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Hey Clintfan … thanks again for the help of a few days back with my DVD drives.

Have had a stable working system since day one … XP loaded fine … its been smooth.

But, I must say now you guys have me SCARED SH$TLESS … after reading all this I’m afraid to turn it on again! The P4C800 E Deluxe is a problem board??? Yikes!

Built my system a week ago … just getting it finished up now and have not had any issues.


HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: P4C800 E Deluxe
CPU: P4 3.2C 800 FSB Retail
Cooler: Stock w/ Shin-Etsu G675 thermal grease
Memory: 1GB (2x512) OCZ DDR400 PC-3500 433MHZ Copper - - - stock / auto at 2.5,4,4,8,8 / Sisoft score 4359 … should I try go to lower (2,2,2,6 or7)?
Video: ATI 9800XT
Case: Lian-Li PC-60 silver – (nice case) – replacing all fans with Thermaltake 80X25VFSCII fans and an Enermax UC-A5FATR2S 5” bay controller
Power supply: Enermax EG-465P-VE (FMA) 460 Watt
CD Writer: none
DVD Writer: PLEXTOR DVD+/-RW PX-708A/SW R
DVD Reader: Sony DDU1621/SV 16X IDE DVD
Floppy: basic PANASONIC
HDD 1: Maxtor ( 6Y080M0 ) 80GB SATA 7200 RPM DiamondMax PLUS 9
HDD 2: none
Sound: Sound Blaster Audigy 2
LAN: Linksys 10/100 LNE100TX ver5.1
SCSI adapter: none
Video capture: none
Keyboard: 1995 well worn Packard Bell off my first “new” system and my last off the shelf box. :D
Mouse: Logitech optical
Network: Linksys BEFSR41 router to DSL.
Other: Viewsonic PF790 19” flat-screen

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=empty, 4=sound, 5=LAN.
Pri IDE: Master Plextor DVD burner … secondary: none
Sec IDE: Master SONY DVD player … secondary: none
SATA1: Maxtor DiamondMax
SATA2: n/c
SATA RAID1: n/c
SATA RAID2: n/c
Pri RAID: n/c
Fans: 4

BIOS Setup:
Version. v.1009. Hyper Threading Enabled … Boot Device Priority is Floppy,HDD, Plextor.


SOFTWARE Setup: O/S: Windows XP Professional, Norton Sys Wks 2003 (Anti Vir & Ghost), also running some Blackviper instructions


PURPOSE:
Gaming and Graphics: WWII Combat Flight sims = built for IL2-FB and future upgrades + FS9 / Janes WWII Fighters / B17 FF 2 / CoD / MOHAA. Graphics: PhotoShop and Illustrator … High School GA, Studio Potter and Art instructor 32 years.

COMMENTS:
Love the Lian Li case … but that 9800XT and 3.2 run hot and stock fans just don’t cut it.

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1. None so far (fingers, toes and ears crossed)

QUESTIONS:
1). Should I upgrade BIOS to 1010 or 1011? Should I upgrade at all with the way the 1009’s are running?

2). How much of an impact do the all the 4,283 critical updates and SP1 do to the system. Also Clintfan … SP1a or SP1

3). CAS at auto and Sisoft score is 4359 at 400FSB… should I try to go lower than 2.5,4,4,8,8. My OCZ memory can run at 2,3,3,7 @ 433 … so I thought I could get the CAS lower than that since I’m running stock.

4). Heck, should I mess with a good thing????

Man, this thing is running sweet and FAST … without any tweaking memory is at 4359, 3D Mark 2001 = 18,934 and 2003 is 6489. I have always had ASUS boards and have felt they run near the fastest but always stable.

Thanks Clintfan for the great thread.
 

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Completing your system.

clayman said:
stock / auto at 2.5,4,4,8,8 / Sisoft score 4359 … should I try go to lower (2,2,2,6 or7)?

3). CAS at auto and Sisoft score is 4359 at 400FSB… should I try to go lower than 2.5,4,4,8,8. My OCZ memory can run at 2,3,3,7 @ 433 … so I thought I could get the CAS lower than that since I’m running stock.

Man, this thing is running sweet and FAST … without any tweaking memory is at 4359, 3D Mark 2001 = 18,934 and 2003 is 6489.
Hi Clayman... Nice to hear about someone else who got their board working. We started a thread for us P4C800 owners on overclocking. Their is a link to some free benchmarking software there. Check it out and then upload your PassMark Performance Test results and download others so we can all find the best config. Here is the link to that thread:
Successful Overclocking of the P4C800

Originally posted by clayman
BIOS Setup:
Version. v.1009. Hyper Threading Enabled …

1). Should I upgrade BIOS to 1010 or 1011? Should I upgrade at all with the way the 1009’s are running?
I recomend going to 1011. Here is a link that tells about the differences between 1009, 1010, 1011 and the mysterious 1013.
NEW P4C800 series BIOS releases!! Check it out for yourself and see if you want to upgrade.

Originally posted by clayman
SOFTWARE Setup: O/S: Windows XP Professional, Norton Sys Wks 2003 (Anti Vir & Ghost),

2). How much of an impact do the all the 4,283 critical updates and SP1 do to the system. Also SP1a or SP1.
BE CAREFUL WITH GHOST!!! It does NOT handle RAID drives well at all! ALWAYS run an integrity check on your Ghosted images. They will usually fail if a RAID is involved. Make sure you do Live Update to get the most recent version of SW.

The Microsoft Updates are MANDATORY. At least the Critical Updates certainly are. You will get hit with viruses and worms without them (such as Blaster and Welchia). There are also many which apply to system security and stability. Get in the habbit of keeping your system up to date with them ALWAYS. Set the Automatic Update Client to routinely check for updates, download them and install them. Don't put this off or someday you will be sorry.

Use SP1 over SP1a. SP1a is the same as SP1, except that the Microsoft Java VM was pulled due to the lawsuite with Sun. So SP1a has less functionality then SP1.
 

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Thanks DBVanDyke heading over there now and I really appreciate your advice below

I recomend going to 1011. Here is a link that tells about the differences between 1009, 1010, 1011 and the mysterious 1013.
NEW P4C800 series BIOS releases!! Check it out for yourself and see if you want to upgrade.
Exactly. A friend of mine had the 1011’s running for some time and just updated to the 1013’s. I had not seen anything in forums about their benefit … so I figured I’d go with the 1011’s.


BE CAREFUL WITH GHOST!!! It does NOT handle RAID drives well at all! ALWAYS run an integrity check on your Ghosted images. They will usually fail if a RAID is involved. Make sure you do Live Update to get the most recent version of SW.
Oh … I always am … 4 versions since 1999. I’m not running RAID. I bought the DVD burner to backup large files and intended to Ghost to it (I have done this only with HD’s and CD-RWs in the past). I usually Ghost “copy” a base system to a CDRW (OS, drivers, updates but not apps) then later Ghost copies of the whole drive to an HD periodically. After buying the 8X Plextor I found Symantec’s site not supporting it in the latest version of Ghost. So I burned a base “test” copy (4.3Gb). Went smooth as silk (this time) and the integrity is OK. When I’ve got everything set in place I’ll copy the whole drive (app. 40+Gb) to a removable HD and use the DVD to copy files direct at 4 or 8X. I prefer copy to image if possible.

The Microsoft Updates are MANDATORY. At least the Critical Updates certainly are. You will get hit with viruses and worms without them (such as Blaster and Welchia). There are also many which apply to system security and stability. Get in the habbit of keeping your system up to date with them ALWAYS. Set the Automatic Update Client to routinely check for updates, download them and install them. Don't put this off or someday you will be sorry.
Sorry … I should have made it clear that I already did all the criticals and some updates. I have just read for so long how they impact a systems performance. In all this time though I’ve never seen anyone say “how much” an impact … say in a bench score or such. Naw, running without updates, especially these days, is like getting drunk in Bangkok and not wearing a raincoat … if you get my drift.:winkgrin:

Use SP1 over SP1a. SP1a is the same as SP1, except that the Microsoft Java VM was pulled due to the lawsuite with Sun. So SP1a has less functionality then SP1.
Thanks … had loaded SP1 but have been confused on that one since there have been so many threads on it since the lawsuit.

Thanks again, clayman
 

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My P4C800-E Deluxe is DEAD!

It's true. My P4C800-E Deluxe is as of 11-22-03, now dead. :skull: R.I.P.

All I did was attach my CD-RW as slave to the Secondary IDE where my main CD-ROM drive was connected as master. I always, shutdown properly, turn off the power switch and even unplug the AC cord.

Tried to turn it on, fans all spin green LED on board comes on, but no beeps, no post and no monitor activation.

Unplugged everything, cleard CMOS (several times, as what else can I do), NOTHING!

I was having no problems what so ever. It was working flawlessly.

ASUS = A Soon Useless System

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It's been a week now and I've had no problems, other than a DVD-RW that didn't work, turned out to be a bad drive (DOH!!!)

Motherboard: Asus P4C800E-Deluxe
CPU: P4 2.8C Ghz
Cooler: Stock
Memory: 1 512MB Geil
Video: BFG GeForce4 Ti4200 128Mb
Case: Antec SX835II
Power Supply: Antec SmartPower 350 Watt
DVD/CD Writer: Sony DRU510A
Floppy: Don't know, a generic out of an old system
HDD1: Maxtor 30Gb
Sound: Onboard
Lan: Onboard
Keyboard: Gateway
Mouse: MS optical
Network: Linksys BEFSR41 with cable modem

Hardware Connections:
PCI: 1,2,4 - empty
PCI: 3 - 3Com Modem
PCI: 5 - ATI TV Wonder VE
Pri IDE: Maxtor 30Gb
Sec IDE: Hitachi DVD-Rom (master), Sony DRU510A (slave)

BIOS:
Default except for PCIPnP>Plug and Play [yes]

Software:
Windows XP Pro with SP1

Purpose:
Some gaming, some video, just an all purpose PC

Comments:
System works great. Had a problem getting the Sony DVD-RW to work, turned out to be a bad drive. Hoping to get a SATA Raid setup before too long. Might put my Sounblaster Live card in, onboard sound doesn't seem to sound as good. Would like to get another stick of memory to run dual channel also.

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Hello, no major issues with my setup, plugged eveything in and followed Clinfan's advice on driver load priority, working like a charm. I only slightly O/C to match the memory (FSB 434). Very satisfied with Asus....Thanks to all the Board members who share their knowledge, and made this a really smooth build !
Steve (twajetmech)

HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: Asus P4C800-E Deluxe Rev. 1.02 Bios 1016
CPU: Intel P4 2.6C @ 2.82 H/T enabled
Cooler: Zalman 7000Cu
Memory:1 Gig (2 X 512) Mushkin PC3500 level II @ 2-2-2-5, 2.75V
Video: Asus V9520 Magic 128 MB (FX 5200- temp. until HL2 is out)
Case: Lian-Li 6070A, replaced stock fans with Panaflo H1A's
Power supply: PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 510 Deluxe
CD Writer: Plextor 52X24X52A
DVD Writer: Plextor 708A
Floppy: Mitsumi
HDD 1: Maxtor 120GB SATA L01M120
HDD 2: Maxtor 120GB SATA L01M120
Sound: Creative Audigy2 Platinum
LAN: Mobo
SCSI adapter: n/c
Video capture: n/c
Keyboard: Microsoft Internet
Mouse: Microsoft Optical
Network: n/c
Other: Aopen FM56-PX Modem (so I can fax)

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=Modem, 3=Audigy2, 4=empty, 5=empty.
Pri IDE: DVD, CDRW
Sec IDE: n/c
SATA1: HD 1
SATA2: HD 2
SATA RAID1: n/c
SATA RAID2: n/c
Pri RAID: n/c
Fans: All 3 case fans replaced to Panaflo H1A's

BIOS Setup:
Bios Version 1016
No real special settings - just tweaked for FSB of 434, Legacy USB disabled, Spread Spectrum disabled

SOFTWARE Setup:
Both HD's partitioned NTFS @ 2 X 60GB ea.
XP-Pro Sp1 with all critical updates

PURPOSE:
School work, Half-Life 2, when it comes out

COMMENTS:
Asus could have done a better job with the QVL, and been more descriptive in the Mobo manual of what all the settings are and do. The Lian-Li 6070 is awesome, ran a little warm for my tastes so I repaced the stock fans with the Panaflo's. Couldn't be more satisfied with the performnce of the PC Power & Cooling 510 ! The Mushkin memory rules ! The computer is incredibly fast and quiet ! I plan on upgrading to an Nvidia 6800xxx when HL2 arrives.

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1. CMOS Battery was weak....replaced
2. Asus supplied SATA connectors loose, not making good connections, used Maxtor's instead
 

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Reposting my system info.

