A7N8X Deluxe v2.0 Bios 1007 flashed. Memory Controller que..

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I just flashed my A7N8X Deluxe v.2.0 to the 1007 bios (late, I know,
but didn't really feel I needed it updated until I ordered a SATA hard
drive to replace my current one). I used the Alt-F2 method and all
seemed to go well, except for the machine rebooting without any sort
of "Flash Complete" message. On reboot it showed the 1007 as current
bios version.

When WinXP (Home) loaded, it repeatedly showed the "Found New
Hardware" message for the Nforce2 memory controller, and for PCI
memory.

I check in the System Devices section of the Device Manager and it is
showing 5 Nvidia Nforce2 Memory Controller entries. I'm posting on the
machine right now, so all seems ok, but is this something I should
worry about, and if so, is there a fix for it?

I did a Go ogle search for multiple memory controllers winxp a7n8x but
it didn't help much, so I'm hoping there are those still out there
using this board who may be able to help me.

Thank you.

Don
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    Don Reese wrote:

    > I just flashed my A7N8X Deluxe v.2.0 to the 1007 bios (late, I know,
    > but didn't really feel I needed it updated until I ordered a SATA hard
    > drive to replace my current one). I used the Alt-F2 method and all
    > seemed to go well, except for the machine rebooting without any sort
    > of "Flash Complete" message. On reboot it showed the 1007 as current
    > bios version.
    >
    > When WinXP (Home) loaded, it repeatedly showed the "Found New
    > Hardware" message for the Nforce2 memory controller, and for PCI
    > memory.
    >
    > I check in the System Devices section of the Device Manager and it is
    > showing 5 Nvidia Nforce2 Memory Controller entries. I'm posting on the
    > machine right now, so all seems ok, but is this something I should
    > worry about, and if so, is there a fix for it?
    >
    > I did a Go ogle search for multiple memory controllers winxp a7n8x but
    > it didn't help much, so I'm hoping there are those still out there
    > using this board who may be able to help me.
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    > Don

    Don,
    Using the current nVidia Unified Driver Package 2.42, I have 4 nForce2
    controllers and 1 nForce Ultra 400 controller, with WinXP SP1. Same
    board/BIOS. IIRC there were that many on previous drivers also, so you
    should be OK if you haven't updated them yet.
  2. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    Don Reese wrote:
    > I check in the System Devices section of the Device Manager and it is
    > showing 5 Nvidia Nforce2 Memory Controller entries. I'm posting on the
    > machine right now, so all seems ok, but is this something I should
    > worry about, and if so, is there a fix for it?

    Same here.

    I think it's correct (well I have 4 and 1 Ultra)

    Ben
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    Yep, four regulars and one ultra
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    On Sun, 6 Jun 2004 18:12:15 +0100, "Nero" <nero@rome.it> wrote:

    >Yep, four regulars and one ultra
    >
    Thanks for all the answers. I figured it was a case of my not being
    observant of my device manager information in the past.

    I guess the reason I don't have the one Ultra is I'm using the ASUS
    Nvidia driver version rather than the Nvidia set. I'd read about
    people having problems just installing one over the other (mostly due
    to the sound drivers I understand), so I didn't run that update.

    However, if there's a fairly painless way to be running the latest
    drivers without a completely clean install, I'm all ears.

    Thanks again to all those who helped with this.

