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Dead HP NX8220 Laptop & ASUS A7N8X Deluxe 2 MOBO

Q: Dead HP NX8220 Laptop & ASUS A7N8X Deluxe 2 MOBO

Hi All.

I havn't been on here for a while. I hope y'all had a good festive season. All the best for the comming year! And hello and welcome to all new members since my last post.

I got a couple of problems here for you to take a look at if you get the time.

( 1 ) My old trusty HP NX8220 laptop died over Xmas. Extreme over indulgence + a "wee" argument with the wife = Vodka split all over my keyboard whilst switched on. I immediately pulled the power and turned it upsidedown in an effort to prevent the alcohol from soaking down to the MOBO. Alas, I don't think I was quick enough. All I get when I plug the power in is the AC light which goes off after a few seconds. Nothing else. I have stripped the laptop down and there is no visible damage. Every thing looks perfect and there is no smell of burning. Cant really smell the Vodka much either. Somethings obviously died though.
Does anyone have any Ideas as to what the most likely component/s to have sustained damage is/are?

(2) After looking through my collection of old computer parts (I'm not so well off at the moment so cant buy any new parts) I found numerous MOBO's. One of which was an old Intel D865GBF. These boards are fussy when it comes to RAM and could not get it running with a satisfactory amount of RAM for XP (1.5GB). Then I stumbled upon my old ASUS A7N8X Deluxe v2. My first MOBO and probably one of the best ever made in my opinion. So after a good two days finding suitable hardware and setting everything up I now have my old trusty ASUS board up and running again. Due to the outdated hardware I have installed XPP and its running great.

Spec is as follows;

MOBO - ASUS A7N8X Deluxe V2
CPU - AMD Athlon XP 2600+ (2.08GHz) (No overclocking)
RAM - 1 x 1Gb DDR3200 + 2 x 512Mb DDR3200 Running in dual channel 400 (No overclocking)
GPU - Nvidia FX5200 w/Tv out (no overclocking)
PSU - Standard ATX 500w (cant remember make but its not a crap one)
HDD's - 1 x Seagate ST340014A (IDE) (OS is installed here).
1 x Hitachi HDT7250025VLAT80 (IDE)
1 x Samsung SP0411N (IDE)
1 x Seagate ST3250310AS (SATA)
1 x Western Digital WD1600JS-75NCB1 (SATA)
Realtek 8 in 1 internal USB card reader (pinched from a HP DX2200 MT)

If anyone is wondering why my OS is not installed on one of the SATA drives its because both the SATA's I'm currently using are large storage drives for films, games, pictures etc. I know 160 & 250GB drives are classed as small by todays standards but they are the biggest I've got. These are seated in hot swap enclosures as I have other SATA drives that are also used for storage so I can easily change to the storage media I need. As the MOBO has only 2 SATA ports and the only SATA PCI card I can find seems to be dead. I will have to do with an IDE drive for the OS for now. Bit of a bummer because I do not have any bigger IDE drives that I can install the OS on as they are all full of data backups. I have an 80GB IDE spare but the 40GB is sufficient for now.

Anyway, you probably don't need to or want to know all of the above and are all probably wondering what question if any I need answered regarding this setup. I'm sorry for going on a bit too much. I got carried away. Probably the OCD kicking in again.

OK. All is setup and running fine but I have a entry in the Add/Remove programs list which is puzzling me a bit. Its the 'ULi Chipset Driver Version 1.0 5.8 (RAID driver I think) fine I'm sure but its listed as being 1,894.00MB in size (note the , as opposed to a . after the 1) which is if I'm not mistaken 1.894GB. Or is it 1.894MB If its GB this cant be correct.... can it? Please correct me if I'm just being really thick and am completely wrong about the size and that it is a RAID driver(?) Surely its just windows displaying an incorrect format for the size. Or maybe its just me getting confused between points and commas.

I did a search of my c drive and the only entry similar to this is nvsulib.dll which is connected to the Nvidia nTune app which is for the FX5200 config is it not?

So. Any ideas regarding the laptop? And regarding the A7N8X, whats the driver for and what size should it be?

Sorry if I went a little over the top with the info.

Many thanks in advance.


Preferred Solution: Dead HP NX8220 Laptop & ASUS A7N8X Deluxe 2 MOBO

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Dead HP NX8220 Laptop & ASUS A7N8X Deluxe 2 MOBO

I doubt the laptop is saveable, as far as the driver, it could be a set of motherboard drivers. and Yes, Windows could be reading it wrong. if you have the disc for the board, or go download the drivers you need, I would just uninstall it, and reinstall.

It should not really affect anything, tho Im sure that would be a waste of space if windows is right.

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Its just out of the box plugged every thing, and when its attached to the mains the green led on the board lights up, but when i push the power switch i get a flicker of the pwer led on the outside of the box ... then nothing. No fans going round, power or psu.

Ive tryed reversing the pwr connector on the board http://www.hothardware.com/reviews/..._connectors.htm
but still nothing, and i cant find anything else in the manual that may deal with power to the board. ( apart from the main power to the board witch is deffinatly round the right way )


but to be honest im not that hot on this and if the board was faulty im not shure how i could tell.

but has anyone else had or heard of similer issues?

or knows of ways i could test to see if the board is faulty.

