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need help getting my A7n8x with xp2400+ configured

Q: need help getting my A7n8x with xp2400+ configured

I can't seem to figure out how to set up my multiplier and frequency without screwing things up. I don't have any experience at all with fsb's and cpu frequencies. I've already updated the bios to ver1007 and checked jumpers but still no luck. When I first bought it. on the first boot it showed up as an XP 1800 and the ram running at 100mhz. I have a brand new stick of DDR400 and cant get the memory freq above 200. I'm not even sure how fast anything is supposed to run. Thanks in advance.

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A: need help getting my A7n8x with xp2400+ configured

You will find all the info you need in the following threads :

1. Underclocked cpu on the A7N8X-D
2. Tips for builders
3. The ASUS A7N8X-X/A7N8X/A7N8X Deluxe Thread

In summary, you'll need to set your multiplier to 15x & FSB to 133. Run the Ram in Sync with the FSB ( 133mhz / PC2100 ) & you're good to go.

If you have other questions, make sure to use the Search Function in case it has allready been aksed & answered.

PS. Welcome to TechSpot. Hope you enjoy your stay.:wave:
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It was working perfectly fine before but now the speed wont go past 60-70kbps.
My current operating system is windows 7 ( V 6.1.7601 )

I've tried using it on other laptops with windows 7/xp/vista as their operating systems still the same problem except for my brothers laptop which runs on windows 8. and dont tell me that this Thing wont work because its not compatible with my operating system, because I've been using it for over a year without an issue.

My ipconfig shows:
Mobile Broadband adapter Mobile Broadband Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7450:69bc:7a3e:fee8%57
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
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Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
And when I try to do nslookup:
Default Server:

The default server shouldn't be that thing. please help. Nor the address

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A:New Computer - Want to know if it's optimally configured

In terms of optimizing speed, putting all core programs on SSD and keeping all non-essentials on HDD is what you want to do. When it comes to tweaks, you won't find many at the hardware level besides overclocking. But, there are all sorts of tweaks you can do within windows 7 to get a little bit of extra speed. Here is a decent guide you can check out.
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A:Getting data off HDD's configured in RAID-0

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A:A7N8X-E Deluxe BIOS settings for stable performance?

You have to figure this out yourself by just boosting the CPU clock and Core voltage a notch at a time, until the system becomes unstable... Be aware that you may trash the motherboard if you go too far
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I already have 3 IDE HDD's hooked up and 2
IDE CD/DVD drives (w/no issues).

I am now trying to add a Samsung 1 TB SATA
(the jumper is correctly set on mobo), but the boot
sequence stops at this line:

Sil 3112A SATA RAID Controller Bios Version 4.1.50
Copyright (c)1997-2002 Silicon Image, Inc.
Primary Channel: Samsung HD103SJ
Secondary Channel: Drive Not Found

I cannot see the Samsung 1 TB SATA drive in
my Bios. My OS (XP) is installed on another drive (IDE drive) and operates fine when the SATA 1TB drive is unhooked.

What should I do next?


A:Asus A7N8X Deluxe mobo not recognizing SATA hard drive

Have you looked it up on the ASUS site?
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Yes they can... Look at the site of the cards.
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A:Scrambled video on system boot up using A7N8X-E motherboard

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Stupid question, but are those HD's partitioned and/or formatted?
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A:Asus a7n8x upgrades

The A7N8X is a legacy socket 462 motherboard; you can't install a socket AM2 processor. If you really wanted to meet recommended specs for that game, you would need to swap both the motherboard and RAM in addition the the CPU. The best processor for that board would be either an AthlonXP 3200+ or an overclocked mobile AthlonXP 2600. Both chips are a little hard to come by nowadays. The RAM you found would work just fine; Crucial makes good stuff.
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Thank you all in advance!

Chud -

p.s. any thoughts on northbridge cooling for this particular mobo?

A:Tight squeeze. Need help cooling A7N8X Deluxe

Never owned a A7N8X board but I did have something similar. My Abit NF7-S build used a Zalman CNPS7000B copper cooler to cool my AthlonXP. The cooler is a bit on the large side but did the job quite well. I had to trim one side of the bracket to clear a row of capacitors but other than that it fit in there just fine. You'd need to install two retainers onto the board before installation but it wasn't hard.

