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Vista users, stay away from bios 1601. I tried it, and couldn't get into windows. It would stay and the loading screen. In safe mode it would stay at the crc.sys file. I tried to do a repair, but that didn't do anything. I reverted back to bios 1404, and windows loaded up fine.
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Sounds brutal. Good thing I don't use vista as of yet. Still wondering how this board does in TRI sli and quad CPU overclocking. I'm not in need of any crazy FSB speeds, just around 410 or so for my Q6600. I had it up to I think 440 when I was OCing my E6600 on this board, and it was on air and rock solid.
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Sounds brutal. Good thing I don't use vista as of yet. Still wondering how this board does in TRI sli and quad CPU overclocking. I'm not in need of any crazy FSB speeds, just around 410 or so for my Q6600. I had it up to I think 440 when I was OCing my E6600 on this board, and it was on air and rock solid.
I don't believe this board supports tri-sli. I know for a fact it does support quad-sli. However, if you have the money for tri-sli, why not buy a 780i board, or 790i, or even x58 board for that matter and get the PCI-Exrpress 2.0 along with it? Besides, quad-sli is an old idea already as a single GTX 200 series VGA will out perform a GX2. I believe the center PCI-E slot was intended for a physics card and even those are an old idea as nvidia has implemented that technology into their new products. I hope that helps.
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I don't believe this board supports tri-sli. I know for a fact it does support quad-sli. However, if you have the money for tri-sli, why not buy a 780i board, or 790i, or even x58 board for that matter and get the PCI-Exrpress 2.0 along with it? Besides, quad-sli is an old idea already as a single GTX 200 series VGA will out perform a GX2. I believe the center PCI-E slot was intended for a physics card and even those are an old idea as nvidia has implemented that technology into their new products. I hope that helps.


Looks like only 3 slots to me.

The reason I ask is that I have one of these boards sitting in it's rma box..just hanging out. My current setup is x48, unsuitable to sli. No need to buy a 780i board or x58 if I've got this guy hanging out for free (for all intents and purposes that is).

Not to be 'sensitive' or anything, but that post felt a little condescending.

1 GTX 200 card > 1 9 series card....really? really?

I need tri sli, because I will be programming in C++ to use the multi core processing of nvidia's CUDA. If this board is apparently capable of Quad, even better. The more SP's the better.

The money part....call me a snob, but the cheapest XFX gtx200 series card is still $260...that's a bit more than the $189 for a 9800GTX+ of the same brand. Plus, I have a special deal on FC waterblocks for the 9 cards, far far cheaper than what I would pay for 3 or 4 for the gtx cards.

I just want to see if its possible to take best advantage of the parts that I have...sorry if I came across as ignorant (resulting in your 'educating' post), that wasn't my intention.

There is a method to my madness, I promise
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1st off underdog1425, I apologize for the tone that came across. I'm just providing you with the best answer I can.
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Looks like only 3 slots to me.
My box for this MB says: "Dual x16 SLI The NVIDIA nForce SLI chipset supports the NVIDIA Scalable Link Interface (SLI) technology that allows two graphics processing units in a single system." At that time, they implemented a 3rd x8 PCI-E slot intended for physics cards that never really got made other than a few attempts by PNY.

It is quite possible that these boards support TRI-SLI with an updated BIOS, but even at that, you will need an 8800 GTX or better to make it work and I sure wouldn't spend the money to find out for certain, especially with the x8 center slot and the other two slots aren't even 2.0 on this board. TRI-SLI needs two SLI connectors for the three graphics cards to talk. In other words, you will need three graphics cards that each have two SLI ports on them. I can see that you understand this already though.

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1 GTX 200 card > 1 9 series card....really? really?

...TRI sli and quad CPU overclocking.
When you said "quad CPU" my brain read quad-SLI. I thought you were talking about using dual GPU 9800GX2 cards for quad-sli, so when I compared prices, I was referring to those; not just a regular 9800 series cards. And then of course, I guess that's more so called Dual-SLI with Quad-GPU rather than Quad-SLI.

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I need tri sli, because I will be programming in C++ to use the multi core processing of nvidia's CUDA. If this board is apparently capable of Quad, even better. The more SP's the better.

I just want to see if its possible to take best advantage of the parts that I have...sorry if I came across as ignorant (resulting in your 'educating' post), that wasn't my intention.
Seriously though, if you need the processing power and if you don't intend to play games, why don't you just get a single Quadro card(FX370 or FX570 For Example)? That and some good PC2 8500, and you'll be set for less than $300!
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Haha thanks! I see where we both got messed up there, np man.

My overall plan is a to keep things from going crazy, so Im staying away from skulltrail style boards...I only want a single cpu level of complexity here. 3 9800GTX+ is the card of choice, but my DFI X48 green board is an ATI board

I really thought about the quadro cards.....but I still play some games between semesters. So my next best option is to go TRI-sli.

I get the vibe that it doesn't seem to be worth it. I may just sell this board and see if I can trade mine + cash for an x58 or just trade for a 780i.
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Hi, when i use the % oc i get the message below! Any idea what i shuold do?