    Don
    --
    Don Reese
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    When I first got the A7N8X DEL v2.0 I installed the ASUS Nvidia drivers.
    Later I updated to the Nvidia set without uninstalling the ASUS ones and there
    were no problems.
    Since then I have "updated" about 4 times,some being remixes, and every time
    things went smoothly.
    I run a Radeon Video card so in some of the earlier driver versions I did remove
    the Nvidia video drivers from the install and still had no problems.The latest
    Nvidia drivers do not have their video drivers as part of the package any
    more.As for sound drivers ...once the driver package is unzipped you can see all
    of its components and install each one separately or all at the same time.If a
    sound driver is causing problems you can "rollback" to the previous one.
    peter
    "Don Reese" <dhreese@chartermi.nett> wrote in message
    news:9me7c0tgs1btjl6ptjpfcv1su648075m0a@4ax.com...
    > On Sun, 6 Jun 2004 18:12:15 +0100, "Nero" <nero@rome.it> wrote:
    >
    > >Yep, four regulars and one ultra
    > >
    > Thanks for all the answers. I figured it was a case of my not being
    > observant of my device manager information in the past.
    >
    > I guess the reason I don't have the one Ultra is I'm using the ASUS
    > Nvidia driver version rather than the Nvidia set. I'd read about
    > people having problems just installing one over the other (mostly due
    > to the sound drivers I understand), so I didn't run that update.
    >
    > However, if there's a fairly painless way to be running the latest
    > drivers without a completely clean install, I'm all ears.
    >
    > Thanks again to all those who helped with this.
    >
    > Don
    > --
    > Don Reese
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    On Mon, 07 Jun 2004 03:51:04 GMT, "peter" <peter@telus.net> wrote:

    >When I first got the A7N8X DEL v2.0 I installed the ASUS Nvidia drivers.
    >Later I updated to the Nvidia set without uninstalling the ASUS ones and there
    >were no problems.
    >Since then I have "updated" about 4 times,some being remixes, and every time
    >things went smoothly.
    >I run a Radeon Video card so in some of the earlier driver versions I did remove
    >the Nvidia video drivers from the install and still had no problems.The latest
    >Nvidia drivers do not have their video drivers as part of the package any
    >more.As for sound drivers ...once the driver package is unzipped you can see all
    >of its components and install each one separately or all at the same time.If a
    >sound driver is causing problems you can "rollback" to the previous one.
    >peter
    >"Don Reese" <dhreese@chartermi.nett> wrote in message
    >news:9me7c0tgs1btjl6ptjpfcv1su648075m0a@4ax.com...
    >> On Sun, 6 Jun 2004 18:12:15 +0100, "Nero" <nero@rome.it> wrote:
    >>
    >> >Yep, four regulars and one ultra
    >> >
    >> Thanks for all the answers. I figured it was a case of my not being
    >> observant of my device manager information in the past.
    >>
    >> I guess the reason I don't have the one Ultra is I'm using the ASUS
    >> Nvidia driver version rather than the Nvidia set. I'd read about
    >> people having problems just installing one over the other (mostly due
    >> to the sound drivers I understand), so I didn't run that update.
    >>
    >> However, if there's a fairly painless way to be running the latest
    >> drivers without a completely clean install, I'm all ears.
    >>
    >> Thanks again to all those who helped with this.

    Thanks for the information, Peter. I may wind up just reinstalling
    from scratch and using Nvidia drivers only.

    Ever since the bios flash, my computer has spontaneously rebooted
    while playing (in this case) Dark Age of Camelot. I never had this
    problem with the prior bios (1003).

    I haven't seen it happen while doing anything else, though, so I'm
    thinking perhaps an uninstall and reinstall of the video drivers may
    help. (One message after a reboot said the problem appears to be in
    the ati-something.drv so I'm thinking it's worth a shot.) I have an
    ATI Radeon 9700 Pro installed.

    Also, I noticed my monitor (Samsung 191T) is listed twice in the
    device manager. This may have been something that was there all along,
    but in this case I doubt it. That would be something easily noticed as
    I scanned the list every now and then. Should I delete one or both of
    these entries? Both say they are working correctly.

    In my post above I mentioned people having trouble with sound drivers.
    I guess I should have said, I read they had problems with the control
    panel and not being able to access it after installing Nvidia drivers
    over the ASUS ones. If you've had no problems, I may yet give it a
    try.

    Thanks to all who have helped so far. I appreciate it.

