Never had any issues building a machine before, but I haven't done it in a little while either.
MSI 890FXA-GD70 mobo
new phenom x6
cooler master centurion case
corsair tx850w oiwer syooky
2 x crucial dd3 2 GB (4 GB total)
HD and CD-Rom drive (both seem to be working fine)
Videocard - sapphire radeon hd-5770 (have a second to try crossfire, but right now just trying ot get the one to work).
Weird thing, processor seems to be running fine, mobo, too, but nothing is displaying. debug led is going to 'd1' but nothing will display. Tested monitors and plugged my old video card into the new system and still nothing (old is 4850, worked before and after putting in new system in my old system, no problem) -- I am just not getting any kind of display, although it sounds like the processor and all parts are going at it and all the processor led lights are on.
I'm getting a 'd1' debug message, but it's not listed in the index anywhere I can find. Anyone run into anything like this or have any ideas?
All fans are spinning - processor, video card, case fan, etc. It's passing the initialization mode (ff on the debug lights) and I can operate the cd-rom, hear the HD spin, etc. I've been through most of the walkthrough stuff - as I mentioned, I've built several systems before, it's just been a little while. I can do a thorough double check later tonight when I get back from work again though to satisfy doubters.
I was hoping someone might know what the debug code 'd1' on the mobo led would be. Unfortunately the manual does not include this code and MSI's website for support is... well, unless someone knows about some secret one I don't have a link to, pretty awful.
I've definitely tried everything in the main sticky. I have not gone thoroughly through all posted links yet, though.
Well, update. This time when trying to boot I switched out each of the memory modules as the single memory module and it worked on my third try. Bleh, sorry if this is clogging the forums on that basic issue, but I had tried the single memory module thing before. Going to cycle back through and see if some are bad. Memory is:
crucial ct25664ba 1339.M16FF 2GB 240-PIN DIMM 256Mx64 DDR3 if anyone knows of compatibility issues or other noob mistakes that might need to be involved (I've never had to do anything sophisticated for RAM config in BIOS before).
Before someone asks, yes, I have checked my mobo papers to make sure I'm placing the RAM in the right slots.
You must go into the bios mem timing section ... enter the exact timings which came with your ram docs ........ **SAVE** those settings before "elegantly" exiting BIOS and then reboot ... You may also wish to up your voltage by a few hundredths of a volt.
Just an update on this - I disassembled and reassembled everything and sure enough, like a clutz, I had motherboard contact with an unecessary mount. Doh. I removed the extra mount, reseated the mobo, carefully replaced everything, and now it's all good to go. Well, with 64-bit xp at least. Unfortunately Linux Mint hoses after enabling the proprietary ATI video card drivers and Ubuntu 10.04 boots into kernel panic, but the win partition is good to go for now. I'll trouble shoot the linux issues and get them in place later.
D1 --> Early super I/O initialization is done including RTC and keyboard controller.
Serial port is enabled at this point if needed for debugging. NMI is disabled.
Perform keyboard controller BAT test. Save power-on CPUID value in scratch
CMOS. Go to flat mode with 4GB limit and GA20 enabled.
I had the same problem with a similar new build (same error message on the motherboard, same issue with the fans/HD). Turns out one of my four RAM cards was bad. Three worked great, and isolating the RAM did the trick. I haven't had much time to keep testing it given the holiday madness, but once I got that issue sorted it seems like everything is ticking over nicely. RMA'd the RAM and hopefully the replacements will work.