Abit KV8-MAX3 Mother Board

Discussion in 'Abit' started by Major Tom, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. Major Tom

    Major Tom Guest

    Can anyone Help.

    I've just put a system together with the KV8-MAX3 and an Athlon 64
    3200+ CPU....... When I powered up Red lights on the mother board
    started flashing all over the place - a two tone alarm sound started
    and the Post Code Display got up to 8.0 then the system powered down
    by itself....

    The manual isn't any help. I've tried pressing the two RAM chips in
    again to make sure they're connected but nothing in the manual about
    the post code.

    If anyone can help my email is

    Major Tom, Feb 9, 2004
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  2. Major Tom

    rms Guest

    Assuming its an award bios, two-tone means an 'unworkable cpu'. That could
    mean anything, from a bad overclock, overheating, not enough cpu voltage, no
    cpu fan, etc.
    rms, Feb 9, 2004
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  3. Raymond Hansmeier, Feb 10, 2004
  4. Major Tom

    Who Cares Guest

    I read somewhere on a revew: This can happen if the two knots under
    the motherboard who fasten the OTES system comes in contact with your
    case. Causing the motherboard to bend a little.

    I read that they removed those two knots from under the motherboard
    and booted up without the red lights.
    Who Cares, Feb 16, 2004
  5. Raymond Hansmeier, Feb 17, 2004
  6. Major Tom

    Fubar Guest

    Had the same problem when i installed myself. Simple reason for it. There
    are 2 soldering "stubs" on the backside of the MB under the heatsink
    backplate that punches through the insulation/glue pad that is between the
    metal backplate of the HSF retention frame and the motherboard. just filed
    them down a bit and all was well.

    Before i did this i got some freaky 80 and 83 codes flashing a bit back and
    forth before that horrible "siren" started.
    Fubar, Mar 2, 2004
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