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Adam Rodgers Jun 09, 2005, 10:05pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Been in contact of tech support, first they sent the default 'Try the lastest video drivers' email but then they did really try to help.
In the end they let me RMA the cards as the serial numbers on the card were very different (the one thing I forgot to check) and I pleased to say that I got new cards back in 24 hours it was just a shame it didn't fix the problem. Still waiting on what they suggest next. However they did say that they can't test SLI systems at their place so I not sure how else they could help:(

I'll try the NForce drivers when I finish work (and get some sleep), already got Driver Cleaner:) But not got in the habit of using it, I'll make sure to use it before I try again.

Cross your fingers:)

Adam

(Thanks for the info on the fan, I'll have to pay more attension to past posts.)

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Dave Kelsen Jun 09, 2005, 10:18pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Dave S:

You cannot upgrade the BIOS without a processor in place, but you can upgrade the BIOS with a Venice processor in place, even if the board wouldn't allow you to run an OS with the existing BIOS and that Venice processor.

Also, the Venice processor in fact should work with earlier BIOSes, although it apparently does not. What makes you believe you have 10.02, particularly? In any event, I believe that you can re-flash to 10.11 with the Venice processor in place, starting with 10.02 -- but I can't guarantee that. I'd still take the chance.

RFT!!!
Dave Kelsen

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Jun 10, 2005, 03:37am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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lain Brogan

Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner but I was really busy building a part of my website for a G.Skill rep that's looking into giving me RAM for my new DFI board for reviews. See you a little later, hope your still up and running.

Mike :)
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Iain Brogan Jun 10, 2005, 04:54am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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No problem at all, Mike.

As per my email last night (not sure whether you got it yet) the system is completely stable at the moment :D I'm going away for the weekend straight after work tonight so hopefully we can catch up Sunday or Monday and try to nail what was causing the issue - I'm dying to hear your theory! :D

Cheers,

Iain

Ray Logan Jun 10, 2005, 09:05am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Does the setting from the SLI FAQ affect my network connection. My modem dial up would not all of the sudden. Initially I was able to get connection, and make update my Serv Pack 2. I installed Norton AV that came with with ASUS A8N SLI DEx Support CD and Zone Alarm. After uninstalling those two software, I tried going online again (dial up) it would not connect me. I can hear the connection with a regular phone.

Any solution?

Thanks

Aino Toonder Jun 10, 2005, 04:20pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hello :)

I want to try NVIDIA's nTune. When I start it up I get the following warning:

Warning: Your PCI clock is currently set to track the HT bus. If you adjust the clock for the HT bus, the PCI clock will change as well. Please consult your motherboard manual bla bla bla before proceeding...

Well read the manual several times, but I still don't know how to change this in BIOS. Anyone any idea?

:D

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Edited: Jun 10, 2005, 04:52pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Asus A8n Sli Deluxe (Bios 10-11)
Amd 3000+ Winchester (FSB 300x8 @ 2.4ghz) Evo 33 HSF
Tagan 480w Silent PSU
Thermal Take Armour (4xCase Fans + Modded Roof)
Cosair 1024 TwinXms Ram 3200C2PT (2x512) 2.5 5-3-10 T1 @200.9mhz
Enermax Display
MSI Gforce 6600Gt (575mhz 1.12ghz)
DMaxtor 10 Sata 160Gb x2 (Raid 0)
LG Burner 4136B
Asus 16x DVD
Cpu 1.5v Ram 2.8v
CPU Temp (Idle@31oC Full@44oC)

In the bios under jumper setttings it lets you lock the Pci to 33mhz or 66mhz. Lock it to 33mhz
and it will be fine. Its just at the moment the default setting is to lock it to the HT bus.

Mark McCaffer Jun 10, 2005, 06:43pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have a MadDog PSU Unit with 500w ATX 2.03 Compatible. Will this suffice for this MB?

