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Keith Smith Aug 19, 2005, 09:33am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Hey Merc,

I've narrowed that problem down a bit more. Appears both the motherboard and graphics card do work now. I have two identical moniters but one has a DVI-I connector and the other has a DVI-D connector. The connector with the four small pins and the one large pin works fine on boot all the way into windows ( I forget which pins is what connector). The other one won't work and as soon as you connect it all the video goes down. What's odd is these both worked together in my old ATI X2-t256 graphics card without problems.

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Noc Turnal Aug 19, 2005, 07:06pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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The system in my signature is giving me issues, again. I thought I had it all taken cared of but now it seems it is becoming more apparent. Basically the system will hard lock up and I'll have to hit the reset button or power the system down by holding the on/off button in order for it to restart/turn off.

I would think if it was my processor that it would shut down and not just hard lock. I can still see everything on my screen and everything is frozen as I can see Zone Alarms icon in my system tray and it is not moving. I cannot ctrl-alt-del either.

Now, I'm beginning to wonder if it is my power supply. I do have quite a lot of things in this system and I'm sure my PSU is more than adaquete enough to handle all the items however it is the Antec TrueControl PSU which means I have the ability to lower and change the voltage. I have not changed it stock from the factory and within BIOS it does read that the 3.3, 5.0 and 12.0 voltages are kind of lower than the normal average.

Any ideas?

PS, nothing in Event Viewer, no errors or anything.

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A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Winchester
eVGA 6800GT
1x74GB WD Raptor HDD
1x300GB Maxtor Maxline 10 HDD
Plextor 716SA
Crucial Ballistix 1GB PC3200
Antec P160 case (1x120mm Sunon intake fan, 1x120mm Antec Exhaust fan)
Antec TruePower 550W PSU

Ron Reicher Aug 20, 2005, 01:41am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Merc,
I solved my problem with a Enermax 600W.
Now I have another problem. My chipset fan! Do you think a Zalman ZM-NB47J is enough?
Im tired of that annoying noise! :(

Thx,

Ron

Luke Macmillan Aug 20, 2005, 02:00pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Well here's my problem for all you geniuses out there.

I had a computer pre-configured for me with the following as I'm not that familiar with building them.

AMD 3500+
Antec Sonata II 450W
A8N-SLI Deluxe
2 gig Kingston (2 matched 1024 pairs)
eVga 6600 GT
2 160 GB Seagate NCQ hdd's

Problem is this:

I want to set up a Raid 0 configuration, I have read many posts on how to do so. My drives are recognized in BIOS although SATA 1 on the board corresponds to SATA Three in BIOS and SATA 2 on board to SATA 4 in BIOS. Anyway, I have the drives connected to the NVRaid SATA 1 and 2 and have enabled RAID but I do need to have SATA 3 and 4 enabled in BIOS or drives arent seen. Drives have been recognized and have used the f10 fuction to access NVRaid setup - striped config on the two drives array made etc and set to boot. Used a floppy with 5.34 drivers at f6 prompt in Windows XP Pro setup. They copy fine, one large partion is formatted and the rest of the install goes without error until Windows starts up for the first time. I quickly get the blue screeen of death windows must shut down to protect your blah blah ..

Not sure what to do now, the shop setup the comp. RAID prob? Maybe they plugged something in wrong, power should be adequate no? Beats me. Any help appreciated.

Luke

Marios Aug 21, 2005, 08:51am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Is it true? Did ASUS discontinue A8N-SLI deluxe? Why?
Is there a major faulty component that forced ASUS to discontinue this board?
http://www.pixelusa.com/catalog/detail.asp?id=MB-AS-A8N-SLI-D

Merc Aug 21, 2005, 10:29am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Luke-
Your PSU should be plenty for your system. I am not sure what ou mean by the SATA ports reading incorrectly. On my mobo the Nvidia SATA is 1 an 2 on the bottom, three and four on top. WHere do you have the cables plugged in?

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
Merc Aug 21, 2005, 10:32am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Marios-
Haven't heard a thing about discomtinuing the deluxe.

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
Merc Aug 21, 2005, 10:36am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Nocturnal-
Your PSU, as you said, should be adeqauate. What about CPU, motherboard/chipset and GPU temperatures. ? Have you been tracking them?

