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2019/01/05 22:49:14 (permalink)
 
I have the Evga X99 Classified. It will once and awhile restart by itself when the computer is idle, and not in use. It may take around 3 hours to do this. The "A2" code comes up on the screen for a brief moment. In the manual it is code for (IDE Detect). So what's the problem? Why the restarts lately?

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    Re: Error code A2 2019/01/05 22:55:37 (permalink)
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    I have the Evga X99 Classified. It will once and awhile restart by itself when the computer is idle, and not in use. It may take around 3 hours to do this. The "A2" code comes up on the screen for a brief moment. In the manual it is code for (IDE Detect). So what's the problem? Why the restarts lately?


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    Re: Error code A2 2019/01/06 00:42:16 (permalink)
     
    I recently opened it up, and used a can of air to clean it out. Tomorrow I'll check all the connections, and see if it happens again. Maybe something went loose during the cleaning.

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    Re: Error code A2 2019/01/06 01:39:12 (permalink)
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    I recently opened it up, and used a can of air to clean it out. Tomorrow I'll check all the connections, and see if it happens again. Maybe something went loose during the cleaning.


    If it started since then, it could be. I had a CD ROM drive that did something similar it was intermittent during boot where the system would hang. Turns out I'd partially pulled the SATA cable out cleaning.

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    Re: Error code A2 2019/01/06 14:05:38 (permalink)
    Hmm. Sounds like you got yourself a hardware issue if the system is randomly restarting itself at idle. I would test the ram with memtest86 to make sure its good.

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    Re: Error code A2 2019/01/06 17:39:00 (permalink)
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    Hmm. Sounds like you got yourself a hardware issue if the system is randomly restarting itself at idle. I would test the ram with memtest86 to make sure its good.




    I'll try that too just to play it safe.    :)

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    Re: Error code A2 2019/01/06 21:14:42 (permalink)
     
    So I downloaded memtest86 to desktop. Dbl clicked it, then it opened up to show the files inside. I extracted 1 ISO file inside it to the usb thumb drive. After restarting, it say's there's no operating system available to boot with.
     
     
    EDIT: Just noticed I did miss a step. Haven't done it in awhile. Should work fine now.    ;)
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    Re: Error code A2 2019/01/07 00:50:18 (permalink)
     
    Well the USB thing didn't work out. So I was able to create a CD image instead. I ran the test with no errors. I'm thinking now it might be a program causing the issue.

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    Re: Error code A2 2019/01/07 01:09:53 (permalink)
    I'd test each stick of ram with all the others removed from the system. Let the computer idle with only one installed, and then test the next stick exactly the same way.

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    Re: Error code A2 2019/01/12 20:38:49 (permalink)
     
    I just wanted to update this thread. After uninstalling the older Video card drivers, and installing the latest ones. The PC hasn't restarted by itself since. Keeping fingers crossed that was the problem.

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    Re: Error code A2 2019/01/12 22:04:16 (permalink)
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    I just wanted to update this thread. After uninstalling the older Video card drivers, and installing the latest ones. The PC hasn't restarted by itself since. Keeping fingers crossed that was the problem.


    Also...the depending upon what version of Windows 10 you're on, overclocking will be broken again. The Insider Fast ring for sure has a new ucode and that will eventually end up in the production version. The usual fixes work. I only mention this because having overclocking borked with the ucode seems to cause stability issues.
    post edited by HeavyHemi - 2019/01/12 22:09:40

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    Re: Error code A2 2019/01/13 00:37:33 (permalink)
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    I just wanted to update this thread. After uninstalling the older Video card drivers, and installing the latest ones. The PC hasn't restarted by itself since. Keeping fingers crossed that was the problem.


    Also...the depending upon what version of Windows 10 you're on, overclocking will be broken again. The Insider Fast ring for sure has a new ucode and that will eventually end up in the production version. The usual fixes work. I only mention this because having overclocking borked with the ucode seems to cause stability issues.




    I haven't overclocked. I'm good.      ;)

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