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Brad P. Jan 18, 2006, 10:14pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Rolo

You aren't butting in........only trying to help and I appreciate that. The problem is , the silicon raid is not sata 2....only the nv controler are on ports 3 and 4.

A8N32 Sli Deluxe,AMD 4000 San Diego,Gigabyte PDU21SC,Corsair 3200 c2pt 2 gigs,2 Hitachi T7K250 (160 gig ea.) Sata2 Raid 0,Creative X FI, BFG7800GT,Silverstone ST60F
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Brad P. Jan 18, 2006, 10:17pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Merc

I got sort of pis--d so I set the bios to defaults, cleared the cmos and I'm going to start over fresh. This is probably something really simple that we aren't picking up. I'll try yoru suggestions and maybe have better luck. Thanks again !

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Merc Jan 18, 2006, 11:08pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jan 18, 2006, 11:15pm EST

 
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Brad-
Sounds like a plan. If it were me I'd set the 3 & 4 ports to SATA 1 since the Hitachi drives, at least as far as I understand it from your earlier posts, need to have a driver loaded in windows to enable SATA 2 on the drives themselves. In effect they're SATA 1 drives till activated by the software. So install windows with settings as I said earlier, then when that is complete, and before you update windows, I'd load the SATA 2 software patch and enable it, reboot and set the ports to SATA2, reboot and you should come up in SATA 2 RAID #. On the other hand, SATA 2 is backward compatible and if the drives are SATA 1 until activated the controller should read them regardless. But then why have a selection between SATA 1 and SATA 2 in BIOS? LOL. Another BIOS conundrum.

Probably frustrating on your end but is an interesting problem to solve from my perspective. Personally I enjoy messing with the latest tech and all the issues that go along with it. Half the fun of building a high end system is puzzling your way through new stuff. You're probably ready to chuck the sucker through the nearest window, though, since it's your rig and your money so I'll just curb my enthusiasm.

EDIT: resetting the CMOS was an hourly event when I was overclocking my Newcastle core 3500+. Not the greatest O/Cing CPU ever made. LOL

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
Brad P. Jan 19, 2006, 08:45am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Merc

I'm the same way I enjoy figuring this stuff out. It's sort of like smacking yourself in the head with a hammer....it just feels great when it finally quits hurting! A lot of my problem is I have never had sata or raid , so it's all new to me. One thing that keeps nagging at me though. When I look in the manual about setting up raid, it shows a pic with the free drives that are available for raid in the left window..........you move them to the right window and they become your array. Whats funny here is I'm only showing one drive in the free disk area, but somehow I've managed to come up with the right capacity in my raid array and it says my array is healthy. Does this sound right to you? I can't figure out why both disks don't show up in the free disk area. Both drives do show up in the main bios window so they are being recognized at that point.

A8N32 Sli Deluxe,AMD 4000 San Diego,Gigabyte PDU21SC,Corsair 3200 c2pt 2 gigs,2 Hitachi T7K250 (160 gig ea.) Sata2 Raid 0,Creative X FI, BFG7800GT,Silverstone ST60F
Brad P. Jan 19, 2006, 08:58am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Merc

Another question. In one of your posts much earlier (and this is if I understood you right) you told the person to disable ALL drives on the main bios page. Then when you enable raid under the "raid configuration " heading you turn on the drives you're going to use there. Is this correct? If so then this may be the problem as I've had them enabled on the main page.

A8N32 Sli Deluxe,AMD 4000 San Diego,Gigabyte PDU21SC,Corsair 3200 c2pt 2 gigs,2 Hitachi T7K250 (160 gig ea.) Sata2 Raid 0,Creative X FI, BFG7800GT,Silverstone ST60F
Merc Jan 19, 2006, 09:17am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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That's correct, do not enable on the main page, just the Nvidia RAID controller and the two ports, and only those two ports, that the array will be plugged into. When you plug your storage drive into a disabled port under the Nvidia RAID it will show up automatically on the main page as an independent drive.

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
Brad P. Jan 19, 2006, 09:22am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Merc
Thanks Merc ! Maybe we've found my problem! What is your opinion my my array question?

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Merc Jan 19, 2006, 09:27am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Not sure on that. It has been awhile since I created an array.

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
Brad P. Jan 20, 2006, 08:35am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Merc

Hi! Still having problems here. This thing does not want to shut off! I've noticed that from day one. If I hit the power button to shut it off it should shut off in 4 seconds. I have to hold it down maybe 15-20 seconds or it'll start right back up again. I think this is the problem windows is having at restart time. Any ideas? I hvae the power setting at s3. Thanks!

