Trouble With New Build
Posted 22 April 2011 - 08:01 PM
Posted 23 April 2011 - 08:29 AM
First thing that I suggest you do is replace the CMOS battery on the MB.
Sometimes when it boots up I get a CMOS checksum bad too.
If this does not solve both issues I would boot into Safe Mode, uninstall the USB drivers then re-boot and see how it goes, post back with an update when done.
Good decision to run memtest but to clarify, by CPU do you mean the actual computer crashed?
I ran a memtest and the first pass was good, cpu crashed on the second
I am not being pedantic but using the incorrect component names can be confusing to some and a worse case scenario may be a person acting on or being offered unsuitable guidance.
CPU = Central Processing Unit as in AMD or Intel.
PC = Personal Computer various possibilities including Desktop, Small Form Factor (SFF) laptop etc.
Posted 23 April 2011 - 04:18 PM
I will try changing the cmos, ill order one this weekend and see what that does. I don't have an operating system installed though. These errors occurred during installation, before i could install anything. I am using a usb keyboard, maybe i should find an ps/2 one and try that? the message the memtest gave me was 'cpu1 failure' so specifically the cpu failed.
Posted 24 April 2011 - 01:36 AM
You could try simply removing the present CMOS battery for a few moments and then replacing it, if the battery is not dead it should restore the MB back to the default factory settings this includes if there are any bad CPU settings.
I will try changing the cmos, ill order one this weekend and see what that does
You will need a PS/2 type keyboard, if the USB ports are not enabled or have no drivers installed they will not work so neither will the keyboard, on a side note the keyboard is one of the components that is tested during the POST procedure, if there is an issue with the keyboard the computer will not complete POST and will often result in a keyboard error message being displayed on the screen.
I am using a usb keyboard, maybe i should find an ps/2 one and try that
Thanks for clearing up the above Is the AMD Athlon 64 3800 CPU the 3800+ dual core variation of processor?
the message the memtest gave me was 'cpu1 failure' so specifically the cpu failed.
The CPU failure message may be caused by a bad MB setting due to a dead CMOS battery, this includes CPU voltages and timings.
Posted 25 April 2011 - 01:31 PM
Posted 26 April 2011 - 04:40 AM
Where the 'cpu1 failure' message is concerned it doesn`t actually say core 1 failure
so the message is a bit confusing, there is only one processor that has two cores, a
far better explanation than I can give @ http://en.wikipedia....-core_processor
You can receive such a message if the MB thermal sensor shuts the system down to protect
the CPU from overheating which in turn can be caused by a failed CPU fan or an incorrect
amount or complete lack of TIM such as Arctic Silver 5 etc, have you checked out both?
Only the reverse will work, a USB to PS/2 adapter as shown below;
would a ps/2 to usb adapter work so I can use my existing keyboard
Posted 04 May 2011 - 02:58 PM
Also, I found a ps2 keyboard in my garage and I'm just starting setup now we'll see how it goes.
Edited by raserdemon, 04 May 2011 - 05:00 PM.
Posted 04 May 2011 - 04:59 PM
OK, front panel did nothing. BUT, I went and check out my temperature, and just booting up it was at about 48C. Waited 5 mins, about 56C. After 10 minutes, it was up to 61C! (Normal temps I've read about are in the 50s under load.) And that was just in the BIOS Hardware Monitor, with the fan at peak rpm (3200). This weekend I'll be redoing the thermal compound and if that still doesn't cool it down, buying a new cpu fan. I saw elsewhere that someone had the same problem I did and fixed it with a new fan, so I think this is the problem here.
Edited by raserdemon, 05 May 2011 - 07:51 PM.
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