    Don

    --
    Don Reese
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    Sometime on, or about Wed, 09 Jun 2004 22:00:48 -0500, Don Reese
    scribbled:

    > On Mon, 07 Jun 2004 03:51:04 GMT, "peter" <peter@telus.net> wrote:
    >
    >>When I first got the A7N8X DEL v2.0 I installed the ASUS Nvidia drivers.
    >>Later I updated to the Nvidia set without uninstalling the ASUS ones and there
    >>were no problems.
    >>Since then I have "updated" about 4 times,some being remixes, and every time
    >>things went smoothly.
    >>I run a Radeon Video card so in some of the earlier driver versions I did remove
    >>the Nvidia video drivers from the install and still had no problems.The latest
    >>Nvidia drivers do not have their video drivers as part of the package any
    >>more.As for sound drivers ...once the driver package is unzipped you can see all
    >>of its components and install each one separately or all at the same time.If a
    >>sound driver is causing problems you can "rollback" to the previous one.
    >>peter
    >>"Don Reese" <dhreese@chartermi.nett> wrote in message
    >>news:9me7c0tgs1btjl6ptjpfcv1su648075m0a@4ax.com...
    >>> On Sun, 6 Jun 2004 18:12:15 +0100, "Nero" <nero@rome.it> wrote:
    >>>
    >>> >Yep, four regulars and one ultra
    >>> >
    >>> Thanks for all the answers. I figured it was a case of my not being
    >>> observant of my device manager information in the past.
    >>>
    >>> I guess the reason I don't have the one Ultra is I'm using the ASUS
    >>> Nvidia driver version rather than the Nvidia set. I'd read about
    >>> people having problems just installing one over the other (mostly due
    >>> to the sound drivers I understand), so I didn't run that update.
    >>>
    >>> However, if there's a fairly painless way to be running the latest
    >>> drivers without a completely clean install, I'm all ears.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks again to all those who helped with this.
    >
    > Thanks for the information, Peter. I may wind up just reinstalling
    > from scratch and using Nvidia drivers only.
    >
    > Ever since the bios flash, my computer has spontaneously rebooted
    > while playing (in this case) Dark Age of Camelot. I never had this
    > problem with the prior bios (1003).
    >
    > I haven't seen it happen while doing anything else, though, so I'm
    > thinking perhaps an uninstall and reinstall of the video drivers may
    > help. (One message after a reboot said the problem appears to be in
    > the ati-something.drv so I'm thinking it's worth a shot.) I have an
    > ATI Radeon 9700 Pro installed.
    >
    > Also, I noticed my monitor (Samsung 191T) is listed twice in the
    > device manager. This may have been something that was there all along,
    > but in this case I doubt it. That would be something easily noticed as
    > I scanned the list every now and then. Should I delete one or both of
    > these entries? Both say they are working correctly.
    >
    > In my post above I mentioned people having trouble with sound drivers.
    > I guess I should have said, I read they had problems with the control
    > panel and not being able to access it after installing Nvidia drivers
    > over the ASUS ones. If you've had no problems, I may yet give it a
    > try.
    >
    > Thanks to all who have helped so far. I appreciate it.
    >
    > Don

    Although I have an older board (1.04), I also have the 5 memory
    controller items using the 1007 BIOS. Nothing says Ultra though. I'm
    using the latest nVidia platform drivers (version 4.24) and the
    current ATI drivers (version 4.6) for my Radeon 9500. I'm using the
    same monitor as you, but it only shows up once. However, the display
    device shows up twice, but that's normal for this graphic card.

    When I flash my BIOS, I always boot from a floppy with no drivers on
    it, but with awdflash.exe and the BIOS file. I then flash the BIOS
    using the command:
    awdflash AN8D1007.BIN BIOS.OLD /py /sy /cd /cp /cc /LD /E

    This wipes out the old settings, saves the current BIOS as "bios.old"
    and then flashes the BIOS. You need to reboot and finally re-set all
    your BIOS settings to the way you want it. I've never had a problem
    doing it this way.