HARDWARE

Motherboard: ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe Ver. 2 BIOS 1014
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz Northwood 800MHz sys bus Retail
CPU Fan: CoolerMaster Aero 4
Memory: Kingston KVR400X64C3A/512, 2 ea.
Memory heat spreaders: Vantec DDR-A1C copper, 2 ea.
Hard Drives:
SATA: Western Digital WD1200JD, 2 ea. in RAID 1 array
EIDE: Western Digital WD800JB, 1 ea.
Hard Drive Cables: Stock ASUS
Hard Drive Coolers: CoolerMaster CoolDrive3, 3 ea.
Floppy Drive: Sony MPF 920
Floppy Drive Cable: Mad Dog Multimedia MD-10-FLP-SL
DVD/RW Drives: Nu Tech DDW-082, 2 ea.
DVD/RW Cable: Stock ASUS
Video: ATI Radeon 9600XT 128MB Retail
Sound: M-Audio Revolution 7.1
Speakers: Used Boston Acoustic 2.1
Wireless: Linksys WMP54G wireless PCI adapter used in conjunction with Linksys WCG200 Wireless Cable Gateway
Case: Lian Li PC-6077 aluminum mid-tower with extra DVD/CD ROM aluminum bezel
Power Supply: Enermax EG375P-VE SFMA ATX 12v (probably should be larger but no problems so far.)
Keyboard: Zippy WK 720 aluminum USB (Use PS2 keyboard during setup and to get into setup later!)
Mouse: Generic USB optical mouse
Digitizer Tablet: CalComp Drawing Board III 12x12"

OPERATING SYSTEM

Windows XP Pro SP1a OEM

MB SLOT USAGE

AGP= ATI Radeon 9600 XT
PCI 1= open
PCI 2= M-Audio Revolution 7.1
PCI 3= Linksys WMP54G wireless PCI adapter
PCI 4= open
PCI 5= open

BIOS SETUP - (Most settings are AUTO or default; changes noted below.)

MAIN SECTION

Primary IDE Master:
32 Bit Data Transfer= enabled
Third IDE Master:
32 Bit Data Transfer= enabled
Fourth IDE Master:
32 Bit Data Transfer= enabled
IDE Configuration:
Onboard IDE Operation Mode= enhanced
Enhanced Mode Support On= SATA (allows use of native OS (XP) on SATA and PATA ports)
Configure S-ATA as RAID= yes
Serial-ATA Boot ROM= enabled
IDE Detect Time Out= 5 sec.

ADVANCED SECTION

CPU Configuration:
CPUID Maximum Value Limit= disabled
Hyperthreading Technology= enabled
Chipset - Advanced Chipset Settings:
Graphics Aperture Size= 128MB
Spread Spectrum= disabled
ICH Delayed Transaction= enabled
Onboard Devices Configuration:
On Board AC '97 Audio= disabled
On Board Promise Controller= disabled
On Board IEEE 1394 Controller= enabled
On Board LAN= enabled
On Board Game/MIDI Port=disabled
PCI PnP Settings:
Plug and Play OS= NO
Palette Snooping= disabled
PCI IDE Busmaster= enabled
USB Configuration:
USB 2.0 Controller= enabled
USB 2.0 Controller Mode= Hispeed

BOOT SETTINGS CONFIGURATION

Boot Device Priority:
1st Boot Device= SM - NU DVDRW-DDW-082
2nd Boot Device= 1st Floppy Drive
3rd Boot Device= Intel RAID_VOLUME1
Hard Disk Drives:
1st Drive= Intel RAID_VOLUME1
2nd Drive= PM - WDC_WD800JB-00FMA0
Boot Settings Configuration:
Quickboot= disabled
Full Screen Logo= disabled

Notes:
Files from IAAR Support disk installed at F6 prompt.
Upon completion of OS installation, the next files installed were the Intel Chipset installation Utility, Ver. 5.1.1.1002 12/05/03, and the Intel Application Accelerator RAID Edition, Ver. 2.11.15.0 5/28/04.
The passage of time and the ingestion of industrial-strength pharmaceuticals are helping to dim the traumatic memories of the problems encountered along the way.

Kolo
 

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New build no problems

This is a recap of a recent build. As a newbie I sometimes will post to the wrong thread. Seems this is where this reply belongs.

Hats off ClintFan :angel:

HARDWARE:

Motherboard: ASUS P4C800-E Rev. 2 with version 1016 Bios
CPU: Intel P4 3.0e HT with latest Intel .inf files loaded in OS
Cooler: CoolerMaster Jet 4 (for case mod effect)
Memory: 2Gb total - 2 sticks of Mushkin CH-6 chip 184 Pin DDR PC-3200 "222 Special" (2.2.2.6 timing) with heat spreaders and 2 - 512 MB sticks of Winbond CH-5 chip PC3200 CAS 2.0 (2.2.3.6 timing) all Dual-Channel Optimized 400MHz with SPD support – equipped with heat spreaders
Video: ATI 9600XT-TVI
Case: Aspire Super X-alien fully modified
Power supply: Super Flower 550 W with smart fan (three stage selectable w/cool down mode)
CD Writer: ASUS 52x32x52
DVD Writer: ASUS 0840P
Floppy: Alps 3.5 direct drive
HDD 1: Maxtor Diamond 9 7200 rpm 200GB SATA w/8MB cache (OS drive)
HDD 2: Maxtor Diamond 9 7200 rpm 200GB SATA w/8MB cache (data drive)
HDD 3: Maxtor Diamond 9 7200 rpm 80GB ATA133 w/8MB cache (ghost backup drive)
Sound: onboard ADI AD1985 SoundMAX 6-channel CODEC
LAN: Intel CSA 82547EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller
SCSI adapter: none
Video capture: onboard the ATI 9600XT-TVI
Keyboard: Microsoft Wireless Desktop Pro 2.0
Mouse: Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Pro 2.0
Network: none (WiFi to come)
Monitor: Samsung 192MP TV/PC combo using DVI input
Other: ASUS S/PDIF optical/coax output module (attached to onboard SPDIF connection)
Scanner: HP 4760
Speakers: Creative Megaworks 250D - THX

HARDWARE Connections:

PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=empty, 4=empty, 5=empty.
Pri IDE: Maxtor Diamond 9 7200 rpm 80GB ATA133 w/8MB cache (ghost backup drive)
Sec IDE: CDRW & DVD-RW
SATA1: Maxtor Diamond 9 7200 rpm 200GB SATA w/8MB cache (OS drive)
SATA2: Maxtor Diamond 9 7200 rpm 200GB SATA w/8MB cache (data drive)SATA RAID1: n/c
SATA RAID2: n/c
Pri RAID: n/c
Fans: 6 - 80mm case fans, CPU fan (Jet 4), three fans on PSU (beautiful white noise)

BIOS Setup:

Version. 1016 flashed with AFUDOS utility, fast boot enabled, the board came with v1014 and ran well with no hiccups. I flashed the bios after running the machine for a week to eliminate the bios as a potential problem. I could have kept the old Bios version and not overclocked (have not OC’d yet).

Important custom settings. used PS2 keyboard and mouse to set-up bios and software. Right now in Bios I am using mostly auto settings for the main OC functions (memory and CPU) legacy USB is disabled, AGP aperture is set to 128mb, promise controller is disabled, ASUS probe enabled, Installed a MS wireles keyboard and mouse last thing but still run them on PS2.

SOFTWARE Setup: This occurred over the span of a week, done slowly and was logged at every step:
After installing the CPU & cooler , Memory graphics card and hard drives (no problem with multiple dives at this point) and setting the bios up I formatted the hard drives using the Maxtor Powermax program. Maxtor recommends this rather than formatting the drives through the OS. I left one large partition on each drive for the time being. I then performed a clean install of WinXP Pro, the drivers for the chipset, the drivers for the graphics card and updated the firmware for the CDRW and DVDRW then I tested the system. (note: I used the stock drivers provided by ASUS and ATI for the initial load of chipset and gart) After the system proved stable I loaded the applications software, MS office 2002 some utilities such as Paint shop Pro and the burning software. (Warm booting after each installation) finally I loaded the anti-virus program and firewall (Norton Pro 2004 and Zone Alarm Pro)

1. initial build
2. fire up and set bios
3. reset and format hard drives as recommended by the HD manufacturer (format program will reset from DOS)
4. install the OS with service packs
5. reset and install the latest stable chipset drivers and video drivers
6. reset and test system
7. reset and install applications (repeat as necessary)
8. reset and set preferences in OS (folders, video settings, etc.)
9. last thing after all is loaded and running good load anti-virus (reset and set preferences) and firewall
10. (guess what’s next)

There was a fine warm feeling coursing through my body…… and no wet spots on the pants.

Last, I used the protocol outlined by ClintFan and updated my Intel, .inf chipset drivers. I could have continued to use the old stock drivers but they were almost a year old and XP can use al the help it can get. Next week I will load the latest stable version of the Catalyst ATI drivers.

PURPOSE:
Home desktop, video editing, photo work, third TV and DVD player, VCR, some gaming

COMMENTS:
This forum and a lot of online research contributed greatly to the success of my new build, spend the money and get good parts but don’t go out on the bleeding edge and expect to not get bloodied. All USB and fire wire ports OK (four, two on board and two on case OK and a powered USB 2.0 4-port hub too!

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1. did not read Clintfan’s thread of Intel chipset inf files before I loaded the stock ones.
2. did not read ClintFan’s summary of information routing before I installed the SATA drives I would have Installed one on the promise controller and used it as my data and image drive for CD burning and video processing. (Might still do that)



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:cheers:

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After much pain!

I'm now running a RAID P4C800-E Deluxe. WOW what a performance boost! It takes less than half the time it use to take to run Norton Utilities functions and other windows apps.

Thanks again to ClintFan! RAID is not an easy thing!

This motherboard rocks!!
 

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Lookie what I just found on my home PC.... almost ALL our lost systems! I must've downloaded it to do a search at some point.

Not sure there's any way to break this up into separate posts, but I'll break it into 5 pieces to keep the forum happier. It's not pretty, and the stuff from July precedes it, but everything is here except what went up between June 19 and June 28, 2004 when the database crash occurred!!

It means we haven't lost this huge resource which everyone contributed to, after all!
This is soooooo cool!!!
:bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin: :bgrin:

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[Post 43]
Author : Vinyl Junkie
Date : 12-11-2003 08:11 PM

First time builder! I own alot of mac's (for music production) but wanted to build
my own game and music computer. This is FUN!

Motherboard: P4C800 Deluxe
CPU: P4 2.8 Ghz 800FSB
Cooler: Stock
Memory: 2x256 Kingston PC3200
Video: Sapphire ATI Radeon 9600 pro 128Mb
Case: A cheap but quite one
Power supply: 350 W
CD Writer: A Sony from an old machine
Floppy: Basic
HDD 1: Maxtor 80 Gb 8mb 7200 rpm
Sound: Digidesign MBox connected via USB
LAN: Built In

HARDWARE Connections:

PCI slots: All empty
Pri IDE: Maxtor HD (Master)
Sec IDE: CD (Master) CD R/W (Slave)
Fans:None

BIOS Setup: 1011, turned off unused ports and the Fasttrack controller.
Hyperthreading endabled. Overclocked to 10% in turbo mode.
AGP Aperture size: 32Mb and Spread Spectrum disabled

SOFTWARE Setup: Windows XP pro, Digidesign Protools, Cubase and URU :D

PURPOSE: Music production and Gaming!

COMMENTS:
This board seems really stable and I really love the speed of this machine!
I've had NO major problems at all!
A fun thing is that itunes (Yes, the Apple App) starts up faster on this machine than on any of mine, or my friends G4's :D

PROBLEMS SUMMARY:
I disabled the Fasttrack Controller in Bios because I got confused by the Post message (Found the workaround on this board, thx).


Excellent thread! Got alot of hints from this.

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[Post 44]
Author : nitecrawler2
Date : 12-24-2003 09:35 PM

I've built many AMD and P3 systems. This was my first P4. I've enjoyed the hell out of the experience.

HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: ASUS P4C800-E
CPU: 3.2 ghz
Cooler: Stock
Memory: amnt & part# Corsair TwinX1024-3200LLPro set to 2.5-3-2-6 by spd
Video: ASUS9800XT
Case: Lian-Li
Power supply: Antec 550 True
CD Writer: Lite-on 52X
DVD-ROM: Pioneer DVD-106
Floppy: generic
HDD 1: WD360GD 10,000rpm Raptor
HDD 2: WD360GD 10,000rpm Raptor
HDD 3: WD800JB SE
Sound: SBLive 5.1
LAN: Onboard Intel Lan
SCSI adapter: N/A
Video capture: ASUS 9800XT
Keyboard: Logitec
Mouse: Intellimouse Explorer 3.0
Network: Sidewinder Precision2 Joy
Other: Klipsch 4.1 THX

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=empty, 4=empty, 5=SBLive 5.1.
Pri IDE: Master-Pioneer DVD-ROM
Sec IDE: Master-Liteon 52x CD-RW
SATA1: WD360GB in raid 0
SATA2: WD360GB in raid 0
Using ICH5R raid-0
SATA RAID1: n/c
SATA RAID2: n/c
Promise Controller: WD800JB
Fans: 2 80mm exhaust 2 80mm intake

BIOS Setup: Version 1014
Promise controller set to IDE
1394 disabled
Soundmax disabled
Boot virus protection disabled
Promise Controller-IDE
USB 2.0-Hispeed
Logo-disabled

everything else by default



SOFTWARE Setup: WinXP Pro, normal Word and photo progs. Lots of FPS Games.

PURPOSE: Gaming, burning, Internet usage.

