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jonne verheij Feb 18, 2006, 02:59pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 19, 2006, 07:37pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
com,
is about cooling-sollution for nF4-core.
takes a bit of modification, have used Cooler Master "blue ice 2" heatpipe N-Bridge C.
fitted the Zalman 700 GPU-cooler 90 degrees counterclockwise
understand the passive cooling sol. ended too often in a "china crisis"
3 weeks running, perfect operation.

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david cole Feb 19, 2006, 02:40am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Slim82pk,
I am on third factory fan in nine months, second replacement unit. When it slows/fails or I have motherboard out for any other reason, I am replacing the fan with a Pabst brand fan (already purchased) which is reported to be much more reliable. It has a service life rating of 15,000 hours.
If the Pabst fan ever fails I will switch to the Zalman passive heatsink. It replaces the fan and has adjustable mounts to use the ASUS fan mounting holes. If I had not already bought the Pabst, I would install it next.

I believe the ASUS serial number (10 digits/characters long, no dashes) is located just below the PCI-e16 slot on the board.
Per an email from ASUS, it is "located on either the top of the purple paralle port (printer port), side of PCI slots, side of brown CNR slot, or the backside of the product itself".

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,
Brad Soucie Feb 21, 2006, 12:31am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Hey I'm having a problem I've seen here but I can't seem to find a solution except that this mother board may not support 4gigs of ram.

In my BOIS I get the four gigs but windows only comes up with 3?

What should I do. BIOS is updated to latest and Everything is updated for windows?

What would be my next step?


Im running
AMD Athlon 64x2 4800+
1Gigx4 Kingston PC3200/400
x2 SLI BFG 7800 GT OC
x2 WD 200g SATA
Zalman Reserator Cooling on everything.


Monty Feb 21, 2006, 03:19am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
It's a bit too deep for me but try here: http://mental18.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=202&mforum=mental18
Same subject and may be what you are looking for.

Monty - Brit in France.

AN8-SLI \ AMD 64x2 3800@2.4Ghz
2Gb Corsair TwinX 400hz
2 x MSI NX8600GTS 256mb DDR3 HD OC
2 X 250G SATA-1 WD Caviar 16m
SoundBlaster x-Fi 7:1
Seasonic S12- 650w PSU
A_Pickle Feb 23, 2006, 07:51pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Holy. Facking. Cats.

-Pikl

PS: I just had to. :D

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Edited: Feb 26, 2006, 07:55am EST

 
>> Annoying problem with PCI cards
Hi,
I'll post my specs first:
asus a8n-sli deluxe mobo rev1016 (latest full bios)
athlon 64 3000+ venice core oc. at 2800 MHz at 1.5V
2x V-DATA 512 MB DDR PC4000 2.8V CL3-4-4-8 - dual channel
1x Leadtek PX6600GT TDH 128MB DDR3
OEM PSU @ 450W
TT Sonic Tower w/ 12cm cooler
cpu temp - idle 28C, full load 35 C
Pixelview PCI TV Tuner
OPTI Firelink 82C861 PCI to USB bridge card
Seagate 300GB 7200.9 SATA HDD
ASUS CRW5232AS
ASUS DRW1608P2S
Dual display configuration - 1st: AOC 9K+, 2nd: NEC Accusync 90 (through DVI)
Winxp Pro SP2
Latest NVidia drivers both for MB and video
VMWare workstation 5.5 installed 2 weeks ago, using 1vm w/ xp64 pro and 1vm w/ rh9
I've been using this config (on single dsiplay though) for 3 months and had absolutely no pbs. The dual display config is used for 2 weeks now. 5 days ago the pbs started to appear... The CPU was like 100% used but in task manager I couldn't see which program was doing this.. the list was refreshing so damn fast and every task went to 50-99% cpu use once in a while. I rebooted my PC and everything went fine. 2 days later the problem reappeared but a simple reboot could'nt do the job. I figured out that it was the OHCI 1394 device that caused that so I disabled it from BIOS. The system booted up with no pbs until I noticed that Windows has found my PCI TV Tunner once again, but it doubled the device. I mean 2xmultimedia video controllers, 2 multimedia audio controllers, 2 BTX bar and 2 BT TV Tunners (it normally uses 1 of each function). It also indicated that the PCI to USB Bridge card couldnt start and was put under an exclamation sign in Dev Manager. I tested the TV card on a A8N-SLI and it worked fine. I inserted a NIC Card into the slot that was first occupied with the TV card on my ASUS mobo and it worked so the PCI slot wasn't the cause. At last I am sticked up with these problems: tv card wont't work, pci to usb bridge card wont work either, OHCI 1394 device will make my system perform like a Pentium 166.
I really hope it's not the mobo and that I could solve all this with a better PSU. I really don't have one for test but I'm expecting one in a few days. One more thing, the PCI clock was se to auto (should I have set it to 33mhz instead?)
Help!!
thank you
P.S.: HTT set to 4xFSB (4x311MHz) and the memory at 333 MHz (although sisoftsandra and CPUz detected it at 510 MHz)
http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=68755

Nathan Thom Feb 26, 2006, 08:56pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Hi all,

Ive just bought new stuff (A8N-SLI, 2x512MB Feil PC3200, Athlon 64 4400+ dual core, 2x250G WD SATA-II, GeCube Radeon X1600XT) and im having huge instability problems. My power supply is only 350W and judging from what im reading thats not enough, but im only using one video card so it shouldn't draw too much power should it?

