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James Hunter Dec 04, 2003, 05:42pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: HELP!!! ASUS A7N266-VM

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Milt Dec 04, 2003, 06:08pm EST Report Abuse
>> James Hunter
Try pulling that Gainward FX5600 (Ultra 780 TV/DVI 256MB RAM) card and see if you still have the same problem.

If so, this may simply be a weak PSU causing your problem.

esro mazrin Dec 05, 2003, 05:00am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: HELP!!! ASUS A7N266-VM
@ mike
at my office, our internet connection use a system call "streamix"(something sound like that). it run fasters than before. doyou know about this system. i don't know when this system installed because i am in vacation that time and when i jest get back to work, its already there

joe jones Dec 05, 2003, 09:26am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: HELP!!! ASUS A7N266-VM
@james

I've got the perfect solution for buying WIN XP pro. I bought a 120 day evaluation copy on eBay for 1.59 UK pounds. Over here in the UK it costs 80 pounds new for the OEM version. After 120 days if yu dont activate it it doesnt let you into windows so you canjust format and hve another 120 days. Not a big trouble. Theres quite a lot of evalutaion copies on eBay .

Mike Pacheco Dec 05, 2003, 10:16am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: HELP!!! ASUS A7N266-VM
Ouch!! That's a major drag. Between having to re-install your OS and ALL your other apps, games, etc. every 4 months and just using Win98SE, I think I'd rather just use Win98SE. Unless you don't have many apps and games to install in the first place. :/ Well..... I guess that's one way of keeping your system clean. ;) LOL

Mike Pacheco Dec 05, 2003, 10:30am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: HELP!!! ASUS A7N266-VM
@esro

I'm sorry, I can't say I have heard of "streamix" as a internet service provider. Is this where you're using the Windows dial-up networking from?? If "streamix" allows you to use dial-up networking from Windows, I can't see why they wouldn't allow you to use other 3rd party dial-up connection software. It will basically be performing the same thing. You just have to make sure you configure the new dial-up software with the same settings as you currently have (including any scripts that it may require, although scripts are not the norm nowadays).

James Hunter Dec 07, 2003, 06:10pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: HELP!!! ASUS A7N266-VM
Oops, sorry about the blank message above, caught the damn return key!!

Pulled the FX5600 out and put an older Gainward Ti and it now flys along. Thanks for all of your help,
oh and it's still running Win98se, (please don't shout at me!!).

esro mazrin Dec 09, 2003, 06:16am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: HELP!!! ASUS A7N266-VM
@james

if i'm were u james, i'll set date 200 years from now in the bios before i'm installing my OS.

Mike Pacheco Dec 09, 2003, 10:05am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: HELP!!! ASUS A7N266-VM
@Esro

I used to think like that once. LOL! Unfortunately, they also often (not sure if WinXP does) have a check to see if the date on your PC is prior to the date that the software was made. But that is a good try though! LOL ;)

Dosmaster Max Dec 15, 2003, 11:17pm EST Report Abuse
>> I think it is a heat issue
I am running a a7n266-vm mobo with a duron 1.3 ghz. from reading this chain, i have gathered
that preffered chip temp is somewhere between 30-40 C, no-load and maybe 50 when fully
working. My chip runs at 63 c doing NOTHING, the mobo is 35+, with ambient air temp
being 30 odd C inside (Australia, sydney. It is summer here).

system:
liteon cdrw
20gb + 30 gb hd
floppy
256mb RAM

I know that this is most likely a heat problem. but cpu temp, as i have gathered, is normal
to be up to 10 above ambiant air doing nothing and another 15 or so higher when going flat out.
any ideas besides living in the fridge?

dosmaster

Milt Dec 15, 2003, 11:40pm EST Report Abuse
>> Dosmaster Max
Get a better HS/F or get some Artic Silver Thermal Paste between the CPU and HS.

