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Sent Rod Jul 05, 2005, 03:36am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
I solved my problems hehe, PnP OS wasn't set correctly :(

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Merc Jul 05, 2005, 09:05am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Ron -
Run Asus Probe and record the voltages while running a game that causes the system to freeze. Look to see if there are some big power dips just before the freeze up.

Merc
Modified Lian Li PC 7077A
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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
Afrow UK Jul 05, 2005, 12:25pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
1008 is the latest stable release for A8N-SLI and 1011 for A8N-SLI Deluxe.

-Stu

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Ron Reicher Jul 05, 2005, 12:39pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Merc,

In Windows, the 12V is 11.776V. When playing games, it goes to 11.1V... then it freezes...

Ron

Phincane Jul 05, 2005, 04:56pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Ron,

You need to upgrade your power supply!

Check the first page of this thread and you will find some of Sander's recommendations re: Power supplies.

You need one that supplies 18A on the 12v line.

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Edited: Jul 05, 2005, 05:14pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Ron-
I think you found your problem. 11.1 is still within spec., barely, (10.8 volts is minimum) but I don't think that your system is hacking the voltage dropoff. You may want to consider getting a different PSU.

Figure that the minimum PSU for your system would be around 400 or so watts (you can check that at http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/Power_Supply_Calculator.php?cmd=AMD) and yours is 480 MAX which means it likes to rumble along at 350-400 watts. You're running along right at the edge of its max performance all the time. Add a little extra summer heat in there and things start failing. Just a guess on my part, though. It would be good if you could borrow a PC P&C 510, or something equivalent, and see if that fixes the problem before you spend anymore cash.

edit: I checked on Thermaltake PSU's and that unit actually peaks at 550watts. It should be hacking it in your setup.

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
Ron Reicher Jul 05, 2005, 11:35pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Hi Merc. Thanks for your answers...

But I dont know anyone here in Brazil that has a better PSU than mine... My PSU is 20pin. Do you think that is a problem?
As I said before, I've never had problems in windows/applications.. Just in games...
I thought the problem was the chipset cooler and I bought the Chipset Cooler Thermaltake Extreme Spirit A1899.

This is exactly what's connected on my computer:

A8N-SLI DLX
Athlon 64 3700+ 2200MHz
MSI R850 (x850XT VIVO)
Thermaltake Silent PurePower 480W
4 x 512 Single Sided DDR 400 Kingston
2 x WD Raptor Raid0 on Silicon
2 x Seagate 300Gb JBOD on Silicon
2 x 80x80 cooler.
4 x HD Cooler


USB Devices:
1 x Epson Stylus Photo R200
1 x HP Scanjet 5590
1 x Logitech Quickcam Orbit
1 x Microsoft Wireless Desktop 2.0
1 x Sony Ericsson Sync Station

Do you really think it's my PSU? Don't you have any other sugestions?? Cause it's gonna be really hard to get a new PSU from USA.

Thanks again!

Merc Jul 06, 2005, 08:36am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 06, 2005, 08:47am EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Ron -
Like I said, I am just guessing so no, I am not sure it is the PSU, but if I were you I'd suspect that. The Thermaltake has 18 amps on a single 12v rail with a max. of 480 watts (550peak) from what I could find. Your system can probably make that thing operate at max. very easily. Remember, the maximimum number is for a limited time of operation, say 30 minutes or so. Your PSU is probably most comfortable running at around 300-380 watts.

What i would do is remove as much equipment as possible and then run it hard for a couple of days. If you don't see any failures then you can be pretty sure that the PSU is the culprit. Could you possibly remove the two 300GB Seagates hard drives and the hard drive coolers? Just unplug them (both power and data) and see if you can get the stability you desire. If that fixes the problem then you'll know for sure your PSU is not up to that load.

What you can then do is move those two hard drives to an external enclosure that utilizes an independent power source(i.e plugs into the wall directly) and connect them via the SATA external connection port that comes with your mobo. I have used it and there is absolutely no speed loss. That way you can keep your hard drives, eliminate a significant power load without sacrificing any performance and decrease the heat load in your case all at the same time. You'll also be able to keep a good PSU.

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
Johnny Andersen Jul 06, 2005, 10:45am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
I'm using a Asus Extreme N6800GT on my A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard. I haven't had any problems with the config, but I am thinking about using a Zalman cooler for the 6800GT and a zalman passive heatsink for the motherboard.