4Qman Jun 10, 2005, 08:23pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Asus A8n Sli Deluxe (Bios 10-11)
Amd 3000+ Winchester (FSB 250x9 @ 2.25ghz) Evo 33 HSF
Tagan 480w Silent PSU
Thermal Take Armour (4xCase Fans + Modded Roof)
Cosair 1024 TwinXms Ram 3200C2PT (2x512) 2.5 3-3-6 T1 @204mhz
Enermax Display
MSI Gforce 6600Gt (575mhz 1.12ghz)
DMaxtor 10 Sata 160Gb x2 (Raid 0)
LG Burner 4136B
Asus 16x DVD
Cpu 1.5v Ram 2.8v
CPU Temp (Idle@31oC Full@44oC)

By the book that PSU Should be good enough to run 6800gt in SLI. Ive not got any experience
whith that brand of PSU so i couldnt recommend it. However it should be fine.

Merc Jun 10, 2005, 09:26pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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MArk-
Spec wise it should be fine.

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
Nishant Singh Jun 11, 2005, 04:13am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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hey thanks merc for the reply. but tha`ts exactly how my bios is setup. and in that case i shoudn`t have had that prooblem with the pata hard disk not booting up. but i did.. hmm.. so i though there must be posibly some other reason ?? my bios version is 1011.
hmm man the local asus dealer here don't know anything about the free chipset fan replacement thingy.. what do i do??
and plus international shipping is proving to be costly even for a small damn fan!!
i haven`t got hold of any 4 cm fans here plus haven`t got any northbridge coolers either... man i`m stuck. if the fan dies i don`t know what to do..
i did read the post on page 147 but no use for me..
btw would a pasive northbrigde coooler do the trick for me?? as my 6600 gt isn`t very huge in size anyways..
and plus would i need to apply thermal paste if i do get a hold of a pssive cooler??


Merc Jun 11, 2005, 07:35am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Nishant-
OK just as long as you are sure that there are two distinct and different settings to make in boot order. The chpset fan thing is, I believe, only available when you call the Asus tech support line. I haven't used the service so I am only pasing on others info. Maybe someone can chime in here and give the details. Also, several folks have used the Zalman passive heatsink with satisfactory results. I would use a nonconductive thermal compound for sure (AS has one).

On the 1011 BIOS thing. Are your voltages stoill at 1.5 on VCore? Mine started out there and I couldn't get thm to move. Then I had a massive system failure when I was O/Cing my GPUs for Far Cry. Caused the DMI to empty out! Uponthe nexyreboot the System installed all my hardware again and registered it in DMI and made me re-regoster windows! Bizarre. Now, however, my VCore voltages are back at 1.6 in auto mode and I can set them as I please. I am not real smart on O/Cing the CPU and RAM and generally avoid it except with the Asus Ai Booster set to 103% or something, bit I do understand the basics and this was a strange set of ciurcumstances. I was going to go back to 1008 and stay there as I was happy with that version but things are now stable w/ 1011. Anyone have a clue what occurred here?

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
Nishant Singh Jun 11, 2005, 09:30am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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hmm ya i guess i`ll call up asus on monday then... hopefully they should know something....
there were a few passive coolers available but they were of pretty cheap quality so i didn`t bother giving em a second look. and zalman, coolermaster ain`t available here either....
i don`t wanna overclock until i get everything right with my hardware... hmm..
thanks for the help..

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Edited: Jun 11, 2005, 10:03pm EDT

 
>> i just got a new system and it doesnt start.
i just baught the asus a8nsli deluxe, xfx 6600gt, 1G 2x512 corsair memory, western digital raptor 10000 rpm 74 gigabyte sata, and an amd 64bit 3700 939 socket. i installed everything and found out the power supply i had was a 20 pin not a 24 pin so i went and baught a 500w ultra xconnect that came with a 24 pin and i installed it. after the install i went to turn on the computer all excited when the fans, leds, cdroms, mother board and the hard drive powered up a but i got no video feed my optical mouse also had no power can anyone help me what can this be????