A:brand new asus a7n8x-e deluxe but is it dead

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Hi there,

I'm basically a novice to building a PC, but I thought I'd have a go.
I've got an Athlon 2800 XP Barton core processor and the A7N8X Deluxe motherboard.
The mobo was bought cheap off ebay and sold as "new bios chip installed - untested"
and I thought I'd take a gamble at £35. I've installed the processor and a 1Gb of memory
and plumbed in the 9800Pro graphics card and when I fire it up - there is a long very high piteched
beep. It says in the instructions that this mean that the processor is too hot and it's in a safe mode.

I ran Sandra 2004 on it and it warned me that the CPU was running at 1300mhz (about half) but also
that the CPU fan was down to 900rpm. It further informed me that the mobo voltage was too high.

Does this seem to be the root of the problem and can I change it in the Bios? I'm not sure about changing bios
settings - as I say - I'm a novice, but can anyone advise where to find out the information for this or indeed
what the solution is.

Thanks for your time


A:Asus A7N8X Deluxe Mobo Problem - please help :)

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I have an A7N8x Deluxe mobo with XP2400cpu. I would like to know the correct FSB settings, etc, for stable operation.
At present my system reads the cpu as an XP1500 or XP1800, what do I need to do to read it as an XP2400?

A:Asus A7N8X Deluxe mobo with Athlon xp2400

Go into the bios, set the cpu external frequency under advanced chip set options to 133, that should do it.

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Hi. I know there has been some discussion about this before, but I think I'm in some kind of in-between status with this installation:

My motherboard is an Asus A7N8X Deluxe.
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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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.

THere are 7 wires on my new case 3 Hdd led, 1 PWR SW, 1 Reset SW, 1 Speaker, and 1 Power LED. I've hooked these wires up exactly as instructed to no avail. This Mobo was working in my old case just last night. Even the LED on my Mobo that indicates power is not lit up. Does anyone have any ideas or advice as to how to remedy this situation? Any help would be greatly appreciated. In fact, I'm willing to send anyone who can resolve my problems a free Motorola Surfboard Modem. Thanks and feel free to correspond via email for a quicker response.

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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The ASUS A7N8X-X/A7N8X/A7N8X Deluxe Thread

This thread, I hope, will help those having problems with this board & those who are considering it as a next hardware upgrade.

Let's start with the High-End version of this board.

-=( The A7N8X Deluxe )=-

Link to the ASUS Webpage

Socket A for AMD® Athlon? XP/ Athlon? / Duron? 600MHz ~ 3000+
Thoroughbred/Barton core CPU ready

North Bridge: NVIDIA® nForce2 SPP(Ultra400)
South Bridge: NVIDIA® nForce2 MCP-T

400* / 333 / 266 / 200 MHz
( * PCB 1.06 or earlier version need BIOS update )

Dual-Channel DDR 400
3 x 184-pin DIMM Sockets
Max. 3 GB unbuffered PC3200/PC2700/PC2100/PC1600 non-ECC DDR RAM Memory (Twinbank)

Expansion Slots
1 x AGP Pro/8X (1.5V only)
5 x PCI

IDE Ports
2 x UltraDMA 133/100/66/33

Serial ATA
Silicon Image® Sil 3112A Controller with 2 ports
Support RAID 0/1

Realtek® ALC650 6CH w/built in HP amplifier
Integrated APU(Audio Processor Unit) SoundStorm?/ Dolby® Digital (AC-3) Encoder

2 Ports
MCP integrated NVIDIA® MAC + Realtek® 8201BL PHY
MCP integrated 3Com® MAC + Broadcom® AC101L PHY

2 Ports MCP-T Integrated IEEE 1394a + Realtek® PHY 8801B

Special Features
Post Reporter
Power Loss Restart
Q-Fan Technology
STR (Suspend-to-RAM)
C.O.P. (CPU Overheating Protection)
CPU Throttle

Back Panel
I/O Ports[/b] 1 x Parallel
1 x Serial
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
1 x PS/2 Mouse ... Read more

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 i... Read more

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I had this mother board for about 6 months now, it was working fine till about an hour ago when I was playing a gmae it just shut off. At first i thought it might of been the C.O.P. When i plug it back in the light on my mobo(in between the bottom 2 PCI slots there is a little light) comes on but when i hit power nothing happends. Not even the power LED comes on.

Any info you may have would be great.

A:A7N8X-E Deluxe mobo not responding.

Try another PSU.

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Okay, so here's the setup:

Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe
Athlon XP 2800+ w/ Vantec AeroFlow
2x 512MB DDR RAM (kingston)
160GB Samsung SATA HD
Ever 400W PSU
GeForce 4 Ti4200 (asus)

I can't get the computer to turn on. I followed all instrucitons on connecting all those wires (those wires being the ones for the switches and LEDs) to the proper plugs on the motherboard. I double checked with the motherboard manual and the writing right below it. I reversed everything several times to make sure the positives and negatives and grounds were all properly set up.

When the PSU goes on, the motherboard's green light goes on, indicating that the mobo has power. However, when pushing the switch to turn it on, it doesn't turn on!!!

All jumpers are properly set, the jumper to reset the CMOS is not in that position (i.e. its in normal operating position), and all other jumpers were set to default.

