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Brian Regier Jul 01, 2006, 12:23am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 01, 2006, 12:33am EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Howdy all. I think I already know my issue, but want some feedback. I installed a new DVD burner on my computer today. After the burning software was installed, I had the dreaded blue screen of death. Rebooted and tried to use the burning software again....once again the evil blue screen. I decided to change my master/slave priority on my optical drives after all of this....I never had these problems before this new drive.

So, I changed the master/slave config and tried to fire my computer back up....nothing. No beeps, no display, nothing..only fans and power lights on (like I have read in soo many posts) I took the memory out and I get the memory failure beeps. I take the video card out and I get the VGA failure beeps. I have everything connected and you guessed it, no beeps, nothing. Well, I started looking around more and my motherboard chipset fan was not running..it was very, very dead. Ah ha! I took the fan off and looked at the chip. The chip looked just a little black and I think I could smell a slight burnt smell. Also, all the solder on the chipset fan was melted.

What I'm getting at, this is the problem right? I don't want to drop $200 on a new motherboard when this could be another issue. This really points towards the chipset to me though. Would a fried chipset cause this issue? Thanks a bunch for any replies!

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David Gorton Jul 01, 2006, 12:59am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Brian,

Ouch, that must stink.. Have you tried the computer without the new drive? If you have an A8N-SLI it should still be under warranty.:) I would call ASUS on that one instead of dropping the extra money on a new Motherboard. Though the turn around time can be long with ASUS. That chip should technically be able to run on passive cooling unless you are overclocked. I would also consider getting a new drive replacement only because it could have caused a power surg which fried your chipset fan. Make sure your powersupply is still working on the proper voltages with a multimeter too because that drive could of surged into your powersupply causing damage to it. I'm not saying that the drive has a problem but the issue did start wth the new drive. If your real lucky you will just need a new chipset fan and drive. I'm not sure though if you said that your computer just stopped working, you mentioned the blue screens of death, obviously if the system no longer boots and you can't get into the bios a new Mobo is in order. If you have to replace the mobo make sure the powersupply is functioning properly and don't use that new drive replace it just to make sure that wasn't the issue. If you do for some reason try that new drive when you first plug it into the powersupply and computer go straight into the BIOS and make sure it reconizes it properly. Good luck!

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Edited: Jul 01, 2006, 01:40am EDT

 
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Thanks for the quick response! I have tried the computer without the drive. I have been only using the motherboard, cpu, memory, and video card...just to see if I can get it to post. I did forget to mention, that I was playing a game last night and had the blue screen of death crash as well. I think the new DVD rom installation just made slight issues I might have already had, much worse. I also did not mention that after I opened up the case after the initial crashes, everything was VERY hot inside. Much more hot than I have ever experienced in a computer.

The power supply, CPU heatsink, video card, and memory were all very hot. Also, my internal case fans were not working. When I installed the DVD rom, I knocked loose the power to all of my case fans (I'm sure this is why everything was so hot) I think the extra heat from the lack of case fans and the failed fan on the motherboard were basically "the straw that broke the camels back" I'm pretty sure this in no power supply issue either. I have tested my system with the current power supply I was using (Antec Trurepower 2.0) and another power supply I have in my other computer. (I know about Antec causing some issues with these boards)

But, I already ordred a new motherboard from where my best bud works (Directron). He assured me that if the new motherboard does not work either that he will refund me the full purchase price. I can't wait 2-4 weeks or longer for a replacement from Asus. I do alot of work from home and am a leading member in a guild on World of Warcraft :) If Asus will send me a replacement, then great...I'll sell it on eBay or use it in one of my other computers (You can never have too many). Thanks again for helping me out!


John Turner Jul 02, 2006, 12:54pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey,

I seem to have narrowed it down to my video card. I couldn't get it to run 5 minutes on a memory test (booted from a floppy) with just CPU, memory and vid card installed. Switched out the vid card and it ran for 4 days until I turned it off.

XFX has already issued me a RMA

Dennis Johnson Jul 02, 2006, 01:20pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I got my mobo flashed. I had to go to the downloads for my board and look under "ALL" to find the AMI flash utility. It wasn't under BIOS or UTILITIES for some reason. I love my Asus mobo, but hate their website.

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C'mon! Let's get this thread to 5,000!

Kris V.L. Jul 06, 2006, 04:08am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hello,


first of all, far as i've looked i couldn't find my exact problem, so excuse me if this prob has been discussed earlier,

i've been having some difficulties on a fan speed error lately.. CHIPFAN speed error to be exact.. My specs: asus a8n sli deluxe, 3800+ 64b, 2x512 DDR Kingston, ASUS 7800 GT, Maxtor 200 GB, Coolermaster 390 Watt. I know that this PSU is a little low.
The bios says that the fan isn't running anymore, and so does Speedfan.. But all of the temperatures, according to speedfan, don't get higher that 48 degrees when playing for example BF2.

I was wondering how this error can be resolved..


Thnx in advance,

Kris

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Do you have the most recent BIOS?
Until I flashed mine to 008 I was getting false temperature readings.

