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Ordered a P5N72-T Dlx, new board looks good for 780i With LLC!

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June 2, 2008 3:32:23 PM

I have finally decided upon a new SLI board!

Asus' P5N72-T

Supposedly its their maximus formula/strikerII combo with the bugs worked out.
Guess when you taint a name of a board with 10 bios revisions in a few months, it scares people off, so just re name the whole thing! That will get them back!

Anywho, its sporting alot of features, and since its the formula, I assume the Load Line Calibration will work! Trip sli, or Dual 2.0 SLI also helps, and of course, since its their formula cross breed, you get the un official support for 400 FSB.

Oh, and the fact that new Egg went back to the 30 day no hassle return policy on MoBos helped. Those of us who somewhat maybe kinda sorta know what they are supposedly doing when trying to overclock appreciate the no hassle returns, because I will know in 24 hours if I wanna keep this board.

At least they didnt make it a Striker II price, I can deal with 250$ as long as it works, so expect a review of this board by the end of the week! I dont exactly know how new it is... anyone else plan on getting one? The fact that it has LLC makes it a step beyond other 780i boards, if it works! .08-.09 VDrop and droop combo blows big time. Just what I need, 1.5850 to get 1.50 loaded, yeah, thats a whole lot of over clocking wasted! Hell, if its gonna get 1.5850 anyways, I want it to have zero droop and drop! That way you get every Mhz for that high voltage cost!

CPU COOLER XIGMATEK|HDT-S1283 R - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$36.99)
(Shipped from City of Industry, CA)
MB ASUS P5N72-T PREMIUM NF780I SLI - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$259.99)
(Shipped from City of Industry, CA)
CPU CLEAN|ARCTIC CLEAN ACN-60ML % - OEM (Qty=1, Price=$5.99)
(Shipped from City of Industry, CA)

Extended Warranty Fee: 0
Subtotal: 302.97
TAX: 0.00
Shipping and Handling Charge**: 14.57
Total: 317.54

Feel free to ask questions, if you too are interested in this board. Should arrive on thursday, but i know I will have it by Friday! Yippie! GT, GTS and Ultra SLI's, Oh, My!

--Lupi
June 2, 2008 4:06:33 PM

let us know what the 780i is truly capable of Lupi!!!

but to be honest i still no confidence in Nforce mobo with intel Quadies.PROVE ME WRONG!
June 3, 2008 5:26:57 AM

Hehe, got a 750i today as well, that one I found at a store local, so why not, 150 bucks and all that. The other is on order...

--Lupi
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June 7, 2008 12:46:39 AM

So what's the verdict?
June 7, 2008 1:22:02 AM

Man, its a tough board to crack! Been working on it for 2 days! It has the usual FSB to memory divider problems, that causes No posts, or freezes while loading vista... At 1333 or higher it appeared totally unstable and had the random re boots, bsods and freezes. I have seen it all before on my 680i chipset board.

However... I appear to have found an interesting stable area. 425 FSB or 1700 QDR appears to be fine, and after a little VTT and a VRef adjustment for the noise level of these NVidia chipsets, and its been Prime 95 small ffts for hours already. That is usable...

You'll have to figure out the memory divider junk yourself, it appears to like only certain areas. This prolly only applies to the q6x00 series chips. The boards have never liked them.

Load Line Calibration only offsets VDroop. The VDrop is rather large, near .0750, but thats all you will see. So thats a bit better than the other boards. I expect a Bios fix will help later on, because their Maximus formula, the basic layout of this board, has a fully functional load line calibration that makes you only receive a .0250 Vdrop and no VDroop.

As long as it hits a good FSB, I havent tested over 425 yet, because I needed a stable starting ground!

You may manually need to enter Trd, because there is no strap selection. Because there is no strap selection, and I had TRD problems, that shows that the board tries to default to the lowest strap to NB that offers your selected speed.

