I have an Nvidia 680i SLI motherboard. I installed my HP DC195A Serial & Parallel PCI Card into one of two PCI slots and booted my computer. The BIOS booted, but Vista did not. I hanged during a state, I think called Verifying DMI Pool Data or something. I tried switching slots, but the OS would still not boot. I want to use the card, but need to know what I'm doing wrong and how to resolve this issue.
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VIA K8M890, VIA VT8237A, DDR RAM, Micro ATX, Graphics card, Sound card, Network card
AMD Ahtlon 64/Sempron
Number of CPUs
Front side bus
800 MHz MHz
VIA K8M890, VIA VT8237A
Number of DIMM-Slots
Number of RIMM-Slots
DDR400, DDR333, DDR266
Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Serial ATA (SATA)
Serial ATA ports
Serial ATA 2 (SATA II)
Serial ATA 2 (SATA II) ports
33/66/100/133 MB/sec MB/sec
Built in SCSI controller
Built in RAID controller
Built in graphics card
Built in sound card
Built in network card
Multiple GPU support
Number of FireWire ports
Number of USB-ports
Number of parallel ports
Number of serial ports
4 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, (TCAV), PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, PXE Boot BIOS
Audio:- Realtek ALC660 6-Channel Codec, LAN:- Realtek RTL8201CL 10/100M LAN PHY
Yes, your Asus motherboard will support the Nvidia GeForce 8600 PCI-Express graphics card. However one thing you should consider. The 8600 card is SLI compatible but the motherboard only has one PCI-E x16 slot. You will also need to make some changes in your bios. In order to help you configure your system for a PCI-E graphics follow these steps. 1. Uninstall your current display driver software through windows control panel. Windows may ask you to restart your system, do not restart. Shut windows down which will shut off the system. 2. Unplug the power cable from the system & open your case. 3. Install your 8600 card. (Double check it is installed correctly & if needed has the extra power cord connected to the card. 4. Re-connect the power cord. 5. During boot up enter the bios by pressing the Delete key every couple seconds. 6. Once in the bios click the Advanced tab, see top of page 2-19 in your manual. 7. Than open Onboard Device Configuration Open North Bridge Configuration, see page 2-22 Change Primary Graphics Adapter to [PCI-E] Change Internal VGA to [Disable] Change Share Memory Size to [Disable] 8. Save Bios changes & exit. Your system will auto restart. Once windows has finished loading install the 8600 driver software & directX 10.0. You can also go to nVidia & download the latest software driver @ http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
Not on this motherboard, and not with two different video cards. Your motherboard does have two PCI-E slots at x1 speed, but only one slot at x16 speed. And when you use SLI you should use two identical video cards for best results.
If you installed total 4GB memory, the system will detect less than 4GB of total memory because of address space allocation for other critical functions, such as:
- System BIOS (including motherboard, add-on cards, etc..) - Motherboards resources - Memory mapped I/O - configuration for AGP/PCI-Ex/PCI - Other memory allocations for PCI devices
Different onboard devices and different add-on cards (devices) will result of different total memory size. e.g. more PCI cards installed will require more memory resources, resulting of less memory free for other uses.
On a SLI system, since PCI-Ex graphic cards will occupy around 256MB, another 256MB will be occupied after you install a 2nd PCI-Ex graphic card. Hence, 2.75GB memory left only if two SLI cards installed on A8N-SLI Premium while 3.0GB memory left with one graphic card without other add-on devices.
This limitation applies to most chipsets & Microsoft Windows 32-bit version operating systems.
If you install Windows 32-bit version operating system, we recommend that you install less than 3GB of total memory. If more than 3GB memory is required for your system, then below two conditions must be met:1. The memory controller which supports memory swap functionality is used. Chipsets later than Intel 975X, 955X, Nvidia NF4 SLI Intel Edition, Nvidia NF4 SLI X16, and AMD K8 CPU architecture support memory swap function.2. Windows 64-bit OS which can address more than 4GB memory.
Microsoft Windows Vista -or- Windows XP
CD or DVD-ROM drive
100MB of available hard disk drive space for basic driver installation
425W PCI Express-compliant system power supply with a combined 12V current rating of 28A or more (Minimum system power requirement based on a standard PC configured with an Intel® Core™2 Extreme X6800 processor)
PCI Express-compliant motherboard with one vacant PCI Express x16 slot.
One 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector -or- Two 4-pin Molex supplementary power connectors
> 512 MB of system memory http://www.directron.com/slireadymb.html heres a list of SLI ready motherboards. dont gotta use this site to buy it just giving you and idea of whats out there for you.
Seems from what i gathered that as long as its an SLI ready motherboard with a open 16x PCI-E compliant slot and of course its gotta fit your tower. Find out the form factor of the tower then also make sure that it fits the correct type of ram that you have and prosesser. Then u should be good to go!
the sound card is installed into the ISA slot not the PCI slot.
clear the cmos for a minute, set it normal again.
install the sound card to the ISA slot carefully - i mean a working sound card and couple the system unit and boot, surely you will have your sound card working.