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G.skill & ASRock 770iCafe AM3+ Mobo

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May 18, 2012 3:36:59 AM

Hey Everyone!

So, I just built a new computer. Have the ASRock 770iCafe AM3+ AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard and bought 1 4gb stick of G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL.

Computer is having problems booting frequently (about 50% of the time), and often Dr. Debug gets stuck at d7:

"Restore CPUID value back into register. The Bootblock-Runtime interface
module is moved to system memory and control is given to it. Determine
whether to execute serial flash"

I just ran memtest86 4.0 and memtest86+

Both freeze up in test 5 and test 3, respectively. I believe both tests were the "moving inversions, 8 bit pattern," and both produced thousands of errors.

Does this mean the RAM might be bad or could it be something else?
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May 18, 2012 5:24:10 PM

Do you have the latest BIOS for the motherboard?

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May 18, 2012 6:57:40 PM

So it turns out that my BIOS is all in Japanese or something (except for "international" terms like SATA, etc.


I have no idea what anything is saying, and I have no idea how (or if) I can change the language to English.

Therefore, I'm not sure if it's the latest BIOS.
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May 21, 2012 4:13:37 PM

Download CPU-Z to see if it can detect motherboard information under the mainboard tab.

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May 26, 2012 5:27:58 PM

Hey guys, thanks for all the suggestions!

Turns out it was a bad hard drive! I tested out a new one and everything seems to work fine now! Also, after resetting the cmos and booting up with the new hard drive, the BIOS came up in English (thank goodness!).

Apparently RAM tests can fail even if it's your HDD that's broken!

I'll probably still download cup-z since it sounds pretty useful. So thanks again.
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June 4, 2012 2:06:14 AM

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