I expect that to also get fixed.. the memory strap issues. I didn't even know you can apply a lesser than FSB speed rating to your RAM, and it sure the hell didnt like running in 16:15 mode, lol! Ram was like 778 and FSB was more!! BSODs and no posts Oh, my!

Its priming away for hours...

After you clear up the memory related and strap related problems. First copule times, I could small FFT, but the instant I started a Blend, re start! Thats a good sign right there that something is up, especially when the RAM was at stock. Now its OC'd and appears fine!

if you'd like a specific test or info, let me know!!

--Lupi
June 10, 2008 11:15:24 AM

Okay, I think I found a stable starting ground now, and stole a beta bios from some chinese web site that helped!! Could't read a thing at the site, but when I saw a file name P5N72T401.rom I knew what it was, and it linked to a asus ftp site, then flashed like a charm!

Priming 3.6 @ the usual 400 FSB Q6600 with a loaded vcore of 1.312. (Thats Fing 1.4000 in the bios, how lame is that?) However, the Load Line calibration does stem off vdroop! The reduced VCore to 1.312 is solely the fault of VDrop only.

@ 3.6 with stock 8800 GT factory OC it did get a 17442 3dmark 06 score. I dunno if thats good or bad. Sounded decent to me. I will have to work on her some more, but I am happy!

--Lupi
June 10, 2008 1:27:37 PM

yeah thats some very nice score.is that 3dmark score SLI or just single card?
June 10, 2008 8:13:30 PM

Amazing, I believe its stable!

Prime Loaded over 8 hours in!


Prime Idle afterwards.


Saundra P.A.


Saundra M.M.


Basic 3d mark score @ 3.6 with stock GT's.


Of course I will be tinkering with it a bit more, and fine tuning it, if I can!
It's one hell of a chore to OC on these things.

--Lupi
June 10, 2008 8:17:06 PM

2.4V vcore?it must be burning!!!

thats some pretty amazing result had to say.

(hate it everytime i see your VID 1.2V Q6600!!!)jealousy takes over!!!!
June 10, 2008 8:18:15 PM

sorry i only saw the second sensor.its 1.3V.lol
June 10, 2008 9:56:56 PM

Yeah, thats some weird other rating, and it has an impact as well! I need to figure out what its doing to know how to use it!

I had to use the 1.2000 VID, it's the only one that can handle the voltage well! 1.312 for 9 hours!!! Hows that for a q6600 Loaded 3.6 Ghz speed?

I Love seeing others @ 1.55000+ VCore to get 3.6 with NVidia chipsets! Makes me appreciate the 1.2000 all the more. Just raised my 3d mark to 17448...

It appears that high though stable NB voltage can effect the over all speed you get from yer comp. I need to do more tests! Went from 1.50 to 1.42 and gained 100+ points for free.

That's a handy piece of info for everyone always using 1.45 volts for 400 FSB. (Like me) Hmmm... more tests are needed!!

--Lupi
June 10, 2008 9:58:46 PM

1.2000 VID also makes me feel for everyone who has paid for a retail box q6600 in the past 6 months. All have been 1.3000 or 1.3250 chips. (Dunno about the middle of those two, 1.3125, dont see it much, though I had a B3 chip that had the same VID.)

1.2000!!!

--Lupi
June 11, 2008 12:23:27 AM

you went from 1.50 to 1.42v and its mroe stable?was it overheating??
June 11, 2008 2:16:52 AM

I am just guessing that when the NB is over volted, it causes a minute amount of feed back or something that can interfere with speed.

Got me, but it did work. Went to 1.34 and it bombed after 15 mins of prime, so ended up at 1.38 I think it was!

--Lupi
June 13, 2008 4:56:09 PM

How odd that I can not change my FSB up or down and retain stability! It must take a fine balance of junk to keep 3.6 on these NVidia chipsets!

--Lupi
Anonymous
a b K Overclocking
June 19, 2008 2:27:05 PM

I just got this board yesterday - talk about being touchy......

