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atr0x Aug 29, 2005, 01:12pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Recently I was experiencing some strange latency issues while playing games via STEAM, i.e CS Source..

My connection was dropping randomly (I would freeze up and then suddenly have 50+ loss)

Anyways... I decided to test the ethernet card by switching to the other card that comes with the board.

However whenever i attempt to enable the Marvell ethernet card my computer reboots... I dont see a blue screen or any error message, the computer just reboots.

This happens with the onboard nic enabled or disabled.

If anyone has encountered this problem or has ideas I would love some help.



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Merc Aug 29, 2005, 01:16pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
RayVa-
You'll have to reset the CMOS/BIOS to get it back up and running. I would recomend flashing to BIOS 1013 after you get back on line. See page 185 of this thread for more detailed instructions.

Sounds like your PC had a rough trip so I would, carefully, pull out and reseat all your RAM and video/PCI cards as well as maybe replace the SATA cables.

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 29, 2005, 01:30pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
atrox-
Did you load the driver for the Marvell LAN card?

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
Phincane Aug 29, 2005, 09:07pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Lone wolf.

i have the exact same water cooling system and my temps are similar
1st card - 49-51c
2nd card - 52-56c

RaYvA Aug 30, 2005, 07:20am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Hey Merc, Thanx for your help, I tried that already though. So I tried it again today just in case. Removed all cables, reset BIOS as described here and in the manual. Tried booting with a single DIMM in socket B1 (Tried all four DIMMs one after the other). Removed PCIx video, replaced with PCI video. Tried without any drives. All combinations. Nothing.

I think something's blown, it's either the CPU, the RAM or the chipset.

But I do know why there are no beeps during POST. There's no chassis speaker in the case. I might have a dig around to see if I can find one (sure there's one around here I can salvage!)

I'll be calling the tech guys tomorrow, 3 yrs onsite warranty so not really my problem other than the hassle and frustration of giving it to someone who probably knows less than me to troubleshoot! ;)

I'll let ya all know what transpires!

Sean Kemmis Aug 30, 2005, 02:27pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
This may have been answered before, but I couldn't find anything.

I recently swapped out the default chipset heatsink/fan on my Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard with a Zalman ZM-NB47J Heatsink. It's working really well, the highest I've seen my temperature go is 40C, which is only a 2 degree increase over the annoyingly loud fan it came with.

To get to the back of the motherboard I had to pull everything out of my case, pull out the motherboard, and install the new heatsink. I hooked everything back up and all seems to be working well, except the onboard sound seems to have, well, died. It's not because my volumes are down, I've installed a PCI Creative SoundBlaster Live! 24-Bit and it works well, but because of this my other PC currently has no sound device.

Does anyone know any solutions to fixing the onboard sound? I'm hoping I didn't damage something.


And my next question.

I have the Asus Probe 2 installed, and my fan, not being there anymore, is obviously spinning below threshhold. Does anyone know how I can pause only the monitoring for the chipset fan and nothing else? And how I can unpause the monitoring for the CPU fan. I've no idea how it was paused, but it was.

Thanks.

Merc Aug 30, 2005, 02:39pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Sean-
Make sure that you have hooked the front panel audio back up correctly or that you jumper the pins or you will have no onboard sound at all. As far as the fans you can disable monitor in BIOS but the Asus Probe seems to turn them back on when it is opened.

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
TWolfe Aug 30, 2005, 06:09pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Thanks Phincane, thats good to know, starting to wonder on the temp thing, glad I'm not alone on that.

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Gregory Cazillo Aug 30, 2005, 09:43pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe "System failed VGA test"
I have searched for over an hour for the answer to this problem "System failed VGA test" to no avail. I apologize in advance for the post. My system specs are below, I have had the computer running with no major problems for almost two months, and now all of a sudden this error pops up.

asus a8nslideluxe
1x xfx gf 6600 pci e
rosewill psu re502
amd 64 3500
2x Crucial ddram pc3200
2x 200gb westerndigital wd2000jd raid0
1x 36gb raptor wd360 gd
zalman cnps7000b
xp pro sp2

I wish I had found this forum BEFORE my problems arose (and before I built the computer!!)

