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    Asus Amd stickies

    Here are some links to threads that might be of interest. If you have some good links stashed away, please PM and we'll put those up. Good links for all boards are needed.
    As time passes, this'll be edited as necessary.





    ASUS COMPUTER INC.
    Technical Support
    Email: Support@asus.com
    Phone: +1-502-995-0883

    **NOTE** Check this thread for updates before visiting Asus.com

    URL: http://www.asus.com/
    http://support.asus.com/download/dow...Language=en-us -General Download Page
    ftp://ftp.asus.com/
    Customer Service
    Email: Rma@asus.com, tsd@asus.comTry here for accessories; backplates, brackets etc. And, of course, RMA if outside the retailers' time period.
    Phone: +1-510-739-3777


    Online RMA request: http://rma.asus.com/enduser/RmaRequest.aspx

    Online "Service" request: http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx

    Asus E-Store (brackets, parts etc.)

    FTP Sites

    Taiwan
    ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/
    Germany (often betas show here first)
    ftp://ftp.asuscom.de/pub/
    Global
    ftp://ftp.asus.com/pub/


    ---All ASUS motherboard purchased after November 1st, 1999 will carry 3 year standard warranty services worldwide. One year limited warranty is given to purchase made prior to this date.
    Note: Warranty void for user removing serial number sticker on the motherboard.


    CPU Compatibility-Enter Motherboard Or Enter CPU
    Asus FAQ-Search on left or select motherboard from pull-down list.
    Global Download Site-Manuals, Bios, Drivers (HTTP)
    Asus Large Hard Drive Support --Note: Model manufactured after 1st January, 2003 will all support 48bit HDD (137 GB HDD)*.
    *And Larger



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    The Asus Bar


    Motherboard Sections



    Using Mobiles

    How to run vCore lower than 1.575

    Flip to high multipliers, not low

    My Mobile CPU runs at 800Mhz

    Mobile cpu's and high multipliers


    General Motherboard Guides

    Hard Drives on the same cable as Optical drives Do NOT run at a lower speed

    SATA, Modern Chipsets, and Windows Drivers (Post #9)


    Using 20 and 24 pin Power Supplies

    Using 20 and 24 pin Power Supplies #2

    SATA II != 3GB/s Hard Drives

    Building an AMD System

    AMD on Power Supplies (links require registration)

    Choosing Modern Power Supplies *Important* (not on PCPer)

    Online Power Supply Calculator 1

    Online Power Supply Calculator 2

    A Caution for New Builders

    Bios Beep Codes

    Front Panel Connections

    XP CPU Wire Mods

    Wire Mod to Set Multiplier Range

    Asus C.O.P. (CPU Overheat Protection on Socket A Mobos)

    AMD Processor Datasheets, Design Guides & Technical Manuals

    Ami and Award Bios Recovery (pdf)

    Another Bios recovery tip on boards that the dos flashing program is Aflash

    Asus Bios chips and flashing Services

    Corsair Approved List

    AMD Installation Videos

    Arctic silver Instructions

    AMD Heatsink Re-installation

    AMD on Thermal pads or Paste



    A64 Specific

    A64 Overclocking Guide (courtesy of Uncle Bob and the Chaintech forum crew)

    Creative Software breaks Asus Update (Fixed)

    Nforce and the Safely Remove Hardware Icon

    AMD Socket 939 Memory Configurations

    AMD Socket 754 Memory Configurations

    Four Sticks of Memory-1 (Newcastle)

    Four Sticks of Memory-2 (Newcastle)

    Four Sticks of Memory-3

    Four sticks of Memory-4

    Using Cool and Quiet

    Socket 939

    A64 and Memory-Article from Mushkin

    How do you Overclock an A64?

    How Do You Overclock A64 again?

    Venice/San Diego compatibility (see chart post 9)



    A64 Ram Configurations

    --Socket 754
    Socket 939-E

    Socket 939 three sticks (E Steppings Only)
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    Miscellaneous Links/Help

    Flashed Bios Chips From Asus

    Corsair Support forums

    All Benchmarking Programs (link to sticky in Benchmarking Forum)

    Transfer current OS to Raid

    How long should Prime95 run?

