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Barry Lyons Jul 12, 2005, 06:44pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
I just recently purchased the ASUS A8N-SLI DLX everything is installed fine and seems to be running to par. The exception is when I plug in my LAN cable for internet everything is enabled that should be but nothing happens. It would seem as though my internet isn't working. I tried other computers in my house and they all seemed to work fine on the internet. There is no message saying network cable unplugged or the sort. Would it happen to be a problem with conflicting LAN ports?

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Nicholas Fraser Jul 12, 2005, 08:58pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Sometimes I found that with the onboard lan it sometimes does not connect to the modem/router you may have to unplug your router and plug it back in for it to do a cold restart so it detects you computer but if you do not have a router I cannot help cause since I have had my cable broadband connection I have always used a router.

I couldnt be bothered with the hassle so I put my lan card back in now it detects the card and connects properly all the time and I just disabled all the onboard lan crap I have never used on board lan but thought I would give it a try and didnt like it hehe.

If you had a lan card before shove that in your new machine.

Merc Jul 12, 2005, 09:52pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Barry-
There are 2 LANs and therefore two ports, make sure you are plugged into the right one, obvious I know but you didn't say if you had tried this or not. Also make sure the one you are using is enabled in BIOS. Having both enabled shouldn't be a problem but I'd turn off the one I am not using anyways.

Go into device manager and make sure that you see your LAN listed under network adapters and double click on it. AT the bottom make sure it is enabled. You can troubleshoot there too if you want. Go into network connections and see if the it is listed and if so click on it and work from that end. Main thing is to get it active and communicating with your network.

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
G. Tfer Jul 14, 2005, 02:20am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Merc Jul 14, 2005, 09:45am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
G.
1. You can search via google by typing in subject and forum as follows (using ntune as object of interest) :

ntune site:http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/38623

2. That setup looks fine to me.

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
Lam Thomas Jul 14, 2005, 12:02pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Mark Schell:

I had reinstalled everything, I got a lot of troubles on USB devices

now I had

1. Logitech Cordless MX Duo (Mouse MX700+Keyboard)
2. Zoomtel 2985 USB Modem
3. Lexar Card reader
4. Dell x50v PocketPC
5. USB 2.0 Hub with Power supply (nothing now)

Now it is ok, but when I add my USB devices into USB 2.0 Hub, after the reboot, all USB port became failure in BIOS boot, even can't detect my keyboard and mouse

I shutdown PSU, unplug the power cord, and then plug back my USB Keyboard and Mouse, it had around 10 times blue screen reboot.

After I plug, unplug, trail and error, it can boot into windows now. So what is the problem?

I am getting rid of this motherboard on USB support.
but when I add these devices in

Lam Thomas Jul 14, 2005, 12:04pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Mark Schell:

I had reinstalled everything, I got a lot of troubles on USB devices

now I had

1. Logitech Cordless MX Duo (Mouse MX700+Keyboard)
2. Zoomtel 2985 USB Modem
3. Lexar Card reader
4. Dell x50v PocketPC
5. USB 2.0 Hub with Power supply (nothing now)

Now it is ok, but when I add my USB devices into USB 2.0 Hub, after the reboot, all USB port became failure in BIOS boot, even can't detect my keyboard and mouse

I shutdown PSU, unplug the power cord, and then plug back my USB Keyboard and Mouse, it had around 10 times blue screen reboot.

After I plug, unplug, trail and error, it can boot into windows now. So what is the problem?

I am getting rid of this motherboard on USB support.
but when I add these devices in

Lam Thomas Jul 14, 2005, 12:11pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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My Config now:

ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
Corsair TWINX2048-3200C2 (2.5-3-3-6) 2 x 1GB
Hitachi 160GB SATA Harddisk
ASUS X800 256MB PCI-E VIVO
Benq 1640 DVDRW
Plextor 716A DVDRW
SB Audigy2 Sound Card
Antec TP2-550 EPS12V PSU

AthlonXpert Jul 14, 2005, 02:18pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Dual Core BIOS
I noticed a couple of posts where people were mentioning strange effects or readings when running and X2.

I think I saw one that said that they were running BIOS Rev. 1008.

You have to make sure that you have at least BIOS Rev. 1010 for a dual core chip to work properly.

You can get this by going to the ASUS site and down loading it.
Try this link: http://www.asus.com.tw/support/download/item.aspx?ModelName=A8...ype=Latest[/url]

The latest non-Beta Bios is 1011, I've had it for a few weeks and have not had any adverse effects

Merc Jul 14, 2005, 06:10pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 15, 2005, 08:19am EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Athlonexpert-
Those folks had the A8N SLI straight (as in not deluxe) version and that BIOS is only up to 1008 at this time (1010 Beta available) and it supports the latest CPU's, unlike the Deluxe 1008 BIOS.

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
Marvin Man Jul 14, 2005, 11:47pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Hey, everybody. Thanks for all your help so far.