Im also seeing alot of posts about how this mobo is crap... since i saved for months to get this stuff, im rather p**sed off... so do i buy a new powersupply or buy a new mobo?

Monty Feb 27, 2006, 02:28am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
New PSU - 650w. Just needs setting up and you will be delighted with the stuff you bought. Bon courage ;-)

Monty - Brit in France.

AN8-SLI \ AMD 64x2 3800@2.4Ghz
2Gb Corsair TwinX 400hz
2 x MSI NX8600GTS 256mb DDR3 HD OC
2 X 250G SATA-1 WD Caviar 16m
SoundBlaster x-Fi 7:1
Seasonic S12- 650w PSU
Brad Soucie Feb 27, 2006, 08:21pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Still any idea's on the 4 gig ram issue?

Monty Feb 28, 2006, 02:30am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Quote:-
You will want to read this if you are using or wanting to use 4gig of ram...

If you installed total 4GB memory, the system will detect less than 4GB of total memory because of address space allocation for other critical functions, such as:

- System BIOS (including motherboard, add-on cards, etc..)
- Motherboards resources
- Memory mapped I/O
- configuration for AGP/PCI-Ex/PCI
- Other memory allocations for PCI devices

Different onboard devices and different add-on cards (devices) will result of different total memory size.
e.g. more PCI cards installed will require more memory resources, resulting of less memory free for other uses.

On a SLI system, since PCI-Ex graphic cards will occupy around 256MB, another 256MB will be occupied after you install a 2nd PCI-Ex graphic card. Hence, 2.75GB memory left only if two SLI cards installed on A8N-SLI Premium while 3.0GB memory left with one graphic card without other add-on devices.


This limitation applies to most chipsets & Windows XP 32-bit version operating system.

If you install Windows XP 32-bit version operating system, we recommend that you install less than 3GB of total memory. If more than 3GB memory is required for your system, then below two conditions must be met:
1. The memory controller which supports memory swap functionality is used. The latest chipsets like Intel 975X, 955X, Nvidia NF4 SLI Intel Edition, Nvidia NF4 SLI X16, and AMD K8 CPU architecture can support the memory swap function.
2. Windows XP Pro X64 Ed. (64-bit) or other OS which can address more than 4GB memory.

You can check below URLs for reference:
http://dlsvr01.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/4GB_Rev1.pdf

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/cs-016594.htm

Unquote:
Maybe this will help with your RAM issue.

Monty - Brit in France.

AN8-SLI \ AMD 64x2 3800@2.4Ghz
2Gb Corsair TwinX 400hz
2 x MSI NX8600GTS 256mb DDR3 HD OC
2 X 250G SATA-1 WD Caviar 16m
SoundBlaster x-Fi 7:1
Seasonic S12- 650w PSU
Brad Soucie Feb 28, 2006, 11:40pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Thank you alot. Ive been searching for an answer for about two weeks now and for sure I couldn't be the only one using 4gigs of ram.

It solved my problem.

Thanks again monty

Monty Mar 01, 2006, 03:17am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
No problem. I have received lots of good advice from this site and it's nice to be able to "put something back" but I take no credit for the info - just knew where to look ;-)

Monty

Monty - Brit in France.

AN8-SLI \ AMD 64x2 3800@2.4Ghz
2Gb Corsair TwinX 400hz
2 x MSI NX8600GTS 256mb DDR3 HD OC
2 X 250G SATA-1 WD Caviar 16m
SoundBlaster x-Fi 7:1
Seasonic S12- 650w PSU
kurt verstichel Mar 02, 2006, 11:13am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Hi guys,

I'm having a very serious problem with my new Asus A8N-SLI mobo.

Let me describe the situation : I had a fine working computer Athlon 1800+ Abit KR7A mobo 768Mb RAM, 2 Maxtor HD, GeForce2 video, ... dual booting in Windows XP and Mandrakelinux.

I changed the motherboard, processor, RAM, videocard (so I just kept the box + the harddisks), and booted the system. Booting the mandriva system was OK, but booting windows caused a BSOD during the boot process, so I never saw the blue cloudy background, as before I came that far, I got a BSOD.

