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Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work May 10, 2005, 06:16pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 10, 2005, 09:48pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
I just wanted to express my joy at being in the 3DMark 05 Hall of Fame

I just found out I'm #20 in the hall of fame, I thought I was #27, DOH.
http://www.futuremark.com/community/halloffame/

http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm05=826087

Guess I won't be selling my computer after all.
http://bidcircuit.com/ (my site is not finished yet. lol)

Mike :)

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Chad Hutto May 10, 2005, 07:24pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Mike,
I will try the display adjustment when I get both cards back in my system.

Now I am trying to flash the newer bios ontot he older rev card. I saved the newer bios to the floppy, powered down and inserted the older rev bios card. I try to flash it with the newer bios and I get the following.

Adapter NV43 (140h) (10DE, 0140,0000,0000) B:01, PCI,D:00, F:00
Warning: FW (firmware) image PCI subsystem ID (270F, 1958) does not match adapter PCI subsys ID (0000,0000)

Warning: FW image Board ID (4328) does not match Adapter board ID (4300)

Error: Board ID mismatch

I then tried as the instructions said to do -p -u to force the upload, no gada.
I realized I am using the latest NVflash util 5.13 and those switches no longer apply it seems. I did some more reading and the tried the -5 -6 options available in 5.13 and still get the error above.

What am I doing wrong?

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Edited: May 10, 2005, 08:01pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Chad Hutto

Adapter NV43 (140h) (10DE, 0140,0000,0000) B:01, PCI,D:00, F:00
Warning: FW (firmware) image PCI subsystem ID (270F, 1958) does not match adapter PCI subsys ID (0000,0000)

Warning: FW image Board ID (4328) does not match Adapter board ID (4300)

Error: Board ID mismatch

I then tried as the instructions said to do -p -u to force the upload, no gada.
I realized I am using the latest NVflash util 5.13 and those switches no longer apply it seems. I did some more reading and the tried the -5 -6 options available in 5.13 and still get the error above.

What am I doing wrong?

With both cards in;
Extract NVFLASH and put the BIOS file to a formatted floppy and type the c command in DOS to get the current version on your cards.
A:\nvflash c
Post the info here for me.

Get to a command prompt and;
A:\ nvflash newbios.rom or .bin
You will get prompted to say yes to install the new BIOS.

a:flashrom c should give you the current version of your BIOS.
a:flashrom newbios.rom or bin should install.

Some BIOS's are write protected, therefore you will need to take the protection off, the exact protect off command will be in the nvflash utility help section.

Sometimes this command will work for mismatched cards.
nvflash -4 -5 -6 newbios.rom

Try this version after you try the above
http://www.mvktech.net/index.php?option=com_remository&fun...lecatid=53

PS - Make sure your ROM filename is 8 characters or less.
Mike :)

OldeCrow R May 10, 2005, 07:50pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 10, 2005, 07:51pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Mike Thanks for the 3dmark05 rub ;)
you inspired me to install the 71.89's and WOOT ! 7371 with two 6600gt's, Thats freaking awesome :D

MB ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe (1004 bios)
CPU AMD 64 3500+ ATHLON 64 939P
DDRAM 2x512MB| OCZ4001024ELDCPER2-K 2.2.2.5 @2.8volt
PS 470WEG475AX-VE(w) SFMA2.0 Enermax 470watt
VGA XFX|GF 6600 GT 128MB PVT43GND (X2 SLI) 71.89WHQL
HD 74GB|WD 10K RPM Raptor
HD 36GB|WD 10K RPM Raptor
HD 80GB|WD 7.5k
DVD+/-RW 16X SONY DRU710A
DVD|SONY 16X DDU1613/B2s
FD 1.44MB|SONY

photos and details
http://www.crescent-pc.com/eyecandyXP/OldeCrow/TheCrowsNest/Build.htm


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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
OldeCrow R

Your welcome, what score did you have prior to this one?

Mike :)

Chad Hutto May 10, 2005, 08:17pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Mike

"With both cards in;
Extract NVFLASH and put the BIOS file to a formatted floppy and type the c command in DOS to get the current version on your cards.
A:\nvflash c
Post the info here for me."

Here is what I got from the versions. I tried the nvflash c option, but get an error about FW image filename must have .rom or .nvr.

I then did NVFLASH --version and got this info back

0 NV43 (140h) (10DE,0140,0000,0000) 05.43.02.27.00
1 NV43 (140h) (10DE,0140,270F,1958) 05.43.02.36.05

Do I try to flash the bios with both cards in?

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Edited: May 10, 2005, 08:35pm EDT

 
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Edited: May 10, 2005, 08:49pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Chad Hutto

I backed up the newer bios 05.43.02.36.05 and saved to floppy as 43023605.rom and that is what I was plannign on flashing the older rev card with.
>Back up the old one too.

I found some other newer rev on another web site, but do not really want to take a chance or using them just yet. I figure if I can use the newer ver I have, hopefully Iwill be good to go.
>I hope for your sake too, but as you said not yet till we get over this little hurdle.

Try nvflash -4 -5 -6 43023605.rom or nvflash -p -u -f 43023605.rom

Just incase it's a .bin,;
Try changing the .rom extensions to .bin / nvflash -4 -5 -6 43023605.bin or nvflash -p -u -f 43023605.bin
Remember 0 NV43 (140h) (10DE,0140,0000,0000) 05.43.02.27.00 only.