    Sam
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    <snipped>
    >> Thanks for the information, Peter. I may wind up just reinstalling
    >> from scratch and using Nvidia drivers only.
    >>
    >> Ever since the bios flash, my computer has spontaneously rebooted
    >> while playing (in this case) Dark Age of Camelot. I never had this
    >> problem with the prior bios (1003).
    >>
    >> I haven't seen it happen while doing anything else, though, so I'm
    >> thinking perhaps an uninstall and reinstall of the video drivers may
    >> help. (One message after a reboot said the problem appears to be in
    >> the ati-something.drv so I'm thinking it's worth a shot.) I have an
    >> ATI Radeon 9700 Pro installed.
    >>
    >> Also, I noticed my monitor (Samsung 191T) is listed twice in the
    >> device manager. This may have been something that was there all along,
    >> but in this case I doubt it. That would be something easily noticed as
    >> I scanned the list every now and then. Should I delete one or both of
    >> these entries? Both say they are working correctly.
    >>
    >> In my post above I mentioned people having trouble with sound drivers.
    >> I guess I should have said, I read they had problems with the control
    >> panel and not being able to access it after installing Nvidia drivers
    >> over the ASUS ones. If you've had no problems, I may yet give it a
    >> try.
    >>
    >> Thanks to all who have helped so far. I appreciate it.
    >>
    >> Don
    >
    >Although I have an older board (1.04), I also have the 5 memory
    >controller items using the 1007 BIOS. Nothing says Ultra though. I'm
    >using the latest nVidia platform drivers (version 4.24) and the
    >current ATI drivers (version 4.6) for my Radeon 9500. I'm using the
    >same monitor as you, but it only shows up once. However, the display
    >device shows up twice, but that's normal for this graphic card.

    Yes, once for primary and once for secondary.

    >When I flash my BIOS, I always boot from a floppy with no drivers on
    >it, but with awdflash.exe and the BIOS file. I then flash the BIOS
    >using the command:
    >awdflash AN8D1007.BIN BIOS.OLD /py /sy /cd /cp /cc /LD /E

    This was the first time I tried the 'automatic' method. The process
    itself didn't leave a very good taste in my mouth, what with no
    message at the end that the flash was complete - just a reboot and a
    couple beeps and the 1007 showing as the current bios on the boot
    screen.

    >This wipes out the old settings, saves the current BIOS as "bios.old"
    >and then flashes the BIOS. You need to reboot and finally re-set all
    >your BIOS settings to the way you want it. I've never had a problem
    >doing it this way.
    >
    >Sam
    >
    Thanks, Sam. I'll try reflashing the bios after whittling down my
    monitor entries to one.

    Here are the things I've done so far to try track down the cause of
    the random rebooting since flashing 1007:

    1.Uninstalled old Radeon Drivers and control panel.
    2. Installed new drivers (newest at the time, 4.5) and control panel

    Computer still crashed.

    3. Unchecked the option in System Properties to automatically reboot
    on error. Hopefully when it happens again I'll be able to see on the
    BSOD what caused it.

    4. Ran memtest86 for 19 hours. No errors on 38 passes.

    I'm now about to go remove one of the monitor entries in the Device
    Manager to see if that makes a difference. If not, I'll reflash the
    bios using the method you mentioned.

    Thanks to everyone who is trying to help with this. Your information
    is very much appreciated.

