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FheX Swe Jul 22, 2006, 08:56am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
if you mean installing the RAM's like 512MB's in the slots called DIMM_A1 and DIMM_B1
and the 256 in the A2 and the B2.. i think that ive tried it once but i will try it again and see if it works this time.

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Jul 22, 2006, 08:45pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
I believe the Asus A8N-SLI is...

A1 - blue
B1 - black
A2 - blue
B2 - black

If so... then put

A1 - 512MB
B1 - 512MB
A2 - 256MB
B2 - 256MB

The colors are usually the quickest way to determine which channel is which slot. But it looks like in this case, there's an "A" channel and a "B" channel.

FheX Swe Jul 23, 2006, 06:16am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
it worked thanks.

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You're welcome, I'm glad it helped. :_)

Ray Logan Jul 26, 2006, 08:29pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Just curious if anyone is using A8NSLI Dex Rev1board with a PCI-E ATI card.
I'm thinking of switching from a nVidia MSI 6600 128MB GT to an ATI card equivalent to a 256MB 7600 GT or 256MB 7900 GT.

My main two games are HL2:Ep1 and GR:AW.

I'll upgrade my memory to 2GB later in the year. I currently have 1GB now.

If anything else I should be aware of, in regards to this board and ATI cards, please do include any info or links so I may research some more into this.

Thanks


Tony Broomfield Aug 01, 2006, 03:19pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Hope somone can help.

If I enabled the silicon raid on the motherboard the system will not boot from the IDE. master.

Setup:

ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe AMD 3200+
2gig memory
single graphics card
900w psu
4 x IDE drive's 1st as the boot disk (all individial)
4 x Sata drive's all individaul drives on the nvida sata
1 x IDE drive on a pci controller card
1 x external usb dvd drive

all the drives above have to be single drives as data is stored and can not be moved.

I wanted to add 2x 80 gig drives using the onboard silcon controller.
I created a a RAID 0 set ok but when I try to boot into windows from the IDE master drive
the system just hangs after the silicon checks the raid. and I can not access the bios or anything.

If I remove the 2 raid drives everything boots fine.

any help would be great.

David Gorton Aug 01, 2006, 04:53pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Aug 01, 2006, 04:55pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Tony,

WOW, you have a lot of drives in that system.. :) Might want to invest in Larger drives to move out some of the smaller drives.. ;) Anyway, The SIL3114 controller takes priority once it is activated and the system will try to boot from it. Make sure that the IDE drive you want to boot from is set as the first boot drive in the BIOS.. You might want to press F8 also when the system BIOS screen first appears has this will bring up a screen where you can select what drive to boot, select the IDE boot drive, and see if your IDE drive boots okay before making the BIOS change.
Good Luck!



Shawn O Aug 08, 2006, 03:00pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi All,

Like many other smy NB fan finally started to die so like others I thought I would go passive as a replacement so I threw in a Zalman ZM-NB47J heatsink. Now my question, does anyone know what a comfortable operating temperature would be now? Using a temperature probe I get a reading of 60c at idle on the NB heatsink while my MB is about 34c and cpu is 33c. That 60c sounds kind of high to me???
I have a small fan jury rigged for now to the heatsink which keeps the temp about 38C but this is only a temporary solution. So long story short what is a safe operating temp for the NB?

TIA
so

Stenborg Aug 09, 2006, 05:44am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Aug 09, 2006, 05:45am EDT

 
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Shawn O Aug 09, 2006, 08:40pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Paolo Vitoldo Aug 11, 2006, 07:02am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hello,
I've got A8N-SLI Premium with 2x GeForce 7600 GT. When I switch on SLI mode, I can see a lot of artifacts in 3d (small green dots).
I tryed to use Forceware 91.31 and 91.45 but it didn't solve that problem... Could You help me, please?

A8N-SLI Premium (nforce drivers 6.70 and bios beta 1302)
A64 3000
2x Geil 512 MB
Win XP Pro SP2

billy coogan Aug 16, 2006, 01:34am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
sean,
after talking to a number of asus people about the same thing and going through two ati video cards, one of their people finally told me ati cards are incompatible. i now have an nvidia card i can't get to work, but a friend's nvidia did. i hope you have better luck than me

Carlo Vergona Aug 19, 2006, 08:19pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Hi, for a few months ive been running my new pc without incident, its an :
AMD 4400+ X2
Asus ABN-SLI Deluxe
2Gb Corsair TWINX 3200 Matched Pair
XFX 7900 GT 256mb
36Gb WD SATA Raptor
320GB WD SATA 7200
SILVERSTONE 600W SST-ST60F

Recently i noticed that the memory was only running at 333Mhz from the auto settings in the Bios, and after researching the Corsair site i found its rated for 400Mhz, 2.5/3/3/6 T1. i went into the Bios and under CPU -> DRAM Settings i set it to manual and changed these values:

SDRAM CAS Latency: 2T (2.5 on AMD platform)
SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay (tRCD): 3T
SDRAM Row Precharge (tRP): 3T
SDRAM Active to Precharge Delay (tRAS): 6T

leaving everthing else as the default value.

