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Matthew Chestnut Jan 03, 2009, 09:08pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
I've never had any problems with any brand of external USB drives on my A8N-SLI Deluxe system.

Ramoth Mizpah said:
Anybody know if this board (early revision 3 - I think) with BIOS 1017-004 can support an external usb ide 200GB hard drive? I took out this same harddrive from my case slapped it into an external case and plugged it in. The hard drive worked fine when it was inside the case, and when it is plugged into two newer laptops (using the new external case) it works fine. When plugged in to the pc using usb my pc freezes at POST, and on a NEW, fresh install of windows vista 32bit it causes windows to freeze. Anytime the external drive is switched off my pc resumes what it was doing and everything is OK. I have tried all of my usb ports on the back of the mobo with no effect.

Any suggestions?

Thanks


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Rick Thompson May 02, 2009, 05:17pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
Wow - I found this mammoth thread using Google.
Looks like the thread is slowing down - the early days were great.
I tried to read the whole thing looking for answers - but the thread won,
I'm about 2/3 of the way through. Anyways,
I have an Asus A8n-SLI Deluxe since early July 2005.
Has been working well, no problems:

Configuration:
AMD Athlon X2 4600 Dual cpu
WD raptor 74 gig 10,000 rpm - fast
WD 200 gig 7200 rpm - storage
PC Power and Cooling 510 SLI 650 watts - the best
Cosair XMS 2 x 1GB 184 pin DDR400 PC3200 - pretty reliable
CD/DVD Plextor 716 E-IDE (baffling at times)
Antec P180 with 3 120mm fans - large but ok!
Windows XP sp2 - resisted changing
Video card BFG 9500 GT 1 GB DDR2 memory
(used to have XFX GeForce 6600 GT 128 meg)
1 - 24" Dell flat panel - at 1920 x 1080i (best with dual link DVI cable more throughput)
1 - 19" HP f1905 (single link DVI cable)
I have nVidia Nview software controlling the monitors
I built this sytem from scratch in 2005.

I would like to add a Samsung 19" SyncMaster940b that I have doing nothing for now.
I would like to use the XFX GeForce 6600 GT 128 meg as 2nd non SLI video card.

I think my PC P&C power supply can handle the power requirements of two cards.
My BFG 9500 GT is in the blue PCI-express 16 slot.

When I put the XFX GeForce 6600 GT in the black PCI-express 1 slot
my system hangs at boot up time before any screen text shows anything.
It seems like there should be enough power considering the other powerhouse
video cards setups I have read about in this thread.

Thanks for any help,
Rick

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>> Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ -continued
Also should add to above Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe configuation:

BIOS is version 1011 (have not gone to latest)
Why upgrade if there are no problems, till now.
Both video cards are nVidia brand.

Mike Burklin May 03, 2009, 05:34pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 03, 2009, 05:49pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Help
New to this site. Alot of good information. I have not been able though to find an answer to my question.

I have a Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe. I had a problem blue screening in Outlook. I decided it had been 4 years the board had been stable . No blue screen unti a week ago. So I cecided to Change my raid from 0 to 1 just because I felt the drives are getting old (74GB 10,000 rpm raptors) and windows had never been reinstalled. (Media Center 2005) I had been running bios 1016 and read to downgrade the bios reinstall the drivers to the newest. Instead I noticed that the latest bios 1805 metioned nothing about having to downgrade before installing new drivers so I flashed that. Installed the raid and installed windows with drivers. However when the computer starts to boot you notice the cpu fan getting slower then speeds up goes through bios loading and gets to the windows logo and then the cpu fan will slow down again and the computer reboots. Three out of five times it will do this maybe otherwise it loads straight through with no problem. I thought maybe the power supply and seing mine was 4 years old I bought a new Corsair 750 watt. The problem is the same. I removed the tv tuner card and thats the only other card other then my video card xfx geforce 6600 ddr3 128mb . Once in windows no blue screen no problems in applications.

Edit I should also let you know I memtested all memory for 24 hours twice. I also disconnected the cpu fan and loaded that way thinking it could be shorting out or something. Still no good

I really could use some ideas. Posted something in Asus forum but no responce.
Thanks

Rick Thompson May 03, 2009, 08:23pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: May 03, 2009, 08:25pm EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Mike:

I submitted the post above yours.
I have the same SATA Raptor hard drive that you have 2 of.
Also, I had the same video card XFX GeForce 6600 GT.

You have ruled out the memory.
You ruled out the power supply.

How about the Raptors and the raid 1.
Any evidence of 1 of the raided Raptors taking all the IO while the
other drive has a problem.
Could do a scan disk on both.
Also, could do a virus check for viruses.
Several SATA raid ports to try.

Could swap video card from blue PCI express 16 to black PCI express 1 and back again.
But does not sound like video problem.

CPU fan sounds consistent with warming up and cooling down and warming up.
I have had had no trouble with my A8N SLI Deluxe until I tried to make a change.
Seems to be difficult to make changes to this motherboard.

You can go into the BIOS and stop the splash screen and show the startup progress
in text.
Also, I wonder about the BIOS settings for PCIPnP.
I have Plug & Play OS = NO (even though I have Win XP sp-2 and it works well)
My Init Disply First = [PCIex]
Resources = [Auto]

I am no expert, just giving ideas for tweaks or diagnotics.