I did more in depth search, removed the switches, leds, etc, from the front, and analyzed it. Then, I cut the wires and made a manual connection (thinking something was wrong with the switch) and still no go!

I even measured the two pins that stick out where the power switch was supposed to go and it read 12.0v!

Why won't my computer turn on!?

Many, many, no... several thanks to anyone who can help asap.

A:Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe!

Just a guess but maybe your mobo is defective?

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I have a an ASUS A7N8X Deluxe

I am trying to buy a 1 gig ram card for it and am not sure if the motherboard supports 128x64 configuration.

this is my motherboard specs
- 3 x 184-pin DIMM Sockets support max. 3GB PC3200/PC2700/PC2100/PC1600 non-ECC DDR SDRAM memory
- Dual Channel Memory Architecture

these are the specs for the ram im looking at.
184 PIN Memory

3.2 GB/sec


2.5 Volt Module


Non-ECC, Non-Parity


1GB DDR 400MHz, PC3200, 2.5V, Non-Parity, Non-ECC, 184-pin Cas Latency 3.0

DDR memory, or Double Data Rate memory, is an evolutionary new memory technology that doubles data throughput to the processor. As an evolution of today?s PC133 SDRAM, DDR leverages the existing production and environment to provide unrivaled PC performance at an affordable price.

Specifications:1GB 400MHZ 184PIN DDR Memory, No-ECC. Higher performance over mainstream PC100 or PC133 memory. Up to 3.2 GB/sec of peak bandwidth using PC3200 DIMMs (with DDR400 memory chips). JEDEC Standard. 184 pin DIMM, non-ECC. DIMM Lead pitch: 1.27 mm. 2.5 Volts. SSTL-2 I/O Interface. SPD Support. Support for Memory Chip Stacking.

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I'm currently running the follwing.....
Athlon 850 T-Bird
512mb pc-100 ram
Xtasy Geforce 4 MX 400 64mb
Diamondmax 40gb (failry new)
Sounblaster 16 PCI (old...i know...been good to me though).
Running win98SE

and some other stuff, that should work fine with....

Asus A7N8X-Deluxe
512mb 3200 ram (considering Crucial), going with a single stick, because I plan on adding another 512mb when I finally get XP.
Athlon XP 3000+ 400FSB

Ok, here's my ?s. I read that there are some problems running win98SE on the new nVidia chipset. I won't have the money for XP after I buy the board, cpu, and memory (child support is a drag). Can anyone confirm this?

And would I have any problems running my old gear with this board? Just curious. I plan on transferring a bunch of videos to a DVD burner I bought, and thought this would be a pretty cost effective upgrade.

But I'm seeing advertisements with the Barton core, Thoroughbred core, etc.....what's the difference? Will it make a difference with this board? Is there just a difference in the core after a certain model? (like between the 1700, and the 3000+?)

Any help would be appreciated. i've been skimming the forums for about an hour now, and see that you guys really know yer stuff.


A:Asus A7N8X-deluxe ?s

Windows 98 should work with that board. It is supported & there are drivers for all the integrated components of the board for Windows 98. I don't have any hands down expericence with that OS/mainboard combination so this is all in theory.

What other harwdare are you planning on porting over to the new mainboard ? You shouldn't have any troubles with the VGA card & the HDD. You won't need to use your old sound card & the PC2100 will be useless if you ever get a CPU with an FSB above 133 ( 266 ).

The Thoroughbred & Barton are names for the different cores of AthlonXP CPUs. The main difference between both is the size of the Level 2 Cache. Thoroughbreds have 256kb, Bartons have 512kb. There are also Thoroughbreds with 133 ( 266 ) FSBs & 166 ( 333 ). Bartons are available with 166 ( 333 ) & 200 ( 400 ) FSBs.

Make sure to check out this thread ( Identifying AMD processors ) to know what speed the chip is running at & what FSB it uses. If you get a CPU with a 166 ( 333 ) FSB, you will need PC2700 Ram, if you get one with a faster FSB such as 200 ( 400 ) you will need PC3200.

Anything else you'd like to know about the board ?

PS. Welcome to TechSpot. Hope you enjoy your stay.:wave:

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Ok, how do I start? I am having a problem with my new mobo and my cisco aironet 350 wireless lan card. In my old system, a via kt266a based system, the pcmcia adapter and 350 card shared an IRQ with no problems. On the new system I built, with a Asus A7N8X deluxe, I keep getting an IRQ conflict on the 350 card. I disabled all the on board devices(most of them anyway) and have tried putting the pcmcia adapter in all 5 pci slots and still get the conflict. Device manager shows both devices using same IRQ or at least wanting to. I tried putting the same adapter and 350 card in another pc and it works fine on that system. I am using Windows XP Pro. I did notice after installing the setup in the other pc( also a Via KT266a mobo) it has the 350 card using the same IRQ but as an isa device. The adapter shows up as a PCI device. I use a wireless ISP so this is a pretty important problem. In fact I logged on the internet with the card and adapter I am trying to put into my new system. The following is a list of components on new system. Any help would be great and thanks.

