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#1
Hi guys, I finally got around to installing my brand new FX 8350 into my current machine and now it doesn't post :cry: My motherboard is the 990FXA-UD3 version 1.0 that i had my old Phenom II 965 in first to do a bunch of benchmarks with first and update the BIOS to the latest version F9 to make sure it was all ready for the FX CPU. But now it wont post, am i missing anything here?

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You try Throwing the Phenom II 965 back in yet??

Just to see if it DOES Post.

Hopefully it wasn't a bad Bios Flash.....
 
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cleared the cmos before or after you put in the fx?
Do you have another mobo to check the cpu out?
After i put the FX 8350 in, and no i dont have a spare mobo to test it in =/
 

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Did the motherboard boot fine with the F9 BIOS on the 965? If it did, I doubt it was a bad BIOS flash. Do you have a speaker connected to your motherboard speaker header (not the speakers you plug into the machine that you listen to music and play games with,) so you can hear any beep codes that it might be generating?
 
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Did the motherboard boot fine with the F9 BIOS on the 965? If it did, I doubt it was a bad BIOS flash. Do you have a speaker connected to your motherboard speaker header (not the speakers you plug into the machine that you listen to music and play games with,) so you can hear any beep codes that it might be generating?
Yes it has run fine with the 965 and the latest BIOS for the past month or more. No i dont have any speakers attached to the motherboard, thats a good point, i might have to do that and see what happens.

Edit: I just put my 965 back in and it post's fine no worries at all, still says im running BIOS F9 and i guess this mobo has some inbuilt speaker? as when it post's it goes BEEP to say its posted?
 
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Just try the new CPU again. If it does not POST, remove all the RAMs. Power on the system. You will hear a series of beeps if the CPU tries to communicate with the RAM. If yes, then try the RAMs one by one.
 
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Just try the new CPU again. If it does not POST, remove all the RAMs. Power on the system. You will hear a series of beeps if the CPU tries to communicate with the RAM. If yes, then try the RAMs one by one.
I just put it back in again, still no go, so ive put my old one back in and going to redo the BIOS one last time if it lets me, then i will try what you said, if that doesn't work then wow it must be a faulty CPU, that be a first for me
 
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Its rare that a CPU is bad. But not imposible
 
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Try a single stick of memory as well?
 
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I've also had a bad CPU(a FX-6100), in my case it just stopped posting after the 1st 3 days of use. Its really rare, but stuff like that does happen. Atleast you can safely return it now you're 90% certain that it isnt the rest of the system.
 
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I've also had a bad CPU(a FX-6100), in my case it just stopped posting after the 1st 3 days of use. Its really rare, but stuff like that does happen. Atleast you can safely return it now you're 90% certain that it isnt the rest of the system.
Wow ok yea thats super unlucky i must say.

Well GOOOOOOOD NEWS!!! it just posted after i redone the BIOS, it seemed like it was a bad BIOS flash after all, first ive seen of that also.

Time to play around with it now
 
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Wow ok yea thats super unlucky i must say.

Well GOOOOOOOD NEWS!!! it just posted after i redone the BIOS, it seemed like it was a bad BIOS flash after all, first ive seen of that also.

Time to play around with it now
Congrats! have fun :) :toast:
 

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I :love: 8350 :d
 
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Now it doesnt seem to want to see anything over 2GB no matter how much i put in and what slot :S ffs

Reflashed the BIOS AGAIN! and it brought my RAm back to 6GB, rebooted went down to 4GB, now it says there is 8GB installed but only 3.98Gb usable, what the F is going on?
 
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Ghost bro......... Ghost........
 
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Make sure you are using a 64 bit OS.
 
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Ghost bro......... Ghost........
:roll: Yea its like that, doesnt know what it wants to do, ill give you 6GB no wait i changed my mind how about 2GB? :confused:

BIOS says 4GB at the moment, Windows says 8GB but only 3.98GB usable, right............. :wtf:

@ itsakjt Yes its a 64 Bit OS

Edit: Wait its just changed its mind again, BIOS says 6GB, windows says 8GB but only 5.98Gb usable :roll: this is a joke
 
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Beta BIOS?
 
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#23
Hmm. Then the motherboard is problematic it seems :p
 
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#24
no proper BIOS, the latest one, you need it for the 8350 to work in the board at all.

Hmm. Then the motherboard is problematic it seems :p
Im not sure on that one as i havent had any issues like this with my old Phenom II 965 installed, this all came about once i installed the FX 8350
 
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#25
Remember the IMC is on the CPU, so if suffering from memory problems, it could still be the 8350 rather than the mobo