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SelfBiaZ Mar 07, 2005, 05:30pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have a Abit AV8 Motherboard and the POST LED says "27" right now In the manual its says post code 27 is "Initialize INT 09 Buffer" and i also get another code "69" and the manual says that it "Turn on L2 Cache"
Can someone tell me how to do those things Bios is Award 6.0. I tried searching google for answers but nothing really came up in what I was looking for, so im turnin to the forums like 98% of my computer problems :)


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Michael A. Mar 07, 2005, 10:41pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Abit AV8 post codes??
Have you tried loading the optimized settings for your motherboard in the BIOS? (I have the same board, by the way.)

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Mark Robinson Mar 07, 2005, 11:12pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Abit AV8 post codes??
selfbiaz, are these errors or just codes telling you what is happening at that time. It sounds like it is just showing you what it is doing while it is booting up. I used an Abit IT7-max2 for my kids system (discontinued board now) but that tells me what it is doing while it boots. If this is the case then there is nothing to be alarmed about here.

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angryhippy Mar 08, 2005, 06:14am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Open the BIOS and hit F7. It will say "Load optimized defaults? y/n" Say Y. hit F10. it will say "Save to CMOS and exit? y/n". Say yes. Reboot

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matt brady Mar 16, 2005, 09:38pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Abit AV8 post codes??
i have the same board and i am getting the same codes and i am also having a problem with auto shutdowns. me and a friend ordered the same board at the same time and are both having this problem. I am feed up with abit i know i have a good video card (nvidia 6600 gt) and good ram (corsair) but i cant figure this out. any help please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! btw i dont think i was part of the beta testers at abit i wish they wouldnt use us as so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SelfBiaZ Mar 16, 2005, 11:40pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Ya Im still having the same problems... Tried loaded optimized settings in BIOS and tried messing with someother things but with no luck. :( Will try all suggestions

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>> Re: Abit AV8 post codes??
same here my temp is still high also can anyone lend a hand?????

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and yes its showing error 69 right now (Turn on L2 Cache) while im typing this. Tried the abit forums but with no luck

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matt brady Mar 17, 2005, 12:25am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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do you have any trouble with unwanted restarts that is another problem im having


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Edited: Mar 17, 2005, 01:03am EST

 
>> Re: Abit AV8 post codes??
So when you guys both got done installing all the hardware, did you use the jumper to clear the CMOS before you set up defaults? Like the users guide says. In the standard CMOS Features window in the BIOS make sure halt on is set to all but keyboard. What kind of high temperatures are you getting. And what are you talking about Beta testers? LOL

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Edited: Mar 17, 2005, 02:22am EST

 
>> Re: Abit AV8 post codes??
No I have no restarts.. Yes and I did clear the bios when Installed. My temps right now is 48c 117F and about 150F when I play games BTW what Powersupply do you have Matt Brady?

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Michael A. Mar 17, 2005, 02:30am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Abit AV8 post codes??
Well this is a first...a problem with an ABIT motherboard. Never once in my life...

Anyway, I see several "error" codes on boot but I've realized that it's actually just the motherboard initializing things and they go away after booting is complete. I had problems with auto reboots in certain games but it turned out being the VIA chipset drivers and not the motherboard.

My best guess is that something is set up wrong in the BIOS. If it's giving you error messages regarding something chances are there's a problem with it. I've never seen hardware problems with ABIT motherboards, not once. It's highly unlikely that it's anything more than software or an incorrect jumper or setting as these boards simply donít break.

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matt brady Mar 17, 2005, 11:03am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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ok to start with i was joking about beta testing but my temps are far higher 110 degrees without anything running and 160 when i start playing games i have a 500w ps that came in my viper case. this is my first abit motherboard and the only one i have ever had a problem with and yes i reset the cmos jumper after setting everything up.

PCGEEK Mar 17, 2005, 11:46am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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i have abit A8V 3rd eye guru. I got these codes when i first had the board. was memory in wrong place and faulti over clock. Dont get them any more . havnt for a long time.

Michael A. Mar 17, 2005, 01:14pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey PCGEEK, real quick....how exactly does the 3rd-Eye differ from the regular AV8? I passed on getting the 3rd-Eye as I wanted to save some cash and I haven't been able to find out much regarding the two versions' differences online.

