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Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Jun 12, 2005, 01:21am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Merc

Anyone have a clue what occurred here?
>Overclocking comes with a price! I can't count how many times I had to reformat, repair, CLRTC RAM etc, for the resultant; data corruption.

Mike :)

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Brad Streng

>Are both BIOS's the same on the video cards?

I am thinking they are, their serial numbers are only 19 digits apart.... how do I check?

>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.

Trying that now :)

>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.

Didn't see that option in nvidia display settings, looked for checkbox several times...

>Try swapping your cards, but when you do clear the CLRTC RAM.

Will give that a whirl after clearing the jumper

>Do not use the windows wizard to install your drivers. Use the driver software itself.

Will do

>Make sure your VID cable is in the left DVI when facing the back of the tower.

Each card has a DVI and a VGA plug. The DVI is on the right if looking at the back of the tower. Should I be using DVI instead of VGA? If so, will using a VGA to DVI adapter work? My monitor (Westinghouse 17" LCD) does not support DVI.

>Try using a different monitor if you have one.

Have tried the aforementioned LCD and an NEC 17" CRT

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

Hope I dont need to hit ya up for em :) Thanks very much for the quick response :)


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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Brad Streng

I am thinking they are, their serial numbers are only 19 digits apart.... how do I check?
>Sticker on the back of the cards (Will say BIOS REV #) or have a driver in place and put each card in one at a time, and look in the Display Properties>Settings Tab>Advance Button>Your video card Tab>should be right there.

>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.

Trying that now

>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.

Didn't see that option in nvidia display settings, looked for checkbox several times...
>Display Properties>Settings Tab. YOu should have one monitor highlighted blue and the other greyed out or not there at all.

>Try swapping your cards, but when you do clear the CLRTC RAM.

Will give that a whirl after clearing the jumper

>Do not use the windows wizard to install your drivers. Use the driver software itself.

Will do

>Make sure your VID cable is in the left DVI when facing the back of the tower.

Each card has a DVI and a VGA plug. The DVI is on the right if looking at the back of the tower. Should I be using DVI instead of VGA? If so, will using a VGA to DVI adapter work? My monitor (Westinghouse 17" LCD) does not support DVI.
>Connector on the left, whatever it takes!

>Try using a different monitor if you have one.

Have tried the aforementioned LCD and an NEC 17" CRT

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

Hope I dont need to hit ya up for em Thanks very much for the quick response
>No problem

Mike :)


Ray Logan Jun 12, 2005, 02:27am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Yes Mike, I'm still hearing the hissing of the modem but no connections to the net. I see that I'm getting the same connection speed, 50.6Kbps, same speed on my other computer.

Things are about to get more complicated because our SBC DSL kit and my Linksys BEFSR41 Ethernet Cable/DSL router arrived Saturday. Both cannot be connected without an internet connection.

Thanks

Alls fine on the VGA end.

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Edited: Jun 12, 2005, 02:45am EDT

 
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Yes Mike

I'm still hearing the hissing of the modem but no connections to the net. I see that I'm getting the same connection speed, 50.6Kbps, same speed on my other computer.
>Lots of settings to check there, just go over every one of them.

Things are about to get more complicated because our SBC DSL kit and my Linksys BEFSR41 Ethernet Cable/DSL router arrived Saturday. Both cannot be connected without an internet connection.
>Why more complicated when you're going to be using Ethernet rather than dial-up?
>The phone cable plugs into the DSL modem, but the modem uses an Ethernet cable to the router and then Ethernet to the tower .

PS - Don't forget to put the filters ahead of the phones!

Alls fine on the VGA end.
>Saw that in your previous post, glad you got the right drivers in.

Mike :)



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ok... clearing cmos didn't work, neither did switching the cards. best I can tell, they are the same bios. closing windows installers and using nvidia's didn't help either. have now tried 3 monitors, same results with all.

begining to wonder if the pcie (2) slot is functional. well, actually I know it is functional to some degree, or windows wouldn't recognize that there is a new device inserted. checked the bridge, and it seems functional as well.

btw, double checked bios, it is version 1011 Final, and asus's download site is down so I don't have access to ver 1003 / 1007 mentioned in previous posts


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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Brad Streng

>What drivers are you trying to install for those cards?
>Do you have any other PCI cards in PCI Slots?

Mike :)

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I am trying to install the nvidia 71.89 detonator drivers for the cards. I have been simply clicking on the detonator.exe which then unpacks them to .... (gonna have to do some digging to find out where they are dumped to and what packages are dumped)

I have no other PCI devices installed at all

System is a8n dlx (using onboard sound and lan), fx 4000, 2gb pqi(?) pc400 ddr, 2 WD 160 sata hd's in raid 0, the seasonic PSU, and 3 120mm fans, and thats it, pretty bare bones :)

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Brad

C:\Nvidia\Win2kXP\71.89 or something like that.

Here's my unit, or what's left of it.
http://pcchill.com/Home_of_the_SUB_ZERO/index.html

Mike :)

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well, finally figured it out for now... went back to square one and installed one card with mobo chip set to single GPU so that i could get GPU bios # (which I found no problem)...

