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Asus K8N-E Deluxe Socket 754 Motherboard

Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Asus


The biggest feature on the K8N-E would be the two RAID controllers. The first RAID controller is built into the nForce 3 MCP chip and gives RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and JBOD capabilities on the IDE and SATA. The second controller is a Silicon Image SiL 3114C chip capable of RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5, and JBOD. There is no hot-plugging support for SATA drives on the K8N-E.

Because of these two drive controllers, the Asus K8N-E Deluxe is able to support 4 IDE devices and 6 SATA drives for a total of a 10 devices! For professional applications, this makes the K8N-E ideal as a server for hosting critical information by combining storage flexibility, performance, and reliability.

Instead of using nVIDIA's SoundStorm audio, the K8N-E Deluxe uses a ALC850 8-channel solution branded 'Ai Audio' by Asus. The benefits of 8 channels aren't as great as you would think for movies since there are no DVD movies that support 7.1 audio natively. In games, this is more beneficial because the sound in games can be generated to take advantage of rear speakers.


Though the K8N-E Deluxe uses an nVIDIA chipset, it does not use nVIDIA SoundStorm. One downside of not using nVIDIA's SoundStorm is that analog sound sources going through the SPDIF connection only come out as stereo. To gain the advantage of surround speakers, while listening analog sources (like music or playing games), you will have to use analog outputs for your surround speakers. For more information about this 'dilemma', please check out our Audio Forum and ask one of our friendly members.

There are two firewire ports, one of which is built into the backpanel. I'm glad to see that manufacturers are finally putting firewire directly onto the panels rather than just on a bracket. Gigabit LAN on a Marvell controller, and eight USB 2.0 connections (two on the back panel, and two headers onboard) round-out the hardware features.

March 24, 2014 | 01:48 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)


can someone help me?
when i on the pc i cant see anything on the monitor, i just hear 3 beeps like beep bep bep. i dabble check everything like ram hard drive and the graphety card they are all good.


May 20, 2014 | 05:08 PM - Posted by 3ds12 (not verified)

Search for the motherboard that you use,
Go to the info page about the pcb(pc motherboard) like the datasheet or manual.

Then search for the beep (bios) codes and then you can understand what the pc is trying to tell you.

If you don't know what it is you can also search for it

Mostly it is the RAM.

I'l now tell you a rare fact.
Just pull the processor all the ram and plug and sticks out your pcb, and then plug it back in, one by one...
That fixes cases like this mostly of the time.

Couse, maybe you have a loose cable or have one plugged in wrong. So check where the certain wire and stuff suposed to be plugged in.

If this did not help you,
A really good reason is a RAM error. as i said first of all.
- Is the RAM in the certain socket (most pcb's does not need to plug the RAM into a certain socket
- Try Another pair of RAM sticks... (The RAM sticks could be broken becouse of, Oldness, quality or damage)
- Is it the RAM that you need, you have different sorts of RAM, like speeds (DDR1,2,3, etc..) Or frequenty (1600, 1500 etc...)

so check the datasheet or manual included with the motherboard or online...

I hope this helped you!

P.S. And yes, my name is not 3ds12. Thats my gaming name
My dad gave me a Nintende 3ds when i was 12! so that is why 3ds12!! :D

December 8, 2014 | 12:16 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I had the exact same thing when i upgraded the 3 dimms of 3x1GB ram. You need to unplug the graphic card and then put it back; that's what fix it for me.

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