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Asrock x58 Extreme-New Build-debug 38

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Natzapo, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Nailezs

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    you dont need 3 sticks(tripple channel) but i do remember reading that i7/x58 run much slower in single and dual channel than boards designed for running in single or dual, because it was designed for tripple

    definitely to what conflict says and make a memtest floppy, i've found it to be an indespensible(read awesome) program
    as for the temperature...he means celsius not Fahraenheit

    as for these other quotes, i have found that just because the heatsink/cpu is making contact, it does not mean that the heatsink it mounted/seated properly. but, as long as the temperature is not getting to 80-85C+(176F-185F) the board probably wont care what the temp is. the 100-109F i saw u post ealier is perfectly fine.
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    Hmm. On my Asrock deluxe, the LED settles on "88" after booting in to windows.
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    did asrock have anything else to say when you called them?
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    My motherboard "AA"

    Asrock had nothing else to say. The guy told me this was normal but I find it odd. I just tried doing a reflash of the bios and clearning cmos but still "AA" I mean it boots and posts fine but I'm wonder what the heck that error code means...
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    Someone else told me their LED goes blank after bootup. I am wondering what the standard bootup is? Should there be NO ERROR on it at all or is "AA" normal....Going to try calling ASROCK back and getting another tech for a "SECOND opinion".
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    Well I called again and their techs don't speak the best english but another tech assures me that AA is NORMAL and they get LOADS of calls about it.
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    well, if its not the MB, and temps aren't an issue, i would start looking at a faulty cpu
    did u ever run memtest on the ram to verify that the ram is in fact good?
    if the ram is good, try swapping out a hdd and seeing if that helps
    if the problem is still there try swapping the cpu or psu(if you have spares)
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    Well I am just responding to him in terms of error codes. I called Asrock with 2 techs and they promise me "AA" is normal so his "88" might be the cause and not "AA".. Odd though, someone else tells me their LED shows nothing after post....
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    As my motherboard sticks with "AA" after post and doesnt go away.
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    oops, my bad, got u 2 confused...though my advice still stands haha
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    I just built my system yesterday and my motherboard also shows "AA" while it is running in Windows XP 32bit. I have not had any problems but I have only booted it about 10 times so far.

    My system:
    Intel core i7 920 @2.66Ghz DO batch A steeping
    AsRock x58 Extreme motherboard
    3x2Gb OCZ Gold DDR3 SDRAM 1600Mhz Cas 8 Timings: 8-8-8-24 @1.65v
    Sapphire Radeon HD 5870
    Corsair HX850 PSU
    Xigmatech Dark Knight CPU Cooler
    2x WD Caviar Black 640Gb HDD
    Samsung CD/DVD burner
    Antec 902 case
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    I also have an ASRock x58 extreme, and it shows AA and appears to be functioning normally :). newbuilder, how high have you gotten your i7? I am @ 3.55 ghz and i get up to 75c under full load stress testing... I still have all the safety/power saving stuff on though.
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    I have not tried to overclock yet. I was a little concerned about heat issues. I was running in Windows 7 at about 42C. I added a side fan and now it's about 40C. Running prime95 brfore the side fan I was runningat about 68C, is that too hot?
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    Sounds fine to me, personally I think you still have a little more heat head room to go, I wouldn't like to see it above 75C though.

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