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Bob Tallon May 12, 2005, 11:21am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Ok so I am going to have both graphics cards in and selector card in 'Dual card' when I flash. correct?

Another quick question- The 6 pin PCIe connectors are the ones that plug into the graphics card? Im pretty sure my cards do not have that connection.

Thanks very much for your help.

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Ethereal Power May 12, 2005, 11:48am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Just a quick questions guys,

I have built a machine with this motherboard, hadn't had a single problem so far except ..

When I press the power button, it starts the machine, HDD led comes on , though no beep or post, monitor stays off. I then press the power button again and then the machine comes to life. Does anyone know why this might be happening?


Roth Mans May 12, 2005, 12:34pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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To Mike (or anyone else with suggestions),

>Video seems to be allright. Did you have enough time to set the Video to PCI EX in the BIOS?
You mean the "Init Display First" option? It is set to PCI Slot, but since I have visual (for a second or 30/40) this couldn't be the problem can it? Well, i will set it to PCI EX and see what happens...have to wait a few minutes though. I really think it has something to do with temperature, since after a freeze I can't seem to be able to boot for like 15 minutes and then I'm in again. The system was out today and when I started it up, i had like 90 seconds in the BIOS before it hang. CPU temp still seems to be around 30 degrees and mobo around 27 when the system hangs.

>>Waiting 15 minutes seem to help and I got in the BIOS again.
>>Checked the CPU and MOBO temp, since that seemed to be a sensible thing to do. When I get in the >>CPU is like 26 degrees, and the system freezes when it reaches 30/31 degrees. But this isn't a really >>high temp right?
>No
>Can you explain this a little more? Can you reset after a freeze and get in right away? Do you have to shutdown with switch and wait? etc...

I just have to wait, reseting gives me a system with all fans blowing, but no beeps and no VGA output signal. I usally take all power off.

>>I know I have a low Wattage (380), but the ASUS site clearly says this should be enough for my specs,
>24 AMPS should be ok for your stuff.
Sorry but what is AMPS? Well..i have heard people running SLI with 380 Watts and two 6600 GT, so that can't be the problem.

>>and can low wattage lead to a hanging system after 30 secs in the bios?
>Usually shuts-down.
It just hangs.


I haven't even began installing on OS on this system since it seemed so instable.

Any suggestions anyone?
>Use one stick of RAM in B1 for now.
Tried that, sames**t, 1 ram, removed the battery, than rebooted after a few minutes, I got in the BIOS and after like 30 secs it hangs again, even with one stick of RAM.
>Try a PCI Slot video card to see if the same happens, set Video to PCI Slot in BIOS..
A friend of mine is bringing a PCI card tonight, so I'll get back on that later...
>Clear CMOS and reset BIOS after RAM and video changes..
How do you exactly reset BIOS, just by loading defaults in the BIOS?
>What type of DVD ROM do you have?
A NEC 3540a, but it isn't hooked up yet...;-(

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Edited: May 12, 2005, 12:57pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Ethereal Power,
I think that your power supply just isn't up to snuff on the 12 Volt side. I had this same problem in an AMD Dual Processor system and it turned out that the power supply was not consistently putting out rated amps of power.

A8N - SLI Deluxe
AMD FX55
3 WD Raptors Sil Raid 5
2 Gig TwinX Corsair PC3200
2 Leadtek PX6800TDH
Asus 52X CD
DVD 16X R - RW
Tsumani Case
A+GPB 550W EPS-12V Power Supply
Floppy Drive
Bios 1004
"It runs like a Rolex keeps time"

El May 12, 2005, 12:51pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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For all those having problems with a dying chipset fan, I recently replaced the heatsink with a Swiftech MCX159-R as recommended by someone on this forum. I had to modify the installation a little, due to the tighter hole pattern of the A8N-SLI (I can give detailed instructions if requested), but it worked perfectly with no extra parts or glue. The heatsink is a tower design and just misses the video card in PCI-Ex 1. If I had 2 cards, it might not work. Anyway, my system is in full effect with seemingly NOTHING wrong with it for the first time. Whew!
Jared

Tekno Jnky May 12, 2005, 01:10pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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To the person who was having problems accessing the nvraid screen:

You must enable both the nvraid controller, and the specific ports for the hard drives that you wish to make available to the raid.

ie if you want a raid0 on sata 1 and 2, you have to enable those (and only those) ports on the nvraid screen in the bios setup.

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work May 12, 2005, 01:20pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Bob Tallon

Yes and yes.

Mike :)

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Edited: May 12, 2005, 01:39pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Roth Mans

>>I know I have a low Wattage (380), but the ASUS site clearly says this should be enough for my specs,
>24 AMPS should be ok for your stuff.
Sorry but what is AMPS? Well..i have heard people running SLI with 380 Watts and two 6600 GT, so that can't be the problem.

>>>Your power supply is 24 AMPS, I looked at the specs on the net!!!