COMMENTS: Great board with no problems once I read ASUS FAQS
It would be nice if I could set performance mode to turbo
and still boot but oh well. It runs great. I came
from an ABIT KG7-R XP2100+

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1. Just that performance mode turbo results in no boot.
2. Update- I have just discovered that by spd my ram runs at 2.5- 3-2-6. If I set it manually where it is supposed to run 2-3-2-6 even with voltage at 2.75 it won't boot. I am going to RMA the Corsair and try mushkin 2-2-2.
3. Another update- My ram is fine. Turns out the ASUS order is reversed on the 2nd and 3rd setting. The order in the bios is 2-2-3-6. Runs fine there set manually instead of by spd which does set it at 2.5-3-2-6 or in ASUS order 2.5-2-3-6. Thanks GRAVIT

Be a while though. I leave for work on a boat for 60 days Sunday.

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[Post 45]
Author : Ctrl+Alt+Del
Date : 12-25-2003 05:28 PM

YaHooo ! It WORKS ! :D
All thanx to TSF (clintfan/Mental)


HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: ASUS P4C800-E DELUXE REV 2
CPU: Intel P4/2.4 GHz/800MHz FSB/512K L2 Cache/Hyper Threading (OC friendly)
Cooler: Zalman CNPS7000A-AICu
Memory: amnt & part#Transcend DDR PC-3200 512MB x 2 stix / TS64MLD64V4F3 (ASUS Blessed)
Video: ASUS V9520TD GeForce FX5200 128MB DDR
Case: Thermaltake Xaser III / 1000 series
Power supply: Silent Purepower W0008 / 420W
CD Writer: Sony DRU-510A
DVD Writer: Sony DRU-510A
Floppy: Samsung SFD321B/LBL1
HDD 1: WD360GD / SATA 10K RPM / x 2 in RAID 0 array
HDD 2: Maxtor Diamond Max Plus 200Gb ATA133 on Promise port / Data storage, etc
Sound: On board
LAN: On board
SCSI adapter: N/A
Video capture: N/A
Keyboard: MS Multimedia 1.0A
Mouse: MS IntelliMouse Optical
Network: DSL (PPPoE) Netgear Wireless 11b Router (using wired connection for this machine)
Other: Speakers: Altec Lansing 251 / 6-CHL [5.1] * This setup is NOT for the TIMID !
Monitor: NEC MultiSync FE991sb / 19 inch / Black / Girlz go WILD

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=empty, 4=empty, 5=empty.
Pri IDE: Sony CD/DVD burner as Master/ Sony CD/DVD ROM as Slave
Sec IDE: n/c
SATA1:WD Raptor 36.7 GB
SATA2:WD Raptor 36.7 GB
SATA RAID1: n/c
SATA RAID2: n/c
Pri RAID: n/c
Fans: Seven (7) A1420 80x80x25mm @ 21db / 2 Front / 2 Rear / 2 Side/ 1 Top/

BIOS Setup:
Version. Important custom settings.
Ver 1011 / Legacy USB = OFF / Boot = CD + Floppy + RAID volume / all else default (for now)

SOFTWARE Setup:
HDD formatting & partitioning. O/S and any special setup of it/ tweaks.
MS XP Home SP1a OEM / 20Gb on RAID 0 for OS & Apps / 4 Gb on Promise HD for swap file / 1 Gb on Promise HD for IE Cache / Changed My Documents target to Promise HD / Win Media & Outlook temps/storage to Promise HD

PURPOSE: Video editing / Music editing / Games / SuperSonic WEB surfing / Gave my old Dell to the wife


COMMENTS:
Any observations, positive or negative:
nOOb. First PC build. Got hung up on a couple things. TSF helped (Thank you all) Now I want to build a laptop/notebook (?!?) Sorta wish I went with a different case & CAS 2 memory.


PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1.Drove my wife nutz building this thing (do you love THAT thing, or ME ?!?)
2. Built her an account. Now I can't kick her off of it !
3.Overall, the experiance was a hoot. Again, thanks for TSF help. Great deals & service from newegg.com

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[Post 46]
Author : Engr
Date : 12-31-2003 04:04 AM

Here is my new system. I have a successful assembled P4C800 Deluxe... Here are my specs...

HARDWARE Setup:

Motherboard: Asus P4C800 Deluxe.
CPU: P4 3.0 GHz 800FSB retail.
Cooler: Stock Intel heatsink/fan
Sensor: Using the default sensor on the mobo.
Memory: Kingston 512mb (not yet dual-channel) DDR400 PC3200
Video: Sapphire 9800 Pro 128MB
Case: Exodus (Soon Thermaltake Xaser III black)
Power supply: HEC 525watts double-fan
CD Writer: Asus 52x/24x/52x
CD-ROM: Asus 52x
DVD Writer: n/a
Floppy: Panasonic
HDD 1: Seagate Barracuda, 40GB
HDD 2: n/a
Sound: Onboard.
LAN: Onboard, speed is set to Auto.
SCSI adapter: n/a.
Video capture: n/a.
Keyboard: Logitech
Mouse: Genious PS/2 (two button w/scroll wheel).
Network:
Monitor: 15" AOC
Speakers: Logitech 2ch. (Soon Altec Lansing 4.1 or 5.1)


HARDWARE Connections:

PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=empty, 4=empty, 5=empty.
Pri IDE: master=Seagate
Sec IDE: master=Asus CDRW
SATA1: n/a
SATA2: n/a
SATA_RAID1: n/a
SATA_RAID2: n/a
Pri RAID: n/a


BIOS Setup:

Original BIOS 1011. Hyper Threading enabled, ACPI 2.0 Support, ACPI APIC Support, and BIOS->AML ACPI Table. RAID is disabled, USB to HiSpeed. In Boot- Disk Seagate is first, Legacy Floppy second, Asus CDRW third. AGP Aperture size is 128MB. Almost all other settings are defaulted.

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

PURPOSE:
Programming and Games

COMMENTS:
This new system rock stable and superb fast. :D

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
There is only issue I've encounter, the Asus PC Probe is not 100% working and everything is 100% working. :winking:

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[Post 47]
Author : stim141
Date : 12-31-2003 11:04 AM

After two RMA'd boards from Newegg its been pretty flawless for about two months:

ASUS P4C800-E (BIOS v 11)
CPU: P4 2.6C 800FSB Retail, stock cooler
OP: Windows XP Pro - Corporate Ed.
Corsair 3200C2 - Platinum TWIN Pack 512MB
PS: Enermax 465FMA
Case: Coolermaster ATC110SX2
Keyboard/Mouse: Cheiftec Wireless
HD: Maxtor 120GB SATA on ICHR SATA1
Video: Sapphire 9200 128MB Deluxe, using VGA out
Display: Nec LCD1712 - amazing - no dead pixels
DVD: LiteON: JLMS XJ-HD166S 16x/48x (black) (secondard) Master
CD/RW: LITE-ON LTR-52327S 52x/32x/52x (black) (primary) (Master)
Floppy: Alps standard (black)
Other: Belkin 800vA UPS
Sound: Onboard

Eventually going to try a single drive RAID0 to see if performance gets a boost - otherwise will purchase second drive.

Had a problem with setting TURBO mode on with Overclocking Standard - caused BIOS Checksum error and erased my BIOS - will happen everytime and have to restore - if Overclocking boosted by any value won't happen - very strange.

No BLOD's or freezes since received replacement board - very satisfied. After bad boards was considering replacing with GIGABYTE.

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[Post 48]
Author : OldTwit
Date : 12-31-2003 11:58 AM
Title : Corsair ECC memory

OldTwit is new top this forum and is about to venture upon his first build using the Asus P4C800E Deluxe (having read the comments do date I shudder).

My concern (in ignorance) relates to memory. The Asus User Guide states that only unbuffered memory should be used and I am unsure whether Registered ECC memory meets this requirement (i.e. is it unbuffered?).

I have no current intention to Overclock (it seems the Mobo could do this automatically) and set my sight on Corsair TwinX 1G (2x512) PC3200 RECC C2. Should I consider PC3500.

I would appreciate some advice so that I may be able eventually to report a successful build.

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[Post 49]
Author : clintfan
Date : 01-05-2004 01:38 PM

Hi Oldtwit... I cannot do troubleshooting in this article, but to save you some time, "registered" is another name for "buffered", so the answer is No, "registered ECC memory" would not work in any P4x800 series mobo as far as I know... it has to be UNbuffered. If you need further help, please start your own new thread and we will try to assist you.
-clintfan

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[Post 50]
Author : twajetmech
Date : 01-09-2004 03:24 AM
Title : It's alive ! ! !

Just finished my set up...we're getting to know one another...off to a nice start...lol

HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: Asus P4C800-E deluxe Rev 1.02 Bios 1011
CPU: Intel P4 2.6 800fsb w/ HT
Cooler: Stock Intel w/ artic silver thermal compund
Memory: 1GB (2X512) & Mushkin Level 2 PC3500
Video: Asus V9020 FX 5200 128GB (until HL2 comes out)
Case: Lian Li 6070A
Power supply: PC power & coolong 510 deluxe
CD Writer: Plextor 52x24x52
DVD Writer:
Floppy: Mitsumi 3.5
HDD 1: Maxtor 6Y120MO
HDD 2:
Sound: Audigy2 Platinum
LAN: Onboard
SCSI adapter:
Video capture:
Keyboard: Microsoft Internet
Mouse: Microsoft Intellimouse
Network:
Other:

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=Audigy2, 4=empty, 5=empty.
Pri IDE: Plextor CDRW
Sec IDE: n/c
SATA1: Maxtor 6Y120MO
SATA2: n/c
SATA RAID1: n/c
SATA RAID2: n/c
Pri RAID: n/c
Fans: Stock case and P/S

BIOS Setup:
Version 1011.
Mem set to Manual 2-3-2-5, @ 2.75V
Spread spectrum off
Legacy USB disabled
Q-fan Off
H/T Enabled
Onboard sound Disabled
Performance Mode set to Turbo
Performance Accl mode Enabled
SOFTWARE Setup:
2 partitions, 0 30GB for OS and software, 1 90Gb for Storage etc
Microsoft XP Pro Sp1

PURPOSE:
Work, Flight Sims, Half-Life2

COMMENTS:
Any observations, positive or negative.
Had no major issues putting everything together and booting up. Board is rock solid an a nice improvement from my P2B-F. I guess my only wish is that the explanations for all the settings in the manual could be much more detailed and a better QVL for memory
also I had to use the SATA cables that the Maxtor drive came with, the Asus ones are a bit too loose for my taste
PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1.
2.

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[Post 51]
Author : bruno851
Date : 01-13-2004 11:52 PM

HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: P4C800-E Deluxe
CPU: P4 2.8C
Cooler: Deep Impact DP-102 (dual fans – suck,blow)
Memory: amnt & part# 2gig Corsair TWINX 1024 - CMX512-PC3200 C2
Video: ASUS V9950 – Nvidia FX5900 Chip set
Case: SOHO
Power supply: Enermax 550w
CD Writer: Plextor 40/12/40
DVD Writer: N/A
Floppy: Mitsumi
HDD 1: Seagate 80 SATA
HDD 2: Seagate 80 SATA
HDD 3: Maxtor 60 ATA
HDD 4: Maxtor 40 ATA
Sound: Sound Blaster Gamer
LAN: On Board Intel
SCSI adapter:
Video capture:
Keyboard: Old Gateway
Mouse: Microsoft Optical
Network:
Other:

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=audio, 3=modem, 4=empty, 5=empty.
Pri IDE: Plextor
Sec IDE: Maxtor 60 – master/Maxtor 40 - Slave
SATA1: n/c
SATA2: n/c
SATA RAID1: Seagate 80
SATA RAID2: Seagate 80
Pri RAID: n/c
Fans: Four on the case – 2 exhaust, 1 general intake, 1 intake blowing across the Seagates. Two on the CPU cooler – Suck/Blow http://www.aerocool.us/cooler/DP102.htm, a small one mounted on the case with double side tape in front of the DIMMs

BIOS Setup:
Version. 1014
Followed the thread from Mental_Myopia & DBVan**** – great for getting it up and running - http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=9694

SOFTWARE Setup:W2K pro sp 4

HDD formatting & partitioning.
Seagates are RAID 0 & Maxtors are JBOD
PURPOSE:
Games, Internet, Flight Sim – just like to have fast PC

COMMENTS:
This was an upgrade from a 1.8 (423pin) on an Intel 850 GB board. The only new stuff in this machine is the Mobo, CPU, DDR, Power Supply, and the ASUS V9950. Everything else I used from the old setup

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1. Had a really hard time getting W2K Pro to install – constant blue screens. Turn out to be a couple of things – BIOS was one, the other was STUPID!!!! Didn’t have the CD drive set right – took four days to figure that one out – doh. Chalk that up as a learning experience.

2. The Deep Impact by Aerocool is a PITA to install. You have to pull the Mobo and have some longer screws on hand. But it does a nice job of cooling and looks pretty good – it is monster though – the fit has no room to spare.

Been up for a few days now and very satisfied with it. I would not even try to contact ASUS for tech support. I found everything I need on this site – without even having to post once!