    Download/Run Memtest


    Windows Memory Diagnostic (WMD)

    Windows XP Shutdown and Restart Troubleshooter (outside link)

    Change motherboard without a Windows Re-install

    Downloads from Silicon Image

    Ami Bios Beep Codes

    Award Bios Beep Codes

    Enable Suspend to Ram (S3)



    Common General Issues

    I have 4 GB of RAM, but Windows only sees 3.X!

    Network Sharing of folders located on an Nvidia RAID array

    Boards with Heatpipes only work right-side up

    There will be no POST beep when "quickboot" is enabled in bios.

    Troubleshoot Your No-POST

    Windows and Drives > than 137 GB

    Winbond Voice Editor-Delete CPU Voice Errors

    System Starts Up, Shuts Off
    --Start Up and Shuts off -1
    --Start Up and Shuts off -2
    --Start Up and Shuts off -3
    --Start Up and Shuts off -4
    --Start Up and Shuts off-5
    --Start Up and Shuts off-6
    --Start Up and Shuts off-7 (It's not an Asus thing)
    --Start Up and Shuts off-8
    --Start Up and Shuts off-9
    --Start Up and Shuts off-10
    --Start Up and Shuts off-11


    AMD Installation Videos

    Arctic silver Instructions

    AMD Heatsink Re-installation

    AMD on Thermal pads or Paste


    Random Reboots? Irq not less than or Equal?

    Drive Corruption with SATA Drives-Windows Hotfix (Problem and workarounds)-->and Resolution

    XP CPU's Become Multiplier Locked

    Beware Via 4.50's

    Beware Nvidia 5.1's

    Use Microsoft AGP driver, not Via with SP2

    Onboard Nic Doesn't Connect

    Connectivity Problem, ping but no internet

    Bios flash zeroes MAC or gives "Illegal MAC"
    --Fix on Award bios with awdflash.exe
    --Fix on Ami bios with DMI.exe

    Anti Static Bags Are CONDUCTIVE (posts 7 and 8)


    Sound Guides/Issues

    Audio Corner Guide (for all things audio)

    Audio Corner Sticky Guide

    Audigy 2 ZS Install Guide

    Troubleshooting Creative Audio Cards

    5.1 speakers but no 5.1 sound

    Surround Sound (can and can't do's with Digital Out)
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    A7n8x

    Models and Overviews

    A7N8X Deluxe --Dual channel memory controller, firewire, Soundstorm, dual LAN, SATA Raid
    ---Downloads (Deluxe) Manuals, Bios, Drivers
    ---FAQ

    A7N8X (regular)--Dual channel memory controller, Single LAN, ALC650 5.1 sound, ide only
    ---Downloads (Non-Deluxe) Manuals, Bios, Drivers
    ---FAQ

    A7N8X-X --Single channel memory controller, Single LAN, ALC650 5.1 sound, ide only
    ---Downloads (X-Model) Manuals, Bios, Drivers
    ---FAQ

    A7N8X-VM--Dual channel memory controller, Single LAN, Realtek ALC650 , ide only, integrated Geforce4 MX
    ---Downloads (A7N8X-VM) Manuals, Bios, Drivers
    ---FAQ
    ---QVL

    A7N8X-"E" Deluxe
    --Dual channel memory controller, firewire, Soundstorm, dual LAN, SATA Raid, Adds Gigabit LAN and a Wifi Slot
    ---Downloads ("E" Deluxe) Manuals, Bios, Drivers
    ---FAQ
    ---QVL

    A7N8X-VM/400
    --Dual channel memory controller, Single LAN, Realtek ALC650 , ide only, integrated Geforce4 MX. Adds 400 FSB (but only 333 memory freq.) support to VM
    ---Downloads
    ---FAQ

    A7N8X-XE
    --Dual channel memory controller, Single LAN, C-Media CMI9761A 6-channel CODEC,Sata Raid
    ---Downloads
    ---FAQ
    ---QVL

