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sasi karan May 25, 2005, 11:53am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Hi Guys...

i have running on one video card which im going to RMA. before that something i want to make sure that its a bad card.

when you run dxdiag ....in display page i have screen resolution ,colour depth(32-bit) then the refresh rate which states ( 1Hz) is that right? also in diplay properties--adapter tab--list of all modules---all refresh rates are set to default.

when install the drivers after saying ok to digitally sign dislog box; system reboots.

when try to install display drivers from driver cd in found VGA hardware wizard its actually copies the drivers but end up with saying can not install hadware.

screen always blurry

slightly card not fit firmly into the slot. when i move the card a little the blurry screen moves,clear a bit.

im using tagan 480 PSU.....will it be motherboard? how can i check which component is bad.

your replies are highly appreciated.

sasi



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Rob French May 25, 2005, 04:47pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Put a new rig together in March (see sig) and everything came together nicely. I received a replacement chipset HSF from Asus because mine was way too loud. Apparently they have a new chipset HSF for this board because the original one has a history of failing.

Here are the sequence of events...

10pm: Everything running like normal. I shut off the computer to do the chipset HSF swap. Take out the mobo and replace the chipset HSF. This required me to take every card out of the mobo and unplug everything. I also rearrange some power cables for airflow purposes.

10:15pm: Put everything back in the case exactly as I found it. I try to boot it up and everything seems good. HDDs spin up, fans spin up, internal speaker makes the standard singal beep, and the monitor warms up ("bong" sound with the following static sound). The problem is there isn't any video. The keyboard lights are on and I can toggle them for about 20 seconds then they freeze. The computer sounds like it is running normally but no video at all.

10:30pm: Reset CMOS and try again. Same problem.

10:32pm: Test the monitor with another computer. Works fine.

10:35pm: Reseat all cards and try again. Same problem.

10:40pm: Try switching the EZ SLI Select plug and clearing CMOS. Same problem.

10:45pm: Remove the RAM and try to boot. The Asus Voice Boot thing tells me I am missing memory. So that tells me the mobo is at least working.

10:50pm: Remove all non-essential items and try to boot. Same problem.

11:00pm: Cry myself to sleep.

Anyone have any ideas? I am pulling my hair out...



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AMD64 3500+ Winchester (Stock)
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe (Bios 1006)
XP-90 HS w/ Panaflow 92mm fan
Corsair Value Select (512Mx2)
eVGA 6800GT
Antec NeoPower 480
Audigy 2 ZS Gamer
WD 74gig Raptor
NEC 3520A
CoolerMaster WaveMaster (Black)
Logitech Z-5500 5.1 speakers

Jim Adams May 25, 2005, 07:46pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Rob, I had the same problem with my first A8N-SLI Deluxe (which I RMA'd, but not for that reason). At least, it sounds like it; the system would go through the entire booting process and eventually load windows. (Those audio boot messages that you can turn on in the BIOS came in handy!) The only thing that worked for me was to flip the switch on the power supply and to let the system "cool down" for 10-15 minutes. When I turned it back on, it would 100% of the time go back to displaying the video. Strange issue, indeed.

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AMD64 3800+ Venice
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
1GB Corsair XMS PC3500
MSI 6800GT x 2
Audigy 2 ZS Gamer
WD 74GB Raptor
Antec NeoPower 480
Rob French May 25, 2005, 07:57pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Hi Jim,

I wish mine would eventually make it to Windows. It just sits there humming away doing absolutely nothing. I have a feeling I may have damaged the chipset core when putting the new HSF on. The funny thing is Asus just sent me the new chipset HSF without any instructions at all. I had to apply considerable force to the darn thing just to get it to attach.

If only more people had PCI-e mobos that I could test with.

Michael M May 25, 2005, 08:53pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Just read this over at planetamd64 http://www.planetamd64.com/index.php?showtopic=7195

Haven't tried it yet myself, but will when I get back home.

Guys...at last this problem has been fixed. I got all the advices from the PC Perspective Forum. The probe now runs fine with my mobo. Make a bootable floppy. Copy the awdflash version 1.1 and the BIOS file in the floppy. When updating use this command below:
awdflash 1007sd.bin /CP /CD (u can use any version of the bios, I just used 1007).
It will update the BIOS and after updating the probe will run fine again. For further details check this out :
http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?t=390430

Best of luck to everybody......................

OldeCrow R May 25, 2005, 10:30pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
that fix does seem to work for the probe issues .. dont panic when you cant find awdflash 1.11 though as far as i know the latest version is 1.09 :D


Magne Ludvigsen May 26, 2005, 08:35am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
I am new to this forum, but I have struggled with my mobo as has everyone else.

As regards to the problem with a beep and a black screen, I've experienced it several times. In fact it happens to me everytime I disconnect a sata-drive or upgrade my bios. For whatever reason i can't get a picture on my lcd-screen, but I do get a picture if I connect an old crt-monitor. The picture on the LCD-screen appears when I am halfway loading windows. After windows has loaded and a restart, I get the bios-picture back on my LCD-screen.