Lupiron, I updated to the 401 bios, made things alot easier but the system is still flaky to say the least - you have any tips that you might want to pass on? Right now I am pretty much leaving everything on Auto since when I make any subtle changes to anything it fails to boot and I have to cycle power to get it to come back online.

System Spec
(2) CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820145197

(2) Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Raid 0
Item #:N82E16822136260

(1) Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit English 1pk DSP OEI DVD for System Builders
Item #:N82E16832116493

(1) ZALMAN CNPS 9700 NT 110mm 2 Ball Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler
Item #:N82E16835118020

(1) ASUS P5N72-T Premium LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #:N82E16813131294

(2) BFG Tech GeForce 9800 GX2 BFGE981024GX2E Video Card - SLI
Item #:N82E16814143128

(1) Thermaltake Toughpower W0132RU 1000W Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817153053

(1) Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 3.0GHz LGA 775 130W Processor
Item #: N82E16819115034


Its been along time since I have visted these boards, last time I really did any mods to a system was when the 3.2 478's hit the market, it's been running in my vapochill on a IC7-G at 3.85 Ghz ever since. Never really needed the upgrade till now and I have been out of the loop way to long. :) 
June 19, 2008 6:42:53 PM

Yeah, she's real touchy alright!! But, it will work!

I haven't played with it in a few days, and I am using a different chip,,, where did you wanna OC that quad to? I am hoping it will be a bit easier on the new 45 NM chips, since the board is a custom Asus, and new, it should fully support it. The q6x00 series has always been a pain on 680i boards, and 780i is just a revision.

Can you run Core Temp and list the VID of your Quad?

The ol' 400 FSB is always a good place to start. (And is the only one I have gotten 100% stable.)

The board Bios will swap junk back to auto if everything isn't manually set, lol. Also, tell me what type of problems you have. Freezes, as in, just the image of the desktop stuck, requiring a hard re set, BSODs, Auto re boots without a displayed error, etc...

And tell me what you have tried, if you remember!

--Lupi
Anonymous
a b K Overclocking
June 20, 2008 2:57:24 PM

Well to start out and I just found this out, When I updated my NForce drivers it waxed the OS, turns out you have to walk it thru a specific order so I am reloading again.

I have to manually set the multiplier on the chip it wants to default to 5 instead of 9. Manually entering in the timings for the memory usually causes a failed boot, and have to power off, do 3 or 4 4 second resets before it will boot again.

I am not looking for an extreme overclock on this, somewhere between 3.3 and 3.5 with the 8 GB's of ram. I pulled CPUID on it the last time I was up but do not remember the VID or the core temp exactly but it was less than 40.

Let eme get this reloaded again and I will get back to you.

Thanks
June 20, 2008 8:41:39 PM

That sucks! I didnt have any problems like that after installing the new drivers, etc... The memory thing. Try leaving it linked, and then changing the divider yourself to get the RAM speed you want.

I have noticed that it doesnt like to save settings on re boot!

And I have only found the one way to get it going.

Remember, we got a 1 month old board now. There is just the initial release and the 401 beta bios. There will be more, and they should fix a whole host of problems.

I don't really know what one was telling the truth. When I save and re start, it displayes on the POST screen that my RAM speed is faster, and my processor speed, as a result from raising the FSB, but upon boot into windows, all the tools show it still at 400 x 9, CPUz, Core Temp, etc.

What one is lying?

Lemme know when you get her up and runnin'!

--Lupi
June 21, 2008 9:55:27 PM

lupiron, can you post your bios file? The asus ftp site has been down for a week and I cannot OC my q6600 or my q6700. I just traded in my p5n-t deluxe, and I am starting to wish that I had kept it. It could do 3.6 on my q6600 with an aftermarket air cooler, but the board would get rather warm. Thought with more copper and after about 12 bios updates, mabye asus got it right with this newer board, but I feel like I am back in January, starting from scratch.

thanks
Chris
June 21, 2008 10:39:30 PM

hehe, sure, gotta get it off a thumb drive, if you give me yer e mail addy, I can toss it your way. It'll help!!