    Don
    --
    Don Reese
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    Don,
    Greetings and hallucinations from just north of Fantasy Land (Washington,
    DC)!
    What, pray tell, were you trying to fix? Flash a BIOS only to cure a
    problem. Flashing to just have the lastest and greatest is courting the
    bitch Goddess Disaster with red roses, Godiva® chocolates and a 10 karet
    water white flawless diamond from Tiffany's. With that on offer she is sure
    to pay you a call. You will find that she is a lousy date.
    That being said, have you reinstalled the nVidia drivers for the board?
    Sometimes they get confused when the BIOS is changed.
    Peace,
    Paul
    "Don Reese" <dhreese@chartermi.nett> wrote in message
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    > <snipped>
    > >> Thanks for the information, Peter. I may wind up just reinstalling
    > >> from scratch and using Nvidia drivers only.
    > >>
    > >> Ever since the bios flash, my computer has spontaneously rebooted
    > >> while playing (in this case) Dark Age of Camelot. I never had this
    > >> problem with the prior bios (1003).
    > >>
    > >> I haven't seen it happen while doing anything else, though, so I'm
    > >> thinking perhaps an uninstall and reinstall of the video drivers may
    > >> help. (One message after a reboot said the problem appears to be in
    > >> the ati-something.drv so I'm thinking it's worth a shot.) I have an
    > >> ATI Radeon 9700 Pro installed.
    > >>
    > >> Also, I noticed my monitor (Samsung 191T) is listed twice in the
    > >> device manager. This may have been something that was there all along,
    > >> but in this case I doubt it. That would be something easily noticed as
    > >> I scanned the list every now and then. Should I delete one or both of
    > >> these entries? Both say they are working correctly.
    > >>
    > >> In my post above I mentioned people having trouble with sound drivers.
    > >> I guess I should have said, I read they had problems with the control
    > >> panel and not being able to access it after installing Nvidia drivers
    > >> over the ASUS ones. If you've had no problems, I may yet give it a
    > >> try.
    > >>
    > >> Thanks to all who have helped so far. I appreciate it.
    > >>
    > >> Don
    > >
    > >Although I have an older board (1.04), I also have the 5 memory
    > >controller items using the 1007 BIOS. Nothing says Ultra though. I'm
    > >using the latest nVidia platform drivers (version 4.24) and the
    > >current ATI drivers (version 4.6) for my Radeon 9500. I'm using the
    > >same monitor as you, but it only shows up once. However, the display
    > >device shows up twice, but that's normal for this graphic card.
    >
    > Yes, once for primary and once for secondary.
    >
    > >When I flash my BIOS, I always boot from a floppy with no drivers on
    > >it, but with awdflash.exe and the BIOS file. I then flash the BIOS
    > >using the command:
    > >awdflash AN8D1007.BIN BIOS.OLD /py /sy /cd /cp /cc /LD /E
    >
    > This was the first time I tried the 'automatic' method. The process
    > itself didn't leave a very good taste in my mouth, what with no
    > message at the end that the flash was complete - just a reboot and a
    > couple beeps and the 1007 showing as the current bios on the boot
    > screen.
    >
    > >This wipes out the old settings, saves the current BIOS as "bios.old"
    > >and then flashes the BIOS. You need to reboot and finally re-set all
    > >your BIOS settings to the way you want it. I've never had a problem
    > >doing it this way.
    > >
    > >Sam
    > >
    > Thanks, Sam. I'll try reflashing the bios after whittling down my
    > monitor entries to one.
    >
    > Here are the things I've done so far to try track down the cause of
    > the random rebooting since flashing 1007:
    >
    > 1.Uninstalled old Radeon Drivers and control panel.
    > 2. Installed new drivers (newest at the time, 4.5) and control panel
    >
    > Computer still crashed.
    >
    > 3. Unchecked the option in System Properties to automatically reboot
    > on error. Hopefully when it happens again I'll be able to see on the
    > BSOD what caused it.
    >
    > 4. Ran memtest86 for 19 hours. No errors on 38 passes.
    >
    > I'm now about to go remove one of the monitor entries in the Device
    > Manager to see if that makes a difference. If not, I'll reflash the
    > bios using the method you mentioned.
    >
    > Thanks to everyone who is trying to help with this. Your information
    > is very much appreciated.
    >
    > Don
    > --
    > Don Reese
    >
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    On Sat, 19 Jun 2004 19:19:41 -0400, "Paul D. Motzenbecker, Jr."
    <stargazerRemovetheobvious@cavtel.net> wrote:

    >Don,
    >Greetings and hallucinations from just north of Fantasy Land (Washington,
    >DC)!

