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Richard Lightfoot Mar 29, 2006, 06:18pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
No probs with sli at this end, as long as you have swapped the daughter board round for two cards and you connect the EZ plug and the two aux power plugs to the cards you wont have a problem, if you have the premium board as opposed to the deluxe you will have to make some bios changes. Other than that all is ok, I have modified the cooling for these boards as the standard fans are far too noisy. Even with Riva tuner they aren`t any better. Have taken off the stock fan and housing and replaced with two 80 mm fans (1400 rpm) now silent and running at 38 c (idle) and 44 on load.
Boards in question being the Asus EN7800GT in sli.

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Ronnie Raney Mar 29, 2006, 10:47pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Temps
I'm sure it's come up a million times...but there's no search within this topic.
What are good temps to have?
My CPU is now at 36 and my system ranges from 48-55 after putting in two video cards.
Also, does anyone have any suggestions for figuring out how hot your video cards are?
Thanks, RR

James Leafe Mar 30, 2006, 03:30am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
I am about to set up my new pc, with SLI, the two cards I am Using are XFX Geforce 6600GT's, 256mb. I might be missing something but when I look for the AUX power on the cards there doesn't seem to be anywhere to plug in the PCI-Ex power connectors from the PSU. Am I missing something or do these cards not require it?
Thanks in advance!

Richard Lightfoot Mar 30, 2006, 05:21am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Ronnie.

I have been doing my own research on this only this week. You will need a copy of Everest to monitor all you temps. The only temp it wont read is if you run a raid config, it wont monitor the temps of the hard drives within that config. However if you run straight Sata or Pata its not a problem. Everest say they will sort this in the next edition of the prog.

My cpu is w`cooled and runs at 25 idle and 41 flat out. The vga cards run 38 idle and 44 flat out. HDD`s all between 25 to 29 . My current ambient in the room is 20.2.
I dont have a case though, all mcb`s exposed to ambient.

Richard Lightfoot Mar 30, 2006, 05:30am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
James.

Like to help but I have 7 series here. I do gather having read other posts that the 6 series does not have this additional power plug on the cards. Hope your build goes ok.

Richard Lightfoot Mar 30, 2006, 06:29am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Ronnie,

Sorry the last line should read PCB`s not MCB`s, being a sparky I have circuit breakers on the brain!!!!!!!.

SombaSan Mar 30, 2006, 01:01pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
i wonder if someone has taken the time to read this whole thread and see what it was talking about and how it got this big.

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Fred Stoessel Mar 31, 2006, 09:57am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
I have one problem, which i am not sure is related to this motherboard.

When i start 3D-Games sometimes my system freezes and only hardreset can get me out of this situation. Sometimes it happens once every couple of days, sometimes (like yesterday) it happens several times a day. I also think that the situation got worse over the past months. (Some months ago it happened so rarely, i ignored the problem).
I thought, its a graphics card problem (Gigabyte Geforce 6800GT), but today the system freezed in the main menu of Joint Operations, where no 3D-Mode is involved.
AsusProbe and Bios tell me, the 12V voltage is at 11,5, which even sinks to 11,3 in 3D. I exchanged the PSU into the same modell and got the same results. (500W, 30A at 12V).
But in the manual of the motherboard there was a screenshot with even 11,2, so i am not sure, if this is usual.

Richard Lightfoot Mar 31, 2006, 11:25am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Fred.

Are you o/c the cards at all ??.

Fred Stoessel Mar 31, 2006, 11:31am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Nope.

peter bullock Apr 01, 2006, 07:03pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Apr 01, 2006, 07:26pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Just got the motherboard replaced (rev. 1.2) (after doing warranty instore and waiting 9 -=NINE=- Weeks!) for faulty chipset fan and failed nvidia ethernet port.

Problem is --I can't get the internet to work. Physically, there seems to be one port missing on the board ---a big empty space where previously there was a connector on old board.

In device manager, under network adapters, i have 3 entries ...a nondescript 1394 #3 , 1394 #4, and an nvidia network controller. I tried uninstalling the two with numbers..to see if they would be properly detected. But nope, they just come back the same.

Previously, on old board, i had entries for the nvidia ethernet port and the yukon marvell one.

These latest a8n-sli deluxe revisions still should have two ports...right?

Do i have to reinstall the nvidia chipset drivers (latest version)?

anything else i have to do?

(instore tech flashed..bios to latest --not sure what that is just now as the actual computer is now a mile away)


TIA :)

peter bullock Apr 02, 2006, 09:04pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
nvm..i figured it out.

I was indeed shipped the wrong motherboard and the rogers cable modem just needed to be unplugged/replugged to release old ip.

