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Raf H Jun 01, 2005, 11:22am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
When I set it at 250, Half Life 2 would crash with memory read errors and eventually the system would randomnly restart :(

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Chris jackson Jun 01, 2005, 11:24am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
which revision of 3200XL ?

1.1 or 1.2 ?

Raf H Jun 01, 2005, 11:35am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Says 1.2 on the hologram

Raf H Jun 01, 2005, 01:01pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I should also ask, you got the CPU volts on auto or?

Lou Bot Jun 01, 2005, 01:45pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
I was going to buy the PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 510 SLI PSU but two things swayed my decision the other way. First reason, the PSU has one fan. AMD 64 recommends two fans for PSU. I am not sure if it is a big factor but I listen to what AMD recommends. The second reason is the price!!!! I notice the price went down but still is high for a PSU/SLI

FYI if you get the 510 express with sli, pin 20 has a -5v for ATX P1 connector. Check your mobo manual if the board supports it....most mobo has pin 20 set as NC (no charge).

MSI K8N NEO4 SLI(MS7100) BIOS3.A
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Chris jackson Jun 01, 2005, 02:06pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
"I should also ask, you got the CPU volts on auto or?"

I use a FX55 so I leave the CPU voltage on 1.5, not on auto.

For some reason the board raises it to 1.6 when I overclock the memory.

I'm currently only overclocking the memory, not the processor.

Raf H Jun 01, 2005, 02:08pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
I leave it on auto, but it reports as less than 1.5v.

Do you think this might be causing lockups?

I have a San Diego 3700+.

Chris jackson Jun 01, 2005, 02:22pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Check the default volts for san diego core and your processor and set it to these values on the bios.

Also lock PCI manually to 33Mhz.

And of course disable cool and quiet.

Fred Moor Jun 01, 2005, 05:21pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Hi. Lurker, turned virgin builder, doing research ;-)

1). Almost decided on this board - many thanks for such a brilliant resource - have been a bit worried about the noisy chipset fan with possible incendiary complications. Came across this in another place and wondered if anyone here has heard about it?

"ASUS are now replacing the stock fan with a larger (and thus quieter) fan running at 5,000 RPM instead of 8,000 RPM. The heatsink is still very thin to allow SLI etc. Stocks are expected in 14 days or so from this week."

http://pics.bbzzdd.com/users/binister/A8N_SL1.gif

2). I have (long story) taken the plunge with 2 SATA Raptors and 2 SATA Maxtor Diamond Max10's on the shelf so far. Plan to use them as non RAID (c=OS, d=programmes, e=datatorage, f=graphics storage). Also plan to use a single, non-sli card (Gigabyte GV RX80256D) - a quiet passive cooled job. Which PSU will be best do you think, the "Antec TruePower 550 EPS12V" or the "PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 510 SLI" I might upgrade to a SLI setup later, but at present I have no need. No games, only work. I'm a very dull person.

Merc Jun 01, 2005, 05:57pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Jeff Cowell
Under load, an overclocked 6800 GT will run at 68c all day and be fine. Anything below 75c is no problem. Above 75c you may start to see some artfacts. At 80c you will probably see some artifacts. The temps you are reporting are actually quite reasonable. They certainly would not be causing your system to reboot. Your problem lies elsewhere. What is your CPU temperature?

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
Merc Jun 01, 2005, 06:05pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Fred Moor-
You'd be fine w/ either PSU and could easily go down to a 450 watt model.

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
Fixer Jun 01, 2005, 06:45pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jun 01, 2005, 07:46pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Jeff-
I misunderstood, you're right, that is high. Load up the Asus probe from your MoBo CD and look at the CPU and motherboard temps. If they are unusually high then it is a case or ambient room temp pronblem (Lian Li cases are pretty good so I suspect the ambient temp)

An A8N SLI MoBo will not cause temperatures to rise on your GPU or CPU (unless you're overclocking) so there is another problem. What are the temps in the room the PC is in?


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
Jason Hollister Jun 01, 2005, 07:57pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Hi everybody

I Have an Athlon 64 3200+ and I have found that, by setting the HT to X4, I am able to set my FSB to 240, effectively giving me a 2400ghz (up from 2000ghz) processor. Does amybody know if this is an effective way to overclock? or am I sacrificing performance in another area by setting the HT to X4?

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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Fred Moor

May be problems with Maxtor DiamondMax 10s and the nforce SATA controller. I have 2 Maxtor D10s and get data corruption, I've read that quite a few people have similar problems with those drives and this board.

Joseph Gloria Jun 02, 2005, 05:04am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jun 02, 2005, 05:18am EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
hello all, I see two green lines everytime i run 3dmark03 and World of Warcraft but not in Star Wars Galaxies... this happened when i went SLI on my system.. is this because im still using analog flat panel?? any input is appreciated... tnx

Athlon 64 3200
2x512mb patriot 3200+xbl
2x Raptors in raid 0
plextor sata drive in silsata
2x asus 6600 gt in SLI (yeah, I know a single 6800 gt is better)
Vantec stealth 520w PSU (hangs my mobo everytime I OC processor).. time for pc p&c 510 sli
samsung syncmaster 150mp flat panel ( analog)
3dmark03 15761

Jason Hollister Jun 02, 2005, 05:35am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Joseph

you see two green lines because you have 'show GPU load balancing' enabled. You don't see it in one of your games because there is no profile for that game and so doesn't use SLI. You can disable load balancing in the display settings:
1) right click your desktop
2) select properties
3) click the settings tab
4) click the advanced tab
5) click the tab for your GFX card
6) select SLI multi-GPU
7) uncheck show GPU load balancing
8) click apply & ok

Jason Hollister Jun 02, 2005, 05:39am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Sorry Joseph,

I meant you can disable show gpu load balancing, NOT disable load balancing.

Jan De Vries Jun 02, 2005, 05:50am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe And Gigabyte GV-NX66T128VP reboot problem.
I build a machine with the Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe and Gigabyte GV-NX66T128VP. It runs stable (prime95, memtest86, 3dmark2005 etc), but has one problem. When i reboot windows XP SP2, 1 out of 10 times the PC will give a black screen and thus not reboot. The fans keep running and i have to reset the pc to get it to work again.

With any other videocard the problem does not exist. Tried different firmware for the motherboard, no luck.
I looked for a new firmware for the videocard, but there is no firmware available.

Does anybody has/had the same problem or even better, has anybody got this combi running without this problem?

Jan

Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
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AMD 3500+ (Win)
Hitachi T7K250
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