    A7N8X Links


    *Modded Bios*

    *Bios Recovery*

    *Mods*

    *Sound*

    *Common Questions


    Original A7N8X Build Thread


    General Hardware Setup

    alpha_03's A7N8X Deluxe set-up Page

    Drives and SATA Setup Guide

    The SATA Driver Floppy

    Download SATA Drivers from Silicon Image

    PATA to SATA Adapters

    Choosing Modern Power Supplies *Important* (not on PCPer)

    Installing with Win98


    Memory Setup

    Original A7N8X-DEL ASUS Approved Memory Page

    Nvidia Nforce/Nforce2 Approved Memory Page

    Corsair XMS Qualification and Testing-Corsair Forums

    Corsair Approved List

    Will This Memory Work?---Link to Ram Configurators-Memory Forum

    Download Memtest86 Memory Testing Program

    Windows Memory Diagnostic (WMD)

    Memory Selection Suggestion


    Motherboard-Related Setup

    Steps-of-Installation Suggestion

    The Bios Screens

    A7N8X FAQ by ASUS

    PCB (Revision) Number - Between PCI slot 2 and 3

    A7N8X draws on 5 volt for cpu
    Last edited by CMB; 01-02-2006 at 03:45 PM.

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    *Common Questions*

    -E Deluxe Specific

    What is the A7N8X-Deluxe "E"?

    A7N8X "E" Deluxe >64 AGP Aperture Bug

    E-Deluxe Aperture Bug fix (bios 1011)

    BIOS 1011 for E-Deluxe released (AGP aperture fix)

    Upgrade to 1011 causes Windows re-install

    More of Upgrade to 1011 causes Windows re-install

    No Diode Reading on the E Deluxe

    E-Deluxe Bios 1010, No Memory Timings


    Mobiles and Overclocking

    Mobile Bartons - Multipliers and High CPU Speeds

    Flip to high multipliers, not low

    I WANT TO OVERCLOCK---Better Read the Overclocking Basics Article First

    Multipliers - 1

    Multipliers - 2

    10 and 10.5 multiplier problems/fixes (modded BIOS)

    10/10.5 multipliers

    General A7N8X multiplier behavior


    General CPU

    My CPU is at the Wrong Speed!

    System Failed CPU Test (constant)

    System Failed CPU Test (voice editor)

    Barton 400 Approved for 1.0x Boards

    Running a Barton 400 on 1.04 Boards

    Asus approval of Barton 400 on Revision 1.04

    Even More 200 FSB on 1.0X boards


    Memory

    Memory Frequency and Performance Comparison

    Dual Channel 1

    Dual channel 2

    Dual Channel and 3 Memory Sticks

    Dual Channel and Different Sized Memory Sticks

    Crucial PC2700 Issues and Resolution

    Kingston Hyper X issues

    Kingston Value Ram

    Kingston no longer supports Value Ram with A7N8X

    Kingston versions

    What about Memtest Errors?


    Temperatures/Monitoring

    Where are the temp sensors?

    Asus Probe and temperature accuracy - 1

    Asus Probe and temperature accuracy - 2

    Temperatures and Motherboard Monitor

    SLK-900 Fits?

    Zalman CNPS7000-Cu on A7N8X-DLX


    Booting/Restarting

    Stop Errors, Random Reboots? IRQ not less than or equal?

    Troubleshoot Your No-POST

    Just installed, no POST, no video - 1

    Just Installed, no POST, no video - 2

    No-Post, Power supply

    No-Post (In Dual Channel boards)

    System Shuts Off - 1

    System Shuts Off - 2

    System Shuts Off - 3

    Cold Boot Problem - 1

    Cold Boot Problem - 2


    BIOS-related

    BIOS Flaky, Can't Save Changes

    BIOS Flaky, Can't Save, Can't Flash #2

    "Flashrom Write Protected"

    Chronic "BIOS Checksum Error"

    Bios Checksum Error #2

    Bios Checksum Error #3

    BIOS 1007

    BIOS 1008 for 1.0X


    nForce/Asus Drivers

    Nvidia 2.03 Driver Problem and How to Change the IDE Driver

    Change ide driver #2

    Nvidia 2.41 Drivers

    Nvidia 2.42 Drivers (Oops)

    Nvidia 2.4X Drivers Pulled

    Nvidia 2.45 Drivers

    Nvidia 3.13 Drivers

    Nvidia 5.1 Drivers

    nVidia Forceware System Utility

    Download Asus Update (Windows) Utility



    Miscellaneous

    Why all the problems?

