20 Most Recent ASUS A8N-E Motherboard Questions & Answers

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ASUS A8N-E... • Answered on Feb 26, 2014


I bought the same motherboard this past year (used) and installed it with AMD Athlon 64 fx-57, Antec P180 case, 550 w power supply. I had the case cover off to check the fans when I first fired it up. The AMD oem cpu fan hesitated at power on for a few seconds, which worried me. It started spinning normally and I then shut the system down and waited a few minutes before restarting it. It spinned up fine so I put the cover back on. I started getting the same error you mentioned, so I updated the BIOS to 1013 version. That didn't solve the problem. I ended up disabling the warning in the BIOS as I got tired of seeing it, as I could see the fans were all spinning and the CPU temperature was at about 26 to 34 on cold boot.

I recently checked on this problem and seems many others with this board have this problem. One fellow said he mailed off a question the the problem to ASUStek and they replied that it is just a glitch, that the fan is "smarter" than the BIOS, as it will hesitate to spin fully at start up if the CPU is cool. The suggestion was to disable "Q Fan Controller" in BIOS. I did and don't get that warning.

As for the yellow question marks under manage in Windows, you need to install the drivers for all of those devices, and they will be on the disk that came with the motherboard. I use the latest drivers from the ASUS site, but the only one I couldn't install was the ACPI ATK 0110 Virtual Device that came out in 2007. When I try to unpack the .rar file it says Corrupt Headers and refuses to use the driver from that file. So, I use the driver from the disk.

ASUS A8N-E... • Answered on Jan 12, 2013

Hello from here you can download a manual and drivers:http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_Socket_939/A8NE/#downloadMy guees is that the windows disk is damaged or burned to fast.Since you not get any picture on screen now the graphic card. maybe malfunctioning try to change that and see what happens.A ps2 keyboard and mouse must be used.Because the usb function will not work until the system is fully installed. A restore disk does not contains a full windows its only for repairpurpose.Good luck

ASUS A8N-E... • Answered on Nov 05, 2012

Make a deep examination of the board, look for burned/broken microresistors. You might need a magnifying glass and good lighting. Any resistor showing a little blob or browning is burned. Microresistors are those minuscule black,gray,brown or white rectangles lying all over the motherboard's traces. Check first the ones near the power supply connector and near the chips, specially one that says winbond on it, this last ones may get burned from USB overloading, from using non-self powered hubs also called passive hubs.

You may check for blown capacitors, capacitors are those standing cylinders with a plastic cover around them with numbers and letters printed in those covers. On top they are left without a cover and they are aluminum color, they may be flat or have one or more grooves runing across the top. A blown capacitor, looks different from the others because it looks a little bloated on the top, or may have spilled some sort of transparent varnish from its bottom to the motherboard or its top to other components around.

After that, you might want to check that your memory is OK in another computer and seated right in your motherboard, check the graphic card if it isn't of the integrated type. Finally you may suspect of the CPU, athlons get very warm and they can get burned too. Never start your pc without a cpu.

ASUS A8N-E... • Answered on Oct 31, 2012

No beep = fry mobo

ASUS A8N-E... • Answered on May 01, 2012

Error BIOS ROM CHECKSUM - SYSTEM HALTED. Cause Bad Hardware Solution Unfortunately this indicates that your computer BIOS ROM chip or Motherboard is physically bad. It is recommended that you contact your computer manufacturer or take the computer into local service center for repair. If you wish to repair this issue yourself the motherbard will need to be replaced. This error is not the same as a CMOS Checksum Error, which refers to corrupted values of the CMOS settings, the ones you set through the BIOS setup program. This error means the contents of the BIOS code itself are damaged. The BIOS ROM chip on the motherboard is probably faulty. It could also be another component on the motherboard.

You should make sure that all of the BIOS settings in the system are correct, by rebooting the system, going into BIOS setup and double-checking all the values hopefully against a recent

If you have reset the CMOS memory you need to go into the BIOS setup screen and reconfigure the BIOS. To do that you need to press a key while the computer is booting. Usually F2 but can be other keys. It should tell you on the bottom of the first screen which key to press to enter BIOS setup. If you don't know the settings the should be one for optimal defaults - use that one. You will also need to reset the time and date. Save, Exit and re-boot and everything should then work. This error is not the same as a CMOS Checksum Error, which refers to corrupted values of the CMOS settings, the ones you set through the BIOS setup program. This error means the contents of the BIOS code itself are damaged. During the boot process you will see on the screen a certain key to press to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart You will also need to set the time and date

In the main or system setup screen you should be able to see the date and time Using your arrow keys navigate to the date and change the date. Once highlighted on the month, day, or year, press your arrow keys or your page up / page down keys to change the date. hope this helps you

ASUS A8N-E... • Answered on Apr 15, 2012

Kevin, when you do get this going it is going to be a beast.Nice choices on the hardware. It appears that you are getting text in the bios menu and that is a real good sign. One bit of text you typed might be a clue." You typed Detecting floppy drive A media . . .
Drive A error. System halt" And you said that you had no Floppy. On the first screen were you see your time etc there will be something that says halt on all errors. Change that to halt on keyboard errors only. The wording may be different but you get the gist right?You don't want the bios seeing no floppy and halting on that.I hope this helps you and don't get discouraged. There is usually a simple answer.

ASUS A8N-E... • Answered on Sep 21, 2011

If you have not checked the fan for dirt etc, then do so. Sometimes it might just be the dirt that is slowing it down.

If all that is ok then refer to this manual on page 2-35 to find out which fan is causing the problem using the BIOS commands.

You can replace the fan if necessary but once you identify if there is a fault.

ASUS A8N-E... • Answered on Jun 20, 2011

Plenty of options. If you want to stay on ATI model then you can try any Radeon HD, from 30000 to 60000 series. Getting the highest possible of the series would be good but the performance would also depend on the speed of your processor and ram.

hope it helps.

ASUS A8N-E... • Answered on May 05, 2011

if you are having problems with your sound if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to sound,video and game controllers you might see a yellow question mark? Right click to reinstall drivers or uninstall click start control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers make sure you have selected the (((appropriate speakers))) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have the correct settings there also click start control panel sounds and audio devices you can adjust the volume there also select speaker volume you can change your settings there you can also tick in the box place icon in taskbar if his does not fix the problem

have you tried this control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers select the appropriate speakers from the drop down list or navigate to the device manager scroll to system devices + to expand,system speaker right click properties then select use this device (enable) also you might check the speakers plug/outlet is usually at the back of the computer you will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make sure the connection is good try cleaning your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the sound card and the CPU central processing unit dust causes static to build up in a computer make sure you have an earth ******** before touching any parts inside your computer hope this helps

ASUS A8N-E... • Answered on May 04, 2011


ASUS A8N-E... • Answered on Mar 01, 2011

Use another ram or install the ram proper way.

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ASUS A8N-E... • Answered on Feb 25, 2011


Check the RAM ,or can change as new if you have a spare.
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ASUS A8N-E... • Answered on Feb 20, 2011

You can ignore CPU Fan speed from BIOS settings.

ASUS A8N-E... • Answered on Jan 05, 2011

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