Greg

Todd Noway Aug 31, 2005, 11:48am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
After months of running my system I seem to have ran into an issue uwing the Nvidia NIC. While gaming I would get random kick outs of the game. My network connection would go offline then back online. I would get the windows security firewall icon showing in the system tray from time to time even though I turned it off long ago.

After moving to the marvel connection I have had no issues!

Thoughts?

A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD64 3700+ San Diego
XFX 6800GT PCI-X
2Gig Transcend PC3200 (2x1Gig)
Antec TRUE550-EPS12V
2x74G SATA 10K Raptors RAID0 on NV 128k stripe
Merc Sep 01, 2005, 07:48am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Do you think it could have been something wrong with the Nvidia firewall. I have heard a lot of bad things about it. As an experiment, could you uninstall the firewall and see if that clears up the 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
Matthew Chestnut Sep 01, 2005, 08:24am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Todd,

Regarding the Nvidia NIC I've never gotten mine to function, with or without the Nvidia firewall. All that port can do for me is query the DHCP server and get an IP address, that's about it.

The Marvell port has been working fine for me, too.

BTW, I'm using BIOS 1013 and the Nvidia 6.66 chipset drivers.

Matthew


dinesh singh Sep 01, 2005, 01:31pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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have 2 cards install on this asus a8n sli deluxe mobo.
i have perfactly ran the system for the past 2 months.
but yesterday when i turned off my system and after an hour turned on it back....there was no display.i checked everything and everything was fine.i checked ram,psu,processor,cards and mobo....everything except mobo was fine.

HERE GOES THE PROBLEM.
who owns this mobo or knows about this kinda mobo knows that display will only be at frist card installed at first pci ex slot. second slot is only for installing other card in order to run it in sli mode....but card installed on second slot wont give u display if connectd to monitor.u will only got a blank screen.so the monitor cable must only be connected to first pci ex card.

now coming to yesterday as i turned my system on and found no display.
after getting everything checked i just hopelessly connected the vga cable to second pci ex card installed on second pci ex slot.....i got display.now that was exactly opposit.and is a eight wonder.coz earlier i used to get a blank screen if i connect monitor cable to 2nd card.and in the manual too...its mention that display will only be at first card not second.
moreover i installed windows again(connecting the monitor cable to 2nd card).i installed display driver and it couldnt detact other card......

no matter what i do....for ex... i installed single card in first slot....i didnt get the display.i only get the display in second card and it never detects the first card installed at first slot.....which is quite contradictory to the sli technology.

SO WHAT CAN I DO NOW>>>>>
HAS ANYBODY ELSE ENCOUNTERED THIS KINDA PROBLEM???????
ANY KINDA HELP WULD BE HIGHLY WELCOMED.

Tom Lewis Sep 01, 2005, 06:10pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> New rig hard-locking in Windows XP
Having issues with my new rig freezing randomly in WinXP. No error message, no sounds, no reboots, just a solid lock only indicated by the inability to move the mouse pointer. The lockup usually happens about 10-120 minutes after the system is started. Very clean install with nothing running in backround. The CPU/Overclock settings are all set to default. CPU temperature is 34 C idle and doesn't go much higher on a full load. Latest drivers for everything and latest version 1013 of the bios flashed on the board. Everything on the board that isn't in use is disabled in the BIOS (ports, onboard sound, ect.). Several passes of MemTest86x come up clean with no errors on the RAM (both at default clock speed and lowered).

Now the strange thing. Setting the CPU jumper settings to manual and bringing the multiplier down to 5 fixes the crashes (everything else set to auto) and the system is perfectly stable. That's of course at the default 200mhz FSB so the clock speed is only running at pathetic 1000mhz right now.

I'm at a loss for what might be wrong because the CPU temperature runs very very cool on default settings (Asus Probe is reading 29 C CPU and 37 C on chipset) and I don't see what could be causing these lockups besides maybe the skimpy amount of memory in this system, a defective CPU, or maybe an inadaquete power supply. Help please!