--Lupi
June 22, 2008 6:50:41 PM

Thanks for the update. No luck however. I cannot overclock this board to save my life. Mabye it is the ram 2048 1066 c5d corsair. If I try to change the timings it just freezes and beeps on reboot. I cannot even get 3.0 @ 1333 9x multi.
The chip will do 4ghz, I have done it on my other 780i. You think the board is a bad one?

I am also getting random voltage fluctuations on pc probe. The ram jumps anywhere from 0.0 to 3.8
and the processor from 0.3 to 2.3 volts. I have manually set the voltage for both, and I still ocasionally get the spikes.
New 1000w XION PSU too, all voltages read almost perfect, except 5v, which read 5.24, a little high I think, but not too bad. 3.3 is 3.3 and 12v is 11.84v
I have an ultra heat exchanger cooler as well, so I am getting kinda bummed at the inability of this board to do anything.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Chris
June 22, 2008 7:11:15 PM

Sure, have an AIM name and a time you can be on? Its a weird chipset board, and its tough on OCing, but you can get there.

The chipset itself appears to have a bit of low level interference that can block just about anything unless you compensate for it.

I happen to be in the Pacific TZ, just so you know!

--Lupi
June 23, 2008 1:40:50 PM

Nice I get kicked after two post - must not have successfully activated the account from the email. :pfff: 

Lupiron,

I gave up on this board for now, between its resets, hard power downs, and instability I am shelfing it till they put out some updates. Adding to my fustration was the other hardware combination and setup that I want to run. First My Vista64 already has SP1 in it. Second I want Striped raid with the Velociraptors and 8GB of ram along with SLI. Vista installs with no issues, I have working sound and Network without any NForce drivers. As soon as I install any of the NForce drivers I get no network or sound from the 9 series pack along with a pop up that the raid drives where encountering errors and BSOD loop with the 15.17's. I tried pulling out one video and all but ram stick, tried installing drivers in safe mode - read somewhere that someone got that to work. No matter what I did the drivers crashed the system. I needed to get this system up and running. I ran down to CompUSA and picked up a XFX 780i. Ok this board didn't have the reset issues, recognized the CPU and memory timings, flashed it to P05 bios set raid, format and install Vista. Great, no issues here, installed the 15.17's, crap BSOD loop again, then I said the hell with the NForce drivers, I have sound and working network and no raid issues just installing Vista fresh, the 40th OS install, get back in, install the Video 175.16's, install the HD Realteck drivers, Installed the the NVidia performance setup, patch with Microsoft and everything is working great.

I have been away from really building computers for a couple of years but was building 3-5 custom overclocked game rigs both AMD and Intel systems a week along with OC stress testing for a Gamer Memory company and I never had such a hardware/driver/setup conflict issue like this one. Kinda makes me wonder how NVidia got company of the year, there really isn't anything elaborate in the setup I have, yet I had way to many issues from products originating from the same company.

Thanks for the time and the replies, I am up and running now. I will get over the hump I need with this machine then start cracking it to perform better, the CPU runs at 3.6 at 1.208 volts without any stability issues and ran prime all night so its got alot of room to move up as long as the NB and Memory can take the additional stresses that will put on them but that is all in the tweaking. :) 
June 23, 2008 7:34:56 PM

I didnt have any issues like that at all! Mine simply didnt wanna OC to anything. I installed all that driver junk just fine.

You had your OC on when installing?

The other guy I just yapped at him Via something or other and he used my settings, and they worked for him. Oddly enough.

You wanna try the funny part on the board?

What kinda processor is it?

And Both boards, mine and the other guys needed to have the VTT set for 1.3000 and the CPU GTL VREF set to +50 MV.

(Only if its a 65 NM chip, if its a 45 NM, try 1.18 and +50 mv, then try +40 if that fails.)

Yeah, got me how Intel wins anything. I guess they are not over clockers!!