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[Post 52]
Author : Greenstead
Date : 01-14-2004 05:37 AM

HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: Asus P4C800 deluxe
CPU: Intel P4 2.8 800fsb w/ HT
Cooler: Stock Intel
Memory: Corsair Twinx 1GB 3200 DDR (2X512) matched pair
Video: ATI Radeon 9700 Pro AIW 128GB (Sapphire)
Monitor : Samsung 171MP 17" LCD multimedia
Case: Coolermaster ATSC Black-Widow with side window and blue light.
Power supply: Enermax 465W FMA II
DVD-R/CD Writer: Samsung SD-616QB
DVD Writer: NEC ND1300A with INCD
Floppy: Sony
HDD 1: WD360GD / 36GB SATA 10K RPM Rapter
HDD 2: WD360GD / 36GB SATA 10K RPM Rapter
HDD 3: WD1200JD 120G GB SATA 7.2K RPM in RAID 0
HDD 4: WD1200JD 120G GB SATA 7.2K RPM in RAID 0
Sound: Onboard
LAN: Onboard
Dialup Modem: Creative modem blaster
Video capture: Hauppauge PVR 350 and AIW
Soundproofing
Keyboard: Gyration Wireless
Mouse: Gyration Wireless
Other:
Network: Broad band internet and wired+wireless G network
UPS : Belkin UPS 800 VA
USB 4 port hub: Linksys
USB Redrat 3 I/R to change channels on NTL cable STB

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=PVR350, 3=empty, 4=Modem, 5=empty
SATA1: WD 36 GB raptor (system disc)
SATA2: WD 36 GB raptor (Spare - ghost of system)
SATA RAID1: WD 120 GB raid 0 (data)
SATA RAID2: WD 120 GB raid 0 (data)

BIOS Setup: Version 1014.
Q-fan on
H/T Enabled
Performance Mode set to standard
Performance Accl mode disabled
Aperture : 64 <- what shoud this be set to ?
POST speech: enabled

SOFTWARE: XP Pro + all SP1 & SP2 updates. Norton AV.

PURPOSE:
Data store for home network.
PVR capture from cable TV using Digiguide EPG.
Media source (TV movies) to feed network.
Home movie editing.
Internet access and on-line games

COMMENTS:
- Easy to build (I had someone else build it)
- Flies like a bird.
- Masses of cables coming out the back.
- Runs cool ~30 C idle, 50 C full load.
- Looks v cool and sexy.

Problems:
- Would like to understand all the BIOS settings.
- No POST speech messages.
- Jumping 'wake on KB' causes power shutdown.
- My wife says I spend more time with it than her.
 

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[Post 53]
Author : bruno851
Date : 01-14-2004 03:08 PM

Greenstead said:
HARDWARE SETUP:

Problems:

- My wife says I spend more time with it than her.
I get ALL the time! I can sympathize with you.

As far as learning all of the BIOS settings Mental_Myopia and DBVan**** seem to have a pretty good hold that, search all of thier posts - I found a lot of useful stuff.

As far as the wife thing - wait until they sleeping like mine is right now ;), oh - flowers and back rubs seem to help that also. This I DO have experience with.

Good Luck.

Bruno

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[Post 54]
Author : DBVan****
Date : 01-14-2004 07:56 PM

I will be posting my COMPLETE BIOS setings soon which allowed me to OC to 3.7GHz on my P4C800-E Deluxe without problems and without fancy cooling. Just a Zalman on the CPU and lots o' fans.

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[Post 55]
Author : Haybarn
Date : 01-15-2004 06:11 PM

Clintfan,

With your previous help, my system is working fine.

HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: P4C800-E Deluxe
CPU: P4 2.60 800fsb
Cooler: Zalman CNPS 7000-CuAl
Memory: 2 x 512 Geil Golden Dragon PC3500 dual channel
Video: NVidia FX 5600 with 256mb AGP
Case: Antec Sonata
Power supply: Antec TruePower 380 (standard with case)
CD Writer: use DVD below.
DVD Writer: HP DVD-Writer 200i
Floppy: Sony 1.4
HDD 1: WD360 SATA Raptor 36gb in RAID 1 off ICH5R
HDD 2: WD360 SATA Raptor 36gb in RAID 1 off ICH5R
HDD 3: Seagate Barracuda 169gb SATA in RAID 1 off Promise.
HDD 4: Seagate Barracuda 169gb SATA in RAID 1 off Promise.
HDD 5: Buslink 100gb (WD) external on USB2 port
Sound: Onboard with 2.1 Altec-Lansing AT3 speakers
LAN: Onboard Intel Gigabyte Ethernet
SCSI adapter: Adaptec 19160 Ultra
Video capture: use Sony TVS-22 Mini-DV with s-video in USB2/Firewire out.
Keyboard: Microsoft Internet
Mouse: Logitch Cordless Optical
Network: Netgear 614 802.11G wireless router, with both ethernet 10/100 and wireless networking to IBM X22 ThinkPad and Mac G4.
Monitor: Planar M201 20" lcd on Ergotron Arm (as my eyesight goes, I move it closer!)
Other: Exabyte VXA-1 33-66gb tape drive (SCSI) internal

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=SCSI, 4=empty, 5=empty.
Pri IDE: Maxtor ATA 60gb 7000rpm, Maxtor ATA 60gb 7000rpm
Sec IDE: DVD-writer
SATA1: HDD1
SATA2: HDD2
SATA RAID1: HDD3
SATA RAID2: HDD4
Pri RAID: n/c
Fans: 2 x 120mm Antec (rear intake controlled by PS, front intake by Nexus Multifan Controller in 3.5" bay.

BIOS Setup:
Version. 1014
Important custom settings: no o/c tinkering but easily runs at AI 20% boost.

SOFTWARE Setup:
WinXP Pro SP1 O/S and all apps on RAID 1 Raptors (one OS partition). HDD3 and 4 partitioned for business data, personal data, software updates and photos. No FAT32 partitions. I use Drive Image 7 to backup partition by partition images to Buslink.

PURPOSE:
Business use. Office 2003, Visio 2003, Acrobat 6 Pro are main apps. Accounting is handled on a PowerMac G4

COMMENTS:
This case is very quiet and runs cool. 380ps has not been a problem, despite fairly heavy drive loads. One quirk is the low 4-drive cage that makes cabling difficult in a mixed SATA/PATA setup.

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1. All attempts to run HDD3 and/or 4 off the Promise RAID in IDE mode failed. I think it works in non-raid only with SATA drives. Confirmed this when drivers installed fine with Seagates connected.
2. Took a lot of trial and error (I had not discovered this forum yet!) to install the hardware and WinXP correctly (using F6, the right sequence of Intel utilities, etc.)

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[Post 56]
Author : King_Huzi
Date : 01-15-2004 06:22 PM

My P4C800 Deluxe is running flawlessly .. Fast bootup .. super fast speed .. on my 2.6C proc (except a minor audio poblem) .. I have no complains whatsoever from my pc .. but have a worry .. My idle temps are 31C/30C (Proc/mobo but under strewss like gaming it goes to 47C/38C ... Is this normal . At the present I have 3*80 mm fans installed (Back , side and front ) and the intel genuine heatsink/fan . What can I do to make my pc cooler .

Also I am using a unbranded 300W power supply .. is this enuff .. My present setup is 1 HD , 1 DVD , 1 CDRW , 512 DDR400 , 2*NIC , Tuner , GeForce 4 mx440 and my fans (also a harddrive cooler with little fans) . My pc is rock solid .. never has crashed .. no anomalies , nothing ... Is this proof that 300W is enuff .. I am thinkin of adding a 120mm NMB brushless and 80 mm sunon for roof ... Is there any way i can calculate the present power usage of my pc (average ofcourse )

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[Post 57]
Author : Rpbertxyz
Date : 01-15-2004 06:35 PM

You are all right with your present temperatures. You shouldn't have to worry until you reach around 60c.

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[Post 58]
Author : bruno851
Date : 01-18-2004 05:55 PM

King_Huzi said:
What can I do to make my pc cooler .

Also I am using a unbranded 300W power supply .. is this enuff ..
I used the Deep Impact (DP-102) by Aerocool - I got it at Zipzoomfly.com. It is tricky to install and not much room to spare. You will need longer screws - if you are interested I can send a more detailed e-mail about it. With the two fans on it setup as a suck-blow - it drops 10C off the idle temp - it is about 19C idle, I haven't really ramped it up yet so I don't know what it will do under a heavy load

As far the P.S. all of the stuff I read on this board I went ahead and got a 550W Enermax - just to C.M.A. My old P.S. was an Enermax 330 or 350 - can't remember.

Hope this helps.

Bruno

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[Post 59]
Author : barretme
Date : 01-22-2004 12:31 PM

WORKS LIKE A DREAM!!!

HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: Asus P4C800 Deluxe
CPU: P4 2.60GHz 800MHz FSB
Cooler: Um...a couple small LED fans
Memory: Kingston 2x512MB PC3200 DDR RAM
Video: Radeon 9800XT 256MB
Case: Linkworld something
Power supply: 400 Watt something or other
CD Writer: Sony 52x CD-RW
DVD Writer: Sony 8x DVD +/-RW +/-R
Floppy: Standard Floppy
HDD 1: Western Digital 40 gig 7200 RPM
HDD 2:
Sound: Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum
LAN: Integrated Gigbit LAN
SCSI adapter:
Video capture: Firewire built in to front piece of sound card
Keyboard: Standard 104 key ergo board
Mouse: Logitech optical mouse
Network:
Other:

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=Sound card, 2=empty, 3=empty, 4=empty, 5=empty.
Pri IDE: Hard Drive
Sec IDE: DVD Writer (Master), CD Writer (Slave)
SATA1: n/c
SATA2: n/c
SATA RAID1: n/c
SATA RAID2: n/c
Pri RAID: n/c
Fans: Couple of them

BIOS Setup:
1011. HT enabled.

SOFTWARE Setup:
Windows XP wouldn't load by itself, so I had to load an old version of Windows 98, then upgrade to XP and convert the FAT32 to NTFS.

PURPOSE:
Video editing and gaming and word processing and internet stuff.

COMMENTS:
Just was a little frustrating when my XP disk wouldn't read, but I took care of it by putting 98 in and it read that, then upgraded. Took an extra 30 minutes of time, so it was no biggie.

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1.
2.

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[Post 60]
Author : Sir Random
Date : 01-26-2004 03:21 AM

Working perfect since first power up (5 days old).

HARDWARE SETUP:

Motherboard: P4C800-E Deluxe rev 2.00
CPU: P4 2.4 Ghz 533FSB @ 3Ghz
Cooler: Zalman6500
Memory: 2x256 Mushkin Black Level2 PC3500 (Winbond BH5)
Video: Creative GeForce4 Ti4200 @ 300/600 + Zalman HP
Case: Unknown Midi Tower - good quality
Power supply: Antec TrueControl 550w
CD Writer: Plextor
DVD: Plextor
Floppy: Generic (bought in 1996)
HDD 1: Maxtor Diamond 9 80Gb/8mb 7200 rpm
Sound: Creative Audigy 2
LAN: Onboard


HARDWARE Connections:

PCI slots: Audigy 2 | ISDN modem
Pri IDE: HDD
Sec IDE: DVD (Master) CD R/W (Slave)
Fans: 2xCoolerMaster 80mm, 1x92mm (Dell PIII)
BIOS Setup: 1011, turned off unused ports. P-ATA only.
Hyperthreading disabled. Overclocked to 166fsb in Turbo mode.
AGP Aperture size: 64Mb. Spread Spectrum disabled

SOFTWARE Setup: Windows 98/2k/Unix

PURPOSE: Work and Gaming!

COMMENTS:
Excellent board so far :) No blue screens or crashes.

PROBLEMS SUMMARY:
One of the screws on the Heatsink retention base was inserted at an angle, which prevented the heatsink from sitting flat on the cpu. Luckily, I noticed this while dry-fitting the heatsink and it was a simple job to remove and correctly insert the screw (threads had not been damaged)

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[Post 61]
Author : stranglersfan
Date : 01-26-2004 04:28 AM

Ha! If only?

see here......."P4C 800e del. install xp onto intel raid help"

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[Post 62]
Author : ledzappa
Date : 01-29-2004 02:31 PM

My System

Motherboard: Asus P4C800-E Deluxe, PCB rev 2.0
CPU: P4 3.0 GHz 800FSB retail.
Cooler: NA
Memory: 1GB: 2x Kingston #KVR400X72C3A/512 PC3200 512MB DIMM W/O ECC.
Video: Chaintech FX5200 128MB AGP 8X retail.
Case: Kingwin KT-424-BK-WM; Black, using 3fans.
Power supply: ENERMAX Noisetaker Series EG425P-VE-SFMA. 420W
DVD/CD Player: Generic (Installed on Secondary IDE – Black Connector
DVD/CD Writer: NA
Floppy: basic Samsung.
HDD 1: (Data Drive) Western Digital 40gig ATA-133. (Installed on Primary IDE – Blue Connector)
HDD 2: (System Drive) Seagate 80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive (Installed on SATA1 (Non-Raid))
Sound: Soundblaster Extigy USB.
LAN: using the onboard, speed is set to Auto.
SCSI adapter: NA
Video capture: NA
Keyboard/Mouse: Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Pro

This is my first post. Hope all goes well. I brought this system up yesterday.

It came up fine after I figured out how to chose hard disk settings in BIOS so that I could choose my SATA Drive as a boot device.

I've only got 2 proplems.
1. The BIOS Keeps resetting so that it returns my PRI IDE to the First Drive and therefore the Boot Drive.

2. Windows XP does not always recognize my PRI IDE upon bootup. I found that scanning for hardware changes can made it show up the one time I tried it.

All in all very happy with eveything about my new system. like to work out these bugs before I move on to any mods like OC'ing.