This may be a stupid question, but I need to have my fears of accidentally purchasing an incompatible video card alleivated - I was reading the ASUS SLI certified list, and a couple of things popped into my head:

1: Stupid: Are these the only pairs of cards that will work with this motherboard?

Bonus Question: Do I have reason to be paranoid for not picking a single card on the list? I wish to experience the magic of SLI later, but not right now, as I don't have the finances.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Merc Jul 15, 2005, 08:27am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Marvin-
I hope that list isn't complete as my two 6800GT's (XFX) aren't listed and therefore shouldn't have been doing SLI for the past few months. LOL. I would guess that those are the cards that Asus has actually tested but the list is far from complete. As long as your card is certified by Nvidia you will be OK. Plus, they (Nvidia) are addressing the whole "identical BIOS" issue so you shouldn't even have to worry about that when you do go SLI.

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
Michael Fairchild Jul 15, 2005, 07:12pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I got my ASUS-SLI Deluxe mother board set up with 1gb of ram, 2 80gb SATA HDs, 1 40gb IDE HD, a DVD-Re writer, AMD 3000+cpu and 1 Nivida 6800 GPU. It worked for about at day then when I was online the box just crashed. I tryed the ctrl+alt+del and nothing happned. so I restarted the computer, it passed POST but when it started to load Windows XP home it crashed again. I tryed again, no luck. So I re-installed windows xp home, and it froze while installing. I tryed again, no luck. So I tryed windows xp pro 64x, no luck: it also froze during install. So I formated my HD, but still no luck.

I have not updated BIOS yet, I was about to but then the box crashed. Everything was working on it... it was running smoothy but then it crashed.

I ran Nortan Internet Security 2005 at boot to see if I had a virus, but It said I didn't.

Does anyone think they can help?

Any idea as to what is wrong?

Merc Jul 15, 2005, 09:28pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Michael-
What are your specs? Specifically your power supply unit (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
Michael Fairchild Jul 15, 2005, 11:21pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Power: Antec TruePower 2.0 430watt Atx12v v2.0
DVD: Pioneer DVR-109
Motherboard: asus SLI delux
GPU: Leadtek Winfast GeForce 6800 LE
Memory: Kingston KVR400x64c3a/512 (2x 512 sticks in dual channel)
IDE:White Label Magnetic Data Tech 40 GB Hard Drive 7200RPM OEM
SATA: 2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST380013AS 80GB SATA Hard Drive


And that should be everything you need to know. if not, just ask. I know they arn't the best parts, but they were what I could afford at the time.


Merc Jul 16, 2005, 07:40am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Michael-
Actually I need to know two more things:
1. What BIOS are you currently running?
2. Are the 2 Seagates in a RAID array? IF so what RAID controller are you using?

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
Michael Fairchild Jul 16, 2005, 01:57pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I got it to work. All I had to do was re-set my bios to the defult settings.

Why didn't I think of that before?


Starfire Jul 17, 2005, 04:54am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 17, 2005, 11:48am EDT

 
>> Some Possible Solutions for the Common Problems That Keep Appearing with the Asus SLi Deluxe
I have my profiled system running stable... the only crashing I get now is when I try ridiculous OC values or have things set wrong in BIOS.