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
Thomas Powell Aug 21, 2005, 11:19am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi,

I seriously need your help! As Jason Stapels describes on the first page of this FAQ, I'm too having serious issues with the onboard NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller - simply put, it dies after a certain period of time. I've tried the Marvell Gigabit Ethernet Controller on my ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard, but although it does help a bit, it doesn't solve the problem.

Obviously, I use the very latest BIOS available from ASUS' website, the every latest drivers and generally speaking, everything is top-tuned and works perfectly - except from the Ethernet, which time after time dies. The solution is to restart my system, but I hate doing it!

Finally, although it doesn't happen very often, I sometimes encounter sudden reboots on this mainboard. It got better after applying the new BIOS, drivers and vice-versa - but I'm still not satisfied with my ASUS mainboard!

Can anyone help me?

My system:
Athlon 64 3500+ Venice
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
2*512MB G.Skill F1-3200BWU2-1GBGH PC3200 2-2-2-5
Leadtek WinFast PX7800 GT TDH MyVIVO Extreme
CoolerMaster Real Power 550W PSU

I've tried running both Win XP Pro SP2 and x64 Edition, but the problem still persists!

I've configured multiple system in my time and worked with this board forever, but I just can't seem to overcome the networking issues - should I get a new board? - or are the NVIDIA Firewall causing problems or perhaps the NVIDIA IDE drivers?

Thomas Powell Aug 21, 2005, 11:39am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Just to add a detail - My system often encounters BSOD when left downloading for the night or similar. That is, when the NVIDIA NIC is left quite busy. Overall I've read a lot about these issues and think that NVIDIA seriously ought to release a fix!

Tom Pierce Aug 21, 2005, 12:20pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hello!

Well after going over many FAQ's on this thread and a few others on the internet, I'm seeing similar issues, but none of them are hitting the nail on the head.
I'm having the problem of getting a long beep, followed by 2 seconds of silence, and then the beep again. This will continue until the rig is powered down. So I removed components, cleared BIOS, and found that if I take the CPU out, the beep will stop, however no bios errors come up on the screen (fans, kb, ect still work)

I've got a antec v2.0 500w psu, Geforce 6600gt, amd 3000+ and an A8n-SLI, using a generic stick of ram.

Any ideas? do I need to RMA the processor? any help is greatly appreciated


Merc Aug 21, 2005, 12:37pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Tom Pierce-
Where do you have the memory mounted (which slot) and what kind of memory is it? Has it been tested as good? 1 stick of RAM should be installed in the second blue slot only.

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
Merc Aug 21, 2005, 12:42pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thomas Powell-
Try it with the Nvidia Firewall removed. i don't have much experience with the ethernet ports as I am on a wireless LAN but soem others may be able to help you. The firewall can be a bear to work with though but I don't use it either as my router has a built in firewall.

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
Tom Pierce Aug 21, 2005, 01:02pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Aug 21, 2005, 01:04pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Merc

It's a stick from my other computer, ddr 2100(?) it's been a while, think it is also 266
these sticks are both good (using them now back in the other rig)
I had it placed in the blue b2 memory spot, haven't tried it in any of the other slots yet, but the manual stated to use this spot. Someone else had stated that it could be the PSU, and I have noticed that only with the processor in, the LED on the fan that is plugged into CPUFAN on the board will dim, I didn't get the voltage before and after however.

Any ideas!
EDIT - unsure how to shut the firewall off (I can't get into Bios) no display on monitor

Merc Aug 21, 2005, 05:18pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Tom-
Shouldn't you have the LED for CPU fan plugged into a regular molex? The fan itself will run off the 3 pin connector but usually the LED has its own power connection (4 pin molex stripped down to 2 pins). I'm only going off of what I have seen with my LED fans.

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
Merc Aug 21, 2005, 05:19pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Aug 21, 2005, 05:35pm EDT

 
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I'm looking at getting a larger case but am a little concerned re. the design of the Lian Li PC V1000 and if it will allow sufficient airflow to keep a PC P&C 510 SLI PSU cooled. Does anyone know if these two units are compatible?

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
Jason Griffith Aug 21, 2005, 06:19pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have 2-512MB CORSAIR VS512MB400 (Value select) in my rig. The question I have is that I was thinking of getting another gig of memory, but in one of the posts someone said something about not needing more than a gig. I have not had time to read through all of the posts so I'm sorry if it has been answered somewhere in one of the posts.
I would think that 2 gigs of memory would be better even at lower timing...slap me and set me straight if you have to...
Thanks...First time here and this site is great!