Rick Thompson

Mike Burklin May 03, 2009, 08:40pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
Thanks Rick
I tried new driver for video card. Its like you say it worked flawlessly since march of 2005. I have scanned all my disks. The raid was installed and drives formatted before installing windows again. I wish I had another processor to try just to rule that out. I have no problem once it passes the windows logo. Its just funny how the cpu fan slows down right before it fails to load. If the fan doesnt slow down you know it will load fine. I guess I should never turn it off and it will be fine.

Mathew jerome Aug 07, 2009, 09:56am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Aug 07, 2009, 10:33am EDT

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
hi,
Let me first tell you about my system configuration.

AMD Athlon 64 processor 3200+
Asus A8N SLI Deluxe motherboard
Nvidia Geforce 6200 turbocache PCI Express card
1GB RAM
120 GB SATA Hard disk (seagate barracuda)

These are the main components. A few months ago my sony dvd writer(IDE) suddenly stopped working .Then i purchased an LG DVD writer (HL-DT-STDVD-RAM).At that time i didn't realise that choosing a SATA writer over an IDE writer is going to cost me dearly. My system started to hang up very often. Most of the time when i put a cd in the drive, the system will stop working and it starts to make some kind of beep sound continuously. When i tried to restart the system either the bios failed to recognize the hard drive or otherwise the hard drive failed to boot.

At first i thought the problem lies in my hard drive. Then i replaced the hard drive. But the problem still exists. I think there is some kind of compatibility issue in this case, because sometimes both the hard drive and the writer works perfectly. Even my DVD writing speed is good (it took me approx 13 mins to write 4.4GB at 4x speed ). but then most of the time my system crashes with a blue screen telling me that some recently installed hardware is not working properly.

The Bios that i use right now is version 1805. Is it a good one ?? i updated when my OS was XP. i didn't update the chipset driver b'coz i failed to find the right version in the nvidia site. i'm confused about the nforce series. which version should i use??. a few days ago i installed vista 32bit in my system hoping to solve the dvd writer problem. but it created a negative effect. now my system shuts down suddenly after 30-45 mins. and when i try to restart the sytem it will shut off immediately before loading the OS. If i didn't use the system for 2 or 3 days then it will start and work smoothly for few hours , and then it will eventually shuts down without any warning.

Is it my bios??.........or is it my old chipset driver??.......Please help me and don't forget about my sata dvd writer( when i brought that sata writer , i didn't know at that time that my motherboard has some issues with sata dvd writer ), i don't have any money left to buy another IDE drive . SO PLEASE HELP ME

One more doubt. Is there any known issues of using vista in this motherboard?? should i go back to the more reliable XP SP2???

Michael C Aug 07, 2009, 10:32am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
This thread is f**king HUGE, holys**t!

John LeGros II Mar 26, 2010, 10:07am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
I had a simular problem but figured it out. Once you start the computer you get the logo screen where you can press delete to enter into the setup, make sure EVERY thing regarding sata raid is enabled. After that screen is done it tells you what raid drivers are currently installed ( the screen youre talkin about) and it gives you another option to enter the RAID setup by pressing F1 or ctrl + s, do so, once in there you can now format and allocate raid drvers for youre hard drive(s) once it restarts you need to enter the main setup again ( by way of delete at start up logo) , this time you need to go to the tab where you can adjust the boot drive priority and the hard drive priority. In both of those areas you need to list thoughs hard drives as first, dont worry if you dont see the hd(s) in the specs just trust me they are there and the comp is reading them just for some reason doesn't list them in that particular screen ( at least not in mine). Now you should have no problem with them.
Computer will restart, and you will see that when it gets to that screen that use to say invalid it now says nothin but instead moves right allong to the next sreen to IRQ management/device listing, ( the one that lets you know its booting from hard drive and what hard drives you have and so on) next you will see it loading up the OS, or in my case it will give you an option as to wich OS do you want to load...It really is that simple, I couldent beleive it but it is. In the raid setup if I recall corectly it should be the third option down the list or the forth but any way I just went through them one by one untill I got what I needed, u might want to do the same.....hope this helps

Late...............

berila mircea Oct 11, 2010, 07:40am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe FAQ
hi,
I'm new to this community

I have this system since 2005 and it still works ok for my needs.
the video board is winfast duo px6600 gt extreme
last week I had to move my monitor for a few hours to another system. the problem is that after I put it back to this system I keep getting the error No Signal
I tried to chage cables, but I can't seem to be able to get any signal to the monitor.
I have tried another videocard and it works just fine.
does anyone have any idea on what could be the problem?

thanks

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Edited: Jun 10, 2012, 08:07pm EDT

 
>> Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe current compatable graphics card upgrade
I'm trying to help my mom upgrade her work computer which used to be bro's gaming computer, current graphics card is dying. Wondering which current day GPU is best for set up. She uses for work stuff and mid level games.
Current config:
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
With:
ISO Switching Power Supply 350 Watt Model ISO-450
(Also have a 450Watt Model: ATX-450 Power Supply lying around)
AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3200+
Nvidia Geforce 6600 GT
Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit
2GB RAM

Also any other suggested upgrades would be appreciated (IE: Power supply, RAM, CPU...)
Thank You


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