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A:Asus A7N8X Deluxe with AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+?

Sorry, you won't be able to do that. Your motherboard has socket type A, while an Athlon 64 X2 requires an AM2 slot.

It does however support AMD Duron, Athlon and AthlonXP (3000+). Processors from those lines should be fine.
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A:The ASUS A7N8X-X / A7N8X / A7N8X Deluxe Thread


There are 1.01,1.02,1.03,1.04,1.05,1.06 & 2.00 revisions of this board. 200FSB AthlonXP's are supported by the revision 2.00 ( or by the 1.xx revisions starting from the 1004 BIOS -> Link ).

How to tell which revision you have.

The revision number can be found between the 2nd & 3rd PCI slot.


This board is very picky when it comes to Ram. Although you can get it to work with some generic Ram, it's not advised.

The nForce2 chipset performs best when the Ram is running in sync with the FSB. If your FSB is set to 166, in the BIOS set the "Memory Frequency" to [Sync]. Make sure the Ram is capable of running at that speed, of course. You do not want to run PC2100 Ram at 166mhz. This applies whether the board is running in Dual-Channel or Single-Channel mode.

Performance is also much better when running the Ram with very aggressive timings. You can get some no-name PC2700 Ram & run it at PC2100 speeds & get better performance ( & eventually better stability ).

Running the Ram in Dual-Channel will only bring a small performance extra due to the aging K7 architecture, but if you can get extra performance for free, why not ?

If you happen to use it in Dual-Channel mode, setting the "T-Ras" or "Row-Active Delay" value to high values such as 9/11 will result in better performance ( this only works in Dual-Channel mode ).

In order to get the best performance in Dual-Channel, it is better to have the same amount of memory on borth channels. For example, if you have 256mb on the DIMM1 & 256 on the DIMM2 ( Channel 1 ), you'll get the best performance by installing a 512mb module on the DIMM3 ( Channel 2, the furthest from the Socket ).

This table is taken from

If your BIOS is version 1004 & up, setting the Ram modules correctly will result in the mention Dual Channel Mode being posted on the system's power-up.

Here's a list of Ram modules that have been approved by ASUS to run in PC3200 mode with this board.

[b]DIMM Vendor | DIMM Part No. | CL | Size | Side | DIE Vendor | DIE Part No.[/b]
Samsung | M368L6423DTM-CC4 | 3 | 512MB | Double | Samsung | K4H560838D-TCC4
Samsung | M368L3223DTM-CC4 | 3 | 256MB | Single | Samsung | K4H560838D-TCC4
Adata | BDMA83A | 2.5| 256MB | Single | Winbond | W942508BH-5
TwinMOS | MDoubleTTUF08108L294K4FW0/T | 2.5| 256MB | Single | TwinMOS | TMD7608F8E50B
Winbond | W9451GBDB-5 | 2.5| 512MB | Double | Winbond | W942508BH-5
TwinMOS | | 2.5| 512MB | Double | Winbond | W942508BH-5
TwinMOS | | 2.5| 256MB | Single | Winbond | W942508BH-5
Kingston | KVR400X64C25/256 | 2.5| 256MB | Single | Winbond | W942508BH-5
Corsair | CMX512-3200C2XMS3202 v1.1 | 2.5| 512MB | Double | |
This table does not mean other brands/types of ram will not run at PC3200 with this board.

Update : list of ram modules known to show stability issues

Kingston ValueRam PC3200 CAS3 -> KVR400X64C3A/512
Stability issues when all 3 memory slots are populated & even 2 slots in some cases.
Send me a PM if you know other Ram modules known to have problems with these boards.
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A:Asus a7n8x deluxe motherboard

How is the post reporter telling? Beeps? How many and short/long?

Swap the ram you took out with the ram you left in - I'd bet on a bad module.
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A:A7N8X bios 1008 XP2600 reads 1243Mhz

Please forgive my inexperience in not understanding Duel Channel boot

I have now understand this?.duh!

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A:SATA wont work on A7N8X

you will need to install the drivers.
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Did you try to have a look at your BIOS config on PowerSafe ?

