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Asus A8N-SLI Video card compatability?

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July 7, 2008 2:48:25 PM

I have an ASUS A8N-SLI board With the 939 Amd 4200 with 2 GB ddr400 Ram and a Nvidia 6600gt. Looking to upgrade to a new video card and am kinda lost here. I need to make sure to pick a card to work and have been looking at newegg trying to find the best one. First off can I not run PCI-E 2.0? I was looking at a EVGA 8800gt but I think its 2.0. Any help in the right direction would help a ton. Thanks in advance.
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July 7, 2008 5:06:12 PM

8800GT will work fine. PCIE 2.0 capable cards are backwards compatible to your ASUS A8N-SLI MB. Any PCIE 16 card is fine as far as compatibility.
July 9, 2008 3:41:49 PM

Thank you for your reply. Ive ordered a evga 8800gt and 2gb ram. Looking forward to some gaming.
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October 10, 2010 1:59:06 PM

I have an ASUS A8N-SLI mobo that's been sitting on my shelf or a few years. I've built several machines since buying it and had just about forgotten I had it. I bought an AMD Athlon 64 Socket 939 processor and 4 1gb sticks of DDR-400. The board doesn't have on-board video o I installed an ASUS EN8400GS 512 DDR2 PCIe 2.0 16x video card. When I powered it up for the 1st time, I got no graphics, just a beep code. 1 long beep & 2 short beeps. I looked up the codes & the only thing it indicated was an issue with the video. I was told by a tech in a local shop that a 2.0 card wouldn't work in a 1.0 slot. All of the cards I've been able to find so far are low profile 1.0 x16. Tiger Direct had one but it was sold out. Does anyone know where I can get a high profile PCIe 1.0 x16 card that will work on this board.
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October 10, 2010 6:04:51 PM

The board has a 4 pin molex connecter that must be connected to the power supply. That's the likely problem. Any PCIE card will work. This thread is more than two years old.
October 10, 2010 10:55:54 PM

badge said:
The board has a 4 pin molex connecter that must be connected to the power supply. That's the likely problem. Any PCIE card will work. This thread is more than two years old.




That was in the manual and I did that, too.
There's also a "patent pending" card that needs to be in the correct position when using dual video cards.
Thanks.
October 12, 2010 1:18:10 AM

Well, I guess I'll try another processor & if that doesn't work I'll pitch the board and buy something newer.
Thanks all.
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