Have anyone tried this config? any problems?

Btw... Asus Smartdoctor does not give me all the options, like fancontrol etc.. has anyone installed the latest smartdoctor and actually had access to all the features?

Here's how my version looks:
http://www.andedammen.dk/images/Asus_SmartDoctor_2.gif

Btw...the 4.71 shows up as 4.70 in the about:
http://www.andedammen.dk/images/Asus_SmartDoctor_3.gif

steel kane Jul 06, 2005, 01:36pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
I have the zalman passive heatsink for the chipset and it was getting hot so I had to add a 40mm fan, so far it works nice. whenever you mod your computer in anyway you really wont know if it works intill you try it, this is how you learn, your the builder, make it yours and do it the way you have it pictured.

Merc Jul 06, 2005, 02:10pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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The only problem I have with the Zalman VGA cooler is that it doesn't dump the hot GPU air outside of the case like the Arctic Cooling NV5. NV5 drops not only the GPU temp but the overall case temp.

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
Dan O Jul 06, 2005, 02:24pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> BIOS Setup
Quoted from page 1 of FAQ...

"JumperFree Configuration

- Overclock Profile : Manual
- CPU Frequency : 200.0
- PCI Express Clock : 100MHz
- DDR Voltage : 2.70v
- CPU Multiplier : Auto
- CPU Voltage : Auto
- PCI Clock Sync : 33.33MHz"

Ok, my question is this... What is the advantage of choosing these custom settings over the auto or standard modes? (2.7v, etc) Also, I am interested in overclocking my 4000+ San Diego around the area of 200 MHZ to make it more compareable to an FX-55. I've never overclocked my system before but am very interested in doing so, any / all advice would be appreciated in this matter. Also, is there a danger of burning out my processor faster from doing this?

As a reference here are the specs for the system that I am in the final stages of building.

AMD 64 4000+ San Diego Core
2gb Corsair XMS Twin 2048-3200C2 (I hear Corsair isn't the best for OC'ing)
2 Raptor's 10krpm - raid 0 config
GeForce 7800 GTX
Asus A8N SLI Del. mobo
OCZ Powerstream 600W
Thermaltake Tsunami Dream Case
Zalman 7000B Cu-LED

Thanks again.

steel kane Jul 07, 2005, 05:02am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Dan O- if you have any plans on getting another video card for the SLI, try and buy a better powersupply now so you dont have to later, a strong one with two 6pin video connections.also G-Skill works good in this board.

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Edited: Jul 07, 2005, 05:51am EDT

 
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Hey DanO,

I am wrapping up a similar build:

A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD 64 4000+
2GB Crucial Balistix Tracer
GeForce 6800GT x2
Raptor 74GB SATA x2
Enermax 600W Noistaker SLI PSU
CoolerMaster Stacker case w/ Aquagate CPU and Graphics cooler

However, to my point, I think you may run into some issues trying to overclock your 4000. This is basically an FX53 chip that is not overclockable. You should have spent the extra 150 bucks for the FX53 if you wanted to overclock the chip. Good luck though, you sure do have the right mobo, isn't that puppy nice? I like it.

Anyway I sure am glad I found this forum, lots of good stuff here.

PS. yes you can fry your chip!



4Qman Jul 07, 2005, 09:00am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Best Ram For Asus A8n SLi Deluxe

Im looking for the Best Ram for this board, Im looking to Overclock.

Has anyone used this Ram, Geil PC4000.


Marvin Man Jul 07, 2005, 08:40pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi, everyone. I just got my board back from the shop and it checks out fine. Everything works except for the graphics card, which has jumbled up the screen in a mess of ASCII. Once again, it is an MSI NX6600GT, and it's spitting out incomplete graphics (instead of one half of the screen, no second video card and it's not set to Dual Video Cards) and I can't read the BIOS when it boots up. Any leads?

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>> Built my system, but with one problem
Hi again all, I finally got all the parts and built my system. It booted up np the first try but I have some funky voltages. I haven't got a response on my PSU forums so I figured I'd post here as well to see if any of you had an idea of what my problem here is.

