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Merc Jul 26, 2005, 03:07pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 26, 2005, 03:23pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Mikko-
At least try to use the 1008 BIOS before throwing in the towel. It has solved problems for a lot of people. 1011 really slammed my system. BSOD's and huge spikes that knocked the DMI out (how I don't know). I thought my PSU was blowing up. Went back to 1008 and all was well. Other folks have no problems at all with 1011.

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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El Jul 26, 2005, 03:31pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Thanks Merc. I still haven't decided if I'll do it ($350 for the card plus 150 for new PS for a few fps???) If I do though I'll put another case fan in and cross my fingers until the weather starts cooling off. Thanks!
Jared

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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Okay guys thanks for the info.... I had no idea and no I didn't use standoffs.... Does that mean I wrecked my motherboard? I did take it out of the case and do a test on it with removing the cpu ect.. and it would tell me I didn't have a cpu but when I plugged the cpu in I didn't get anything could this have caused it??

Roberto Jul 26, 2005, 05:28pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Hi guys,

Well I have some pretty big problems that aren't getting solved. I've read through the majority of this FAQ and nothing seems to be working.

Well anyways, today was the day I bought my brand new computer. Bought all the parts, ready to assemble, got it assembled and powered it on, then BAM! no display! Everything power's on, even the graphics cards fan is working, but still NO DISPLAY!

What i'm running is:
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe Mobo
1GB PQI Turbo RAM
450W Coolermaster Silent PSU
1x 128MB Leadtek PX6600GT Extreme SLI Edition Graphics Card

Well i've tried pretty much everything that I could find on other forums, and was wondering if anyone would have any suggestions for me.

I know the correct way to install it would be to place it in the blue PCI-E slot and make sure the SLI selector card is in single card mode without the EZ Plug powered. But i've tried everything under the sun, and have not come up with a solution!

For those of you that know this motherboard. I've tried placing the card in the blue PCI-E slot and the black PCI-E slot. When I placed it in the Black PCI-E slot it had the red LED light on indicating I needed the EZ Plug in. I plugged in the EZ plug and still the same result.

I've also tried taking out the graphics card, taking out the BIOS battery, powering on the computer, powering down, waiting 5 mins, place graphics card back in, place BIOS battery back in, powering on. That didn't work also.

Any help would be great!

Thanks in advance.

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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Has anyone installed the new replacement northbridge fan that ASUS is shipping? If so, is it any quiter than the original? I built this entire system with quiet operation in mind, and all went well with the exception of the racket from the chipset fan. One of the new style is supposed to be on the way to me.
How difficult is it to remove the original fan? Does it have Thermal Interface Material that will have to be removed and cleaned before installing the new one? I have some Arctic Silver 5 and Arctic Silver's cleaning solutions on hand.
Sure wish I had waited a few more weeks and got the A8N SLI Premium with the heat pipe setup.

4Qman Jul 26, 2005, 06:16pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Scott,

I know how you feel dude, i wish id waited for the Premium to. With regards to removing the
Asus fan it should be easy. Just unscrew the 2 screws and remove the fan connection and thats
it. To be honest if not 100% about the thermal paste, if there is some on it id wipe it of and
apply your own.

Apart from that should be a peice of cake.

Merc Jul 26, 2005, 06:18pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Zach-
Since you have the green light and POST is reporting no CPU correctly the board is probably OK. The on/off leads need to be connected in order for you to "tell" the mobo to turn on. The best way is to hook up the power-on leads from the case to the mobo on off pins and start it that way. I would do the following:
1 With everything disconnected, lay your motherboard in the case where it needs to be and mark the case holes that match up with the mobo holes.
2. Install the standoffs. No more and no less than 9. Lay the mobo on top and make sure you see each and every standoff through the mobo hole.
3. When satisfied that everything matches up, insert the 9 screws into each standoff through the mobo. Tighten snugly but not tightly to allow for expansion and such.
4. Hook up the case leads and power leads on the stripped down board (cpu + HSF, 1 stick of RAM in 2nd blue slot and video card) and see if she'll boot and POST.
Questions:
You are using thermal paste between the CPU and HSF right?
The CPU fan is plugged into the board properly?

Good luck and hopefully you didn't short it out,




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
4Qman Jul 26, 2005, 06:19pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Roberto,

Have you got the 4 Pin connector pluged in thats at the rear left hand corner of the board. This
will need to be puged in aswell as the 24pin connection.

Roberto Jul 26, 2005, 07:19pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 26, 2005, 08:12pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
4QMan,

I've got all the connectors from the PSU plugged into the mobo (4pin 12V and 24pin).

The mobo seems to get power, and everything powers.

I've noticed though that i'm not getting any beeps on POST.

Should it be that I need to place a 4-pin connector from the PSU to the EZ Plug power? Because i've tried that already and it doesn't seem to work

EDIT: I need to know if my PSU is suitable for this mobo and dual sli cards too. The PSU i'm running is the Coolermaster Real Power 450W Silent.

