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    On the commando have you tried accessing bios with all drives unplugged from the symtoms you describe it could be drives are just hanging.

    so :-
    Disconnect everything except memory, cpu & gfx.
    It may be best to try with the board out of the case (to eliminate any shorting issues).

    Try clearing bios as described above, Move jumper & use clear bios button.
    put power back on & see if it posts, if it does:-

    go into bios Load defaults (see last manu page) save & exit. This should clear any dodgy/corrupt settings. Enter bios again & enter settings u want.

    If not repeat clear cmios but remove battery.

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    BTW with this intial probs with Commando, I'm not sure whether to get it or the P5B deluxe wifi.
    Is the commando more future proof for quads cores, graphic cards etc in the future? as I have come unstuck twice before with early MBs one was KT7 and A7N8X, now wondering how old fashioned would the P5B be, in say a year's time.
    It is a great time to upgrade in 2007 (and I need to), but so many "ifs".

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    I cannot think of anything that the Commando gives that the P5B Deluxe wifi does not (other then an extra PCI slot)
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    I cannot think of anything that the Commando gives that the P5B Deluxe wifi does not (other then an extra PCI slot)
    ..and on the Asustek site the P5B deluxewifi has the same basic specs as P5B deluxe, but every one says get the wifi version even if you haven't a wifi modem? Something must be different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur2 View Post
    BTW with this intial probs with Commando, I'm not sure whether to get it or the P5B deluxe wifi.
    Is the commando more future proof for quads cores, graphic cards etc in the future? as I have come unstuck twice before with early MBs one was KT7 and A7N8X, now wondering how old fashioned would the P5B be, in say a year's time.
    It is a great time to upgrade in 2007 (and I need to), but so many "ifs".
    Well there is one of us with problems on a Commando.... Mine has come up and run fine first switch on.... and others seem to be going OK. Have upgraded BIOS to 0702 (thanks Supershanks) installed basic OS and joined my domain last night... and so far so good. will continue to install and test and bed in over the next few days, but so far (everything crossed) so good.

    I was going to buy P5B but Commando should go to a much higher FSB if required, and I feel is P965 Rev 2, only time will tell, but I believe it is a better board.
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    I cannot think of anything that the Commando gives that the P5B Deluxe wifi does not (other then an extra PCI slot)
    In a case like this it's a bit like updating a new car model, for example a new astra. Old model or new ??
    What tipped the scale for me:
    1) 8 phase EL-Capless power design - The same as the Striker. Means a far clearer CPU area plus more stable voltages.
    2) 2nd pci-e slot enabling crossfire option.
    3) Better on Board sound
    4) rag tag of small extras which generally add up.

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    At the end of the day i'd rather pay £17 extra & have the latest model. But to each his own
    I was going to buy P5B but Commando should go to a much higher FSB if required, and I feel is P965 Rev 2, only time will tell, but I believe it is a better board.
    is spot on.

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    How do you turn up the speed of the cpu fan manually without as in software?

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    Quote Originally Posted by No.72 View Post
    How do you turn up the speed of the cpu fan manually without as in software?
    The current Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro has a PWM controlled fan, so on the Commando the fan speed is controlled automatically and speeds up as required - as it is on many graphics cards now also.

    My other systems have CPU coolers that came with a speed control rotary variable resistor for mounting at front or back of case for manual control, or you can get separate fan controllers that you wire up all your fans too and control them as you require.
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    CPU INIT Error

    Did you manage to get to the bottom of this issue? I bought an ASUS COMMANDO motherboard from scan at the weekend and install a new Intel Duo processor and 2 GB memory and a new PCI-X graphic card. I am certain I have installed everything fine. A mate of mine donated me a new 500W power supply becuase my old 320W was only 20 pin and the COMMANDO is a 24 pin connection. Everythign looks goo, lights lit up on the motherboard and the rear LCD pannel displays "CPU INIT" in bluie ont he back - which i presume means that the CPU is initalised?? It shows this screen shot on the actual box so again i am assuming that this is not an error and that it is just for information. I have not rung scan yet either. When I push the power button nothing happens. The CPU fan spins for about 3 seconds then stops. I can also hear a small crackling noise like static coming from the PSU - so I am wondering if it is the PSU - even though the motherboard reset, shutdown and CMOS reset buttons all light up and the green LED ont he motherboard near the CMOS battery lights up too. The power supluy is set to 230V. What i am mostly dismayed at is that the motherboard manual does not give a description of what "CPU INIT" means nor any of the other potential messages - what is the point of having this LCD screen if you don't know what it is telling you??? Anyone???

