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mothow Feb 26, 2005, 10:41am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
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Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Feb 26, 2005, 11:11am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 26, 2005, 11:54am EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Kris Newman

By the way, Mike...you're 12th on the ORB list for 3dMark05

I know, I was 05 last week, check the dates from when I posted. I haven't brought my score up since I went cryo and I'm still waiting for my new G.Skill RAM before I attempt to climb back up again. Keep a look out for my new scores next week! I will hit the 11,000 range. :)

When I try to set the settings in BIOS, everything looks good. The only setting that doesn't seem to take is my HT link. I've set it to 5x in the jumperless config, and when I look at the system in nTune, it reverts to 2x. I can set this in nTune and it stays...I can load it as a profile, and it stays...but if I try to set it in BIOS, it reverts


Can you tell me what your FSB is in AI Booster on a fresh boot?

Mike

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Armand Voorschuur Feb 26, 2005, 11:49am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi,

Trying to figure out how to connect the front I/O panel cables of a Coolermaster Stacker to an A8N-SLI Deluxe mobo. Manuals are not very clear to me as they mention different abbreviations.

First the connections available at the Stacker end.

Stacker ribbon cable:
POWER LED (white), POWER LED (green)
H.D.D. LED (2-pin: red and white)
POWER SW (2-pin: black and white)
RESET SW (2-pin: orange and white)

I'm pretty sure the RESET SW should go onto the RESET-pin of the 20-pin System panel connector (PANEL) on the mobo, and POWER SW should go onto PWRSW (mobo).
The two POWER LED wires should probably go onto the PLED on the mobo.
And the H.D.D. LED probably needs to go to the IDE-LED (mobo) (will this work for my SATA drives btw??).
For all of these: does it matter which way around (which wire onto which of the two corresponding pins, e.g. white POWER LED onto PLED+ and green POWER LED onto PLED-) the wires are connected, or will it make no difference?

Stacker cable 2:
MIC-IN (yellow)
MIC-POWER (red)
GROUND (black)
L-OUT (white), continues into L-RET (white)
R-OUT (green), continues into R-RET (green)

I'm not sure at all where these need to go on the mobo, FP_AUDIO perhaps, or maybe to SPEAKER of the System panel connector?

Thanks for your help with this one!

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Edited: Feb 26, 2005, 12:27pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Armand

For all of these: does it matter which way around (which wire onto which of the two corresponding pins, e.g. white POWER LED onto PLED+ and green POWER LED onto PLED-) the wires are connected, or will it make no difference?


Yes, a connector such as LED, HDD etc... and yes it will see your SATA
White is -- Negative
Color is + Positive

Black is -- Negative
Red is + Positive

Does not matter when it comes to switches any way will do!
POWER SW (2-pin: black and white)
RESET SW (2-pin: orange and white)

I'm not sure at all where these need to go on the mobo, FP_AUDIO perhaps, or maybe to SPEAKER of the System panel connector?


Yes, FP_AUDIO make sure red (+) and black (--) correspond to 10 pin connector on board.

Mike

Geoff Foster Feb 26, 2005, 01:09pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Garbling and corruption of fullscreen rendered images w/ SLI.
I'm getting lots of garbling and tearing of the display picture while running fullscreen games. The system is as follows:

A8N SLI Deluxe
2x ASUS V9999 6800GT's
Antel Truepower 550w P/S
4x Corsair XMS memory. 2gigs.
XP Pro

I've configured the bios options as you've described at the beginning of the FAQ.
I've flashed the bios to 1004, and am currently running the latest beta nvidia drivers,
67.66 and 6.39

Basically what I get is a sort of texture tearing, it appears as horizontal slivers that are misaligned from the rest of the rendered image. They aren't static and flicker all over the place. I've tried tons of different things to fix it, uninstalling and re-installing the operating system, older versions of the drivers, even a couple different monitors.
The cards work perfectly individually. I haven't had any issues with stability at all everything has been rock solid. Rendering any game windowed also works perfectly as well. I only ever get the corruption when I am rendering fullscreen. It appears to be a problem solely with the SLI functionality. I'm hoping I've just missed something stupid and it will be a quick fix :)
I saw someone else with a similar post about graphical corruption but I don't think it was ever responded to.
One thing to note is that this isn't actually my computer it's to be sold to a customer of the store I work at, I just shouldered the responsibility of getting it working over the weekend. I figured I'd be able to get it going in an hour or two and have the system to play with for the whole weekend >:)

Kris Newman Feb 26, 2005, 01:17pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 26, 2005, 01:26pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Mike,

FSB shows as 1005 in AI booster on clean boot. Oddly enough, in nTune, my HT link shows as 0Mhz. I'm gonna operate under the assumption that nTune is just reporting wrong, unless you tell me otherwise.

Asus A8n-SLi-Premium (1005 Bios)
AMD Athlon64 X2 4400 / Zalman 7000B-CU
2x512MB OCZ Platinum Rev 2
2 x BFG 7800GTX
Seasonic S12 600 PSU
CoolerMaster Centurion
Samsung Syncmaster 930B
One damn nice Logitech headset
Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Feb 26, 2005, 01:39pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 26, 2005, 01:58pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
FSB shows as 1005 in AI booster on clean boot. Oddly enough, in nTune, my HT link shows as 0Mhz. I'm gonna operate under the assumption that nTune is just reporting wrong, unless you tell me otherwise.