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be loaded and the port activated. Thanks."

in add/remove I have entries for;
Nvidia display driver
Nvidia Nforce drivers
Nvidia Nforce utilities
Nvidia WDM drivers
Nvidia windows 200/xp Nforce drivers

I understood the Nforce drivers were unified and not too excited about uninstalling all the display and audio drivers, as I have seen some reports about difficulty reinstalliing after SP2 which I have installed.

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A:Spdif module added to asus A7N8X deluxe board

You should be able to uninstall just the audio drivers via the device manager. Click start, settings, control panel. Double click system. Select the hardware tab and then click on device manager. Scroll down to the audio device, right click andd uninstall. Save out and reboot. windows should refind your audio device and reinstall the drivers.
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A:Installing audio card on ASUS A7N8X-E motherboard

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Does not matter whether I leave at the boot pic, press tab and watch full memory test (gets about 20% of the way thru 2GB DDR memory) and go into the BIOS settings.

would be greatly appreciated any help/ideas

A:XP3200 Not working on A7N8X-E

hi westaust55 and welcome to Techspot

since the XP3200 is the fastest processor available for socket-A, is was most likely made after your A7N8X-E was made. for this reason you may need to update your BIOS to properly recognize the CPU. have you downloaded and flashed to the latest BIOS?
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A:Problem adding IDE HDD to ASUS A7N8X-E with existing SATA

Which IDE controller and which connector (end or middle) and where is the cd/dvd and connected how also.

edit: Have you looked at boot settings in Bios after connecting the IDE - it seems that last drive added gets to the front of the line sometimes -
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I have an ASUS A7N8X Deluxe MOBO .....I'm trying to hook up FRONT side USB ports using the internal usb56 header.. The wires are labeled from the usb cable i have as follows.

data+1 (white)
data-1 (green)
data-2 (yellow)
data+2 (blue)
vcc 1 (Black)
vcc 2 (red)
gnd 1 (brown)
gnd 2 (orange)
shield (gray)

It was hooked up prior to me getting it.....took it all apart to clean and thought it was one solid plug until i removed it and found out the hard way.I have searched for hrs and I am stuck.

The Asus manual says for the header like....usb+5v, usbp5-, usbp6+.etc...None of them say what I have for wires .
Please help my noob azz..........thank you for your time...


you'll need a pin out diagram on the mobo.
Generally though,

your vcc 's are positive power for 1 and 2 usb ports
ground shouldn't matter but pair it up as well.
data +1 is for USB 1
data -1 is for USB 1
data +2 is for usb 2
data -2 is for usb 2
gray is neutral usually on pin #9

But seriously this should be easy if you have a mobo pinout. Consult the maker.
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A:Memory for Asus A7n8x-x

Here is what you need to know-memory speaking...

First, to add memory to already existing memory in your Motherboard, the memory needs to be of same size and speed. So at best, you can only add more 256 sticks at pc3200.

I would assume that your current memory sticks are what they call "Double Sided." That means that the magnetic chips are on both sides of the stick. Nothing to do with DDR or anything like that.

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Give you an example. My motherboard has 4 memory banks. The motherboard will number the banks. On my mother board, for me to use 4 memory sticks, I had to configure it like this:

Memory Slot 1: 512MB PC 3200 (Double-Sided)
Memory Slot 2: 512MB PC 3200 (Single-Sided)
Memory Slot 3: 512MB PC 3200 (Double-Sided)
Memory Slot 4: 512MB PC 3200 (Single-Sided)

Now-what would happen if I placed a double-sided chip in slot 2? Well, nothing really. But my MB would not read or recognize slots 3 and 4, so I would still only operate with 1 GB of Ram instead of 2.