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David Gorton Jul 07, 2006, 02:49am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Kris - Have you actually checked the fan to see if it was working? My fan has died and my MB temps according to PCProbe v1.1.10 is from 45C to 48C also. I think it should be around 35C to 40C but not positive on that one.. I am also fairly sure it is okay to run the system for a while with that fan dead but not a good idea to run for two long. If you are overclocked it isn't a good idea to run at all without some cooling solution. You didn't mention NV RAID or anything which would also not be good if that chip wasn't well cooled. That was one of my issues, my raid keep flacking out and my drives skipping and losed power killing the raid. I would call ASUS and they will ship you a new fan if you ask! Many people are also going with a Zalman NB47 something passive heatsink cooler or the CoolerMaster BlueORB chipset fan. If you go with the Zalman heatsink you can disable the fan warning in the BIOS. Good Luck!

Dave

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Edited: Jul 09, 2006, 09:31am EDT

 
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Edited: Oh, I guess this was the 5000th post after all. What an insane way to use a message board. ;)

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The 5000th post on this motherboard. It will be my pleasure, just got this board on a deep discount.
Gonna give it a try and see how the setup goes. Now to find a good video card to go with this motherboard.

Jay

BTW - Would be a good time to start a new thread and copy this one to it for reference. Too much stuff to read.


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Hello everyone,

Searching through 5000... sorry, 5002 posts was a bit tough, so I am not sure if anyone had the same problem. Sorry in case this was already discussed.

I ran into a problem with installing the nVidia RAID 0 array.

Got a new PC (a8n SLI Deluxe, 1 SATA WD Raptor HDD, 2 SATA Seagate Barrakuda 320Gb HDDs) =>
Flashed to BIOS 1016 =>
Set the 2 Seagate HDDs as RAID 0 (black SATA slots 3 and 4 on the motherboard) in nVIDIA RAID controller =>
Started WinXP Pro installation on WD raptor HDD

The problem was that I could get running WinXP only without nVidia RAID drivers (and obviously no RAID disk). If the nVidia RAID drivers were used during install, WinXP crashed on boot.

I have tried the drivers-from-diskette via F6 during installation set-up, and building a custom WinXP install CD with integrated drivers (nLite software).
No good, same result.

I have got an impression that you CANNOT install WinXP with SATA RAID if you have BIOS 1016 and no OS installed. It this correct? Do I have to flash the 1007 BIOS back before installing WinXP? Any other suggetsions?

Regards,

Boris.

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I just installed a watercooling system on my mobo, but now my pc doesnt start up.
the only thing it's does is giving a long beep repeating at aprox 2seconds. My screen stays blank..

help anyone....

I cheked everything and its all mountend wel....

El Jul 13, 2006, 02:38pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Boris, I would install windows on your single drive without the RAID0 built. Once you have windows up and with all updated drivers, then shut down, plug in your to-be-RAIDed drives, enable RAID in BIOS and then build it using the Nvidia RAID setup, what is that F10 you hit to get into that? Anyway, I think it has something to do with the Nforce drivers so make sure those are installed before messing with a RAID array.
Good luck,
Jared

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Hi Jared,

Thanks for the tip - I have done exactly so, and finally it worked.
I flashed back BIOS 1011, installed WinXP on Raptor, installed nVidia 6.85 chipset, flashed BIOS to 1016 (I guess, this is necessary to upgrade the nVidia RAID BIOS to from 4.81 to 4.84), and now it is up and running.

Regards,

Boris.


MIka Tuomaala Jul 18, 2006, 01:46pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi all.

I have a broblem whit this motherboard and look for help from here as I see quite popular and friendly place.

So the broblem is, whit POST. At first I got windows running and all drivers ect working, then I decided to owerclock a bit, both memory and cpu, I dont remeber how much I did, but it was like "lets see how it starts going" not too much. I save&exit bios and it restarts, well all what happens is my screen power led goes off and on, all CD-Rom's and HD, ect ect start and everything seems fine, but nothing on screen. Well normally I think, well something goed wrong, and clear CMOS, and do as I have allways done it on every other MB I have had. Shut down, open case, find jumper, move it to pins 2-3 wait a while, back to pins 1-2. power on, this time something happend, cant remeber what, but still nothing happens, and screen is black. Then I read manual and it says near what I did, except about the battery remove, well I do that as well, still the same. And then I see this note on manual that

"Except when clearing RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!"
All that sounds a bit confusing after the manual says "move it back to pins 1-2".....

Please help, did I do something wrong or is it not clearing it at all, or what I do wrong? And what I can do to fix it..? (atm running on my old system)

Regards Mika Tuomaala - Finland

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Mika-
Before overclocking you may want to read this beginners guide on overclockig the A8N SLI Deluxe.
http://asustech.15.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=622 .

As far as resetting CMOS here are some simple instructions. And no it doesn't hurt the board and is a necessity if you pan on overclocking. Black screens and BSODs are normal when overclocking.
To reset CMOS/BIOS remove the battery, with the PC unplugged from the wall and then movie the jumper near the battery around. On the A8N SLI Deluxe there is a set of three pins, with two covered by a jumper, right next to the battery. After removing the battery, you move the jumper from pins 1&2 to pins 2&3 and let it set for a few seconds, then reset the jumper back to pins 1&2 and replace the battery. BIOS will be back to default settings after doing this.

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FheX Swe Jul 21, 2006, 07:37pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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ive got a problem. my computer doesnt want to work when i put in all of my ram in it.
ive got a pair of 512mb and a pair of 256mb ram.
the memorys are the same brand.
only difference is the amount of memory.

when i try to start the computer nothing happens.
it works fine if i only put in one pair at a time

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FheX Swe, are you running dual channel? If so you should put 1x512 and 1x256 in each channel, as opposed to both 512's in one channel and both 256's in the other.


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