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05-03-2011, 05:36 PM #1me_go_fast Guest
xfx 8200 motherboard erratic posting and crashes...
Hello all, this is my first post on this forum, I am quite frustrated with the xfx products I have purchased. I purchased an xfx 8200 motherboard, however I am having major issues getting it to post. I have gotten several different error codes on the LED and none of them are particularly helpful. (not when I don't know what they mean exactly) Nor is tech support, I made a help ticket and they are quite slow to respond.
Heres what I have...
AMD Phenom 8450 X3 2.1ghz
6gb Ram, 2gb x2 ddr2 800, 1gb x2 ddr2 800. Both sets are dual channel
1 500gb sata drive
1 1tb sata drive
xfx 8800gt alpha dog edition (obnoxiously loud fan ...) but good performance when works
Ultra 750 watt power supply
Windows 7 32 bit, I don't think pertinent to the problem however
Here is the problem...
Ever since I got the board I have had occasional problems getting the motherboard to post. I thought it was from power at first, so I upgraded from a 500watt ultra to an ultra 750 watt. I just recently upgraded the memory, but I have not been able to get the system to post to even get to configure it... Sometimes I can get the system to boot but the screen goes black a couple minutes after I do so.
What I have tried...
I tried all the memory chips in every slot, similar issues, time frame of crash varies. I tested memory in other pcs and with a memory testing utility, the memory test ok, not faulty. I have tried resetting the bios, no change. I have tried a basic system, removed video card and used on board, the system posted, but crashed a few minutes after. So I am at a complete loss...
Tech support (the one message I got) said it could be the memory controller of the board or cpu... However, when I can get the system to post and boot into windows everything runs fine!? I have had the system running under heavy load in windows and no crashes with all the memory installed as well. (windows only recognize 3.5, planned on upgrading to 64 bit, except can't get pc running well...)
I have gotten error code d5 or sp, something like that, depending on which direction you consider to read from. I have also gotten 3c and 2c, unless they are read a different way.
I am at a complete loss, to ideas...
Some things I noticed are that, no matter what I set the voltage of cpu at in bios, the pc health section of the bios never shows it dropping below 1.28v, which is bad, my cpu is only recommended or rated up to 1.25v, however auto sets it higher than 1.3v and manually setting it under 1.25v does not actually change it below 1.28...
Any ideas, suggestions, or comments would be greatly appreciated!
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