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2013/09/16 12:24:00 (permalink)
My Dark has been fine so far. The LED used to show CPU temp, but now it just says AA. I looked in the UEFI, but I don't see anything that relates to this or more likely just do not know. The manual is not specific either. Does anyone know what this means, if its bad and how to get it back to showing CPU temps?
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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/16 12:26:57 (permalink)
    Are you using UEFI settings or legacy bios settings?
     
    I only got the AA code once I switched over to full UEFI  settings.
     
    in legacy bios mode the temp shows
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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/16 12:35:12 (permalink)
    I just thought that UEFI might be the reason since I just switched to full UEFI as we discussed. So that's definitely the case.
     
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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/16 12:52:51 (permalink)
    Seriously? This bug is still around? I thought the BIOS was supposed to be completely redesigned?
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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/16 13:41:19 (permalink)
    Perhaps I've misunderstood what's been said, but I'm using UEFI and the LED block shows the temp just fine once Windows starts to load. It only shows "codes" while in the BIOS, or before Win starts to boot.

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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/16 14:19:08 (permalink)
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    Perhaps I've misunderstood what's been said, but I'm using UEFI and the LED block shows the temp just fine once Windows starts to load. It only shows "codes" while in the BIOS, or before Win starts to boot.

     
    what is your primary boot ? is it UEFI windows boot partition? if not then your not fully UEFI your running in legacy bios mode.

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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/16 14:25:36 (permalink)
    Here's what it should look like:


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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/16 15:19:22 (permalink)
    Ah, that would explain it. I saw "UEFI" in the Bios screen, but that's not what my SSD is using for boot.

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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/16 15:27:54 (permalink)
    Maybe a silly question, but what is the difference between the two?


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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/16 15:40:30 (permalink)
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    Maybe a silly question, but what is the difference between the two?


    Not silly at all.  Got me wondering the same thing now...



     
     
     
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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/16 15:45:47 (permalink)
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/what-uefi
     
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) is a standard firmware interface for PCs, designed to replace BIOS (basic input/output system). This standard was created by over 140 technology companies as part of the UEFI consortium, includingMicrosoft. It's designed to improve software interoperability and address limitations of BIOS. Some advantages of UEFI firmware include:
    Better security by helping to protect the pre-startup—or pre-boot—process against bootkit attacks.
    Faster startup times and resuming from hibernation.
    Support for drives larger than 2.2 terabytes (TB).
    Support for modern, 64-bit firmware device drivers that the system can use to address more than 17.2 billion gigabytes (GB) of memory during startup.
    Capabililty to use BIOS with UEFI hardware.
    Note
    • All 64-bit versions of PCs running Windows certified by the Windows Certification Program will use UEFI instead of BIOS. To learn more about your PC's support of UEFI, refer to documentation that came with your PC.



     

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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/16 15:47:25 (permalink)
    I read up on this over the weekend as I built my system.
     
    It would seem UEFI is the future... its nascent.
     
    It allows for faster boot times an when waking from hibernation. It stated future benefits would be realized..... I did it since I was starting fresh. 
    Maybe EVGA can chime in on the benefits etc. Also if it showing only AA is a bug of expected behavior when using UEFI boot.
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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/16 15:48:05 (permalink)
    guys windows 8 or 8.1 utilizes this. 7 doesn't do that good of a job with this.
     
    if you wan't to take advantage you have to do a fresh OS. Make sure to have everything set to UEFI then install OS. the OS installer must create the UEFI boot partition.
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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/16 15:55:03 (permalink)
    dustingg

    guys windows 8 or 8.1 utilizes this. 7 doesn't do that good of a job with this.

    if you wan't to take advantage you have to do a fresh OS. Make sure to have everything set to UEFI then install OS. the OS installer must create the UEFI boot partition.


    Thanks for laying that out.  I had the general idea, but never looked into it to thoroughly.  But I see the term brought up so much recently.
    Guess I'll be waiting until maybe Win9...



     
     
     
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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/16 15:55:15 (permalink)
    Yeah, I read 8 utilizes UEFI features better than 7.
     
    I installed 7 with it, but honestly, you'd catch me with a Jaton video card before you ever see me using Windows 8.  Maybe 8.1 can change that.
     
    At this point I am curious if the AA reading is expected or not.
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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/16 15:59:32 (permalink)
    win8 is a good OS, it's better than 7 down to it's core and uses less resources. MS screwed up though by trying to jam that metro UI **** down our throughts. MS figured out they're gonna loose if they try to apple(ize) windows and have made things right with 8.1
    I'm very happy with 8.1 and there is no way in hell I could use just 8
    I'm hoping the final rev next month of 8.1 is even better than the preview.

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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/16 16:02:09 (permalink)
    seriously though guys, I was so pist off with MS when 8 came out. 
    but once I saw 8.1 and built a test bed at work,to my surprise I was very happy with it. After that I decided to do a fresh install of 8 then to 8.1
    I really wanted to take advantage of UEFI plus I had to learn this for work since we're steering away from legacy to UEFI for imaging and other enterprise services.

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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/16 16:05:51 (permalink)
    So is 8 required to upgrade to 8.1?  And I still think I'll wait to hear your reviews after the full version or whatever it's called come out.  I'm reeeally skeptical yet.