I also have the Plextor px-716SA. When I connected it to one of the nvidia ports I got the message "new hardware found, working properly etc". But whenever I tried to load a disc, it froze, followed by a bluescreen. If I tried to boot with a cd/dvd in the drive, it wouldn't do that either. Then I plugged it in one of the red ports, and from then on it was indeed plug-and-play. No problems encountered whatsoever.

Hopefully this is not entirely old news for everyone.

Mike S May 26, 2005, 10:07am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
"that fix does seem to work for the probe issues .. dont panic when you cant find awdflash 1.11 though as far as i know the latest version is 1.09 "

Awdflash 1.11 is included in the zip dowload for the bios:

ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/BIOS/Socket_939/NVIDIA_Chipse...1008sd.zip


OldeCrow R May 26, 2005, 01:42pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
@ Mike S

Thanks :) it's not encluded in the ftp download, and I dont think its in the global / us web download either.
just a side note though Ive used the command line switches when flashing the bios for a while, this board really doesnt like to have the bios flashed without clearing the DMI tables and ESCD/PNP tables so its always a good idea to use the /CP /CD switches when flashing .. and i always add the /CC switch too to clear the cmos although if you cant remember your old settings it might p**s you off to have to tweak your bios again.

The /CP and /CD switches would be a good addition to the instructions in the first post the switches wont hurt anything and it will eliminate a lot of bios flashing issues for new users.

Also, many of you may have noticed that the bios is too large to save back to your boot floppy, Ive made a habbit of plugging in my usb memory stick and saving the bios to it. since my memory stick is fat32 when the computer boots from the floppy the stick gets assigned drive C: and i can save the old bios to the memory stick. I could boot from the memory stick too but it makes me nervous to flash the bios from volitile media like that.

Michael M May 26, 2005, 03:43pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
I didn't check that bios link when I posted because I have kept all of them for backup on my pc,
I just checked and it is included.
ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/BIOS/Socket_939/NVIDIA_Chipse...orce4_SLI/
I used the asusupdate for saving my old bios and then copied to disk, then updated mine

Jason Hollister May 26, 2005, 07:22pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus Probe
Hello to everybody who frequents this forum.

I have a small problem (compared to some i've read about here) and it's driving me crazy. I like the asusprobe utility and until recently was very happy with it, however, it started acting a little strangely then dissapeared all together,so I though i'll just reinstall it........no chance. It seemed to install but there was no sign of it (except the uninstall thingy in the asus/asusprobe folder). Anyway I had a plan; my windows installation was starting to get a bit ropey so I reinstalled it (clean format install) which all went well....until the reinstallation of asus probe, Exactly the same as before the reinstallation of windows.

Any suggestions?

Michael M May 26, 2005, 07:42pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Jason H. I posted this one page before this, it does work.

Guys...at last this problem has been fixed. I got all the advices from the PC Perspective Forum. The probe now runs fine with my mobo. Make a bootable floppy. Copy the awdflash version 1.1 and the BIOS file in the floppy. When updating use this command below:
awdflash 1007sd.bin /CP /CD (u can use any version of the bios, I just used 1007).
It will update the BIOS and after updating the probe will run fine again. For further details check this out :
http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?t=390430



Jason Hollister May 26, 2005, 08:05pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Until your post I thought I was alone with this prob (sniff!) but thanks to this forum (best i've ever used by the way) not only do I see that i'm not alone but there is actually a fix too - thanks man!

I have another rather worrying prob now though,the other day I decided to add another case fan (evercool 80mm) and connected it into the chassis fan connector, it didn't seem to work so i took a look at the mobo and saw that the connector was on fire and had started to melt. Do you think it was just a faulty fan or could my psu (Hiper Type R 500w) or even the mobo be to blame. I don't want to plug another one in just yet until I have some answers.

HELP!!

Greg Wheatley May 27, 2005, 05:59pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi all,

PM'd SLI Scientist personally!!

After reading many of your posts and answers, I'm hoping you can help me out. I have an AMD 64 3800+, ASUS A8N-SLI(Not Deluxel), Gigabyte X800-XL PCI-E card, 1gb dual channel Kingston DDR400 PC3200 Value Ram and 1gb dual channel G-Skill DDR400 PC3200 Ram. My system is powered by a Tagan TG420Watt I-Xye PSU. OK, that's out of the way so here goes.....

Firstly, is my graphics card completely compatible with this board? Everyone seems to be going for the GeForce 6600/6800 etc and mines got silent cooling (as pc is in my room and i would like it to run quietly). Will this card cause me any issues with this board?

Secondly, Can I use both sets of RAM together, or should I just stick with the G-Skill and flog the Kingston. Which leads on to my next and final problem.........

