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Asrock x58 Extreme-New Build-debug 38

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#26
Core i7 920 will work in single, or dual or triple channel mode depending on the memory arrangement. You don't "need" three sticks to run X58.
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

Try booting with just one stick of ram in slot 1. I suspect you may have a dead stick of ram.
Not sure if it will help much but you could give Memtest86 a try. I know you have already tried your RAM in different slots but I think it is worth doing for a tester,
1. To see if your RAM is ok
2. To see if your pc crashes.

Also if it is temperature related and you can boot into your BIOS, I am presuming you can see your temperatures in your BIOS? if so, then on stock cooling your CPU temperature should be around 40-50 degrees. I am unsure what your northbridge should be at. But I would of thought that you could see if it was over heating by looking at the idle temperatures in the BIOS.
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

so the crashes speed up as the computer is on for longer?

sounds temperature related....
it does indeed, it appears to crash, the few times I've watched it in BIOS, at 120F, but I don't know if thats a coincidence or not, Should I invest in liquid cooling? I have the fan that came on the processor, two side panel fans, a top fan and a larger back fan.
At stock it shouldt crash... did you check the mouning on the CPU heatsink...? Maybe its not making contact?
Hmm, It looks like it is, I took the heatsink off and put it back on the gunk from the bottom of the fan is now on the top of the proc, so that should mean they're making contact (I think) but .. I dunno
if there is gunk then they are...

have you tried running the motherboard outside of the case?

like on top of the box that it came in... also with no fans plugged into it... maybe the mounting is causing something to short out a component. That happened to me with a waterblock backplate mount, caused crashing after post (not to mention the eventual smell of burned PCB as I kept turning it on and off lol)
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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Hello Guys,

On my ASROCK it posts fine but the LED remains with "AA". Eric at Asrock told me this is suppose to be normal but I have yet to see anyone else mention their LED reading it (unless they had a problem). My system goes through the usual checks, posts, but the LED has "AA" on it and it never goes away. Any idea what that's suppose to mean other than..

"AA" - Uninstall POST INT1ch vector and INt09 vector. Deinitializes the ADM module

IE laymans terms?

I have i7 920 on stock cooler @ 2.66
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Any ideas? Something wron gor is this normal?
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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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
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Corsair HX850 PSU
Xigmatech Dark Knight CPU Cooler
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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.