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Aino Toonder May 18, 2005, 07:42pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 18, 2005, 07:50pm EDT

 
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Merc May 18, 2005, 08:55pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Iain Brogan-
20 pin PSU plug into a 24 pin socket is DEFINITELY a problem. This is probably the source of all your issues. There are solutions for fitting the 20 pin plug to a 24 pin board correctly by bending pins over and other such rubbish but the best way to go is get a 20 pin to 24 pin adapter for your PSU plug. Your PSU may have had one included or you should be able to get one at the local PC store, but you must fix this before the MoBo will work correctly. If none available locally then mail order, they aren't an unusual item. Get this resolved and then let us know how it is going.

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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Shau J May 19, 2005, 12:29am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
having a similar problem (crashing, errors, unstable windows) with the board
read more about it at http://hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/43885/

please let me know if any1 found a soln
or else i must return the board

Bill Bartuska May 19, 2005, 12:35am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I installed the 1008 Bios and lo-and-behold...no ASUS Probe. Tried a bunch of stuff, rebooting, reinstalling etc. Went to the 1009 Bios. No go!
Anyone else solve this or have a hint? I get a bunch of error messages about missing dll's.

Also, you guys having trouble with windows blue screens. When I installed XP, F6'd and when Windows rebooted and I removed the floppy. Blue screen! I had to leave the floppy in during the reboot (contrary to all previous experience). XP read and installed the drivers from the floppy during the reboot...strange!.

And...I'm addicted to dual monitors. It,s a real hastle to swittch that SLI jumper everytime I want to play a game. But Doom3 is great in SLI. Any ideas for an "SLI switch" instead of that jumper?

And..I also have had that chipset cooling fan stop on ocasion, I'm kinda worried W/O ASUS Probe. Using MBM until I can get water cooling installed. I have all the blocks and I'm waiting for a 1a-Cooling Blacklord Power unit (4 fans) that's stuck in customs as I write. (http://www.1a-cooling-shop.de/shop/index_e.htm, available from Jim Hogan at jhogen@hogens.com) I'm going to try and adapt it to 1/2". If that doesn't work it's a Blackice Extreem III with 6 fans and an Ehein 1250 and we'll see how fast this succa can go!

If you catch ALL the blue smoke and put it back it will work again!

Win XP PRO Build 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519
Motherboard: ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
Bios: Ver 1.009.002
CPU: Athlon 64 FX-55
Graphics: Two Asus Extreem EN6800 GT/TD/256
Driver: Nforce 71.89
RAM: Corsair TWINX2048C2pt (2.5, 3, 3, 6, 1T, 2.7v)
HDD: Two WD Raptor 74gig , Nvidia Raid0
DVD: Two ASUS DRW-1608P
PSU: PurePower ATX 12V 2.0 Plus EPS (680 Watt)
Monitor: Two Samsung 915N, 19", 8ms
Case: Lian-Li PC-71
Audio: Sb Live 24bit
Pioneer SA-510 Integrated Amp (40 watts/ch)
Pioneer SA-410 Tuner
Speakers: Two B&W LM-1 (Near Field Monitors)

FX-55 San Diego (OC'd), EN6800 GT/TD/256 OC'd)
Corsair TWINX2048C2pt (2.5,3,3,6,1T,2.7v)
DD TDX, (1/2"-AG-Lapped), DD Maze4 & NV-68SLI(1/2" ),
BIX3 (1/2"), Iwaki MD-20RZT, Papst D2E133-DB67-78
Iain Brogan May 19, 2005, 02:52am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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tom dec May 19, 2005, 03:03am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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hi there, i have two questions:
1)someone has tried venice cpu on the motherboard?
2)how new (bh5/utt) geil ultra-x pc3200 perform on the sli deluxe? The limit of 3.0v vddr could be a problem.

I am using 1.07final bios at the moment.

thanks

Aino Toonder May 19, 2005, 08:12am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 19, 2005, 08:15am EDT

 
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I decided to RMA my board, hopefully the replacement will show that all people with the bluescreen/instable system-probs should do the same, or not...

