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Everyone, with the loss of the database 28 Jun 2004, we lost at least 30-40 rig lists. If yours is missing and you feel like adding it back, please do so!. This has been one of the most useful threads, so thanks in advance!

7/22/2004 UPDATE: I have located most of the lost data, 47 more posts through June 19! This has been appended to the thread in 5 large segments, 10 posts per segment. Though these 5 huge posts all come from me, all the original user names and dates are embedded. They do not appear as individual posts, but the data will still be searchable.
Cheers! And thanks again to everyone who contributed during the year.




Hi! With all the troubles people here are having with PC's containing Asus P4C800-series motherboards: P4C800 Deluxe, P4C800-E Deluxe, maybe others in the P4x800 series, I'd like to start a "successful installation" thread for these!! If you have a WORKING install and we're lucky enough to have you here in this forum anyway, :) please post what you've got, for people to base their purchase selection decisions on.

Please DON'T reply here IF you have having major problems. I think if you are having 1 or 2 very MINOR issues, it would be OK to list them at the end but let's keep the problem-solving to a minimum. I really would like this to be more of just a list of working setups.

List everything of significance that you can think of. If you feel like it, include what ports you have connected the peripherals to, which of those you used for your O/S disk, and what PCI cards you have in which PCI slot numbers. Include any important special BIOS or O/S setup settings that you applied. Whatever you feel like someone would need to know to build your box. You can use my own list as a template if you want, I'll put an empty list at the bottom that you can cut & paste.

I'll start. This may be a bit much, but that's the way I write... but I do I sincerely hope that I'm not the only successful install that's out there!

-clintfan


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This is clintfan's setup and is running fine:

HARDWARE Setup:
Motherboard: Asus P4C800-E Deluxe, PCB rev 1.02.
CPU: P4 2.8 GHz 800FSB retail.
Cooler: Zalman CNPS7000-Cu copper with Arctic Silver 3 thermal compound, and not using the speed sensor.
Memory: 1GB: 2x Kingston #KVR400X72C3A/512 PC3200 512MB DIMM with ECC.
Video: Matrox Millennium P750 64MB AGP 8X retail.
Case: Lian-Li PC-60; silver, using 3 of 4 fans.
Power supply: Antec True 480W without the LED.
CD Writer: Plextor PX-Premium/SW, 52x32x52 retail.
DVD Writer: Sony DRU510A retail.
Floppy: basic Samsung.
HDD 1: Maxtor Diamondmax+9 6Y160P0,160GB ATA-133.
HDD 2/3/4: 3x Maxtor Diamondmax+9 6Y160M0,160GB SATA.
Sound: using the onboard, will move old Prodif Plus card over soon.
LAN: using the onboard, speed is set to Auto.
SCSI adapter: LSI U160, for future external DAT tape backup.
Video capture: still choosing, probably Matrox RT.X100.
Keyboard: PS/2 old basic HP, used.
Mouse: PS/2, Logitech 3-button OEM, used.
Network: Linksys BEFSR41 router to DSL.
Other: 3x Vantec round Floppy/ATA cables; old Sony 15sf monitor; old generic amplified speakers.


HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=soundcard, 2=SCSI, 3=empty, 4=Video capture, 5=second soundcard (this layout was based on IRQ sharing table in mobo manual section 2.6.2).
Pri IDE: master=HDD 1 as main O/S, swap, and extra; slave=n/c
Sec IDE: master=Plextor CDRW; slave=Sony DVDRW
SATA1: HDD 3 as temp for audio/video recording only.
SATA2: n/c
SATA RAID1: HDD 2 (non-RAID) as main file store.
SATA RAID2: HDD 4 (non-RAID) as temp video storage.
Pri RAID: n/c
Fans: front case fans set to Hi and connected to Antec "fan only" connector; rear & CPU fans connect to mobo. Front USB connect as 5/6.


BIOS Setup:
Had v.1007, updated to 1010. These settings are disabled: Hyper Threading, ACPI 2.0 Support, ACPI APIC Support, and BIOS->AML ACPI Table. All the RAID is set to IDE mode, USB to HiSpeed. In Boot- Hard Disk Drives, HDD 1 is the only drive. In Boot- CDROM Drives, Plextor is the 1st Drive. Boot- Boot Device Priority is Plextor,Floppy,HDD. Almost all other settings are defaulted.

SOFTWARE Setup:
O/S: Windows XP Professional with SP1a. All HDD's formatted as NTFS. HDD 1 is partitioned 3 ways: O/S is on the 20GB part, swap is part of next 4GB, rest is free. When I installed XP, I set up the PC as a "Standard PC" instead of ACPI. This was done early during setup by hitting F5 where F6 is asked for, then using arrow-up and choose Standard PC (BIOS ACPI had to be switched off first). Maxtor large-disk patch was applied. Also disabled some Services, per Blackviper web "Safe" instructions. Also running antivirus & s/w firewall.

PURPOSE:
Intended as a digital video/audio workstation, for Premier and Audition/ Cooledit Pro, plus office work, and a little Nascar gaming.

COMMENTS:
The Lian-Li is the best case I have ever seen. Fit and finish are superb. All connectors clearly marked. Might add some sound deadining inside.

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1. Needed Matrox P750 SystemLogoFix BIOS patch to make Asus BIOS screens legible. Until then I had to use an old PCI video card just to configure the BIOS for initial XP installation (such as boot device prioity).
2. Forgot to apply Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility as the first driver, so had to use a longer process to apply it later on.