The P5n72-T is very picky, true, but it does work. Just takes a bit of time. Took me like 3 days where an intel board takes me 3 minutes now.

--Lupi
June 23, 2008 9:20:43 PM

I don't understand how I was able to push a p5n-t no prob and get nowhere with my p5n72-t. It did take me awhile to figure out the old one, but the chipset is the same, so I am not sure what the heck is goin on.
June 23, 2008 9:23:37 PM

I have no clue unless you tell me what exact errors you are getting when you try what, and all that you have tried.

No boots? Freezes just after desktop shows up, BSODs, random re boots with no errors?

Believe it or not, they say the P5N-T was the worse one, lol!

--Lupi
June 23, 2008 9:25:28 PM

Make sure you keep Load Line Calibration enabled! That will limit your VDroop to zero, leaving you with the .09 VDrop that's horrid!!!

My Demo up there was done with the best VID for a Q6600. 1.2000, so that exceptionally low Loaded Voltage is due to that!

What was yer VID again on what chip?

--Lupi
June 24, 2008 11:45:40 PM

the p5n-t was the worst for about 4 months till they got it right.
I can post and boot, but not get into windows. even with the voltage set at 1.4 or 1.5
the q6700 runs at 1.25 stock
June 25, 2008 2:39:35 AM

Got the 502 bois and went from bad to worse. Will not post even unless it is at 1066 or 1600 fsb. got into windows twice and that was it. Needs tons of voltage. Starting to think the board is a p.o.s.
Losing faith here, I mean I should be able to at least get 3.0 ghz @ 1333 x9 @ 1.3v
I dunno why it booted @ 3.6 that one time. It even posted at 4.0 but said the windows files were corrupt. Now I can't even get that far. Set everything back to stock and it works fine.....
June 25, 2008 8:34:22 AM

Hehe, glad i didnt know one was out. Have you messed with your GTL junk for your CPU? Normally I wouldn't suggest it, but if all else fails, everything is fair game!

Will 3.6 do it? Because so far, on my board, thats all I managed to get stable! I helped one other guy, and my settings worked for him, and he had a high VID chip. So maybe it'll work for you! Although my tests, and his, were q6600's.

You'd think that didnt matter, but it appears that NVidia has that Vdrop and droop for a reason, power spikes! And those power spikes cause freezes, no posts and re boots!

Let me know!

--Lupi
June 25, 2008 8:39:47 AM

Oh, your processor is good for like 3.85 at around 1.5000 volts, if you have ballberrings of steel, and a good cooling setup.

if it's a 1.2500!

I tested my 1.2375 at 3.95 @ 1.53 loaded for 9 hours of prime, so you'll be a bit behind it.

Havent tested my new 1.2250 VID q6700 yet!~ Just fired her up to scope out her VID, Boy was I happy! Proved me mostly right, and got an excellent over clocker again!

--Lucky Lupi!
June 25, 2008 8:37:21 PM

Yeah, my q6700 is a SLACQ not a SLACR. Oh well 1.25 it is. It will rin at 1.20 stock and even 1.13. My ol p5n-t deluxe was stable at dang near any fsb up to 1750. Board just got too darn hot. Figured the better copper on this would help, but not at all. I cannot get 1333 fsb to work at all on this board.
Even with a 6x multi. Friggin POS. I am ready to send it back. I only got it for the future upgradability of a waterblock anyway, since there is one for the striker 2, same layout.
I can't get it to post on anything anymore except stock.
Gtl is set to default from auto, and that was when everythign started to work, but now it makes no diffirence.
I can't even get 3.6 @ 1.5v

Good luck on the 6700. Hope you can hit 4ghz less than 1.52v
June 25, 2008 10:34:35 PM

Set the VTT at 1.30 and the GTL to + 50 MV.

That will expand the range of voltage allowed to the part of the chip that is set aside to determine if it needs to spit out a low logic, a 0, or a high logic, a 1.