I'm having major trouble with my memory banks. If I insert one stick (512) of either G-skill or kingston into the blue A1 slot, it works fine - 1 stick also works fine on its own in other slots. However, If I go dual channel with only 2 sticks, once again either G-skill or kingston, the memory test on PCMark freezes time and time again. Its fine with just one stick of ram in. I've tried all slots and combinations though - so is this board failure????

I have also had some serious system crashes so far with the message:

IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL_

Any ideas what could be causing this? I have looked at microsofts article on the 'Blue Screen of Death' but it hasn't helped at all.

Really hoping you can help - might ditch this board.

Cheers

Greg

Merc May 28, 2005, 03:38pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 28, 2005, 06:19pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Greg-
Load one stick of the G-Skill in the first blue slot and one stick of G-Skill in the second blue slot and reboot and set the DRAM to auto in BIOS and see if that fixes it. If the sytem is OK then you can start tweaking the memory settings as per G-Skills website. Filling all four memory slots may cause some problems as AMD CPUs have trouble accessing dual sided DIMMS when all 4 memory slots are filled (the CPU will slow to DDR 333 and 2T timing and or fail completely). This is an AMD issue not the mobo's. So I would stick with just the 2x512MB PC3200 DDR400 running at 400mhz.

Your video card should be fine, just make sure you have the correct driver loaded from the manufacturers website and try a "safe" driver for now, not one from a overclocker's website.

As far as the IRQL message I believe that it is usually associated with a bad driver or device. I would unplug all drives and PCI cards except for one hard drive and your video card and restart. Then plug in a new device and restart, and then another, etc. until you identify the troublemaker. i'm assuming that you are not overclocking anything while troubleshooting, Set all BIOS to as conservative a setting as possible (auto in most cases)

Merc
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Adam Weishaupt May 28, 2005, 06:31pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Problems with AC97 Audio
Hi there. I've searched much of this thread, my apologies if I'm digging up a buried topic.

I'm using the Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe with an AMD-64 cpu and WinXP-64. Everything has gone fine so far, but I'm without an audio device, and having a lot of problems sorting it out. I've downloaded the 64-bit drivers from Asus' site, but the windows Device Mangler refuses to take them - I get the "no driver available" message even when I point to them explicitly. I also tried the mobo setup disk, but clicking "Install Realtek AC97 drivers" has no effect whatsoever.

I've checked the bios, and the AC97 device is enabled. I followed (someone?)'s advice from earlier in this thread and tried turning on Boot reporting - the audio worked fine there. I'm pretty much out of ideas, except to flash the bios (currently 1006, which is what it came with).

Any ideas? Does anyone have any reason to believe this is a bios issue? (I'll flash with the latest bios if I can't find anything else to try, but I haven't seen any mention of this as a problem that was resolved with a bios update) Thanks in advance.

Adam

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Edited: May 28, 2005, 07:03pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
I would upgrade bios.
http://support.asus.com/


I am getting ready to install win xp 64, anyone have a list of most of the 64bit drivers that are needed?


Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe mb - bios 1010-001 beta
6800gt 256meg (1 for now)
1 gig pc3200 (2x512)
80 gig sata hd
80 gig ide hd

Greg Wheatley May 28, 2005, 07:23pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> BLOWN Board!!?? - A8N-SLI
Firstly, Thanks Merc for your reply mate. All of the Bios settings are on default, so its weird that I keep having these problems. Am going to stick withe the 1gb on G-Skill only though - even though this freezes too whilst in blue slots!

OK HERES THE BAD NEWS:

I have just undergone a case transfer, to a Coolermaster Wavemaster, and everything was set up as per usual way. Motherboard nicely installed with 2 sata hard drives and dvd drives plugged in accompanied by my faithful Gigabyte X800-XL PCI-E card. All of the above is powered by a Tagan TG420Watt X-Eye PSU. I switched it on once all was connected, power light flashed for a split second and them boom, nothing.

I've tried removing my graphics card, stick of memory, and fanmate but this has helped not to no avail.

Have I blown my board or the PSU????

Will my CPU now cease to work as will my card and memory???

I'm scared and have no idea what to do. Gonna get my mate to test the PSU with his board on Monday.

Hope you can help.

Greg


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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Greg Wheatley

>Did you connect your 4 pin ATX, top left near CPU?
>Disconnect the power supply connectors, all of them, and put a wire across PIN 4 (Green Wire) and 6 (Black Wire) of the 20 Pin connector (I know your PSU has 24 PIN capabilities) and leave the wire connected, this will fire up the supply. If it turns on, you still have a good chance your PSU isn't shot.

Have I blown my board or the PSU????
>Maybe!

Will my CPU now cease to work as will my card and memory???
>Hardly likeky!

I'm scared and have no idea what to do. Gonna get my mate to test the PSU with his board on Monday.
>Good Idea, but if you have a voltmeter (DC setting), you can check if you don't want to wait.


Mike :)


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