-clintfan

19Nov2003 - added mobo PCB rev.
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HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard:
CPU:
Cooler:
Memory: amnt & part#
Video:
Case:
Power supply:
CD Writer:
DVD Writer:
Floppy:
HDD 1:
HDD 2: etc.
Sound:
LAN:
SCSI adapter:
Video capture:
Keyboard:
Mouse:
Network:
Other:

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=empty, 4=empty, 5=empty.
Pri IDE:
Sec IDE: n/c
SATA1: n/c
SATA2: n/c
SATA RAID1: n/c
SATA RAID2: n/c
Pri RAID: n/c
Fans:

BIOS Setup:
Version. Important custom settings.

SOFTWARE Setup:
HDD formatting & partitioning. O/S and any special setup of it/ tweaks.

PURPOSE:
What you intend to use this PC for.

COMMENTS:
Any observations, positive or negative.

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1.
2.

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I have a successful install for a P4C800-E Deluxe... Here are my specs using your template...

HARDWARE Setup:

Motherboard: Asus P4C800-E Deluxe.
CPU: P4 3.0 GHz 800FSB retail.
Cooler: Intel heat sink/fan with thermal compound.
Sensor: Thermaltake Hardcano mounted underneath CPU.
Memory: 1GB: Kingston 512mb (2x256mb) DDR400 PC3200, Model KVR400X64C3AK2/512.
Video: ASUS AGP-V7700 GeForce2 GTS 4X retail.
Case: Thermaltake Xaser III V1000; black, using 7 fans.
Power supply: Thermaltake W0014 Silent Purepower 480W with Black housing - Xaser Edition ATX 2-Fan Power Supply.
CD Writer: Plextor Plexwriter, 12x10x32A retail.
CD-ROM: Basic Sony 52x (black).
DVD Writer: None.
Floppy: Basic Mitsumi (black).
HDD 1: Seagate Barracuda, 120GB SATA (connected to SATA_RAID1).
HDD 2: Seagate Barracuda, 120GB SATA (connected to SATA_RAID2).
Sound: Onboard.
LAN: Onboard, speed is set to Auto.
SCSI adapter: None.
Video capture: None.
Keyboard: Microsoft Internet Keyboard.
Mouse: Microsoft PS/2 (two button w/scroll wheel).
Network: Linksys BEFSR41 router to Cable.
Monitor: 21" ViewSonic G810 Graphics Series
Speakers: Altec Lansing surround sound w/powered sub.

HARDWARE Connections:

PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=empty, 4=empty, 5=empty.
Pri IDE: master=Plextor CDRW
Sec IDE: master=Sony CD-ROM
SATA1: None.
SATA2: None.
SATA_RAID1: Seagate Barracuda.
SATA_RAID2: Seagate Barracuda.
Pri RAID: n/c
Fans: Hardcano controller settings as follows: Fan #1: Top of case, Fan #2 rear fans daisychained, Fan #3 two side fans daisychained, Fan #4 two front fans daisychained.

BIOS Setup:

Had v.1007, updated to 1011. Hyper Threading enabled, ACPI 2.0 Support, ACPI APIC Support, and BIOS->AML ACPI Table. RAID is enabled, USB to HiSpeed. In Boot- Disk array is first, Sony CDROM second, Legacy floppy third Almost all other settings are defaulted.

SOFTWARE Setup:
O/S: Windows XP Professional with SP1a. RAID formatted as NTFS. RAID is partitioned 12 ways: O/S is on the 10GB part (C), remaining partitions are 20GB each.
PURPOSE:
Intended as a development/gaming workstation.

COMMENTS:
I'm thrilled with the Xaser III case - it's quieter than my old box with two fans. This box has been rock solid since the build/OS install.

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1. XP wouldn't recognize RAID on install. Tried all patches from ASUS site to no avail. Finally tried the make disk utility on the support CD (which has problems playing in all of my CD-ROM drives) in the FastTrack 378 RAID folder. Once I did this, XP immediately recognized the array and took off on the install.
 

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I also have a successful install for a P4C800-E Deluxe. Here are my system specs.

Asus P4C800-E DELUXE
Intel Pentium 4 / 2.8CGHz 512k socket 478 Hyper Threading Technology 800 MHz FSB with Heat Sink and Fan
2 - CORSAIR 512MB PC3200 Value Select. VS512MB400 DDR RAM (1024MB Total)
Maxtor 120GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive Model # 6Y120M0
Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM ATA (133Mhz) Hard drive with 8Meg Buffer - connected to Primary IDE
Black Samsung SM-352 52x24x52x CD-RW & 16X DVD-ROM - connected to Secondary IDE
3 1/2" Floppy: Basic Mitsumi
Thermaltake 480W W0010PFC
Radion 7500 4x AGP Card with 64MB Ram
U.S Robotics 56k Modem USR5610B - PCI slot #5
On-Board LAN and Sound
Basic Altec Lansing Speakers
Sony Trinitron 19" CRT
Microsoft internet keyboard (Non-USB)
Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 optical USB mouse (using USB -> PS2 adapter)
Two rear Antec fans daisychained
One front Thermaltake fan powered by the Motherboard
One front Thermaltake fan powered by the power supply (in front of Hard Drives)
Antec PlusView 1000 AMG Case

Win2000 Pro SP4
Bios version 1010

Comments: This motherboard has been strange to say the least. Could not get Win2000 Pro to install until I upgraded the Bios to v1010. When I first assembled the parts the motherboard would not beep. Then out of the blue the system starts beeping normally (one beep) at start up. Hyperthreading and Raid array are disabled. The Asus tech told me over the phone not to worry about the motherboard not beeping unless other problems start showing up. Except for the minor problem below the system has been running flawlessly.