Mike :)

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Edited: May 10, 2005, 08:51pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Mike

My old score was 7028, a decent improvement, Im currently at 590/1.18ghz i was at 580 with the 71.81's from Asus so not all the improvement is from the drivers, I've still got room go higher on the clock speeds but im holding off untill I have a better cooling solution than "almost" stock .. daydreaming about watercooling ;)


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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
OldeCrow R

Hey, 300 or so points got me in the ranks, every little bit counts.

Mike :)

OldeCrow R May 10, 2005, 08:53pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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hehe If i spent more time gameing id put together a pair of 6800's and show ya how its done ;)
but alas I only allow myself one game per year or else I grow roots into my chair :D


Chad Hutto May 10, 2005, 08:59pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
">Back up the old one too." Did that last night before playing with any of this stuff.

"Try nvflash -4 -5 -6 43023605.rom or nvflash -p -u -f 43023605.rom
Remember 0 NV43 (140h) (10DE,0140,0000,0000) 05.43.02.27.00 only." - Push succesfull, but did get an error - WARNING: Unable to preserve IEEE 1394 GUID, new image does not have space allocated for it.

Rebooted, enabled the second screen as you instructed, both cards show now.

Shut down and connected the GPU bridge. Booting back up now. all seems tobe working fine, except I do not have the SLI-GPU option in either card properties in advanced display settings. Might need to reinstall drivers possibly?

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Edited: May 10, 2005, 09:16pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Chad

>So the BIOS is in and you verified the versions as instructed earlier?
>Install drivers 71.89 and reboot only after driver is installed for both cards. Don't use the windows Wizard, use the 71.89 software to install, then reboot.
>Before you get to windows, Clear your CMOS and reset the bios.

Unable to preserve IEEE 1394 GUID, new image does not have space allocated for it
>I guess the card was on the same IRQ as the IEEE 1394.

Mike :)

Chad Hutto May 10, 2005, 10:43pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Mike,

">So the BIOS is in and you verified the versions as instructed earlier?" YES

">Install drivers 71.89 and reboot only after driver is installed for both cards. Don't use the windows Wizard, use the 71.89 software to install, then reboot." DONE

">Before you get to windows, Clear your CMOS and reset the bios." DONE

OK both cards are working, I can tell by the way I loos emy mouse on the right hand side if I go to far. Both show up in the display properties.

The SLI-GPU option is still not present, so I am assuming Im not in SLI mode...

I suppose I could start from scratch and reimage the system to see if I get it back... Any more suggestions?


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Edited: May 10, 2005, 11:12pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Well that's a good thing, I mean the BIOS changeover and extended mode both working.
I'm trying to find a fix for you, I guess I will need to get into my back of tricks pretty soon!

>What motherboard BIOS are you using?
>Are you using 6.39 nForce drivers? If so, or not so, uninstall and re-install all drivers and install this version.
>Out of extended mode swap your cards out first. When it comes time to reboot after the drivers uninstall, shutdown, then Clear CMOS again, get into BIOS, and reset basic settings, PCI-EX on in the BIOS, I'm sure you know.
>I have a couple of more things to try after this.

PS - With the video BIOS's not being the same, not so for all cards, when you installed your nForce motherboard drivers, it could have had a bearing on the way your cards are working now.

Mike :)

Vijay Kishan May 11, 2005, 12:21am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> 4GB - A8N-SLI problems
Hi,

I just put transcend (3-3-3-8) 4X1GB onto my A8N-SLI, it looks like its recognising only 3+ GB .. Does A8N suffer from the same limitation as the MSI-Neo-4 ? should I try with other brands (ram) ? Are there people in this forum who have 4GB on their A8Ns ? Am I missing something ?

thanks
-Vijay

Charles Derblay May 11, 2005, 04:30am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Asus A8N-SLI Video Card Problem
Hi all,
first post, great site & FAQ!
Have just bought the following setup which I have assembled.
My config:
A8N-SLI (Non-Deluxe)
AMD Athlon 3200+
1xVIDEO Leadtek PX-660TD PCIE
2xRAM Kingston PC400 512MB
2xHDD Maxtor 80GB SATA
1xPSU HEC 435W PSU (12V=17A)

My problem:
Assembled, loaded windows professional & drivers etc.. all went fine. I thought I'd try some gaming and as soon as 3D kicks in the system and screen freezes. Restarted and noticed that the asus boot logo has corrupted vertical lines. Windows loads normally but once in windows screen turns dark and than comes back on again and continues to do so, but does not restart the system, which runs fine.

My question:
Is the video card a write off?
If not necessarily what can I try?
What might have caused this power supply or board?

Please help
Thanks

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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Vijay

I don't have 4 Gigs of RAM, but the manual does state that due to chipset resource allocation, 4 gigs may not be detected properly on this board.

Mike :)

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Edited: May 11, 2005, 10:28am EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Charles

>17 Amps is a bit low, I would invest in a new power supply with a minimum of 32 Amps, and they're cheap anyway. Then;
>RMA the card if it doesn't help, but at least you will have an adequate power supply for your system and future upgrades.

Mike :)


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