Lost setups, continued...part 4
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Author : wayneeh
Date : 03-04-2004 03:20 PM
Title : Working system with SCSI drives
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
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
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
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
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
Custom settings: 10% Overclock
HDD formatting = NTFS , single partitions
O/S: Windows XP Pro Sp1
Voice recognition (ViaVoice) to prepare documents
Music file conversion
Digital photo management and scanning
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
Certain Bios settings will not work (System failed with Turbo enabled).
Author : clintfan
Date : 03-15-2004 04:39 PM
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!
Author : Jules
Date : 03-19-2004 07:01 PM
After weeks of messing around I can finally post to this thread...
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)
LAN: Onboard, auto
Keyboard: Samsung PS/2
Mouse: Dell USB
Network: ASUS WiFi-b
PCI slots: 1=empty, 2=empty, 3=empty, 4=empty, 5=ASUS WiFi-b.
Pri IDE: 40G HDD
Sec IDE: CD/DVD Combo
SATA RAID1: WD S-ATA 120Gb
SATA RAID2: WD S-ATA 120Gb
1015. All default settings plus 10% AI OC
40Gb HDD as XP system disk with WinXP Pro, 240Gb RAID_0 S-ATAs for storage. All single partition NTFS.
Multimedia, video editing, some gaming.
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 :-(
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.
Author : jpj747
Date : 03-20-2004 04:52 AM
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?
Author : nitecrawler2
Date : 03-20-2004 06:20 PM
Motherboard: ASUS P4C800-E
CPU: 3.2 ghz
Memory: amnt & part# Corsair TwinX1024-3200LLPro set to 2-2-3-6 by spd
Power supply: Antec 550 True
CD Writer: Lite-on 52X
DVD-ROM: Pioneer DVD-106
DVD-RW Sony DRU510A
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
Mouse: Intellimouse Explorer 3.0
Network: Sidewinder Precision2 Joy
Other: Klipsch 4.1 THX
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
Boot virus protection 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+
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.
Author : NemesisNL
Date : 04-04-2004 06:24 AM
My setup is running fine.
512 md kingston ram
creative audigy2 soundcart
asus v9950 (nvidia 5900) video
samsung cd-writer/dvd player
samsung syncmaster 172t lcd
win2k pro sp3
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…
The system won’t come up:
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.
Sudden power cut-off while in XP pro
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.
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:
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
LG 52 max cd-rom
Author : haziep
Date : 04-07-2004 02:58 PM
I now have a successul install thanks to Clint. It's as follows:
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.
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!
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
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
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
4=Realtek 10/100 NIC,
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
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.
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:
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
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
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.