Originally Posted by ArkAngel666
Hmm, ok. I'll have a go at helping you if I can... I spend most of my time on the net so might as well put some of it to good use.
I downloaded the manual for the R4E so I could see the codes myself, and so I could manipulate google properly using terms and phrases.
I came across a whirpool thread about someone getting 60 as one of their error codes, now albeit their board was an ASRock... the 60 code is still a DXE Core post. Someone there mentioned to remove all the screws and such as someone else had that issue and their cause was screw(s) touching the actual motherboard causing a short. That may have included the standoffs I'm not sure, but there's one idea. The original person with the problem there however found that part of their solution (they bought a new motherboard as the asrock was defective) was it either wasn't liking the ram modules or the DIMM's they were being placed in.
Somewhere else I read that cpu pins being bent or something along those lines could be causing an error like the 14 code.
I'll do some more digging and see what I can find... but it seems that one or the other may be defective? Have you done an RMA or contemplated an RMA?
i was thinking it was possibly in the cpu seating, but i havent taken that block off yet as it isnt the easiest to get behind my mobo tray at the moment.
the weird thing is if you clear the cmos, it cycles through a code list which included 14 and 60, then on the second go through of those codes it flashes 14, then crashes on 60. if you start the machine again without clearing the cmos, it will crash on the second 14, rather than the second 60.
im supposed to have some help tearing into the components more on saturday, but ill look at a possible ground issue. that never even crossed my mind. im hoping its just simply a ram issue, but i have no other ram sticks to toss in and test with.
i have not done any rma's, as i am still trying to be lazy and remove as few blocks/cables/features as possible to fix this. if blocks are being removed from the ram/cpu tho (which they will be on saturday) i will be re-doing the fitting to include some 90 degree turns instead of all straight in that area to make it look nicer.
edit: there is a header on the left middle of the board, right by the bottom of the rear I/O which is a 4 pin header that is supposedly for more power to the ram modules. however, the mobo didnt come with a cable to plug in, and it isnt a standard 4 pin to mloex connection (although one could be made easily). I'm not sure if this could be a reason why, as maybe the 32 gb of ram isnt pulling enough power to fully initialize, but im not sure, its just a shot in the dark. ive been trying to figure out what the pin outs are on that conenctor so i can make my own cable extension to get there.
edit 2: on the thread where the screws were shroting the board out, did they just use the little fabric washers to prevent the short?Edited by Hyperlite - 4/26/12 at 12:44pm