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Lord Stanley Mar 21, 2006, 03:00pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe first time build getting \i386\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded - error code 128
This is my first build: Initial problem encountered was no video, I figured the BIOS wasn't seeing my N7800 so I used an old pci vid card just to get a display so I can update my BIOS. I successfully updated my BIOS to ver 1016....that's about as far as I got.

I'm using the Silicon Image RAID running striped mirrors.RAID10, 4 36G WD Raptors.
500G SATA storage drive
SATA Plextor DVD/R.
2G (2-1G) Kingston HyperX
AMD FX-57
N7800GT Extreme
550W Logisys PSU

I'm trying to install XP MCE, it doesn't respond when I hit 'F6' to load the RAID drivers.....and it either reboots itself, or, every 5th time rebooting, it'll get as far as "Set up is inspecting your system hardware configuration", then I get a blue error screen saying "File \i386\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded" Error Code 12800. Couldn't find much about this error, seemed to happen years ago when people were first upgrading from 98 to XP....although I don't think that's the problem. The system posts fine, things seem normal...but it won't ever accept the F6 when it's time for that option....most of the time it'll just reboot itself. When I do get past that, that's when I can't get past the i386 error.

I made all of the appropriate mobo recommendations that were suggested at the beginning and did an awful lot of reading....yet not sure where to begin. I removed the RAID array and got the same results, so I added it back. I reseated memory sticks & tried it, then ran with only 1 stick, then ran with just the other stick, results were the same and the BIOS was recognizing 1 stick when it should have been recognizing only one stick. A buddy of mine didn't like the idea of loading the O/S via SATA as opposed to IDE....I couldn't understand how that would matter but I'm learning that it's good to accept & understand things don't always make sense. Anyway, hoping that the good folks on this board wouldn't mind offering me suggestions....any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks.....

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Carlos Valente Mar 21, 2006, 09:15pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Hi again

I have the Ez plug connected and all the psu that i tryed have 30amp in the +12V
I have all the parts well connected!
My bios is updated. Revision 1016!
have you got any ideia?

Tom bishop Mar 22, 2006, 07:29am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Martin Barrett Mar 22, 2006, 02:54pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Hey, I finally got monarch to get me a replacement. They will let me have credit to get a new motherboard.

I am looking at the MSI diamond plus.

CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model TWINX1024-3200C2PT

This is my ram. Just wondering if its compatible, I'm sure it is but I couldn't find any compatibility charts for this mobo.

The a8n series is just so sickening :(

Ronnie Raney Mar 23, 2006, 11:12pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 23, 2006, 11:17pm EST

 
>> WHAT VIDEO CARD SHOULD I GET?!!!
Alright guys, it's been about a year now since I've had my A8N-SLI deluxe...it's running fine, but it's time to update the video card. I'm trying to play some newer games (Oblivion for one) and it's just ridiculous what I'm trying to run on my PC. That said, I'm not pouring the money and I really can't afford a card BUT I've gotta do it. That said, here are my options as I see it. It seems like I should stick with GeForce 6000-7000 cards, right? So, I'm looking at the 6800 GS for about $150. Should I go ahead and get one, then two eventually? Or what would you guys recommend for someone who wants a compromise between price and performance? Any thoughts would be great. It's been a year since the original posts on this subject. RR

Lord Stanley Mar 24, 2006, 03:06pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Does anyone know if the EN7800 Extreme Dual GT 512M card can even run with this mobo ? I've seen cases (Tom's Hard.) where they run 2.....but don't know of a config running just one, I can't get drivers loaded successfully for this. I've tried the latest (84.25) and also the ones that came with the card (77.77) and all of the ones in between, nothing works. I'm running XP Pro with an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe mobo BIOS ver 1016 & Nvidia Chipset drivers 6.65.

When I'm installing the drivers, half way through the loading of the files, the screen goes blank and the monitor switch goes amber, no signal coming from the card. I reboot in safe mode, uninstall...and then try again with a different driver version, nothing works, ...half way through driver install, screen goes dark & monitor shuts down. A couplle of times the PC hung and/or self booted. I have the external power to the cord plugged in, I also have the Asus E-Z Plug connector in....but I tried it with it unplugged and also plugged but nothing works. I have the N7800 card in slot PCIEX16_1 with the EZ Selector Card set for single video card. The BIOS text is even bugged, tells me that it may be more than just a driver issue and more a compatibility issue with this particular card & mobo. Any suggestions ?

Richard Lightfoot Mar 25, 2006, 06:53am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Lord Stanley

Can you try Nvidia`s 6.85 chipset version, if that fails too it sounds like an IRQ issue. Being a 512 card your system allocates that 512 out out system ram and if something else is using that key it will bomb out as youve seen. Can you also see if your card is sharing any IRQ`s and move it to another one if possible. I have the 256 version here.

Lord Stanley Mar 26, 2006, 01:10pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
thanks....I shoulda checked the NVidia sight as opposed to the ASUS site....ASUS has 6.65 & NVidia's are more current. I'll try the 6.70 chipset drivers cause the 6.85 are for the A8N32 x16 boards....thanks again !!

Dave Kelsen Mar 26, 2006, 06:15pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Ronnie Raney:

The only problem with using a strictly economic solution (i.e. buy a relatively cheap card now and another later) is that the second may be unavailable later; if the card is not the same model from the same manufacturer, it will not work in SLI mode, as I understand it. Otherwise, I would do just as you have proposed, and buy a middle to high-middle range card.

