I have a asuse (A8N-SLI-DELUXE) with the nforce 4 sli chipset wont let me install any os.
The computer was running slow at first, shut it down, went in to turn it on, didn't turn on. I took the battery out to clear the bios/cmos, turned it on, put battery back in, then the os was missing, so i worked on intalling windows vista, fedora core, linux, suse, all would install, on reboot, the operating system was missing everytime, i re-wired all components to the motherboard, also checked all bios/cmos settings. During the os installs, they were running slow. To me it seems that the install information is not writing to the hard drives, if it is, then something else is wrong, hopefully nothing serious. Need some advice, options, please help.
Re: I have a asuse (A8N-SLI-DELUXE) with the nforce 4 sli...
Hi, have you also just doing the bios jumper reset. What make and model is the hard drive their maybe a diagostic to find out wht the problem is. Also does the pc beep at all when you 1st turn it on. Hope this has helped. Thanks
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Here is the manual for your motherboard (since describing a diagram probably isn't very useful...) http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/socket939/A8N-SLI/e2024_a8n-sli.pdf
You want to look at pages 27-35, they describe what you need to plug into the motherboard. Basically make sure you have connected:
1) 24-pin power cable (from power supply) 2) 4-pin power cable (for CPU from power supply) 3) Any case fans with 3/4 pin connectors. 3) hard drives (SATA or IDE) 4) USB front panel ports 5) Audio front panel ports 6) Case plugs (power LED, hdd LED, power switch, and reset switch).
You can research *********** board and drivers at ASUS.com.
You may find a new BIOS update which controls the fan speeds and temp.
If not, you can find plenty of frreware which will handle *********** board.
Your SLI drivers as you mentioned were installed when your chipset drivers were installed. (NVIDIA nForce CK804 Chipset Driver). If you use 1 PCI-E graphics card the bios will need to be adjusted to [Auto]. Using 2 PCI-E graphics cards you must install the EZ selector card correctly. See page 4-20 section 4.4 Adjust; SLI Configuration. Than see section 4.4.6 in your manual Open the Asus link below if you need drivers for your M2N-E SLI; http://www.asus.com/Search.aspx?SearchKey=M2N-E%20SLI This may seem a bit tricky but its not. First time around the bios settings using SLI graphics cards will appears tough but you'll get it. Cheers! Mike
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.
It sounds like the front panel wire has either come loose from the motherboard or is plugged into the wrong spot. Recheck the motherboard to see if the wires are in the right place & not loose. Hope this helps.
Yes, you do. Your board was built with the idea to use 2 graphic boards to get great video
NVIDIA® SLI™technology revolutionizes PC performance by combining multiple PCI Express GPUs in a single and scalable system! Gamers and hardcore enthusiasts know that dual GPUs mean increased, supercharged 3D graphics and performance