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So I just bought a used ASUS extreme Rampage iv mobo with a 3960x but cant boot. The error goes from AF to 00. I was somehow able to get to the bios once but then got the error 00 after restarting. i then switched to my backup 3930k and everything works. I have the latest mobo driver version 4102 install. Anyone else had this problem before or is my cpu fried and i got scammed ?
I reseatted the cpu 2-3 times now with no luck. The socket for the cpu doenst appear to have any bent pins. Any help is appreciated.
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If you have you 4 / 8 pin cpu power connected, i would say yes, by the sounds of it cpu may be toast. mad.gif Both those CPU's have been supported since bios 1005 on that board.
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If you have you 4 / 8 pin cpu power connected, i would say yes, by the sounds of it cpu may be toast. mad.gif Both those CPU's have been supported since bios 1005 on that board.

Both of them are supported on most boards since the earliest revisions because they were the launch CPU's for the socket/platform. The 3820 however..

Sounds like it's toast! redface.gif I'd contact the seller and get your money back ASAP.
 
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So I just bought a used ASUS extreme Rampage iv mobo with a 3960x but cant boot. The error goes from AF to 00. I was somehow able to get to the bios once but then got the error 00 after restarting. i then switched to my backup 3930k and everything works. I have the latest mobo driver version 4102 install. Anyone else had this problem before or is my cpu fried and i got scammed ?
I reseatted the cpu 2-3 times now with no luck. The socket for the cpu doenst appear to have any bent pins. Any help is appreciated.

...sounds like it might be toast if the 3030k runs...but just out of curiosity, have you switched to the back-up BIOS...I have seen '00' on my R-IV-E back-up BIOS w/3970X and it would go nowhere, yet switching BIOS back meant it was running great like always..not sure that's the issue here, though, but worth a try...good luck
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...sounds like it might be toast if the 3030k runs...but just out of curiosity, have you switched to the back-up BIOS...I have seen '00' on my R-IV-E back-up BIOS w/3970X and it would go nowhere, yet switching BIOS back meant it was running great like always..not sure that's the issue here, though, but worth a try...good luck

Yes i did try that with no luck frown.gif
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