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Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Feb 20, 2005, 07:55pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 20, 2005, 08:17pm EST

 
>> Re: You can install your CD DVD device to the primary IDE (blue) if OS on RAID
chris n

As promised;

BIOS

Under Main>
>Primary IDE Master [HL-DT-ST DVDRAM]

Click enter;

PIO
UDMA
PRIMARY IDE MASTER
ACCESS MODE

all Auto.

Under Boot;

1. 1st Master: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4040B

I hope this helps you.

PS: I'm sure you know this but make sure your jumper is set to master.

Mike

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Aaron Wascher Feb 20, 2005, 08:34pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
I have a Belkin F5D7230-4 802.11g Wireless DSL/Cable Gateway Router. I have both computers connected through ethernet as I have some serious interference and cannot use the wireless card with my laptop (a problem with my location in the house, not the hardware).

I have not disconnected the power from the router or cable modem yet. I had done that before changing the settings. I will try that now. I assume that by "release your address" you mean turn off the DHCP? I have the router set to automatically detect the IP from the ISP, and I have static IP's set for both the laptop and computer. Should these be auto? I had them on auto previously, but I've never had both connected through the router. My computer motherboard has been dead for a few months while I waited for the nForce4, so I've only ever used the router with the laptop.

I have always had the "Internet Connection Firewall" unchecked since I had both third party software and hardware firewalls previously.

I've had another thought...when I upgraded the computer, I previously had a nForce 1 motherboard, and I've not formatted my hard drive. I uninstalled all of the drivers, but maybe there's an old driver causing this? Under the device manager, everything is shown as installed properly.

Ok...I will disconnect and see what happens after unplugging now. I'll post my status in a few minutes.

Rory Witham Feb 20, 2005, 08:47pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Shouldnt this be posted with in the networking topic?? Not here,


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Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Feb 20, 2005, 09:07pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 20, 2005, 09:12pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Is the networking section you're reffering to an A8N-SLI Networking FAQ?

If not it belongs here.

His problem can be in the NV or MARV, we just didn't get there yet. He needs to set his firewall up correctly, first.

Mike

Aaron Wascher Feb 20, 2005, 09:13pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Sorry for clogging this topic with this problem. There was no change after the reboot, so I'm just going to format and see where that gets me.

Thanks for the help. If it continues, I'll post in the networking section.

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Feb 20, 2005, 09:17pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 20, 2005, 09:19pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Rory Witham

You party pooper!

Sorry to hear about the try, you should install your router software Easy Install and run a check.

Mike

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Feb 20, 2005, 09:22pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 20, 2005, 09:51pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Sorry for clogging this topic with this problem.


Don't apologize, you were well within your bounds to post here as this was an issue regarding your A8N-SLI Mobo with networking components that could be defective.

I applied for the Moderator job. lol

Mike

Rob Ciraco Feb 20, 2005, 11:19pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
I have been banging my head with this issue...I've been getting the error on boot up through the post reporter "system failed memory test" this has happened right from the first power on of the system. I shut down re-booted and no memory error, I then was able to set up WinXP Pro without any issues. System was running fine then a couple of days later I get the same memory error. Now I've RMA'ed the Motherboard, memory and still the same error. I tried clearing the CMOS, resetting the memory, CPU , and making sure everything is pluged in properly and still the same error. I keep the memory timmings on auto and then incresed the DDR voltage but still the same. I set my BIOS with the setting recommended in this thread but still the same, I mean I tried everthing. The funny thing is that it goes days with out the memory error then out of no where " system failed memory test". When the rig is running everything is normal. I just cleared the CMOS again and re-set the memory and after a couple of re-starts its OK I'll just have to wait a couple of days to see what happens.
Any suggestions?. ...I'm starting to think its a defective CPU....I'm just about to give up

