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This is exactly how, and call me or post if you need a hand.
Thank you.

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Very nice, Was this better than your dfi results? How do the boards compare?
I did not get enough time on the A8N32 to give it a decent shot at comparrisons. I had high hopes for it becuase of the x16 x x16 SLI ability.

with that being said I can tell you my likes and disslikes

lests start w/the likes:

1 A8N32 is able to run w/o chipset fans as it does not come w/any from factory. It has a heatpipe chipset cooler installed.

2 All the power connectors are on the outside edge of the mobo so you don't have a clutter of wires draped over other componants.

3 It has a Parralel port for my Samsung lazer printer ML-1740

4 True 16x by 16x SLI support

Now lets talk about the Dislikes:

1 The DFI mobo's have more ram dividers to choose from giving you a better selection come time to fine tune that overclock.

2 DFI has 4 bios memory banks to store your bios settings for stock, little over stock overclocked and monster overclocked or for settings of 4 differents sets of hardware. i.e. cpu,ram,vga etc you get the point.

3 DFI has superior audio built into the riser card where Asus has a built in audio directly on the mobo.

This is all that I can think of off the top of my head but there is many things I like and dislike about the Asus when compared to the DFI
Edited by N2Gaming - 3/19/09 at 3:44pm
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Hey guys. Haven't been in this thread for a while lol. Anyways heres my final result after overclocking. http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=530497
Some kinda good news.. my dad said if I get at least a 90 average on my report card (comes out on the 30th)..I can get whatever computer I want (within reasonable limits; no $1000 i7 ) Fingers crossed. xD
FatalityxZ, I've updated the roster with your new overclock. Good luck with the grades. I hope you can get yourself a new build going

N2Gaming, the burned out trace (as Hueristic mentioned) doesn't sound like it's related to overclocking but to a voltage issue (voltage spike, electronic noise). Did you by any chance play with the voltages a lot? Stupid question but your computer is not plugged directly into the wall is it?

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Some motherboards will not operate at all with 3 GB. It not POSTing with 3 is not dispositive of a bad slot, but the fact that a sole DIMM or a pair in both yellow might be.
Blitz, good point made. My DFI will not post with three DIMMs populated.

Guardian, did you test that supposed "bad" dimm slot with several different types of memory?

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N2Gaming, the burned out trace (as Hueristic mentioned) doesn't sound like it's related to overclocking but to a voltage issue (voltage spike, electronic noise). Did you by any chance play with the voltages a lot? Stupid question but your computer is not plugged directly into the wall is it?
Yes plugged directly into the wall and I had two power outages two days in a row last week. I was running two pc's at a time and neither exibited any problems after the power failures. I can't remember if I was using the A8N32 during the power failures or not.

I say I think it is overclock related because I was able to achieve a 350 FSB no problem and then I shot for FSB of 400 for sheets N gigles and then the bios started having erratic behaviors. the bios would not navigate properly and bios features started to disappear when I tried to make the changes and then the bios started to freez up on me. So I upgraded the bios from 1303 to 1409 and it still does the same thing. I have not tried 1405 yet because it is not a bios version issue it is a failed hardware issue this I am sure. I can no longer get even any where close to the previously attainable overclocks.
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Thank you.


I did not get enough time on the A8N32 to give it a decent shot at comparrisons. I had high hopes for it becuase of the x16 x x16 SLI ability.

with that being said I can tell you my likes and disslikes

lests start w/the likes:

1 A8N32 is able to run w/o chipset fans as it does not come w/any from factory. It has a heatpipe chipset cooler installed.

2 All the power connectors are on the outside edge of the mobo so you don't have a clutter of wires draped over other componants.

3 It has a Parralel port for my Samsung lazer printer ML-1740

4 True 16x by 16x SLI support

Now lets talk about the Dislikes:

1 The DFI mobo's have more ram dividers to choose from giving you a better selection come time to fine tune that overclock.

2 DFI has 4 bios memory banks to store your bios settings for stock, little over stock overclocked and monster overclocked or for settings of 4 differents sets of hardware. i.e. cpu,ram,vga etc you get the point.

