Question about ASUS P5NSLI (0610839134670) Motherboard

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Trouble booting O.k. so my b/f built his own comp. I'm not sure of the amount of ram he has, but he has the ASUS P5NSLI motherboard, after his Nvidia Ge Force fx 5200 grapics card died after about a year of use (hes an avid gamer) he upgraded the power supply from a 450 watt to an Aspire 520watt. Also the graphics card he now has two GeForce 8600 GT pci express cards. Now his computers not booting. HELP? anyone? Hes tried swapping the old power supply in to no avail, also hes tried warming up the comp as he and I have both read it wont boot if its cold. Do we really have to get a new motherboard for his comp or are there other options?

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  • Katie
    Katie Feb 29, 2008

    OK i actually had a geforce 8500 gt that died and i upgraded to the 2 geforce 8600 gt's to run in SLI. they are brand new as well as the PSU. Before i replaced said items there were time where the comp wouldnt boot at all, had to restart it sometimes like 5 times to get it to boot (the beep you are talking about). The CPU has been fine i have checked it many times, i have 9 or so fans in my comp so cooling is not a prob. From what i have read on the PN5SLI mobo it that it has some problems one of which is it dosnt like to boot when it is cold, i will try what you suggested and if that does not work ill post back, thanks for the info.

  • Katie
    Katie Feb 29, 2008

    map9966 not to be rude and it may not have even shown before you posted but i do have many fans, i have 3 outlet fans 2 inlet fans 1 cpu fan and the power supply itself has 2 inlet and 1 outlet fans on it. as for the EZ selector i had switched it over when i installed the new video cards but that wouldnt make it not boot even if it was still on the single side because all that does is when it is turned to single the blue pci-e is at x16 and the black pci-e is at x1 when you switch it over it turns both the blue and the black into x8 pci-e slots. Also i cannot get into the bios if the comp will not boot

  • Katie
    Katie Mar 03, 2008

    I have actually tryed 3 diff vid cards none of which will make the comp boot so im just getting a new mobo, guessing this one might be defective because i have had the booting prob in the past but i would just have to do a hard reboot a few times to get it to boot. I'm really happy that i still have 2 years on the warranty lol.

    Anyone here know of a mobo that can support 2 CPU's?

  • Katie
    Katie Mar 03, 2008

    I have a 3 Ghz dual core intel right now, i want to run something with 2 quad cores on it but haven't ran across a mobo that has 2 diff CPU slots and was wondering if there were any decent ones out there



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The trouble is not your power supply. It's Asus EZ selector card. One really needs to pay close attention to the manual when using two PCI-E video cards.
Pg. 1-34 in the manual. The boaed came with a Asus EZ selector card. When using only 1 PCI-E card the selector card is inserted into it's slot (Single video Card) side down.
When two PCI-E video cards are being used the Asus EZ selector card get's turned over. The (Dual video Card) side goes down it's slot. As noted on pg. 1-34. To enter the bios press the Delete key every 2 seconds just as the PC starts up. When the bios loads you'll be at the Main page. To setup the video cards you'll need to be in the Advanced Menue pg. 2-21. Go to pg. 2-30 & set primary display to PCI-E. It may already be there set to PCI-E from using the FX5200.
Lastly & real important. The PCI-E cards run hot. You need to add at least one 3" side case fan to bring in fresh cool air. This could be the reason the FX card died so fast. I suggest you use two side case fans to blow air directly over the two PCI-E cards.
I'll bet you get more than a year out of them. The link below may help you decide what type of fan's to get. Just make sure you buy a grill for the fans so you don't hurt a finger.
Adding case fans mean someone will have to cut the side panel of the case but it is worth it.
If you have more questions feel free to post here.

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    Mike Peluso Mar 02, 2008

    Yeah intheshadows I did not catch that post about the fans. Ok so let me ask this. If you place one GT 8600 in the blue slot & switch the SLI card to single make the correct changes in the bios, will the PC boot? If it does than shut it down & swap video cards. Does the PC still boot? If it does you know both video cards work. Do a re-start & enter the bios. Make your changes for dual video cards in the bios, save & exit. Press & hold the start button on the PC untill it shuts off. Add the second GT 8600 card flip the SLI card to dual. Try & boot? If the PC does not boot there may be a problem with the controller. You have two choices. One you can chat with a tech from Asus M-F 8:00am. to 5:00pm Eastern time.

    Or you can call tech support at 812-282-2787. One of the first things tech support will want is the S/N loacated on a white sticker on the pink serial port. They know your board much better than I. I run the A8N32-SLI Deluxe & ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe, so I have a wee bit of experiance with the dual SLI setup stuff. It never hurt to check out your bios ver. to what Asus has posted on their page. This link will allow you to check out downloads for your board.

    I hope something above helps you get this rocking.

    Good Luck & kind Regards intheshadows.

    Please post back here with your findings...


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The dead card may have taken the motherboard and cpu with it.
he will have to strip the system to only 3 component and test them
1 stick memory /cpu and fand / video card that is all that should be connected. then pull memory of video card does it beep. if not the cpu or board is not posting at all.

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    Karl Whisenand Feb 29, 2008

    By the way in over 20 years of assembling computers and working on electronics I have never had an issue of a component not firing unless there is a bad cap on the board.
    I have never in over 10,000+ computers I have assembled seen one not fire when it is cold. there is one exception to that. a client left a computer in a snowed in window that froze the hard drive solid. but after defrosting it ran fine.
    So as it seems your troublesome component has finally failed you will have to find which component was causing this. you have 2 video cards ,2 power supplies, 2 sticks of memory,
    so that should let you know if that leaves the MB or cpu at fault.
    as you fire clear the bios with the jumper too.
    The boards have 3 year warranty and the cpu's are cheap, but rma on the board to find out will take over 10 days round trip to asus.
    I happen to have lots of cpu's cheap.
    yours may even be under warranty.