Yes. This happened to me before, I just can't remember at this point what I did to correct it. I will let you know. There is a relationship between Ntune and the registry that overide certain settings in the BIOS when booting into windows, this regarding X2 X5 and the reporting of 0 MHZ for the HTT etc...

Mike

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Edited: Feb 26, 2005, 03:30pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Geoff Foster

Vsync- on
Multi GPU rendering - on
Use 66.93 Driver before comming to any conclusions.

Give that a try!

Page 16
Re: Configure your graphics card(s) and computer performance at the same time using this method.

Mike

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Hi,

I've got a queation. when i play sli certified games like hl2 or farcry, and multi gpu is enabled i notice some vibrations in my monitor. its not my resolution because when playing a single card game i dont see it so.......
my config is xfx 6800gt 2x in sli modus.
asus a8n-sli deluxe. amd64 3500 winchester. (no oc)
score: 8983@3dMark2005 (no oc)

does anyone has the same problem? and knows how to solve my problem.
maybe its just the rendering....i dont know......


please help.....

thanx

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Edited: Feb 26, 2005, 03:33pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Armand

Educated guess on which goes where:
R-OUT / R-RET need to go onto BLINE_OUT_R and Line out_R
L-OUT / L-RET need to go onto BLINE_OUT_L and Line out_L
Question: no problem removing jumpers from FP-Audio? And does it matter which way around as long as I keep L to L and R to R?


Good Educated guess!
R-OUT / R-RET need to go onto BLINE_OUT_R and Line out_R
L-OUT / L-RET need to go onto BLINE_OUT_L and Line out_L

I'm pretty sure that it doesn't matter but I would do the following;
R-RET need to go onto BLINE_OUT_R
L-RET need to go onto BLINE_OUT_L
L-OUT / Line out_L
R-OUT / Line out_R

GROUND needs to go onto AGND?
Yes

MIC-POWER needs to go onto MICPWR or onto +5VA?
(MIC-POWER is MIC-POWER)

MIC2 - yellow

Mike

PS: Man that's a lot of Mike's

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Edited: Feb 26, 2005, 03:31pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Remco

Does it happen in 3DMARK 05?
Is your Vsync- on?
What refresh rate are you using?
Use 66.93 Driver before coming to any conclusions.

Page 16
Re: Configure your graphics card(s) and computer performance at the same time using this method.

Mike


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Edited: Feb 26, 2005, 03:59pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Sorry guy's, (Darkened, Sander, Mr. Witham etc...) I've got nothing better to do right now, I hope you don't think I'm hogging the forum or something. Hey! maybe we can write a book on SLI and share on the royalties! lol

Mike :)

Clay Tay Feb 26, 2005, 03:56pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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*** HELP!!! Trouble with NVRAID on XP Pro Install ***

I just got my mobo couple days ago and have been monitoring this site for couple weeks now. I am glad that most people have moved on to tuning. That's a gd sign. Now I need your help!

I have trouble getting my XP Pro Install recognize my 2 Seagate 250GB SATA disks as RAID 0 using NVRAID driver. So far I have properly set up the BIOS (rev 1004) to enable NVRAID & disable the Silicon SATA Controller, and the rest of the setup similar to Sander's suggestion. I did the "F10" and specified the 2 drives as STRIPING and chose 128kb block and also marked it as "Set Boot". The final status was showing Healthy with the right amount of disk capacity.

Then I moved on to do F6 of my XP Pro install using the 6 boot up disks (I know, my XP Pro is an OEM version and is not bootable for some reason). In the middle of disk 4, I pressed "S" and put in the driver floppy I created from the ASUS Cd. I chose the NVIDIA RAID Class Driver and then again with the NVIDIA NForce Storage Controller. The NVRAID.SYS & NVATABUS.SYS files apparently were accepted by the install and it prompted me for the disk 4 again. After it loaded a few more items and then I got the message "The file nvraid.sys could not be found" and my install was aborted.

I ran out of ideas on how to install the RAID driver and am hoping some of you guys can share some thought with me. I would really appreciate your help at this time!

P.S. Once I disabled the NVRAID, I was able to fully install XP Pro without trouble although it saw my drives as two seperate drives. But I really need to set this up as RAID 0.


Thank you very much!!!!

Clay

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{quote]After it loaded a few more items and then I got the message "The file nvraid.sys could not be found" and my install was aborted.[/quote]

Did you get a retry option at the abort prompt?

Mike

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No, I didn't get a second chance. It asked me to hit any button to restart.

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I really don't know why three posts came up. The site has been temperamental since 3:00 AM this morning. I will use those posts up, as I cannot delete them.

Mike

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Edited: Feb 26, 2005, 04:18pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Mike, after I do everything on page 16 I get the profile I want and it runs smooth and all but when I try to run 3DMark05 it will freeze up after a min or so. I didnt change anything. I just kept it on the same settings it choose after I clicked best graphic performance. Any idea why it freezes when it supposedly chose the best thing for me?

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Edited: Feb 26, 2005, 04:33pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Overclocked too much, reduce settings a little at a time, then save again. Make sure no other utility loads such as AI Booster etc... on startup.

PS: Although the system does Optimize for you, "and it does work", it can sometimes be a little to high for booting, because when you did the tune windows was already running.

Mike


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