Pulled the first card and attempted to do the same with the second and bam.... massive graphical glitches before the os even loaded.....

Just to be safe, pulled card, reseated....same glitches.

Plopped in first and no glitches, repeated just to be double sure...

Guess my problem lies with a bad GPU at the moment.... time to RMA

Thanks very much for your help on this issue, and btw.... that is one bad arse machine you linked :)

PS when I RMA the bad card, it would be best if I can get em to RMA both to ensure getting same BIOS correct?

Thanks again,
Brad

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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Brad

PS when I RMA the bad card, it would be best if I can get em to RMA both to ensure getting same BIOS correct?
>You can flash the BIOS on the older video card if you get a card with a newer BIOS.
>You'll be saving on RMA shipping costs too!

Mike :)

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yeah i have everything connected and the 4 pin atx is conected as well. ill try just running it with one stick of ram and the video card to see what hapens

Issam Hamdan Jun 12, 2005, 04:15pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Has anyone used MBM5 with A8N-SLI Deluxe?
Hey Guys

Just wanted to check if anyone is using MBM5 "a tool that will display information (CPU, system, graphics card temperature and RPM) from the sensor chips on the motherboard in the system tray". I have read about MBM5 recently and it seemed much more thorough than ASUS PC Probe.

Problem is, I doubt if A8N-SLI Deluxe is supported by this tool. Could anyone here confirm whether it is or not? if not, would anyone recommend any other tool because Im not happy with the limitations on PC Probe. PC Probe seems to me to be very basic since it does not even gauge the temperature of the chipset (only its fan's RPM).

Thanx a bunch
Sam

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Hi,
Reading over this thread i feel quite lucky as i've not endured any problems with this mobo since building my pc 3 months back.
However i've always ran my single sata drive of the black silicon controller without a hitche up until now.
The a8n deluxe manual states the silicon sata ports are red and nvidias are black this isnt true in my case,is the manual wrong or is this unique to my board?
Today i tryed my hdd on the nv controller"red"since im doing a fresh install of xp.
I've turned the silicon controller off in the bios,enabled nvraid and swapped the hdd cable over to the red nv ports trying each and every one(sata 1,2,3,4)
No matter what config i try the bios won't see my raptor when attatched to the nv controller?
Firstly i thought its becouse only 1 drive is connected to the nv raid controller although im sure that i've read elsewhere that you can run a single sata of the nv controller.
I've now went back to my old config using the silicon controller(enabling silicon image controller+sata1+2,hdd connected to black sata 1,nv raid disabled)
Can anyone please shine some light on this,why wont my hdd show up when attatched to the nv controller?
Im sure i must be missing something i just don't know what it is.
Any help is much appreciated.

AMD 4000+,
A8n sli deluxe,
Corsair xms 2 gig ddr400 2x1 gig 2.5,3,3,6,
36 WD Raptor,
80 Diamondmax plus9"not yet connected to psu/mobo"
His iceq11 x850xt pe.
Fortron FSP500,
Bios 1008.

Ethereal Power Jun 13, 2005, 03:09pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hello,

I have just installed a Wireless Linksys WAG54G ADSL modem router, and managed to configure it on the Marvell LAN connection, though it does not seem to work on the nForce Controller. They virtually have the same settings and the machine gets assigned IPs from the router. I tried disableling the nForce firewall but that had no affect. Any comments anyone?

Cheers.

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Asus A8n Sli Deluxe (Bios 10-11)
Amd 3000+ Winchester + Evo 33 HSF (FSB 275x9 @ 2.5ghz)
Tagan 480w Silent PSU
Thermal Take Armour (4xCase Fans + Modded Roof)
Cosair 1024 TwinXms Ram 3200C2PT (2x512) 2.5 3-3-8 T2 @225.3mhz
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@47oC)

copy paste
uk.geocities.com/davidrobinson1983@btinternet.com/benchmark.html

Whats The Best Ram for overclocking on this Board....

Ive been reading up for the past few days and i cant find any answers which is the best ram.
im looking to get pc4000 but the OCZ voltage booster doesnt support this board. has anyone
tryed using this ram with this board or do they recommend any other.

Thanks

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Edited: Jun 13, 2005, 10:01pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Hey Mike, would any of these screencapture help in diagnosis my dial up problem?
I'm already thinking of reformatting my HD and start square one.

http://www.ghostrecon.net/fileman/users/ledanek/Pictures/Devic...anager.JPG
http://www.ghostrecon.net/fileman/users/ledanek/Pictures/Inter...ection.JPG
http://www.ghostrecon.net/fileman/users/ledanek/Pictures/Inter...on%202.JPG

As always thanks

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Jun 13, 2005, 10:16pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Rookie 1

Disable NVRAID (Black Connectors) in the BIOS and disable the SILRAID (Red Connectors). Put your Drive on NV RAID SATA 1, and then you will most likely need to reformat the drive that will now show up in the MAIN BIOS window under 1st SATA Master no RAID enabled anywhere as you do not have a RAID system.

Mike :)

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Ethereal Power

Your router will work on the NV, mine is there. Just work on your settings a little more and you'll get it. If you have the NV Firewall installed, don't disable it.

Mike :)


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