Power supply fan only spins at about 650~700 rpm. I think this is due to the power supply positioned right above the two Antec exhaust fans blowing at full speed.

Will update when I install ATI 9600 Pro All-In-Wonder and Sound Blaster Audigy 2.
 

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Looks like I was a bit lucky with my P4P800 Deluxe. All I did was plug everything in and off I went. I’m a first time system builder and OC’er, so I was more than happy about that. Especially after the bad time I had with a faulty Abit IS7.

HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: Asus P4P800 Deluxe
CPU: P4 2.4C
Cooler: Stock
Memory: 1GB Geil 3500 running in dual channel mode (512 x 2) GL3500DC
Video: Nvidia MX II (the 9700 Pro I ordered was bad and had to send it back!)
Case: As cheap as they come with a cute little clear window on the side
Power supply: Vantec 400W Van-400B
CD Writer: Philips
Floppy: generic from an old system
HDD 1: Maxtor 6Y080MO 80GB SATA
Fans: 1 front, 1 side, 1 rear. Cool glowing ones, too. Ooohhhh pretty.

BIOS Setup:
Version 1010. FSB: 242. Hyperthreading: enabled. DRAM: 320. APG: 33/66. CPU voltage: Auto. DDR voltage: 2.75. Memory timings: 2.5-6-3-3. Memory Acceleration Mode: enabled.

Can’t remember what I set the IDE settings at, but my devices ended up being situated in a strange way. CDRW and CD-Rom ended up being the first primary master and slave while the SATA hard drive is something weird like the 3rd primary master. Oh well, I’m not that picky. I’m just happy it all works.

SOFTWARE Setup:
Win XP

PURPOSE:
To play EQ2, Half-Life 2, and most importantly Doom 3 (it had better not suck).

COMMENTS:
The system was stable with a 13% “clean” overclock (setting the ram at 400mhz and letting it go to 450mhz with the oc), but I got better overall benchmarks by reducing the cpu/mem ratio to 5:4 and kicking the fsb up 20%. I’m waiting to get an aftermarket cooling fan/heatsink before I go any higher. As it stands now, the CPU gets to 46c when running Prime95. MB stays cool at 38c, though.

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1. Only thing is that I haven’t been able to get it to boot when “turbo” is enabled no matter how I mess with the other settings. Might just be because of my lack of knowledge, though.

I’ve only had my board for a week, but I’m more than happy with it so far. I hope everyone else gets theirs going so they can enjoy theirs too!

Now, if Doom 3 would just hurry up and get here.
 

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I have a working setup, here goes.

HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: p4c800-e 1010 bios
CPU: p4 3.0 800mhz bus boxed
Cooler: Zalman CNPS7000-AlCu with Arctic Silver 3
Memory: 1gig, 2-corsair CMX512-3500c2 (qualified memory)
Video: bfg asylum 5900 ultra 8x agp
Case: antec 1080amg plus
Power supply: antec true 550
CD Writer: plextor 48/24/48
DVD Writer: liteon ldw-400d
DVD Rom: toshiba 1712
Floppy: panasonic
HDD 1: wd raptor 36 gig 10,000 rpm 8mb cache
HDD 2: wd raptor 36 gig 10,000 rpm 8mb cache
HDD 3: wd 120jb 8mb cache
Sound: audigy 2 platinum
LAN: intel csa 10/100 pro
Video capture: wintv pci go hauppauge
Keyboard: microsoft internet keyboard
Mouse: kensington expert mouse pro
Network: netgear rt-314
Speakers: cambrigde soundworks 5.1 dtt2500
monitor: viewsonic p815 21inch
other:3x pc toys rounded floppy/ATA cables

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=sb audigy 2, 4=empty, 5=wintv.
Pri IDE:,master:toshiba 1712 slave: wd 120jb (for file storage)
Sec IDE:, master:liteon ldw-400d slave:plextor 48/24/48
SATA1: wd raptor 36 gig
SATA2: wd raptor 36 gig
SATA RAID1: n/c
SATA RAID2: n/c
Pri RAID: both raptors using ich5/r in raid 0 with OS and swap file.
Fans: 4 fans with 3 running off P/S (fan headers)and one hooked into 5 volt line off of P/S(molex).

BIOS Setup: version 1010
Turbo is set to standard, hyper threading is disabled, memory timmings are 2,3,3,7 1T(call it conservative), legacy usb disabled,

SOFTWARE Setup:
Windows xp pro sp1
4 partitions with 2 on raptor drives and 2 on wd-120jb
os and swap files are on the raid 0 array (man i wish there was a drive imaging program for sata raid 0)

PURPOSE:
games and development

COMMENTS:
Turbo mode was a tricky setting that would override my default memory timmings that i had set manually in the bios to the most aggressive 2,2,2,5 1T. I then turned it off because it was causing system instability and discoverd my manually set memory timmings returned to what they were supposed to be. no problems occured after i changed the setting for turbo mode to standard.

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1.wintv software was causing system hang during shutdown this was quickly fixed by disabling hyper-threading.
2.The only problem i have is about every 200 cold boots the motherboard will not post but will power up. IT seems to me something to do with the memory because it doesn't initialize the video. Well all i do is just hit the reset button once and the computer will post no problem. I've checked the memory with memtest and found no errors, hopefully this annoying problem will be fixed in a bios update but then again it's really not that big of a deal.
 

