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Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Feb 19, 2005, 01:41pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Ok lets back up a little, I edited my post on 16, sorry!

The reason you're not seing the taskbar is because you made the extended monitor the primary one. Change it back. When you extend, do not make the extended monitor your primary display.

Mike

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Greg Giles Feb 19, 2005, 01:43pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Ok, thanks alot Mike, your a lifesaver, Im pretty noob at this but your post on 16 seems pretty easy to read to me so far. Im hoping for the best. Thanks

Greg Giles Feb 19, 2005, 01:50pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 19, 2005, 01:58pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
One more thing Mike, do you think its ok to do all these OC to a new system right out of the box or should I let it run factory for a few weeks first? I dont want to end up messing anything up.

Edit: When I went to nTune t says Warning: Your PCI dock is currently set to track the HT bus. If you adjust the clock for the HT bus, the PCI bus clock will change as well. Please consult your motherboard manual to determine how to disable this behavior before proceeding. What does this mean?

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Feb 19, 2005, 02:02pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I wouldn't worry about it. What you will be doing here both for video cards(s) and system with coolbits and Ntune are optimized by windows not you. It will optimize according to your equipment and OS to an optimal level, not a full overclock level. If windows says it's ok do you trust them?

Mike

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Ok thanks Mike, what about that error message. Know what it means?

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Edited: Feb 19, 2005, 02:19pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
The reason the message was not in my post was because my computer was already set properly.

You can stop this message by going in your BIOS and setting your clock speed to MANUAL> and setting the >PCI Clock Sychronization Mode to 33.33 MHz or Auto and advancing your clock speed to 201 MHz, or just close the message everytime it comes up, you can still proceed. The difference will be a PCI clock frequency like 19 or 20 MHz instead of 33.33 MHz, and different bus speeds.

UPDATED POST on page 16.

7- Open nTune.exe and you will be presented with the Clock Control Panel. If not, click on the round clock beside the house or home button at the bottom left hand corner.

If for any reason you get the HT error message ;

You can stop this message by going in your BIOS and setting your clock speed to MANUAL> and setting the >PCI Clock Sychronization Mode to 33.33 MHz or Auto and advancing your clock speed to 201 MHz, or just close the message everytime it comes up, you can still proceed. The difference will be a PCI clock frequency like 19 or 20 MHz instead of 33.33 MHz, and different bus speeds.

Look at the GPU bus speeds (3D) section and make sure it's the same as the numbers in the Advanced Properties you set in previous steps. If all is good lets move on, if not, go back and repeat the steps till these numbers match. Leave everything else default for now, we will tweak momentarily.

Mike

Greg Giles Feb 19, 2005, 02:23pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 19, 2005, 02:25pm EST

 
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Got it

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Feb 19, 2005, 02:36pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thanks for helping me touch up my post. lol

Mike

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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
lol im really new so mabye all the questions I have some other noob will have :) Im on step 10 now. Everything seems ok but my graphics test I did on step 10 was only 355 =/ Nowhere near the SLI scores you said most had

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Edited: Feb 19, 2005, 02:48pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Keep in mind if you are avoiding the PC Power & Cooling 510 SLI due to noise level...you can change the fans. I did that with my turbocool 425 deluxe. I used their 80mm silencer fans...a panaflo L1 or M1 would probably be a good candidate.

You will void the warranty...however, I am willing to bet you never need it. I have had nothing but their power supplies for over 5 years, maybe 10. Never a problem...I had one Antec (forget the name but a high end 450W or 500W) arrive DOA, had my TurboCool 425 Deluxe on the way before I even had shipped the dead one back.

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Edited: Feb 19, 2005, 02:53pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Everything seems ok but my graphics test I did on step 10 was only 355 =/ Nowhere near the SLI scores you said most had


Depends on a few factors. I would retune using the best graphics performance setting again. Check the previous run box as well to compare your last run.
Can you list your type of cards for me?
Please give me your current GPU Core and Memory Core Clocks.