A8N32 Sli Deluxe,AMD 4000 San Diego,Gigabyte PDU21SC,Corsair 3200 c2pt 2 gigs,2 Hitachi T7K250 (160 gig ea.) Sata2 Raid 0,Creative X FI, BFG7800GT,Silverstone ST60F
Merc Jan 20, 2006, 09:27am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Brad-
I know that there is a setting in BIOS that determines what the power switch does when pressed. Verify that. Are the HDD's and the array now working correctly?

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
Brad P. Jan 20, 2006, 10:11am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Merc

Yes my raid issues seem to be ok now. Will tell you more on that later. I just talked to Asus and they think it is either a driver or power supply problem. I went to their site for a new raid drive and can't find any except the Silicon one. My psu is an Enermax liberty 500, I would have thought that would have been plenty could be bad I suppose.

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Steve Lynn Jan 20, 2006, 02:26pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hello All,
My system:-
Tagan TG480 PSU
Western Digital 8MB SATA HDD
1GB Ram
Nvidia GEFORCE 6600GT
Zalman cooler on the chipset
AMD 64 1.8Ghz
Soundblaster Live Player
Bios 1014
Chipset drivers updated.
Every so often the screen goes black, no warning, no message. The only way to retrieve a picture is to power off and on again, after this everything will be ok for hours.
Everything is running cool and the setup is in accordance with Sander's advice.
Anyone got any idea's why this is happening?

Chris Giles Jan 20, 2006, 07:17pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi Guys. My question today is simple but depressing: does anyone know what the best route is to get a new BIOS chip in the UK?

I happened to reflash my BIOS (using the awdflash to 1016) as described in the first page of this list. It went through with no errors, although 2 blocks showing blue - "no update". When I restarted it then gives one long bleep followed by 2 short bleeps. It does not access any of the disks or any message on screen, so i dont see how any of asus' so-called fail safe procedures can be used! I had a copy of the old one on floppy but what use is that!!?

I wanted to update it because i was suffering some system lockups which seem related to use of my soundcard, however this now seems a minor problem!

thanks very much, and hope nobody here has had to experience this!

Merc Jan 20, 2006, 07:36pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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1L and 2S usually means video card failure. Reseat your card and doublecheck the connections.

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
James Schruben Jan 20, 2006, 07:55pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Chris Giles Jan 20, 2006, 08:02pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thanks Merc.
I checked the Video card and sound card just in case. Seemed fine. There was a 100% correlation between me flashing it and the system not booting anymore, so i'm pretty sure what happened! I guess the options are:
- try to find somewhere which will send me a new chip in the uk
- buy a programmer and flash / reflash a chip myself
- see if resetting cmos makes it proceed - obviously rather not do that as loose all the settings.

cheers Chris

Merc Jan 21, 2006, 09:11am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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James-
We need a little more info than that to help. Most importantly, what exactly is your board doing? Have you tried a barebones setup? Is the RAm in the right slots? Are you overclocking? What are the temps

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 Jan 21, 2006, 09:18am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Chris-
Definitely reset the CMOS. Your settings should be back to default anyways. Unplug the PC remove battery move jumper etc. Check and reseat your RAM. I've flashed my BIOS many times and never had a problem. Was there a power fluctuation during the flash? You can reflash the chip using a floppy, in fact it is the only way to go back to an old BIOS revision. Just check out the first page of this thread for the procdure (just make sure you use the name of the BIOS as it appers on the file rather what the guide says as the names have changed). Unless there was some specific power problem or jolt to your PC the BIOS chip should be fine. Let's try everything else before going right to the most radical solution. Barebones will be the next step if the above doesn't work.

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
James Schruben Jan 21, 2006, 12:05pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jan 21, 2006, 12:22pm EST

 
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Merc Jan 21, 2006, 12:42pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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James-
It sounds like you're getting past the BIOS boot and stalling at windows loading so we can assume your board is good. Everything worked OK until you set up a RAID 0 on the Nvidia Controller. So let's go from there:
1. Did you load the Nvidia RAID Drivers (both of them)?
2. What CPU are you using and what chipset driver as well as BIOS revision?
3. Are you doing a full reinstall of XP on the Raptors?
4. I'll assume the above is good, so if you can get into BIOS go into the Nvidia RAID page and enable ONLY the ports that the drives are connected to. Disable the other two.

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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