ok so no one has an idea? Whenever I shut down my computer for the night and then start it up in the morning, it seems like now that is the only time it gives me a post error. I have 4GB (2x2) DDR3 RAM by G. Skill that is rated at 1.54 volts according to my bios. My processor seems fine. I have my bios flashed to the 4598 version i believe (the latest one really screwed up my cpu). Oh yea, I have a wireless mouse and keyboard that couldn't cause it could it?
Since you did not say I am assuming you have Windows 7.
Disable the hibernation feature and reboot see if this happens. The simplest way to disable it is via an elevated command prompt.
Accessories \\ command prompt \\ right click and choose run as administrator then type this from the prompt powercfg /hibernate off press enter
Let me know if this solves it.
Sorry I did not mention it but yes, I do have Windows 7 64 bit.
I went to the command prompt and typed in the command you suggested. I don't know if I did it right because it didn't give me a sign saying that it turned it off.
Also, XMP profile? How do I change that?
Also, will this reoccurance of a POST attempt failure harm my computer in the long run?
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You should check the XMP profile thru the memory vendor or check it in the bios. The XMP profile is enabled / disabled in the bios. It's in that section under performance / memory overides. Even if the default memory setting is used, I think the mb Failsafe might be confused by your
You should check the memory profile ( Auto, Manual, profile #1) in the bios. Set it to Auto.
If you have some other known good compatibile memory you could use it to test your hardware.
ok one more thing. I have this ram
as you can see it is CAS 9 or whatever with a timing of 9-9-9-24 with a voltage of 1.5
It didn't say it would work specifically work with x58 chipset but I decided to buy it anyway because the voltage was under 1.65 or whatever intel recommends for this motherboard. On my Intel Desktop Control Center, it however shows a timing of 7-7-7-19. This RAM was stated for 1600 mhz or something and I am getting 1067. Could this be a factor?
I appreciate your guys' help.
So, from power up to Windows 7 start you see the power supply start then auto power off
then auto restart then the bios error message comes up?
This is sometimes from the failsafe vetoing a bad memory timing boot.
The Desktop Control timings sound really fast for the default memory speed.
Try the JEDEK default timings, maybe with the manual profile. Or turn off the failsafe in the bios Performance / Memory section. This would just be for troubleshooting tho, I would think about some three channel memory kits, G.skill makes some good ones.
yea when i turn it on it starts up for a few seconds or so and then turns off, then automatically turns on again, gets to the bios screen gets past that and then shows a POST error. I am able to press Y to change settings or N to keep current settings. Whichever one I choose though, it then boots into windows after a third startup on its own. Weird huh? Plus it only does it whenever I turn the computer on the next day. I can turn the machine off for 5-10 minutes and it wont do this. Or restart the computer and it wont give me an error, just boots straight into windows. I might buy this same ram chips series again and get 8 gb of ram total but I don't know. Would having a triple channel kit memory take care of this issue? Also, will this POST error hurt my computer in the long run? I do not know how to get into the JEDEK default timings, and I read about turning off the failsafe mode but it wont really "correct" the problem. I appreciate your help and if you have anymore insight please let me know.
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Well, I don't think the post error will hurt because the computer is resetting itself to some default settings it pulls from the G.skill memory.
Trying to disable the failsafe in the bios for a just few restarts would only show you if you are having that memory profile problem.
XMP memory kit profiles are pre tested for a version of Intel chip. (x58)
G.skill has 3x1gb or 3x2gb gb kits pretested and compatible with the x58 boards.
I wouldn't think about changing the memory until I was sure the problem was the stored memory profile.
I wouldn't update the bios until I'd cleared the start up problem.
Well, this is what you were expecting if the memory settings buried in the G.skill memory were too wrong for your DX58SO.
Now, first you want to get your system to start up like it would before, I'd recommend setting the bios jumper to the config side then turning the watchdog / failsafe back on. That should get you back to go. Then I'd suggest trying some Corsair Core i7 ready memory. The 1600 versions carry the XMP performance profile and they do work. Just remember that the Corsairs really need the 1.65v settings.
RMA that G.skill memory back to whoever.