All parts to this system are new except the Floopy drive & the DVD Player. New ones with Black bezels are on the way along with a PLEXTOR PX-708A/SW-BL R DVD Burner.

Thanks to CLINTFAN on all your posts in this forum including starting this thread. Did quite a bit a research after finding this forum.

I am so greatfull I found the "need to apply the Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility as the first post-install "driver""

Thank guys :winkgrin:
 

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[Post 63]
Author : Javora
Date : 02-04-2004 04:07 PM

Just a bump for the new people on this forum. Since this is still a popular motherboard someone may want to consider sticking this thread to the top. Thank you for your time.

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[Post 64]
Author : stim141
Date : 02-04-2004 09:20 PM
Title : Many problems - hopefully its all fixed!

ASUS P4C800-E DLX Rev 2.0
Bios 1014
P4 2.6C (800)
Corsair XMS Twin 3200C2PT's 512MB
Enermax 465 FCA PS
(Currently really old Maxtor 5400 rpm 13GB drive) on primary IDE which will be replaced by a SATA Maxtor 120GB
Temporary GEFORCE 5200 (128MB)
Windows XP SP1 - all critical updates
On board sound/drivers
2ndary USB header installed

Bios setup: PNP set to NO, Memory setting 2-3-3-6, Legacy USB off, Promise controller deactivated, IEEE deactivated

After a bit of trouble and RMA'd board/ Power supply and initially memory I think this setup is finally working properly. When I first unpacked and installed my setup back in September I though it was going to be an easy install. WRONG! First my Corsair memory was bad (1 stick as reported by Memtest86) using stock timings. RMA'd the set and reinstalled - everything fine. Next, had several problems relating to BSOD's when returning from standby mode. Thought it was the board, and Asus thought it was the board so it was RMA'd. Reinstalled and it would randomly reboot and still give BSOD's with standby as well as other applications. Got really frustrated so I starting pulling everything and systematically testing every component. Eventually figured that it wasn't the video card - borrowed a new card and still go BSOD's and restarts. Replaced power supply and reboots stopped but still go BSOD's Pulled all drives until only the hard drive remained, a Maxtor SATA 120GB. Pulled it and installed a working, but incredibly old 5400 rpm standby drive with 13GB. System became totally solid, no more BSOD's after about two weeks and every is working. Expect new drive in a few days and I'm hoping that there isn't a problem with Maxtor drives in general on the SATA1 (ICHR) port that when returning from an S3 mode the drive spins up quick enough to read the pagefile. Another thing that leads me to believe the drive was bad or going bad was that I could hear something that sounded like a charging capacitor during spinup which I don't hear when the drive was pulled.

As it stands the system is rock solid and I'm hoping that the replacement Maxtor will sort out the problems with BSOD's with a drive on the SATA1 port. If the BSOD's come back with the drive installed then there is a problem with either Maxtors drives or with the way SATA1 works on this motherboard and not anything related to my hardware/setup.

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[Post 65]
Author : R0cKF0rD
Date : 02-05-2004 09:04 AM

Bah... this sux.

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[Post 66]
Author : CCIE8122
Date : 02-07-2004 09:30 PM

Mobo : ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe
CPU: 3.4GHz Northwood Retail
Cooler: Zalman CNPS7000-Cu copper with Arctic Silver 5, using speed sensor
Mem: 512M HyperX (KHX3500K2/512)
Vid: ATI Radeon 9800 PRO 128M w/ Catalyst 4.1
Case: Antec Sonata
PSU: Antec True 380W
CDRW: HP 9600si 12x
DVD: Sony DDU1612 40x16x (OEM-Black)
Floppy: Sony (Black)
SATA1: Maxtor DiamondMax 6Y080M0
SATA2: Maxtor DiamondMax 6Y080M0
PRI_IDE: WD Caviar 40G w/ 2M buffer WD400BB
Sound: Creative Audigy2
Speakers: Logitech z640 5.1
LAN: onboard, autoneg speed/duplex
SCSI: Adaptec 2930U (for CDRW/Scanner)
KB: Keytronic cheapo
Mouse: Logitech MX700
Monitor: 2 x Sun Microsystems 20" (Sony GDM200PS OEM) for extended desktop
Network: Cisco Catalyst 2924XL managed 10/100 switch; Cisco PIX 501 HW Firewall; Cisco 2611 w/ WIC-1B-U for ISDN line (cant get bb :( )
Other: HP LaserJet 4000, HP ScanJet 6100C

Hardware Conns:
PCI: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=Audigy2, 4=empty, 5=SCSI
SATA1/2: RAID 0 w/partitions for System, Data, Swap
PRI_IDE: WD as nonbootable backup drive
SEC_IDE: Sony DVD
Fans: extra Antec 120mm in front, stock Antec 120mm in back.

BIOS:
1014
HT enabled, USB Hispeed, boot_order: RAID volume only, power mgt off, SATA RAID Bootrom enabled, Perf mode std, audio, promise, COM2 disabled, LTP1 Bi-dir; speech POST disabled; APM disabled; all others default

Software:
WXP Pro SP1a, NTFS (except WD backup is FAT32); 10G System; 40G Apps; 100G Data; 4G Swap

Purpose:
Mostly home office, 3D gaming, some video capture in future

Comments:
I love the Sonata -- piano black finish, verrry quiet -- the only thing I can hear is the Antec PSU fan, as the 120mm's and Zalman 92mm are DEAD silent.

Problem Summary:
Originally started with P4P800 Dlx. First I had to RMA the HyperX as Memtest86 showed bad cells, and I got random freezes. Then a week later the mobo wouldnt POST, so RMAd that, the replacement wouldnt run two mem sticks w/o freezing at times, so I RMAd the second mobo and switched to P4C800-E Dlx. No problems since--not a single BSOD or freeze.

Once in a while I have to reset the refresh higher, as it boots up at 60Hz--really annoying, but I think this is the Catalyst drivers--didnt have that problem with 3.9

kr

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[Post 67]
Author : CCIE8122
Date : 02-07-2004 11:29 PM

Mobo : ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe
CPU: 3.4GHz Northwood Retail
Cooler: Zalman CNPS7000-Cu copper with Arctic Silver 5, using speed sensor
Mem: 512M HyperX (KHX3500K2/512)
Vid: PowerColor Radeon 9600 PRO 128M w/ Catalyst 4.1
Case: Antec Sonata
PSU: Antec True 380W
CDRW: Lite-On 52x32x52x LTR-52327S (OEM-Black)
DVD: Sony DDU1612 40x16x (OEM-Black)
Floppy: Sony (Black)
SATA1: Maxtor DiamondMax 6Y120M0
Sound: Onboard
LAN: onboard, autoneg speed/duplex
KB: Keytronic cheapo
Mouse: Logitech MX700
Monitor: Viewsonic
Network: peer-to-peer to other computer using ICS through Intel PRO2100 USB DSL Modem

Hardware Conns:
PCI: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=empty, 4=empty, 5=empty
SATA1: partitions for System, Data, Swap
PRI_IDE: Sony DVD, Lite-ON
Fans: stock Antec 120mm in back.

BIOS:
1014
HT enabled, USB Hispeed, boot_order: SATA1 only, power mgt off, Perf mode std, audio, promise, COM2 disabled, LPT1 Bi-dir; speech POST disabled; APM disabled; all others default

Software:
WXP Pro SP1a, NTFS (except WD backup is FAT32); 10G System; 30G Apps; 70G Data; 4G Swap

Purpose:
Mostly home office, some gaming, some video capture in future

Comments:
I built this one for my Dad, since I liked mine so much. He will not be playing Doom3, so stepped down to the $150 video


Problem Summary:
I am having troubles getting the IAA installed. I have only installed the Chipset util so far, but when I try to install IAA RAID ed., I get the "incompatible hardware . . . not supported by chipset" message.

Interesting to note is that when I run the Chipset ID util on my machine (prev post), it returns "82801ER (ICH5R), RAID enabled" for the Southbridge, while my Dad's returns 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R), SATA and PATA enabled."

I am going to try enabling the ICH Raid controller in the BIOS and reinstalling XP, see if that makes a difference.

kr

So I tried setting the ICH5 RAID controller & bootrom to "yes/on" in the BIOS, F6'd WinXP w/ the 82801 RAID controller disk--even though I was only installing a single drive (interestingly enough, I *HAD* to F6, because XP did not recognize the SATA drive once the ICH RAID controller was enabled even with no RAID vols configd.

Chipset util now states 82801ER (not EB/ER like before), and IAA installs.

Go figure.

kr

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[Post 68]
Author : vmail
Date : 02-08-2004 12:52 PM

CPU is at 100% even after reboot, cant find the prob in task manager, XP does not reconise HT(can only see 1 CPU), power button isnt doing its job (its just powers off instead of shutting down property) NOrtom AV wont load up(nothing happens) ARGH!!!

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[Post 69]
Author : TattooingSC
Date : 02-10-2004 08:50 PM

First build is complete. Kudos to all here slinging advice. The reviews I read here helped greatly in deciding on my components.
This machine kicks a$$. Specs are in signature.

I have to say I'm very impressed with the board, and blown away by the performance of the OCZ's.
With a 10% overclock, and memory settings at 2.5-3-3-7, this machine powers through ultra high resolution photo editing without missing a beat.

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[Post 70]
Author : CCIE8122
Date : 02-11-2004 06:28 AM

just curious, Tattoo . . . how did you mod the sonata, and which PSU did you put in?

thx

kr

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[Post 71]
Author : TattooingSC
Date : 02-11-2004 06:37 PM

I'll post some pics later this week, when I bring my camera home from work. My favorite mod is a resin skull that I made by sand casting. It was my first attempt at this. I made it thin enough for light to show through it, then painted it with a glow in the dark paint. I mounted it on the front and put an led behind it, and it absorbs the light and glows when I shut the light off. It was a fun project while waiting for parts.
Power supply is an Antec 450w.

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[Post 72]
Author : bilbora
Date : 02-17-2004 05:25 PM

Motherboard: Asus P4C800-E Deluxe, PCB rev ???
CPU: P4 3.2 GHz 800FSB retail.
Cooler: Intel Box cooler
Memory: 1GB: 2x "Gamer" MatchedPC3200 512MB DIMM.
Video: 8500 128 megs.
Case: No name Aluminum with 3 fans
Power supply: Antec True 430W without the LED.
CD Writer:
DVD Writer: Pioneer 2X DVD A04..
Floppy: basic Samsung?.
HDD 1: Maxtor Diamondmax60 gig ATA-133.
HDD 2/3/4: Same as above
LAN: using the onboard, speed is set to Auto.
SCSI adapter:
Video capture:
Keyboard: PS/2
Mouse: PS/2, Logitech optical cordless.
Network: Netgear 54gig Wireless router to cable.
Other: round Floppy/ATA cables; Dell 21" monitor, Creative labs audigy 5.1

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: Dont remember
Pri IDE: master=HDD 1 as main O/S, swap, and extra; slave=n/c
Sec IDE: master=Pioneer DVD A04 2X:pioneer DVD-rom slotSATA1: SATA2: n/c
SATA RAID1:
SATA RAID2:
Pri RAID: n/c
Fans: 3 on case
BIOS Setup:
No update; right out of the box
SOFTWARE Setup:
O/S: Windows XP Professional with SP1a. Also running antivirus & s/w firewall.

PURPOSE:
Intended as a gamer/digital workstation plus office stuff.

COMMENTS:
Installation was easy after reading the manual. Rode it hard, put it up wet and the durn thing just works.

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1. First boot crashed Windows XP Pro. Would not start. Installed XP over the top of XP with the Repair function.
2. Voila! all was restored. Immediately placed ASUS disk in and copied over drivers.

bilbora

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[Post 73]
Author : wayneeh
Date : 03-04-2004 03:20 PM
Title : Working system with SCSI drives

HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: Asus P4c800-E Deluxe
CPU: Intel P4 3.2 GHz with HT
Cooler: Vantec AeroFlow VP4-7040
Memory: 4 X 512 (2 GB total) Kingston KVR400X72C3A/512 (PC3200 ECC)
Video: ATI All-In-Wonder 9800 pro
Case: Kingwin KT-436S-WM
Power supply: Allied 500W
CD Writer: Sony CDRW/DVD-Read
DVD Writer: Pioneer A03 DVD-Write
Floppy: legacy
HDD 1: Seagate SCSI Cheetah 15,000 RPM 36 GB ST336753LW
HDD 2: Seagate SCSI Cheetah 10,000 RPM 73 GB ST373307LW
Sound: On Board
LAN: On Board
SCSI adapter: Adaptec 29320-R
Video capture: Using the All –in-Wonder Card for capture
Keyboard: USB
Mouse: USB optical Microsoft wheel
Network: Home Linksys Network via Cable Modem
Other: LaCie 200 GB firewire External Hard Drive
Iomega Zip 100 MB external USB drive
Iomega Jaz 2 GB SCSI external drive

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=SCSI adaptor, 2=Modem, 3=extra firewire/USB card, 4=empty, 5=empty.
Pri IDE: Sony CDRW/DVD-Read Drive
Sec IDE: Pioneer A03 DVD-Write Drive
SATA1: none
SATA2: none
SATA RAID1: none
SATA RAID2: none
Pri RAID: none
Fans: 5 fans which came with the Kingwin case, Power supply has two fans of its own

BIOS Setup:
Version 1014.
Custom settings: 10% Overclock

SOFTWARE Setup:
HDD formatting = NTFS , single partitions
O/S: Windows XP Pro Sp1

PURPOSE:
Voice recognition (ViaVoice) to prepare documents
Video conversion
Music file conversion
DVD management
Digital photo management and scanning



COMMENTS:
Tried to set up this same system using Abit IC7 Max-3 Motherboard, and upon first boot, the AIW card and the MB fried! Seriously, they smoked and burned. Had to do an RMA, but left the Abit board on the shelf and switched to Asus, no problems. I made sure I read as much about this board as possible, used approved and matching memory sticks, etc. I also built it slowly with minimal components and added components one-by-one, boot-by-boot.
Hyperthreading is enabled


PROBLEM SUMMARY:
Certain Bios settings will not work (System failed with Turbo enabled).