After saving and restarting i found the system would hang, even when id hit del to enter setup and it had acknowledged the fact id done so(the damn logo prevented me from seeing where exactly it was having issues however). after several restarts i decided to reset the CMOS, i followed the instructions in the MB Manual, turned off power, removed the battery, changed the jumper, waited 30secs, reinstalled the battery, put power back in. now the computer is failing to post. when i turn it on there is no display and i hear 2 short beeps followed by 3 longer beeps, but the 'Bios Beep Codes Table' mentioned in the Manual doesnt appear to have made it in before it was printed so i dont know what this signifies. So far ive tried :
- reseting the CMOS again, this time keeping the battery our for longer.
- ensuring all memory and cpu connections are fully connected.
- Shifting the Memory DIMMS into every possible combination of one and two dimms.

im at a loss. without the mb at least posting i dont know anything else i can do. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Dave Kelsen Aug 21, 2006, 01:06pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Dual Video Card Testing...
Hi,
I was just wondering if there is anyway to test to see if both of my video cards are working - I have (2) nvidia 6800 XT cards, I had the bridge on them, I have switched the BIOS to allow for SLI to work, I changed the settings on the nvidia desktop config to enable both cards - HOWEVER - I also enable the green line that, I believe, is supposed to show when you are running a dual card setup - Is there anyway I can test to make sure my games are being run by both both cards in SLI mode as opposed to running off just one card? Please help, sorry if this is in here somewhere and i missed it
Thanks - Josh

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Denis Baudin Aug 27, 2006, 12:44am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey all,

AMD 64 3500+
2x XFX 6600GT in SLI
1024 Corsair Value

Drivers:
Video: Nvidia 91.31
Chipset: 6.86
BIOS: 1016

DirectX 9.0c

I'm having trouble running in SLI mode. I can enable/disable SLI and see temps for both video cards. No games work. Running DirectDraw test successful. Running dxdiag I get a failure in Test Direct3D:

Direct3D 7 test results: Failure at step 8 (Creating 3D Device): HRESULT = 0x887602eb (error code)

I can disable SLI mode and run the test fine. I've also swapped both cards in and out and run them individually. I've tried different SLI modes (Split Frame, Alterante Frame, Single GPU).

Any ideas?

Thanks!

Ray Logan Aug 27, 2006, 02:31pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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This is not much help Denis, but I had to downgrade my driver with my SLI MSI 6600GT back to the 80'something driver for everything to run stable.

Since I'm posting:
1) Is there a formula on picking the best card towards an upgrade, vs picking a card for a new system?

2) I was just informed that the Asus A8N-SLI dex came with a PCI-E 8x AND NOT a PCI-E true 16----wouldn't that create a bottleneck if I was to upgrade to a 7950GX2, or a 7900 GT SLI?

3) Is there a way to make this board a true PCI-E16x?

my current spec:
AMD 64 3800+ Venice 939
Corsair XMS 1GB DDR400PC3200 (going to get 1 more GB by Christmas---so close yet so far...*sigh*)
MSI 6600GT 128MB DDR3



Denis Baudin Aug 29, 2006, 01:31am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Thanks Ray,

That doesn't really seem to help. I tried 81.98 and 84.21. In all cases my Direct3D test on dxdiag fails. There's probably some driver file left over somewhere that didn't get updated properly. I've tried several different driver versions for video and chipset. Are you running DirectX 9.0c? Can you be more specific about the driver versions you are using?

Thanks,
Denis.

Jeremy Sharp Aug 29, 2006, 09:04am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hello. I just bought this mobo about 3 or 4 months ago from newegg.com. I also have a Thermaltake Blue Orb CPU fan cooler. This is a blue LED light-up fan unit. The faster the fan turns, the brighter the light. My highest RPM's on this fan I have EVER seen is around 900RPM's. I see in the BIOS something about the temperature settings, but I'm not sure how to tweak these. This is my first computer that I've built on my own, and don't want to mess anything up. Can someone please tell me how to get my RPM's built up a lot faster than a measily 900 RPM's?

Thanks!
curbie@hotmail.com


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