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HARDWARE Setup:
Motherboard: Asus P4C800-E Deluxe.
CPU: P4 2.6 GHz 800FSB retail.
Cooler: Intel fan and heat exchanger
Memory: 512MB: 2x OCZ PC3200 Copper Rev 2 -256MB
Video: Radeon 9600 PRO 128MB AGP 8X retail.
Case: Antec 1080AMG
Power supply: Antec True 430W

DVD - Liteon DVD Rom Drive 16x (I'll soon add either the Sony or Panasonic multiformat DVD writer)
Floppy: basic Hitachi
HDD 1: Seagate Barracuda 120GB SATA.

Sound: using the onboard
LAN: using the onboard, speed is set to Auto.
SCSI adapter: LSI U160, for future external DAT tape backup.
Keyboard: Logitech Elite
Mouse: Logitech Wireless
Network: Netgear MR314 router to cable.


HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: all open
Pri IDE: master=DVD
Sec IDE: master=n/a
SATA1: HDD
SATA2: n/a
SATA RAID1:
SATA RAID2:
Pri RAID:
Fans: Beside the fans with the Antec case, I added a HDD fan
BIOS Setup:
1010.

SOFTWARE Setup:
O/S: Windows XP Professional with SP1a.

PURPOSE:
Video/photo editing, some gaming, and misc. work


PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1. To get my OCZ to work correctly I had to set the voltage to 2.75.

2. My wireless Logitech mouse's driver confused XP and caused it to restart whenever I tried to shut it down. An updated driver from Logitech fixed that problem.


Thank you to Clintfan for the input on helping me resolve some of my startup problems. After I resolved the memory issue the computer has worked perfectly for almost 2 days now.
 

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P4P800 Deluxe working fine

Has been a couple of days now that I had major issues with setting up my new comp. Thanks to all the help I could get it running and it is a great motherboard and I am not using any of its amazing features, or at least not yet.

Here are some of the specs:
HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: Asus P4P800 Deluxe
CPU: P4 2.6C Ghz
Cooler: no idea
Memory: amnt & part# 512MB PC3200
Video: ATI Radeon 128MB
Case: no idea for the brand just beautiful dark purple w/ window
Power supply: 310W
CD Writer: Sony 48x32x48
DVD Writer: None on this comp, one on the mac
Floppy: toshiba basic
HDD 1: quantum 20gb
HDD 2: etc. Maxtor 80Gb
Sound: SB live 5.1 mp3+
LAN: onbaord
SCSI adapter: none
Video capture: none
Keyboard: logitech basic
Mouse: logitech basic
Network: Linksys wireless BEFW11S4
Other: Samsung 17" black monitor flat

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=soundcard, 2=Video card, 3=empty, 4=empty, 5=empty.
Pri IDE: Master HDD as main O/S
Sec IDE: n/c Slave HDD
SATA1: n/c none
SATA2: n/cnone
SATA RAID1: n/c none
SATA RAID2: n/c none
Pri RAID: n/c none
Fans:

PURPOSE:
Mostly intented for audio and video. Best pics and best sound.
+ school work...

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1. No connection btw HDD and Mobo
2. Windows install pbs.
 

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My setup is working fine now too. Its been a week or so since the last boob problem *knock on wood* :D

Setup is in my signature file...
 

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I used an ASUS A7V333 with an AMD 2000+ CPU till last week - than I popped in the P4C800 Deluxe (non E) with a 2.4C without a reformat. On the first boot up of XP I ran a repair install. Not had a single lock up or BSOD since installing the P4C800 Deluxe. Once in XP I manually removed every reference in the registry and deleted all file from my previous setup. I used the freeware program "unknown device identifier" which lists out all the devices/drivers loaded and this helped me find and delete all references/files to the old hardware.

I have made one change to my normal setup which is that I have enabled only 2 USB ports in the BIOS and I have connected an external USB2 self powered 4 port hub to one of these ports. To this hub I have connected my Logitech MX500 mouse and Canon Scanner. The other port I have disabled in Device Manager - so from the Mother Board I have only one USB port enabled and this does not share any IRQ - and this port is listed in Device Manager as the Intel USB2 port.

HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: P4C800 Deluxe (non E)
CPU: 2.4C @ 3.0
Cooler: Stock
Memory: 2x256 PC3200 Transcend TS32MLD64V4F
Monitor: Samsung 19" 955df
Video: ASUS 9280 AGP 8X
Case: Local full tower 5x5.25 4x3.5
Power supply: Starnet 450w
CD Writer: Liteon 522452
DVD Writer: nil
Floppy: Sony 1.44
HDD 1: IBM 120GXP 120gb
HDD 2: IBM 75 GXP 40gb
Sound: Audigy 2
Speakers: Altec 621
LAN: not used
SCSI adapter: nil
Video capture: nil
Keyboard: Microsoft Multimedia Natural
Mouse: Logitech MX 500
Network: not used
Other:
USRobotics 56k external modem

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=empty, 4=Audigy2, 5=empty.
Pri IDE: 120gb/30gb
Sec IDE: CDRW/DVDRom
SATA1: n/c
SATA2: n/c
SATA RAID1: n/c
SATA RAID2: n/c
Pri RAID: n/c
Fans: case fans = Pabst 120mm, Pabst 93mm, 3x80 Panaflow

BIOS Setup:
Version. 1011

SOFTWARE Setup:
Continued same XP setup without format or clean install from my KT333 MoBo.

PURPOSE:
MP3 DVD Divx Internet

COMMENTS:
Great stable board.

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1.The only problem I faced was that I could not attach my 2 USB devices to Ports 1/2 or 3/4 - the mouse would not work. I could get the mouse to work only if I used USB Ports 1 and 3. Thats why I decided to use the External Self powered 4 Port USB2 hub.
 

