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RaYvA Sep 08, 2005, 07:44am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Well, an update on the non-booting A8N-SLI Deluxe.

It's not fixed yet, the on-site warranty people directed my call for assistance to a previous partner which then took them 4 days to rectify, but I had a techo out today.

Well, he plugged in another (430W!!!) PSU. Humphed and hard! Its probably your power supply he says, quickly putting his away (I almost laughed and asked him to leave, but I thought give him some time). Then he wants to reseat the RAM, so he removes all 4 DIMM's and placed one of them in DIMM slot A1! Knowing that both the manual and this FAQ state that a single DIMM should be placed in slot B1 I thought to myself "he's no the sharpest tool in the shed".

To MY surprise, the darn thing booted! With a single DIMM in slot A1! Mys surprised because I wouldn't have dreamt of doing that due to the instructions in the manual.

Anyways, we put in another 1GB in A2, now it booted with 2GB.

Put another 1GB in B1, nothing, wont boot. Remove B1, boots.
Put another in B2, boots with 3GB.

So whenever there's a DIMM in B1 (the darn default slot!) the system wont boot.

Anyways, he's RMA'ing the motherboard for me so hopefully, we'll be back up and running early next week.


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Terence Sweeny Sep 08, 2005, 07:48am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
I've been having an issue with my new A8N-SLI deluxe mobo and was hoping that this forum might be able to lead me in the right direction. I have the latest non-beta bios installed. I have 2 sets of TWINX1024-3200C2PRO modules (4 sticks totaling 2GB) and an Athlon AMD X2 4200+ chip. I am not interested in overclocking, I just want a stable running system with optimal settings. With the original settings from Monarch, I got a BSOD (blue screen of death) twice about a week apart. I looked up the error msg and it said on Microsoft's site that it may be bad memory or some other HW configuration. I contacted ASUS and they asked me to run memtest86 and check the latency settings. I ran memtest86 and it passed with 2 runs with the original settings from Monarch (same settings that gave me the BSOD twice). If I set everything to Auto the memory runs at 333Mhz and the CAS is 2-3-3-6 and memtest68 hangs on Test 8 and I have to hard reboot the system. I reverted back to the original settings but now memtest68 hangs on Test 8 no matter what I do. I have a dual boot XP system with a gaming and an office system. I seem to be able to game with no problems. Just while I was installed and copying files from CD using the Plextor I got the BSOD 2-3 times.

My questions are:
1. Can anyone tell me what my DRAM config should be with the 2 sets of TWINX1024-3200C2PRO modules?
2. Does anyone know what the optimal settings are for the AMD X2 4200+ chip without overclocking?
3. Can I trust memtest86 to be able to successfully tell me whether something is wrong with my memory with this new AMD X2 chip which is newer than the latest release of memtest86?
4. Once I know I have the bios settings set correctly, should I then re-run memtest68 and ask for a replaced if it hangs at test 8 again.


Below is what Monarch set the timings for on the memory DRAM Config and what the settings are under JumperFree Config:

DRAM Config
Timing Mode: Manual
Memclock (Mhz): 400Mhz
Tcl: 2.5
Tras: 6T
Trcd: 3T
Trp: 3T
Trc: 22T
Trfc: 24T
Trwt: 2T
Twr: 3T
1T/2T Memory Timing: 2T
S/W DRAM over 4G Remapping: Enabled
H/W DRAM over 4G Remapping: Enabled

JumperFree Config
CPU Frequency: 200.0
PCI Express Clock: 100Mhz
CPU Voltage: 1.350 v
Rest is set to Auto....

Merc Sep 08, 2005, 08:56am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
John MacKay-
Anytime you change motherboards you have to pretty much reinstall windows which means formatting the drive etc. There is virtually no chance of you being able to boot on that 40GB hard drive. There are some programs available for making the transition but generally that disk will become a secondary to your new hard drive with the fresh XP install on it.

Merc
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Asus P5K Deluxe BIOS 0404
Core 2 Duo Q6600 (3600MHz@1.46v)
Max OC 4050MhHz at 1.65v
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2 GB Team Xtreme DDR2 800-PC6400
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Merc Sep 08, 2005, 09:05am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Terrence Sweeney-
Leave your timings as is and disable S/W DRAM over 4G Remapping and H/W DRAM over 4G Remapping. You don't have 4GB you have 2GB. Your timings, with that processor, should work at 1T/2T=2T

Merc
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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
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El Sep 08, 2005, 05:06pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Sep 08, 2005, 05:09pm EDT

 
>> Can't get it to go SLI!!!
I just bought a second eVGA 256-P2-N376-AX Geforce 6800GT 256MB to couple it with the one I bought when I built the computer in February. I uninstalled the graphics driver, shut off the computer, hooked it all up (installed perfectly [ez-plug is in, dual card selector is switched, SLI bridge is plugged in, and both cards are powered by my Seasonic S12 600W PSU]).

I pushed the power button, everything came on, fans spinning, POSTed fine and both cards have their green lights lit. So I installed 7.7.7.7 forceware and restarted.

Now when I go into the Forceware settings and hit the SLI Multi-GPU tab it says, "You must remove any graphics cards that are not compatible with NVIDIA Scalable Link Interface (SLI) technology before you can enable SLI." And underneath that is the same "Learn More" link that was there when I had just one card.