Asus A7N8X deluxe (nvidia Nforce II chipset)
Athlon XP 2400
256MB PC3200 ram
ATI Radeon 9500 pro
Maxtor 40GB ata133 hard drive
Windows XP pro

A:IRQ on Asus A7N8X Deluxe

In BIOS setup go to boot menu and select APIC for Interrupt Mode. This will allow the Motherboard to create more IRQ then the standard 16 IRQ channels.

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I have a an ASUS A7N8X Deluxe

I am trying to buy a 1 gig ram card for it and am not sure if the motherboard supports 128x64 configuration.

this is my motherboard specs
- 3 x 184-pin DIMM Sockets support max. 3GB PC3200/PC2700/PC2100/PC1600 non-ECC DDR SDRAM memory
- Dual Channel Memory Architecture

these are the specs for the ram im looking at.
184 PIN Memory

3.2 GB/sec


2.5 Volt Module


Non-ECC, Non-Parity


1GB DDR 400MHz, PC3200, 2.5V, Non-Parity, Non-ECC, 184-pin Cas Latency 3.0

DDR memory, or Double Data Rate memory, is an evolutionary new memory technology that doubles data throughput to the processor. As an evolution of today?s PC133 SDRAM, DDR leverages the existing production and environment to provide unrivaled PC performance at an affordable price.

Specifications:1GB 400MHZ 184PIN DDR Memory, No-ECC. Higher performance over mainstream PC100 or PC133 memory. Up to 3.2 GB/sec of peak bandwidth using PC3200 DIMMs (with DDR400 memory chips). JEDEC Standard. 184 pin DIMM, non-ECC. DIMM Lead pitch: 1.27 mm. 2.5 Volts. SSTL-2 I/O Interface. SPD Support. Support for Memory Chip Stacking.


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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New MB , Memory and HD. Unable to load Win 2K due to only drive SATA and lack of drivers for SATA.
Loaded WIN98SE - all working fine. for one day.
Power on system , passes memory tests and hangs before determining hardware setup. Unable to get into setup mode.
Old keyboard but tests ok on other system.
Suspect bad Mother board. Is my theory coorect ?

A:Asus A7N8X Deluxe

probably not. first thing I'd do is check all connections, reset the BIOS, try just 1 stick of ram at a time, only have the HD and video card installed. After that I'd unbolt the MB and set it on cardboard to make sure there isn't a ground problem.

but you can get SATA IDE drivers here...

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I have just purchased the A7N8X Deluxe myself, and I am having a similar problem except it does not give me any messages. I try to run a boot floppy to format my hard drive (which previously had windows xp on it). The floppy would not boot. Then I tried using the Windows XP CD to format and install windows and it freezes at "Now Starting Up Windows" message of the install. With the motherboard I am using an ATI Radeon 8500, 512MB DDR2100, and a Promise Ultra100TX2 Controller card. I was reading on Asus's site that there is a bios update that fixes some problem with the ATI Radeon 8500DV. Could my video card be causing these problems? My previous motherboard was an A7A266 and I had to flash the bios in order for my 8500 to work on it. But then, when I went to flash the bios, I cant get a boot disk to boot up. What could be causing these problems?

A:Install difficulty with A7N8X deluxe mobo...

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Hi all

I am after a bit of advice.

I have ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe mobo (AMD Barton 3200+) and have recently purchased 2 sticks of Kingston value 512 - 3200 memory.

The chap I bought it off assured me it would be fine with this board. However it seems that there are issues with this memory as when I change the bus speed to 400 my comp crashes regulary and generally runs v slow. When I knock this down to 333 it is fine.

Bascically he wont take it back as he says it is a compatibilty issue and is therefore not his fault and there nothing wrong with it (needless to say I won't be visiting his shop again!!!).

Anyways, I have read previous posts which seem to indicate that the best thing to do is bin this memory and buys some new "approved" memory as suggested by the ASUS website.

I was wondering whether if anyone knew if there are any solutions for this problem or whehter I should indeed stick it on ebay and buy some more?!?!?!?

If anyone has this board and has memory running at 400fsb please please let me know what brand etc etc.

And replies would be greatly appreiciated.


A:A7N8X-E Deluxe mobo/memory problems - please help

The guy in the store is an *****. Next time tell him you are gonna post the name of his store on the 40 or 50 different message boards you frequent so people will know better than to deal with him. Also next time ask about the stores return policy before you buy anything computer related.

To the problem at hand. you have 3 DIMM slots. A black one, slot 1. A blue one next to it, slot 2. And a 3rd one with a space between it and #2, slot 3. Install your DDR in slots 1 and 3 or slots 2 and 3. It won't work if you put it in slots 1 and 2.

Go into the BIOS and go to the Exit menu window. The last one. Highlight "Load Set-up Defaults" and press enter. It will ask permission. Say yes . Hit F10. It will ask "Save changes and exit?. Say Yes. Hit CTRL-ALT-DEL to reboot and see if it works. If you have already tried the RAM in the correct slots, do the set-up defaults anyway to make sure the problem is not a bad BIOS setting. Let me know how it goes.

