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Darren Duncan Jul 20, 2005, 01:05am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 20, 2005, 01:20am EDT

 
>> Awesome thread!!!
Sorry about the double post :(

Anyway, I've read through many of the 80 plus pages, and have pulled much info off of it, and I appreciate all the info/input.

I'm a first time builder about 5 months ago. (system below) I appologize if I have missed this if it was already posted. I have the corsair xms 2 x 512. After receintly looking at the bios I noticed that my timings were not running at the stated 2.2.2.5. I had everything at auto. Well the reason I went there in the first place, was that I made an attemp at a slight overclock. first 5% than 8%, everything still running cool. I then went back and upped the voltage to 2.75 and mannually set in the timings of 2225. I did a video test and my fps jumped up 10 fps average. 2 days later I was playing css, and it started freezing up. I went back and changed everything back to auto for the ram. My question is what should I do? Not overclock the cpu, or not mess with the ram timings? Or can I do a mild oc and still have the lower latency. Eventully I want to get dual core, and 7800gtx. But for now.


My system
amd 3500 win
a8n sli deluxe
corsair xms ddr 3200xlpro with the LEd's
2 raptors raid 0 (nvidia)
thermalrock dragon, 5 case fans ( sounds like a jet :( .
2 6600 gt's
audiology 2, didn't know anybetter

thanks again for all this great info.


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Starfire Jul 20, 2005, 02:11am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Darren,

Download the latest NVIDIA Drivers and NTUNE from NVIDIA. Then, you can select the 'Clock Page' andeset the memory bus speed, the HT multiplier, the PCI-EX Buss speed, the Graphics card memory buss and GPU Speeds......and the basic RAM timings///You can run the NVIDIA Performance Utility to optimize your settings, first, the CPU speed and Mulitplier you set in ram (But dont get very radical at first, unless you want to be clearing the NV to defaults when you crash, often this is non-recoverable if you go too far.) The settings below are an example pertinent to what I use on my system (RAM, Graphics Card, CPU) so yours will probably be different......as I said, try using the NVIDIA performance tuning utility first to get you in the ballpark....it didnt work for me on any of the NVIDIA NTUNE versions except the latest one on their website...good luck

CPU Speed 220Mhz
CPU Multiplier--X13
HT Multiplier--X5
Memory Speed--DDR 440 (FSB 1,100Mhz)
Graphics Memory--795Mhz
GPU--425 Mhz

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
Merc Jul 20, 2005, 08:45am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Loaded the 6.66 drivers last night and the "hanging at shutdown" problem disappeared. LOL.

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
Kris Newman Jul 20, 2005, 09:11am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 20, 2005, 09:13am EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Well friends, that's it for me.

I've moved all the components over to a Shuttle, and tested them out seperatly. All of them work flawlessly. More importantly, since the Shuttle is an nForce 4 board, I was able to simply move the RAID array over to the new system without changing any of the software. So, my testing was pretty well controlled.

I'm now left with only three possibilities:

1. The mobo itself is flaky/faulty - I've run this config before with a different chip on the same models of hardware, and I know it's not a design flaw in the board. It's possible that this board is just flaky.

2. The PSU is not up to snuff - highly unlikely. This would manifest itself all the time, not just after a few hours.

3. SLI is flaky on this particular board.

So, what's the solution?

Arriving today, from New Egg:

Asus A8n-SLI Premium (YAY!!! I don't have to worry about that stupid fan anymore)
2 x BFG 7800GTX
1GB (2 x 512M) OCZ Platinuim Rev 2
AMD Athlon64 X2 4400
Seasonic 600W PSU (supposedly, these are the best power supplies that no one has ever heard of :) )

Essentially, every component in my system other than the drives and the DVD are going to be replaced.

I'll be testing out the existing motherboard with the new PSU, as well as testing the existing cards in SLI on the new motherboard. I've already got someone lined up to buy my 3700 and the 2 BFG 6800Ultras. While I'm not a big fan of throwing money at a problem that I can't solve technically, I'm just about at my wit's end,. and I'd like to actually use this beast of a system sometime before it becomes obsolete. It's just time to punt on this one.

My thanks to everyone in this thread. I've gotten tons of info out of it.