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A:Another poor guy with an A7N8X

Don't use bad language in your posts or post titles again please.
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A:OnBoard A7N8X-Deluxe nForce2 audio component issue

i found the solution

well instead of reprograming the bios to boot up the drivers with system start up, ive found a solution, iv found a way to fix the sound problem by, going to add hardware and installing a "RANDOM" audio component from the list, then just
check your audio devices to make sure 1 is being used "this is tweak and will
need to be done evry time u logon or reconfigure sound settings"
As you guessed it thats the down side, but hey it works i also found a great site
to redownload the drivers from:
just clik the sit under the authors section to go to official download site,
(for those with the same problem)

Questions and more Email to
[email protected]
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A:SATA Problems with A7N8X-E Deluxe in Windows XP

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A:XP wont load from SATA HD on A7N8X

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A:A7N8X-E Deluxe weird VGA problem

replace your PSU. If you're still having issues your motherboard is bad - it very well could be. I would replace both.
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reinstall your sound drivers.
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A:A7N8X deluxe sound problem

more information

more information: i did transfer my motherboard to a new case. i hope i didnt damage the jack.

i also tried many drivers, and no luck. i also tried not connecting the front panel audio, thinking maybe i wired them wrong. but no luck.

i remember a while ago i had the same problem, the audio just didnt work. my solution was to reinstall windows and NOT use the windows given driver. i dont want to do this this time. so for now, i'll use the front panel auido as my main source and plug in the speakers via that area if need be.

how can i test if i damaged the headphone jack?
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A:A7N8X-E Deluxe

Yeah ridiculous, what exactly are you trying to do? Keep the processor running at a 3200+?
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-P.S- I'd especially love to be able to play battlefield 2 on high settings flawlessly.

A:ASUS A7N8X Deluxe - Need some help guys.

If running programs seems slower, maybe you have too much spyware etc running? As for playing BF2 (and other games) flawlessly, I would recommend selling ur processor, video card, RAM and motherboard and getting a brand new mobo like the ASUS P5B, an NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT, a minimum of 1GB of DDR2 RAM (2GB dual-channel kit recommended), and a Core 2 Duo E6300 or E4300. Shouldn't cost you more than $800. And that PC would be more than capable of playing BF2 maxed out quite smoothly. Here are some links:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6300 - Retail

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OCZ S.O.E 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2SOE8002GK - Retail
Grand Total= $610 after rebates
I hope it helped!

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also do i want a low latency? i dont play games much i just need the extra power to make photoshop, premeire, and flash work smoother.

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A:a7n8x memory

hi OSI,

onesmart***** said:

ive been paranoid about timings and voltages on memory moduels ever since i build my buddies core 2 duo systemClick to expand...

paranoid? why?

onesmart***** said:

should i worry about the voltages and timings?Click to expand...

should you worry about voltages? no, your mobo should be able to run any standard DDR voltage. should you worry about timings? with an older system like that, I would say no.

onesmart***** said:

does it not matter on amd systems?Click to expand...

it affects all systems regardless of the manufacturer. benchmarking will reflect the difference, but chances are you won't notice any significant real world difference.

onesmart***** said:

also do i want a low latency?Click to expand...

latency and timings go hand and hand. (the tighter your timings, the lower the latency. the looser the timings, the higher the latency). the best timings you can get on DDR is 2-2-2-5/1T. my advice would be to give yourself a maximum budget, then go for the tightest timings you can find (stick to reputable companies )

onesmart***** said:

i dont play games much i just need the extra power to make photoshop, premeire, and flash work smoother.Click to expand...

if you need more power, have you considered investing money into a newer, more powerful processor/mobo? or if money is tight, you can squeeze some more power from that CPU by overclocking it.

onesmart***** said:

i would also like to put the same kit in my k8t neo v board, but at 140 bucks it will have to wait.Click to expand...

your Athlon64 3000+ / K8T NEO is socket-754. the memory controller on a socket-754 CPU does not support dual channel memory mode.

cheers :wave:
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A:Overclocking Error (ASUS A7N8X-E Delux)

one more thing

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A:asus a7n8x-e deluxe and seagate barracuda

The driver is on the cd that came with the mobo just like mine is.
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A:Various problems with A7N8X Deluxe

Ok after your reinstall of windows did you reinstall the motherboard drivers? are there any devices in device manager with a yellow question mark or yellow triangle next to them? you either have a some hardware, like ram etc going bad or you have compaitability issues. a bios update can sometimes solve the compaitability issues. you can test your ram with memtest, or if you have other ram just try different modules.