3 DFI has superior audio built into the riser card where Asus has a built in audio directly on the mobo.

This is all that I can think of off the top of my head but there is many things I like and dislike about the Asus when compared to the DFI
VERY nice N2, You should put this in the review section! and with all your spare boards if you want to give some away and do 3 reviews you can get into the freebie for a free NIB 24(?) LCD.

Also do both boards have bootgaurd? I love that on my asus boards! Getting to the cmos jumper is a serious chore these days.
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For some reason my CPU fan doesn't spin in BIOS. It moves a little bit, like there's not enough voltage, then it "springs" back (because of the magnets). In the BIOS, is there any way to disable the "CPUFan Turn OFF if CPUTEMP < x" option? The lowest temp is 25C, but I don't want the fan to fully turn off ever.
Current Core temp is 35*, but its slowly climbing.

I'm also kind of frustrated that I my cpu fan plug doesn't fit into the header on the mobo because of a cap in the way... I'm currently using a totally unnecessary cable extention that's just uglying up my computer .


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Yes plugged directly into the wall and I had two power outages two days in a row last week.
N2Gaming, it doesn't always happen but during a power outage electronic devices such as yours can experience a surge. You really should have these on some type of power conditioning device or at least a surge suppressor. Ug who knows whats wrong with your Asus board now e:

Call up Asus and issue an RMA. I know they were really friendly with Joe on getting his RMA'ed.

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For some reason my CPU fan doesn't spin in BIOS. It moves a little bit, like there's not enough voltage, then it "springs" back (because of the magnets). In the BIOS, is there any way to disable the "CPUFan Turn OFF if CPUTEMP < x" option? The lowest temp is 25C, but I don't want the fan to fully turn off ever.
Current Core temp is 35*, but its slowly climbing.

I'm also kind of frustrated that I my cpu fan plug doesn't fit into the header on the mobo because of a cap in the way... I'm currently using a totally unnecessary cable extention that's just uglying up my computer .
Nate, either the fan is off or on. I don't think it'll come on half speed depending on temperature (as far as I know).

In regards to the fan header, are you able to just move the cap aside? You can move caps slightly, it won't warm anything.

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I tried moving it, but when I jammed the fan connector on it pushed the cap frighteningly far over, and I decided to play it safe.

I'm posting from my 939 rig now. Only one problem: No audio out of the green port.
I got sound out of the black port while testing in the driver software, so the whole karajan unit is not bad.
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N2Gaming, it doesn't always happen but during a power outage electronic devices such as yours can experience a surge. You really should have these on some type of power conditioning device or at least a surge suppressor. Ug who knows whats wrong with your Asus board now e:

Call up Asus and issue an RMA. I know they were really friendly with Joe on getting his RMA'ed.
I was under the impression that the better power supplies had built in surge suppressors and that would not be a problem with quality power supplies. I may be in the wrong here. In any case it never hurts to have that added protection of at least one surge suppressor that branches power off to all my other componants. You know that movie Christmas Story. When the dad has a million cables all plugged into one outlet. I'm guilty.
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I tried moving it, but when I jammed the fan connector on it pushed the cap frighteningly far over, and I decided to play it safe.

I'm posting from my 939 rig now. Only one problem: No audio out of the green port.
I got sound out of the black port while testing in the driver software, so the whole karajan unit is not bad.
Can you take a pic nate? You can remove the wires from the connector and mount them that way or trimm the connector with an exacto.
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I tried moving it, but when I jammed the fan connector on it pushed the cap frighteningly far over, and I decided to play it safe.

I'm posting from my 939 rig now. Only one problem: No audio out of the green port.
I got sound out of the black port while testing in the driver software, so the whole karajan unit is not bad.
try to open your sounds tab in your controll pannel and make sure you have all your volumes adjusted all the way up and then make sure the drivers are all there for the realtec ac97

Edit the cpu fan header is near the sound riser card. Hopefully you did not ruin the mobo for the sound card.
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