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 01/12/2006 04:12 PM
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Jbuck
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Have a AMD 64-3400 installed on Asus A8V Deluxe 939 MB and it has worked for one year without a problem. Last few days, on boot, audio post message indicates "System Failed CPU Test". this post will continue until system is shut down.

I have removed and reinstalled the cpu and heatsink, and same problem comes up on reboot. Email requests to AMD and Asus for assistance havenot been answered or acknowledged by either vendor since the failure last week.
Any suggestions?
 01/12/2006 05:12 PM
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QUOTE(Jbuck @ Jan 13 2006, 07:12 AM)Have a AMD 64-3400 installed on Asus A8V Deluxe 939 MB and it has worked for one year without a problem. Last few days, on boot, audio post message indicates "System Failed CPU Test". this post will continue until system is shut down.

I have removed and reinstalled the cpu and heatsink, and same problem comes up on reboot. Email requests to AMD and Asus for assistance havenot been answered or acknowledged  by either vendor since the failure last week.
Any suggestions?
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Have you recently added new hardware?
Are you overclocking?
 01/12/2006 06:35 PM
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Did you reset the BIOs?

Rest the CMOS battery (pull it our for a min then put it back).

This will reset all the BIOs commands to default and might get your system back up.

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 01/13/2006 01:08 AM
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QUOTE(majmac01 @ Jan 12 2006, 05:12 PM)Have you recently added new hardware?
Are you overclocking?
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No to both questions
 01/13/2006 01:11 AM
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QUOTE(Cow187 @ Jan 12 2006, 06:35 PM)Did you reset the BIOs?

Rest the CMOS battery (pull it our for a min then put it back).

This will reset all the BIOs commands to default and might get your system back up.
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I cleared bios by reconfiguring CMOS switch for 15 seconds several times but did not pull the battery. Will try that!
 01/13/2006 01:34 AM
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QUOTE(Jbuck @ Jan 13 2006, 01:11 AM)I cleared bios by reconfiguring CMOS switch for 15 seconds several times but did not pull the battery. Will try that!
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Pulled battery for1 minute and post still has same "System failed CPU Test". Also, I have pulled 3 of the 4 memory modules, leaving 512 in Dimm B1 and disconnected IDE and Floppy connectors.
 01/13/2006 07:21 AM
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You have the same CPU that I have & it is an OEM unique CPU. You will need to flash to a later bios & reset HTT as well. Did you build this computer or have some one else do it for you?

I am using bios 1014 & the following changes for this CPU;
HTT 800 MHz
Memory Limit
Memclock 2:1

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 01/13/2006 03:02 PM
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QUOTE(lswartz @ Jan 13 2006, 07:21 AM)You have the same CPU that I have & it is an OEM unique CPU. You will need to flash to a later bios & reset HTT as well. Did you build this computer or have some one else do it for you?

I am using bios 1014 & the following changes for this CPU;
HTT 800 MHz
Memory Limit
Memclock 2:1
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Yes, I built this computer from parts ordered from TigerDirect.com.

Tried to update bios, downloaded latest version of bios to floppy on another computer and inserted floppy disk and per instructions. Attempted to reboot while holding down alt+f2 and could not get system to recognize the floppy, and same post message heard. I am going to go ahead and order new 939 Asus MB and retail Athlon 64-3500. That way I can determine which is my problem. Since MB still under warranty, I can get the MB replaced. I want a backup computer, so I'll have the start to build another with whats left.
 01/14/2006 08:46 AM
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It may take several tries to flash bios. I was very lucky on the 2d time /smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />. Most people reported many attempts before success.

I also bought mine form Tiger Direct as a bundle (CPU & MB). With the rebate it was a nice deal but it was a pain sorting out the bios issue & then the bios settings. I was at the point where a good hammer would have fixed that "System Failed CPU Test" report.

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AMD Athlon 64 3400+ socket 939 (Newcastle)
A8V Deluxe
Antec Sonata 380W PS +12V 24A
2 x 256 MB Crucial Ballistix 2-2-2-8
Zalman fan CNPS7000B-ALCu
XFX 6600GT

Phenom 9950
Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H
Gigabyte HD 4850 GV-R485ZL-512H
2 x 1 GB Crucial Ballistix
HD- Segate ST3400620AS - Windows XP Pro
HD-Samsung HD502IJ
DVD- Samsung TS-H653N
PSU- Antec 380S +12V 24A
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