And welcome to TechSpot.
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A:Serious Asus A7N8X problem

How much ram do you have?
I know for a fact that some ASUS boards have trouble with a gig of ram...
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A:Problem with Athlon XP 3200+ on ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe motherbaord

Similar problem


I've got a very similar configuration (only with Corsair memories) and the same problem. My solution was to reduce the FSB to 396. Eventually you can increase the core voltage to 1.675 or 1.7.
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A:Installed Asus a7n8x = no lan/ethernet... Please Help!!!

i assume its a broadband/adsl connection you want to go to..

sorry i'm not realy familiar with win2k but my instructions should be close to the function you want etc...

if you can find the network wizard in win2k then run it, and it will set up nicely by itself (theoreticaly)


if you have one of those installer cds taht came with your ISP/modem etc maybe run that..

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A:Asus A7N8X-VM/400 Mobo Problem

Welcome to TechSpot

Looks like you may have a weak powersupply. Please provide us with your PC-specs, especially the PSU.
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A:Problems Installing SATA Drivers onto a Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe

Try downloading another copy of this file. It could be either the download was corrupted or the files from where you got them were bad to begin with. A good option would be to seek out a new source for the drivers and download them form there.
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ASUS motherboards are VERY picky about RAM. Only use RAM brands recommended and also configured according to the manual. RTFM.

DO NOT mix brands or types of memory.
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A:Asus A7N8X-E DL cold start prob

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try disconnecting the Internet and booting, booting into Safe Mode.

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Can anybody help

Tanks Neojt

A:A7N8X memory frequency problem

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

The fsb of your cpu is 166mhz(333mhz effective) this means that your ram should also be set to 166mhz(333mhz effective).

Because you have pc3200 ram which can run at 200mhz(400mhz effective) it can only run at 166mhz(333mhz effective) due to the speed of your cpu.

Set your bios to optimal default settings.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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A:A7N8X Deluxe 2.0 System Failed Memory Test

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A:Ram and the Asus A7N8X - some help please

Search Feature is your friend.
The ASUS A7N8X-X / A7N8X / A7N8X Deluxe Thread
Everything about memory on this motherboard is explained in the Ram section.
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that particular motherboard is notorious for being flakey. I had one that wouldn't recognize the memory I put in it. I quickly got rid of it.
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A:Win XP will not install on Asus A7N8X-X MOBO

Had same problem when building a computer out of old spares, I changed to a different old motherboard and everything was fine.
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I am trying to install new sticks of ram into my A [HELP] A7N8X-Deluxe ram on Matching Mix N X-Deluxe mobo I currently have x gigs of DDR OCZ ram and i also have stick of Kingston DDR value ram I am trying to figure out in what order i should be placing these sticks Like which sockets should my x gigs of OCZ and which socket should my kingston sticks go to It looks like DIMM Mix Matching ram on A7N8X-Deluxe [HELP] and are blue color coded and DIMM is black color coded but DIMM amp are close together while DIMM is further away from both DIMM amp I am very confused I want to use my x gigs of OCZ DDR ram in dual channel while my Kingston DDR dosen t interfere but is still being used in my PC as additional ram Any help is much appreciated Pic of the Mobo I tried calling technical support but he didn t say much and left my even more confused because all he literally said whenever i asked him a question was quot yes uh huh quot Mix Matching ram on A7N8X-Deluxe [HELP] I don t think he was even listening to me nbsp

A:Mix Matching ram on A7N8X-Deluxe [HELP]

DON'T mix-match memory - particularly on that motherboard. In general, don't mix-match either.
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I am building a computer from some old parts and new stuff from offline. I have the asus a7n8x deluxe motherboard(new), AMD xp 1700+ processor(new), 512mb of pc2100 memory(new), and a 20gb Western Digital Harddrive(taken from old pc). When i got everything installed and booted up the pc, the computer said that the processor speed changed and to update the BIOS settings. SInce i do not know much about BIOS i looked for about 15 minutes and could not figure out how to update the bios settings. I had screwed around with a couple of things so i set all the settings back to default then exited and saved changes. Right after i pressed enter to exit and save changes the pc just shut off. Now when i start the pc i can hear everything running but nothing shows up on the moniter. help please.

