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  1. #1
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    Problem A8V Wireless edition problem

    Hi all

    Just built a system with a A8V Wireless edition board and a AMD 64 3800 + cpu

    When i start the system i get a System failed due to cpu overclocking message? if i mess with the ram I get a cpu failed post message? No video whatsoever :{ sometimes it doesnt say or beep anything the fans just spin?

    is the CPu dead? or could the motherboard dead?

    I have tried taking it out of the case, The 4 pin connector is hooked up. tried reseating the CPU.

    when i remove all the ram I get a beep and a memory error message
    so that leads me to believe the mobo is working
    any help is appreciated


    TIA :}

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    Re: A8V Wireless edition problem

    Are you using the blue slots (A1 and B1) first for the memory? Is your psu at least 15-18 amps on the 12 volt rail? What kind of memory are you using? Might check under the board, be sure there are no extra standoffs that are not going to a mounting hole.

    Could you enter your system information into the space for that in your User CP then enable viewing of it? Or you can make a signature listing all of your parts? As an example of the kind of detail we need, you can click on my sig or look at some of the others you see here. Thanks.

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    Re: A8V Wireless edition problem

    Hi Panadero,

    Yes I was using the blue slots I have 4 Corsair CMX512-32000c2pro dimms

    My power supply is Ultra X-Connect 500W Modular Power Supply I also swapped it with a antec switching power supply same problem

    and all the standoffs are positioned right :{

    I would add this to my sig but im building it for my brother for a bday present so it wont really be my system :{

    any ideas? Thanks :}

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    Re: A8V Wireless edition problem

    Quote Originally Posted by GOOSE77
    My power supply is Ultra X-Connect 500W Modular Power Supply I also swapped it with a antec switching power supply same problem

    and all the standoffs are positioned right :{

    I would add this to my sig but im building it for my brother for a bday present so it wont really be my system :{

    any ideas? Thanks :}
    Don't have much of a feel for that error, it has come up in many different boards for seemingly different reasons every time. That's the thing about voice reports, they often aren't helpful other than just to tell you that the board seems to be working, but something else isn't. As an example, a search on "A8V and failed and overclocking" ("cpu" is too common and errors in a search) a couple of threads turn up:

    This one appears to be from a ram problem (ECC) http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.p...46#post3010846

    Error caused by RAID card: http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.p...54#post3003154

    Ram needed more voltage: http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.p...55#post2947455

    Hmm, probably ram timings: http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.p...39#post2923439

    Undetermined, apparantly a flaky bios, does it whenever changing settings, maybe a short/ground on the board from something touching): http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.p...65#post2881365

    So I don't know. I would try a Clear RTC (cmos) with the procedure described in the manual. Also, it is really a good practice to try running the board out of the case before installing, it gets way complicated once there are so many potential shorts all over. Like this picture. Although that is the recommended procedure for a pre-test, you might back up to that point and see if you can get a post. Easier to get it back into the box to send back if it doesn't. Also, there is this general troubleshooting list from the sticky post that will work for any system: http://home.socal.rr.com/gbaker/Pre-test.jpg

    1 Nothing but the power supply, CPU,installed on the motherboard, plug your power cord in and turn power on.
    2 You should hear a series of long beeps & all your fans should be turning.
    3 The board is looking for memory.
    4 That tells you your 'board, CPU & power supply are working.
    5 Unplug power cord (very important an ATX power supply always has power to it when the cord is pluged in).
    6 Install 1 stick of RAM in the first bank, it should be marked either 0 or 1
    7 Plug your power cord in and turn your power on.
    8 You should get 1 long and 3 short beeps. It will be looking for the video card.
    9 That tells you your PS/'board/CPU/RAM are working.
    10 Unplug power cord.
    11 Install your video card and plug your monitor into your video card.
    12 Plug your power cord in turn your power on.
    13 You should get a power up test which is 1 short beep.
    14 You should see your CPU/RAM/video reconized on the screen.
    15 You will get a disk boot failure because you have no drives installed. In this case every thing you have installed is working.


    Let us know what you find out.

    Edit: I do recall one post where the user tried it out of the case and it worked fine so it was an install error. Don't have the link but it was last week.
    Last edited by Senor Panadero; 09-14-2004 at 12:11 AM.

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    Re: A8V Wireless edition problem

    Panadero,

    Thanks for the wealth of info I really appreciate it. I will look into it and see what happens I will report back my findings..

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