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P4C800 Deluxe working (2nd time lucky!?)

HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: P4C800 Deluxe
CPU: Pentium 4 3.0GHz
Cooler: Zalman CNPS5700D
Memory: 1024
Video: Geforce 5200 Tvi
Case: Lian-Li P60
Power supply: True power 430W
CD Writer: Panasonic
Floppy: Panasonic
HDD 1: Maxtor 160G SATA
Sound: on board

HARDWARE Connections:

AGP slot: Geforce 5200 Tvi
PCI slots: 2=Modem 56k
Sec IDE: CD Writer
SATA1: Maxtor 160G
Fans: 4 chassis fans with Lian-Li P60

BIOS Setup:
Version. Important custom settings:
Mostly default settings
***Configured BIOS to ENABLE Q-FAN***
Settled on the default (lowest fan-speed setting)
The CPU fan speed dips below what the ASUS Probe can detect so an error flashes constantly.
But my P4 is now running between 27 - 30 degrees and is a bit quieter, which is great.

SOFTWARE Setup:
C:\> NTFS 20G for XP
F:\> NTFS 100G for APPS
G:\> NTFS 40G (was originally intended for RedHat 9)

PURPOSE:
What you intend to use this PC for:
Home/Study

COMMENTS:
Everything was fine, quick as you like. CPU was running between 48-58 degrees.
Machine died after a month, problem was motherboard (known problem with PC4800 deluxe when fitted with an over tight "standard" Pentium 4 Heat Sync)
Store changed my motherboard and I installed a Zalman. Works great.

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1. P4C800 deluxe doesn't like the standard P4 heat synch. Fit a better model.
2. If you're using SATA disks and intend on usig Red Hat 9 then think again, it won't recognise them. You need to wait for the next release or boot from a different kernal to install.
Something which is a) beyond me and b) I cant be bothered to do!
 

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HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: Asus P4C800 Deluxe
CPU: Pentium 4C 2.4GHz
Cooler: Stock
Memory: amnt & part# 1GB - 2x Kingston KVR400X64C3/512
Video: Matrox Parhelia 512
Case: Antec Sonata Piano Black
Power supply: Antec 380W TruePower
CD Writer: Plextor 1210S
DVD: Pioneer DVD-305S
Floppy: Generic
HDD 1: 3x Fujitsu MAE18xx 18GB in RAID5 (see scsi)
HDD 2: Samsung SP8004H 80GB IDE
Sound: Onboard
LAN: Onboard
SCSI adapter 1: LSI MegaRAID 1600 with 64MB cache
SCSI adapter 2: Tekram DC390U2W
Keyboard: Microsoft Office Keyboard
Mouse: Microsoft Explorer Mouse 3.0

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=empty, 4=empty, 5=empty.
Pri IDE: Harddisk
Sec IDE: n/c
SATA1: n/c
SATA2: n/c
SATA RAID1: n/c
SATA RAID2: n/c
Pri RAID: n/c
Fans: Single 120mm case fan in back of case

BIOS Setup:
Version: 1011
Default settings except: disabled onboard raid, disabled serial 2, ACPI version 2

SOFTWARE Setup:
Single 36GB partition on raid array for OS and programs. (C:)
Single 80GB partition on IDE for bulk storage and downloads (D:)

PURPOSE:
Internet, work, sound editing, multimedia, occasional game

COMMENTS:
Seems a fast and stable setup, no complaints. Board seems to be overly sensative to type of memory sticks.

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1. Received incompatible memory despite specifying correct board, which clouded my initial impression with the board. After exchanging the memory for correct memory all is well.
 

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MY system has been running well for a couple weeks, so it's my turn to post a success:

HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: Asus P4C800-E Deluxe, BIOS v1011
CPU: Intel Pentium4 2.8GHz, 800FSB, HyperThreading
Cooler: Stock
Memory: 2GB Corsair TWINX1024-3200LLPT DDR400
Video: BFG Tech GeForce4 Ti4200 128MB, Detonator 52.16 - Unlocked
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 192N 19" TFT-LCD
Case: Antec Plus1080AMG
Power supply: Antec 430W ATX 12V TruePower
CD-ROM: Samsung SC-152A
CD-RW/DVD-ROM: Samsung SM-352B
Floppy: Samsung SFD-321B/LEL1
HDD 1: Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 80GB SATA
HDD 2: Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 80GB SATA
Sound: SoundMax AD1985 AC '97
(Planning to get the Philips PSC805 Aurilium)
Speakers: CyberAcoustics CA-4100 4.1 Surround
LAN: Intel 82547EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Video capture: Logitech QuickCam Pro 3000
Keyboard: Logitech Elite
Mouse: Logitech MX500
Joystick: Logitech WingMan Force 3D
Gamepad: Logitech WingMan Rumblepad
Zip Drive: Iomega 250MB USB Self-Powered
Printer: HP DeskJet 990Cse
Scanner: UMAX Astra 3400
Modem: Conexant CX11252-11 56k v.92

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=empty, 4=modem, 5=empty.
Pri IDE: Master=SC-152A, Slave=SM-352B
Sec IDE: n/c
SATA1: Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 80GB SATA
SATA2: Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 80GB SATA
SATA RAID1: n/c
SATA RAID2: n/c
Pri RAID: n/c
Fans: 2 rear, 1 side, 2 front

BIOS Setup:
v1011
Legacy USB disabled to allow hot-plugging of USB devices
Memory settings all at auto. Setting them manually resulted in crash.

SOFTWARE Setup:
Single partition on each drive. Windows XP on drive one. Drive two is blank.
(Please give me ideas as to how to better set up the drives!)