Dosmaster Max Dec 15, 2003, 11:49pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: HELP!!! ASUS A7N266-VM
what is this Artic Silver paste that I keep hearing about, and do you know where sum suppliers of
it are, prefferably in the southern hemisphere?

thanks for the quick response

esro mazrin Dec 16, 2003, 05:54am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: HELP!!! ASUS A7N266-VM
@dosmaster


>chip temp is somewhere between 30-40 C, no-load
>maybe 50 when fully working.
>My chip runs at 63 c

hey this is really heat

my sugestion
1- install 2 fan (1for blower and 1 for ekzos fan).

2- repair your air flow
visit this site
http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/0,,30_1...65,00.html

3- Get a better HS/F or get some Artic Silver Thermal Paste between the CPU and HS.<<<-- milt idea, but better with fully copper hs/f











Milt Dec 17, 2003, 10:22pm EST Report Abuse
>> Dosmaster Max
Here's the main webpage...
http://www.arcticsilver.com/index.html

And here's the ONLY outlet for retail sales listed in Brazil...
http://www.3dvirtua.com/

Milt Dec 17, 2003, 10:26pm EST Report Abuse
>> Dosmaster Max
Sorry, for some stupid reason I thought you were in Brazil.
Here's a list of suppliers in Oz...
http://www.arcticsilver.com/dealers_and_distributors.htm

Mike Pacheco Dec 19, 2003, 02:14pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: HELP!!! ASUS A7N266-VM
Its tough trying to keep your system cool in an environment with temperatures in that range. In addition to getting a good heatsink and fan, using Artic Silver correctly to ensure maximum thermal throughput to your HS, and keeping your system well-ventilated, the only other thing I can recommend (other than getting a compressor, i.e. fridge ;) ) is actually trying to keep that room cool. It's not uncommon in the corporate world to have designated server rooms with central air year round to regulate high temperatures. Is there anyway you can cool that room (i.e. air conditioner, etc) to a more enduring level? Not only will you be doing your computer a favor, you'll also be doing yourself one! ;) Good Luck!!

Ramesh Balakrishnan Dec 23, 2003, 06:58pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: HELP!!! ASUS A7N266-VM
Bios version 1.8 beta is available for download at
ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/ASUSCOM/BIOS/Socket_A/NVIDIA_Chipset/...A7N266-VM/

Robert Shores Dec 23, 2003, 10:51pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: HELP!!! ASUS A7N266-VM
@joe jones who wrote:
"I've got the perfect solution for buying WIN XP pro. I bought a 120 day evaluation copy on eBay for 1.59 UK pounds. Over here in the UK it costs 80 pounds new for the OEM version. After 120 days if yu dont activate it it doesnt let you into windows so you canjust format and hve another 120 days. Not a big trouble. Theres quite a lot of evalutaion copies on eBay . "

I might have a key that will save you some formatting. Email me.

Puna Paahana Dec 24, 2003, 02:34am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: HELP!!! ASUS A7N266-VM
This is my second A7N266-VM board and again I'm having problems with the random rebooting. I figured out that the BIOS was outdated and not able to support the Athlon XP 2400+ that I've got running so I updated it to version 1007. After updating it I rebooted and now all I get is a continuous beeping (sounds like european police sirens) and nothing else! What did I do? Am I screwed? Is it time to give up or what? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

Robert Shores Dec 24, 2003, 07:09am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: HELP!!! ASUS A7N266-VM
Unplug the PC from the wall...remove the CMOS battery....disconnect the power supply connector from the motherboard and then reconnect it,,,,sometimes the connetor doesn't seat properly if you're using a cheap power suppl...put the battery back in and plug the PC back into the wall. See if it gets to the bios screen.

Did you have any problems during the bios update? You did boot up with a floppy and update from the A: drive, right? I updated to the 1007 bios not to long ago with no problems. I'm only using a 1700+ Athlon though. I think there is a utility on the ASUS installation CD that comes with your motherboard to repair a bad bios update.

Don't give up on the A7n266-VM. I love mine. Wish I had a 2600+ Atlon though.


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