Specs

A8N SLI Deluxe w/ 1003 Bios (Tried beta Bios 1004 but no changes)
FX-55 CPU @ stock speeds for now
1G Corsair TwinX 3200XL Pro (2 x 512's) 2,2,2,5--2.8v--1T
2 Westrn Digital 36G Raptors in RAID 0 on nVidia controller
2 6800 Ultra's in SLI mode
Silverstone Technology Nimiz Black Aluminum Tower
SST-TJ03B w/ side window
PC Power Cooling Turbo 510 Deluxe SLI PSU
Generic CD ROM & Floppy
Win XP Pro w/ SP2


Todd Noway Feb 20, 2005, 11:59pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/TREIBER/CONTROLLER/IDE/NVIDIA...6_xp2k.zip


New NV RAID drivers. I have not tried them yet.......

A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD64 3700+ San Diego
XFX 6800GT PCI-X
2Gig Transcend PC3200 (2x1Gig)
Antec TRUE550-EPS12V
2x74G SATA 10K Raptors RAID0 on NV 128k stripe
Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Feb 21, 2005, 01:27am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 21, 2005, 11:11am EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Rob Ciraco

2,2,2,5--2.8v--1T?

The max you can go on a AMD FX55 system with your Corsair RAM is 2.5-3-3-6 2.8V 1T and @ 212 Mhz will be stable with similar components and air cooling as listed below. You can set to 2T for more stability, and as far as it happening the first time you fired-up, it can happen to anyone.

On Intel systems you can almost bring the RAM to 2.2.2.5 specs, but 2.5-3-3-7 2.8V 1T can get you up to 250MHz.

The heart of my system;
BIOS Version 1004.001
Windows XP SP1
A8N-SLI Deluxe
AMD FX55
2x-XFX Geforce 6800 Series GPU (PVT45FUD) Ultra video cards.
Corsair Twinx 2048 PC3200 C2PL
2x-74 Gig Raptor SATA hard drives RAID0 on NVidia Raid (270 MB/s Data transfer rate).
LG GSA 4040B DVD (Cheap, I know I need a newer one)
Enermax 3 in 1 24 Pin (EG651P-VE) 36 Amps at 12V+ Single Rail. Sticker showing Version 1.3

Other system components;

2x-19" Viewsonic Ultrabright E90f+
57" LG Widescreen TV with DVI (RU-50NZ60) for gaming
Logitech Z 5300 Speaker system 5.1
2x- Logitech Wingman Force 3D (863174-1000)
2x-MI Hip Gear, Hip Hop Steering Wheels and pedals (LM571)
Winfast TV/FM card
USB 2.0 4 port card
APC 650 Watt Backup System

Cooling;

Koolance EXOS System 1/4 inch tubing
2x-NV2 L06 GPU coolers
GPU 180 for the chipset
CPU stock fan cooled (waiting for my Prometia Mach II GT with Enlight 7238 -matching black case http://www.frozencpu.com/ex-con-13.html , from FEDEX, Feb 20, 2005 8:57 PM Arrived at FedEx location MISSISSAUGA, ON , 2 more days to go!. Very curious as to how much it will improve on the numbers below.)

UPDATE!!!
Feb 21, 2005 8:24 AM On FedEx vehicle for delivery NEPEAN, ON, I get it today, thanks FEDEX !

My current settings in nTune.exe are;
Hypertransport Link - 1060.009 MHz
Memory Bus - 424.004 (DDR) MHz
PCI Express bus - 2971.000 MHz
PCI Bus - 20 MHz (To CPU in BIOS as I felt 33.0 MHz brought my CPU temps up)
CPU Multiplier - 13.0x
CPU Speed - 2756.025 MHz
GPU core - 450 MHz
Memory core - 1.200 MHz
HT Link Multiplier - 5X