A8N-SLI Premium
3800+
2-512MB CORSAIR VS512MB400
2-MSI 6600GT's
80G SATA Samsung
160G SATA Samsung

Merc Aug 21, 2005, 08:44pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Jason-
Depending on how you want to increse your RAM you may actually increase your latency. AMD 64's have a problem accessing dual sided RAM when it is all 4 memory slots. 99% of all RAM that is 512MB or bigger is dual sided. WHat happens is the memory controller on board the CPU defaults to DDR 333 2T timings thereby significantly decreasing performance. The AMD 64 has no problems dealing with dual sided in just 2 slots and you can use very aggressive settings.

The newer CPUs have addressed this issue, sort of, but even with a SanDiego or Venice core you will be stuck at 2T timings if you populate all 4 memory slots. I believe the dual core CPU's can run all 4 DIMMS at 1T but I'd have to look into that before committing myself to that statement

So, if you have a program that specifically requires 2GB of RAM and the timings are irrelevant then go ahead and get 2 more 512MB sticks. If you are using your rig to play games then stick with he 2x512MB sticks at 1T timings as games really see a performane boost from fast RAM rather than lots of slower RAM. Or...sell your two 512MB sticks on eBay and invest in two 1GB sticks of RAM and have the best of both worlds.

A lot of folks say that 1GB of fast RAM is enough but I checked my Task Manager after a BF2 session and the max RAM used was 1.46GB. BF2 likes a lot of fast RAM. It is the biggest resource hog I have ever seen.

BTW the motherboard is irrelevant here, it is a purely AMD64 issue.

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 Aug 21, 2005, 10:49pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey guys. Do you think a Zalman ZN-NB47J is enough for replacing that noisy chipset fan that came with the MB?

I also have another problem. I got a new A8N-SLI DLX. When I turned it on, the fans spinned but nothing came on the screen. I thought it was a corrupted BIOS. I took it off, put it in my EPROM Recorder and Flashed the BIOS with 1011. Put it back in the board. Now I get video and it's kind of working... But when I get into BIOS and save it, the computer reboots but nothing comes on the screen. Then I have to reset the BIOS and I get a CHKSUM BAD. I go into BIOS again. When I save it, the computer reboots and nothing comes on the screen...

I tried flashing to 1013, but I got the same problem.

Do you guys have any idea of what is going on?

Thanks,

Ron

Elliot Shiu Aug 22, 2005, 01:24am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi I'm having problems with my A8N-SLI DLX board. This is my first experience with SLI but not my first time working with computers.

Setup:
Asus A8N-SLI DeluxeHi I'm having problems with my A8N-SLI DLX board. This is my first experience with SLI but not my first time working with computers.

Setup:
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
Athlon 64 3000 (Venice)
2x 512 2700 Kingston ValueRam
2x 254 2700 Kingston ValueRam
2x 80gb Hitatchi SATA 2 HDD (NVRaid 0 Striping)
2x Gigabyte 6600 GT
1x Aopen 16x DVD Burner
1x TDK 12x CDRW

Description of problem:
Well after I had the board all set up out of the case and turned it on to get a POST everything looked good.
So then I proceeded to put the components in the case and had no problems. I still had no problems
after setting up the bios. So after a problem free installation of Windows XP SP2 I went ahead and
began to install all my programs. After installing Norton Systemworks 2k5 the system froze. When
I restarted, the screen would go blank after the Windows XP loading screen. When I tried safe mode it would
hang after loading mup.sys. So I tried reinstalling, and after the text only part of the setup, the screen
would go blank again after the Windows XP loading screen. Then I flahsed the bios to 1013. This time
when I installed all my programs after installing Windows XP everything was working fine except
that sometimes the mouse would hang. (USB mouse) Then after a few days, I opened up Itunes and
the system froze again. (Just like after the installation of NSW 2k5) I have the same problems,
blank screen after Win XP loading screen, mup.sys hang in safe mode, blank screen after text setup
of Win Xp. I've tried the 1013.002 beta bios and had no luck with that, so I reverted back to 1013.
I've even tried removing my raid array and using an old SATA 150 Seagate 80 gb with Windows installed on it
already. After repairing the installation, the same black screen after the Win Xp load screen greeted me.
I have no idea pertaining to what is wrong. I've looked in a bunch of forums and was led to this one.
But I can't find a solution. Any help would be really great. I'm starting to think that maybe
my board is just bad and I need to RMA it. (Which would be a pain in the arse)

-Elliot


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