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#1 Russsl

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 08:50 PM

I have been away for several days. In trying to bootup the computer I get a CPU init failure indication. I have tried the CMOS reset and disconnected the graphics card to attempt to boot. What would be the cause and any suggestions on how to fix it.

I have the following:
ASUS Crosshair MoBo
AMD Athalon 64 FX dual core
Corsair 620 PSU
BFG 8800 GTS GPU
2 x 1 gig OCZ RAM

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 10:41 PM

It's either a defective CPU (which is rare) or a defective motherboard. I would see if someone has either of those that you can borrow to test it out and determine the culprit.

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#3 Russsl

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 03:31 PM

This seems to be a problem with AMD cpus and ASUS mobos. The CPU INIT failure indication shows on my mobo LCD poster and that's how I came up with the failure type. To confirm the cpu, AMD benched and checked my processor and declared it functional.

In my research, this has happened to several others. Most of them had AMD/ASUS with DDR2 memory combinations. The most common cure is to remove most of your memory and try to boot your system off a single RAM module. If it doesn't boot, swap the RAM modules and try again until it boots. if it doesn't, I can't help you from this point.

If it boots, restart and get into the BIOS and make sure you had the original settings. If you are running OCZ 1gb modules you may want to up the DDR2 voltage to 2.2v before you install the second module. Shut it down and add the next RAM module and then boot up again. Keep doing this until it fails in POST or you have all your memory modules reinstalled.

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 02:08 AM

There is nothing AMD specific about the CPU INIT error. This is ASUS' visual version of a beep code. A buddy of mine got the same error on his Striker Extreme and Core 2 Duo. On his machine the problem was a DOA RAM stick.

Edited by Mr Alpha, 22 July 2007 - 02:08 AM.

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