  • Karl Whisenand
    Karl Whisenand Mar 03, 2008

    You had best wait for that to be sent back as a 2 cpu board is costly 250 to 350 unless you switch to intel.
    Using a dual core cpu is less costly.
    AM2 pricing is very low right now on a dual core 2.3 ghz cpu.
    I sell them for 40 to 45.
    but a dual core 939 is pricey because of discontinued rarity 2.2 ghz is 145.00
    I don't get it because you can get a new asus board and cpu for that price.
    likely a pushing of the cpu may be the reasoning.
    I have some boards in rma now at asus but the rma site for US is down for last few days and one is taking more than 10 days as they said to expect.

  • Karl Whisenand
    Karl Whisenand Mar 03, 2008

    Depending on the processor socket id ,

    I find that 2 core processor boards that run good on intel are easy to get and not too pricy is usually dell board.

    you can get a dell case /server bare with ps for 100.

    and board for as low as 100.

    then you need a couple of heat sinks 10 ea. the rest is standard stuff.

    but all that depends on socket you choose or have.

    when it comes to quad core support you might not find that in abundance yet.

    I will nose around and ask some of my local geeks/nerds



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My asus p5nsli has no graphics soket on board but has got a sater in the place it should be can you tell me wot lead i nead thanks

Asus P5NSLI mobo?

Supposed to have two expansion slots for PCI Express graphics cards.

If the Blue one is used ONLY, it is PCI Express X16

When two -> SLI-Ready <- PCI Express cards are plugged into the Black PCI Express slot, and the Blue PCI Express slot; the Black PCI Express slot operates at x8.

PCI Express x8

The Blue PCI Express slot does also. PCI Express x8.

Motherboard User's Manual download page,

Scroll the page down using the Right side bar; then scroll down the inner scroll bar to the English version of the manual,

P5N-SLI User Manual for English Edition (E2234)
4.46Mbytes -> 2007.06.12
Click on the blue Global

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After you click on Global it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up.

Hover your mouse cursor at the bottom/middle, and the ghosted out navigation guide will appear.
Go all the way to the right, and click on the Adobe PDF icon.
When you hover your mouse cursor over it, Show Adobe Reader toolbar, will briefly appear.

Click on the Zoom In ( + ) icon at the top to Increase the view size; Zoom Out ( - ) icon to decrease ]

1.8.6 Two PCI Express x16 slots -
Page 24 for the PDF file; Page 1-24 for the actual manual page.

So you're stating that one of the PCI Express slots are gone?
Just solder blobs where it should be?
Reply in a Comment.

Both PCI Express expansion slots are gone?

There are still the white PCI expansion slots. Not ANYWHERE as good, but any of them can be used for a PCI graphics card.


Dec 08, 2012 | ASUS P5NSLI (0610839134670) Motherboard

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No Display on boot up

When a motherboard does not beep that isnt good news and its either the Motherboard or CPU. Have you fot the FSB settings correct on the board? Is your power Supply Good? Does your graphics card need power and is it plugged in? Unfortunately the only way to findout exactly is at fault is through a process of elimination. Can you try a different power supply first? Also try removing the CPU and re-seating it. If not, then you need to try and get hold of another motherboard and see if everything works in that. If not then it could be the CPU. Diagnosing CPU or MOTHERBOARD is always tricky without spares. Good luck

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Hello download your files here:

Download asus update in the utility for 64 bit system
Next download the latest bios
Please unzip the files before you install.

Install asus update and select update bios from file.
This can be done while the system is running.
Select the bios file you have downloaded
and the program does the rest.

Remember to download the right bios.Flashing the bios with a wrong file will damage the mainboard !!!!!!!!!!!!
And you need to set up bios when the job is done (the boot sequence)

Good luck

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I've just assembled a desktop pc with the following components: ASUS P5NSLI motherboard; 2.9 gh Intel Core 2 Duo cpu (E7500); 9500GT 1GB Biostar video card; 2 modules RAM at 2GB each module for a total of...

One bad/faulty lead can cause a computer with lots of problems
replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ?
hope this helps

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Crash and reboots randomly

Carefully wriggle wires on the back of the PC, one at a time. A card (like video) could be loose. Also, make sure the heatsink/fan is clean, and running. It might be time to reinstall your operating system (I bet it is microsft). If you have another HD, you could install windows on it in your sys, and see what happens.

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Try testing the hardware connections. Often it's as simple as a backwards IDE cable for the hard drives/cdroms, but if that isn't the case, start from nothing. Remove one of the two RAM sticks and all devices, (drives, CD-roms, anything that isn't needed to boot)
Let me know what this turns up.

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check for faulty RCA wire or Stereo jack, If you get that buzzing sounds 95% of the time its a faulty rca wire or 3.5" stereo jack hop this works

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Asus P5N-E SLI Mobo will not boot or post.

Hi bart, please re-check you're memory. See page 1-17 in you're user manual. (Read everything)!
You're Asus board can not use 184-pin DDR DIMM's.
Also check the QVL list for supported memory page's 1-18 & 1-19.
I did not see Corsair on either page.
You're board can only use 240-pin DDR2 memory. Please read the "Notes" at the top of page 1-18.
If everything (Regarding memory) is within the Asus specifications than clear the cmos/bios & re-boot again. If you're system still does not boot than remove one DIMM & try again.
Asus warrants their boards for three years. Call Asus tech at
1-812-282-2787 EST, IL 8:00AM to 5:00PM. The call is on you but the service is free. It's worth every dime.

Good Luck & Kind Regards.
Would you be kind enough to let me know what Asus suggested? (If it comes to that).


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