A:Asus A7n8x Deluxe Bios Settings

turn ur machine on - and straight away hold down 'home' until the machine posts (this resets the bios) then hit delete and enter the bios settings. move along until the option advance bios settings (i think that whats it called) appears and select that. one of the first options will be CPU FSB or something similar - set this to 133Mhz, hit F10 save and exit - the machine should now boot fine

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I built my computer using an Asus A7N8X-X MOB, Sempron 2800+, Samsung 512 single stick. I also have a Diamond Stealth PCI video card. When I have Win XP installed and before installing the Asus MOB drivers the computer shuts down fine. When I install the drivers for the board, it reboots instead of shutting down. I have reimaged and started troubleshooting to find the problem arises after the asus drivers are installed. The BIOS is 1010 which was the latest one.
I'm not sure where to go from here.
Any help would be welcomed
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I am running Windows 98SE with an AMD XP2200+ processor. I just installed the asus motherboard, and am having a problem with my ide being reset to compatibility mode by Windows, which of course totally kills my cd rom drive accessiblity.

I have a hard drive set up as primary master, cd burner as primary slave, and dvd player as secondary master. I changed the "cd" cable send with the mother board to an 80 pin cable in hopes that would help, but it doesnt.

Every time it happens I go into the registry in safe mode, delete all the references to "bad" ide 's and reboot. It then will work for 6 to 8 times and it all starts over again.

It is using Windows standard dual pci driver. I can't find any other on the asus cd or on their web site.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Asus A7N8X-E IDE Problem

A7n8x-e drivers provide IDE controller drivers. have you tried the drives on different cables, removing the CD from the HD cable? try to isolate things. I'd put CD on secondary with DVD also. Go to nvidia and downloade the latest drivers too. then again maybe win98 is different. I haven't dealt with '98 in 4 years.
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My specs are as follows A N X Deluxe Athlon XP Barton Core Ghz GB DDR PC PNY ATI X Pro I am Overclock Issue. Temp Deluxe A7N8X using a Thermalltake tower heat sink with fans link Here and I installed it last night Before I was on A7N8X Deluxe Overclock Temp Issue. the old non over clocking fan I believe a Speeze brand up to and had a overclock to GHz it was stable and decent temps for that like ish C Idle and - Load Quite high but I was A7N8X Deluxe Overclock Temp Issue. willing to live with that till the better heat sink arrived Also during this Asus s PC Probe Temp monitoring program always gave me a temp about ish degrees lower than the BIOS hardware monitor if I rebooted to bios i also trust the BIOS temp Now that i have the new fan installed I was fiddling getting more overclock on and had it at GHz and it seemed stable BIOS was like C and PC probe was degrees lower so i was doing my thing constantly checking PC probe and adding degrees and stayed around ish till i rebooted and found it C so I immediately put to GHz and it lowered to ish and i have had it at that since and its been wavering from that to All reported as C in pc probe Another thing is if i touch the copper base of the Tower Heat sink see the picture in the link its not even warm same with the rest of the heat sink I applied the right amount of the good PCM Thermal Paste that i bought with it and install went fine I m wondering if there is some size incompatibility with my motherboard making it not touch the CPU properly or if i should trust the PC Probe and not the BIOS or if i should assume the temp is good and ignore both and think a dead temp monitor ive noticed no problems in games or any typical signs of overheating I belive i should be able to overclock more than what i could with the old fan right nbsp

A:A7N8X Deluxe Overclock Temp Issue.

You could hit higher with mobile chips. Then again, not every chip & board are created equal.
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1st time flash - Windows XP wouldnt load. Saw lots of reports on Forum's of problems so put 1009 back on (not original got off net). If on A: prompt doesnt show C: and if I load windows disk to repair page and press R (for repair) it says no drive. Got Maxtor sata drive. Its only 30 ish for new MB. All was working before just fancied a few days of torment. Any thoughts need to get working again.

A:ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe Rev1.01 Flashed 1009 to 1013 No Windows & Now NO drive C?/

Solved problem. If anyone has same problem follow link below for some information that may be useful.
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Can I solder some pins on my board, so that i could have Serial ATA ???
Does my chip (nForce 2 400) support SATA?

A:Asus A7N8X-X with Serial ATA ???

