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Re: System downtime wednesday for maintainance.

From: Leigh MacDonald <leigh@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 00:37:46 -0600

Haha ive have the same issues, same motherboard. It lasted a week and that was 
the end of that, incredible amount of issues. Strange, theyre generally some 
of the better quality boards out there from past experience.

> :I've had similar problems with the Asus A8N-SLI Delux and Premium
> :motherboards. After about 6 months, they would not longer start without
> :reseting the CMOS. Soon after I could only get them to start after
> :temporarily grounding the green power-on wire connected to the ATX power
> :  connector till the fans spin, and then hitting the case's power switch.
> :
> :I also used a power supply of another A8N-SLI Delux to test these
> :motherboards. After transferring the power supply back to the original
> :motherboard, that board immediately developed the same issues.
> :
> :Replacing all the power supplies with brand new ATX version 2.2 power
> :supplies seems to have fixed it so far, though I have had one of them
> :spontaneously turn off a few times as if the motherboard had overloaded
> :the power supply.
> :
> :This seems to be a common problem with the A8N boards.
> :
> :- Jason
>     Wow, I never realized those boards were so flakey.  I always thought it
>     was something I did when I put the boxes together but Google is full of
>     reports.  The machines have always run perfectly in all respects except
>     for when I had to power cycle them (well, and that one incident where
>     three hard drives got fried during a power failure).
>     Hopefully the new ones I'm getting, which are a more recent model (the
>     one with the heat pipe technology) won't have the problem.
>     I tried the green wire trick and managed to get one of them working
> again, but the other MB looks fried... I think it may have been from when
> the power supply dropped out of its corner while I was fiddling with it. I
> must have broken something more seriously on the motherboard.  Ah well.
> with both MBs slated for replacement I guess it doesn't matter that I
> destroyed one :-)
> 						-Matt

Leigh MacDonald
Airborne Image-Tech, Hardware and Software Specialist
Verimap Plus Inc
5520 2nd St SW
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2H 0G9
Office: +01 (403) 228-1235 
Cell: +01 (403) 478-8730

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