    Please can you tel me your final resolution to this issue - did you take your system into scan? was it the motherboard? HELP please?

    p.s sorry it is a long POST.

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    1) What spec is your 500w psu does it conform to the minimum shown in the manual p2-34
    check the label on the side of the unit.

    you need at least (124+56+87) = 267/12 = 23A 12V
    2) Try testing outside the case, if it dioes then chances are you had something shorting in the case, standoff in wrong position etc.,

    If it doesn't it may be your psu.

    luck

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    Well you can try;

    1) Make sure the heatsink is properly sitting on the cpu, make sure the cpu is in its socket properly.
    2) Make sure the cmos button is on shorted.
    3) Make sure all compounds are connected properly eg. RAM, power cables ect...
    4) Try and get hold on another psu, and try that.
    5) Try RAM in different slots eg. one stick in furthest slot from mobo
    6) Jump start the psu with something on load such as a fan or two

    I think the mobo lcd poster thinggy always saies CPU INIT, when it hangs or is in stand-by.
    How long does the psu fan spin for?
    It sounds like your psu is broken if it makes a noice.
    this should help.

    And btw I have not sorted my problem I just RMA'ed the mobo

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    I have to say I am generally rather happy with my ASUS Commando so far, though I have a problem with USB memory devices (I will post separately).

    I must say that I am appalled at the ASUS Web site and their 'support'. Previously I have been an Abit motherboard user and I must say they are much better - and they provide regular updates that can actually be found and downloaded.

    I bought the Commando because it appeared to be an 965 rev 2 board, and as the P5B is generally so well regarded (I nearly bought one but figured it would be surpassed), I hoped that the Commando would be an improvement on that... it is supposed to be, and hopefully will prove to be so. Maybe I should have waited for the ABiT AB9 QUAD GT only time will tell.

    But I am very disappointed with the ASUS Support from their website - I have found downloading updates either very slow or impossible! And the situation regarding decoding the LCD Poster displays is ludicrous.

    ASUS State: "The LCD Poster displays actual boot error messages instead of codes that other debug cards show. This unique feature allows you to easily find out which devices fail during the boot process, eliminating guesswork and allowing you to solve the problem immediately"

    Well apparently not if there is no decoding table to refer to!

    Ho Hum!
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    • No.72's system
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    Every mobo has it's negatives and positives. It is a overclocking mobo and that is what is does, very well.
    I do agree in the point about the lcd poster it is quite hard to work out what it is saying but it does help. I am sure there must be a 'de-coding' list around online. The commando seems to have trouble with the cmos and does get a bit toasty when overclocking, but I am sure it will all be sorted with updates. Only a few of us have had problems. I have not been scared away from the commando just because I had problems with it. I have been using a ds4 for the last 2 weeks and the commando is quite a lot better than it.

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    I have been running my Commando at stock for a couple of weeks to put it through plenty of thermal cycles and let it bed down.

    Currently idle at 38c and 50c running Orthos & Memtests. Took it up to 300 FSB * 10 on sunday and ran Orthos for a couple of hours - rock solid and 53c. I tend to take things steady, but will be looking for 330-350 FSB and to be able to run that constantly.... as a working system.

    With an occasional foray to more exotic speeds if this is possible.
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    Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for all the help - i have (or believe) i have resolved the issue. The problem lied with the PSU. I removed the PSU and connected it to my old motherboard using the 20 pin connection, installed some memory, the AGP graphic card, keybrd and mouse and when i shorted the power switch pins it did the same thing - the CPU fan spun for 3 seconds and the PSU made a fiz sound but the PSU fan did not turn. So i connected up my old PSU to my old motherboard and did the same thing and it fired up straight away proving that the 500W PSU i got from my mate was a dud - we were both very suprised. Anyways I now have to buy a PSU from scan with a 24 pin connector which will see me up and running by tomorrow evening. I spoke to scan earlier in the day and they said the the "CPU INIT" does mean that the CPU is initalised and OK. Other than that they couldn't elaborate on the mysterious "debug with translation" that the Commando boasts - more like "debud with confusion" if you ask me.

    Thanks again

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