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I just installed a new Asus A7n8X deluxe mobo and AMD XP2200 CPU, with 512MB of 2700DDR RAM, and an ATI 7500 AIW graphics card. I powered on and given a message on the black screen that said, " Warning! CPU have been changed. Enter BIOS."
I did so and made some minor changes including date, time, etc. I didn't make any major changes and then I saved/exited. When I went to restart, I got a vocal message that said something to the effect of, "POST has been completed, now booting from Operating system." It then took me to a screen offering Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Network, Safe Mode with Command Prompt, Start with last known configurations, or Start Windows Normally. I chose the latter and it then cycled around with the vocal POST message and back to the Safe Mode choices again....I chose Safe Mode, and it cycled back AGAIN. This happened no matter what I chose. It never entered either Normal Windows or Safe Mode. What can I do? What have I done? Please help!! I'm an intermediate user, with some nominal knowledge. If you offer advice, please treat me as a novice when offering tips. Please be specific as to keystrokes or commands. I follow directions but can get easily lost if not guided like a child.

Thanks in advance,
Mark Carter

With the exception of Genocide, Slavery, and Naziism...War has never accomplished anything.

A:Install difficulty with A7N8X deluxe mobo...

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i need a liitle help attaching my usb connectors (from the front of the case) to my mobo usb+5v [. .] usb+5v
usb_p5-[. .]usb_p6-
usb_p5+[. .]usb_p6+
grnd [. .] grnd this is the mobo (usb 56)
case wires are
data +
2 sets of wires, obviously the grnd is no prob ...thx

A:asus a7n8x-e deluxe owners.....

the pin out looks like this

1vcc 2vcc
3data- 4data-
5data+ 6data+
7grn 8grn
9NC 10 key (no pin)

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So I've got a a7n8x deluxe and i really dont feel like im fully optimizing this great mobo.
ive got 2 256 ddr sticks in it with an AMD 1.2gig processor and a Geforce 4 TI 4200 with agp 8x video card, im really lagging behind when it comes to playing games and even lately running programs gets slower and slower, i havent upgraded a thing on this baby for years now and i think its dire time for me to upgrade.
Anyway my question is, what would be the cheapest and easiest upgrades I could get/you would suggest i get to help bring me back to my gaming glory days.

-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

FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX450-PN, 12cm FAN, version 2.2, 2 SATA, PCI Express, 450W Power Supply - Retail
(for that new video card)

EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

ASUS P5B LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

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!

P.S.-> I assume you will be using the HDD, keyboard etc. from your old PC so I haven't linked you to any. But if you want, I can do that too.

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This is the first time I've had this problem and was unable to fix it. My rear speakers do not work. However, they do work in Audio playback situations, or in the nvmixer testing software. But windows sounds, and even my games they do not function. Is this possibly a problem with Direct sound? I'm lost here. I've uninstalled nvidia drivers several times, and even updated the sound drivers to whatever is on the website and still no go. Usually I just turn on Quad speakers and it works. Not this time.


A:Nforce 2 ASUS A7N8x Deluxe

ask here http://www.nforcershq.com/forum/index.php

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my question is this i have just put together a new PC thermaltake case (the one with all the fans in to keep it cool) I'm using the asua a7n8x deluxe MB i just burned out my 5 week old xp3000+ CPU so thought what the hell go to 400 fsb and get the xp 3200+ CPU sod the cost I've got Seagate SCSI hd 15000 rpm 38GB ultra 160 adaptec 29160 SCSI card gf4 4200 leadtek gc memory is elixir 512 3200ddr 400fsb I've done the bios all sorted but when i try to load windows xp sp1 i get the blue screen of death ive done the Microsoft serch for the error codes point to memory or driver issues anyway i under clocked the chip to 2500 333fsb and put 3 sticks of 2700 mem333 fsb managed to load windows didn't seem to mind in that config done all drivers got it running OK so reset the bios to 400fsb mem to 400 fsb boot up and as soon as windows desktop came bsod so restart and all loaded ok this time ah i had to put 512 ddr in middle slot on MB runs OK starts shuts down ok but i have had intermittent bcod checked every where read forums after forum all seem to b down to mem so does anyone know about the same sort of probs with this board and sorted it iv got a list of recommended ram from asus but i cant find anyone to sell me it so is there other ram that u know of that works with this mb or a solution to this issue please please don't say try another mbo this is num3, 4 vid cards 9 sticks of ram 2CPUs 4 different hdd ide 2 SCSI cards the only other thig i haven't c... Read more


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Just bought new M/board as above. Try to install XP and as soon as main install starts it keeps telling me "can't find file etc". Various files, mostly DLLs.
Normally starts around 53%. When you use "Skip file" option it throws up another one until you get the dreaded blue screen telling you it's stopped Windows. Tried another version of XP, different CD-Rom. Still same. Been told it could be a setting in the BIOS. Something to do with memory ratio??

Any ideas please!!

A:ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe Problems

Are you using a SATA or IDE HD?

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I have ASUS a7n8x deluxe MB, WinXP Pro.

I have all of a sudden lost USB. None of the ports work. I am using the ports on the I/O panel, and the internal header for a Flash memory reader. All worked fine, until the other day. I did not mess with any settings in BIOS or Device manager. Device manager shows USB devices to be working properly. However my mouse and media reader will not work. I've tried reinstalling the drivers, but with no results. Any ideas? Any help is appreciated.