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[Post 74]
Author : clintfan
Date : 03-15-2004 04:39 PM

BIG THANKS to everyone who's contributed to this thread! I have heard again and again how you are helping many, many people to achieve successful builds.

FYI, this morning I took the plunge again: I ordered a second set of hardware to build a second machine very similar to my other, the first one listed in this thread. It will replace our 5-year-old HP8590C, the one with the 3.3MB/s disk rate and 98SE.

Later I will let you know how it went; I have my fingers crossed I will be as lucky the second time as the first. I know you all wish me luck, so thanks in advance, but let's just continue to keep this thread for working systems!

THANKS AGAIN!

-clintfan

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[Post 75]
Author : Jules
Date : 03-19-2004 07:01 PM

After weeks of messing around I can finally post to this thread...

HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: P4C800 Deluxe
CPU: P4 3.0c 800 fsb
Cooler: Standard Intel heatsink and fan (it's not too tight on my board)
Memory: 2x512Mb Samsung PC3200 non-ECC
Video: ATI Radeon 9600XT
Case: Antec Sonata
Power supply: Antec TruePower 380W
CD Writer: LG Combo 52x
Floppy: basic Samsung
HDD 1: Seagate 40Gb ATA
HDD 2+3: WD S-ATA 120 Gb (in RAID_0 array)
Sound: Onboard
LAN: Onboard, auto
Keyboard: Samsung PS/2
Mouse: Dell USB
Network: ASUS WiFi-b

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=empty, 4=empty, 5=ASUS WiFi-b.
Pri IDE: 40G HDD
Sec IDE: CD/DVD Combo
SATA1: n/c
SATA2: n/c
SATA RAID1: WD S-ATA 120Gb
SATA RAID2: WD S-ATA 120Gb
Fans: 1

BIOS Setup:
1015. All default settings plus 10% AI OC

SOFTWARE Setup:
40Gb HDD as XP system disk with WinXP Pro, 240Gb RAID_0 S-ATAs for storage. All single partition NTFS.

PURPOSE:
Multimedia, video editing, some gaming.

COMMENTS:
Since I got it working, it's been running like a dream. RAID_0 set up was easy - installed the drives, ran PartitionMagic and hey presto. Now all I've got to do is figure out how to set up the WiFi Soft AP :-(

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1. With the first mobo I had random power offs during XP install (but 98SE would install fine). Tested/Replaced everything and had the same problem so took it to the importers office and explained the problem. They said "Another one...", gave me a new board and everything went like clockwork from then on. It's been running for over a week now with no problems. ASUS must know there's a problem, but don't seem to be doing much about it.

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[Post 76]
Author : jpj747
Date : 03-20-2004 04:52 AM

Haybarn said:
PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1. All attempts to run HDD3 and/or 4 off the Promise RAID in IDE mode failed. I think it works in non-raid only with SATA drives. Confirmed this when drivers installed fine with Seagates connected.
I have the same problem. I cannot make HDD3 or HDD4 visible to Windows XP when using Promise raid controller in IDE mode. The Promise BIOS detects them, but Windows does not knwo they are listed.

Has anybody successfully managed to make drives visible to Windows when using additional IDE drives?

Thanks
Jase

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[Post 77]
Author : nitecrawler2
Date : 03-20-2004 06:20 PM

HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: ASUS P4C800-E
CPU: 3.2 ghz
Cooler: Stock
Memory: amnt & part# Corsair TwinX1024-3200LLPro set to 2-2-3-6 by spd
Video: ASUS9800XT
Case: Lian-Li
Power supply: Antec 550 True
CD Writer: Lite-on 52X
DVD-ROM: Pioneer DVD-106
DVD-RW Sony DRU510A
Floppy: generic
HDD 1: WD360GD 10,000rpm Raptor
HDD 2: WD360GD 10,000rpm Raptor
HDD 3: IBM 60GXP 60gig
Sound: SBLive 5.1
LAN: Onboard Intel Lan
SCSI adapter: N/A
Video capture: ASUS 9800XT
Keyboard: Logitec
Mouse: Intellimouse Explorer 3.0
Network: Sidewinder Precision2 Joy
Other: Klipsch 4.1 THX

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=empty, 4=empty, 5=SBLive 5.1.
Pri IDE: Master-Pioneer DVD-ROM
Sec IDE: Master-Liteon 52x CD-RW
SATA1: WD360GB in raid 0
SATA2: WD360GB in raid 0
Using ICH5R raid-0
SATA RAID1: n/a
SATA RAID2: n/a
Promise Controller: IBM GXP60 60gig in Single IDE mode
Fans: 2 80mm exhaust 2 80mm intake

BIOS Setup: Version 1014
Promise controller set to IDE
1394 disabled
Soundmax disabled
Boot virus protection disabled
USB 2.0-Hispeed
Logo-disabled

everything else by default



SOFTWARE Setup: WinXP Pro, normal Word and photo progs. Lots of FPS Games.

PURPOSE: Gaming, burning, Internet usage.

COMMENTS: Great board with no problems once I read ASUS FAQS
It would be nice if I could set performance mode to turbo
and still boot but oh well. It runs great. I came
from an ABIT KG7-R XP2100+

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1. Just that performance mode turbo results in no boot.


JPJ747---I loaded two drivers from two floppys at the F6 prompt when installing XP. The ICH5R driver floppy for my Intel raid and the Promise driver from MOBO CD for the single ATA-100 IDE drive on IDE 3( Promise Raid Controller in single IDE mode) The serial IDE driver works for ATA also.

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[Post 78]
Author : NemesisNL
Date : 04-04-2004 06:24 AM

My setup is running fine.
p4p800
p4 3.o
512 md kingston ram
creative audigy2 soundcart
asus v9950 (nvidia 5900) video
samsung cd-writer/dvd player
samsung syncmaster 172t lcd
win2k pro sp3
suse 9.0

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[Post 79]
Author : neuth
Date : 04-06-2004 05:12 AM
Title : GOT A "WORKING" Asus P4C800x...

When I decided to go for a new system, I though ASUS was a good choice. I would review my opinion if I knew what I went through to make it work.
My previous system was a PIII 500MHz based on a GIGABYTE mobo which never gave me a single problem in four years.

Thanks to the time spent on internet finding a solution and to the valuable help of people in this NG I was able to identify and resolve the problems I had with my P4C800.

I should also mention that the ASUS support tried to help me but they seems to be completely unaware of what to do and usually suggest you to apply general remedy for your problems, but, at least they reply!


Coming in detail, my first system assembling was unsuccessful: power ok, all HDs and fans spinning but blank screen.

After a little investigation I’ve found the mobo power connector not properly inserted. A deep push solved the problem.

The installation of the OS (XP Pro 2002 SP1) didn’t go too far. My system START TO SHUTDOWN suddenly and randomly. Not a shutdown really, but a power cut-off. Like pulling out the power plug from the PSU.

I start to investigate the assembling, the drivers levels, the ram, the PSU: shutdown still happens.

I’ve replaced the PSU from a 400W to a 460W but nothing to do, only money wasted.

The solution was presented to me by searching for ‘P4C800 shutdown problem? On the internet that lead me on this forum of people sharing the same situation (in some cases worst!). The Asus P4C800 was my choice for its valuable features but it completely fails on the reliability and I must say that I will think twice next time…

Problem:
The system won’t come up:

Solution:
Check the both power cables on the mobo, also try removing/reinstalling the ram.
If it doesn’t work, check for the soldering blob (search on this subject in this NG)
Or assemble your system installing a piece of HW one by one.

Problem:
Sudden power cut-off while in XP pro

Solution:
Check for the bios settings: in particular USB LEGACY SUPPORT should be turn to OFF.
The HYPERTHREADING switch could also be the problem. Try to disable both and verify the system is stable.
By the way, I got a WINBENCH score of 19.4 with HT eabled and a 20.8 without (!!).
Disabling HT is just a suggestion, this feature should be made available and I believe that it shoul somehow help in multitasking operation (see internet for details) even if most people leave it disabled.

Overclocking:
If you fail to overclock your system or in general your system won’t come up (blank screen) remove the bios settings backup battery, wait 10-15 secs and reinstall it. You will have to re-configure all the parameters after the system will restart.

I’d like to thanks the following users who really helped me:

Csabika
mark3567
Twajetmech

Configuration details:

P4C800/GOLD (P4C800)
3.0 Mhz P4 Cpu with cooler master Aero 4 adjustable fan
2 x 512Mb DDR333 2.5 Vdata ram
2 x 160GB Maxtor 6Y160MO 7200RPM SATA in Raid 0 STP mode

ATI radeon 9600 xt 128
Terratec Cinergy 600 Tv/radio tuner
Sound Blaster Audigy2 zs Platinum Pro

Case Lian-Li Alluminium PC6089
PSU: Jou Jyle 460W with PFC
FFD Sony
LG 52 max cd-rom

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[Post 80]
Author : haziep
Date : 04-07-2004 02:58 PM

I now have a successul install thanks to Clint. It's as follows:

P4C800Deluxe
3.0E Prescott Processor 800mhz with 1mb cache
2x512mb Matrix Ram PC3200 DDR DIMM
Creative Radeon 256mb graphics card
Super Flower case
Super Flower 470w quad fan PSU
DVD is Pioneer 52x32x52 retail.
DVD Writer MSI x8
Floppy: basic Samsung.
HDD 1: Seagate 80gb ATA 133 on Primary IDE
HDD 2; Seagate 120gb SATA on SATA RAID1
Sound: Creative Audigy Pro
LAN: using the onboard, speed is set to Auto.
Keyboard: Logitech Internet
Mouse: PS/2, Logitech 3-button OEM, used.
Network: DLINK router to DSL.

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[Post 81]
Author : eric_v
Date : 04-12-2004 10:36 PM
Title : My P4C800-E works great!

Howdy! After lurking around this forum for a while, I decided to build a P4C800-E system last week, and I'm happy to say that it's working 100% okay. Thanks to all for taking the time to share info here. Now it's my turn!

HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe
CPU: P4C 3.0 512K
CPU heatsink: Thermalright SP94
CPU heatsink fan: Panaflo 92mm Medium flow (48cfm)
Memory: 2048 MB (4 pieces) Samsung 512MB PC3200
Video: ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB
Video cooler: Arctic Cooling Revision-2 VGA Cooler
Case: Lian-Li 6070 18 inch Low Noise
Power supply: Zalman ZM400A-APF 400W Quiet Power Supply
DVD-ROM: Pioneer DVD-106
DVD-RW: Pioneer DVR-105
Floppy: Sony
HDD 1: WD RAPTOR 74GB SATA
HDD 2: WD RAPTOR 74GB SATA
HDD 3: SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200.7 200GB IDE
HDD 4: SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200.7 200GB IDE
Sound: Onboard
LAN1: Onboard
LAN2: Realtek 10/100
SCSI adapter: Advansys AVA-2906 (working with Polaroid SS4000 film scanner)
IEEE1394: Onboard (working with DV camcorder)
Keyboard: Logitech USB (wired)
Mouse: Logitech USB (wired)
Other: Klipsch Promedia 2.1 speakers
Other: ATECH PRO-9 9IN1 USB2.0 FLASH READER CF I/II SD/MMC/SM/XD

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots:
1=empty,
2=empty,
3=Adavnasys SCSI,
4=Realtek 10/100 NIC,
5=empty
Pri Master: SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200.7 200GB IDE
Pri Slave: SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200.7 200GB IDE
Sec Master: Pioneer DVD-106
Sec Slave: Pioneer DVR-105
3 Master (SATA1 plug): WD RAPTOR 74GB
4 Master (SATA2 plug): WD RAPTOR 74GB
Using ICH5R in normal IDE mode
SATA RAID1 plug: n/a
SATA RAID2 plug: n/a
Promise Controller: disabled in BIOS
Case Fans: 1 80mm exhaust 2 80mm intake (came with case)
All motherboard jumpers left untouched

BIOS Version: 1016
BIOS Setup - default settings except:
Enhanced Mode Support On [P-ATA + S-ATA]
Configure S-ATA as RAID [No]
Onboard Promise Controller: [Disabled]
Boot Device Priority:
1st Boot Device [1st Floppy Drive]
2nd Boot Device [SS - Pioneer DVD-106]
3rd Boot Device [3M - WDC WD740GD]

Operating system: WinXP SP1

Notes:

1. My bootable WinXP disc is not the SP1 version. WinXP Setup failed to progress beyond initial screen, apparently hanging up while detecting hardware. All PCI slots were empty at the time, so the offending hardware must have been on-board. I got around the problem by going back into the BIOS and temporarily disabling USB, IEEE1394, Promise controller, onboard Ethernet, and onboard sound. WinXP setup then worked fine. I then installed the SP1 update from a second CD. Then I enabled all on-board and PCI devices in the BIOS and rebooted, and WinXP detected everything okay.
2. After installing WinXP and SP1, I temporarily enabled the Promise controller in IDE mode (non-RAID) to allow retrieval of files from two additional hard drives (for a total of six). No problems.
3. The Version 1014 BIOS that came with the board would not retain my selections for boot device priority. This is fixed in the latest BIOS, which I updated using the ASUSUpdate Windows-based utility after I installed WinXP.
4. I'm very happy with the economical Samsung memory, which is working perfectly with all four slots filled. I've confirmed it's running in Dual Channel mode.
5. The Thermalright SP94 heat sink fits on the motherboard with room to spare, and the mounting system is extremely rugged. Note that the fan clips must be inserted into the SP94 before mounting screws are in their holes.
6. Room temperature is 21 deg C. With no over clocking, the stabilized temperatures at idle load (as reported in BIOS) are: Motherboard 34 deg; CPU 38 deg.
7. Asus Probe reports the CPU temperature incorrectly. It shows 30 degrees, when it should be showing about 38 degrees.
8. The Lian-Li 6070 case is noticeably quieter but warmer then my Lian-Li 6069 case.
9. 3DMark03 score is 5714 with standard settings, and about 6500 with moderate over clocking of the board and the video card.
10. The Radeon 9800 Pro card was backordered, so I built and tested the system using my old Radeon 8500 card. Both cards work fine.
11. I haven't experimented much with over clocking and am running the machine at standard speeds. I tried the JumperFree AI Overclock Tuner at 20% with no problems with the Radeon 8500 card, but with the 9800 Pro card installed the system failed to boot when over clocked beyond 15%.
12. Use CPU and case fans with three wires (not just 3-pin connectors) if you want to enable fan monitoring.

