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Merc Sep 04, 2005, 10:47pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Sep 04, 2005, 10:55pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Anthony-
All I can say is "Wow, you really did that?" LOL. I would guess that your mobo is fried. An explosive power-down is usually considered a signal that something is fundamentally wrong with your system. The bright flash through the window is good confirmation of that prognosis.

By destroying the second 6800GT you confirmed that the mobo/PCIe slot is/are bad. Expensive way to troubleshoot though, and I'd recommend a more systematic approach in the future. I would get another mobo before plugging anything else in. In fact, unplug that PC from the wall until someone gives the CPU and RAM a thorouh going over.

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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Anthony Fulco Sep 05, 2005, 01:34am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi,
I have this motherboard with 1 Asus en6800ultra, AMD 64 3500 plus, Hitichi 250 gig hard drive, Thermal take 480 power supply, Sound Blast Audigy 2 value, and a gig of Kingston low latentcy. I play UT 2004 competitively and for some reason my fps degrades over time. I also get a warning about the resolution is not compatible with my machine when i go to the settings in my UT game. I run the machine very lean. 24 proccess going when i am playing. My monitor is a View Sonic Graphics Series G220fb. It will run 1600 by 1200 at 85 hertz. I have done alot to try correct this but it does not seem to help. I have Bios set up as suggested here. Please Help!

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Mike Bomb-
I have similar isues and am in the process of contacting Asus. I'll let you know what i find 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
Merc Sep 05, 2005, 07:53am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Gareth-
Try installing and using the F6 funtion and installing the NVraid drivers. It doesn't hurt to do so. If you don't want to install those drivers then try installing XP with just one drive attached.

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
Mike Bomb Sep 05, 2005, 04:34pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Merc-

Thank you! This has been driving me crazy since I got the system. The vendor and their tech support has been useless.

I do not know if this helps, but there is someone who has posted on the ASUS forum that he is having similar problems, although he is running XP64. He says it goes away when he uninstalls his Zip drive. I am going to try removing my Zip drive and will let you know what happens.

Ray Aviles Sep 05, 2005, 04:58pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ....... Apologies to ASUS!!!
Holy Cow!

Is this coincidence or what? I'd just posted my first message to this board, and I decided to catch up on my reading, just for the hell of it. I picked up on page 204 and began reading. The message prior to mine was from Mike Bomb, and he said that he was going to try uninstalling his 250MB Zip drive to see if that helped.

Of all the things that I had NOT tried. It'd never occured to me that the old Zip drive might be the problem; mine's a PATA 100Mb and apparently slightly older than Mikes.


I disconnected the Zip, rebooted and voila! No more BSOD's, no more mystery lockups, and no more random reboots. It's been running now for about six hours or so. I've been trying several CPU intensive programs, Sandra, Nero, and the like with no hiccups.

Asus, I made a mistake in calling the A8N-SLI mobo a POS, and I publicly apologize. I'll put the DFI on hold for a day or two before I cancel the order. In the meantime, I'll keep working this puppy to see if I can MAKE it crash.

Much happier, but with major egg on my face,


yarzer

Mike Bomb Sep 06, 2005, 03:25am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Unreal! I disconnected the Zip 250 and was able to resume from standby!

I tried installing the latest version of Ioware first, thinking that maybe it would work better with Iomega's drivers, but had to uninstall it because it caused me to spontaneously reboot when I closed Windows' Device Manager applet.

I am using the nVidia Nforce4 IDE drivers. Because I am using nVidia RAID, I am worried about trying to go back to the Microsoft IDE drivers, even though I am only using SATA drives on the RAID. In any case, I am unsure that the Zip 250 would work any better with the Microsoft IDE drivers.

I am going to try posting my problem on the nVidia forums.

Dave Facey Sep 06, 2005, 04:44am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey guys, I have a problem (with this board I think).

Full System specs:

PSU - Enermax Noisetaker 600WSLi
Motherboard - A8N-SLI standard
CPU - AMD 3500+ winchester
Memory - 1mb corsair value selcet cas 3
DVDRW - NEC
HDD - Maxtor diamond 160GB IDE

I get the following error message from the NVIDIA sentinel and have done since the first build in April.

'The Graphics card is receiving insufficient power. The clock settings have been lowered to prevent instability or hardware damage.'

At this point I can see via 'coolbits' that the core clock has reduced from 370MHz to 299mhz and the mem clock from 1ghz to 599mhz.