PURPOSE:
Gaming, Music (playing and recording), Chatting, Writing

COMMENTS:
This is an excellent motherboard! Reading all of the problem threads before assembling this system made me nervous, but I paid close attention to detail and succeeded.

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
Listed in the BIOS Setup, along with solutions.
I do get beeps at post regarding the memory.
Due to lack of diagrams and cable notches, I initially hooked the floppy cable in backwards.
Due to different wire colors, I initially hooked up the power and HD LED's backwards.
 

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I'm happy to report I now have a perfectly working P4C800 Dlx. No problems anymore now that I solved my onboard-sound issue (see below).

HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: Asus P4C800-E Deluxe, BIOS v1011
CPU: Intel Pentium4 2.8GHz, 800FSB, HyperThreading. Running at 3080MHZ
Cooler: Stock
Memory: 1GB, 2 X 512MB Transcend PC3200 DDR400
Video: Hercules Prophet 9800Pro 128MB, Catalyst 3.8 (Omega latest leaked)
HDD 1: Seagate, 160GB SATA
Sound: Onboard
LAN: US Robotics USR2216, WiFi card
Joystick: Logitech WingMan Force 3D

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: All empty except 4, holds the USR2216 wireless ethernet card
SATA1: Seagate, 160GB SATA
Fans: 1 rear (powersupply), 1 front

BIOS Setup:
v1011
FSB overclocked to FSB220, CPU running at 3080Mhz, memory @DDR440.
All onboard disables except Sound.

SOFTWARE Setup:
3 partitions on 160GB SATA drive

PURPOSE:
Gaming, Internet

PROBLEMS:
Only had problems with onboard sound not working, turns out that the Front-Side sound-panel connector jumpers where not installed by default!!!! Took me 5 months to find this problem, don't think it was mentioned clearly in the manual as something you need to watch out for. Anyway, works now.
Currently overclocked 10%, anything more is unstable at the moment but will experiment more.
Excellent board, very happy with it overall.
 

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My P4C800-E Deluxe POWERHOUSE

HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: Asus P4C800-E Deluxe Rev. 1.02 / 1.xx SN:0123456789
CPU: Intel 3.2Ghz OC @ 5% to 3.37 w/ Hyper-Threading
Cooler: Zalman CNPS7000-AlCu
Memory: amnt & part# (2) Corsair XMS CMX512-3200C2 (1GB DDR400)
Video: ATI Radeon 9700 Pro
Case: They didn’t care to put their name on the back.
Power supply: Vantec Stealth VAN-520A 520 Watts, 3 silent auto-speed adj. fans.
CD Writer: LITE-ON LTR-48125W
DVD Writer: Sony DRU-500A F/W 2.0G
Floppy: Floppy
HDD 1: Maxtor 6Y120P0 - 120GB, 8MB Cache, UDMA-133
HDD 2: Maxtor 6Y120P0 - 120GB, 8MB Cache, UDMA-133
HDD 3: Maxtor 6Y120M0 - 120GB, 8MB Cache, SATA-150
HDD 4: Maxtor 6Y120M0 - 120GB, 8MB Cache, SATA-150
Sound: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Extigy
LAN: Embedded Intel running at 1Gb Full Duplex
SCSI adapter: None
Video capture: Dazzle Hollywood DV-Bridge (Fire Wire 1394)
Keyboard: Hewlett-Packard SK-5201K Internet Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech Cordless MouseMan Optical M-RM63
Network: ADSL @ 1.2Mb download, W2K Server as router, 1Gb subnet to Netgear 4 port Gigabit switch
Other:

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=empty, 4=empty, 5=5-Port USB 2.0 card.
Pri Master IDE: Sony CDU5221 52X CD-ROM drive
Pri Slave IDE: Not used
Sec Master IDE: Sony DRU-500A DVD R/W
Sec Slave IDE: LITE-ON LTR-48125W CD-ROM R/W
SATA1: n/c
SATA2: n/c
Intel SATA RAID1: 6Y120M0 - 120GB, 8MB Cache, S-ATA-150
Intel SATA RAID2: 6Y120M0 - 120GB, 8MB Cache, S-ATA-150
RAID Configuration: 240GB RAID 0 – Used for Applications and Data
RAID Software: Intel Application Accelerator RAID Edition v3.5.0.2653

Promise Pri_RAID Master : 6Y120P0 - 120GB, 8MB Cache, UDMA-133
Promise Pri_RAID Slave : 6Y120P0 - 120GB, 8MB Cache, UDMA-133
RAID Configuration: 240 GB RAID 0 – Used for XP OS. I will change to S-ATA drives later.
RAID Software: Promise FastTrack 378 v1.00.1.37 and PAM v4.0.0.18

Fans: 4 Vantec silent fans blowing on 4 drives
2 Vantec silent fans for exhaust
1 Vantec w/ purple light on Radeon 9700 Pro
1 Vantec large fan positioned over DIMMS
3 Fans in Vantec power supply
1 Vantec silent fan on removable side panel blowing in
The answer is no, “With all the silent fans is the system silent?” Just quieter, I think.

BIOS Setup:
Version. Important custom settings.
V1011

SOFTWARE Setup:
HDD formatting & partitioning.
1) Only OS RAID and installation source CD-ROM drive in system during installation. Other RAID and CD drives installed after.
2) Created RAID 0 and initialized.
3) Installed XP allowing it to format the RAID. That’s it.

O/S and any special setup of it/ tweaks.

:type:

1) Install XP, but MAKE SURE you only have ONE hard drive and ONE CD-ROM drive visible (installed) to the system. Install all other drives after the system is up and proven stable.

