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Cathrynn smith May 15, 2005, 06:31pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Cathrynn smith,
Your board and manual are like mine - the manual is reversed drawing. However if you have a 10-pin 1394 plug it will only go one way. My Thermaltake case has independent pins for each wire, so you have to be careful. However the wires are color coded correctly, so if you remember the drawing is backwards and watch the color of the wires, the pins can be determined easily. The motherboard comes with a firewire port for mounting in a rear-case slot - the adapter has a standard firewire plug and the wire colors are readily seen for comparing if you have independent pins to connect to note relative position.

A8N-SLI Deluxe, FX-55, Win XP Pro - was main, being rebuilt after electrical storm
Sabertooth x58, i7-950, Win 7 Pro, ENGTX460CU TOP, 12GB GSkill, 12GB SSD, 1GB + 2GB HDD @ 6GB/s - main computer
P5Q-E, e8500, Vista 64 - secondary computer
Two P5Q Pro,
Merc May 15, 2005, 08:27pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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My manual has the pin picture upside down too. All the pins are labeled correctly the illustration is just reversed like a reflection in a mirror. Follow the labels and you should be ok.

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
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Michael M

I just told you what you need to do. I can't explain it better.

Good luck!

Mike :)

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thanks guys .... glad i'm not the only one that noticed this searched on google high and low no one had mentioned this anywhere :) anywho carry one i'll be around *me thinks* once i get this box up and running :)

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Edited: May 15, 2005, 09:57pm EDT

 
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Chipset fan concerns.

My unit has been together for about a month, but I haven't yet gotten to optimizing (overclocking) performance due to other priorities. My chipset fan runs mostly about 8000 rpm with CPU and MB temperatures running from 38 to 49 degrees, depending on what I am doing. I have been concerned about how long the chipset fan will last while running that fast, and have read several posts from members replacing the fan/cooler. Not recalling actual failures being reported.

A few minutes ago while working at this Dell computer, I heard a sqawking sound from the asus based unit. Asusprobe reported the chipset fan had stopped running (zero rpm), so I shut the unit down before it could overheat. Lucky I was in the room, not away from the house!

The fan seemed to drag slightly, but that could be partially the difficulty in getting my finger on the blades at first. After it 'seemed' to free up, I turned computer back on, and fan is now running quietly between 7800 and 8400 rpm.

At this moment, I see 44C temp on both CPU and MB, 2755 rpm CPU fan, 8437 Chipset fan and 1406 chassis fan. These are fairly typical from past month's observations. Now I don't trust the chipset fan to leave unit running when not in the room. Fan looks clean, viewed with a flashlight, but I could try to pull it, and clean and re-oil.

Is there any general best consensus of best/easiest replacement. Since I haven't tried to pull it yet, does the four little screws I see on top allow the fan guts to come off, or are there some clips I can't readily see that must be removed also? Just trying to get a feel of what I am getting into. Appreciate any advice on methods of removing fan, and best replacement unit. I am also assuming from all I have read that the Asus Cool'n'Quiet utility is still not really useable on this unit to potentially slow or control fan speed. I want to be able to rely on the unit to run faithfully most of the time whether home or not.

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Merc May 15, 2005, 10:05pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 16, 2005, 10:59am EDT

 
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Michael M
I had a similar issue and Mike straightened me out. Think of the NVRaid as just that, RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 etc.). It doesn't relate to SATA. So if you mount a single SATA drive it is, by definition, not in RAID as you need at least two drives to have a RAID configuration. Therefore, do not enable the RAID function, just go into BIOS and disable all the RAIDs. As soon as you turn off RAID, the system will boot from your SATA drive with no problem. Right now it is looking for a RAID setup and there isn't one so it sees a problem and won't boot.

When you mount another drive enable RAID if you want a RAID setup.

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
alex anvari May 15, 2005, 10:05pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I posted this on its own topic, but decided I might want to post it here as well, here is a copy of the post, and the problem I am having.



I just built a computer, has a FX55 processor, A8N-SLI deluxe motherboard, x850xt pci express graphics card.

I installed my edition of windows XP pro with SP1.

I first have problems getting online, and for some reason my network card driver(the marvell yukon one) did not install correctly the first time, so I reinstalled it, got online fine. I later installed a new driver for my graphics card, which caused windows to fail at startup, so I did that option where it sets the settings back to when the machine last worked, which apparently accidently made it so the network driver wasnt working again.

Now is my problem, I am unable to get the bloody network drivers to work, I have tried uninstalling all network drivers, and reinstallin the nvidia one and the marvell yukon one that came with the motherboard, I have also tried the marvell yukon one from the site incase my cd drive or the driver i had was correct, no juice. I installed service pack 2 from a CD for the hell of it, no difference. I cannot get any drivers I am installing for my network ports to work, I even tried installing a wireless g d-link card and the driver for that has the same exact problem.

In device manager the errors expressed on every network device is this:

This device is not working properly because windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)

I have also experienced code 1, though I am not when that came up, the wording was something like the drivers were not installed properly or something, if anyone knows what it is.

Please I am really trying to get this computer running, all my hopes are in it. thx in advance.

Joseph Gloria May 16, 2005, 01:18am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 16, 2005, 08:38am EDT

 
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Hello,
do we have a soluiton yet for SATA optical drive to work with NVRAID hdds. I still have Plextor px716sa disconnected. It'll work if i put my RAID 0 in SilSata but hangs when both in NVRAID.
Can i put SATA optical drive in Sil Sata and leave Raid 0 in NVRAID??? thanks

Merc May 16, 2005, 01:32pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Joseph-
I think we're waiting for you to tell us. LOL. I say gve it a shot and let us know.