Mike

Greg Giles Feb 19, 2005, 02:57pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
I have 2 eVGA 6800 GT PCI-Express 256MB, GPU bus is 410Mhz and Memory Bus is 1113Mhz. Also your walkthrough is just for video card OCing and not full system, as in CPU also?

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Edited: Feb 19, 2005, 03:10pm EST

 
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Also your walkthrough is just for video card OCing and not full system, as in CPU also?


Yes, this optimization procedure is intended to give you the best graphics performance, but, will also tune your RAM, CPU, Registry, bus speeds etc... it will be the best optimal settings for your computer.

When I detected optimal frequencies my cards came in at 450 MHz and 1.2 MHz Watercooled with Koolance EXOS system and Koolance NV2 L06 GPU coolers. My bandwidth was 415. I have spoke with other people having ultra's and GT's maybe not enough though to come to a concrete bandwith amount for different cards. As I collect data I will edit the post.

Mike

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Edited: Feb 19, 2005, 03:07pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Ok Mike thanks, it is in the process of redoing the optimazition procedure now

Edit: Just ran best graphic performance again to optimize it and now my score went from 355 to 378

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Feb 19, 2005, 03:11pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 19, 2005, 03:24pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Just a question, you didn't miss the part that said to go into SLI mode before testing right? The numbers you gave me resemble readings from a single card.

If you have a single video card, go to step 7.
If you have SLI video, go into your advanced settings and Click on SLI multi-GPU and check the (Enable SLI multi-GPU) checkbox, apply and restart, then come back to step 7.

7- Open nTune.exe and you will be presented with the Clock Control Panel. If not, click on the round clock beside the house or home button at the bottom left hand corner.

Another question. My comp will beep all the time like when you try open a link that is already opened, now what sound I mean? like boomp, does it all the time and I have nothing running but the nvidia stuff. How can I find what is making it do that boomp noise?


I know what sound you're talking about, has noting to do with what you are doing in this process, this is a windows issue, we will get to that later ok?


Mike

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I enabled SLI after I did test on both video cards on steps 5 and 6 I think, it said SLI was enabled anyway heh

Greg Giles Feb 19, 2005, 03:19pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 19, 2005, 03:24pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Another question. My comp will beep all the time like when you try open a link that is already opened, now what sound I mean? like boomp, does it all the time and I have nothing running but the nvidia stuff. How can I find what is making it do that boomp noise?

Edit: I did everything on page 16 and I still cant play City of Heroes, it shows as being supported on the Nvidia website for SLI but I get a green screen and it flickers alot and freezes. I cant even play for 5 mins. I have the forceware drivers on the FAQ. Where are those drivers from anyway? I cant find them on the main nvidia webste when I go to the update drivers section. I really need to get this fixed but have no idea how. Anyone know a way to fix this? I am playing now with a flickering green screen :(

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Feb 19, 2005, 03:26pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Do not dispair, your computer is in alot better shape than it was before!

We will work on this now.

Mike

Greg Giles Feb 19, 2005, 03:27pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 19, 2005, 03:40pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
I have a Belkin Batter Back up and while playing it says Load Waring! The UPS is heavily loaded, loading level is 83%. That couldnt cause these things to happen while playing CoH could it?

Edit : well I know it isnt the Backup, I unhooked the monitor and it went to 60% load and it is still doing it.

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Edited: Feb 19, 2005, 03:41pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Yes this could effect computer stability.

While your UPS is charging the battery which isn't much current right now (as it should be fully charged), the UPS is providing Voltage and Current to your computer .

V (voltage) X (times) I (current) = Watts.

Voltage will drop in the output of a UPS system as the computer will demand more current than the UPS can deliver, causing instability. The UPS may claim to provide a certain amount of Wattage but not under continuous load. Usually 80% is the max continuous you can take a UPS up to .

Watt (lol) is the exact Wattage of your UPS?

Mike


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