[12/15/2008 at 03:09 pm] 1.2VHT Voltage Abnormal, 1.55 V
[12/15/2008 at 03:15 pm] 1.2VHT Voltage Abnormal, 0.00 V
[12/15/2008 at 03:15 pm] 1.2VHT Voltage become normal, 1.26 V
[12/15/2008 at 03:16 pm] 1.2VHT Voltage Abnormal, 0.00 V
[12/15/2008 at 03:16 pm] 1.2VHT Voltage become normal, 1.26 V
[12/15/2008 at 03:16 pm] 1.2VHT Voltage become normal, 1.26 V

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Hi guys,

Sorry if this has come up before. I read alot of the thread, but 500+ pages is a fair whack of reading! lol.

It seems alot of you guys have not only managed to get the P5N32E SLI to work correctly, but even overclocked it and have it running stable!.

The issue Im having seems to be a typical problem with this board, as I can find many posts complaining about it, but no viable solution!. The machine itself will boot up fine, although much slower than I would have expected. And 'usually' will be able to run all day fine, though does occasionally freeze up (perhaps part of the same problem). The issue comes with shutting down. It seems to take windows roughly 5 minutes to finally shut down. The monitor throws up a message to state theres no signal, the hard drive stops spinning and the USB devises also have no power. However the motherboard and all fans connected to it (case and CPU) do not turn off!. It seems that the MB is unable or unwilling to actually cut the power. An extension to this problem seems to be that holding down the power switch on the front of the machine will not shut it down and the reset button doesnt work. I am 90% certain that these are connected correctly, and I have even 'turned' them to make sure (as in so the description on each connector has faced both towards the middle and outwards). The problem however remains.

Initially this did not seem a 'huge' problem as once the machine was shut down and the hard drive was no longer in use, we could switch it off at the PSU. However this only seems to work for so long before the computer will then fail to start, and it usually takes disconnecting and reconnecting nearly all the components to get any life back out of the machine.

I have tried multiple solutions including:

* different PSU's
* different RAM
* Different graphics card
* different case(!)
* Updating the Bios to nearly every version available (some with disatorous effects)
* Trying all number of different graphic card drivers
* updating windows
* using the windows shutdown command from run, including the -f and all sorts of other letters that have been suggested.
* stopping a number of different services that have been known to cause issues, including the nvidia support one (cant remember exactly what its called now)

I am not really really running short of ideas. The spec of the machine is:


P5NE32 -SLI 680i
Quad core Q6600
2 x 2gig OCZ DDR2 PC2-8000 ReaperX HPC (5-5-5-18)
1 x XFX GeForce 9800 GX2
BFG 800w PSU (including 8 pin connector for both MB and graphics card)
Vista x64

and obviously various other bits like HDD and dvd rom etc.

Now as stated above this runs alot slower than I expected, with slow start ups and slow to load applications (though once they are running they seems to run smooth).

My other machine a:

P5NE SLI
Quad core Q6600
4 gig of various ram sticks (lol)
2 x 8600 GT 512mb
700w PSU (do not remember make)
Vista x64

Runs rings around the other machine. It starts with 20 seconds, shuts down immediately and loads applications quickly. Even when running games, its performance isnt far behind the other machine.

Soooo... all you clever people. Any ideas whats wrong with the top machine? Even if I could just get the shutting down issue sorted, that would be a serious plus and take away alot of the hinderance.

Many thanks to those that made it this far through my essay.
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So i'm new to this board (posting at least), but i've been reading for quite some time. I have a few questions for those with the q6600 and the p5n32-e sli board.

I am able to get 3.2ghz with perfect stability on my board and decent temperatures, but i'm seeing some people with 3.6 on the p5n32-e with a q6600. I have read that there are not only some bad FSB holes on this board, but that it simply cannot go beyond a certain point due to it's design, and requires modding. I see some people (for example, burning-skies) who have accomplished 3.6, and i'm wondering if you modded your board?

All i've done so far is pencil mod to fix vdroop, but i'm a bit iffy on taking a soldering iron to my board and was wondering if I could get some advice from those who have done it before on this board or if someone had tricks to hitting 3.6 without modding.

Just to give an overview of what I have:

q6600 g0 @ 3.2
p5n32-e sli (spirit II's on north and south bus, and pencil modded)
4gb corsair pc8500 1066 (running at 800mhz, just to simplify overclocking glitches)
2 8600 GTS's in SLI
750w PSU

I honestly forget the name of the HS/FAN on my CPU, but it's working well, and my case has plently of air flow so everything is running cool. I ran prime 95 on all 4 cores for a little under 24 hours and coretemp showed the hottest core at around 59c, no errors at all, so i'm sure I could go higher?

Thanks for any help.
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Hi, when i use the % oc i get the message below! Any idea what i shuold do?

[12/15/2008 at 03:09 pm] 1.2VHT Voltage Abnormal, 1.55 V
[12/15/2008 at 03:15 pm] 1.2VHT Voltage Abnormal, 0.00 V
[12/15/2008 at 03:15 pm] 1.2VHT Voltage become normal, 1.26 V
[12/15/2008 at 03:16 pm] 1.2VHT Voltage Abnormal, 0.00 V
[12/15/2008 at 03:16 pm] 1.2VHT Voltage become normal, 1.26 V
[12/15/2008 at 03:16 pm] 1.2VHT Voltage become normal, 1.26 V

Thanks
Gary
Don't use the auto % OC option. It's 1SPOFS! Update your BIOS and follow Robilar's tips on the 1st page of this thread. Also, I noticed you're using the same HSF as I am. Try this upgrade as seen in the included pictures and if you really want to have fun, check out the link in my signature. I'll be connecting the top of my PC to a pipe bringing in this winter air soon, but even without, the simple duct I bent up gave me some very surprising results.



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