2) Installed the Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility version 5.0.2.1003. THIS IS A MUST!!!

3) Installed SP1 (Not SP1a. SP1a is a DOWNGRADE from SP1. SP1a is minus the MS Java Virtual Machine and some Java based applications will not work without it, such as the Homestead Site Builder from Homestead.com.

4) Installed ALL Windows Updates, critical and non-critical. Skipped the .NET Framework stuff, MovieMaker, Jornal viewer and Windows Messenger, but installed everything else.

7) Installed Norton AntiVirus.

8) Installed only essential and reasonable drivers: Video, sound, NIC first. I only installed the latest versions. Went to each website and download the newest of new.

9) I didn't load up a bunch of progs and apps, instead I first tested the system with a minimum load for a while to prove system stability. I find the best test is to load up a good FPS game, (UT 2003 which used DirectX 9), installed updates or patches for it and then see how long you can play without any problems.

PURPOSE:
In preparation for DooM iIi :mdskull: !!! Gaming, video editing and any frickin’ thing I want to do!

COMMENTS:
Any observations, positive or negative.
I love this board. If I can solve the last problem with the USB 2.0 and if I can OC a bit more... well what comes after love?

I think the main reason so many people are having problems with this board is just due to the highly technical nature of it. There is at least 101 ways to shoot yourself in the foot.

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1. No problems at first with 2.53Ghz CPU.
2. Had problems getting board to work after installing 3.2Ghz CPU. Cleared CMOS, updated BIOS, scaled back OC settings. Those problems gone.
2. Was able to OC 2.53Ghz CPU to 20% (3.02Ghz) without any problem! Was totally stable and I was totally amazed!!
3. Upgraded to 3.2Ghz expecting to OC to nearly 3.8Ghz, will only go 5% to 3.37 :sigh:
4. Everything works flawlessly except for my USB 2.0 problems. Plug in a USB 2.0 external Ximeta hard drive and I get “HI-SPEED USB Device Plugged into non-HI-SPEED USB Hub”. :knife:


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:smash:
:spam:

:merlin: :gun: :guns: :swords:
 

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After a problem with the power getting to the motherboard, my system seems to be working fine.

HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe
CPU: Pentium 4 3.2 GHz HT-enabled 800MHz FSB
Cooler: Stock Intel
Memory: amnt & part# 2x512 Kingston KVR400X64C3A/512 PC3200
Video: ATI Radeon 9800PRO
Case: Antec Sonata
Power supply: Antex 380W TruePower (included with Sonata case)
CD Writer: N/A
DVD Writer: Pioneer DVR-A06U
Floppy: included in Y-E Data 7-in-1 Floppy/Card Reader
HDD 1: WD 120GB 7200 RPM
HDD 2: WD 250GB 7200 RPM
Sound: SoundBlaster Audigy2 ZS
LAN: On-board
SCSI adapter: None
Video capture: None
Keyboard: Logitech Elite Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech MV310
Network:
Other:

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=Audigy, 3=empty, 4=empty, 5=empty.
Pri IDE: WD 120GB
Sec IDE: DVD
SATA1: n/c
SATA2: n/c
SATA RAID1: n/c
SATA RAID2: n/c
Pri RAID: n/c
Fans: 120mm fan built into Sonata case
Front panel USB and Firewire ports wired to motherboard

BIOS Setup:
10.11, No major customizations

SOFTWARE Setup:
Nothing unusual

PURPOSE:
Digital video editing, multimedia, some gaming

COMMENTS:


PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1. Had problem where the LEDs would blink when the case was turned on. Turned out to be a loose wire in the power supply. Replaced that, and eveything seems to be working fine.
 

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I reported above about my last MoBo the P4C800 Deluxe - now I have the E version of this board so here is my report on my P4C800-E Deluxe

HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: P4C800-E Deluxe Rev. 2
CPU: 2.4C @ 3.0
Cooler: Stock with AS3
Memory: 2x256 PC3200 Transcend TS32MLD64V4F
Monitor: Samsung 19" 955df
Video: ASUS 9280 AGP 8X
Case: Local full tower 5x5.25 4x3.5
Power supply: Starnet 450w
CD Writer: Liteon 523252 and 522452
DVD Writer: NIL
Floppy: Sony 1.44
HDD 1: IBM 120GXP 120gb
HDD 2: IBM 180GXP 80gb
Sound: Audigy 2
Speakers: Altec 621
LAN: Yes for Cable Internet conx
SCSI adapter: nil
Video capture: nil
Keyboard: Microsoft Multimedia Natural
Mouse: Logitech MX 500
Network: Intel Pro/100 for Internet sharing of Cable conx
Other:

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=empty, 4=Audigy2, 5=Intel Lan card.
Pri IDE: 120gb/80gb
Sec IDE: CDRW/CDRW
SATA1: n/c
SATA2: n/c
SATA RAID1: n/c
SATA RAID2: n/c
Pri RAID: n/c
Fans: case fans = Pabst 120mm, Pabst 93mm, 3x80 Panaflow

BIOS Setup:
Version. 1011

SOFTWARE Setup:
XP on 80gb and ME on 120GB

PURPOSE:
MP3 Divx Internet Demos

COMMENTS:
Only problem for the moment is that only my WinME setup does not recognise the CDRW or Floppy drives. But this is a OS not a Mother Board problem. No problems with these drives in DOS or XP.

