXXXXXXXXX 1 Long, then 3 Short Beeps: Video error XXXXXXXXXX

Explanation: The BIOS is unable to access the video system in order to write any error messages to the screen.

Diagnosis: This is usually caused by a problem with the video card, or the memory on the video card. It can also be a motherboard issue.

Recommendation:

* Troubleshoot the video card.
* If the video card is not at fault, troubleshoot the motherboard.

XXXXXXX Continuous Beeping: Memory or video problem XXXXXXXXXX

Explanation: The system is producing constant beeping in no specific pattern, or a fast "ringing" sound.

Diagnosis: This is usually caused by a problem with the system memory, or possibly the video card. The memory is more likely--the system complains long and loud if it can't find any usable memory, as there is no way to even start the boot process when this is the case. The motherboard itself could also be the problem.

Recommendation:

* Troubleshoot the system memory.
* Troubleshoot the video card.
* Troubleshoot the motherboard.


XXXXXXXX Other Beep Codes XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Explanation: You have encountered an Award BIOS beep code I do not have documented.

Diagnosis: Award says that any beep patterns other than "one long followed by two short" are likely problems with the system memory. However, of late they have started adding other beep codes to their systems as well.

Recommendation:

* If you have recently flashed the system BIOS on this machine and corrupted the BIOS, and the system supports the boot block feature, the beeps may be codes communicating the status of the system as it tries to recover from the failed flash procedure. This is especially likely if the floppy drive is accessed very early in the boot process.
* Contact the vendor of the system or motherboard. They often have more specific information on beep codes.
* Troubleshoot as an apparent memory problem.
* Troubleshoot as an apparent motherboard problem.

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
Liquid Snake May 05, 2005, 01:15pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I picked up one of Hitachi's SATA2 80GB (actually, they give you 82 as an added bonus) drives to compare. I was kinda skeptical about the whole sata2 standard and real perforance benefits. Note that SATA2 technically has two options-- developers can go with 150MB/s or 300MB/s as defined by the specification. The actual name "SATA2" technically refers to the series 2 features and not the speed of 300MB/s. I think somebody posted about this awhile back and it's a pretty big misconception (I didn't know anyway). This drive is rated at both. However, on HDtach it bursts at 220.1MB/s which is impressive and higher (in burst anyway) than my raptor raid zero array. Average read is 48MB/s which isn't bad I suppose. You can check out all my hdtach results here:

http://www.nerv.ms/hdtach

I just did a series with the WD800JD on the nforce4 vs. it on the silicon image. It's actually alot lower on the sil image (single drive as a JBOD-- b/c the "Raid 5" softdriver only supports raided configurations). I'll post those eventually too.

Also, I haven't experienced any problems with NCQ yet as some people have described. If anybody can tell me what triggers your symptoms (constant? or in certain usages?) I'll try to get to the bottom of those.

jdr May 05, 2005, 02:37pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 05, 2005, 04:11pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Behold the power of google...

Search in google
"site:http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/38623 chipset fan"

(lose the quotes obviously)

Tekno Jnky May 05, 2005, 04:59pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Very nice trick, thanks jdr!

Looks like I'll be looking for a larger heatsink for the chipset although I found a 40mm fan to attach to the existing *cough cough* crappy heatsink.


jdr May 05, 2005, 05:20pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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There's my input on the chipset heatsink one page back.

I think you can get away with putting a 40mm fan (papst, silenx) on the stock heatsink. I would have tried that, but the cooler stack created wouldn't fit under my video card's NV5 cooler. The Vantec iceberq fits fine, and seems to cool adquately -- though besides my system not crashing, I've not figured out a way to test for sure.

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work May 05, 2005, 07:58pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 05, 2005, 09:07pm EDT

 
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Greetings from an old timer.

Well, during my long vacation from work I decided to beat my record on 3DMark 05. I did mention on one occasion or another that I would post my result, so here it is. 11, 389 ORB (27th place, didn't make the hall of fame this time, top 20 that is) http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm05=826087 .