BIOS;
CPU Voltage - Auto
DDR Ram Voltage - 2.75V
RAM max - 400MHz

RAM Timings in cpuz.exe are;
Frequency - 212 Mhz, DDR 424Mhz
FSB DRAM CPU/13x
CAS Latency - 2.5 Clocks
RAS to CAS Delay - 3 Clocks
RAS Precharge 3 Clocks
Cycle Time TRAS - 6 Clocks
Bank Cycle Time TRC - 11 Clocks
DRAM Idle Timer - 16 Clocks

System is extremely fast and stable with no problems at all!
(After two months, every error you can get, tons of tweaking, 2300 reboots, no RMA'ing, 3 bottles of Advil, and a lot of patience!) lol

PS-Don't give up! :)

Mike

Rob Ciraco Feb 21, 2005, 09:31am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Mike thanks for that info...One more quick question if you can help, I have 2 other systems with 2 matched pairs (2x512) of 3200C2Pro and same size of 3200LLPro, what do you thing would be better the 3200C2 @ 2.5,3,3,6 or 3200LL @ 2,3,3,6 ? this is according to the Corsair produst info, or leave the 3200XLl pro and adjust the timmings?

http://www.corsairmicro.com/corsair/xms.html#twinx

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Feb 21, 2005, 09:46am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 21, 2005, 09:47am EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
I think you will run into problems with lower Cas 2 latency on this setup. Most of the tests out there were done on Nforce 2 boards or Intel setups and are overated. What ever you do, I'm sure that with settings of 2.5 3-3-6 1T 2.75V it will provide good stabilty and you will be satisfied. Try both types of RAM at different clocks and test with SiS and come to a conclusion from there.

Mike

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Feb 21, 2005, 09:58am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
waiting for my Prometia Mach II GT with Enlight 7238 -matching black case http://www.frozencpu.com/ex-con-13.html , from FEDEX, Feb 20, 2005 8:57 PM Arrived at FedEx location MISSISSAUGA, ON , 2 more days to go!. Very curious as to how much it will improve on the numbers below.)

UPDATE!!!
Feb 21, 2005 8:24 AM On FedEx vehicle for delivery NEPEAN, ON, I get it today, thanks FEDEX !


I will definitely be busy for the next day or so, if I had any commitments to persons in this forum I am sure you can understand, and there are other very qualified beta testers to take my place. I will post my new system settings after I install my super cooler.

Mike :)


Alkemyst Darkened Feb 21, 2005, 09:59am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
anyone get 2-2-2-5 timings working? Best I can get on my 2-2-2-5 OCZ EL PC3200 Rev 2 is 2-3-3-5....it's at 1T and 231MHz...2.9V....I will be lowering ram voltages now slowly and testing....got my CPU down to 1.525 stable (it's at 300x8, not a bad overclock for a 3200+ with 200x10 default).

SCSI is working good on this motherboard if that's anyone's bag...I am running an LSIU40SE scsi card with 4 opticals, 2 pcmcia card readers on it and an external HP 4c scanner and did a copy and paste from all opticals to my harddrive without hiccups :) I am using all 3 pci slots (santa cruz, scsi, Siemens wireless card). Needless to say, my PC Power and Cooling TurboCool 425 is now without available molexs save one mini and an AT mother board one. ;)

Rob Ciraco Feb 21, 2005, 10:17am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 21, 2005, 10:22am EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Mike Thanks, I'll stay with the 3200XL @ 2.5,3,3,6, 2.7v 1T.. I will let you know how I make out.

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Feb 21, 2005, 10:37am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 21, 2005, 10:56am EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
If your system is still a little unstable using the numbers below, bring your CPU to 2730 MHz, HTT to 210, Frequency - 210 Mhz, DDR 420Mhz. I was border line here between the two settings.