    What is the "X" model?

    Transfer current OS to Raid

    CD Burning Problem

    nVidia LAN and Firewire problems after flash

    More Firewire - Error 10

    PCI Video Cards

    Gaining/Losing Clock Time

    A7N8X-VM illegal MAC number

    A7N8X-VM LAN #2

    A7N8X draws on 5 volt for CPU

    Typical Antec Power Supply Problems

    Typical Antec Power Supply Problems #2

    Typical Antec Power Supply Problems #3

    Full IRQ List

    Custom Boot Logos

    Bad Caps Showing Up
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    K8v

    K8V Overview
    --Downloads
    --FAQ
    --QVL

    K8V Deluxe Overview
    --Downloads
    --FAQ
    --QVL

    K8V Deluxe SE
    --Downloads
    --FAQ
    --QVL

    K8V-X Overview
    --Downloads
    --FAQ
    --QVL

    K8V-X SE Overview
    --Downloads
    --FAQ


    K8V-MX Overview
    --Downloads
    --FAQ
    --QVL

    Asus K8V General FAQ


    K8V Thread Part 1
    --Bios 1002, 1003.12, memtest, Corsair Frequency,aperture bug

    K8V Thread Part 2
    --Bios 1003 Final
    --PCI/AGP dividers
    --Disable Cool n Quiet for Multipliers
    --Basic Overclocking
    --Clockgen
    --Corsair LL instability and Timings
    --Bios 1004 Released
    --Promise Controller

    K8V Thread Part 3
    --Various Drive/Controller setups
    --Bad Capacitor Notice
    --Via HD LED, Promise Controller and bios 1004

    K8V Thread Part 4
    -- Updated Via SATA driver
    -- Beta Bios 1005
    -- Drive Powerdown and Power Management
    -- Promise Code 10
    -- Linux 64
    -- DDR 200/400, 1:1/2:1
    -- Bios 1005 final

    K8V Thread Part 5
    -- "CPU Failed" Message
    -- Memclock-CPU ratio's again
    -- Via Controller, Windows losing the drives
    -- Single SATA Driver Setup (Via Controller)
    -- More Corsair LL
    -- Even More Corsair/Memory timings
    -- Turbo Performance Mode
    -- Registered (Buffered) Memory does not work
    -- What is the difference between the E and the Deluxe?

    K8V Thread Part 6
    -- Bios 1006



    How do you Overclock an A64?

    What Does Turbo Do on a K8V?

    K8V Power Connectors (Need Both Plugged In)

    The Capacitor Problem Focus Thread

    Via PATA Controller resets, spins down.

    tRCD Setting and Memory for A64/PATA Resets #2

    No Post -Memory Compatibility

    No Post and Memory Again

    No Post, Power and Memory timings 3

    DDR 400 2 bank limitation

    Updating to 1004

    Zalman 7000 and backplates

    A64 and Memory-Article from Mushkin

    Corsair LL and stability, Bios Settings

    Instability and Memory Slots Used

    No beeps when Quickboot is enabled

    Hard Drives and Onboard Controllers

    Promise Raid Controller issue and Enabling 1394

    K8VSE with bios lower than 1004 needs Drives set up as Arrays on Promise

    Via Sata Floppy

    Promise and Via Driver floppy Setup

    Raid 0+1 Setup

    More Promise RAID vrs Single Drive Setup

    SATA Drive Power Requirements
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    K8n-e

    K8N-E Deluxe Overview (Socket 754, NF3 250 GB)
    --Downloads
    --FAQ

    K8N Overview
    --Downloads
    --FAQ

    K8N-E Overview
    --Downloads
    --FAQ



    64 bit forum thread
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    Audio Driver Setup



    SATA Drive Power Requirements

    A64 and Memory-Article from Mushkin

    How do you Overclock an A64?