A:ASUS A7n8x deluxe 2.0 USB problem

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Hello all i'm new to the forum and would like to say hello to all
I need help with two problems
The first is this: The post reporter continualy repeats over and over again cpu failure and theres nothing wrong with the cpu.I have disabled it in bios but she won't stop also iv'e tried to delete it in winbond but it continues
Can anyone tell me how to get rid of it?

Question two the system was set to 200 fsb with a multiple of 11 but the bios has reverted to 100fsb if i change it to what it was ie 200 it won't boot The board has been working flawlessly for over two years.The only thing i changed is i removed one stick of ram to put in another board could that be the cause

cpu amd 2500 barton

twinmos 512mb pc 3200 ram
If you need more info just ask


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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Hello everybody,
I have a big problem with my computer.
The mother board is an A7N8X-E Deluxe, and I have 1 HD which is an Hitachi Deskstar 250Go SATA.
I bought it in november, and it worked fine (with XP) till last wednesday.
I had several blue screens at the start of windows, and after that the computer didn't want to reboot. It stopped on the message :
"Press Ctrl+S or F4 to enter RAID Utility" and didn't want to go further.
After a few visits on several threads, I decided to flash the Bios Version of my SiI 3112A, which was at the version 4.2.27 . I installed the version 4.2.47 .
Now I can pass this stage, and try to reinstall XP.
I boot on the XP Cd, and Press F6 when asked (to install Raid drivers). I have a floppy where I have the good drivers (version V1.0.0.40), and I choose the Raid for XP.
Later, Xp asks me if I want to repair it or make a new install. I can choose one or the other, but after that I have the message :
No hard drive detected. Press F3 to quit Windows Installation.
I don't know what can I do now.
Is the hard drive dead ? (it doesn't make any 'tic tac')
Is it the mother board ? Is therean option in the Bios ?
I wait for your answers...
Thanks in advance

A:Pb SATA / Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe

Same problem on the wednsday you are talking about

what a coinsident my wifes computer had the same problem ,on the same day with the same mother board with the same sata driver!!!!
I had to flash the bios to get as far to use the floppydisk drive so I can install windows new.To cut the story short because you have the same story I had to give the hard dist a low level format AND (Dont forget before you try to install windows because if you do that means 2x low format )to fdisk the main boot record TEN TIMES MINIMUM. After that you shouldn'd have no more problems if you use a GOOD firewall AND a GOOD antivirus program.The funny thing about this virus is it seams to effect only asus nvidea boards as far to my knolledge goes.Have fun with the low level format because with my wifes harddisk was 80 gig and it took 8 hours

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I have seen this in a problem similar to mine. I have an ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe mobo and an Athlon 2800 2 gig chip that is running at 1200 right now. Windows registers it as the Athlon M10 and bios has no recognition now. It was originally seen as a mobile Athlon 600-800 mhz. I have updated my ASUS bios to 1013 and the chip is running at 200 bus speed. I tried the chip at 300 and the system would not boot. SiSoft Sandra seems to state the board supports up to 3 gig chips. Is there anything I have not done, besides overclocking, that is preventing my cpu's full potential from rearing it's head? Anyone have the answer?

A:ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe and Athlon m10

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Ok....have the AMD 3000+, fan, and everything else installed. Using my old 300w power supply. I get power, but it won't boot...no video signal, no nothing. Not even audible errors....even tried booting without the the hard drive hooked up. Still nothing. It just sits there. the power light kicks on, but beyond that, nothing. Anyon epxerience this before? Oh...all the fans kick on, including the cpu fan. Did even less without the cpu fan connected.

Athlon XP 3000+
Xtasy GForce 440 MX 64mb (off the old one)
512mb Corsair ram (new)
Diamondmax 40gb

Please help!


A:Asus A7N8X-deluxe WILL NOT boot....

The 300W PS is borderline.....have you checked your mem.....removing and replacing one at a time. Remove and reseat your cards. Take it down to just your vid card initially.

It's a start....keep us posted.

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Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe
Barton 2600+
Maxtor 160g SATA
WD 160g ATA-133

i made 2 partitions on the SATA drive
when i try to copy a 700mb movie from one partition to the other on the SATA drive, it takes about 3-4 minutes do to it.
When i copy the same movie from a drive 2 the other it takes about 35 sec.
It really bugs me. I thought the problem was the SATA hard drive and i changed it with an WD 160g SATA and i had the same results !!! :knock:
When i 'enqueque' 2000 mp3 files in winamp on the ATA drive it takes about 20 sec, on the SATA drive it takes 3-4 minutes.
does anyone have any ideea how can i fix this problem ?
Might the problem be the SATA module on the Mobo ?

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I have A7N8X-E Deluxe rev. 2.x.x, and I'm having problem. On
ASUS Probe voltage for 12V is more often then not over 13V. Then when
it reach 13.56 (High demanding games) computer shuts down. Funny thing
is that when I open the computer case and use it like that, voltage is
approximately lower for 0.20-0.30 V and computer is not shutting down
by itself. My first thought was that it is temperature related, but it
is not (55*C-62*C with closed case).
Also I tried changing Graphic card ASUS V9570 TD 256Mb (it had some
problems of it's own) with NVIDIA GeForce MX 440 AGP 8X (it is only
temporary solution), and situation is quite similar: 12V voltage is up
to 13.4V but computer is not shutting down by it self.
Does anybody knows what is normal 12V voltage, and is this something to
be concerned with?
Any ideas,... anybody? Thanks

ASUS A7N8X-E deluxe rev 2.x.x. Bios ver. 1013 (11. dec 2004.)
AMD XP3000+ Barton
ASUS V9570 TD 256Mb
2x256 Mb Kingston
KMECX-6059-02 case

A:Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe shutting down 12v problem

55-60* is kind of hot. My processor only gets up to 48* during gaming and idles at 44*. Get some compressed air and blow out the power supply and processor heatsink and fan.