Hi,

I just finished building my new system, and thankfully it booted up np the first try. However, I did notice that on the back of my PSU two of my lights are yellow and the other is red. Now, I decided to check the voltages in my BIOS and I had found that the 12v and 5v rails seemed to be about right on... but... the 3v rail was running at 2.44... I decided to tweak the voltages slightly on the 12 and 5 and got them to be right on using the dials in the back but no matter what direction I turn the 3v rail it does not update in my bios. Also, all of the lights are still not green.

Maybe this is a stupid question but what am I doing wrong? I've limited use of my system to very short time frames because I am worried about damaging components from the wrong voltage ratings. I also tried plugging the system in at two seperate rooms to see if it was the wall jack. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.

Dan




OCZ part number:-OCZ-600ADJ
Module size and kit size:-2x1024
CPU model and rated speed:-AMD 4000+ San Diego
Overclocked CPU speed:-na
Divider and FSB used:-
Motherboard and revision:-ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
Motherboard Bios rev:-1008
Video card:-Geforce 7800GTX
Power supply:-OCZ Powerstream 600W
Operating System:-XP
CPU and System Cooling:-Zalman 6000
CPU and System temps:-low 30's CPU
Purchased at/on:-Newegg
Country:-USA



Ok, I have an update on my voltage situation. I pulled out my handy DMM and started to measure some voltages becuase I questioned the accuracy of the mobo readings. So... the 12V rail was exactly that, 12 volts. Now, the 5v was a tad off so I adjusted it to 5 even as well. Finally, after measuring the 3.3v rail (using orange wire of ATX and ground) I found that it was 2.54V. Again, no matter what direction I turned my dial to adjust the voltage, it didn't budge.

Just for a quick sanity check I used the Blue "P4" (not the P4+ but according to the label they are the same) connector in for the 12v atx slot. I used the ATX in the mobo obviously and the "E" plug for a total of 24 pins into the power slot.

|----20ATX----||-4E-| <-- so it looks like this.

I'm pretty sure everything is hooked up right, I'm lost as to why this is happening. Again, thanks in advance for any tips.

Dan

Ruffino T Jul 08, 2005, 04:58am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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this is my first time building a pc, and I need a little help. I am buying everything from Newegg and i dont know if everything matches up.

If I decide to go cheap will this work..

A8N-SLI Deluxe ATX
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice Socket 939 Process Type 90 nm
SILVERSTONE ZEUS ATX 12v 650w psu
1 CORSAIR XMS 512MB DDR 400 (PC 3200)
1 MSI Geforce 6600GT 128 mb PCIe
1 Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 8 Hard Drive 40GB Cache 2MB RPM 7200 IDE Ultra ATA133

i just want to know if the Maxtor hard drive shown will work on this system because i got it from my other computer. And do i need 2 of them? And if their is enough power in the CPU and Memory to run the Silverstone Zeus 650w psu.

And If i decide to get a better CPU will this work..

A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego Socket 939 Process Type 90 nm
SILVERSTONE ZEUS ATX 12v 650w psu
1 CORSAIR XMS 512MB DDR 400 (PC 3200)
1 MSI Geforce 6600GT 128 mb PCIe
1 Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 8 Hard Drive 40GB Cache 2MB RPM 7200 IDE Ultra ATA133

my question for this setup is the same for the hard drive question from the cheap setup. I know its enough CPU power to drive the SILVERSTONE ZEUS psu, but will 1CORSAIR XMS 512MB be enough for the CPU to even turn on?












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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Dan O-
Could there be a short in one of the devices being fed by the 3v bus?

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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Ruffino-
The CPU doesn't drive the PSU (power supply unit) and the RAM doesn't turn on the CPU. Think of it like this:
You're cooking a big meal. The Hard Drive is the kitchen cabinets and refrigerator where you store all the ingredients for the long term. The RAM is the the kitchen counter-tops where you put the ingredients that you have pulled out of the cabinets and have mixed them together. Your CPU is the stove where everything gets processed.

The more cabinets you have the more ingredients you can store long term. The more counter-top space you have, the more ingredients you can be mixing and have waiting right by the stove for processing and the bigger the stove, the more processing you can have going on at the same time.

The PSU is what runs all this stuff. If the cabinets, counter-tops and stove all run on electricity then the bigger they are the more power they draw.

As for your parts, I'd ditch the Maxtor Drive and get a Western Digital. Maxtors aand the A8N just don't seem to get along. I'd also get at least 1GB of RAM in 2 x 512 MB sticks (or DIMMS). Your PSU is great.

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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