The reset I mean is to set settings and leave defaults (things you don't need to set).
In order to do this you need to power down, remove the battery, and set the CLRTC RAM jumper to pins 2 & 3 form 1 & 2 and then back again after 10 seconds.

It would be nice to hear about the PCI Slot card thing. Once you do this I will be able to help you further.

Mike :)

Bob Tallon May 12, 2005, 04:57pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Guys, I followed your instructions and my setup went Great!!
I have one small problem thats not mb related but mabey you can help. When I installed XP I created a 100GB partition on one of my 250GB drives (both serial ata)during the setup. however widows only sees that partition.
The rest of the partitioned drive and the other unpartitioned 250GB drive must not be formatted. Any suggestions how to go about doing this. My HDs came fron Newegg w/o cables or software.
Was hoping you could reccommend a formatting utility?

Once again HUGE thanks for all the work you guys have put into this faq and for the fast replies

Will Bazdarich May 12, 2005, 05:04pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Bob Tallon
To format the rest of your drive:
>Control Panel
>>Administrative Tools
>>>Computer Management
>>>>Storage
>>>>>Disk Management

This will show all the disks on the computer and will show the unformatted space. You can format the extra space here in the format of your choice (well FAT32 or NTFS but that is something of a choice).

Merc May 12, 2005, 08:17pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Welly Welly-
Even if the settings weren't quite right you should have gotten to BIOS since you had DIMMS in the right slots for the configuration. Like I wrote earlier, I think you have a bad MoBo. MAybe Mike can come up w/ something but it is probably RMA time.

Merc
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Core 2 Duo Q6600 (3600MHz@1.46v)
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Bob Tallon May 12, 2005, 09:02pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Ok I have my HDs properly formatted, Thanks system seems to be running ok.
One more question and I think I will be good.

I have a "safely remove hardware" icon in the task bar, it lists my sata HDs in the removable items list.
I dont have sata optical drives. Is this normal?
Thanks!

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work May 12, 2005, 09:41pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Bob Tallon

This is normal as your RAID sytem is Swappable.

Mike :)

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Edited: May 12, 2005, 09:58pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Welly Welly

How you doing?
>Have you tried replacing your battery?
>Make sure the CLRTC RAM jumper is set to pins 1 & 2
>Is your 4 Pin ATX connected on the top left hand corner of the board?
>Disconnect all USB devices, mouse keyboard etc. And use standard ones.
>Are you on SATA 1 and 2 of the NVRAID or using IDE?
>What power supply do you have?
>Connect the DVD Rom or Burner.
>Is your floppy connected properly?
>What video cards do you have?
>What BIOS came with the board?
>Check the CPU for bent pins.
>Use one stick or RAM in DIMM B1
>What type of activity is there on the front panel LED's?
>SLI connector in single video mode dual for two?

I'll let you answer these questions before I ask you anymore.

Mike :)

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Mathew Everett May 13, 2005, 01:38am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Mike I have been having the same issues as Welly Welly but I did do a RMA already & I am having the same issues still on the 2nd board "now aht are the odds?"...no post not Monitor reading nada nothing.....here is my system specs...

ASUS A8N-SLI-Deluex Rev 1.02
AMD Athlon 64 +3200 Venice standard Fan
Corsair 4 x 512 Value Ram "Approved By ASUS" tried both 1 stick, no stick, 4 sticks etc....
1 - LeadTek 6600GT TDH Extreme 128 SLI PCI-E
PSU Anetec Neo Power 480 Watts ATX12V v2.0
ASUS DVD Rom
Sony CDRW
Maxtor 250 GB IDE Drive

I have tried replacing the Batt.
I have check the jumpers
The CPU is fine!
The ram works in my other towers
I cant test the Graphics card until tomorrow!
I dont understand the ATX 12v pin on the upper left of the board!
I do understnd the Coxail connection next to the PCI-E ports

here are some images I took asking and esplaining my questions
I hope they help you in helping me!

http://www.matheweverett.com/SLI_help.jpg
http://www.matheweverett.com/FP_connections.jpg

Thanks
Mathew Everett

E-mail Mat17_01@hotmail.com


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Mathew Everett May 13, 2005, 01:56am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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ok Ima n idiot it was the stupid 4 pin connector.......bah stupid me...so easy to overlook stuff....

Sean McPoland May 13, 2005, 04:02am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 13, 2005, 04:17am EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
ASUS have updated to BIOS 8 after discovering that ACPI S3 didn't always work.....in 007

Any idea what is in BIOS 9.002 (currently beta)....

And is there a way of searching a thread as opposed to the forum? Searches to forum only take to page 0 rather than the post itself, or is it my search arguments?

i.e. where is the post for only 2Chnnel sound as that is exactly the problem I have.....

as for 20th in 3Dmark05, have to look at mine later WOW.

regards
Sean

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Edited: May 13, 2005, 05:47am EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Mathew Everett

So you're saying you forgot to connect the 4Pin ATX 12V plug and now your board works?
The plug end near the PCI E is a Molex.

Mike :)

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Edited: May 13, 2005, 08:10pm EDT

 
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