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September 13, 2011 2:32:23 PM

Hello,

I recently put together a computer for the first time and I am running into some error messages. I'm using the Crosshair V Formula Mobo and an AMD 1100T Black Edition CPU. Im getting two errors:

CPU Fan Error!
The Current CPU cant use ASUS core unlocker!

I searched for these errors and found some solutions. However, my real problem seems to be that when I go into my UEFI and change the settings to fix these errors, when the computer reboots, they remain unchanged. Ive tried resetting the CMOS both manually and with the button on the Mobo. I also have flashed the mobo with the latest version.


What am I doing wrong? Am I missing something? Like i said this is my first time building a computer so go easy on me with all the technical terms :??: 

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September 13, 2011 2:56:43 PM

On the fan error, on that board there are 2 connectors next to each other labled CPU Fan. Make sure it is plugged into the one closer to the backpanel connections.

The second issue might (I actually don't know, just a guess) be related to the fan error. Where it shuts down any kind of processes that would create high temps while it does not have a working fan.
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September 13, 2011 3:00:33 PM

The Fan I have is plugged into CPU_FAN and CPU_OPT. They are both 4 pin connectors. (dunno if thats relevant). When I flashed the BIOS the CPU Fan Error went away for one reboot and the other error remained. After another reboot the fan error came back :( 
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September 13, 2011 3:02:38 PM

What cooler are you using?
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September 13, 2011 3:35:50 PM

Use the Y adapter and plug both into the CPU_FAN plug.

I just built a Crosshair V w/ CM V6GT last night.
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September 13, 2011 3:41:12 PM

Alright Ill give that a shot when I get home. That cooler is SOOO big... can barely get my RAM into the dam socket...
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September 13, 2011 3:51:45 PM

Yeah, I had to remove the HS from the RAM in my first DIMM, it's noisy too. Keeps stuff cool, my CPU is idling around 31c and I had it up to 4.2GHz and I was barely pushing 43c
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September 13, 2011 3:53:39 PM

Which CPU are you using?
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September 13, 2011 4:29:18 PM

1090T Black, it was $40 less and literally the same CPU downclocked 100MHz, I can easily clock it up to the same as an 1100T Black
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September 14, 2011 2:41:44 PM

I plugged both the heatsink fans into the y connector and then into CPU_FAN as you suggested and the CPU Fan Error went away!! TYVM!

When I was getting the CPU fan error it would always beep at me, 1 long followed by 4 short. When the fan error went away so did the beeping. I am still seeing "The current cpu cant use ASUS core unlocker!" However the default setting for core unlocker is disabled and I have not changed it. Im wondering if this message is an error or if its just a notification?

Also I noticed my BOOT_DEVICE LED is lit up red. I have my primary boot device set as my optical drive. Does the red LED mean its searching the optical drive but cant find anything? I have not yet attempted to install windows either. Im wondering if I should give it a shot now that the beeping disappeared?
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September 14, 2011 5:25:51 PM

I would set the primary boot device to the HD, you can always force the optical if you need it and see if the red light goes away.

Try setting the defaults for the board (F5) to see if that gets rid of the error message.
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September 14, 2011 10:36:42 PM

I cleared CMOS, set everything to default, put my HD in SATA1 and set it to primary boot device. This did not fix the LED problem or the Error IM getting. Here are some pics of the error message.



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September 14, 2011 10:43:12 PM

have you updated the BIOS to 0705?
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September 15, 2011 12:52:49 AM

yep. Its in the top pic
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September 15, 2011 2:59:19 PM

Have you tried using the core unlocker at all?

maybe turn it on, then turn it off and save settings.
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September 15, 2011 3:20:14 PM

Matt214 said:
AMD 1100T Black Edition CPU. Im getting two errors:
CPU Fan Error!
The Current CPU cant use ASUS core unlocker!

First, there's nothing to 'unlock' so don't use any BIOS and/or App trying to 'unlock' the full 6-cores you already have -- it doesn't have 7,8,9...etc.

As far as the Fan error, IF you're using a bad or 'homemade' splitter then it may have all 3 or 4 wires going to the CPU_Header and since only (1) fan can transmit e.g. RPM it can and will produce errors.
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September 15, 2011 3:52:46 PM

Well, the fan error is gone, but the Core unlocker error still remains. I was able to go to my boot menu and boot manually, so I got windows installed etc. Gonna be kind of a pain to manually boot from bios every time, but w/e, better than not booting at all... Thanks everyone for your help.
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September 15, 2011 3:53:24 PM

Best answer selected by Matt214.
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September 15, 2011 4:08:22 PM

One other thing I would do is contact Asus and ask them what is going on.
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