Brad Streng Jun 11, 2005, 11:15pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I am having problems getting SLI to work on my A8N. I have the delux version. I am running a AMD FX 4000 (San Diego core) in a Spiral Galaxies case with a Seasonic S12 power supply (500w). *I know that is not one of the PSUs you have listed, unfortunately I did not come across this faq until I began researching my problem which was after all my purchases. I am also running (well trying to run) 2 Chaintech GF 6800 apogee SLI ready GPUs. I have followed your walkthrough from the original post to the letter and no luck so far. I have also tried:

Installing both 6800s at the same time with the SLI chip on the mobo set to dual (with all previous drivers removed). This results in the first card being detected, drivers installed, the second card being detected, driver install starts, screen blacksout during driver install, monitor loses signal, and PC needs restarted. Once restarted, the first GPU is already detected, the second comes up as new hardware, driver install fails, monitor blacksout... rinse and repeat, an endless cycle of failure.

I have also tried setting up the system with one GPU and mobo chip set to single. This install works fine. Then I power down the system and flip the mobo chip to dual and install the second gpu... PC is powered back on with same results as first scenerio, card detected (as GF6800), almost immediatly it tries to load drivers, monitor feed fails... another endless cycle of failure.

I then got creative and ran in safe mode between first card install and second. This allowed me to install the drivers for the second 6800. It would not let me go into nvidia properties (disabled in safe mode) to select sli. Reboot system and system locks up during windows splash screen.

I also tried going back to scenerio #2 and entering the nvidia properties as quickly as possible before 2nd GPU driver install causes system crash (this took several tries, but I was finally speedy enough) unfortunately, without the second being detected, the option is not available, and about 2 seconds later... crash.

I also tried installing both cards without goldfinger bridge just because I had run out of ideas, however, that was just a waste of time. System locks up on second card with or without bridge present.

Now this is the first time I have actually had money to upgrade a system in about the past 5 years and I was very excited at the prospect of returning to after work FPS bouts. My wife even bought all the components for me as a Father's Day present (to the tune of $2,000 counting the case lights etc). Now instead of having a monster gaming system, I have a monster headache :( anything you could suggest would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks much!

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Brad Streng

>Are both BIOS's the same on the video cards?
>Turn the power supply off, wait for the onboard green LED to go out, then remove your battery and set the CLRTC RAM jumper from pin 1 and 2 to pin 2 and 3 for 10 seconds then do the reverse.
>When you install the drivers for the first card, go to display properties and make sure the extended monitor checkbox is unchecked before you install the drivers for the second card.
>Try swapping your cards, but when you do clear the CLRTC RAM.
>Do not use the windows wizard to install your drivers. Use the driver software itself.
>Make sure your VID cable is in the left DVI when facing the back of the tower.
>Try using a different monitor if you have one.

I have another 20 suggestions for you, but this will do for now.

Mike :)

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Aino Toonder

You can stop this message by going in your BIOS and setting your clock speed to MANUAL> and setting the >PCI Clock Sychronization Mode to 33.33 MHz or Auto and advancing your clock speed to 201 MHz, or just close the message everytime it comes up, you can still proceed. The difference will be a PCI clock frequency like 19 or 20 MHz instead of 33.33 MHz and different bus speeds (varies).

Mike :)


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Edited: Jun 12, 2005, 12:52am EDT

 
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leandro pina

>Is your 4 pin ATX connected at the top left corner of the CPU?
>Do you have speakers connected?
>Do you get any kind of beeping?
>All other cables, connectors, RAM, Video cards installed and snug?
>What are the lights on the front of the tower doing?
>Is the floppy light on at all times? HD? Etc.
>Turn the power supply off, remove your battery the clear the CLRTC RAM, then do the reverse. Try again after this.
>Try removing all devices, especially USB (Use standard keyboard and mouse. Don't remove fans, 1 Video card, 1 stick of RAM in B1, and then boot to get something on screen.

Mike :)


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Iain Brogan

Ready for MSN?

Mike :)

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Ray Logan

Are you still having trouble with your dial-up?

Mike :)


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