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Mathew Schwartz Aug 29, 2006, 09:18am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
hey, i dont know if this has been talked about, but honestly, i didnt feel like reading 256 pages. :).

1.)does anyone know why my computer crashes when i use the AI booster or any other overclocking except for manual

2.)if i put a second graphics card in and neither are sli, will it not even register it, or can i switch between which one the cpu "talks" to so i can use a different gpu.

3.)it seems like my computer is never working to the fullest, even when i do rending in 3ds max, the cpu still is just running at 8-30%, is that just the dual core doing its thing? the temp is usually 31C resting and 40C running for awhile(over an hour).

the reason i ask that is because i do 3d animation and modeling. i bought a qudro fx 1300 thinking, hey, its a workstation graphics card made for cad, it must be fast. well i went from an AGP visiontek (512mb) (a $120 card) to the fx 1300 (128 mb) ( a $350 card) and the realtime viewing in 3ds max and maya is slower. and then rendering seems to be about the same speed. i did do some research before i bought it and many people said it was fast and good, but maybe they just wokred for pny. i did some more research and it seems for fast rendering i need alot of core memory and memory speed, so that just means i need more gpu.

either way, i have (2) kingston 1024mb 266mhz and (2) corsair 512mb 266mhz. AMD ATHLON X2 4800 dual core. and an antec 500w power supply.

i was running xp pro, and had these problems, i recently did a dual boot with xp pro x64, which i can say from experience, does not make any program run faster unless it was designed for x64.

im pretty sure i have the latest bios and everything.

well my big hope is someone telling me im missing out on something and i forgot to do something which is why my computer isnt that fast.

thanks to anyone that even took the time to even read this :)

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Mathew Schwartz Aug 29, 2006, 09:37am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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and i just saw that in the NVIDIA MonitorView i dont have the gpu or the other 2 graphics card temps anymore, but maybe thats just becuase this is x64?

Denis Baudin Aug 29, 2006, 07:12pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Did you change the selector card on the motherboard?

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Anyone else feel like this topic has become useless because there are too many posts and too much information? Can we not divide it into various subcategories? I don't know who is monitoring it...

Jeremy Sharp Aug 29, 2006, 08:23pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Did you change the selector card on the motherboard?



What selector card are you talking about?

BoT Aug 29, 2006, 11:01pm 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


the temp setting in the bios for the cpu fan is to set a minimum fan speed. if the fan should go below the thersold the mobo will alert you or shutdown. if you want to control the fan speed, you should get a fan controller. however, it is very desireable that the cpu fan speed is controlled by the mobo and triggered by the temp diode.

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BoT Aug 30, 2006, 12:51am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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anybody wanna oc there a8?
here is a vid blog how-to
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6965199563256632082&q=ASUS

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Denis Baudin Aug 30, 2006, 08:06pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Jeremy,

Page 6-2 of the manual.

Eric Schmidt Aug 31, 2006, 08:26am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I've had to replace two cmos batteries in the first 6 months I have had this board. Is this normal?
I have A8N-SLI Deluxe 32


Chris Whiting Aug 31, 2006, 03:29pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey there, have the whole 1 long beep 2 short beep problem and cant scour this forum very well. Anyone got any suggestions? It only happens when I put my new Kingston RAM in. I have the following:

A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD Athlon 64 3500
Geforce 6600GT
1GB Kingston Value RAM (2x512mb)
Samsung 80Gb Hard Drive
Samsung DVD RW

If the answer is already on here just point me to the page.

Cheers!

Promethius Aug 31, 2006, 05:34pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Aug 31, 2006, 06:21pm EDT

 
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To Jeremy Sharp and bot, you don't need to go buy a fan controller to control your fan speeds (not on this mobo anyways), just go and download Speedfan (http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php). The same controller that is used by QFan can be controlled with software.

Ok now on another note. This mobo is FULL OF PROBLEMS. A month after purchase the chipset fan gave in, so 'n followed the post and replaced it with a Zalman fanless cooler. It work great, everything went well. But good things don't last...

