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4Qman Jan 28, 2006, 03:00pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Dam this thread is crazy.

Merc u still helping out here im sure you could teach the tech's at Asus a few things by now.

I remember u helping me around the middle of this thread.lol

Lads MERC Rules. Good work buddy.

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Merc Jan 28, 2006, 03:55pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jan 28, 2006, 03:57pm EST

 
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Hey 4Q. LOL. I'm actually helping out at the A8N SLI Deluxe Only Board at http://mental18.phpbbweb.com/mental18.html as a moderator now so will probably have to help out here less as that grows Chat function and all there, plus guys from Asus on-line. How's the boxing going?

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 30, 2006, 07:36am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Merc

I didn't get your suggestion to switch to the a8n32 in time. I stood there looking at both boards and figured since I had all the drivers and everything downloaded I'd stay with the a8n. Well, that board was bad too! Doing the same thing! So I'll be switching to the a8n32 which should be in today. I find it hard to believe that I could get two bad boards in a row but I can't see that i've done anything wrong. I've checked stand offs....didn't find any loose screws (none in my case anyways) and everything else I could think of. I'm getting really gunshy with this. Afraid to turn the power on when my new board comes in for fear of a mushroom cloud coming out of my case! Asus lists a 1009 and a 0903 bios for this board both released on the same day, any idea what this is about? The Silverstone psu I got is really nice! The cables are a dream to set up!

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
Steve Garrett Jan 30, 2006, 10:28am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Merc Jan 30, 2006, 10:42am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jan 30, 2006, 11:03am EST

 
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Steve-
What BIOS revision is loaded on your board? I am asking because an older BIOS will not supprot your dual core. Depending on the BIOS you may need a single core to successfully flash.

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
Graham Edwards Jan 30, 2006, 10:56am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Merc


>Disable both the SIL and Nvidia RAID controllers.


The nVidia RAID controllers are already disabled (this is accessed at POST - correct?) so I also disabled the SiI controller and was greeted with a pop-up which says:

"No SiI controller was found in the system. Press the button to exit the application."

So I uninstalled it which yielded an error in Device Manager.



So it seems I am stuck with one of:


1. After Windows loads the 'SATARAID5 (Array Manager)' window opens

OR

2. A pop-up which says:

"No SiI controller was found in the system. Press the button to exit the application."

OR

3. The error in Device Manager under SCSI and RAID controllers:
?! Silicon Image SiI 3114 SoftRAID5 Controller


Of these (3) is the least intrusive of the evils but is it possible to eliminate all three?


Many thanks for your help

Graham

Merc Jan 30, 2006, 11:07am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Graham-
Sounds like you're almost there. Reset the CMOS and see if that clears up the error in Device manager. As you're not using the Sil controller device manger being unhappy is really a non-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
Steve Garrett Jan 30, 2006, 11:16am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Merc

Thanks for such a quick response.

Sorry for the dumb question, but where do I find the bios version info, not on full screen logo or main setup page and pc is loosing power after 5-20 secs after powering on so having trouble finding info.

Thanks again
Steve

Felipw Jan 30, 2006, 11:30am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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hi
i have a friend who have a a8n-Sl deluxe and he's got some probs with an opteron 170 dual core.
does anyone hava this cpu with this mobo?the bios is 1016.
:)

Merc Jan 30, 2006, 11:32am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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It's kind of tough because it pops up fast at boot. The problem is you can't flash the BIOS if the thing is turning off after 10 or so seconds. Do you hear any beeps at boot?

Are you sure you don't have a short somewhere like a stray standoff you missed while installing? Most cases come with some standoffs installled. You have to remove all of them, usually, and then install only the ones your board needs (9 in our case). If you left a stray in there it would cause the problems you are seeing. Check for loose screws or loose standoffs too while you have the board removed. If you find that there is nothing wrong you may want to boot outside the case.

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
Kalle Anka Jan 31, 2006, 11:41am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Ok sigh.. I've been looking through some 30 pages now and I can't find what I'm looking for. I remember reading somewhere that you have to move some jumper to fix the on-board sound issues that make the front (or maybe it was the rear) speakers silent. Can anyone tell me which ones I'm supposed to move?

ian roberts Jan 31, 2006, 01:30pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jan 31, 2006, 01:45pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe power warning
Hi i dont now if any one has had the same problem but i get warning messages after booting xp that there aint enough power going too my xfx 6800gs graphics card i dont have sli config .. i have both power connectors connected to card other to the mobo.. i have seasonic s12 500w psu witch should give more than enough power ..
Can any 1 help me on this problem would be gr8t thanks
ian


spec
a8n sli deluxe
3500 athlon
1gig corsair
lite dvdrw
samsung cdrw
xfx6800gs
2 x maxtor hd ide

Kalle Anka Jan 31, 2006, 08:54pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Pierce Ward Jan 31, 2006, 11:10pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi all, Ive been running this board for the last 4 months or so without any problems. However as of late Ive been leaving my PC on overnight and I'm trying my best to keep the noise level down. Ive seen that the chipset fan appears to be the culprit for not only loud noises but also its unreliable, so I was thinking of swapping it out.
Though I did read that this problem doesnt affect all generations of this motherboard, so I was wondering how I could tell if my heatsink is the reliable and "quieter" version; does anyone have a picture i could compare it with?