I highly recommend this motherboard, and wish you all the success I am having with it.

Cheers,

Eric

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[Post 82]
Author : campyinga
Date : 05-05-2004 07:07 PM
Title : It's up and running

Finally got it goin after about a week. Thought I'd share the setup. Here tis:

Second try:

HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: Asus P4C800-E Deluxe, revision 2, i875P Canterwood 800/533 FSB
CPU: Intel Pentium 4, 3.2 Ghz., 800 FSB, Hyperthreading support, retail
Cooler: stock heatsink and fan came in retail box
Memory: OCZ Copper 1Gb (2 x 512) DDR (400) 3200 part#:OCZ4001024ELDC-K
Video: MSI Nvidia Gforce4 Ti 4200 128Mb 4x AGP
Case: Antec P160WF with windowed side panel
Power supply: Antec 480W True Blue with blue LED
CD Writer: Lite-on 52x32x52 CD-RW drive model LTR-52327S, oem
DVD Writer: Sony DVD-/+RW drive model DRU-530A, Speeds DVD+RW:8x/4x, DVD-RW:4x/2x, DVD-ROM:12x, CD:40x/24x/40x, retail
Floppy: Standard 3.5 in. 144 mb floppy
HDD 1: Western Digital 160Gb 7200rpm SATA drive model WD1600JD, oem
HDD 2: none
Sound: onboard ADI AC97 video codec
LAN: onboard Intel CSA 82547EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller
SCSI adapter: none
Video capture: Logitech Quickcam Pro 3000 USB
Keyboard: Logitech Internet Navigator(tm) Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech MX(tm)510 Performance Optical Mouse - Red
Joystick: Saitek Cyborg Evo
Network: Netgear RP614 version 2 Router to DSL with Netgear WG602 version 2 Wireless Access Point running through a Speedstream Model 5667 Ethernet modem
Other: Old Gateway model VX720 PnP monitor, Logitech Z-640 70 watt 5.1 surround speakers, I/O Magic Sound Assault 500mw 6 channel headset model IHD51 ( Microcenter Online), old Canon S750 bubble jet printer, Cables: IDE, VANTEC Round, 10 inch ATA 66/100/133 IDE Cable, 2-connector (Silver/Clear), Floppy standard 40 pin flat

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=empty, 4=empty, 5=empty.
Pri IDE: master CD-RW drive, no slave
Sec IDE: master DVD drive, no slave
SATA1: Wd 160Gb hard drive
SATA2: n/c
SATA RAID1: n/c
SATA RAID2: n/c
Pri RAID: n/c

Fans: 2-120mm Antec fans one in front for intake, one in back for exhaust to complement the 2 power supply fans.

BIOS: AMI version 10.16 updated as part of mobo combo purchase. All settings are default except for the following: IDE detect time out 0; Onboard Promise Controller disabled; Onboard Game/MIDI Port 200/300; Plug and Play O/S Yes; USB 2.0 Controller Mode Fullspeed; Full Screen Logo Disabled.

Boot device priority set to 1-CD Drive; 2-Floppy Drive; 3-Hard drive.

SOFTWARE: O/S Microsoft XP pro with service pack 1. Harddrive formatted to NTFS. Am using Acronis software to make disk images to separate partition that Acronis creates so usable hard drive space is about 112 Gb.

PURPOSE: Using computer for general use, video editing, and gaming.

COMMENTS: This is my first build so I went slowly and double checked just about everything. However I was able to mess up and originally connected the hard drive to the SATA Raid 1 connector. Once that was connected properly it booted fine. I purchased the mobo combo at Monarch computer locally and ordered all the other parts from NewEgg. I had the floppy, Ethernet modem, router, Wifi access point and monitor from another machine and bought the keyboard and mouse locally from CompUSA and BestBuy respectively.

PROBLEM SUMMARY: The Antec case is supposed to have a Firewire and 2 USB hubs on the front panel, however I did not have a Firewire cable connecting to the front panel, instead they sent a card slot adapter. Additionally, the front panel power LED was terminated in a 2-pin female connector that I could not install into my 3 pin male System power LED lead on the system panel connector. However, Clintfan saved the day and told me where to order an adapter, which has not arrived yet so I will have to wait and see how this works out. Other than those small problems, it has been running great ( about a week). Thanks again to Clintfan and others for their informative posts.
 

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[Post 83]
Author : neuth
Date : 05-19-2004 06:34 AM

The HYPERTHREADING of my previous mobo was faulty and I had to return it back.
Today I’ve received the new mobo in replacement of the faulty one. IT WORKS! I suggest all the people experiencing power-cuts to verify their mobo is flawless. Also have a look in this forum for “suddenly shuts down” or “power problems”.
Disabling HT is just for testing. It must be left on or off by your decision and not because of a problem.

Thanks to the following users:

Csabika
mark3567
Twajetmech
ARJEBE

NEW Configuration details:

P4C800/GOLD (P4C800)
3.0 MHz P4 CPU with cooler master Aero 4 adjustable fan
2 x 512Mb DDR400 Adata ram
2 x 160GB Maxtor 6Y160MO 7200RPM SATA in Raid 0 STP mode

ATI radeon 9600 xt 128
Terratec Cinergy 600 Tv/radio tuner
Sound Blaster Audigy2 zs Platinum Pro

Case Lian-Li Aluminum PC6089
PSU: Jou Jyle 460W with PFC
FFD Sony
LG 52 max cd-rom


This is hopefully the end of my story, good luck.

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[Post 84]
Author : mathieus
Date : 05-28-2004 12:36 PM

I had a problem with my PSU. Now all works fine.

HARDWARE Setup:
Motherboard: Asus P4P800-SE
CPU: P4 3.2 GHz 800FSB retail.
Memory: 512MB: 2x Corsair PC3200
Video: Asus Geforce FX 5700
Case: generic
Power supply: Q-Tec 450W Dual Fan Gold
CD Writer: Plextor PX-R820T 8/20 SCSI
HDD 1 : IBM DJNA 371350
HDD 2 : IBM DTTA 351010
HDD 3 : MAXTOR 6Y080L0
Sound: Creative SB Live Basic. Onboard disabled in Windows
LAN: onboard disabled in windows.
SCSI adapter: Adaptec AHA 2940AU PCI
Keyboard: Microsoft Internet Keyboard
Mouse: PS2 Microsoft optical with wheel
Network: Alcatel Speed Touch USB Modem

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: soundcard, video card, scsi
Pri IDE: 2 HDD
Sec IDE: 1 HDD
SATA: n/c
Fans: CPU (from the box), dual fan PSU

BIOS Setup:
v.1004. disabled: Hyper Threading. Other default

SOFTWARE Setup:
O/S: Windows 2000 Professional SP4. C:, D: are FAT; E: F: are NTFS. OS is on D:

PURPOSE:
3D development

COMMENTS:
Asus online support never answered me.

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1. The 400W QTec I had was faulty. Symptoms : 3D+CPU intensive shut the PC down. Power LED still green on mobo. Had to unplug the power cable before restartign the PC

Seb Mathieu

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[Post 85]
Author : bonzo
Date : 06-08-2004 07:30 PM

Mobo : ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe
CPU: 3.0GHz Northwood 800 FSB
Cooler: Stock Intel heatsink and fan
Mem: 1 Gig of Kingston KVR400X64C3A/512 (2x512)
Vid: Chaintech Geforce FX 5700 Ultra 128 MB DDRII
Case: Just 4 PC Gamer Extasy
PSU: Ultra 500 watt
CDRW: Optiwrite 48x
DVD: Benq 4x
Floppy: Sony
Modem: Standard Win Modem
SATA1: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 80 Gigabyte
SATA2: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 80 Gigabyte
PRI_IDE: WD 120 GB and WD 180 GB
Sound: Creative Soundblaster Audigy
Speakers: Polar Bear 4 speaker set with sub woofer
LAN:
SCSI:
KB: Toshiba PS/2
Mouse: Microsoft optical mouse
Monitor: Mag View 19 inch
Network:
Other: Cannon I450 USB bubblejet printer
Hardware Conns:
PCI: 1=empty, 2=I/O Magic TV Tuner and video capture card, 3=Win Modem, 4=Audigy, 5= empty (midi/gameport bracket for Audigy)
SATA1/2: RAID 0 bootable
PRI_IDE: WD as nonbootable backup drive
SEC_IDE: Optiwrite CD and BenQ DVD
Fans: the case has 4 fans (1 in front, one in back, and two on side)
BIOS:
HT enabled, USB Hispeed, boot_order: RAID volume only, power mgt off, SATA RAID Bootrom enabled, Perf mode std,
Software:
WXP Pro SP1a, all drives are NTFS

Purpose:
home use. Lots of gaming and DVD encoding

Comments:
So far this is a rock solid combination. I haven't had any trouble at all.

Problem Summary:
After I got the SATA raid to play nice with the IDE drives and Windows saw all the drives there was really no problems.

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[Post 86]
Author : DRHamp
Date : 06-09-2004 07:54 AM

Just finished my first build:

Hardware Setup:
Motherboard: ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe
CPU: P4C 2.8 512K
Cooler: Zalman CNPS7000A-ALCu
Memory: 1GB(2x512) Crucial PC3200
Video: Sapphire Radeon 9600XT 128MB
Case: Antec SLK3700-BQE
PSU: QTechnology QT02400G 400W from QuietPC
CD/DVD Writer: Plextor PX-708A
Floppy: generic - CompUSA
HDD1: Seagate 7200-7 80GB IDE
HDD2: n/a - (will add 200GB SATA RAID later)
HDD3: n/a - (will add 200GB SATA RAID later)
Sound: Onboard
LAN: Onboard
Keyboard: generic wired (will add Gyration wireless later)
Mouse: generic wired (will add Gyration wireless later)

Hardware Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=empty, 4=empty, 5=empty
Pri IDE Master: Seagate 7200.7 80GB
Pri IDE Slave: n/a
Sec IDE Master: Plextor PX-708A
Sec IDE Slave: n/a
Case Fans: exhaust=AcoustiFan 120mm fr Quiet PC; intake=Papst 4412FGL 120mm

BIOS Version: 1016
Settings: default

OS: WinXP Pro SP1

Comments: OS and Apps on 80GB IDE drive. Will shortly implement (2) Seagate 7200-7 200GB SATA drives in RAID 1 for data. I wanted to get the system up and stable before implementing the data array. (I hope that wasn't a mistake?)
The mb came with 1014 BIOS and I updated to 1016 using the ASUSUpdate utility. It's my understanding that this BIOS will allow me to implement RAID 1 with the Intel controller.
Since this is my first build, I going pretty slowly and learning as I go. Help and advice from this forum has been invaluable.
I've run Prime95 for 6-8 hours and everything appears stable.

So far, I've had no problems, but do have a concern regarding heat. At idle, the CPU temps reported by ASUS Probe are 33 C with the case closed, and 28 C with the side cover open. The MB temp is 28-29 C. CPU temps go up to 44 C under Prime95 load with the case open - I've not yet run the test with case closed. I'm fairly comfortable with these temps - my concern is the HD temp. I only have the single drive installed currently, and the temp at idle is 41 C with the case closed and about 37 C with the case open. I need to add the two 200G drives and am not sure what the HD temp limits are--? Part of this is the sideways mounting of the drives in this particular Antec case.

Purpose of this build is for a Home Theater PC and "Quiet" is a major priority while maintaining stability.