     
     
     
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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/16 16:17:51 (permalink)
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    So is 8 required to upgrade to 8.1?  And I still think I'll wait to hear your reviews after the full version or whatever it's called come out.  I'm reeeally skeptical yet.

     I look forward to it as well, btw BDary, you juts made me realize... I hope we can upgrade from 7 -8.1 UEFI without a fresh install! that would suck.  (Assuming we did 7 full uefi)
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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/16 16:29:28 (permalink)
    Well, the above info answered my next question.
    I'd have to reformat to take advantage of UEFI, and since I use Win 7 there isn't any real advantage to do so.
    I have an unused copy of Win 8 I picked up when they were offering the upgrade for a ridiculously low price, though. Next time I have a spare HDD or SSD to hand, I'll install that using UEFI.

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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/16 16:45:37 (permalink)
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    So is 8 required to upgrade to 8.1?  And I still think I'll wait to hear your reviews after the full version or whatever it's called come out.  I'm reeeally skeptical yet.

    I look forward to it as well, btw BDary, you juts made me realize... I hope we can upgrade from 7 -8.1 UEFI without a fresh install! that would suck.  (Assuming we did 7 full uefi)
     
     
    This I have already tested and does not work. Plus it's never a good Idea to upgrade OS's from say 95-98  xp to win7 , win7 to 8 (if you can make that work) It's always best to start a new OS with a freshy.
     

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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/16 16:47:06 (permalink)
    really though guys,
     
    if you have an extra computer or HD/SSD laying around. Give win8.1 with UEFI (full) A try.
    I was on the same boat as you guys until I test 8.1

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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/17 08:46:26 (permalink)
    dustingg

    really though guys,

    if you have an extra computer or HD/SSD laying around. Give win8.1 with UEFI (full) A try.
    I was on the same boat as you guys until I test 8.1


    I do have 1 extra HDD laying around here.  If I decided to go that route, don't know if it's worth putting it on a slower drive or just going for broke and do a fresh install on my SSD.  Hmm, decisions, decisions...
     
    If I put 8.1 (full UEFI) on my spare HDD and liked it, would I be able to do something like a clone to my SSD??



     
     
     
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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/17 08:54:49 (permalink)
    yah you can, there are programs out there that can clone HD to SSD. It will enable trim and correct the track sectors to align properly to ssd's.
     
    Id just do a freshy with a SSD as it's just as easy to do, same if not less amount of work.

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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/17 09:00:22 (permalink)
    Food for thought...Thanks
     
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    yah you can, there are programs out there that can clone HD to SSD. It will enable trim and correct the track sectors to align properly to ssd's.

    Id just do a freshy with a SSD as it's just as easy to do, same if not less amount of work.





     
     
     
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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/17 09:55:14 (permalink)
    Same here I am totally fine with windows 8 (except Metro UI - ist just great on my sony win 8 tablet!)... but 8.1 does it better... can't wait for final release! I wish I could use full UEFI too... but my problem is that my revodrive 3 x2 has a legacy bios so I don't think I will ever get this to run in UEFI :(

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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/17 15:14:56 (permalink)
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    dustingg

    really though guys,

    if you have an extra computer or HD/SSD laying around. Give win8.1 with UEFI (full) A try.
    I was on the same boat as you guys until I test 8.1


    I do have 1 extra HDD laying around here.  If I decided to go that route, don't know if it's worth putting it on a slower drive or just going for broke and do a fresh install on my SSD.  Hmm, decisions, decisions...

    If I put 8.1 (full UEFI) on my spare HDD and liked it, would I be able to do something like a clone to my SSD??

     
     
     
    If I remember correctly my ssd came with a copy, or free access to a copy, of Acronis data migration software. Been a while since I used it, but I do remember it was easy to move the data over to the ssd. However, if I remember right, it moves all the data on hdd over to the ssd without the option to select just the operating system. Might check into this and make sure, because you will need a ssd that is capable of holding all data on the hdd if this is so.  I just simply moved the data back to the hdd I didn't want on the ssd when I got through.

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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/17 15:44:26 (permalink)
    Yeah, my Samsung SSD came with migration software.  It did work very well.  I kind of forgot about that, thanks. 



     
     
     
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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/28 20:24:32 (permalink)
    Hate to resurrect an old thread, but I finally got round to trying full UEFI, and have an annoying problem here..... I can't seem to get UEFI to work. My sig shows the hardware I'm using.
     
    With it setup like your two pics, dustingg, it won't even boot to BIOS, gives the USB beeps, but then 4 or 5 long beeps and error code b0 (I think) and... looks as though it's the video cards causing it? (I know the 580's are old, but thought these would work. Will they?)
     
    But if I set "Launch Video OpROM Policy" to UEFI First, or Legacy First, it does boot to BIOS ok, and then to the DVD for install, but then neither Win 7 nor Win 8.0 will install. It says it can't use (boot to?) the SSD.
     
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    Re:AA post code on Dark 2013/09/29 06:33:51 (permalink)
    Same findings here sidewinder. Although I havent tried a fresh install. Will secure erase the SSD and try later. BTW, can you resume from standby if you have your marvell RAID enabled?

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