No. The A7N8X-X does not have the Silicon Image SATA IC on the PCB of the motherboard. Without that it doesn't matter if there was a SATA connector or not.

You can, however, purchase a PCI SATA controller for around $20.
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I hope someone can help. I have a (cheap) case with front audio. The shop assistant said I would not be able to connect it, as motherboards do not have the right connections, so I am hoping to prove him wrong.

The a7n8x deluxe mobo has a 9 pin section near the AGP slot with 2 jumpers attached labelled:



And I have a clutch of little plugs attached to the front audio of the case labelled:



Can anyone help me match them up? I am more concerned about headphones/speaker than Mic, but I guess it would be great for it all to work.


A:a7n8x motherboard - connecting front panel audio


For anyone interested in my dilemma, a friend solved the problem.

AGND connected GND (either one)

MIC2 connected MIC (the one next to the GND you used)

LINE_OUT_R connected R OUT

LINE_OUT_L connected L OUT
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A:ASUS A7N8X-E replacesment Boot-up Problem

Are u trying to run the new setup using the previous installation of windows if so then do a complete re-install, it will solve the proble. :grinthumb
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A:Problems installing Athlon XP 3200+ to a Asus A7N8X rev 1.04 motherboard.

hello and welcome to techspot :wave: :wave:

u have not mentioned what clock speed it is running now please do mention that
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Hello, I installed xp home a while back and had no problems with my build in ethernet card on my mobo. I recently reformmated and put windows 98 SE on and installed all the drivers from the mobo disk. I plugged in my cord into my ethernet and nothing happened at all. I couldn't get online at all. I do although have a bunch of unknown devices when i boot up my computer.

Unknown Devices:

PCI System Management Bus
PCI Universal Serial Bus
PCI Ethernet Controller
PCI Multimedia Audio Device
PCI Communication Device
PCI Raid Controller

I searched for hours on google trying to find drivers or whatever is needed for these.. and I can't find anything at all. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:HELP! ASUS A7N8X-E DELUXE Ethernet problems

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Go to input your mobo model into the model search, and then in the catagory search click drivers. When the drivers page appears click on the drivers tab. Make sure you only download drivers that are Windows 98 compatible.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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hello peeps
i have a a7n8x deluxe rev 1004 with 333 memory
i am thinking of getting 2 matching pairs of corsair ddr400 ram so i can use the dual memory function on the mobo.
however i keep reading about problems using the dual ddr400 ram, that it causes instability and that there are problems with clocking the processor to
200 fsb, my processor is capable of 200fsb by the way.

do any of the bios updates work for these problems?

can some kind person advise me on what i should do?

thanx in advance

A:Help With Ddr400ram For A7n8x

That revision of that board does not support the 200mhz FSB. You can either get a 2.0 revision or try modded BIOS files. For the BIOS files, have a look HERE & make sure to flash with a file made for your revision of the board otherwise you will render your board useless.
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At first I thought it was just because my RAM sticks werent duplicate, but then I used my m8s stick in which was the same as myn and it still restarted ?

I've reformated and used Registry Merchanic etc.

System Specs:

AMD Athlon XP 3200
ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe
Nvidia N-Force 2 Ultra 400
Radeon 9800Pro 128
512 DDR 333
Q-Tec 550WAT PSU
4 System Fans

A:A7N8X-E Deluxe MB RAM Problem

You need PC3200 Ram to run properly with your CPU. Right now you are probaly running the Ram out of sync with the FSB (running them at different speeds) which will make performance decrease terribly or you're actually running the Ram at 200mhz which is quite a bit above its rated speed of 166mhz.

If they're not matched pairs you should run them in single channel to help lower the chances of instability (install them in slots #1 & #2, the ones closest to the CPU).
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Is it through a BIOS setting?

Thanks in advance.

A:CPU temperature alarm for A7N8X-E mobo

what company MB are u using if u r using ASUS then u can use asus PC probe it does exactly what u need, there other 3rd party software also like Mothernboard moniter an dstuff, between u can also set these in some BIOS's :grinthumb
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It might be that this thread is aslready posted. but still I need some advice
I bought a WD120 SATA drive and tried to install XP on this. It goes as far as loading the files and then it reports that no HDD was found. Now can any one tell me howq to configure the MB so it will detect the SATA . just to be clear on this ; I only use 1 SATA drive

please advice, Thanx


Ok , edited the Profile.
yesterday I found out I needed to Load the SATA drivers during set up, they were on the cd included with the MB. all working fine now. System seems to be a bit faster .


