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Ridesy
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Posted:8/9/2007 7:03:00 PM # 1
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Guys/Gals,

Following suggestions from some, I have had a look at the CPU-INIT remedy suggestions posted by some users over past months and again taking no credit for any of this, I have pasted the three best looking suggestions here.

Please note that most cover the same ground with JetFx guide being the most detailed, the "snippsat" guide contains some useful BIOS tips too and I have given "Kibosh" guide as well.

1. Courtesy of "JetFx":

Posted:7/23/2007 7:40:00 AM
i know ther are many guides about this, but i have never found one tht contains all fixes or most of them, so i made this one, im a pc builder, and i have to deal with lots of strikers here so, i found this steps are the most reliable to fix the problem. plz ignore the bad english

ok, follow this steps.
1.unplug the computer from the AC
2. unplug from the mobo the ATX12v and the EATXPWR
3.remove the bios battery wait 30 secs {dont put it again)
4. move clrcmos jumper to enable position {meaning jumper in pins 2-3}
and wait 30 secs.
5. press and HOLD the clrcmos switch for 30 secs then relase,{now clrcmos is clring the cmos} you are going to let the switch in tht position for 2 hrs.. this is very important or it wont work
6. After 2 hrs, press the clrcmos switch to turn it off {dont change the clrcmos enable jumer to disable) leave it enable.
7. connect only the next devices to your computer. 1 sata drive, 1 ide drive, 2 ddr2 dimms in blue slots, 1 video card. 1 striker extreme audio card. and 1 ps2 keyboard {usb wont do} and connect all pc fans
8. recheck that nothing expet the
hardware mention above is connected.
9.plug the atx12v and the eatxpower connector and pcie aux if needed
10. put in the cmos battery
11. connect your computer to the ac
12. turn on the pc, and after 3 secs, your going to start hiting {del} in your keyboard, not to fast, 1 click per sec. do more and u will disable the keyboard.
13. asumming the computer boots and enter the bios, go directly to your ram configuration and set voltage to memmory specification (ultra important!!) if you dont set correct voltage to your ram u will get cpu init again in next reboot
14. boot and go to asus and download the new bios 1301 i think it is, and flash your bios. recheck memmory voltage has not been changed
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alternative option1
if computer does not start, do all the process again only this time:
between steps 5 and 6 your going to connect your cmos battery upsidedown ( yes you read correctly, your going to flip 180 degrees the battery from its original position, and leavit there for 1 minute) then remove it and proceed to step 6 and so on
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if still nothing alternative option2
 
do all again including alternative option1
 
this time between steps 2 and 3 you will remove the processor from your mobo, and you will not put it back until step 8
 
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omg if computer still dead, ur cpu init is angry, this is  alternative option3 and final.
do all mention above inculding alternative option1 and 2
just this time in step 5 your going  to leave the clrcmos switch on for 12hrs
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ok thts it dudes, if this does not fix your cpu init. test your cpu in other computer, and if it works RMA your board.
hope this helps,
side note...
i have faced about 7 cpu inits in 7 diferent computers, and in 2 of those computers { for user mistake ) 2 more times each.
and i can tell you that, it will go away, it will boot, if you follow this mini guide. i have only see 1 case where the board was actually dead so odds are 7 to 1 gl!


2. Courtesy of "Kibosh" - (shorter)

Posted:3/31/2007 7:04:00 PM
Many here get there motherboard, put it in with a smile. Hook everything up and when they turn it up, the smile goes quickly to tears. CPU INIT. Many users have this error message on the LCD Poster when starting up for the first time. So here I will post some tips and tricks, so we can rederect all people to this thread. Now myself I had this problem with bios 0803, and I couldn't get it right. So I you have bad luck, the bios chip can be broken like mine was. You could ask Asus just to send you a new one flashed already to the latest bios version. You will need also a special tool to replace the chip safely.

First, take out everything you don't need to make it boot. You'll need only one memory stick and one graphic card. Keyboard of course also. The floppy drive and probably one Hard-Drive. All other things you should disconnect. First get the system to boot.

Also get a floppy handy with bios 0901 or higher.

Extreme Procedure to Reset CMOS.