    Hi Paul,

    Greetings from Minnesota! :)

    >What, pray tell, were you trying to fix? Flash a BIOS only to cure a
    >problem. Flashing to just have the lastest and greatest is courting the
    >bitch Goddess Disaster with red roses, Godiva® chocolates and a 10 karet
    >water white flawless diamond from Tiffany's. With that on offer she is sure
    >to pay you a call. You will find that she is a lousy date.

    I realize that it's not a good idea to flash the bios 'just because'.
    That's why I was still at 1003 until I updated this board to 1007 in
    preparation for a new SATA drive I had ordered. I had read that the
    1007 included improvements to the SATA bios. I suppose my mistake was
    in not just seeing how well the 1003 handled the SATA drive.

    >That being said, have you reinstalled the nVidia drivers for the board?
    >Sometimes they get confused when the BIOS is changed.

    This I haven't done. Wasn't sure whether to reinstall the ASUS version
    or go ahead and try installing the nVidia reference ones over the ASUS
    version. I really have no idea how to uninstall the ASUS so it'd be an
    install over them if I went that way.

    Since I posted the message and responses below, I've done a few more
    things.

    I've uninstalled the video drivers and reinstalled new ones that came
    out the day I was updating the drivers. :)

    After unchecking the "Restart on Error" option in WinXP, I had one
    crash to the BSOD where it pointed to an ATI file as the problem. I've
    also had the system STILL completely reboot, and one occurrence where
    it appeared all that happened was I lost the video. My LCD went blank,
    yet the computer seemed to still be running.

    I tried timing the reboots. It appears the first one occurs around 1
    hour, to 1:10. The second one around 20 minutes later. (This was while
    in-game, playing DAoC. The only crash I've had out of the game was
    after five hours of playing MP3s with Winamp while playing Kyodai
    Mahjonng.) When I opened the case and directed a fan on the innards, I
    was able to put the reboot back to another hour. I suspected heat
    problems with the video card, but it felt merely warm to the touch
    after these reboots (as far as the ram chips,anyway. Wasn't able to
    touch the actual GPU obviously).

    ASUS Probe shows the MB and CPU temps to be around 30C and 40C max.
    Usually about 27 and 35 or so, so I don't think the CPU is
    overheating.

    I blew out the case in case dust was a problem. I didn't really see
    any standing dust on the CPU or Video card (though I am unable to
    extract my dust filter from the front of my Antec Sonata case. After a
    few attempts at pressing on tabs and pulling the filter out, both tabs
    broke and the filter hasn't budged).

    I've ordered a new video card in case the 9700 Pro is failing, and a
    new power supply (current one is Antec 380), just in case the BIOS
    somehow caused the board to use a bit more juice. I admit, I have no
    idea if that's even possible, but it seemed that the problems only
    occurred when there was a lot of video activity so I leaned toward it
    being either the card actually going, or the card demanding a bit more
    juice and putting the PSU over the edge and causing a reset.

    In all cases, I am able to use the system immediately after one of
    these reboots, and there never is any weird graphical artifacts prior
    to a reboot.

    Sorry this got so long. I do thank all of you for reading and posting
    possible ideas.

    >Peace,

    To you also,

    >Paul

    Don

    My system is fairly plain:
    ASUS A7N8X Deluxe v2 1007 bios
    Athlon 2500+ Barton core
    1g Kingston PC 2700 ram (as mentioned, passed memtest for 19 hours and
    38 passes)
    ATI Radeon 9700 Pro
    120GB WD IDE hard drive
    LiteOn DVD/CD-RW combo drive
    LiteOn 52x CD-RW drive
    Samsung Syncmaster 191T monitor


