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2019/12/24 10:03:08 (permalink)
I just assembled a pc with an x58 4-way sli mobo, an i7 970 and a gtx 1660 super.
When I start the pc It gets stuck on postcode 08, on the manual It says it is testing keyboard
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    Re: x58 4-way sli stuck on postcode 08 2019/12/24 10:42:18 (permalink)
    Have another keyboard you can test with?

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    Re: x58 4-way sli stuck on postcode 08 2019/12/24 10:45:36 (permalink)
    I tried two keyboards and they both didn't work, I'll try with a ps2 keyboard
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    Re: x58 4-way sli stuck on postcode 08 2019/12/24 13:28:11 (permalink)
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    I'll try with a ps2 keyboard



    Yep..Also, some keyboards come with a PS/2 to USB Keyboard Adapter..You might look through your spare parts and see if you have one that you've forgotten about if you don't have a PS/2 keyboard handy..Or there's USB to PS/2 Keyboard Adapters for the other way around too that come with some keyboards too.
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    Re: x58 4-way sli stuck on postcode 08 2019/12/24 13:35:46 (permalink)
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    Yep..Also, some keyboards come with a ..You might look through your spare parts and see if you have one that you've forgotten about if you don't have a PS/2 keyboard handy..Or there's adapters for the other way around too.



    I'm sure I had one, but I lost it, so I'll use an old ps/2 keyboard
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    Re: x58 4-way sli stuck on postcode 08 2019/12/25 12:22:50 (permalink)
    I solved this problem with the ps/2 keyboard, but now I get postcode FF :/
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    Re: x58 4-way sli stuck on postcode 08 2019/12/25 12:50:20 (permalink)

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    Re: x58 4-way sli stuck on postcode 08 2019/12/25 13:26:14 (permalink)
    It doesn't go straight to FF, it posts some codes for like 30 seconds
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    Re: x58 4-way sli stuck on postcode 08 2019/12/25 15:22:59 (permalink)
    You should list all your hardware.
     
    Might want to take out the video card, or try an older one and see if it POSTs.

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    Re: x58 4-way sli stuck on postcode 08 2019/12/25 15:43:16 (permalink)
    Also, I just seen that an i7-970 needs the latest BIOS (Version 83) to run in that board..If the board has an older BIOS it probably won't even work at all, so you would then need to put a CPU in it that's supported right from the get-go and then update the BIOS or take it to a PC repair shop and have them do it.
     
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    Re: x58 4-way sli stuck on postcode 08 2019/12/26 02:17:13 (permalink)
    Thank you for the information, I think I might buy an i7-920
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    Re: x58 4-way sli stuck on postcode 08 2019/12/26 03:37:16 (permalink)
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    Thank you for the information, I think I might buy an i7-920


    I've seen used i7-920 CPUs go for about 10 dollars on auction sites. 

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    Re: x58 4-way sli stuck on postcode 08 2019/12/26 03:59:36 (permalink)
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    I've seen used i7-920 CPUs go for about 10 dollars on auction sites. 




    Yes, I bought the i7-970 for like €30 on ebay
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    Re: x58 4-way sli stuck on postcode 08 2020/03/05 08:58:48 (permalink)
    The i7 920 didn't work, it posted 7f and after some seconds in the bios settings it freezed, the other times it posted ff after cycling through some codes.
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    Re: x58 4-way sli stuck on postcode 08 2020/03/05 09:33:47 (permalink)
    OK first of all make sure only one hard drive is connected, one stick of ram and minimum USB accessories. Retry and see if the freeze continues. If it boots and goes pass the BIOs let us know. For SATA the X58 has both Intel and Marvell controllers so use the very first SATA slot if using a SATA based hard drive. 

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    Re: x58 4-way sli stuck on postcode 08 2020/03/05 09:37:21 (permalink)
    By the way if all else fails China still makes X58 motherboards and here is one:
     
    https://geek.wish.com/search/x58%20motherboard/product/5d6c7ca0ed0cfb7c5cabf5ad?&share=web
     
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    Re: x58 4-way sli stuck on postcode 08 2020/03/22 12:34:36 (permalink)
    I connected my drive to sata port 1 and removed 2 of my 3 ram sticks, now it cycles through some codes and sometimes restarts and at the end goes to ff, one time it went to 01
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    Re: x58 4-way sli stuck on postcode 08 2020/03/22 12:44:12 (permalink)
    Sounds like you have stumbled upon a positive cause of the issue. 

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    Re: x58 4-way sli stuck on postcode 08 2020/03/26 05:48:42 (permalink)
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    Sounds like you have stumbled upon a positive cause of the issue. 


    What do you mean?
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    Re: x58 4-way sli stuck on postcode 08 2020/03/26 08:39:02 (permalink)
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    Sounds like you have stumbled upon a positive cause of the issue. 


    What do you mean?


    Well you said that..."I connected my drive to sata port 1 and removed 2 of my 3 ram sticks, now it cycles through some codes and sometimes restarts and at the end goes to ff, one time it went to 01." So those actions seem to have advanced your troubleshooting of the issues at hand. 

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