Specs are as follows:

Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
3000+ Venice AMD 64
1x512 meg stick Corsair ValueSelect DDR400
MSI GeForce 6600GT SLI
Seagate 80g SATA
Sound Blaster Audigy 1
350w power supply

Merc Sep 01, 2005, 06:42pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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dinesh-
Could it be possible that one of your cards has died and therefore the system has reverted to single GPU mode thereby making the #2 slot active? I know it sounds farfetched. I would start my troubleshooting by setting everything back to single GPU mode and plugging both cards into the #1 slot. If no display then plug them both into the #2 slot. BTW what kind of case are you using. My new Lian Li PC V1000A+ mounts the mobo upside down and backwards thus making the #1 card look like the #2 card when I plug into the back. With this case the PCI slots are at the top and PSU is at the bottom. See my case review at http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/48163/

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 Sep 01, 2005, 09:07pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Sep 01, 2005, 09:08pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Tom Lewis-
The PSU is underpowered for your system and may be causing the freeze ups but it may also be that Soundblaster Audigy. There have been conflicts in the past with that card. Try running it with onboard sound enabled and the soundblaster plus it driver and software, removed. That will not only relieve a little of the power requirements but may also remove the conflict.

If that works then I would get a stronger PSU, here is a nice one for under $50 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104954 and then install the soundblaster with the latest drivers.

Yeah you need more RAM but you already know that. Good Luck!

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 Lewis Sep 01, 2005, 09:25pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thanks for the advice Merc.

I had the crashing without the Audigy installed using the onboard sound. The onboard sound is total crap though and I couldn't tolerate it very long on my Sennheiser headphones. Strange as it may sound I could hear my mouse when it moved it through my headphones, could also hear the fan when it was shut off, and other noises when doing things like minimizing windows ect. Either way I was testing the quality of the onboard audio when I got the board to see if I could unclutter the system. The sound on the Audigy is far superior the onboard and I don't get those annoying artifacts in the sound which from what I have read are quite common when using the onboard audio..

I've already got some ram on the way from Newegg. However, I went over all my BIOS settings and I noticed that the RAM voltage was auto and the PCI Clock was default, so I changed that to 2.8V and 33.33mhz and so far I'm about 3-4 hours now without a crash at default clock speed. I'm feeling hopeful, or dare I say confident that these two settings may have made the difference in my stability.

I realize my power supply is a girly man but on the other hand I'm only running a single 6600GT and a 3000+ Venice core with no RAID, so even though it might be less than ideal I don't see how my components I'm currently running could use any more than 350w of power.

Tom Lewis Sep 01, 2005, 09:32pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Scratch that, shortly after making that post had the same exact lockup. Looks like I'm going to be upgrading my PSU after all. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Selam Andemicael Sep 02, 2005, 01:35am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Hi, I just bought and built my first PC! Yay for me!!

A8N-SLI Deluxe Mobo ( I got the new chipset fan too!! =D)
1GB Corsair XMS DDR 400 SD RAM (PC3200)
Evga Geforce 6800 GT x1
Aspire X-Navigator Case w/500 W PSU
Western Digital SATA 3.0gb/s 200GB HD
Toshiba DVD-RW

Right so my question is: Is it really necassary to update the BIOS? Thx.

Merc Sep 02, 2005, 11:45am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Tom-
350 watts should be plenty to run your rig but the PSU itselff may be a piece of garbage. Who knows and like I said, I think your problem lies elsewhere. Onboard sound is never as good as the add-on but the interference you are talking about is way off the charts. I use the onboard with headsets (Koss Pro 3AA Titaniums) and hear none of the artifacts you describe. Is it possible that you have a short somewhere? Possibly a stray standoff or loose wire, etc. I'd check into that before blaming any one part like RAM or PSU. Maybe pull the board and verify its integrity. look for somethoing that you wouldn't see if you didn't suspect a short.

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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