    >"Don Reese" <dhreese@chartermi.nett> wrote in message
    >news:fh7ic0tg7s9mp8df501tve67q6r8jtn7be@4ax.com...
    >> <snipped>
    >> >> Thanks for the information, Peter. I may wind up just reinstalling
    >> >> from scratch and using Nvidia drivers only.
    >> >>
    >> >> Ever since the bios flash, my computer has spontaneously rebooted
    >> >> while playing (in this case) Dark Age of Camelot. I never had this
    >> >> problem with the prior bios (1003).
    >> >>
    >> >> I haven't seen it happen while doing anything else, though, so I'm
    >> >> thinking perhaps an uninstall and reinstall of the video drivers may
    >> >> help. (One message after a reboot said the problem appears to be in
    >> >> the ati-something.drv so I'm thinking it's worth a shot.) I have an
    >> >> ATI Radeon 9700 Pro installed.
    >> >>
    >> >> Also, I noticed my monitor (Samsung 191T) is listed twice in the
    >> >> device manager. This may have been something that was there all along,
    >> >> but in this case I doubt it. That would be something easily noticed as
    >> >> I scanned the list every now and then. Should I delete one or both of
    >> >> these entries? Both say they are working correctly.
    >> >>
    >> >> In my post above I mentioned people having trouble with sound drivers.
    >> >> I guess I should have said, I read they had problems with the control
    >> >> panel and not being able to access it after installing Nvidia drivers
    >> >> over the ASUS ones. If you've had no problems, I may yet give it a
    >> >> try.
    >> >>
    >> >> Thanks to all who have helped so far. I appreciate it.
    >> >>
    >> >> Don
    >> >
    >> >Although I have an older board (1.04), I also have the 5 memory
    >> >controller items using the 1007 BIOS. Nothing says Ultra though. I'm
    >> >using the latest nVidia platform drivers (version 4.24) and the
    >> >current ATI drivers (version 4.6) for my Radeon 9500. I'm using the
    >> >same monitor as you, but it only shows up once. However, the display
    >> >device shows up twice, but that's normal for this graphic card.
    >>
    >> Yes, once for primary and once for secondary.
    >>
    >> >When I flash my BIOS, I always boot from a floppy with no drivers on
    >> >it, but with awdflash.exe and the BIOS file. I then flash the BIOS
    >> >using the command:
    >> >awdflash AN8D1007.BIN BIOS.OLD /py /sy /cd /cp /cc /LD /E
    >>
    >> This was the first time I tried the 'automatic' method. The process
    >> itself didn't leave a very good taste in my mouth, what with no
    >> message at the end that the flash was complete - just a reboot and a
    >> couple beeps and the 1007 showing as the current bios on the boot
    >> screen.
    >>
    >> >This wipes out the old settings, saves the current BIOS as "bios.old"
    >> >and then flashes the BIOS. You need to reboot and finally re-set all
    >> >your BIOS settings to the way you want it. I've never had a problem
    >> >doing it this way.
    >> >
    >> >Sam
    >> >
    >> Thanks, Sam. I'll try reflashing the bios after whittling down my
    >> monitor entries to one.
    >>
    >> Here are the things I've done so far to try track down the cause of
    >> the random rebooting since flashing 1007:
    >>
    >> 1.Uninstalled old Radeon Drivers and control panel.
    >> 2. Installed new drivers (newest at the time, 4.5) and control panel
    >>
    >> Computer still crashed.
    >>
    >> 3. Unchecked the option in System Properties to automatically reboot
    >> on error. Hopefully when it happens again I'll be able to see on the
    >> BSOD what caused it.
    >>
    >> 4. Ran memtest86 for 19 hours. No errors on 38 passes.
    >>
    >> I'm now about to go remove one of the monitor entries in the Device
    >> Manager to see if that makes a difference. If not, I'll reflash the
    >> bios using the method you mentioned.
    >>
    >> Thanks to everyone who is trying to help with this. Your information
    >> is very much appreciated.
    >>
    >> Don
    >> --
    >> Don Reese

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    Don Reese
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