Then adding +50 MV raises the allowance in that now expanded range for upswings due to the power spikes that seem to be common on NVidia chipsets.

You get two types of interference in that section of the chip. Ringback, which is when the core switches from low level to high level.

Think of that from the top and dropping downward and crossing a line. If it rings back below that line, good bye high level logic, and hello low level logic. If your program wanted a 1 and not a zero, Hello BSOD!

The other would be power spikes. That comes from the bottom, and rises up. If it crosses that threshold, if the program was seeking a zero, it'll get a one instead, and hello Appcrash or BSOD again!

Now remember, I tested the 1.30 and + 50 MV on a q6600 only. Your Q6700 may need to be tuned differently, and I will help you with that at a later date! Unfortunately, I am moving and all but this comp is packed already.

Sorry!

--Lupi
June 25, 2008 10:36:36 PM

Anyone else who reads this, I don't recommend messing with your GTL junk by thinking that I just explained it, because all I was doing was trying to relegate it to kindergarten language level. It's much more complicated than it appears.

Heed my warning!

--Lupi
June 26, 2008 1:02:24 PM

I just got this board last night and had almost all of the same problems here. Each time I

tried to install Vista Ultimate 64 it would randomly produce a number of errors. They

included anything from BSOD, long waits while waiting to install Vista, random lockup, etc.

I am a bit discouraged at this point in time, but will try getting it to work over this

weekend and let you know if I find anything out.

On a side note, I was just going from a motherboard upgrade, and all of my hardware has

passed tests of many kinds. The only reason I did all the tests was because many of the errors almost seemed like they were from bad ram, HD, etc.
June 26, 2008 2:31:35 PM

I guess what I am looking for is a quick setting change in BIOS that will allow me to at least load Vista 64bit with no OC. Any ideas, I would love to hear them!
June 26, 2008 5:22:00 PM

Another thing just popped into my mind. I have on the P5N72-T Premium a 8 pin ATX 12V connector. When I got it, it had the standard 4 pin connector available and a plastic cap over the other 4 pins. I choose to use it in the 4 pin config...but would it help anything to use the the power dongle to 8 pin connector instead of the 4?

Just sitting here at work totally distracted by the mobo issue. Always makes for a fun and productive work day. :) 
June 26, 2008 8:24:59 PM

It would be best if you give me your equipment rundowns, including processor type and ram! Did you already update the Bios? I am using 401.

The board is very picky, but it will work. That's what matters. Although I myself havent messed with it in a few, because I am packed to move, and should be back on things come tomorrow!

I haven't even had enough time to actually do more than look at the VID of my new q6700 too! I wanna test her up!

I would use the 8 pin power, if you have both options, especially if you have a quad. I have seen problems related to this before. Though usually minor.

--Lupi
June 27, 2008 12:46:03 AM

Well I have a Q6600, 8GB ram of 4x Kingston KTD-DM8400B/2G ram, Asus GTX 280 PCI-E video, 650W Antec NeoPower PSU.

I don't have any other PCI devices installed or USB devices attached. My bios settings are set to Standard and I am running (or at least trying to run) Vista 64.

Thanks for checking it out. Its always nice to know someone with more experience is willing to assist!
June 27, 2008 2:07:39 AM

Oh yeah, I was unable to find the 401 bios.
June 27, 2008 7:40:02 AM

Sure, no problem, have you looked to see what your processors VID is? if you haven't, then DL and run Core Temp, it will list it for you. And you can list it here for me! Damn, bet yer another retail box just got within 4 months guy!

Be ready to get a 1.3000 VID or higher. The worse three.

What Bios do you have? Anything but the initial release one! 301, I think it was? It doesnt even save Bios changes most of the time! (OC types.)

If you can not find 401, I will try and find my flash drives, and find it for you, I had to send it to the other poster as well!

