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by Dro
Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:55 am
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: Harm to PCI Express Video Output
Replies: 12
Views: 4271

Well I received a new A8N-Sli motherboard Friday. At first, I was afraid to try booting up for fear that the same problem would persist (In which case the CPU would apparently be at fault). However, I finally got the courage to try it last night, and surprise, surprise -- it worked!!! :) This has be...
by Dro
Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: Harm to PCI Express Video Output
Replies: 12
Views: 4271

I am very happy to report I have made some progress. I was able to check my video card on another machine and it works fine. That is a tremendous relief. So that reduces the problem to either the mother board or the CPU. It seems unlikely that the CPU is at fault since I can run the computer fine us...
by Dro
Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:07 am
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: Harm to PCI Express Video Output
Replies: 12
Views: 4271

The power supply is an iBest 600-Watt Dual Fan 20+4 Pin ATX Power Supply w/SATA from Computer Geeks. The CPU is an AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core 3800+. The video card is an ATI X1800 XL 256 MB DDR3. I am worried now that I may have damaged the replacement video card even though the modem was not in the mo...
by Dro
Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: Harm to PCI Express Video Output
Replies: 12
Views: 4271

Well guess what? I just finished removing the battery and clearing the CMOS, reinstalling the battery, etc. There was no change in the result. I get the same beep when the post should occur and then nothing. According to the ASUS manual, you should remove the battery and then change the jumper to th...
by Dro
Sat Jun 10, 2006 9:09 am
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: Harm to PCI Express Video Output
Replies: 12
Views: 4271

Thanks Ken, I will follow your directions to reset the CMOS. This still leaves me wondering, if a Diamond PCI modem can cause so much trouble to the PCI Express video output, how does one have a modem in this computer? My motherboard is an ASUS A8N-Sli.
by Dro
Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:57 am
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: Harm to PCI Express Video Output
Replies: 12
Views: 4271

Ken, I was wondering, would clearing the CMOS by setting a jumper do something similar to removing the CMOS battery? What about flashing the BIOS? I have not done any of these before. In the past I have been reluctant to do so for fear of damaging the motherboard, but now I guess I am in a nothing t...
by Dro
Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:14 am
Forum: AMD Motherboard Forum
Topic: Harm to PCI Express Video Output
Replies: 12
Views: 4271

Harm to PCI Express Video Output

Help!!! I somehow made it impossible to use a PCI Express card on my ASUS A8N-Sli motherboard. This is what I did. I put a Diamond Supramax PCI modem card in the bottom PCI slot on my motherboard. This modem had been working in another computer. But now it caused the system to crash and when I tried...
by Dro
Mon May 22, 2006 9:53 am
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: ATI HDTV WONDERâ„¢
Replies: 6
Views: 4722

I am still trying to get my HDTV card to work properly. I did try Beyond TV 4 and it works OK but I can't get it for less than $50 and the ATI software is free. I don't see why it won't work. There are two sets of problems. If I use my original CD from the box, the HD digital won't run because of a ...
by Dro
Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Booting from a SATA II drive
Replies: 11
Views: 9097

I finally got the SATA II drive to boot!!! Thanks to all who helped me in this struggle. I didn't need to update the Bios from revision 1006. What worked was to change the Bios drive setting to LARGE instead of AUTO. Somehow the A8n-sli premium MB could not identify the correct geometry of the hard ...
by Dro
Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Booting from a SATA II drive
Replies: 11
Views: 9097

I tried changing the access mode from AUTO (I don't have CHS in my Bios) to LARGE. Now the system stops just after posting the PCI device list. The cursor just blinks. When the access is set back to AUTO again, it goes one step beyond that point and says Error loading operating system as before. So ...
by Dro
Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Booting from a SATA II drive
Replies: 11
Views: 9097

I am still trying to get this new SATA II hard drive to boot the XP OS. I checked the Bios on the MB, it is AWARD revision 1006. I did a full format, not Quick. But when it tries to boot it says Error loading operating system. If I add a second SATA drive, the 150 MB/s type, on the second SATA port,...
by Dro
Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Booting from a SATA II drive
Replies: 11
Views: 9097

Somebody Help!!! I made a floppy disk copy of the NVidia 4 SATA driver from my ASUS installation CD. I did a full (not QUICK) format of my new SATA II Western Digital 250 GB drive. I pressed F6 at the appropriate time in the installation of a clean copy of XP. I pressed S at the appropriate time and...
by Dro
Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:58 am
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: ATI HDTV WONDERâ„¢
Replies: 6
Views: 4722

When I installed my HDTV card with the installation CD into an Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core processor on an ASUS A8N sli MB and a Radeon X1800 XL video card, I was able to get a digital HD picture, but the analog tuner would not work, nor did the remote control. I then downloaded the 1 18 2006 software ed...
by Dro
Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:47 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Booting from a SATA II drive
Replies: 11
Views: 9097

I am wondering if the problem isn't that a different driver is needed for SATA II than for my previous serial drives. The ASUS A8N Sli MB has support for 3 Gbit/s drives via the NVidia 4 drivers. Maybe I have to make a floppy disk for the NVidia drivers and then load them via the F6 during the insta...
by Dro
Sat Apr 08, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Booting from a SATA II drive
Replies: 11
Views: 9097

Thanks Immortal for your response. Here is what I did. First, I got the drive working using the disk maintenance tools of XP. Then I used Drive Image 2000 to transfer a bootable OS that I had made from my other SATA drives. I have had no problem getting other SATA drives to boot up after the transfe...
by Dro
Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:58 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Booting from a SATA II drive
Replies: 11
Views: 9097

Booting from a SATA II drive

I just bought a Western Digital 250 GB SATA II drive with a 16 MB cache and 3 Gbit/s transfer rate. I have an ASUS A8N Premium motherboard and an Athlon X2 3800+ Dual Processor. The problem I am having is that while I am able to boot from a standard SATA 150 MB/s drive, when I try to boot from my ne...
by Dro
Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: Memory Forum
Topic: Quantity vs Quality
Replies: 6
Views: 2300

What constitutes high quality ram? There is some dual channel 1 GB X 2 Geil memory with blue heat sinks which is advertized as high performance and lifetime warranty. Is this high quality? I want to buy some memory at a good price, the Geil is on e-Bay buy it now for $179.00. Is that good memory at ...
by Dro
Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: 1985: New Coke
Replies: 12
Views: 2300

I hated that they advertised "new coke" as the real thing. Even Bill Cosby went on TV with that commercial. I didn't buy that for a second. I called Coca Cola and told them that the new coke did not even come close to measuring up to the original and real thing. I even felt sadness that I would neve...
by Dro
Sun Feb 26, 2006 9:30 pm
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: February Forum Contest: 2GB Mushkin DDR PC-3200 Memory
Replies: 208
Views: 65998

contest entry

Sounds like a great way to add memory. I would like to enter the contest.
by Dro
Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: Hot X1800XL card
Replies: 9
Views: 2313

Hot X1800 XL

Thanks for all the help. I installed ATITool and set the fan speed to 100%. There was a slight increase in the sound of the fan but certainly not loud. (You would hardly notice the difference unless you were listening for it.) But it made a dramatic effect on the temperature of the card. The tempera...