This info might be useful to someone down the road.

Here are the settings on my board;

nTune info tab;
Hypertransport Link - 1252.563 MHz
Memory Bus - 501.025 DDR MHz
PCI express bus - 3000.000 MHz
PCI bus - 33.000 MHz
CPU multiplier - 13.0X
CPU speed 3256.664 MHz
HT - 5X

Clockgen;
1.550 V
PCI-E - 119.97 MHz
CPU - same
Multiplier - same
HTT - 250.51 MHz
Memory - 250.51 MHz
PCI - 33.34 MHz

RivaTuner (video);
GPU core - 453 MHz
Memory core - 1312 MHz

RAM;
2.5-3-3-7-2T (PC 4400 550 DDR)

The heart of my system;
BIOS Version 1006
Windows XP SP1
A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD FX55
2x-XFX Geforce 6800 Series GPU (PVT45FUD) Video cards.
4 X 256 MB G.Skill Pc 3200 400 DDR 2-2-2-5 - Pc 4400 550 DDR 2.5-3-3-7
2x-74 Gig Raptor SATA hard drives RAID0 on NVidia Raid (270 MB/s Data transfer rate).
LG GSA 4040B DVD
Enermax 3 in 1 24 Pin (EG651P-VE) 36 Amps at 12V+ Single Rail. Sticker showing Version 1.3

Other system components;

1-19" Viewsonic Ultrabright E90f+
57" LG Widescreen TV with DVI (RU-50NZ60) for gaming
Logitech Z 5300 Speaker system 5.1
2x- Logitech Wingman Force 3D (863174-1000)
2x-MI Hip Gear, Hip Hop Steering Wheels and pedals (LM571)
Winfast TV/FM card
USB 2.0 4 port card
APC 650 Watt Backup System
Dual function external BIOS reset switch
TPS 2 Telnet power switch

Cooling;

Koolance EXOS System 1/4 inch tubing
2x-NV2 L06 GPU coolers
GPU 180 for the chipset
CPU - Prometia Mach II GT -62C

http://
ca.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/thellendfamily@rogers.com/my_photos

Mike :)

PCGEEK May 05, 2005, 08:04pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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show off.

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work May 05, 2005, 09:01pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 05, 2005, 09:27pm EDT

 
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PCGEEK .

Actually, I'm not showing off. I've been a member of this thread for awhile now (667 posts), and I've helped many get their systems working.

I decided to post this info, like the other posts, as a benefit to others.

The type of equipment and what you can expect in the way of performance is a very important factor with the A8N-SLI, this is a good reference for members wishing to make future purchases, tweaking, or comparisons.

Sorry you feel that way, not what I would expect from a senior member as I, have you ever considered getting pshycological help for your problem? lol

http://
ca.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/thellendfamily@rogers.com/my_photos

Mike :)

Chris Kuefler May 05, 2005, 11:36pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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SLI Scientist's posts are like SPAM in my email account and since there isn't a way to automatically delete trash here I'm moving on. Thanks to Sanders for all his knowledge and wisdom because I have a great SLI system based on his information. Now if it only could of saved me the pain of sorting through the 700+ SLI Scientist's posts.

Cheers





sasi karan May 06, 2005, 04:45am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Merc....Its stop beeping. I put the memory into blue and black slots before but now both (2x512) in blue slots. Problem is still no display on the screen. Im sure that pc workin fine now.

How to connect to DVI to DVI-D please someone reply ....i an not find any single store or web site do the cable. the 6800 GT has two DVI (28-pin) connector and it came with two dvi-vga converters. But my TFT (iiyama prolite E481S) has one VGA and one DVI-D (24-pin) to keep the digital interface between video card and the monitor i have to connect the DVI straight to DVI-D RIGHT???......there is no point converting analog then again D/A at the monitor...all i need is if there is a single cable can do the job (DVI-DVI-D)?...