You can always try the power spike cure all of VTT to 1.30 and change the GTL VREF to +50 MV. It worked for the last guy with this board. Bios update first. if it's inherent to the NVidia chipset, then that would explain why it worked for him, and may work for you. Perhaps it's just a noisy with interference chipset. That would perfectly explain the VDrop and droop being so high.

That VTT and + 50 MV may only work around 400 FSB, but try it anyways, and if not, we OC you to 3.6, hehehe, because thats the only speed I have gotten it to run at flawlessly!

Dunno what YOU wanted to over clock to, hehe, but your board may have other ideas! Hope you have a decent cooler.

Good luck, and I can help more when I catch you on line!!

--Lupi
June 27, 2008 12:29:42 PM

Thanks for the great feedback! I am running the 301 BIOS (which is the origial).

I did encounter a problem a interesting problem also. After making no changes and just shutting off the unit, I went to eat dinner and came back to a computer that doesn't even post anymore. It just gave a steady beep. I may be to the point where it may be better to RMA this one and grab another one.

Either way, thanks again..I'll be sure to post here for more updates!
June 27, 2008 12:40:53 PM

A steady beep, like loud and continuous? Or beep, beep, beep?

--Lupi
June 27, 2008 12:50:45 PM

Strangely enough it is loud and continuous...for maybe 30 sec before my brain starts to hurt and I have to turn it off.
June 27, 2008 12:57:20 PM

The 502 bios is up on the official site.

If you need the FTP location you can try this ftp://dlsvr02.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/socket775/P5N72_T_Pr...

Lupi,

Question for you, I am still running the XFX board and I was wondering if the NForce version makes a difference when flashing the bios. I notice that when I used the older version that came on the disk for the XFX board and updated the bios to P05 from P03 that I had some issues with the multiplier and some stability. After browsing some forums I saw a note from XFX on the 6.01 to be used with the Bin file, so I reflashed the bios with the 6.01 version I had updated to and reset the bios and my multiplier issue was fixed and the stability issue had gone away. I had also reset the bios initially from the first flash.

Is NVidia linking the NForce updater to the Bin files for compatability?

I wonder if this was an issue with the ASUS, I was using the wrong NForce series to flash??? Could this also be why I had so many issues with the NVidia chipset drivers with SP1 Vista 64 install? I am still using the driver set that Vista installed without any issues except on cold boot the network controllers do not connect, restart and then they work.
June 27, 2008 2:33:32 PM

Thanks for the BIOS post...I see the date it was added and I swear it wasn't there last night when I checked. This is the last hope my mobo has before an RMA will be the next step. My fingers are crossed! :) 
June 27, 2008 5:03:22 PM

A quick setup you may try is to set AI Overclock Tuner to [AI Overclock], the Overclock Options to [5%] (Your preference) and change your Memory voltage to what your ram suggests. I think this helps with memory timing more than anything.

This setup was enough to get things stable enough (for my build) to install and run Windows and know that the components at least work to some degree.

My bios is 301 or 401. (I was stable so I didn't want to play with a beta bios) I may play with 501 over the weekend if I feel up for that fun...

Asus P5N72-T Premium
Q9450
G.Skill F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
MSI NX8800GTS
Generic CD and Hard drives
June 27, 2008 9:02:40 PM

Hey, usually the impressively sounding beeps that hurt your head is when you leave a video card un plugged, or it's not getting the right power!!

Wanna make sure its the board, and not the Vid card?? They are made to make the LOUDEST continuous beep I have ever heard.

Usually the Mobo can't get close to making your head hurt at all. It would just go beeeep, beep,beep,beep. Then again, thats it. Never a straight tone that doesnt stop before you turn it off.

I will try the Bios as well, once I dig out my board and junk!!!

Just moved.

--Lupi
June 28, 2008 12:19:29 AM

Yeah, i'm sure it isn't the video card...used my old 8800gts in it and it did the same thing. It seems to me that the board itself is bad. Hopefully my Evga that is on the way will work properly right out of the box.

Thanks for all of the insight! Hopefully everyone has better luck with it than me :) 
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