I was watching TV (TV Card) yesterday and just when my favorite show was about to start, the PC crashed. GREAT. I turned it off, back on again, and windows just refused to start. It kept on hanging at the Windows Logo with the blue bar (The blue bar keeps on running tho). After the 5th try, I got p**sed and I went to watch my show (has started 15 min ago). I then tried safe mode, it worked, but I couldn't find anything wrong. So I started Uninstalling Drivers. When I restarted, I was greeted by a blue screen telling me my system has been shut down due to a unidentified problem. >:( I formatted, reinstalled windows, got to installing the Marvell Lan driver (from the ASUS CD), the system crashed, AGAIN. Reboot, got the same message as above.
I then thought, maby its a BIOS error. So I cleared the CMOS, and thats where the real problems started. Now my system won't boot AT ALL. Nothing, not even a post, or beep code.

The warranty has probably gone out the window, cuz I replaced that crappy fan. What do I do now?

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AMD Athlon64 3000+ ~ OC 2.25Ghz
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
1024 MB RAM
160 GB Seagate Barracuda SATA HDD
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 256MB ~ OC 433/570
19" Fujitsu Siemens TFT Monitor
MS Wireless Keyboard
David Gorton Aug 31, 2006, 05:57pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Aug 31, 2006, 06:19pm EDT

 
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Chris,

1 long beep and 2 short is a memory issue beep. Kingston usually works fine however with most ASUS boards. Try one stick and see if the mobo posts if it does or doesn't try the otherstick also has one of the chips might be bad. Make sure you have the latest BIOS version 1016. Also make sure they are being put in the blue slots. :) Use the one closest to the CPU for one stick.
Good Luck!

[quote]Hey there, have the whole 1 long beep 2 short beep problem and cant scour this forum very well. Anyone got any suggestions? It only happens when I put my new Kingston RAM in. I have the following:


David Gorton Aug 31, 2006, 06:15pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Aug 31, 2006, 06:16pm EDT

 
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Ray,
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?

I am guessing the formula is basically the same. Get what you can afford and what gives the best scores for the games you actually play. The only difference nowdays is the SLI systems since you can either just get one or two new cards or get another matching card for SLI.

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?

The board has one PCI-E16x slot but if you use both slots in SLI mode they become 8x slots. Their is no way to upgrade it but it doesn't cause a bottleneck yet has most of todays cards don't need more than 8x. All NF4 SLI boards are this way, unless you get the onces called SLI32x which used two NF4 chips or go with a newer AM2 NF590 board or the Intel version when that comes out. The NF570 chipset uses the one 16x and two at 8x speeds like the current NF4. As a note all 7950GX2 video cards with either the A8N-SLI DELUXE or Plantinum mobo will cause the Silcon Image SATA controller to not work correctly. Basically you can't get into its setup mode and RAID with that chip doesn't work so if you need that controller I don't suggest a 7950GX2 card.



Jeremy Sharp Aug 31, 2006, 08:38pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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To Jeremy Sharp and bot, you don't need to go buy a fan controller to control your fan speeds (not on this mobo anyways), just go and download Speedfan (http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php). The same controller that is used by QFan can be controlled with software.


Thanks for the link to download the software for the fan - I will try it and hopefully this will speed up my CPU fan. It's not my mobo fan I'm worried about, b/c that runs around 6,000 rpm's. It's my CPU 120mm fan that I'm running that sits on top of my processor. Will get back to you on this.

McKye Gadke Sep 01, 2006, 06:25am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hello All, I'm having a really weird problem. I have this motherboard, with an athlon 3500+ venice core and 2 6800GT's. Power is supplied by an enermax 535W powersuppy, which is said to be SLI ready. When it comes to Ram I have 1 gig of kingston dual channel ram, in a 2 *512MB setup (KVR400X64C3AK2/1G), and am running things at their stock speeds. When I go to enable SLI after I install the driver, it tells me that the connector bridge is missing, when I know for a fact that it is not. Now, being the curious (and maybe foolish) person that I am, I did a series of tests with it on and off, and found that it has no bearing on the results in 3dMark05, or Doom3. Running as single gpu and multi gpu make a difference, but it seems like that connector bridge did nothing.
The reason I'm suspicious is that my cards (I got one before the other), were of different colours and had different looking heatsink/fans on them. The boxshot from eBay (where I got the later card) was the same as the original I bought, as were the model numbers. The two cards also had different bioses on them, which I fixed by flashing the newest one onto the oldest. I'm worried that either the sli connector bridge (I have tried two connector bridges, with the same thing happening. One came from the eBay sender, and one with the card I originally got with the system.) is faulty, or else my video cards are for some reason incompatible because they are just too different from each other. They are both the same msi 6800gt according to the seller on ebay, http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=NX6800GT-T...class=vga. Things I haven't tried yet and am going to are: 1, updating my nForce chipset, and 2, using driver cleanup.
Thanx for any advice anyone has to offer.
-McKye