Chad Ridgway Apr 03, 2006, 12:36pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
I've been a shadow on this forum for days trying to find a solution to my problem and it doesn't seem to be listed yet (and yes I downloaded the entire forum thread and used google search for some time to try and find a solution but to no avail). I hope someone with a similar problem has come up with a solution.

Problem:
I am trying to create a RAID 5 array using the RocketRaid GUI in windows, the disk shows up and is usable within the same windows session I created the array in. But when I reboot, I get stuck in an endless loop where xp will not load with the array running. In order to get back into xp I need to go into my RocketRaid bios and delete the array to get back into xp. All drivers for the RocketRaid are up to date with the latest version, and i have disabled NVRAID in the bios since its not used. I have also tried to create the array in the bios before xp boots, but I have the reboot loop problem, where once the array is connected, xp will not boot at all.

Hardware/Drivers:
ASUS A8N32-SLI (bios 1009)
Antec TruePower 2 550W
Windows XP SP2
HighPoint RocketRaid 2310
4x Maxtor 300 GB SATA2 (with the most recent firmware flash from maxtor)
1x WD Raptor sata (using sata port 1 onboard NV connections)
1x WD 160 sata (using sata port 2 onboard NV connections)
2xOCZ EL Platinum PC3200 2GB


Chad Ridgway Apr 04, 2006, 02:28pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
^^ fixed the above problem with a call to HighPoint tech support.

You need to cancel the HighPoint BIOS from loading - it competes for memory with the ASUS BIOS and as such windows does not have all it's devices loaded when it tries to boot. To cancel the highPoint BIOS, after the POST screen hit the 'end' key a few times to make sure the HighPoint BIOS does not load.


Hope this helps someone.

David Maxwell Apr 07, 2006, 04:48am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> AC97 Problem
I built my new system a couple of months ago and everything has been working brilliantly until the other night when my other half told me to 'turn down that volume!' so I plugged in headphones (into the front panel of the case) and unplugged the line in from my speakers (as the headphones didnt work)... Since I did this, I cant get the speakers to work again.

I know its not a hardware issue as Ive got a dual boot system and audio works perfectly in xp x64.

When I boot in xp32, it does play the usual 'windows boot' tune but after that wont play any audio from any application. Ive tried all the connections but I know the speakers should be connected to the green line out..

Ive tried everything with the EZ-Connector software and even downloaded an updated driver..

Any ideas!? ;-)

peter bullock Apr 07, 2006, 09:42pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
"so I plugged in headphones (into the front panel of the case)"

you don't mention if you have a sound card ....if you do..plugging the headphones into the front of the case will mess you up (as front is motherboard onboard sound connector)


David Maxwell Apr 08, 2006, 09:37am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
I dont have a soundcard installed.. Im using onboard sound and the software that came with the motherboard..

peter bullock Apr 09, 2006, 12:37am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
well it seems a no brainer..unplug it replug it. so i don't get why it won't work.

only thing i can think of is make sure your speaker setup is for 4 speakers (or i guess 2 if you only have a green wire)

run dxdiag...chk sound tab for any problems
chk device manager

but really ...:) i don't see what went wrong.

David Maxwell Apr 09, 2006, 04:04am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Resolved! It did seem a no brainer but I can only put it down to some software issue/conflict as I know I had it set up correctly.

I disabled the Realtek software and its now working.. thanks for the help.

Chris B Apr 14, 2006, 10:01am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Hello -

First of all, this thread has been enormously helpful in the past solving my problems with this board. I've got a new problem that has got me at my wit's end.

I have installed Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 - fully updated with rollout 2, all updates, etc. I am running:

GeForce 6800 Ultra.
Asus BIOS 1016
NVidia WinXP Chipset Drivers v6.65 (all NVidia drivers in use, as is NVidia Firewall)

I've got SATA drives and IDE drives in use, (1) 74GB Digital Raptor on NVidia SATA, (2) 74GB Raptors in a mirror 0 array on the Silicon Image controller, plus (2) old IDE drives waiting around to die.

This Windows MCE install is fairly recent, and I am just now getting around to installing my TV tuner cards so I can record/watch TV programs.

My problem is: I cannot install my Hauppauge WinTV-PVR 500 MCE White box PCI Interface Tuner card. If I let Windows search for the driver, it does not find it. If I try and manually install the device driver, the driver installation begins, but before it completes, my PC crashes and reboots. No blue screen, no error message, just a crash and restart.

I don't have a clue about what the problem is and would REALLY appreciate some help. I'm not sure if this is a general problem with PCI cards and this mobo, or if it is just this particular card or what...

Thank you,
Chris


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