For example mine is not like this one: http://www.soneraplaza.fi/GetImages/GetImages_GetImage_jpg/0,2...559,00.jpg

Instead it is more curved at each side, and the opening for the fan is much larger.

Cheers!

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david cole Feb 02, 2006, 04:11pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Pierce Ward,
As far as I can state, neither the original chipset fan nor the replacement fan is truely reliable. The original fan is mounted with its sides parallel to the motherboard. The replacement fan mounts at a diagonal position, say more like a diamond, on the motherboard. Others have posted links to pictures on this site.

Neither the original fan, nor two new-design replacements lasted more than three months. I am on my fourth fan (spare on shelf), and will mount a known-for-reliability Pabst brand fan the next time I have the motherboard out of case for any reason. If that ever fails, I will go to the Zalman passive heatsink.

A8N-SLI Deluxe, FX-55, Win XP Pro - was main, being rebuilt after electrical storm
Sabertooth x58, i7-950, Win 7 Pro, ENGTX460CU TOP, 12GB GSkill, 12GB SSD, 1GB + 2GB HDD @ 6GB/s - main computer
P5Q-E, e8500, Vista 64 - secondary computer
Two P5Q Pro,
david cole Feb 02, 2006, 04:35pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Kalle Anka,
Check your manual page 2-28. The drawing shows the motherboard location of the front panel audio connector.

As shipped the motherboard has two jumpers on this connector, on the top and third sets of pins. Kept this way, sound is directed to the rear speaker connection. If you want to connect the front (or top) mount headphone/microphone assessories, the jumpers are removed as you make the wiring connections. If you do not have these accessories, or the case does not have the extra connections, you do not remove the jumpers or you wil NOT get the normal sound from the rear connectors.

If these pins are used to connect the optional case ports, sound is still to the rear connectors until you plug in your headphones. When you plug in headphones, sound is shut off to the rear connectors and redirected to the headphones.

Typically you get sound directed to either the front or rear, but not both at the same time. Most persons attach their speakers to the rear connectors, and headphones to the front on some occasions and do not want the sound to be on at the speakers then.

A8N-SLI Deluxe, FX-55, Win XP Pro - was main, being rebuilt after electrical storm
Sabertooth x58, i7-950, Win 7 Pro, ENGTX460CU TOP, 12GB GSkill, 12GB SSD, 1GB + 2GB HDD @ 6GB/s - main computer
P5Q-E, e8500, Vista 64 - secondary computer
Two P5Q Pro,
james morgan Feb 03, 2006, 04:53pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have a big problem with my A8N SLi - I cant read through 240 pages, but figure someone must have the answer! :)

Once booted to windows, after about 10 seconds, I get the BSOD with http.sys thing.
It's done this since the very first boot, before I installed anything.

Everything is installed fine, I've updated the chipset to 6.65, and the bios to 1014 - which it said was the latest version.

The wierdest thing is that it only does it a random amount of times.
1 day I'll switch it on, it's fine.. Another day, it will reboot 3 times, 6 times, 10 times even before it's stable.

Once it loads stable, it will run fine until I need to switch off/restart. This is the part which is confusing, it must be working right to run fine for many hours?

I also have an EZ Cool 400W PSU, radeon X800 XT, dvd writer, 2 old ide hard drives.

anyone help?

Russ Spry Feb 03, 2006, 05:20pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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James Morgan

Well 2 things jump out at me. The power supply is very suspect and you use the term old hard drives. If you could be a little more precise as to the make and model of the drives, cpu, memory we will be able to assist you with your problem.

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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
ah yea.
Well my main hard drive is ata100, 40gb.
second one is ata133, 122gb.

I got 2x512mb ram, both 3200, both corsair.
Got them 1 on each channel like the manual said to do.

I recently upgraded my main board, gfx card and processor and left the other parts.

I wonder about the power supply, the board has a couple of pins extra on the main power cable socket which the cable from my psu doesnt have. It does fit right not using those extra tho, would that be a problem?

thx for replies.


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