ABIT AV8 Under Fire

@ 2004/12/28
Many Abit motherboard users didn't have a quite so merry christmas
this year according to the Abit support forums.

There seems to be a problem with the new Abit AV8 motherboard for the
socket 939 Athlon64. From what I've read in the numerous forum posts
it appears to work fine with the old 130nm Newcastle core Athlon64,
but if you put in a new 90nm Winchester core Athlon64 the motherboard
reads "9.0." on the digital display and just sits there, not even
sending a signal to the video card to turn on the monitor. What does
this mean? If you ordered a Abit AV8 motherboard and new Athlon64
processor online to build a new PC it won't work.

According to members of the forum a bios upgrade fixes the problem,
but you can't upgrade what you can't see and Abit doesn't say a bios
upgrade will fix the problem in it's description of the bios revisions
and in the facts it says that POST code "90" (do they mean 9.0.?)
means a failed overclock. In fact no where on the Abit site does it
even admit there's even a problem except for in the forums.

So what's going on? Is there a problem with the AV8 and a Abit
conspiracy, or are dozens of users mad they can't overclock their
processors? I'll let you decide that.

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Comment from The Senile Doctor @ 2005/01/03
f°ck sf psu's.:grum: :grum:
Comment from easypanic @ 2005/01/03
Quote:
Originally posted by The Senile Doctor
you booted thru shortcutting the powerbutton-pins with screwdriver?
yes
Comment from The Senile Doctor @ 2005/01/03
so it really is the goddamn superflower psu's...
you booted thru shortcutting the powerbutton-pins with screwdriver?
Comment from jmke @ 2005/01/02
Easypanic earned himself a new rig imho
Comment from easypanic @ 2005/01/02
No cpu fan => boot.
Enermax @ low speed => boot.
Enermax @ high speed => boot.

:excellent
Comment from The Senile Doctor @ 2005/01/02
so... everything workd without flaw?
it must be the superflower...i tested two cpu's both superflower...
did you test with the xp90 and enermax 92mm fan?

if that works , all I need is a new psu...
Comment from easypanic @ 2005/01/02
Ok, all hardware tested and I give it a 10/10 .

See my previous post for some solutions Herr Dokter.
Comment from easypanic @ 2004/12/31
Ok, very very very fast try before I get to party :feesten: .

All of The Senile Doctor's stuff (3000+, MSI, 2*512 Adata) booted nicely with my OCZ Powerstream and a borked 5900 (even cpu fan not connected) .

Will swap gear further on this weekend with my stuff.

Only thing I can think of:
1) Superflower won't react good with your mobo.
2) Booting up with your 92mm attached to cpu fan connector could give boot problems (or did you try with boxed cooler?).
Comment from The Senile Doctor @ 2004/12/30
updating a bios with NO electrical reaction whatsoever is hardly possible...
the mobo gives NOTHING instead of sometimes some fans spinning, I need activity before I can flash a bios
Comment from Gamer @ 2004/12/30
Doc, put the memory in the dimms closed to the socket.
don't attach a fan on the fanheaders, use a molex instead.

try to update the bios to 1.4 or higher. (maybe use other ram).
Comment from The Senile Doctor @ 2004/12/30
well, I'll just drop it off and leave it there till tuesday, so you can check it when you want?
I'll bring the mobo, the cpu and the ddr600.
you'll see what happens.

thanx -a-lot!!!!!!
Comment from easypanic @ 2004/12/29
He could have a drink with us
:feesten:
Comment from Gamer @ 2004/12/29
Quote:
Originally posted by easypanic



I could try it our for you, no problemo there

Only fridaynight => will celebrate new year's eve .
so ?

nothing special if you could help a doctor
Comment from easypanic @ 2004/12/29
Quote:
Originally posted by The Senile Doctor
@easypanic : Would you try out my mainboard?

I could deliver it to Gullegem fridaynight, you could try if it works on your setup in the next days?

I could try it our for you, no problemo there

Only fridaynight => will celebrate new year's eve .
Comment from Sidney @ 2004/12/29
Holy cow with these many "warnings" to oc MSI. I'd rather call them warnings than tips.

http://xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=43033
Comment from The Senile Doctor @ 2004/12/29
@easypanic : Would you try out my mainboard?

I could deliver it to Gullegem fridaynight, you could try if it works on your setup in the next days?
Comment from easypanic @ 2004/12/29
Quote:
Originally posted by The Senile Doctor
there are neo msi's with same problem with 90nm.
ask me.

Need a BIOS flash? Perhaps an older revision of your mobo?
Comment from jmke @ 2004/12/29
I would not be too confident to ask a Senile person this
Comment from The Senile Doctor @ 2004/12/29
there are neo msi's with same problem with 90nm.
ask me.
Comment from Sidney @ 2004/12/28
More than a year later, Abit has not and will not fix high CPU temp on IC7 series boards ...... AV8 can wait.

 

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