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    AN8 32X Post CF - Please Help - New Build

    Hi,

    I just recieved all the parts for my new rig. I spend about 6 hours putting it all together. When I press the power button all the lights come on, fans spin but nothing else happens. On the BIOS display I get the code CF unless I then hit the re-set button then I all the fans come on full and I get the code 9.0. I am then unable to switch off unless I flick the switch on the PSU.

    My system details are as follows-

    Abit AN8 32X
    Crosair TwinX XMS 4000 2X 1GB
    AMD FX60
    700W XCLIO X14 PSU
    Audigy X-FI Xtream
    2 x 300GB SATA II Maxtor Maxline III
    Pioneer DVR111DS
    1GB XFX 7950GX2
    Dell 30" 3007WFP
    Logitech Dinovo Media Desktop
    Coolermaster Wavemaster

    Thanks for your help.

    James

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    Ok here is a list of things you can try.
    Before you start clear the CMOS.
    1. Remove all parts except the CPU and Heatsink.
    2. Power on the system. Should see a code C1 or 04.
    3. Then Add one stick of RAM, Should run through a series of codes and stop at 7F.
    4. Now add your display card. At this point providing steps 1-3 are OK you should get a display.
    Let me know how you get on.

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    Hi Sean,

    Thanks for your help, I will give this a try. Should I have cleared the CMOS before installing. Also would the motherboard detect the Logitec Dinovo as it's bluetooth? Finally the graphics card uses dual line dvi as does the monitor, would this cause any issues?

    Thanks,

    James

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    You may have problems with the keyboard but it wouldn't stop the motherboard from posting. The same goes for the monitor. The problem you are having is memory related, you might find that if you remove one of the sticks or simply clear the cmos it would cure the problem. I recomend that you always clear the cmos before any build.

    Another good tip is alway test the board before installing it into the case. Simply place the board on to the box and install the CPU, Memory and display card. That way if there is a problem you dont have remove everything to find the fault.

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    Thanks Sean, I appreciate your help.

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    Hi Sean,

    I have now got the thing up and running. However I now have a new issue!

    The Crosair TwinX XMS 4000 2X 1GB are designed to run a 250FSB however when I set this the system becomes unstable. I have increased the voltage to 2.7, 2.8 and 2.9 but the system is still unstable.

    The CPU is a AMD FX-60 which I think runs at 200 FSB. Do I need to increase this to run in line with the memory?

    Kind Regards,

    James

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    Do you know what bios version you are currently using? as there are updates avaliable that may apply to your problem.



    http://www.abit.com.tw/page/uk/downl...E=Socket%20939

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    Hi Sean.

    I am using v12. I'm pretty sure the memory is designed for the board as it even list ddr500 in the bios.

    Do you know if the FSB of the CPU and Memory have to match as they have seperate settings in the bios.

    Thanks

    James

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    Ok I would suggest that you contact corsair. As the memory was tested on a intel board.
    If you check there website it will give you the setting for this memory.

    http://www.corsairmemory.com/corsair...x1024-4000.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilksj01
    Hi Sean,

    I have now got the thing up and running. However I now have a new issue!

    The Crosair TwinX XMS 4000 2X 1GB are designed to run a 250FSB however when I set this the system becomes unstable. I have increased the voltage to 2.7, 2.8 and 2.9 but the system is still unstable. ....

    Have you tried relaxing the memory timings? My Patriot XBLK memory is certified to run at 200 fsb with 2,2,2,5 1T timings and 250fsb with 4,4,4,8 1T timings. So it could be that the timings just need to be adjusted in order to run at their rated speed. The bios doesn't always automatically adjust the timings for you.

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    The problem is that all system are slightly different, even if you are using the same parts. It takes a little bit a patiance to get the right results.

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    Hi sorry to Hijack/ressurect this thread....

    well im having a similar problem to what wilks was having

    i have Abit Fatality AN8 sli..
    AMD 64 3700+
    Nvidia 7800 gtx
    2 gig of Corsair Twinx

    my computer recently died and i had to rebuy a cpu as that was the problem

    i originally had the AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 90nm (Socket 939) - OEM (CP-150-AM)

    but just replaced it with AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 90nm (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3700BNBOX) (CP-121-AM)

    shown Here

    now i had to update my bios for the original CPU as the board didnt recognise it at first but after the bios it did.....

    now ive tried the 4 steps you told wilks to try and i take everything out but the CPU and heatsink and STILL get the CF error...

    im at a loss now as to what to do...

    any ideas?

    thanks

    Woogie

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    The AN8 series is very fussy about changing hardware. Clear the cmos and start again.

    Also check that the cmos jumper is on the right pins, It will display the code CF if you switch the power on when the jumper is on the cmos clear posistion.

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    i cannot thank you enough....

    thank you thank you thank you lol..

    something so simple has been driving me mad lol....

    rofl....

    thanks

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    another resurrection

    hi, sorry for another resurrection. I had the exact same problem and so I did everything you said and it worked. I got display. However, right after the post screen it's just black. everythings running ok but nothing happens. The post reads FF. what shuld i do. thanks.

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    FF usually means a successful boot.
    How about posting a full hardware spec.?

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