EVGA

EVGA X99 Classified - Code FF - F1VR lit - no changes

Author
nathan_burridge
New Member
  • Total Posts : 6
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 2006/05/30 02:19:54
  • Status: offline
  • Ribbons : 0
2020/06/06 11:12:15 (permalink)
EVGA X99 Classified -  Code FF - F1VR lit - no changes
 
Hello,
 
My motherboard just stopped working all of a sudden after a reboot and I am at a loss in troubleshooting the issue.  The LED code indicates FF and there is a diagnostic LED F1VR lit on the motherboard, which is something for voltage, but I can't find any advise on troubleshooting this.
 
I used the PSU in an older machine which did a POST without issue (and old X58 board)
 
I reset the CMOS on the X99 board
 
I've reset the GPU and Memory.
 
I've removed all the power supply connectors and reset them.
 
The board will power up in a suspended power state and I have to press the clear/reset CMOS button for it to properly power up all the accessories/fans, etc
 
What is the F1VR LED indicator for?  I can't find an explanation for it anywhere.
 
I've had a good run with this board.  Hate to have an end of an Era, but I swore my next board will be AMD Ryzen.
#1

6 Replies Related Threads

    Cool GTX
    EVGA Forum Moderator
    • Total Posts : 23401
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2010/12/12 14:22:25
    • Location: Folding for the Greater Good
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 117
    Re: EVGA X99 Classified - Code FF - F1VR lit - no changes 2020/06/06 11:39:52 (permalink)
    FF = Reserved for future AMI error codes
     
    F1VR lit --> where do you see this led ... near what part of the MB ?
     
    Test with known good PSU
     
    Test second BIOS - MB has a switch
     
    Try disconnecting All connections to your Case - including any USB & Audio .. use MB  onboard buttons to restart
     
    still wont boot - remove KB & Mouse or use known good ones & try other USB ports
     
    Next disconnect All drives
     
    Still not working - swap GPU
     
    last remove RAM test with only 1 stick, test each stick

    RTX Project EVGA X99 FTWK-5930K@4.8GHz 2xEVGA2080Ti EVGA-1200P2  Nibbler EVGA X99 Classified-5960X@4.5GHz 3-GPU Water Loop 1600P2 
    AIO Folding  X99 2x1080Ti FTW3 Hybrid, 1200P
    Thank You for Your Support


    #2
    bob16314
    CLASSIFIED ULTRA Member
    • Total Posts : 6885
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2008/11/07 22:33:22
    • Location: Planet of the Babes
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 574
    Re: EVGA X99 Classified - Code FF - F1VR lit - no changes 2020/06/06 11:48:27 (permalink)
    See: Motherboard goes straight to FF without any video or beeps in the EVGA FAQs.
     
    I don't know what the F1VR LED is, for a voltage regulator somewhere I presume.
     
    FF isn't real good code to get, could mean the mobo bit the dust. 

    * Corsair Obsidian 450D Mid-Tower - Airflow Edition * ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero (Wi-Fi AC) * Intel i7-8700K (Delidded, TG Conductonaut) @ 5.2GHz* 16GB G.SKILL Trident Z 4133MHz * Crucial MX500 M.2 1TB * WD Black 500GB (x2) * Seasonic M12 II 750W * Corsair H115i Pro * EVGA GTX 760 SC * Dual-Boot Win7 Home 64-bit/Win10 Home 64-bit (Winver 1909) * 
     
    "Whatever it takes, as long as it works" - Me
     
     
     
    #3
    Cool GTX
    EVGA Forum Moderator
    • Total Posts : 23401
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2010/12/12 14:22:25
    • Location: Folding for the Greater Good
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 117
    Re: EVGA X99 Classified - Code FF - F1VR lit - no changes 2020/06/06 11:59:33 (permalink)
    One the EVGA X99 FTW-K
     
    page 9 -11
     
    FIVR
    a.RED: Indicates CPU integrated voltage regulation failure.
    b.Off: No issues detected on FIVR

    RTX Project EVGA X99 FTWK-5930K@4.8GHz 2xEVGA2080Ti EVGA-1200P2  Nibbler EVGA X99 Classified-5960X@4.5GHz 3-GPU Water Loop 1600P2 
    AIO Folding  X99 2x1080Ti FTW3 Hybrid, 1200P
    Thank You for Your Support


    #4
    nathan_burridge
    New Member
    • Total Posts : 6
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2006/05/30 02:19:54
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 0
    Re: EVGA X99 Classified - Code FF - F1VR lit - no changes 2020/06/06 12:15:48 (permalink)
    Here's my reply from support:
    The F1VR LED is in relation to power which is why I asked if you had tested with another PSU. What it sounds to me is that one of the power phases had finally failed. 
     