I thouhgt the dual boot could be a problem, so I removed all non-NTFS partitions from my disks, rebooted, no successfull Windows boot at all.

As this computer had several NTFS partitions, and the data I wanted to keep was on specific partitions, I copied these partitions (as backup) to another partition on the disks (via Partition Magic), and I decided to give up my first partition (containing the Windows system), and to re-install windows XP SP 2.

I restarted my system with a Bart PE - rescue CD (see http://www.ubcd4win.com/contents.htm) that me myself created the way it should be, and which I tested (and worked without any doubt) on another computer, so this cannot be an issue.
In the middle of the boot process -> windows BSOD

At last, I tried to re-install my mandriva 2006 environment, and believe it or not, but even that one hang at installation time (something I never experienced before wit neither knippix, vectorlinux, mandriva, mandrake....), so I tried some other distributions -> FAILED

At the end I removed EVERYTHING from my system, so at this moment I'm booting my BartPE-rescue CD

WITHOUT
harddisks
floppy
USB connections on my mobo
Firewire connections on my mobo

so the only thing I'm booting at this moment is :
a) Mobo : Asus A8N SLI
b) Athlon 64 3500+
c) video : Asus N6600GT silencer
d) 2*512 Corsair PC3200-400 RAM
e) 1 LG DVD

but it isn't booting at all

Please advice me what to do next : I wanted to install a brand new windows environment (as I read it in other posts), but even the installation procedure crashes.


What 's next ?


PS : maybe I did not mention it yet, but I'm using all standard BIOS settings, and I'm not overclocking at all....

steven asprey Mar 03, 2006, 04:05am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Hi,

i am first time builder and i have bought the following

antec 480 power supply
A8n-sLi motherboard
twin crosair memory 1024 * 2 3200 C2
xfx 6800 graphics card
amd 4400+ dual core
200 gig ide hard drive

my problem is the system does even get to the bios screen on boot up. All the fans move and the green power up led on the motherboard is lit. can anyone help me please.



Monty Mar 03, 2006, 05:03am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Hi. Did you follow the guide for the mobo setup and the guide at the beginning of this thread? Really need to know just what you did to start your build, for example did you have your updated BIOS ready to flash as the 1st operation with the absolute minimum of hardware connected to the board?

Monty - Brit in France.

AN8-SLI \ AMD 64x2 3800@2.4Ghz
2Gb Corsair TwinX 400hz
2 x MSI NX8600GTS 256mb DDR3 HD OC
2 X 250G SATA-1 WD Caviar 16m
SoundBlaster x-Fi 7:1
Seasonic S12- 650w PSU
steven asprey Mar 03, 2006, 05:42am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 03, 2006, 05:46am EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
hi,

i followed the guide except for flashing the bios.

i.e. i Configured the motherboard with just the memory, processor and heatsink, video card and floppy drive

i don't get to thee bios screen when i turn on. i will try flashing the bios if you think it will help. didn't do it originally as i wasn't too confident.

cheers

steven asprey Mar 03, 2006, 06:09am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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i tried to flash the bios only the pc won't boot up as far as the bios. i only get the light on the motherboard and all the fans going. i have configured with memory, floppy drive, graphics card and chip, keyboard and mouse only.

any ideas?

kurt verstichel Mar 03, 2006, 09:24am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Me too, I just flashed my BIOS to the latest version, but even with that latest version, I'm not able to install windows XP, not even with only the minimum number of hardware connected (floppy, HD, RAM, video)
I get a BSOD approx 1min after the windows boot process started.

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Edited: Mar 03, 2006, 09:35am EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Steven - don't think I can help with your problem other than to go through all the obvious bits again for absolute correctness with installation.
Kurt - after you flashed and before you tried to install the OS, did you change the boot order in BIOS to #1= CD, put your OS disc in the tray then power off/on ?
Sorry, just re-read your post and it looks like your were already installing the OS.

"""Merc...where are you...these guys need help....""""

Monty - Brit in France.

AN8-SLI \ AMD 64x2 3800@2.4Ghz
2Gb Corsair TwinX 400hz
2 x MSI NX8600GTS 256mb DDR3 HD OC
2 X 250G SATA-1 WD Caviar 16m
SoundBlaster x-Fi 7:1
Seasonic S12- 650w PSU
Merc Mar 03, 2006, 10:47am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Kurt-
Windows does NOT like to change mobos. There are ways to work around it but if switching CPU and mobo you might as well accept the fact that a reformat and reinstall of windows is required. After all the actions in your post i'd assume the system is pretty confused at this point and wants a reset of the CMOS/BIOS. Do you know how to reset? Remove the battery switch the jumpers etc. It should boot then. I'd then flash to BIOS 1013 for your CPU and then I'd do a fresh install of windows. Hope this helps.

Merc
Modified Lian Li PC 7077A
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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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