I have tried the following to solve this problem with no success.

RMA'd graphics card - No fault found
RMA'd PSU - it was replaced but no fault found on the original. Have checked voltages and all are in the correct range.
Running chipset driver 6.66
Running display driver 77.77
Have tried various different combinations of recent drivers.

I followed the steps in the FAQ (very helpful by the way) and updated the BIOS from 1001 to 1011. I couldn't do this from floppy because I don't have one so used the asus update tool. I've set up the BIOS settings to exactly the same as those mentioned by sander. Still the problem persists.

I am ensuring that the 6 pin PCI Ex supplemental power cable is plugged in the 6800Gt, and have swapped these around, my PSU has a seperate rail from PCI ex devices.

The Ez plug is attached and nothing else is running off this rail.

Bother Enermax and BFG suggest there is something up with the motherboard (perhaps a faulty PCI ex slot?), but just want to make sure I've tried everything before RMAing (just have the feeling it will be found to have no fault and I'll end up having to buy a new one out of my own pocket).

Any advice would be great. Great site by the way.

Dave





Merc Sep 06, 2005, 08:56am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Dave-
You don't need that ez-plug plugged in if using just one video card. Try it with the ez plug socket empty. Is the NEC DVD SATA?

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 Facey Sep 06, 2005, 09:23am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Dave-
Yeah, it sounds like a bad PCIe slot.

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
JustBlaze Sep 06, 2005, 12:11pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey People
I have hav been running my system now for almost two weeks and haven't been getting any problems so far but I am alil concerned cause this morning I was checking out my Asus Prob and it was reading any of my chasis fans (monitering on pause). I was wondering if this is a usuall occurencel. And also because of my defective hdd i've been using my old IDE hdd and it like about 14 gb buh almost up to it's neck right about now. Running UT 2004 demo and i heard a clicking sound come from the case. With the knowledge of the chipset fan failure i'm monitoring it now but my board came with the revised chipset fan. is there anything i should be worried about??

"Avoid fruits and nuts. You are what you eat."
Merc Sep 06, 2005, 03:48pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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JBlaze-
Sounds like your HD might be dying. I'd investigate very thoroughly the next time you hear it start clicking.

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
Mike Newk Sep 07, 2005, 06:15am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I was wondering why in the bios when I change the mem. freq. why does it reset the jumperfee settings back to auto. Also happens visa versa. Trying to up my 3dmark05 score.

FX-55
Asus A8n-Sli 32 Deluxe
eVga 7800 GTX KO
1GB Duel Channel Corsiar Memory
78Gb Raptor Sata
250Gb WD HD Sata
500W Ultra X-connect
AG Neovo 19" LCD
16x DVD burner
52x DVD player
4x Fans w/ Blue LED's
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Mothow
Just because you don't have an SLI Rig,Don't Run something down you don't have! I have 2 7800 GTX's in SLI Mode now and my Systems AWESOME!!
Your Just Jealous!!

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Sander,I have a Question for You as No One Else has been able to it for me! How do I turn Off Spread Spectrum in the BIOS of my ASUS A8N SLI Deluxe? Please and Thanks a Bunch!!

Boomer Sep 08, 2005, 07:37am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I will be booting up my new pc this weekend.

Asus A8N SLI Deluxe Mobo
AMD 3800+ Venice Core cpu and heatsink stock
2x 512Kingston Value Ram DDR400 PC3200 (soon to be taken out for 2x 1024Gig Corsair DDR400 XL PC3200C2)
XFX Geforce 7800 GTX
1x 40 Gig IDE (soon to be swapped out for 200Gig Seagate SATA HD ncq)
1x Samsung 52x CD Burner
1x LG DVD Burner Dual Layer
1x Audigy IIzs sound card
1x Antec Truepower 2.0 550w EPS 12v PSU
1x Panasonic Floppy Drive
1x Antec SLK3000B Case

At the moment I have a 40gig IDE hard drive which i had on my old amd 3200xp PC.
This has Windows XPsp2 home on it and until i get the seagate sata drive i will need to use this.
I want to boot up on this drive after doing the bios upgrade. I know it is preferable to install a fresh version of WinXP, but I have data on this disk that I cannot loose.
I am hoping that it will just load the mobo drivers etc, on boot up from the Asus cd after which i can get online and update to the latest firmware from nvidia.
In a couple of weeks i will buy the seagate hard drive either WinXP pro or WinXP 64bit as my main drive.









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