2 cards show up in Device Manager and the first page of the Forceware settings program shows Bus at "PCI Expressx8" so what's wrong???

I had heard of people updating their video card BIOS version, but I thought that was no longer necessary with the newer drivers...

Any advice would be great!!!

Jared

P.S. I've already tested the new card non-SLI and it works fine. I've also tried switching the cards' places and same thing happens.

El Sep 08, 2005, 06:09pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
I should also add that BOTH cards are BIOS version 5.40.02.36.08 and my A8N-SLI is BIOS version 1005.
Jared

Merc Sep 08, 2005, 07:29pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Jared-
Try installing the 77.77 driver again without removing the 1st install. The SLI message should pop up while it is installing.

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
Whitney Wood Sep 08, 2005, 09:39pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Not sure if this belongs in the Mobo or Audio forum, so...


Okay, I'm running an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe with onboard sound. But I am getting no sound through it. I have upgraded the BIOS to 1013, the Chipset to v6.65 for Windows XP, and the RealTek are at the most recent non-Beta drivers of 5.10.0.5900.

I am using headphones that have worked allways in the past, but I get no audio through any of the 6 ports. Mic-In and Line-In will give me a tiny spike of whatever is playing when I first jack it in, but nothing else.

Any suggestion of what I should do?

Merc Sep 08, 2005, 09:45pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Whitney-
DO you have the front panel ports connected? If not you'll have to apply jumpers to the FP audio block. Try jumpers across the left and right line and bline pins.

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
Whitney Wood Sep 08, 2005, 09:47pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Merc-
I do not currently, but I tried previously with it plugged in. It did not work either, and got sound out of neither front or back. Would it make a difference if I put the jumpers on, compared to have the front-audio block plugged in?

Merc Sep 09, 2005, 06:43am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Sep 09, 2005, 06:50am EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
No, it wouldn't make a difference. The sound will NOT work, though, if you don't have the FP audio connected. The mobo should come jumpered but it doesn't for some reason. The Asus board (an intel chipset) I used to build my wife's PC came with the FP audio jumpered.

So go ahead and connect it up before you start troubleshooting. After it is connected go through and check all the various volume controls and audio masters ( it is reallly incredible, and stupid, how many volume and audio controls MS and Nvidia load into your PC) and make sure none of them are muted or turned way down. One that folks always forget is the keyboard volume control.

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
El Sep 09, 2005, 08:09am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
ok merc, i'll try that as soon as it's done re-formatting. i decided to just start fresh. also, with the 2 gb of ram i just got (took your advise and sold the 2x512) should i set my Windows virtual memory to 0 MB? i'll let you know how the SLI works out...
Thanks!
Jared

El Sep 09, 2005, 08:14am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Whitney, I believe with the chipset 6.65 drivers, you do not need the realtek audio drivers. Audio is included in the Nvidia chipset drivers so maybe there's a conflict when both are installed.
Jared

Merc Sep 09, 2005, 09:15am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Sep 09, 2005, 09:54am EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Jared-
I'm going to do a fresh install this weekend too. My rookie attempts at overclocking seem to have corrupted windows past what I can stand any longer. Now, on shutdown, the video cards turn off but the rest of the system hangs. LOL The other possiblility is freakin' Norton Systems work "clean up" deleted a needed windows file. Whatever, I want a fresh install so I can benchmark for the forum wars.

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
El Sep 09, 2005, 11:46am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Windows XP Home is back up and Service Pack 2 is installing as I type this. So you're saying after installing the chipset drivers to install the 77.77 video drivers twice to enable SLI?
Thanks again,
Jared

El Sep 09, 2005, 12:40pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
OK, I just reformatted and reinstalled windows xp, installed sp2, installed nforce4 6.66 and then installed forceware 78.01 and then reintalled the same 78.01. I'm still getting the same message under the SLI multi-GPU tab. everything seems like it should be working, but it's just not. Each videocard even has it's own IRQ: 18 and 19. any suggestions???
thanks,
Jared

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Edited: Sep 09, 2005, 02:47pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Did you open the Nvidia utility and enable SLI? I'm sure you did. OK open device manager and see if both cards are showing up and make sure on the general tab that both are enabled. If one is disabled then it may ask for you to install the driver after it is enabled.

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
El Sep 09, 2005, 03:13pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Both cards show enabled in the Device Manager, no conflicts. Under the NVIDIA utility however the SLI multi-GPU doesn't show the option to enable it or the load meter. It just reads, "You must remove any graphics cards that are not compatible with NVIDIA Scalable Link Interface (SLI) technology before you can enable SLI". I'm going to try evga tech support. I'll let you know.
Thanks,
Jared

Tom Egan Sep 09, 2005, 07:51pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Hi,

This is mostly for Dave Facey who posted a few pages back. I have basically the same system, same problem, tried same fixes. Just wondering how he made out. My board is currently with Asus. Thanks Tom

Keith Smith Sep 09, 2005, 09:35pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Ran into something curious. Boxx which makes some pretty sweet workstations is listing a couple of configurations I was wondering about. They have dual ATI FireGL's available with the nforce chipset AMD setups. Do these cards support SLI configurations? I was thinking that only the nVidia cards currently out did support this mode of display. Anyone know anything about this?

Thanks,


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