ASUS A7N8X-E and 9800 PRO problems!! 14 replies

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Guns4Hire

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#1 13 years ago

I put together another rig using the ASUS A7N8X-E deluxe MB, XP 3200+, 1 GIG Corsair RAM. Anyone who delt with this board, can you tell me why the AGP slot is longer and has that white piece of plastic in there? It does not have the retention noth either. It alos says make sure I buy a card that is +1.5V I installed a 9800 PRO 128 MB 256 BIT card in and when I power it on the monitor reads check cable link

I tried a few other AGP cards and same thing. I put the 9800 PRO back in my 2800+ rig and works fine. Do I have a bad MOBO or am I doing something wrong? This is my first ASUS board, I usually buy ABIT and have zero troubles. I decided to try this board because I have heard good things about it.

Memory is seated fine. All PCI cards are seated (even tried with all removed)




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#2 13 years ago

Man I tried everything, still no go! Found a story like mine here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/archive/index/t-16255.html

A new MOBO solved it. This is my first bad part from Newegg, so I won't ge ttoo mad at them :cya:




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#3 13 years ago

Soudn like you bought an old mobo. One with AGP 2x or 4x. 1.5v is too high for newer cards, and can damage them.




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#4 13 years ago

The plastic chip your talking about is the little white block on the end of the AGP slot? I belive its for AGP pro edition cards. If your card can fit without removing it, dont remove it.

Check manual for AGP compatibility. Have a powerfull enough PSU? 9800 pro cards require its own power.




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#5 13 years ago

'[+Glasius+']The plastic chip your talking about is the little white block on the end of the AGP slot? I belive its for AGP pro edition cards. If your card can fit without removing it, dont remove it.

Check manual for AGP compatibility. Have a powerfull enough PSU? 9800 pro cards require its own power.

The card fits fine, it fits right up to the point of that plastic chip. I know the 9800 needs it's own supply. I have a Antec True Power 530 W,

Funny update: After 10+ times of resetting the CMOS and removing the battery, I got it to power up. All works great except it wont restart! Everytime it restarts it goes in the no signal mode. I have to take the battery out and it will boot up again. It also will not see my other HD.

WTH is going on here?

Soudn like you bought an old mobo. One with AGP 2x or 4x. 1.5v is too high for newer cards, and can damage them.

Read the specs for the A7N8NX-E Deluxe, it is 8X AGP.




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#6 13 years ago

Ok... I went to Comp USA and bought the same ASUS board (best one they had to choose from) Put it all together and SAME problem... check video signal! I even tried it on another monitopr, same crap. This time clearing the CMOS is not helping. Could I have gotten 2 bad boards in a row or am I missing something with this board? Anyone who owns this board please help.

System specs:

AMD XP 3200+ Thermaltake Silent Boost Heatsink ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe MB 1 GIG Corsair XMS 3200 XL RAM Saphire 9800 PRO 128 MEG 256 BIT VC Antec True Power 530 WATT PSU Lian Li PC 61 black alluminum case 2 Maxtor 40 GIG drives




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#7 13 years ago
BeeF FlaPsRead the specs for the A7N8NX-E Deluxe, it is 8X AGP.

A7N8X-E Do'oh, thats what the 8X stands for. :rolleyes: Sorry...

It is very unlikely that you would've gotten 2 bad boards, unless they were damaged during transit.




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#8 13 years ago

Monster_userA7N8X-E Do'oh, thats what the 8X stands for. :rolleyes: Sorry...

It is very unlikely that you would've gotten 2 bad boards, unless they were damaged during transit.

I bought each board from 2 diff locations too. Same issues with both. I read about that board not liking some Corsair XMS memory from this site: http://www.nforcershq.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3199

I can't even get to the POST to get in the BIOS to update it, or change the FSB like was suggested by another user. This is driving me nuts. I tried diff HD.s Cards, procs, memory ect..




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#9 13 years ago

Update: I got the 2800+ computer working with the 1st ASUS board from New egg. Reset the CMOS a hundred times, shorted the jumper, tried diff heatsinks, and even updated the BIOS numerous times. Was getting the STOP errors each time on bootup so I reinsatlled Windows 2K PRO and runnning sweet! Last thing I did was update the BIOS again and it worked :) Running nice. Will switch the board to my 3200 tomorrow and see how that goes :) fun fun fun. :beer:

This set up (lan box) AMD 2800+ ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe (formally ABIT NF7-S) Thermaltake Volcano 9 Sink 1 GIG Corsair XMS LLPT 3200 RAM Antec TRUE 430 WATT PSU Sapphire 9800 PRO 128 MB 256 BIT Lian Li PS61 Case




Kilobyte

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#10 13 years ago
BeeF FlaPsI read about that board not liking some Corsair XMS memory from this site: http://www.nforcershq.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3199

Glad to hear you got it to work. Albiet without the 3200+. :(

I just can't figure it out... Hopefully the 3200 will work now... :nodding:

Good Luck.




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