    Onboard Surround Sound

    Regular K8N RAID-0 Boot

    Silicon Image SATA drive recognition problem

    Bios 1006 and Bios 1006

    Beta Bios 1008

    Re-flash correct MAC if flash resets it
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    A7v880

    A7V880 (Socket A KT880)
    --Downloads
    --FAQ
    --QVL

    *Notice* Regarding large threads. With the upgrade of the forum software, large threads can now be searched using the "Search This Thread" dropdown box.
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    Initial Impressions thread -1

    A7V880 Resource Thread (See first post for additional links

    Steve's going In...

    HLT command utilities (drop idle temps)

    Updating Soundmax Codec (pops/crackles)

    Bios 1006

    Bios 1007

    VPU Recover Errors with 3D
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    A8n

    A8N-SLI Deluxe
    --Overview and specs
    --Downloads
    --FAQ



    A8N-SLI
    --Overview and specs
    --Downloads
    --FAQ

    A8N-SLI SE
    --Overview and specs
    --Downloads
    --FAQ



    A8N-E
    --Overview and specs
    --Downloads
    --FAQ

    A8N-SLI Premium
    --Overview and specs
    --Downloads
    --FAQ

    A8N32-SLI Deluxe
    --Overview and specs
    --Downloads
    ---FAQ
    --A8N32 Build thread


    A8N-VM-CSM
    --Overview and specs
    --Downloads
    ---FAQ
    --Build thread

    A8N-VM
    --Overview and specs
    --Downloads
    ---FAQ


    A8N5X
    --Overview and specs
    --Downloads
    ---FAQ





    Reviews
    Pc Perspective
    HardOCP

    X-Bit Labs, A8N32 RE-review

    Pre-buys, versions, and First Impressions


    SLI

    Error in Manual-board ships set to SLI Mode, not single

    Power Supplies for SLI

    More on power supply requirements

    Problems with SLI if Cards have Different Bios

    Problems with SLI if Cards have Different Bios #2 (The Sticker on the Card may not be correct)

    Power Supplies

    Antec Neo problems #1 (post 5)

    Antec Neo Problems #2

    Power Supplies for SLI

    Power Supplies for SLI #2

    Power Supplies for SLI #3

    Drives

    Problems installing Windows on disks partitioned with Windows Disk Management 1

    Problems installing Windows on disks partitioned with Windows Disk Management 2

    Maxtor Drives and firmware problems

    Maxtor vs Nforce4 problems fixed

    Plextor SATA DVD problems

    Plextor SATA DVD Problems #2

    Plextor SATA DVD #3 (fixed with drivers)

    Booting Nvraid with Windows 2000 requires slipstreamed CD

    Temperatures and Monitoring

    Use SK8N file for MBM (but MBM not compatible with A8N32)

    MBM Alternatives 1

    MBM alternatives 2

    Yes, A8N "system" temps read high: Forum Search: a8n and temp


    The Chipset Fan and Heatpipe

    Asus Replaced the faulty Chipset fans

    Chipset fan thread

    Chipset fans #2

    Chipset Fans #3

    The Heatpipes only work right-side up. No Silverstone/Lian Li inverted cases!

    Heatpipe only works Right Side Up 2

    Overclocking

    Clock-Gen for NForce4 (direct link)

    Voltage Mods (outside link)

    Locking PCI Bus in 1002 bios

    How do you Overclock A64?

    A8N32 quickie overclocking guide (outside link)


    Nvidia Firewall

    Corrupt Downloads 1

    Corrupt Downloads 2

    Creative and XFI

    Creative software breaks Asus Update [Fixed]

    Caused BSOD-Returned to Creative for repair

    Audio Corner thread- Creative Responds to X-FI/Nforce4 Issue

    Misc

    "Bios Not ACPI Compliant"

    Bios reset or update sets HT link to 2x

    A8N32SLI Memtest errors and Legacy USB bug

    "Stack Cool"
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