1) Bios 1008 or more is a must...I use 1011 with no problems.
2) If you have an Creative AUDIGY Soundcard, DO NOT INSTALL IT until you're system is stable. After u install it, go to the Creative Website and find the utility download that 'fixes the autorun problem' I believe the file is called DDINSUPD.exe. I was having all kinds of corrupt drivers, bad installs, etc, until I ran this.
3) Needless to say, a bunch of stability issues disappeared when I went to a Silverstone PS with 650W output capability.....
4) If you use one graphics card, the BIOS setting 'PCI Buss to' set to AUTO, 33Mhz, or To-CPU works for all OC I tried, but with 2 Graphics cards...it HAS to be set to 33Mhz, or you will clock the PCi-X buss to ridiculous values...resulting in blue vertical lines on your display, a rebooting system, and a corrupt BIOS.
5). A video display that half works with the other half of the display jagged lines during a game or application is an incorrect setting of the vertical sync for the video card, or a display mode that your monitor doesn't support.
6) When you enable SLI dual graphics mode, you first need to have both cards using the same drivers, etc....when you load the drivers, they will load twice, once for each card. If this doesnt happen, a setting or switch, or other graphics card-related failure has occured. You will still boot, etc, but you wont see the second graphics card. Some hardware causes are: One card not seated, or the top of the card (in the case of a big card like the Winfast Ultra 6800 TDH) shorting out against the PCI card that is installed next to it (if you have a PCI card installed.) etc....or not enough power to one or the other of the cards.
7) If the system randomly hangs devices, has big delays, etc, mouse freezes every couple of minutes, etc, you can go to the Systems Option in control panel (windows XP) select' Advanced' and 'Performance Options' and enter the Advanced Tab. Set processor scheduling for Programs, but SET MEMORY USAGE FOR SYSTEM CACHE....this option will definitley help if you have enough memory. I don't know if 1Gb is enough, 2GB should be. Note this is a non-default setting in windows. Also in the Visual Effects Tab set for Best Performance.
8) I have 2 WD Raptors, I use a small (512~1024 Mb Paging file system on each HD's.) Also, I have my specialty drive (I use for all kinds of Audio stuff that streams) formatted with 64K cluster sizes which considerably imrpoves that disk's performance (at the expense of less efficient space usage and more frequent defragging of the disk)
9) Speaking of defragging, lots of slow, unresponsive behavior can be caused by badly fragmented disks....check even if you just installed everything and the disks are new.....no telling what set-up programs that install large files do to the file system on the disk, no telling what Windows set-up does to the organization of the file system for that matter--I had to defrag 2 brand new drives right after they were set up and loaded to run.
10) Yes, you can use the onboard Audio and a soundcard together, there is not a conflict. Just make sure you dont try to use two Creative soundcards together.....I have an EMU (creative professional) the onboard Audio, and a TB soundcard all installed and available...just select what does what from the systems audio settings.
11) 4GB of Ram will work if the BIOS setting is set to 'Enable Remapping to Over 4Gb' Then the system will
create a physical address extension.....but, windows will only report 3Gb......however, the memory is there and usable, CPU-Z, Soft-Si, etc, will all report it and programs can use it. My current memory BW was 5480 using Soft-Sand.....I use 4 sticks of DDR 400 Geil Ultra memory, with memory timings set to 2.5-3-4-7
12) Ensure the memory re-map setting is disabled (?) if you use less than 4GB of mem......I'm not sure and in fact it might help to remap even with smaller memory sizes.......BTW if this setting is disabled Windows won't boot with over 2Gb of Ram if you run the whole POST Memory test.....if enabled, won't boot with over 3Gb of Ram if run the long memory test....it will just reboot when it reaches the memory limit that conflicts with I/O memory space..
13) Run Soft-Sandra Performance tuning and turn off all the Windows System Services that it says aren't necessary. They aren't. Can access startup and services menus by running 'msconfig' in the Start -Run box/
14) My settings: CPU ext freq 220, multiplier 13, HT X 5 with memory set for 440 DDR so the FSB speed is 1100Mhz, CPU 2860 Mhz, and I set the PCI-Express Buss using N-tune for a Pci-X buss speed of 2800Mhz....the best I have stably acheived is 2930 CPU, 440DDR Memory speed 1150MhZ FSB, and 3100 Mhz PCI-X buss......temperature doesnt seem to be an issue, running on air with both covers off the case.

I still have some investigating of this system to do. Anyone has Q's they can ask, Im an electrical engineer (but not a computer engineer, Im wireless/RF) Good luck all...BTW, does everyone just love where ASUS put the battery and the RTC jumper?? Especially since most over-clock crashes have to have the BIOS restored by clearing the NV......


15) New addition....when I installed the 2nd SLi card, a 6800 TDH Leadtek, and enabled SLi mode, the drivers reserved 256 Mb of SYSTEM memory for each card.....this is 500Mb of System Ram taken by running two of these cards...so if you have a small Ram memory there could be problems, OR.....the reserved memory will over-run the memory space of some other device in the system, and you will get all kinds of fatal errors, crashes, etc.....because of the memory conflict. It wasnt reserving the memory space when I only had one card installed....I havent checked with two cards in single-GPU rendering mode though.

Asus A8N-Sli Deluxe Mobo
AMD FX-55 CPU
Geil Ultra DDR400 4X1GB Ram
2X Leadtek 6800 TDH PCi-EX Graphics Card
Silverstone Zeus 650W PS
2X WD Raptor 36 GB 10,000 RPM SATA HDD (non-raid)
Sony DVD-ROM
Sony CD-RW
EMU-1212m DSP Soundcard
Will Green Jul 17, 2005, 09:24am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Hi, I hane an Asus A8N-SLI mobo and I can`t install any PCI cards. When the cards are installed windows does not show up with new hardware when powered up. I email Asus tech support and they suggested that my psu is not good enough. Other than the pci problem my system runs fine apart from the onboard lan not working tho. I think I am going to have to rma this board after 3 months of using it.

Thanks for any help.

System
WinXP home
A8N-Sli
Athlon 64-3000 (winchester)
Seagate 200Gb sata
Geforce GT
1024Mb Ocz dual channel mem
Aopen 350w Atx2.0 Psu

+3.3V - 22A
+5V - 21A
+12V1 - 10A
+12V2 - 15A

Billy Langston Jul 17, 2005, 10:49am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Good Morning,

I was wondering if anyone had tried out the new NForce drivers from Nvidia--- 6.66. I try not to DL anything too new without at least someone piping up on here first :)



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