Any comments appreciated.

Please see this page for further explanations http://www.datapro.net/techinfo/dvi_info.html

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Edited: May 06, 2005, 10:15am EDT

 
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Chris Kuefler

SLI Scientist's posts are like SPAM in my email account and since there isn't a way to automatically delete trash here I'm moving on. Thanks to Sanders for all his knowledge and wisdom because I have a great SLI system based on his information. Now if it only could of saved me the pain of sorting through the 700+ SLI Scientist's posts.
>>>You're an ignorant MFI, there's always a few in a forum. I helped tons of people here on my spare time, just because I never helped you and you think it's SPAM that's too bad.

PS - This is the thanks I get after all this time and my efforts in helping others? WTF man, f**k YOU, I've had it with a**holes like you.

Cheers


Remi Holm May 06, 2005, 06:45pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi Mike!

Do not listen to that idiot.
It is funny that a guy that have not helped annyone can post such crap?

To you Chris Kuefler i can only say. If you do not like this forum you can always leave it, or you can leave the "Send me an email when someone posts a reply to my message." open!?. There is many who is asking questions, but few answering. I know, because I have been here since page 7.

On to some serious stuff.
I have just installed XP 64, and are very happy with it. Do you have any exprience with it Mike?
I have some device´s that do not work.
"SI Pseudo device SCSI processor Device".
And a "Unknown device".

Do you have any idea?
P.S: Unreal Tournament is running great. Have not been able to run 3D Mark because it do not run under
XP64 I think.

Remi Holm

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Hi All, This is my first post on here, but I've been reading this for a few days & I've found it very interesting to see how many problems other people have been having, & in which direction these have been occuring.
I've had my new board for 5 weeks now & in that time I've encountered various problems too...
1. The whole PC locking up as it was booting into windows after changing any bios setting, this was fixed by updating the bios to 1006 & using sanders default settings on page 1.
2. PC Games, for example Painkiller not starting when executed, this was down to a dodgy NVidia Forceware Network Access Manager (whatever that is), once I uninstalled it, the games started working, anyone got any idea why? lol
3. running 2x Winfast PX6600 GT TDH Extreme cards in SLI mode, I was getting great grx for about 2 minutes, then I started getting purple or green triangle flashes on the screen, eventually followed up by a complete freeze that needed the reset button to fix, this was down to a faulty gfx card that has now been repleaced.
5 the chipset fan was noisy from day 1, just getting louder as time went on, I replaced it with a zalman fanless heatsink, which isnt quite as cool as the fan, but its still well within limits & was only cheap.

I have to say, now that the problems have been ironed out, I'm very happy with this board, only thing I'm curious about, is how to up the HT from 1000 to the supposed 2000?

My System....

Athlon 64 3500+ Winchester
2x512MB Geil DDR 400 Dimms
2xWinfast PX6800 TDH 256MB in SLi
2xMaxtor Diamond Max10 SATA 200GB In RAID Stripe
1xMaxtor Diamond Max9 ATA 200GB
1xSeagate Baracuda 120GB
NEC DVDRW 3520
Thermaltake Xaser III case with 480Watt silent Purepower

Thanks for an interesting thread Sander

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1,2,3,5? oops lol

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Hi Remi

I haven't tried 64 yet, but plan on doing so in the very near future, so I really can't say.
I think this Chris Kuefler is Alkemyst Darkened's evil twin, the last person I had it out with in this forum. lol Regardless, this, and I agree, idiot, should hit the road. I most certainly will not lose any sleep over him as I know what I did for people here was useful.

Mike :)

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Mike.

I guess you share the experience you get with XP64 when you decide you try it out.
I hope not youre waiting to long though, because I have some problems.
I can´t get ntune or any other software to OC my VGA cards. This problem makes it impossible to follow your VGA OC guide.

Good luck
Remi Hom


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