XLV Sep 06, 2006, 04:30pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Greetings to evryone, I used the search but couldnt find an answer... So, i have this board, with a 3800 x2, 1GB of ram, 6600gt single gpu, 250GB hdd etc. Have it for some months, didnt have a problem with it, up to now. The problem is that i cant enable jack sensing. The thing is that i need to connect my speakers to line-in or mic-in connector on the back panel, and headphones on the line-out connector on the back panel ( need to do so cause line-in and mic-in dont power whatever device you insert them, so you get very low volume if you connect unpowered headphones there, at least that what i think from experiments here ). Also i would like to mention that i have 3 more PCs, with nforce4 sli based motherboards from different brands ( two gigabyte and one dfi ) in all of which, the above setup with audio connectors works very well... Anyhow, thing is that in the asus, with latest realtek drivers from asus site, the icon to turn on or off "UAJ Automatic" as described in the picture in page 5-14 of the manual, in realtek sound manager, in speaker configuration tab, doesnt appear ( in all three other mbs it appears as should ). Also, a whole new table concering front panel, with a lime and an orange connector icon, for headphones and mic-in respectively, is shown ( A screenshot of the above is uploaded here http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/8750/asusga6.jpg ). Problem is i dont have a front panel. I am thinking maybe this is the problem, the mb is misconfigured to use front panel, when none is there. So i would like to ask you to try if UAJ Jack sensing works for you, if you dont have a front panel, either in a drive bay or on case, and if so, please report the position of dip-switches in the front panel headers, as shown in the picture in page 2-28 of your manual. In my case there are two connected, in the two headers marked with blue color in the above picture of the manual, one in (BLINE_OUT_L LINE_OUT_L) header and one in (BLINE_OUT_R LINE_OUT_R) header.

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No comments on the cmos batter? I've had to replace 2 in the last 6 months?

ANGRYDUCK Sep 07, 2006, 06:34pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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So here I am again. When I first set up my rig a little over a year ago this forum was very useful for me. I am hoping it can be useful again.

-- My Rig --

Asus A8N SLI Deluxe 1004 BIOS
1 GB Corsair PC3200 (512 x2)
AMD 64 3000+
Hitachi Deskstar @ 75 GB x 2 using SIL Sata Raid0 (Stripped)
Leadtek 6600 GT? @ 128 MB
Windows XP Pro w/ SP2

Anything else I might have forgotten is simply stock. I have no OC's not tricks on my board. Took me more than enough time to get the damn thing stable at first also. But my dilema is this.. Through no fault of anyone by myself I contracted some wonderful spyware, well it became so problematic I opted to slick my system and start fresh.

Well when I go to install XP one of two things happen I hit F6 to load the RAID driver and #1. My system will kick me an error similar to this. "si3114r.sys caused an unsuspected error (512) at line #### in d:\srvrtm\base\boot\setup\oemdisk.c" - Everything that I have read point to this being an issue with 64 bit XP, which I am not loading. OR #2. The Raid driver will load, but when I get to the format / partition portion of set-up none of my disks (2 SATA with 5 partitions) are recognized.

Now I must stress the fact that JUST prior to these problems **kicks self** I ran Partition Magic 7.0 from within Windows **kicks self again** and when I reboot it gave me an error then continued to load Windows.

Do you suppose I should break my Raid, zero my disks and start fresh, or am I missing something very basic here? I do recall this board being a pain the first time, guess I should have docuemnted better !! Thanks for any help.

A.D.

Generally not so stupid.. Except this once.
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Angry Duck>

From what I have been told and from what I have read reviews online....RAID absolutely SUCKS for this motherboard. The ONLY thing you will get out of it...is the room you will have saved from using the smaller ribbons instead of using the old IDE ribbons. The larger ones...I'm sure you know which one's I'm referring to. I've had no problems...but your BIOS IS out of date big time. They have a 1015 or it may be more recent than that even...but I have the revision of 1015 and I've had no problems. Try installing your older IDE ribbons and get rid of those RAID ones and see what happens.



As for the other poster on the CMOS battery or whatever your question was...that doesn't sound right. You may have to return it for a new mobo? Or have you tried contacting ASUS on that one??


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