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Disable the CPU fan monitoring to see if the problem persists.
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[QUOTE=incurablegeek;13444117]On my Asus Crosshair Formula board, I have the red CPU warning light coming on.

Facts:

1) The CPU is seated properly; no bent pins; new 1090T processor that worked before
2) The Noctua NH-D14 heatsink/fan is installed properly
3) Board is wired up properly on this new install (have built many, many computers so this is nothing difficult)
4) I was careful about static - grounded with rubber gloves at all times
5) I am an obsessively careful person (around computers anyway)

Any suggestions as to why this red CPU warning light is coming on???

Is this a new board? If so the BIOS may not support the 1090 BE. I bought a Semp 140 when I bought my C4F, just to boot and update the BIOS. Then swap the CPU and never looked back.
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Originally Posted by incurablegeek;13444117 
On my Asus Crosshair Formula board, I have the red CPU warning light coming on.

Facts:

1) The CPU is seated properly; no bent pins; new 1090T processor that worked before
2) The Noctua NH-D14 heatsink/fan is installed properly
3) Board is wired up properly on this new install (have built many, many computers so this is nothing difficult)
4) I was careful about static - grounded with rubber gloves at all times
5) I am an obsessively careful person (around computers anyway)

Any suggestions as to why this red CPU warning light is coming on???

You didn't mention if it was at stock settings for Vcore. Mine is always yellow due to high Vcore setting (1.486v), and haven't seen red yet. Do the temps and volts look normal?
Other than clearing Cmos only other thing I can think of maybe it needs to have the bios flashed? 1304 has seemingly been the best for OCing (second pick would be the 1902). Sorry that's all I can think of without going through the aggravation of calling Asus Tech.
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Thanks all,

1) 1090T is default (most commonly used on the Asus Formula board
2) Board and CPU New
3) No overclocking - Can't even get to BIOS w/out CPU (of course)

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1) I cleared the CMOS with the power off and PSU unplugged - Same CPU red warning light. Should I try again with the PSU plugged in, computer on, whatcha think?

2)
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I thought this might be a problem but am not certain as to how to do it safely
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Originally Posted by incurablegeek View Post
Thanks all,

1) 1090T is default (most commonly used on the Asus Formula board
2) Board and CPU New
3) No overclocking - Can't even get to BIOS w/out CPU (of course)

-----------------

1) I cleared the CMOS with the power off and PSU unplugged - Same CPU red warning light. Should I try again with the PSU plugged in, computer on, whatcha think?

2)

I thought this might be a problem but am not certain as to how to do it safely


No! DO NOT CLEAR CMOS WITH PSU ON!!!

Get a cheap CPU and try booting with it first. If it boots, Then update the BIOS, 1304 or 1902.
You have a $500+ investment there, Don't want to mess it up.

Yes, I know it is a hassel, sometimes you have to do a work-around to solve an issue.
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Yep
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No! DO NOT CLEAR CMOS WITH PSU ON!!!
Same advice on OCN elsewhere but here's what a Moderator on the ASUS site said:
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Ideally, you want your system powered off and unplugged when you do a CLRTC... but I don't think that you can do any damage by inadvertently pressing it during system operation... If you are concerned about that... because anything is possible... then find the CLRTC_SW jumper and set it in the 'Disable' position...
So that you don't think I'm disagreeing, please understand:

1) I always opt for the most conservative and safest way
2) When in doubt, trust the guys at OCN (I have yet to receive any bad advice.)

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Why should I flash the BIOS? Haven't done so since 1991 when I was a complete idiot. A bit dangerous, don't you think?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by incurablegeek View Post
Same advice on OCN elsewhere but here's what a Moderator on the ASUS site said:

So that you don't think I'm disagreeing, please understand:

1) I always opt for the most conservative and safest way
2) When in doubt, trust the guys at OCN (I have yet to receive any bad advice.)

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Why should I flash the BIOS? Haven't done so since 1991 when I was a complete idiot. A bit dangerous, don't you think?
I have also been building since the early 90's.

I have flashed the BIOS on almost every board I have owned.

I bought my C4F in December 2010. The BIOS ver that came on the board did not support the 1090T. That is why I used a Semp140 to boot and update BIOS.

The later BIOS versions offer improved stablility and CPU support.

Try a different CPU ( not a 1090T) and see if it boots. This will tell us if it is the board are the CPU.

Got to try something, the board does not work like it is.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by incurablegeek View Post
Same advice on OCN elsewhere but here's what a Moderator on the ASUS site said:

So that you don't think I'm disagreeing, please understand:

1) I always opt for the most conservative and safest way
2) When in doubt, trust the guys at OCN (I have yet to receive any bad advice.)

------------------
Why should I flash the BIOS? Haven't done so since 1991 when I was a complete idiot. A bit dangerous, don't you think?
I dunno. Maybe I'm late to the party and you got it fixed but did you try the GoButton? If it's only going up to the CPU and then hanging there and not POSTING it sounds to me like your Board doesn't like your RAM for some reason.

Try GoButton after powering up and hanging. Just hold the button til it beeps at you. Once it does let it go and give it a bit and see what happens.

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ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/mb/so...-ASUS-3017.zip

...so, who will be the brave one ?

Cheers


edit: Extreme got it too!
Edited by Ccaution - 5/10/11 at 6:34am
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