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ok anyone thats tech savvy

can you explain what these things mean


1.Perform keyboard controller BAT test. Check if waking up from power
management suspend state. Save power-on CPUID value in scratch
CMOS.

2.If memory sizing module not executed, start memory refresh and do
memory sizing in Bootblock code. Do additional chipset initialization.
Re-enable CACHE. Verify that flat mode is enabled.

3.Early CPU Init Exit

these are the codes for the debug LED. i have no idea what any of this means

anyone got a clue??confused.gif

the motherboard is a ASRock 870 Extreme3 (i just installed it)

im thinking it might have something to do with my graphics or PSU but im not willing to check unless someone knows what todo
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I don't know anything about your specific debug codes. Does your motherboard manual have much of an explanation of them?

With the early CPU Init Exit, is it possible the auxiliary CPU power connections were left undone? I've done that myself a few times.. No boot and debug led flashing, never bothered checking which codes because I saw the unplugged connector.
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Originally Posted by Digigami;12206174 
I don't know anything about your specific debug codes. Does your motherboard manual have much of an explanation of them?

With the early CPU Init Exit, is it possible the auxiliary CPU power connections were left undone? I've done that myself a few times.. No boot and debug led flashing, never bothered checking which codes because I saw the unplugged connector.

those are acually what the manual says

and yes the CPU fan pin is connected
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im also running a 650w PSU and 4gb of XMS3 ram ddr3-1333
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Faulty board or does not like your hardware. I would recommend clearing the cmos and making sure everything is connected first.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LuKrype;12206191 
those are acually what the manual says

and yes the CPU fan pin is connected

Sorry, you misunderstood me here. I am talking about the secondary power connection to the motherboard from the PSU, not the CPU fan connection.

All modern motherboards carry the normal 24pin connection, usually near the sata ports towards the front of the case in a conventional arrangement. The plug I am talking about is the secondary power supply for the CPU, either a 4-way or 8-way plug, usually located very near the CPU or the mosfet cooler area, top left of the motherboard in a conventional mounting configuration.
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Is the cable connected?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Digigami;12206271 
Sorry, you misunderstood me here. I am talking about the secondary power connection to the motherboard from the PSU, not the CPU fan connection.

All modern motherboards carry the normal 24pin connection, usually near the sata ports towards the front of the case in a conventional arrangement. The plug I am talking about is the secondary power supply for the CPU, either a 4-way or 8-way plug, usually located very near the CPU or the mosfet cooler area, top left of the motherboard in a conventional mounting configuration.

oh sorry :/

and yes the CPU 8 pin is connected
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LuKrype;12206289 
oh sorry :/

and yes the CPU 8 pin is connected

No probs wink.gif

Just found this thread offsite :http://forums.tweaktown.com/asrock/41974-asrock-870-extreme3-suddenly-wont-boot-beep-cms-clear-does-nothing.html

Sounds like a simular issue, and he discovered a bad stick of memory was the problem in his case. Have you tried booting with just one stick or a different set?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Digigami;12206321 
No probs wink.gif

Just found this thread offsite :http://forums.tweaktown.com/asrock/41974-asrock-870-extreme3-suddenly-wont-boot-beep-cms-clear-does-nothing.html

Sounds like a simular issue, and he discovered a bad stick of memory was the problem in his case. Have you tried booting with just one stick or a different set?

it is the exact same codes i get, thanks a heap smile.gif
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