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
david cole May 16, 2005, 02:34pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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alex anvari:

Do not activate both network ports until at least you get one working properly. I would suggest using the nVidia port, not the Marvell. Make sure the BIOS is set to only enable the selected device. Install the driver.

I had to cold reboot the computer before it would recognize the nVidia port. I did not have the cable attached yet. After the port was prepared, attach cables to port. If you are using a D-Link/Linksis type network router with the broadband modem, you may have to turn ALL this equipment off, wait 15 seconds or so, turn on again to invoke a reset to the new configuration before you will have an internet connection available.

This is all pretty straightforward (usually) so I am a little surprised at the problem. Just try it again, step-by-step. Depending on whether your ISP provides a static or dynamic IP address for you, you may have to carefully go thru your browser's connection settings. You may have some conflict if the "old" computer and new computer are both attached to a router and the router is confused over which network card address is considered "master". If this is a question in your mind, after resetting router and modem, make sure the original computer does connect to the internet before plugging in the cable from the new computer.

If after you have connection you wish to have the new computer as "master" on the router, you will have to run thru the router configuration program. If not using a router, of course, you would not have this type conflict.

A8N-SLI Deluxe, FX-55, Win XP Pro - was main, being rebuilt after electrical storm
Sabertooth x58, i7-950, Win 7 Pro, ENGTX460CU TOP, 12GB GSkill, 12GB SSD, 1GB + 2GB HDD @ 6GB/s - main computer
P5Q-E, e8500, Vista 64 - secondary computer
Two P5Q Pro,
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Cathrynn smith

I looked at those piccies :) :) :) WOW!! & respect!! Related to Mike? :D

PS my firewire is at the exact same spot as on your board, and it is drawn like that in my manual, so I guess it was just an excuse to look at your mod ;) lolz

Michael M

I think the s-ata/raid is a bit tricky indeed on this board. Well let's say I have the same probs as you... I did the F6 thingy, a couple of times, and it's pretty straight forward to make the drivers, you use the original CD that came with the board and a floppy disk. On page 2-21 and 2-22 of your manual you find all the info you need about installing a single s-ata drive and also what settings you need for your BIOS.

Good luck mate! You'll need it ;)

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Edited: May 16, 2005, 05:27pm EDT

 
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Muahaha, ok well my network connection is working now, but I am having another problem with this machine, that was mentioned in my previous post but I did not address it as my primary concern, now it is.

I cannot seem to install a driver for my X850XT pci-express graphics card and then get back into windows outside of safe mode.

I am aware this board is SLI, will the ATI cards not work at all then?

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Edited: May 16, 2005, 09:57pm EDT

 
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alex anvari

I cannot seem to install a driver for my X850XT pci-express graphics card and then get back into windows outside of safe mode.

I am aware this board is SLI, will the ATI cards not work at all then?
>Yes, they work.

What driver version are you trying to install?

Mike :)
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(A8N-SLI DLX #21 on 3DMark 05, thinking about swap for DFI)


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Ever since installing the beta 007 bios I have been unable to install or use asus liveupdate no matter what I tried. I have a friend whose computer does the same thing. Any suggestion? I haven't seen anyone else say they had this problem.

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Angry Cookieman

Just a shot in the dark;
Do you have JAVA installed?
What point does the install choke?
Reduce video hardware accelaration!
What version are you trying to install? Version=3.27.04?

Download this folder (AsusUpdate) from my ftp server and put it into your (ASUS) program files folder. Click on Update.exe and see if it works. If it doesn't try to install the version you have and see if it will overlay. There is a file that can be moded to state BIOS 1007 as mine is 1006 etc. There are a few other things we can try after this.

ftp://bidcircuit.com
login-guest
password-guest

You may have to remove http://hardwareanalysis.com etc ahead of the ftp address for the link above to work, or just type or copy in the address bar manually.

Good Luck!

Mike :)

Tom Michael May 17, 2005, 01:31am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I can't get Asus Update to install or load either. I think this started when I updated the Nforce drivers to 6.53, I would go back to 6.39 but my machine plays Doom 3 and surfs great otherwise, so I'm waiting for a new Nforce update. Mike, I logged on to your site for the download, gave in username and password, just stuck forever on "getting contents of folder". Oh, well. And Mike, thanks for all your help, your advice helps me all the time.

Lee Butler May 17, 2005, 05:20am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey guys, long time no speak.

Anyhow, I had been having problems with starting a game when my machine had been running for some time, it would turn the screen black and I'd have to hard reboot. I thought it was a driver issue, I haven't had it since using the XG 76.45a drivers which are nice and fast. I notice that the 1008 Final bios is out and fixes an S3 recover problem so it could be related.

I had previously tried the 1009.002 beta bios which broke Asus Probe. I went back to 1008 Final when it was released and still have the problem. Also I cannot run sever programs which give a similar error about memory addressing or something. Not good. I thought going back a bios would sort it out. It hasn't.

Anyone else had these problems?

Laters

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You're welcome Tom

Can someone try and login to see if you can retrieve the folder, I did a test and my server checks out ok, appreciate it.

ftp://bidcircuit.com
user-guest
pass-guest

Mike :)

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