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Post code 99 at boot; help

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Ravenas, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Ravenas

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    Niether USB or PS2 work.

    And yes, all of the connectors are connected.

    POST CODE "99" DEFINITION is "Super IO Initialization".

    Thus it sounds like a CMOS problem. So I took the motherboard placed it on a wood surface removed the battery for 10 mins and jumped the CMOS. No help.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the mobo is defective. I have the same problem with my MSI 890GXM-G65; however mines won't even display anything on screen. It just keeps on saying no signal. The computer will sometimes boot up and work fine, but when doing a cold boot, the computer won't even post. I tried resetted the computer to no avail. At this point, I can only conclude that my mobo is defective or not working correctly when doing a cold boot.
     
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    I'm sure you tried the one stick of memory in all available slots, 1 at a time, as well..
    Just going through the mental list of "what to do's".
     
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    Yeah I have tried that. A list of what I have done is in my original post.
     
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    Just an oddball thought... You've always tried booting with a keyboard and mouse plugged in, yes?
    Try it with neither... Like I said, just an oddball thought.
     
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    I have tried doing so, unfortuneately, it does nothing.
     
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    Well rats... From what I've been able to dig up even MSI doesn't seem to know much about the mysterious code "99". It may be time to get a hold of them about an RMA.
     
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    POST CODE "99" DEFINITION is "Super IO Initialization".
     
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    Read it, says you tried one stik, not one stick in every available slot, one at a time. Just wanted to make sure..
    I've had quite a few mobos run into an issue where one slot fails.
    Regardless, good luck, I'm starting to feel an RMA coming.. :ohwell:
     
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    On a side note, I decided to remove the processor. The processor and the heatsink became merged together. What I mean when I say they became merged is that the thermal paste become basically a superglue between the heatsink and the processor (the FX-4170 naturally runs hot, thus, AMD has included an upgraded heatsink in it with better thermal paste). Anyhow, in order to remove the thing I could only get the mounting lever about a little over half way up. Therefore, on the back row, the pins bent a little (I would say there were making somewhere between a 80-85 degree angle orthogonal to the board). I took a credit card and a screw driver and straightend the pins, stuck it back in, still posted the same thing.

    Last but not least, I read over the mobo specifications and realized that it was backwards compatible. The MSI 990FXA-GD80 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard supports the following CPU types/sockets:

    I realized I had a (working) AMD CPU HDZ955FBGMBOX Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz AM3 125W Retail, thus, I mounted it on the MOBO... SAME CODE POSTED...

    It must be the motherboard.
     
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    I tried booting up with a Corsair M60 and K60 and it just just won't boot. I would get stuck on the boot screen that is without the AsRock Logo. It has words on it during the boot.
     
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    Yea man, you can't kick yourself for not being thorough, you tested the shit out of it. Looks like a mobo issue imo..
    GL with the RMA if you go that route.
     
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    Yeah I just hope when it gets there it does the same thing for them as it did for me... RMAs tend to be aggrevating at times. :shadedshu
     

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