    -----------
    They indicated that overlcocking could cause this, but I don't overclock anything but the RAM (to the vendor's specifications).  I think it's just age.  This has been a great board; sad to see it go.  Currently looking at options and it's just insane to buy another X99 board at this point.
     
    As for where on the motherboard:
    there are a series of 5 LEDs on near the expansion card slots and F1VR is the first one.  There's nearly no documentation on it, but I did find once and it has something to do with power regulation, but I can't find that document now for the full description.
     
    I did test the PSU on another board, but I haven't tested another PSU in this system; it's too much of a hassle to pull out of the other system.  
     
    I have done the do diligance of reset the CMOS, power up with one stick, reset all the power connects, cards, etc.  Only thing left is to pull the MB out or try with another PSU, but the fact that this one works on another system, I am pretty confident it isn't the PSU.
     
    I do still have an X58 board running (yeah, 12 years old and still runs great); EVGA does make great hardware.
     
    Let's all have a moment of silence for the X99 board... :)
    #5
    Cool GTX
    EVGA Forum Moderator
    • Total Posts : 23401
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2010/12/12 14:22:25
    • Location: Folding for the Greater Good
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 117
    Re: EVGA X99 Classified - Code FF - F1VR lit - no changes 2020/06/06 16:22:03 (permalink)
    as I posted above --> Indicates CPU integrated voltage regulation failure
     
    Not sure if that is the MB or the CPU
     
    You might find a cheap Xeon CPU on ebay ?  .... or test your CPU in a different MB .. if one was available to you to test with
     
    Those old X58 still runs smooth .. I've got one still good
     
    RIP --> X99 Classy

    RTX Project EVGA X99 FTWK-5930K@4.8GHz 2xEVGA2080Ti EVGA-1200P2  Nibbler EVGA X99 Classified-5960X@4.5GHz 3-GPU Water Loop 1600P2 
    AIO Folding  X99 2x1080Ti FTW3 Hybrid, 1200P
    Thank You for Your Support


    #6
    bob16314
    CLASSIFIED ULTRA Member
    • Total Posts : 6885
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2008/11/07 22:33:22
    • Location: Planet of the Babes
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 574
    Re: EVGA X99 Classified - Code FF - F1VR lit - no changes 2020/06/06 19:35:55 (permalink)
    Yes..FIVR = Fully Integrated Voltage Regulator..F1VR = ?..You sure the "1" isn't an "I" ?
     
    Anyway, do what it says in my link above: "Verify that the CPU is properly seated in the CPU socket and that there are no bent pins on the motherboard. If all of the pins appear to be intact try reseating the CPU in the socket and see if the motherboard will POST." and "Try a different CPU in the motherboard to rule out any potential CPU issues."
     
    Clean the contacts on the CPU with some rubbing alcohol and a lint-free cloth and check for burned/heavily discolored contacts.
     
    Maybe the best/cheapest thing to do would be to take your box to a PC repair shop and have them put a Compatible CPU in it real quick like if you don't have one or can borrow one, or try your CPU in another compatible mobo to see if it works.
     

    * Corsair Obsidian 450D Mid-Tower - Airflow Edition * ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero (Wi-Fi AC) * Intel i7-8700K (Delidded, TG Conductonaut) @ 5.2GHz* 16GB G.SKILL Trident Z 4133MHz * Crucial MX500 M.2 1TB * WD Black 500GB (x2) * Seasonic M12 II 750W * Corsair H115i Pro * EVGA GTX 760 SC * Dual-Boot Win7 Home 64-bit/Win10 Home 64-bit (Winver 1909) * 
     
    "Whatever it takes, as long as it works" - Me
     
     
     
    #7
    Jump to:
  • Back to Mobile