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[Post 87]
Author : HuevoS
Date : 06-10-2004 12:39 PM

When I built mine I sort of half knew what I was doing :rolleyes:. Guess I got lucky because i've yet to have a problem I could figure out.

HARDWARE:
Hardware Setup:
Motherboard: ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe
CPU: P4 2.4C OC'd to 3.06
Cooler: Vantec AeroFlow (with some Ceramique underneath)
Memory: 1GB (2x512) Corsair XMS-3500
Video: All-In-Wonder 9800 Pro
Case: Don't remember name brand. Its black and silver w/ side window and fan
PSU: Generic 450W (yeah, yeah, i know it doesn't really put out 450W :rolleyes:)
DVD-ROM: Sony 16x
CD/DVD Writer: Plextor PX-708A
Floppy: Sony
HDD: Seagate 7200-7 120GB SATA
Sound: Audigy 2
LAN: Onboard
WLAN: D-Link DWL-520+
Keyboard: generic black wired
Mouse: Micro$oft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0

HARDWARE Connections:
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=DWL-520+, 4=Audigy 2, 5=empty.
Pri IDE: Sony 16x DVD-ROM master/Plextor PX-708A slave
Sec IDE: n/c
SATA1: Seagate 7200.7 120GB
SATA2: n/c
SATA RAID1: n/c
SATA RAID2: n/c
Pri RAID: n/c
Fans: Vantec AeroFlow cpu, Vantec hdd cooler, CoolerMaster led fans in back of case, generic fan in side panel

BIOS Setup:
Don't know what version. Never had any problems concerning the bios that would require a reflash, so i've never checked. I do know that its a rev. 2.00 board. HT is enabled.

SOFTWARE Setup:
Just a C: partition with XP pro. Nothin special here.

PURPOSE:
Internet, email, word.... Aww, who am i kidding. GAMING OF COURSE!!! :D

COMMENTS:
I gotta give that P4 2.4C credit, over a 600 mhz OC and I have yet to see any complaints. Very stable rig!

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
Had a weird problem with artifacts all over the screen when I installed any 3.x Catalyst drivers. Problem went away when I disabled FastWrite in the ATI Control Panel.

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[Post 88]
Author : Kolo
Date : 06-12-2004 01:23 AM

Because of the assistance of several forum members, I am able to join the ranks of those who have a working P4C800-E Deluxe system.

HARDWARE

Motherboard: ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe, Ver. 2.0, BIOS 1014, default jumper settings
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz Northwood 800MHz Sys. bus
CPU fan: CoolerMaster Aero 4
Memory: Kingston KVR400X64C3A/512 512MB 2 ea.
Memory heat spreader: Vantec DDR-A1C copper 2 ea.
Video: ATI Radeon 9600XT 128MB 8X AGP
Sound: M-Audio Revolution 7.1
Wireless: Linksys WMP54G WirelessG PCI adapter, in conjunction with Linksys WCG200 Wireless Cable Gateway.
Floppy drive: Sony MPF920 with 10" Mad Dog Multimedia round cable
EIDE HD: Western Digital WD800JB-00FMA0 80.0GB
S-ATA HD: Western Digital WD1200JD-00GBB0 120GB, 2 ea.
HD Coolers: CoolerMaster Cooldrive3, 3 ea.
DVD/RW: Nu Tech DDW-082, 2 ea.
Case: Lian Li PC-6077 aluminum ATX midtower
Power supply: Enermax Noisetaker EG375-VE SFMA (Larger is recommended but, so far, so good.)

Monitor: Hitachi Super Scan Pro 21
Keyboard: Zippy WK720 aluminum HSB
Mouse: Generic USB optical mouse
Speakers: TBD
Printer: TBD

Operating System:
OS: Windows XP Pro SP1 (or 1a?)

Hardware connections:
AGP slot: ATI Radeon 9600XT
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=M-Audio Revolution 7.1, 3=Linksys WMP54G, 4=empty, 5=empty
Floppy: MPF920
Primary IDE: Master: WD800JB 80.0GB, Slave: none
Secondary IDE: Master: DDW-082, Slave: DDW-082
Primary RAID: none
SATA1: WD1200JD 120.0GB
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::> RAID 1 array
SATA2: WD1200JD 120.0GB
SATA RAID1: none
SATA RAID2: none

Fans: 80mm case fans, 3 ea., HD coolers, 1 ea. x 3, CPU fan, 1 ea., power supply fans, 2 ea., video card fan, 1 ea.
Current motherboard temp: 82 deg. F. (ASUS Probe)
Current CPU temp: 86 deg. F. (ASUS Probe)

Bios setup: (Mostly those settings which are not default or AUTO)
MAIN SECTION

Primary IDE Master:
32 bit data transfer= enabled

Third IDE Master:
32 bit data transfer= enabled

Fourth IDE Master:
32 bit data transfer= enabled

IDE Configuration:
Onboard IDE operation mode= enhanced
Enhanced mode support on= SATA
Configure S-ATA as RAID= yes
Serial ATA Boot ROM=enabled
IDE detect time out= 5

ADVANCED SECTION

CPU Configuration:
CPUID maximum value limit= disabled
Hyperthreading technology= enabled
Chipset - Advanced Chipset Settings:
Graphics aperture size= 128MB
Spread spectrum= disabled
ICH delayed transaction= enabled

Onboard Devices Configuration:
Onboard AC '97 Audio= disabled
Onboard Promise controller= disabled
Onboard IEEE 1394 controller= enabled
Onboard LAN= enabled
Onboard LAN Boot ROM= disabled

PCI PnP Settings:
Plug and play O/S= NO NO NO NO NO

USB Configuration:
Legacy USB support= auto
USB 2.0 controller= enabled
USB 2.0 controller mode= HiSpeed

Speech Configuration:
Speech POST reporter= disabled

Instant Music Configuration:
Instant music= disabled

POWER SECTION

APM Configuration:
System thermal= enabled
Hardware monitor:
Q-Fan control= enabled

BOOT SETTINGS CONFIGURATION SECTION

Boot device priority:
1st boot device= SM - NU DVDRW - DDW-082
2nd boot device= 1st floppy drive
3rd boot device= Intel RAID_VOLUME1
Hard disk drives:
(Note: Be very aware of this item. I'm not sure that it appears, if there is no IDE drive installed when a bootable RAID array is configured. Then, if an IDE drive is added later, it becomes the 1st drive, in this item, and the 3rd boot device in the previous item. The RAID array becomes the second drive in this item and is removed from the boot sequence. The PC becomes unbootable, until the BIOS is re-entered, this item is selected, and the RAID array is moved back into the first position in this item. This is with BIOS 1014, I don't know about other versions.)
1st drive= Intel RAID_VOLUME1
2nd drive= PM-WDC_WD800JB-00FMA0
Boot settings configuration:
Quickboot= disabled
Full screen logo= disabled
Security settings:
Boot sector virus protection= DISABLED!

Other Problems and Notes:

Floppy drive wouldn't read Intel Application Accelerator Diskette for support of RAID volume (The oft-mentioned F6 procedure).
Appeared to be bad drive or diskette. Actual cause of problem was slight pressure, on ejection button of drive, caused by face of drive pressing against back of drive-mount bezel. Remedy was to slide drive 1/8" away from back of bezel.

Put operating system where I didn't want it - not paying attention - again. Reinstalled operating system.

I have the page file in small, dedicated partition on outside edge of the IDE drive. The Gurus opine and concur that the the page file is ideally located on a different physical drive from the operating system. It has a little place all its own, if it's ever needed. Convenient to transportation, too, - the bus runs right by there.

Upon creating a WEP key on the wireless router, the connection between the PC and the router was disrupted, until I found a way to install the WEP key on the PC's wireless PCI card. Then, all was well again. When you generate the WEP keys, it's real important to write down the value of the key you are going to use, so you'll have it when you figure out how to configure the PC's wireless card. You can't get to it, when the connection to the router is crashed, at least not with my Linksys equipment. It is not idiot-proof. Must be at least idiot-compatible, though, - mine works.

Thanks to clintfan, waltside, speedo, johnwill, et al.

Kolo

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[Post 89]
Author : Kolo
Date : 06-15-2004 11:38 AM

Have rejoined ranks of people with working P4C800-E Deluxe systems, after NTLDR went AWOL, and I had to reload the OS and everything. Good experience... I guess.

Kolo
 

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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 daisy chained
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. Hyper threading 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.
Made the following changes to this system:

Radion 9800 Pro 8x AGP Card with 256MB Ram
Lite-On 52x24x52x CD-RW & 16X DVD-ROM - connected to Secondary Master IDE
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 zs Gamer – Limited Edition
19” Mitsubishi – Diamond Pro 930sb CRT monitor
Western Digital 40GB 7200RPM ATA (133Mhz) Hard drive with 2Meg Buffer - connected to Secondary Slave IDE via Front Removable Drive Bay
Logitech Z640 5.1 Speakers
Updated to Motherboard Bios 1016

Since upgrading the Bios to version 1016 the motherboard stopped posting altogether again. That is no beep(s) during boot up. I’ve since given up trying to figure that one out. The other parts that were installed are working flawlessly since they were installed a couple of weeks ago. The power supply fan is still moving at about 650~700 rpm. But I have never encountered a problem with heat as of this writing. CPU Temperature is at 31C/87F and the Motherboard Temperature is at 26C/78F.

The front removable 40gb hard drive is used for backups only and is not connected to the system when not in use. Since this is an IDE removable drive bay and I have the operating system loaded on the SATA drive. I need to go into Bios and change the boot order every time I connect and disconnect the hard drive. Also since it is an IDE removable drive, the drive has to be connected on the Secondary Slave IDE to work.
 

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I'm pretty much a novice, but was blessed to have been able to get my p4c800-e deluxe to work right out of the box. I initally bought an Asus p4sdx and couldnt get it work work with my new P4 2.8ghz cpu. This one worked fine.

I also love to read everyone elses configurations. I've been thinking of adding a Serial ATA drive to my configuration.

Motherboard: Asus P4C800E-Deluxe 865PE chipset
CPU: P4 2.8C Ghz 533FSB
Cooler: Original Intel
Memory: 1 Crucial 512mb. (gonna add another soon)
Video: Crucial ATI 8500LE 128MB
Case: CircoTech
Power Supply: 350 Watt
CD Writer: Sony
Floppy: Generic
HDD1: Western Digital 60GB
HDD2: Old 20gb
Sound: Onboard
Lan: Onboard
Keyboard: Standard
Mouse: Microsoft Mouse w/wheel
Network: D-Link DI-614+ router with Scientific Atlanta Cable Modem

100% gamer.

Looking to add an SATA 120 GB drive, 512mb RAM, DVD/RW and what ever else my wife will let me have.

Roland
 

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HARDWARE SETUP:
Motherboard: ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe
CPU: CPU P4/3.2EGhz 800Mhz FSB 1MB L2 Cache
Cooler: Arctic ACSS4PL and Arctic Silver Thermal Paste
Memory: 2Gigs (4x512) of Crucial DDR2100
Video: Jaton 3DForce FX5600 256MB DDR 8x AGP
Case: Antec 10 bay tower in a plain biege wrapper.
Power supply: Antec True Power 550
CD Writer: HP CDWriter
DVD Writer: Sony DRU500A
Floppy: Standard floppy drive
HDD 1: 120GB 7200RPM Western Digital Caviar
HDD 2: 120GB 7200RPM Western Digital Caviar
HDD 3: 120GB 7200RPM Seagate
HDD 4: 120GB 7200RPM Seagate
HDD 5: 80GB 7200RPM Western Digital Caviar
HDD 6: 80GB Maxtor 7200RPM
HDD 7: 40GB Quantum 7200RPM Fireball
Sound: Sound Blaster Live!Value (Onboard sound disabled)
LAN: Whatever is stock on the ASUS board
Video capture: Hauppauge WinTV PCI
Keyboard: Gateway Multifunction keyboard
Mouse: Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse
Front Panel SD-CF-USB-Fireware Multiformat Reader

SOFTWARE Setup:
All drives are NTFS. OS is WinXP Pro SP1

PURPOSE:
Work and play.... like CAD-CAM, .NET app development, video editing, GTA3: Vice City, SOFII, etc.

COMMENTS:
Once I got rid of the poorly engineered/designed P4C800 Deluxe and replaced it with the P4C800-E Deluxe, no problems whatsoever have been encountered.

PROBLEM SUMMARY:
1. The P4C800 Deluxe is a poorly designed POS. :frown: Replaced it with the "-E" model and 'sall good. :bgrin:
 

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!! No problems at ALL !!

I am running now my self builded pc over 1/2 year now without problems at all!
For me i was worth to buy it!!!

Christian

BTW: back to the forum after the crash :evil: :evil:
 

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Working System

Just got P4C800E deluxe running a couple of days ago
cpu p4 3.0c 800mz FSB
case Lian-Li PC-65 (great case)
video card ATI AIW9800Pro
Onboard sound
Memory corsair 1024C2PRO (2 512 sticks) running at stock SPD
Windows XP pro
HDD's 2 samsung 160GB sata drives raid 0 on the INTEL ICH5R
BIOS 1016
Plextor PX-712A Burner (on secondary IDE Slot)
Sony Floppy drive
CNPS 7000-Cu cpu fan and 4 case fans
Seems stable and runnin nice and cool so far.
P.S. thanx Clintfan for all your helpful posts on setting up intel raid etc. Made the job much easier.
 
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