:)

the shop said it will take something between 3 days and/or 3 weeks to get an replacement :s

Iain
"Current plan is to try a 20-24 pin converter (maybe a bigger PSU is people here think that will help) and installing with only one DIMM installed." It is a good plan! I did that... But, it did not help at all!! So it will be a waste of your money... Just rma the buggyboard!! Or wait for my experience with that.

Billy Sidhu May 19, 2005, 08:42am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Well here are my specs
AMD Athlon 64 3800+
1GB kingston ddr400 ram
160GB Sata hdd
2 x XFX Geforce 6600 GT's
Asus a8n-sli, flashed to latest bios

I was unable to get the 6600 GT's to run in sli with the latest 71.84 or 71.89 drivers. I would'nt be able to enable it, that checkbox thingy dissapears and i get a message to remove incompalible hardware.
BUT I was able to enabe SLI with the 66.3 forceware drivers. I flashed my mobo bios to the latest version too, still it didn't work.
I got frustrated so I got the two 6600 GT's replaced with one 6800GT (Will be arriving on tuesday)

Now if I want to added another 6800GT in the near future, I hope that I won't have this same problem. Could it be my motherboard? OR what? I need to know what the problem is, and what is its solution.

Cheers,
Billy

Aino Toonder May 19, 2005, 09:11am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Billy Sidhu

You should have tried to set your BIOS to use dual gpu... When you get another 6800 (has to be identical), then do that.

I just send off my board (rma) so can't test it for you, but I believe I had dual gpu even without the nvidia drivers :) So my guess is your board is crooked.

True Mole May 19, 2005, 10:53am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I was experiencing some problems with the power management system and hard drives (my computer would freeze when they went to sleep) and thought a BIOs update would help. I upgraded from BIOS 0003 to the most recent released (not beta) version 0008. The update went fine, but when I reboot it gives error beeps which mean it can't detect my video card. It detected it fine just before I flashed the BIOS. I have an ATI X800 XL.. its in the proper slot and the SLI selector is properly set.

I can't flash back to the older BIOS because the computer never finishes loading (doesn't even try to boot from floppy) and don't have another card or a plain PCI card to try.

Dan Murray May 19, 2005, 11:06am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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True Mole, try clearing the CMOS. Pull the battery & move the jumpers per. the manual.

OldeCrow R May 19, 2005, 02:40pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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@Billy Sidhu

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>>Well here are my specs
>>AMD Athlon 64 3800+
>>1GB kingston ddr400 ram
>>160GB Sata hdd
>>2 x XFX Geforce 6600 GT's
>>Asus a8n-sli, flashed to latest bios

>>I was unable to get the 6600 GT's to run in sli with the latest 71.84 or 71.89 drivers. I would'nt be able to >>enable it, that checkbox thingy dissapears and i get a message to remove incompalible hardware.

The likely reason for your problems was different hardware revisions and or bios versions on the video cards, or motherboard not configured properly for sli. I run a pair of XFX 6600gt's without any problems but they are the same revision cards and they have the same bios. If you buy a 6800 and wait long enough to buy a second one you will likely have the same problem again with mismatched video card bios and or hardware revision. If your planning on running a pair of cards I recomend you buy them both at once or at least dont wait too long.

Bill Bartuska May 19, 2005, 03:34pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Billy Sidhu

Now if I want to added another 6800GT in the near future, I hope that I won't have this same problem. Could it be my motherboard? OR what? I need to know what the problem is, and what is its solution.

I wouldn't be doing that. Boards must be identical per Nvidia. A board from a later production run may not work in SLI. Consecutive serial numbers are best.

Motherboard: ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
Bios: Ver 1.009.002
CPU: Athlon 64 FX-55
Graphics: Two Asus Extreen EN6800 GT/TD/256
Driver: Nforce 71.89
RAM: Corsair TWINX2048C2pt (2.5, 3, 3, 6, 1T, 2.7v)
HDD: Two WD Raptor 74gig , Nvidia Raid0
DVD: Two ASUS DRW-1608P
PSU: PurePower ATX 12V 2.0 Plus EPS (680 Watt)
Monitor: Two Samsung 915N, 19", 8ms
Case: Lian-Li PC-71
Audio: Sb Live 24bit

