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post #3721 of 6656
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Originally Posted by barkeater View Post

when you cleared the cmos did you use the button on the board or did you use the jumper? I'd suggest doing a hard cmos reset by the following.

with the power plugged into wall but off:
pull battery and flip over and reinstall
set cmos jumper to reset
press power button on mobo and hold for 2 min
wait 5 min and then reset jumper to normal and reseat battery the right way
are you getting any system beeps along the way?
You could try with the graphics card in (or use the internal graphics) and connect your monitor to see if you are getting anything on display when this looping is occuring.

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@mfarlow when you install your single stick of RAM have you heard audible "click" ? make sure your RAM sits all the way in ,try different memory
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post #3722 of 6656
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Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post

what is the post code error?

It's a character which isn't listed in the manual (something like this crude drawing):

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Usually there are 2 digits, this is a single digit, and it doesn't look like any alpha-numeric character.
post #3723 of 6656
@mfarlow
Just my two cents, here.
You said a bios update happened on its own [*], and you changed a fan controller. In which order that happened?

Also, and I am actually asking a question to members who knows better than me: when one changes a bios, what happens to the custom settings? Could it be the user found himself with messed up settings that could have caused its system to overheat?

Question to user: could it be that the fan controller malfunctioned causing the system to overheat?
What were your temps, when everything worked fine?

@ barkeater: nice walkthrough! Kudos.

[*] God, how I hate when software takes control in this way...
post #3724 of 6656
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Originally Posted by ivanlabrie View Post

I'm perfectly stable after testing custom test with 36k min and max size fft's for 30 min, and checking I get no WHEA errors in the Event Viewer (under Windows logs, System)
Just for the heck of it I run Prime95 blend, custom test with 90% of my ram and 5min test duration for 6hs and I fold like 14hs a day)

I really don't like prime95, but i did custom with mim 1344 and max 1344 with 1 min test for 35mins, plus i did the 20 runs of IBT at maximum (temps hit 80c max), no errors, also nothing on event logs.
So guess i am good. Now 'im just ordering why i cant use any power savings? I do like the ideia of the pc powering down when i'm not gaming.

it's 1,320volts too much?
post #3725 of 6656
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Originally Posted by chris-br View Post

I really don't like prime95, but i did custom with mim 1344 and max 1344 with 1 min test for 35mins, plus i did the 20 runs of IBT at maximum (temps hit 80c max), no errors, also nothing on event logs.
So guess i am good. Now 'im just ordering why i cant use any power savings? I do like the ideia of the pc powering down when i'm not gaming.
it's 1,320volts too much?

I guess you are...Try looping 3dmark11 and Heaven if you wish to test your gaming stability.

As for power savings, you CAN use those, it's just trickier to figure out the correct voltages.
For example, you might need to disable llc and use a higher offset voltage so that your idle voltage remains enough for light load stability.
Save your stable profile in the bios and give offsets a try.
post #3726 of 6656
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Originally Posted by Sredni Vashtar View Post

@mfarlow
Just my two cents, here.
You said a bios update happened on its own [*], and you changed a fan controller. In which order that happened?
Also, and I am actually asking a question to members who knows better than me: when one changes a bios, what happens to the custom settings? Could it be the user found himself with messed up settings that could have caused its system to overheat?
Question to user: could it be that the fan controller malfunctioned causing the system to overheat?
What were your temps, when everything worked fine?
@ barkeater: nice walkthrough! Kudos.
[*] God, how I hate when software takes control in this way...

I had @bios installed, which downloads and installs bios updates. It did ask me to confirm, but I hit yes before I realized what software this was. I've never updated a bios through the OS before, and didn't intend to this time either. Still that was about a month ago, and the system worked just fine afterwards.

The fan change was only last week. I noticed one of my case fans wasn't running, and diagnosed it to a faulty fan controller. temps in the case were only off by 2 degrees so I wasn't overly concerned, my system runs very cool. Once I found the bad controller, I just swapped that fan to a header on the MB, and updated the fan setting in the BIOS to the silent profile. AFAIK this only affects the sys_fan headers not the CPU, which was still running cool after the change. Again the system was running fine for a week afterwards.

At this point I can't even get a response from the MB, no lights (except power button), no debug digits, nothing. I think it's time for a new MB. As much as I like the MB, this will be the 3rd one, and I'm not looking forward to more issues.
post #3727 of 6656
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Originally Posted by ivanlabrie View Post

I guess you are...Try looping 3dmark11 and Heaven if you wish to test your gaming stability.
As for power savings, you CAN use those, it's just trickier to figure out the correct voltages.
For example, you might need to disable llc and use a higher offset voltage so that your idle voltage remains enough for light load stability.
Save your stable profile in the bios and give offsets a try.

Well. since your advices did work for me. +rep for you. smile.gif
post #3728 of 6656
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mfarlow can you take a picture of the POST code? it would be helpful, there are some codes not listed in the manual which are used for internal debugging.
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post #3729 of 6656
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Originally Posted by chris-br View Post

Well. since your advices did work for me. +rep for you. smile.gif

Great to hear...and thanks thumb.gif
post #3730 of 6656
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Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post

mfarlow can you take a picture of the POST code? it would be helpful, there are some codes not listed in the manual which are used for internal debugging.

It happens so quick that I doubt I'd be able to get a pic. It's not a real character, so I don't think it's an actual code, more like the debug display going wonky.
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