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Motherboard stops at C7

Posted on 2006-11-05
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Server board is stopping at C7 on the LED bios code readout. System then halts.

According to http://www.esupport.com/techsupport/award/AMIBIOS-codes.pdf this corresponds to "Early CPU Init Exit."

To me, that means teh board is toast. I was hoping for a second opinion. THe server was working fine onsite, then we brought it back to the office to work on it, and that's when we got these errors.

Thanks in advance.

-Doc
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by:jamietoner
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Have you tryed reseating the cpu(s) possible something is loose from transit, happens all the time.
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There are many possible reasons, the first I would try is different RAM on the board -- make CERTAIN the RAM is CL 2.5 and not CL3 -- CL3 is too slow for a server board.  Then try the power supply, try a new one.  ALso remove ALL peripherals from the server board.  YOu only need a CPU, RAM, and a video card to debug it -- nothing else.  Also, do a complete CMOS reset (short the jumpter to pins 2-3).

Most server boards do not fail easily.  YOu should try some debugging before you give up on this one.
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by:DrDamnit
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Turns out it was the Keyboard. scrathcyboy's suggestion got me back to basics, which allowed me to discover it was the keyboard, which was bad.
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