My current settings in nTune.exe are;
Hypertransport Link - 1060.009 MHz
Memory Bus - 424.004 (DDR) MHz
PCI Express bus - 2971.000 MHz
PCI Bus - 20 MHz (To CPU in BIOS as I felt 33.0 MHz brought my CPU temps up)
CPU Multiplier - 13.0x
CPU Speed - 2756.025 MHz
GPU core - 450 MHz
Memory core - 1.200 MHz
HT Link Multiplier - 5X

BIOS;
CPU Voltage - Auto
DDR Ram Voltage - 2.75V

RAM Timings in cpuz.exe are;
Frequency - 212 Mhz, DDR 424Mhz
FSB DRAM CPU/13x
CAS Latency - 2.5 Clocks
RAS to CAS Delay - 3 Clocks
RAS Precharge 3 Clocks
Cycle Time TRAS - 6 Clocks
Bank Cycle Time TRC - 11 Clocks
DRAM Idle Timer - 16 Clocks

Min Jae Kim Feb 21, 2005, 02:18pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Hey guys... I'm really close to possibly buying this mobo with AMD64 3200...

as for the PSU, i'm thinking of getting antec neopower...

Just a quick question... I'm thinking of setting up two SATA drives on a raid from the mobo... and i have a pci raid controller which i'm thinking of using to setup 4 drives on a raid also... and also one more single drive... so.. basically 7 hard drives...

I was wondering if i'll have enough power to run all these... if not, what power supply should i buy?

I have two dvd/cdrw drives, and a radeon 9800 video card... thanks~!

Darragh Sinnott Feb 21, 2005, 02:43pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Hi Todd,
I'm brand new to this site and just crawling my way through the FAQ until I get up to date.
I too have XFX 6800 ultra graphics cards. I can tell you that you should have no problems with these cards in SLI.
I did not start out with an SLI system, just seemed to wander into it (long and expensive story). Along the way I had two MSI Geforce 6800 'GT' cards. I found out that they do not work in SLI mode, and in fact they are not even proper GT's since they only have 12 pipes and 5 vertex shaders active. Anyway, in researching the SLI problems I found confirmation from another user post that XFX 6800 GT cards had been sucessfully installed and tested in SLI mode with the A8NSLI (posted by a user who had similar problems to me and changed to XFX GT's to solve it).
I myself have XFX 6800 ultras (no other reason than the GT's were out of stock at the time and ultras were the only SLI compatible cards I would trust).
IMHO 6800GT's are the sensible choice for an SLI system, just make sure the memory is the fastest possible, otherwise under some conditions they will only be marginally better than a single Ultra.
I was taken back a bit when I opend the XFX box and found a heavy metal blanking plate covering the SLI connector. It goes the whole length of the card. I thought I had been duped for a second time. I don't know why XFX does this, perhaps to protect the SLI connector, perhaps some other reason. I just took it off and connected up the two cards in SLI - no problems.


cheers
Darragh

Asus A8NSLI Deluxe
AMD FX55
1GB Crucial Ballistix PC4000
2xXFX 6800 Ultra
Enermax Noisetaker 600W PSU

Remi Holm Feb 21, 2005, 02:53pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Hi!

I have posted here before, but still not fixed my problem.
Mobo and everything goes like a dream, but the two vga cards will not go into SLI.

Gainward GeForce 6600GT Golden Sample GLH.
They both have the same bios and the same drivers 71.88.
SLI enabled in bios
EZ powerplug is in.
SLI connector are mounted on goldfingers.

I do not get the multi GPU option.
The system have not reported SLI detected.
The motherboard runs pcie in 8x as it should, if I am not wrong.
I can see both vga cards in device manager.
I have tested both vga cards one by one, and they both work.
I have switched pcie places and still no SLI.

Asus do not answer.
Gaiward do not answer.

So what can one do?

If there is anyone that has anything to say about this, it would proove them
more intelligent than both Asus and Gaiward.

Remi Holm

John Lee Feb 21, 2005, 03:17pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Hi Mike and thanks for your reply re motherboard Bios update settings. I have run the Asus update tool and as yet there are no update for the standard A8N-Sli motherboard.
Regards John


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