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Trying to upgrade cheap. Holding out for a new comp, someday.

I've got an Asus A7N8X Deluxe mobo with an AMD Athlon Xp 2600+. Can I safely upgrade to an AMD Athlon 64 x2 4400+ ? Socket should be ok... but what about my mobo, would it support the new CPU?


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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Hi guys,

For some reason when I get thru my post when its counting my memory it says i have it set at 200 Mhz Single Channel, yet I have 2 x 512 pc3200 DDR400 Coursair Matched Pair in the slots. Anyone know how or why its telling me i have it in single channel mode and how i can get it in dual ?

The way the board is set up i have the

CPU Mem1, Mem2, Mem3

And have the sticks in Mem1 and Mem2

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A7N8X Deluxe
Any ideas id be very excited to hear

Thanks in advance

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mem1 and mem3

leave the middle one empty

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Hey guys, I just built this new system. CPU is an AMD 2100+ I keep getting alarm beeps because my 12 volt rail is jumping up to 13.338. When running at idle it sits at 13.056. I unplug the 2 fans and it jumps to 13.2 Plug in one fan and it drops to 13.183 I plug in the other fan and it drops back down to 13.056. I've already been thru 2 new PSU's. Any ideas ?? Also, running at idle my CPU is 66C/150F

A:ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe / Radeon 9800 Pro

Could you fill in your profile please with machine specs specifically? (user cp button above).
What brand PSU have you been using?

Also, :wave: Welcome To TechSpot! :wave: with your first post. Enjoy your time spent here......I'm sure there'll be plenty of ideas coming your way from others.

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I have an ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe and just today, i started to listen my music and the right channel started to go out, so i took out my headphones and plugged it in, and now there is no right channel sound. I checked everything and everything is exactly what it is supposed to be. Both the front and rear sound jacks and they both do the same thing! I ran windows update and updated the driver, but still nothing has changed. Any Ideas? (It also does this with system sounds)

Thank You

ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe
Windows XP Professional SP2
(i tried it with both Mercora Media Player and Windows Media Player 10)

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SiSoftware Sandra

Host Name : CUSTOMAMD3200
Domain : CUSTOMAMD3200

Model : AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3200+
Speed : 2.21GHz
Model Number : 3200 (estimated)
Performance Rating : PR3197 (estimated)
Type : Standard
L2 On-board Cache : 512kB ECC Synchronous Write-Back (16-way, 64 byte line size)

Bus(es) : AGP PCI USB i2c/SMBus
MP Support : No
System BIOS : Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe ACPI BIOS Rev 1013
Mainboard : ASUSTeK Computer INC. A7N8X-E
Total Memory : 1535MB

Chipset 1
Model : ASUSTeK Computer Inc nForce2 AGP Controller
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 200MHz (400MHz data rate)

Video System
Monitor/Panel : Dell M781s
Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700LE

Physical Storage Devices
Removable Drive : Floppy disk drive
Hard Disk : Maxtor 6Y080P0
Hard Disk : Maxtor 6Y120P0
Hard Disk : IC35L120 AVV207-0 SCSI Disk Device (115.0GB)
CD-ROM/DVD : ASUS CRW-5232AS (CD 52X Rd, 52X Wr)
CD-ROM/DVD : Memorex DVDUR/RW 8412AJ (CD 63X Rd, 63X Wr) (DVD 8X Rd)
Logical Storage Devices
1.44MB 3.5" (A : N/A
Operating system (C : 76.3GB (47.8GB, 63% Free) (NTFS)
Maxtor 120 gig (D : 114.5GB (52.5GB, 46% Free) (NTFS)
Ibm 120 gig (E : 115.0GB (96.6GB, 84% Free) (NTFS)
Metallica (F : 7.7GB (0MB, 0% Free) (UDF)

Serial/Parallel Port(s) : 2 COM / 0 LPT
USB Controller/Hub : Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
USB Controller/Hub : Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
USB Controller/Hub : Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Cont... Read more

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Hello. I just got an AMD barton 3200+ with FSB 400 from ebay. I was just wondering how you can tell if it is peforming at a 400mhz FSB. I looked around at the BIOS and at startup and couldn't seem to find anything. ASUS A7N8X E-deluxe. Thanks

A:ASUS A7N8X E-deluxe & AMD barton 3200+ RE: FSB

the fsb frequency should be running at 200Hz, which is 400Hz for your CPU (it runs at 2x the FSB)

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Well I just purachased a crapload of new stuff to build myself a brand new kick me in the *** system. But, I have a problem; It won't F*n power on. This is a list of everything I bought:

XaserIII v1000a Black Case /w window
480W+ Silent Purepower from Thermaltake
SubzeroG4 Theroelectric from Thermaltake
Asus A7N8X Deluxe
^ Problem lies somewhere in this combination I think

AMD XP Anthlon 3200 /w Barton Core
3 Sticks of Corsair XMS 512Mb pc3200 400Mhz CL2 DDR
BFG Asylum fx5900 Ultra
Maxtor 160Gb 9mb Cache
OEM 52x24x52 CDRW
OEM 3.5" floppy
Glowie Round Cables
Stupid Cold Cathode Light

The Asus A7N8X Deluxe has a little green LED on it to let you know it's getting power, and that is on so I know I get power. I double and triple and quadrupla checked all the case LED's to make sure they were in the right spot on the motherboard and it looks like I have that all good.
The SubzeroG4 has it's own power connecter, and no light comes on at all on it. I've even tried bypassing the whole PCI connector thingy and plugging the CPU fan directly into the motherboard rather then the weird little system of connector it has but, that didn't change anything.
I don't know what else to check =(
Someone help please

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I have an asus a7n8x deluxe mother board with two ide hard drives and a sata hard drive that has my os on it, if I remove the ide drives the sys will not boot. when I plugged the ide hard drives in the sys booted up,.
Can anyone help me figure out how to boot with just the sata hard drive please?
os=xp sp3
cpu=socket a 462,barton 2500+
thank you very much for any help you give.

A:asus a7n8x deluxe sata issue

Have you checked the boot sequence in the BIOS? If those IDE drives are listed before the SATA drive try removing them.

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I have a new ASUS A7N8X Deluxe and I can't get it to work. I have a new case, power supply, AMD 2800+ barton core, and 2 pieces of Apacer 512mb 400 RAM. I was planning to use my existing AGP video card until I realized that the AGP standard changed. It won't even show up on the monitor and wont even beep or anything. The only thing that happens is the green light on the motherboard comes on and the processor fan turns on. I've double checked the connections and they seem correct. What could I be missing? Do I HAVE to use an AGP video card?

A:Help! ASUS A7N8X Deluxe install problem!

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yeah.. i would really like to use this slot but it is like it is nto enabled. i have check my bios and it is enabled... i am not really good with computers so.. can anyoen help me? :S

A:i Am having trouble with my 3Com lan on my Asus A7N8X Deluxe

check for it in device manager. if it doesn not come up in windows, you need to install the drivers for it (available from asus's website or the cd that came with your mobo. if you see said device listed, make sure it's enabled (right click to enable)

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In the manual for this board, it tells me to create a new directory named "Win98SRC, then to copy all files excluding subdirectories from "Win98 foder" to this file. I Can't get the files to transfer. Can anyone help me with this? The necessary files from the motherboard cd will not transfer without this new file.

A:asus a7n8x deluxe motherboard setup

How are you copying the files? Are you just selecting all of the files within the Win98 folder than pasting in the Win98SRC folder?

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I am trying to work out the kinks with this new mobo.

It is up a working and I am useing it now to post this.

Several issues:

The first issue is that the CPU is defined as being much slower than what I actually have.

I have an Athlon 2800+ and the pc properties is showing me at XP 2200+ 1.66 gig

Second issue: What should be labeled as "Disk C", is labeled as "local disk (I)"

I only have one IDE hard drive in the pc apart fron the two optical drives and they are correctly found and labled as is the floppy.

The date on the bios is later than anything being offered on the Asus site so I am thinking T have the latest bios

A:Solved: need help-Asus A7N8X-E deluxe steup

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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 http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us 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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I'm about to massively upgrade my system using the ASUS A7N8X-E. I have three slots for RAM modules. If I want to use my memory in Dual Channel mode (and I do), can I start off with twin sticks of 256Mb and then, later on, add a third module of 512MB without the board freaking out because the DIMM's are not the same size, or am I locking myself into HAVING to put another 256Mb module in that third slot?

I'd LIKE to be able to just drop in TWO 512Mb sticks, but I'm choking on the cost. If I could get away with dropping in two 256MB sticks for now, knowing that some time in the future I could drop a 512Mb stick and shuffle the other two, I'd be happy with that option.

Or conversely, would it better to sacrifice dual channel for now, drop in ONE 512MB module and then go dual channel sometime later, when I can put out the extra cash for a second 512Mb module?

All advice appreciated. I'm really on the fence about this.

A:DDR400, Three Slots, ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe

You can mix and match the sizes in the slots as you please. Dual channel is slightly faster

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Hey all-

Here's my situation:
Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe
2xHitachi 250GB SATA Drives
1xWD 40GB IDE (Which I want out)
1280MB RAM
...other stuff that's not important...

My goal:
XP Pro on the primary SATA drive, booting to that drive, and having the other SATA drive free for misc data. No IDE hard drives.

My problem:
The computer will not boot without the IDE hard drive. With the IDE in, it will boot into windows running off of SATA1.

When the IDE is removed, the system will go through the boot devices and fail to boot.

Anyone know how to get the ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe to boot to SATA?


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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'm having problems when iam installing windows xp on my mobo asus, i have a seagate barracadua S-ATA, a friend of mine tell me that i hav to download some short of drivers for my mobo and press f6 when windows star to install

its that true and where i can find those files ??


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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