Well, i changed the memory voltage to 2.1, powered off, and left it for the night.
When i came back to it this morning and hit the power button. The POST stopped at C1 again and beeped until i restarted and it started up fine.
So i am totally confused.
According to the manual C1 is Memory Presense - Base memory detect
So does it think i dont have RAM installed? But if that was the case then wouldnt it give me the error everytime? It seems to never happen twice in a row.
I installed the RAM properly, that's the one part of the building process that i was fairly certain about. Its dual channel so i installed one stick in Dimm 0, and the next one in Dimm 1, which is actually the third slot. So if you numbered the slots they are in slots 1 and 3.
EDIT: I emailed Evga last night and this morning i got the following response, do you recommend i follow these instructions?
Thank you for contacting the EVGA Customer Service Team.
My name is Jake C and I will be answering your question today. Please do not reply to this email, submit any follow up questions here
Question (2/7/2008 5:17:59 PM): Hello. Occasionally when i attempt to boot up my computer the motherboard stops on code C1, and beeps. Then usually if i restart it, it boots up fine. Recently i have had Windows Vista freeze up on me and the motherboard displays code C0, or C4. I am using G.Skill (2 x 2gb) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Ram Q6600 quad core processor and two XFX 8800 GTS nvidia GPUs in SLI Please help me. Thanks
Answered By jcrimmins (2/7/2008 5:25:28 PM): Michael, C1 generally refers to memory issues. I would suggest clearing your bios by removing the round silver Cmos Battery and leaving it out for at least 10 minutes with no power going to the motherboard. After 10 minutes reinstall the cmos battery and insert one stick of memory into the third memory slot from the CPU and boot up. You may have to try multiple sticks until you can find one that will allow you to boot up. Once you boot up enter bios by pressing Delete and click on Advanced Chipset Features then System Voltages and set your memory voltage to manufacturer specifications. Then go ahead and set the timings as well from the memory manufactures. Under FSB and Memory configuration With 2gb sticks make sure the command per clock is manually set to 2 or 2T. Then you can save and exit by pressing (F10 and enter) from the bios. Once memory voltage has set and you've saved and exited from the bios shut down your computer and add the other sticks of memory back in and start up. Please email us back if you have any questions or concerns. -EVGA Tech Team
Edited by MichaelsTheory, 08 February 2008 - 11:56 AM.