Asus A8n-SLi-Premium (1005 Bios)
AMD Athlon64 X2 4400 / Zalman 7000B-CU
2x512MB OCZ Platinum Rev 2
2 x BFG 7800GTX
Seasonic S12 600 PSU
CoolerMaster Centurion
Samsung Syncmaster 930B
One damn nice Logitech headset
Rob McDougall Jul 20, 2005, 09:30am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Merc - which 6.66 drivers are you referring to?

Rob.

Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD 64/4600 X2
Corsair 2G Twinx2048-3200c2
Zalman CNPS7700-CU RT CPU Fan
One EVGA 6800GT 256MB Video Card
Antec 550W PSU TruePower 2
Antec P180 Case
2 x Western Digital 74GB 10,000rpm HDD 2 x NEC ND-3520A DVD+/-RW
1 - Sony FDD
Kalle Anka Jul 20, 2005, 10:15am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Merc:

Been travelling so the reply comes late.

Since I can't even get into BIOS I can't really fix anything except for inside the comp.

I'm running:

ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD Venice 3500+
Corsair TWINX2048-3200C2 2x1GB
Leadtek WinFast PX6800 GT
Seasonic S-12 600W

Sent the mobo and video card back to the store. I'm thinking about changing the mobo for a Premium one instead, but maybe they have the same issues as the A8N-SLI Deluxe?

Eric Gunn Jul 20, 2005, 11:33am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Anyone Know Which LAN Drivers to use for the NIC? I tried the General Nforce4 Drivers and can't get the Ethernet card to work

Rob McDougall Jul 20, 2005, 11:51am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Starfire:

Didn't have any luck trying to oc with nTune. Installed the software and tried various versions, but basically the automatic tuning feature does not work on my machine - nothing happens. Looks like manual tuning is possible but I have no clue how to attempt that.

I did try running AI Booster at 110% and got a couple of freeze situations. Backed off and now running in "standard" mode - which seems rock solid. Guess I'll just have to be happy running a dual core 4600 chip.

Joking aside, since I run 2 computers simulateously for trading commodites, the thing that seems to me makes a hell of difference in performance is the 2 10,000 rpm raptors (RAID 1) compared to the the 7,500 rpm ide drive in my other (dell dimension) machine. Anything to do with disk writing is just many times faster on the raptors making the real world experience much better on the faster drives. The other noticable difference is with the 6800 250 MG video card versus the other 6500 125 MG card. Screen behaves much better on the faster graphics card.

Overclocking is probably not for me - I need stability first and foremost.

R.

Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD 64/4600 X2
Corsair 2G Twinx2048-3200c2
Zalman CNPS7700-CU RT CPU Fan
One EVGA 6800GT 256MB Video Card
Antec 550W PSU TruePower 2
Antec P180 Case
2 x Western Digital 74GB 10,000rpm HDD 2 x NEC ND-3520A DVD+/-RW
1 - Sony FDD
Joe Lee Jul 20, 2005, 10:41pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Asus A8N SLI
Okay i'm having problems with my mobo. just the plain old a8n sli

System Specs
Motherboard:
Asus A8n Sli
Processor:
AMD Clawhammer 3500+
Memory:
TwinX1024-3200C2PT
Video Card:
1 eVGA NVIDIA 6800GT
Hard Drive # 1:
Western Digital Caviar 7200RPM 200GB
Optical Drive # 1:
NEC
Power Supply:
Fortron Power Supply 500watt 12V
Case:
Aspire XDreamer 2




I want to throw my computer out the window.

Ok, i build this baby 3 months ago and it was working fine. However, a month ago, it started to randomly restart. I changed Windows so i could see the BSOD. It usually gives me 4 BSOD's. IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA, AND MEMORY_MANAGEMENT.

I have updated my BIOS, all drivers, everything. I originally thought it was RAM errors. But when I run memtest86 there are no problems at all (i ran 5 times) and Microsoft RAM checker has no issues either. I called ASUS to see if it was mobo and the guy asked me like 2 questions and said my mobo was RMA.
I seriously doubt that it is mobo cuz it was working fine for a while.

Any help?

Thanks for the help.