Thanks!

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SelfBiaZ Mar 17, 2005, 06:21pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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PCgeek. You think Mr. Brady and I have are memory in the wrong place? Ill have a go at that when I get home. Mr. Brady and I have the exact same problems the error codes and the over heating, I tried abit forums and AMD but with no luck. Either Mr. Brady and I did the same thing to make this happen to our systems or Its just a bad batch of mobos from the company....?

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>> Re: Abit AV8 post codes??
The 3rd eye guru has a difrent bios set from the normal. As far as i know thats the only difrence is the guru has a bios built to offer a more stable overclock with add options.

Just put both sticks in the blue first if runing duel channle. If runing single channle put one stick in blue closest to CPU and 1 stick in purple.

Also get on line and download bios set 19 for it. They come stock bios set 15. 15 has a problem with detecting memory speeds and will tend to not let you run duel channle.

by the way do not try and flash the normal with a guru bios set. The normal dose not have the guru chip installed.

Kevin Holmes Mar 21, 2005, 04:24am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> An answer of sorts
Here is technical information on exactly what an INT 09 means...

"INT 09: BIOS keyboard handler
> port 60h
> DOS6PT.112
- read 1-byte scancode at port 60h
- check for special combinations
- <ctrl-break> set bit 7 of 40:71 - put 2 0-bytes in keyboard buffer

issue INT 1Bh (some ctrl-break handler)

- <pause> suspend (loop) until any other key - discard the scan code
- <ctrl-alt-del> put 1234h ('warm boot') in reset flag at 40:72, reboot.
- <prtsc> issue INT 5
- <alt-sysreq> issue INT 15h, 85h (do nothing - for terminal emulation)
- if shift/toggle key: set 40:17-18
- else: translate into (Ascii+scan) using 40:17-18
- place byte-pair in keyboard buffer at 40:1E
- may be hooked >INT 21.25: Set Interupt Vector"


Apparently it has something to do with the keyboard. I was having the same error message and it all hit me when I came across the above information. My last motherboard, a INTEL PERL allways gave me a keyboard faluire error when I booted up. Are you using a wireless USB keyboard?


Kevin Holmes Mar 21, 2005, 05:13am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Nevermind
Ignore my last post, upon further exploration I determined that we/i've been barking up the wrong tree. The post code you refer to is an AC2003 post code. The little dots after each number is the only way to know this. I havent been able to get a list of the codes, notice in your manual that the AC2003 codes only start in the 8's and up. Ive also notcied that by fooling around with the softmenu the number will bounce back between 2.7.
and 6.4.

This happens evertime I adjust the Vcore voltage.

I have the closest thing you can get to water cooling, one of those blooming onion style massive heatsinks, (which I HIGHLY reccomend) so I can run my system at a full 1.85 volts. I have an Athlon 64 Semp. Ive also got an acrylic case which is very handy at observing the clever post screen.

If anyone reading has the full AC2003 post code list, please email it to me at hydromannc@yahoo.com

If you arent seeing the little dots after the numbers then disreguard this and my last post as that is part of the Award bios.

From what I understand GURU is simply nothing more than a built in bios adjustor.

Ill attach an addy for the heatsink I have. Just in case you are wondering, when I max out the Vcore to 1.85, at 100% cpu power my CPU registers 70 Centigrade.

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SelfBiaZ Mar 22, 2005, 08:25pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Abit AV8 post codes??
Ive tried switching the ram around to all slots and tried a buddies extra ram.... The problem still exists. This system is very odd ive never had these kind of problems... If i play a demanding game the comp will shutdwon its prolly the autoshutdown for overheating about 165F - 175F when I checked at full load. This really scares me and those post codes Ive described on the first post up top im thinkin are just goin to stay there and theres nothing i can do about it. This system is as not as stable as id like but i guess ill just live with it and maybe future upgrades to the system might fix them...... We'll see in time

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Kevin Holmes Mar 22, 2005, 08:29pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Your CPU is too hot, I had almost the exact same configuration up until yesterday, i fried my 5200 Ultra and sunk 200 into a new video card. Right now running Flightsim 2004 my cpu temp is 158, thats with the cpu voltage at 1.85. I couldnt even come near that voltage setting w/o this new cpu cooler.


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