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Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 01, 2005, 11:28am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 01, 2005, 11:43am EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Jamie,

Put the http:// in front of this address in your web browser.
ca.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/thellendfamily@rogers.com/my_photos

Look at the album Mach II GT Project.

You will see two video cards at the bottom IM002020, click on the picture then download to get the full 1632X1232. Image 2000 will help you as well.
You will get a good view of the slot arrangement, notice how the PCI slots do not line up with the holes in the tower, they are offset.

Mike :)

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Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 01, 2005, 11:34am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 01, 2005, 12:45pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Remi,

About the drivers I must disappoint you. I am using 71.81
Would you recommend changeing to 66.93?
GPU are running at 555 MHZ and memory at 1.12.

It is actual a little low. The reason for this is that the two cards tested so different.
card # 1 : 165 1.2
card # 2 : 190 1.8


No, don't change if you are not trying to set a record on 3DMark 05. Your mark on the 71.81 of 6879 is equivalent to approx 6300 on the 66.93. I would be happy with that.

Try the IRQ test, and get back to me on it,

Chow for now.

Mike :)


'I guess that 600-700 points would be unattainable?

YES attainable.



Remi Holm Mar 01, 2005, 11:40am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Mike.

Sorry about that!

Card # 1 565 1.2
Card # 2 590 1.8

I guess that 600-700 points would be unattainable?

Remi Holm

Jamie Morrison Mar 01, 2005, 11:44am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Mike,

I belive your statment, but do I just apply more pressure?

Also when I belive my 6800 might just be working, the card's fan does not turn on nore recieve any signal. Placing it into an older system I built it works fine. I know it means the card is not fully inserted into the slot, but the motherboards' back prevents me from pressing down any farther on the card.

issues issues are abound

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 01, 2005, 11:50am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 01, 2005, 12:00pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
I belive your statment, but do I just apply more pressure?

The picture was not intented to prove my point to you.

It was intented to be used as a guide to help you position your board properly. Just go look at the two pics, it might help you. Of course you need to apply a little pressure on the card to get it set in the slot, then it usually needs to be moved to the left or right a little to lign up the screw holes. Sometimes you need to pull the metal towards the back of the tower to make the screw holes line up as well, just don't force to the point of cracking. If the holes aren't within 3/8 of an inch or so from each other after you set the card in place then I would be concerned a little as to how you mounted your board.

Mike :)


Jamie Morrison Mar 01, 2005, 11:57am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
I tried your link several times but I recieved a page was unaviliable.

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 01, 2005, 12:02pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 01, 2005, 12:28pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Put the http:// in front of this address in your web browser.

copy and paste this after the http://
ca.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/thellendfamily@rogers.com/my_photos

The reason for this is that the forum does not accept the @ sign in a web address and it shows up very screwy.

Jamie Morrison Mar 01, 2005, 12:08pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
I see thank you for all your help

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 01, 2005, 12:10pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 01, 2005, 12:28pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Sander,

I think I made your page expand to the right about 200 pixels or so. Sorry!
I'll help you with your code if you want, I also design websites and know a lot about hosting. I owned my own Web Hosting company once, and I specialize in web positioning too.

I just put the page back to normal.

Mike :)

Alkemyst Darkened Mar 01, 2005, 12:22pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Jaime: this motherboard has no problem at all fitting into an ATX case. You must be in error.

Jamie Morrison Mar 01, 2005, 12:26pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
It wasnt the fact that the motherboard didnt fit, its the problem of having my AGP 6800 fit into the slot properly because the case was preventing it in some way.
Well my other PCI cards as well

Todd Noway Mar 01, 2005, 12:26pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Sanders,

Can you (or someone) point me to "directions" on modding my Antec TruePower 550 EPS12V* as I bought this before you listed the PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 510 SLI :(

I don't have Dual 6800GT's yet but will soon and I'd like to make sure I find the right connectors and know how to mod my PS.

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 Mar 01, 2005, 12:36pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 01, 2005, 12:39pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Jamie Morrison

Do your USB, Ethernet, Mouse etc.. line up properly to the square on the tower?

If so your board is in the tower correctly.

Just assess the situation, leave and come back even, you'll get it.
Te metal tab on the PCI cards opposite the tab that has the screw hole needs to be between the board and the tower frame, not sitting on the board. There is a small gap for it to fit in.

Mike :)


Kevin Estes Mar 01, 2005, 01:06pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Sander, Mike,
Perhaps this will shed some light on the dual channel problem I have and perhaps on the relative instability of my system. I purchased some Kingston value ram solely for the purpose of testing and it will not boot in dual channel mode either but will run in single channel. In my humble opinion it is looking more and more like a memory controller/CPU issue at this point . I'm still up for a swap but I'm not sure that the memory is at fault at this time. The Kingston ram # is KVR400AK2/512R. It should work I would think. What are your thoughts on the issue?

Asus A8N-SLI w AMD64 3500+ Winnie
2 x 512mb OCZ EL Patinum Rev. 2 DDR400 PC3200 RAM
2 74gb Raptors in Nvidia RAID 0
2 x BFG 6800GT OC
Gigabyte 3D Rocket CPU cooler
PC Power and Cooling 510 SLI PSU
Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 01, 2005, 01:18pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 01, 2005, 01:22pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
20$ says it's the Mobo

RMA the CPU first. lol

Did you clear you BIOS prior to installing this new ram?
One Slot first, reboot, shutdown, then add to the second and reboot?

Mike :)

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 01, 2005, 01:23pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 01, 2005, 01:27pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAMILY FAQ
I think Jamie took the bat to his board. lol

Mike:)

alli ronald Mar 01, 2005, 01:36pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
any thoughts on my "wee" problem on page43? pleeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaseee!

Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 01, 2005, 01:45pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 01, 2005, 03:14pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
alli ronald
any thoughts on my "wee" problem on page43? pleeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaseee

1) installed XP sp2 and all seems fine until you run a DVD when i get the error " Cannot create file, there may not be enough disk space" and then closes.
2) CDs come up with "CATASTROPHIC FAILURE" :[
even though i can explore the disk and copy files to the desktop!
3) My HDD Light is Permanently ON (normal for a raid setup?)
4) there appears to be a weird "whining" noise from somewhere - like a cat being strangled!


1-Are you FAT 32 or NTFS?
2-Is that the exact message you get? What IDE are you running off of IDE 1 or 2. Do you have two opticals?
3-No (white is negative, color is positive) bottom left hand corner of the 20 pin. color first pin.
4-Find the source of your noise. Fan, drive, sounds like drive though.

PS: How long have you been running your system like this? It might be too late!

Mike :)



Whizzz AKA: SLI Scientist@Work Mar 01, 2005, 01:51pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 01, 2005, 03:06pm EST

 
>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
Hey Sander!

I want to be a BETA tester for ASUS, do you have any suggestions and or connections?

Mike :)

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>> Re: Asus A8N-SLI FAQ
********Remi********

Card # 1 565 1.2>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Something is not right here.
Card # 2 590 1.8>

I just reviewed this post and I need to ask. Are these the settings for the cards right now out of SLI mode?
Are you sure your cards are the same? Sure doesn't sound like it!
Can you give me the exact part numbers from both cards? I need to get some gen on them.

Your cards must have the same GPU and Memory Core MHz, before you go into SLI. After you Detect Optimal Frequencies, choose the lowest of the two cards and make sure they're both the same and follow the rest of my guide before going into SLI again.

Mike :)


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