Zach Scott Jul 26, 2005, 07:42pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
I have stripped everything down before so I know that doesn't work, and no I do not have thermal paste between the HS and the CPU; do I need some? I talked to the ASUS people today and they told me I had a bad CPU so I sent my CPU back for a replacement just today. Hope it works and you guys have been great, for a first time building a computer I had hoped it wouldn't be this hard but I guess I have learned alot more than I would have if everything has worked perfectly.

I will let you know if everthing works out okay............ or doesn't when I get the new CPU.

4Qman Jul 26, 2005, 08:06pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
You definatly need Thermal paste between you heatsink and CPU. Its there to fill any
gaps. Id recommend getting some Atric Silver Thermal paste as its alot better than
what will come with the CPU.

Roberto Jul 26, 2005, 08:14pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 25, 2006, 07:01am EDT

 
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4Qman Jul 26, 2005, 08:25pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Roberto,

I cant see it being the power supply, well at least id leave that option till everythink else
fails. I had exactly the same problem you getting with my Asus board.

You dont need the EZ plug connected. Have you checked the board is earthed and the power
supply also. Id recommed removing the board and checking its earth properly, then id remove
the ram and CPU and check they are pluged in properly.

Also The graphics card, i believe you tryed this if i can remember from the previous posts.

Merc, any ideas?

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Edited: Jul 25, 2006, 07:02am EDT

 
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>> RAM Timing
Merc,

I use the 4Gb of Geil at 2.5 3 3 6, 2T clocks. I set the Memory speed automatically to 440DDR using NTUNE utility, and I can use up to a 1100 Mhz FSB stably and CPU frequency 2860Mhz....it will run all day like this on all apps. I cant select the 433DDR memory speed in BIOS though, it will change the manual overclock profile I have set, and default it back to DDR 333, so I do it manually in NTUNE.

Dave

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
Christopher Parrett Jul 26, 2005, 11:18pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Merc:

Do you think there is ANY chance at all that if Starfire had been running the newer FX-57, rather than the FX-55 that he might have been able to obtain the 1T setting rather than the 2T ??


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Computer currently being assembled.
MoBo: Asus A8n-SLi-Premium
Memory: 2GB, Corsair Twinx 2048-3200C2PT, DDR-400 RAM
Case: Frozen CPU Hypercube
PSU: PCP&C Turbo-Cool 510 SLi
CPU: AMD X2 4800+
GPU: 2x GeForce 7800 Ultras (when released en
Merc Jul 27, 2005, 06:35am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Sounds like it has a San Diego Core.

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
Kevin Heath Jul 27, 2005, 10:17am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi. I'm a first-time builder and have run into a problem. I followed the setup instructions at the beginning of this thread to the letter and everything seemed fine until I went to install Windows XP Pro OEM. It constantly hangs after the initial install, just after it reboots and should transition to the GUI. I am running two Seagate 400GB drives on the nVidia chipset in a Raid 1 configuration, which the Bios correctly recognizes. I have formatted and reformatted both drives in NTFS, tried repeated installs on C: but no joy. It consistently hangs at the same place, and the whole computer freezes--the DVD has its active lite on but the disc isn't spinning, the hard drive isn't spinning, the memory led's freeze at whatever level they were at when the freeze occurs. It always happens just as it completes the check of the installed hardware and the addresses assigned to them. Any help would be greatly appreciated--I cannot seem to find anything in the Windows support base for this problem.

All other info I had read said to install Raid drivers during Windows install but the ASUS support disk only contains drivers for the Silicon Raid Chipset. Could this be the problem? If so, where do i get the drivers? I cannot seem to find them at ASUS or nVidia...


My Build:
Thermaltake Xaser V8000
PC Power & Cooling 510 SLI
AMD 4000+ SanDiego
2 GB Corsair Twinx2048-3200PRO 3-3-3-8
2 Plextor PX-716A DVD RW+/- DL
2 Seagate ST3400832AS 400GB HD @ 7200 rpm
2 BFG GeForce 6800GT-OCX 256
Mitsumi floppy/7-in-1 card reader
SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
ViewSonic 191b

Computer specs:

ThermalTake Armor V8000
PCPower and Cooling TurboCool 510-SLI
A8N-SLI Premium
4000+ SanDiego
BFG 7800GTOCX 256
2 GB Corsair Twinx2048-3200c2pt
2 Plextor PX-716A DVD+/-RW DL
2 Seagate 400GB SATA in Raid 1
Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
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Merc Jul 27, 2005, 11:47am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Under Divers on the disk it says make Nvidia RAID Driver Disk.

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
NEil Barrett Jul 27, 2005, 01:52pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Antec P160 Case
Asus ABN-SLI Deluxe
Tagan 480W PSU
Athlon 3500+

I would apprecaite any help anyone could offer.

When I put my pc together and plug averything in except the 12v p4 lead all the fans and the case lights come on (chassis fans, Graphic card fans, mobo fans, CPU fan) but the PC doaesn't post

When I put the 12v 4plug lead in nothing happens

Does anyone have any idea what this might be ... I have changed the ram I have tried differnet PSU's and CPU's the same thing happens

IS it the mobo that's faulty?

This is my first build and the problems Ihave been going on for months .. I am totally fed up and think I may never try again

Can anybody please help ( desperatley begging on my knees lol)



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