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ASRock Z77 Extreme4 worked for 3 months now...

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October 1, 2013 11:40:09 PM

I've read everything I can find and tried everything. So, I'm begging for help.

This is a 3-month-old build. Worked fine until a week ago. Now I'm getting the same 99 then A2 error codes after trying
Removing NVIDIA card.
Rebuilding outside the case.
Updating BIOS.
Changing SATA cables/ports.
Tested each slot using 1 memory stick
Booted with only HDD and keyboard

Has 2 fans and CPU fan that all spin up.

I get the splash screen with the option to start windows 7 or run repair. Selecting Windows, it reboots and goes to same menu. Selecting repair, screen goes black.

All the parts came from Newegg and were compatible. It worked for 3 months.

Any suggestions (or magic phrase to use) would be greatly appreciated.

a c 75 V Motherboard
October 2, 2013 4:18:16 AM

asrock's lower end boards are made rather cheaply to begin with. looks like your board is dying or soon to be dead. its probably RMA time.
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October 2, 2013 8:27:06 AM

Well. Huh. That's not good. Any recommendations for a better mobo?
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a c 1099 V Motherboard
October 2, 2013 8:30:14 AM

I have had that board for over a year , with 0 issues , wouldn't call it low end , runs flawless.
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October 2, 2013 10:32:25 AM

Any suggestions on what I could try next? I thought it was a pretty decent board. Did my research. But, I'm just stumped.
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a c 1099 V Motherboard
October 2, 2013 10:36:17 AM

It's a great board , not low end in my opinion.Have my 3570k overclocked to 4.6 on it.
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October 2, 2013 12:17:56 PM

it's not so great if i can't get it to work, though.

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a c 75 V Motherboard
October 2, 2013 1:54:41 PM

its decent, but when asrock likes to cheap out on the vrm on everything below the extreme6, i wouldnt get it

id give the z77-v LK a go. my friend and i both have one (even though they were bought for 50 bucks during a warehouse sale) and they run very nicely
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 2, 2013 3:04:25 PM

Thanks so much for the info. A friend told me to try and disable the UDF so I'll give that a shot but I'm really thinking your'e right. *sigh*

I noticed your flag. Which province? I've spent time in Ontario and Alberta. Beautiful.

Thanks for your help with this aggravating mobo.
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a c 75 V Motherboard
October 2, 2013 3:09:51 PM

ontario. everywhere but the cities are pretty nice looking
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a c 1099 V Motherboard
October 2, 2013 3:17:13 PM

The Extreme 4 has 8 + 4 power phases and overclocks like a champ.My extreme 6 failed to start after 2 months , so I picked up the 4 and all is well for quite awhile now.

All my other builds are on ASUS boards.
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a c 75 V Motherboard
October 2, 2013 6:20:39 PM

its 8 phases on a doubler or a 4x2 phase. on top of that, it uses d-pak mosfets which are the cheapest ones you can get on the market. even msi doesnt use them on their low end boards. there is a good reason for the pretty bulky heatsinks on what would be a lower end board
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