Kris Newman Jul 20, 2005, 11:57pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Joe Lee:

Put the following switches in your boot.ini:

/NOPAE /NOEXECUTE=alwaysoff

Asus A8n-SLi-Premium (1005 Bios)
AMD Athlon64 X2 4400 / Zalman 7000B-CU
2x512MB OCZ Platinum Rev 2
2 x BFG 7800GTX
Seasonic S12 600 PSU
CoolerMaster Centurion
Samsung Syncmaster 930B
One damn nice Logitech headset
Starfire Jul 21, 2005, 01:19am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> More notes on instability
A couple other items ive noticed causing stability issues.....the NVIDIA SLi chipset graphics boards dont like to share IRQ's....I was having issue with my first card sharing an IRQ with a network driver.....IRQ 18 to be exact. Now, I have each grapics card on its own IRQ....people having networking problems, this Asus Mobo has RJ-45 ports specifically dedicated to certain drivers, check the owners manual. Why add 'NO PAE to the boot.ini file.......I rather suspected this might be an issue, but no PAE shouldn't be assigned unless the BIOS is set to remap memory to above 4GB......I do use this setting with 4GB of memory, no problems. And what is the 'NOEXECUTE' command? Just curious....

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
Dave Luza Jul 21, 2005, 06:59am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Starfire:

I always put the nopae in boot.ini when I run less than 4G - it's just habit, and you can probably do without it.

The noexecute=alwaysoff flag tells XP to ignore the no execute bit on the Ath64. That switch is generally responsible for the errors that Joel Lee was seeing.

Asus A8n-SLi-Premium (1005 Bios)
AMD Athlon64 X2 4400 / Zalman 7000B-CU
2x512MB OCZ Platinum Rev 2
2 x BFG 7800GTX
Seasonic S12 600 PSU
CoolerMaster Centurion
Samsung Syncmaster 930B
One damn nice Logitech headset
Merc Jul 21, 2005, 10:45am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 21, 2005, 01:46pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Dave Luza-
Sounds like a power supply issue Dave. Can you disconnect one of the hard drives (not the OS one obviously), remove one DIMM of RAM and disconect/unplug the floppy and CD/ROM drives (ie. lighten the power load as much as possible) and see if she'll boot up into 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
Dave Luza Jul 21, 2005, 10:46am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Follow up on my post on the top of this page...

I am unable to install the second card. In the device list, it has this annoying yellow exclamation mark on it. When I try to disable-enable it, it says it has installed it, but in fact has not :/

Merc Jul 21, 2005, 01:32pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Dave-
Have you tried both cards to make sure they are both working?

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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I have Corsair TWINX2048-3200C2 2x1GB. When I'm at the first screen in BIOS, I think it says 'installed memory' at the bottom, but it reports exactly as "@384MB". What's up with that?

I did not flash BIOS though so it's still running v1002 and that might be the issue. I have sent in the board for warranty exchange due to another problem I posted about further back so apparently I can't flash it right now. :p Just figured I'd ask incase someone knows anything about this.

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To: Kalle Anka
Regarding: Memory.

I have 2x512 mb installed.
And with the first version of the bios it said: 2048.

The number changed to the correct value, after flashing to version 1.11 (Deluxe motherboard)

Which means that the error will most likely disappaer after a bios flash.

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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Hi. I'm new to this forum and I have the folowing question. I have problem instaling nvidia chipset drivers for Asus A8n sli delux. I get an eror saying that processor does not support this install. I nave no idea what's going on. My device manager does not show the sata HD drive that I have, but instead it shows standard drivers like Primary IDE Chanel and so on. There is aslo a conflict, for some reason, between Primary IDE Channel and Standard IDE/ESDI hard disk controller. Here is the conflicting devices list:

Input/Output Range 01F0 - 01F7 used by:
Primary IDE Channel
Input/Output Range 03F6 - 03F6 used by:
Primary IDE Channel
Interrupt Request 14 used by:

I really need help with this because I was hoping to turn on the 300mb/s tranfer rate that my HDD suports. My system is totaly stable. I would really be greatfull for any sugestions. Thank you very much.

Gene

I have AMD 3700+
Asus a8n sli Delux -BIOS 1008
Corsair 3200c2 pt 2x1024mb
Hitachi SATA2 250gb HardDrive
MSI 6600GT
Plextor 116A DVD-R
Pioneer 117DVD
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version: 5.1.2600 SP 1


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