If it is at all practical, you should probably wait until you can get two of them, from the same retailer and at the same time. This goes a long way to ensuring SLI compatibility. I recognize that it may not be practical in a given situation, though. Truly, you *should* be able to find a second of the type you buy now -- and likely at a better price.

Good luck.

Dave Kelsen
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Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD Athlon64 3500+ Rev E (90 nm Venice)
1 GB OCZ 400 MHz PC-3200 Dual Channel Kit
ATI AIW X600 Pro PCIe 256MB

Richard Lightfoot Mar 26, 2006, 07:45pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Ronnie.

Nvidia`s latest drivers allow for different manufactures of boards as long as they are the same series - ie ..a asus 7800 gt card and a leadtek 7800 gt card, same applies for other series.... . I am saving up for another 7800 gt card as I only have one Asus EN 7800 GT at present, will try another manufacturer this time. Use 6.70 or later for the chipset drivers.

Dave Kelsen Mar 26, 2006, 08:24pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Ronnie Raney Mar 28, 2006, 07:28pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Video card/insufficient power
I've searched Google, but I know that anyone reading this probably knows my problem... since we all have the same motherboard. I've installed two Ultra 6800 cards using SLI, that all went well...knock on wood. My problem is that I'm getting an "insufficient power" error message. I plugged in the EZ plug, as well as two Y-plugs, one for each card. Does this unfortunately mean I don't have a good enough power supply?

2.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
A8N-SLI DELUXE
1024 Megabytes Installed Memory
Maxtor 6Y200M0 [Hard drive]
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Series GPU [Display adapter] (2x)
Antec Neopower 480W ATX2.0 PCI-Express Power Supply
(what other specs are needed?)

Thanks, Ron Raney


Dave Kelsen Mar 28, 2006, 09:46pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Video card/insufficient power
Ron,

at what point in the process do you get that message? It seems that your power supply should be sufficient, but I would tend to agree with your surmise; you need a bigger, better power supply. Over and over in this forum, different members have learned that one thing you do not want to stint on is the power supply.

Hopefully, someone who has seen the same error message and resolved the problem will reply, but I don't recall seeing anyone describe just what you're getting.

Dave Kelsen

jake hughes Mar 28, 2006, 09:54pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey, guide has helped me a ton in the past hoping for one more peice of help.

Everything has been running perfectly for about 2 months. Yesterday I woke up
booted up and it locked up at the begining screen, where it says press del to goto setup.
Started a barebones approach and found out it would only lock up when i had my cable
modem plugged into any of the ubs ports. So i can boot, but no internet because it wont boot
with the modem plugged into usb. So I tried plugging it in after I was fully in windows, nothing.

One of my 2 Lan ports doesnt work all together, the other shows orange on the right, (100mb)
and a lighter flashing orange on the left but the internet wont work as well.

Getting the Lan port to work, or getting my usb ports to work again would be great, any
suggestions are very appreciated.

Thanks

Ronnie Raney Mar 28, 2006, 11:18pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Insufficient Power Error
Thanks, Dave, for responding. I feel like a fool. I've solved that problem, but have another if anyone is up to helping me figure it out. The power problem was simply that I had one video card hooked onto a "Fan Only" power cord. I just added another cord from my Power Supply to my two video cards.

However, now that they're up and running on SLI, I don't know where to find tutorials on settings, and maximizing graphics on my system. One problem I'm having is in the game "Oblivion". The video in the game has little glitchy spots popping up all over the screen. If the settings in the game aren't a factor, what could help me in getting SLI set up correctly?

It's probably too vast a question to answer, but any links or help are appreciated.
Thank you, Ron Raney

Ronnie Raney Mar 28, 2006, 11:25pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey Jake

Without looking into it more, I have just two thoughts.
Can you try going "old school" with Ethernet cable...and also you could try reinstalling the drivers for the cable modem (unistall then reinstall) It seems like it could also be a USB problem, so I'd make sure other USB things work in those ports, and double-check to make sure it's not trying to "boot" from the USB in CMOS (that's a stretch I admit). Other than that, all I can think is that your modem has cancer.

I'm no expert, but I have to try to help.
Later, Ron Raney

Colin Jansen Mar 29, 2006, 02:11pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi Guys,

I also have the Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe, but recently we moved and I lost the CD containing the drivers. I've had to reinstall Windows a few weeks ago, and have to do so soon again. The problem is I couldn't find the complete set of drivers anywhere. If anyone knows where to find them, or could send a disc image or so, I would appreciate that.

Thanks for reading this,

Colin Jansen

Ronnie Raney Mar 29, 2006, 03:02pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Dave Kelsen Mar 29, 2006, 04:42pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: SLI Setup
Ron,

I don't use SLI (yet), but I have read about numerous problems with getting it set up, right here. I have read every single message in this forum, although I can't say I remember much - I'm gettin' old.

Your best bet is to look for messages talking about it. Somewhere back around page 50 (!) someone posted the method for searching the forums. It was reposted several times, but I don't recall what it was. Once you find that, you would be a bit farther toward finding the setup information you need, I think.

I would hope that someone who has resolved this will see your message, but I think that most folks who resolve their problems go away, never to be heard from again - except some helpful souls like Merc. Anyway, good luck.

Dave Kelsen


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