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wheeljack12
04-08-05, 06:45 PM
Well, as of late I upgraded to the nforce 4 sli asus mb with a bunch of other parts (sig below). The only problem as of late is that I have a posting problem were once in 20-30 times, I don't get a post. After hard rebooting, all is fine. But from other accounts (jakup in particular) of posting with a Asus board, I started to get concerned and started looking for other options as I get slight raise in heart rate when I push that power button and/or reset. Below is four sites that did nvidia 4 sli motherboard athlon 64 roundups of the MSI, Gigabyte, Asus and DFI boards. Of the four sites, it looks to be that the DFI board came out on top. So, my option now is to stick it out and hope the board lasts (not likely), or return/exchange, sell what I get back and go get the DFI.

http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2358

http://www.gdhardware.com/hardware/motherboards/nf4/4way/001.htm

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/nvidia_nforce4_sli_roundup/

http://www.hothardware.com/viewarticle.cfm?articleid=645&cid=3

Riptide
04-08-05, 07:24 PM
Exchange if you can or return. If you have to pay a restock or they won't do either for you stay with it until/if it breaks. No sense in spending money on another board if you don't really need it.

bkswaney
04-09-05, 12:00 AM
Well, as of late I upgraded to the nforce 4 sli asus mb with a bunch of other parts (sig below). The only problem as of late is that I have a posting problem were once in 20-30 times, I don't get a post. After hard rebooting, all is fine. But from other accounts (jakup in particular) of posting with a Asus board, I started to get concerned and started looking for other options as I get slight raise in heart rate when I push that power button and/or reset. Below is four sites that did nvidia 4 sli motherboard athlon 64 roundups of the MSI, Gigabyte, Asus and DFI boards. Of the four sites, it looks to be that the DFI board came out on top. So, my option now is to stick it out and hope the board lasts (not likely), or return/exchange, sell what I get back and go get the DFI.

http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2358

http://www.gdhardware.com/hardware/motherboards/nf4/4way/001.htm

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/nvidia_nforce4_sli_roundup/

http://www.hothardware.com/viewarticle.cfm?articleid=645&cid=3


These r the same problems some here have run in to with
the Asus boards.
JakUp was one. They just get to where they will not
post at all.

There are way to many having problems with SLI
boards for me to buy one now. :(

You will need to rma your board
and get a new one.

jAkUp
04-09-05, 12:18 AM
If you want to overclock... spring for the DFI, mine runs circles around my Asus, if not, just get an RMA. The Asus is definetely not a bad board, just has a few huge problems. :(

SH64
04-09-05, 01:43 AM
You might check for the new MSI board with digital SLI switch too ..

zoomy942
04-09-05, 11:28 AM
epox is about to have an sli board, if they dont already

jAkUp
04-09-05, 01:04 PM
Yea, pretty soon you should see the Epox. Also the upcoming ASUS A8N-SLI Premium should be alot better also

circuitguy70
04-10-05, 02:16 AM
Let it be heard, my Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe has been running like a swiss watch for couple months now without any issues at all.
I'm running the 1006 Bios, and it even overclocks well with Corsair VS ram 2-512 sticks in dual channel.
I like the dang thing so far.
Will be ****canning the Ultra X PS for a new PC-Power and cooling SLI unit next week.
And getting some Ocz el memory soon too, just want everyone to know not everybody is having problems with this board. :afro2:
http://coolcars.smugmug.com/photos/19007808-S.jpg

wheeljack12
04-10-05, 07:14 PM
I know my issue should be a isolated one, so don't worry about that. I am not here to bash asus. I have changed power supplies and swapped video cards with no change. And I can game until the cows come home so I know the rest of the hardware is working. My temps are fine too. I have been trying to see if there was a lose capacitor on the board or something to that effect too. I will let you know what happens.

wheeljack12
04-15-05, 08:39 PM
I sprang for the DFI and am in the process of doing something about the asus. I have to ask jakup here, do you get higher temps in the bios with the DFI? In bios, I now get like 40 idle but in software monitors that came with motherboard cd (using Nvidia's monitor and ITE smart guardian) I get the normal 35-36 that I had with the Asus. The DFI guy (called DFI to verify the problem here) told me if you are at 40 or under for idle not to worry. But the numbers don't match up which concerns me. This is also a question for anyone using the DFI SLI-DR motherboard. I like the Post lights, lets you know what's going on without having to remember all of the post codes and beeps all the time. And the BIOS is very much more descriptive. Would have been nice if the full manual was on paper rather than a .pdf.