FX-55 San Diego (OC'd), EN6800 GT/TD/256 OC'd)
Corsair TWINX2048C2pt (2.5,3,3,6,1T,2.7v)
DD TDX, (1/2"-AG-Lapped), DD Maze4 & NV-68SLI(1/2" ),
BIX3 (1/2"), Iwaki MD-20RZT, Papst D2E133-DB67-78
Bill Bartuska May 19, 2005, 03:48pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Iain Brogan

Bill, I'm not using the Silicon SATA connectors (I'm using the NVIDIA ones) so don't need to hit F6 and load the RAID/SATA drivers during Windows install. I've also tried 1.004, 1.006, 1.007 and 1.008 Bios versions with the clearing the CMOS trick inbetween flashes. So I don't think these are my issues.

UH? Then where are you getting the driver, or more specifically from where is your computer getting the Nvidia Raid driver? I think we should all turn to page 5-40 in our instruction books and read the first line. This section deals with creating a raid driver disk to use while installing XP. You're using a generic (perhaps, software RAID) driver from Microdung. That's why you have to hit F6...and leave the disk in the drive during the reboot.

FX-55 San Diego (OC'd), EN6800 GT/TD/256 OC'd)
Corsair TWINX2048C2pt (2.5,3,3,6,1T,2.7v)
DD TDX, (1/2"-AG-Lapped), DD Maze4 & NV-68SLI(1/2" ),
BIX3 (1/2"), Iwaki MD-20RZT, Papst D2E133-DB67-78
Bill Bartuska May 19, 2005, 04:29pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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True Mole

I can't flash back to the older BIOS because the computer never finishes loading (doesn't even try to boot from floppy)

If you can't get to the BIOS setup screen (hold the DEL key while booting) then your board is a boat anchor.Did you try the CLRTC jumper? Did you notice anything "funny?" Perhaps the BIOS got corrupted during the install. The jumper will try to get it back to it's default settings.

As to your problems with drives "sleeping", that's pretty much a Win98/ME problem. Just forget it and set ACPI suspend type to S3, and APM configuration to PWR Button < 4 sec: instant Off and let the MOBO do it.

And...I need my ASUS Probe!!!!

FX-55 San Diego (OC'd), EN6800 GT/TD/256 OC'd)
Corsair TWINX2048C2pt (2.5,3,3,6,1T,2.7v)
DD TDX, (1/2"-AG-Lapped), DD Maze4 & NV-68SLI(1/2" ),
BIX3 (1/2"), Iwaki MD-20RZT, Papst D2E133-DB67-78
tom dec May 19, 2005, 05:00pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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so, no one with a venice?

Iain Brogan May 19, 2005, 06:14pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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@Bill

But that's my point - I'm not using RAID. Just installing a SATA HDD on the NV SATA connector. THerefore I don't need to install a third party SCSI/SATA driver to install windows. Once in Windows (if it gets that far) I install the NVIDIA chipset drivers (but still not using RAID :D).

Anyway, I've taken my board back and it's being tested along with my HDD. THe memory panned out fine and the tech support guys assured me that the 20-pin PSU would be fine on the board...we shall see.

Cheers,

Iain

Bill Bartuska May 20, 2005, 01:24am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Iain Brogan

Oh! I see. Then other than a bad SATA connector (I got a bad one with my A8N SLI Deluxe) I would think it was the power supply or memory. See what the tech tells you. Does your ATI RADEON X800 have a separate power connector on it (square four pin)? Did you have a regular 4 pin power connector plugged into the MOBO?

FX-55 San Diego (OC'd), EN6800 GT/TD/256 OC'd)
Corsair TWINX2048C2pt (2.5,3,3,6,1T,2.7v)
DD TDX, (1/2"-AG-Lapped), DD Maze4 & NV-68SLI(1/2" ),
BIX3 (1/2"), Iwaki MD-20RZT, Papst D2E133-DB67-78
tom dec May 20, 2005, 03:14am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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guys i have a question,
before to buy the board i read everywere that it was not able to provide more than real 1.55v on vcore.
But with bios 1.07 i can reach 1.6v and more.....checking and confirming it with cpuz utility.
Which is the real situation?

thanks

tommy


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