P.S. Problem now solved :thmbup:
 

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HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: Asus P4C800-E Deluxe "Canterwood" (Socket 478) Motherboard
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz (800FSB) with HT Technology - Retail
Cooler: Stock Intel
Memory: Kingston HyperX 1GB (2x512MB) DDR PC3200 ( KHX3200K2/1G) CAS2.0 Dual Channel Kit
Video: Asus V9520VS GeForce FX 5200 VideoSuite 128MB
Case: Antec Sonata Piano Black Quiet Case (380w)
Power supply: 380w Antec True
CD Writer: AOpen COM4824 48x/24x/48x/16x CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive - Retail
DVD Writer:
Floppy: Teac 3.5" Floppy Disk Drive - OEM
HDD 1: Seagate Barracuda Serial ATA V 120GB - OEM (Connected to SATA-1)
HDD 2:
Sound: M-Audio Delta 1010 & breakout box
LAN:
SCSI adapter:
Video capture:
Keyboard: Genius basic
Mouse: Creative optical
Network:
Other:

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=empty, 4=empty, 5=M-Audio Delta 1010
Pri IDE: CD (set to master)
Sec IDE: n/c
SATA1: Seagate 120
SATA2: n/c
SATA RAID1: n/c
SATA RAID2: n/c
Pri RAID: n/c
Fans: PSU fan connected to "Fan Only" connector. CPU fan to m/board connector.

BIOS Setup:
Version 10.11 (not upgraded, board came with this version).
Disabled: On board sound, LAN, serial ports, parallel port.
RAM set to 2-2-2-6 @ 2.75v.
FSB set to 212.

SOFTWARE Setup:
Primary 20Gb FAT32 partition on only SATA drive for Win XP Home.

PURPOSE:
Digital Audio Workstation (running Cubase SX).

COMMENTS:
I'm extremely happy with the performance now I have a stable system, but was very concerned with the
memtest freezing/USB problems. Also seem to be getting differing numbers of beeps at POST - usually 1 or 2
"normal" pitch beeps. Prevously with the bad RAM, was getting alternate low/high beeps (matched number of USB devices).

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1. Originally had problems installing XP Home, had corrupted files being copied, and also random BSOD.
Diagnosed this as bad RAM, memtest reported thousands of errors with original TwinMOS double sided 512 sticks.
System completely unstable with dual TwinMOS DIMMS, but ran OK on the one 512 stick with least errors.
2. Replaced RAM with KHX3200K2/1G. Ran memtest, which froze randomly. Disabled Legacy USB support in BIOS,
and memtest ran fine.
3. Had one BSOD in XP (STOP 0x...D1 / IRQ_LESS_NOT_EQUAL) - under Sytem/Hardware Devices, the
PCI to USB Bridge was installed as "Standard". Downloaded latest Intel drivers, updated driver, and so far so good!
 

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HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: Asus P4C800-E Deluxe
CPU: P4 3.2GHz
Cooler: Zalman CNPS7000-Cu Heatsink & Fan
Memory: amnt & part# 1GB (512 x 2) Centon 1GBDUALPC3200
Video: ATI Radeon 9800 XT 256MB
Case: ThermalTake Xaser III V1420+U
Power supply: Thermaltake 420W (Included with case)
DVD-ROM: Mitsumi DM-2000TE-B 16x
DVD Writer: Pioneer DVR-106BK DVD R+/-RW
Floppy: 3.5"
HDD 1: Promise 2+0/Raid0 223GB
HDD 2: Western Digital WD800JB-00CRA1 80GB
Sound: SoundMax Integrated
LAN: Intel Pro/1000 Integrated
Keyboard/Mouse: Microsoft Wireless Desktop Elite


HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=empty, 5=empty,
4=AOpen FM56-SVV Modem
Pri IDE: DVD-ROM, DVD Burner
Sec IDE: WD 80GB ATA
SATA1: n/c
SATA2: n/c
SATA RAID1: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 120GB (ST3120026AS)
SATA RAID2: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 120GB (ST3120026AS)
Pri RAID: n/c
Fans: Case (2 front, 2 side, 2 rear, 1 top - all 80mm) CPU 92mm
Case fans on 4-channel speed control with CPU temp probe


BIOS Setup: Ver 1013 - no unusual settings

SOFTWARE Setup: MS Windows XP Pro SP1 - all drives formatted single NTFS partition - WD drive is used for backup only

PURPOSE: Gaming (duh!) and business

COMMENTS:
This case is awesome (but HEAVY!) and quiet, but documentation is lacking. After initial problems (see below) everything works great.

Newegg.com was the source for everything but the RAM, cpu cooler and floppy -- they are very easy to work with and have the best prices I've seen! This machine was approx $2500 to build - similar from Alienware would be over $5000!


PROBLEM SUMMARY: Detailed here.

-wysiwyg
 

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hi people.. finally i g0t my 5 IDE drives working :D

Hello all,
FInally I g0t my 5 IDE Drives working on my ASUS P4C800-E DELUXE WOrking :)

Bought my new system 2 days ag0

CPU - p4 2.6 Ghz HT
Mobo - P4C800-E DELUXE
RAM - 2 * 256 mb 400 MHz TRANSCEND
CABINET - Antec PLUSView1000 AMG

I am using my 5 IDE Drives as normal Drives.
IDE 1
Primary Master - 10 GB Seagate
Primary Slave - CD-Writer

IDE2
Secondary Master - 40 GB (Samsung)
Sec. Slave - NONE

IDE3 - Extra POrt
Master - 20 GB (Samsung)
Slave - IBM 76 GB DeskStar

I dont know, what settings made them enabled.
I just fiddled around with BIOS for 4+ hours.
and finally its working now.

ALl drives are visible under MY COMPUTER AND working perfect :)

Sandy...
 
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