A:SATA on A7N8X- Deluxe

Go and fill out your user profile so we all know what we are working with. This will help to get you the answers you need.
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Just bought a new case and tried putting my previously working Asus Mobo iin the case hooked everything up per the Asus manual and can not get the computer to power up. I've even tried my old Power Supply to no avail.

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thanks again!

A:Asus A7N8X Deluxe Mobo and Antec SLK1600 Case Issues

What you need to acertain is if the mobo works outside the case, what i do in that situ is place the mobo on top of the antistatic bag it came in then plug in the psu and use a pwr switch from an old case. If the mobo works fine like that then u need to check for shorts in the case. Check that the metal spacers align with the holes in the mobo properly and that the heads of the screws dont touch any of the pins on the components.

Hope that helps. Rik.
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I decided to change the case of my computer because the temperature in the old one were getting to ridiculous levels like 110F. So i got a new case, put the board in the new case and yahoo! it wont post now. what could have happened? where do i go from here? any input would be appreciated. thanks.

A:A7N8X-X Wont Post

My friend had a similar problem, but thankfully he had 10 motherboards to work from. Turns out that you are suppose to insert a bolt to the case to seperate the motherboard from the case. I did not realize this, neither did he. I thought about it for 2 seconds but I didnt know you had to do that because the case came with only 3 of those bolts and I assumed you didnt need them. at least i learned something today, do not mount ur motherboard to your case without leaving the gap between the case and the board.
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I have an Asus A N X-E Deluxe motherboard and two sticks of Corsair DDR PC- ram The problem is when I installed windows the first time I got multiple BSODs and after looking up the error messages determined the problem might be with the ram I still have problems with Strange Deluxe Ram A7N8X-e problems on the system rebooting programs crashing randomly I get the same error message on the BSOD To see if the ram was faulty I got microsoft s quot Strange Ram problems on A7N8X-e Deluxe windows memory diagnostic quot ram testing utility and ran it getting some strange results I have tested the Corsair ram separatly getting errors on the first pass every time which would mean I have faulty ram here So to be sure I took the Infineon ram from my wife s computer and tested it in mine and there were no errors reported Strange Ram problems on A7N8X-e Deluxe I expected as much but here s where things get wierd I then took my two Corsair which tested bad in my machine and tested them separatly then together in her computer and there were no errors reported Whats going on nbsp

A:Strange Ram problems on A7N8X-e Deluxe

Check the RAM timings in your BIOS. Let SPD do the work for you.
Could be that your mobo does not like Corsair memory. Compare the CAS of the Corsair wit the recommended CAS by Asus.
If you are overclocking, more settings could have gone amiss.
As a last resort, set your BIOS to Optimum or Best performance, or whatever your BIOS offers.
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Hey guys, this is my first time using Serial ATA 150 HD. I plugged it in my mobo, etc. It is detected and such by my POST but then when I try to run Windows XP install, it won't go because it "didn't find a hard disk drive".

When I go to set up third party RAID or SCSI drive or whatever, it wants me to put in a floppy disk, my hard drive and motherboard didn't come with a single floppy.

A7N8X Deluxe 2.0
Athlon XP 3000+ 400Mhz FSB (set properly)
1GB PC3200 RAM (set properly and in DC)
120GB Serial ATA 150 HD 7200RPM 8MB Cache
More cooling than necessary

Please help out, I don't know how to install with a Serial ATA drive.

Please provide all logical explanations or solutions. I don't want to be disccussing for 5 days until we move on to the point.

A:Serial ATA 150 HD, A7N8X Deluxe, WindowsXP QUICK QUESTION

Most users here don't have Serial ATA yet, but a good place to start would be to look in your bios for any Serial ATA settings that might help (e.g. set your Serial ATA drive as the first boot device etc.). Sorry I can't help much more than that, as I don't have Serial ATA yet.