01 - Take out the power cord. All this must be done without the power connected.
02 - Put the jumper "CLRTC" (above the CLR_CMOS button) from pins 1-2 to pins 2-3.
03 - Push the reset button "CLR_CMOS" in. (Battery is now disconnected normally).
04 - Take out the cmos battery and leave it like that for at least 3 hours. (This is to be sure).
05 - After 3 hours put the battery back in.
06 - Push again the the reset button out.
07 - Replace the jumper back to it's original place. Pins 1-2
08 - Put back in the power cord and turn on the power.
09 - When booting, scream very hard "YES" and quickly push the "Delete" to get into bios.
10 - Flash the new bios with the floppy and you should hopefully be fine.
11 - When all works, connect everything and starting having fun with your system.

Hope this helps.

All others, feel free to join into this threads with other hints and tips (pls no questions). If I made a mistake in my steps, let me know so I will correct it. Don't want others to do it wrongly.

3. Courtesy of "Snippsat" - with BIOS info.

BOOT HELP------BIOS HELP(some basic tips that i know work in most of causes)

1. FIRST STEP


1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3 to enable the CLRTC function.
3. Plug in the power cord.
4. Move the jumper cap from pins 2-3 to pins 1-2 (default).
5. Turn ON the computer.
6. Hold down the <DEL> key during the boot process.
7. Load Asus Profile if applicable and reboot.

IF you get it to boot,be fast to set correct voltage in bios(memory most important)
Can frezze very fast if not(same for all stepp)


2. IF 1 STEP DONT WORK NEXT STEP.
More tips here.
http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20070723073015921&board_id=1&model=Striker+Extreme&page=1&SLanguage=en-us

Check all cabels(20pin or 24pin), the 4pin 12V cord is also need to be connected)

Turn bios battery 180 then put it inn(yes wrong side inn)
Wait for 30sek.
Then but it inn right side.

Take out memorystick so you have only one.
Both stick in diffrent slot(if you have other memory try that)

Many try can suddenly boot after 30 times

Take out everything that you dont need to boot(only one HD)

TRY AGAIN.

3. SO LAST STEP

Take out cpu(yes sometime this help)
Look cpu,maybe some new thermal paste.
Make sure it clean and correct install.

Measure psu with voltmeter.
Try with other psu(some have sad that this have work for them)
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If none off this work.
Try to test you cpu and videocard in an other pc.
If it work you have a dead board.

So new bios can fix this.
Here can you buy a new one.
http://www.badflash.com/
Fast and god service

There is off course Hot-swapping search for this.

So if none off this work you have a DEAD BOARD.


------------- BIOS SETTING-----------


So some basic bios setting(that i know work in most cases)
Try to use this setting and se if it help.
Use this template to write in your setting.
Easyer to help with problem.


Rule for 680i(low volt to memory,give better stability)
High volt will easy pass memtest(but give bluscreen-frezze-lock in win)



FOR VCORE VOLT READING I ONLY TRUST EVEREST


.......TEMPLATE.......

AI Tuning: Manual
Nvidia GPU Ex: Disabled
LinkBoost: Disabled

FSB - Memory Clock Mode: Unlinked
x FSB - Memory Raio: N/A  (10)
FSB (QDR), Mhz: Your cpu speed (means ...FSB)
Actual FSB (QDR), Mhz: ...
MEM (DDR), Mhz: your memory speed (means ...mhz speeds)
Actual MEM (DDR), Mhz: ...

Vcore Voltage: Around 1.25v (need to be adjuset for oc)
Memory Voltage: 2.100v   (check volt for your memory)
1.2v HT Voltage: 1.35v
NB Core Voltage: 1.4v
SB Core Voltage: Auto
CPU VTT Voltage: 1.4v
DDRII Controller Ref Voltage: AUTO
DDRII Channel A Ref Voltage: AUTO
DDRII Channel B Ref Voltage: AUTO

tCL (CAS Latency):.. write correct for your memory
tRCD:.. write correct for your memory
tRP:... write correct for your memory
tRAS:.. write correct for your memory
Command Per Clock (CMD): 2 clock (2T)

Advance Memory Settings
tRRD: AUTO
tRC: AUTO
tWR: AUTO
tWTR: AUTO
tREF: AUTO
Async Latency: AUTO

CPU Spread Spectrum: Disabled
PCIE Spread Spectrum: Disabled
MCP PCIE Spread Spectrum: Disabled
SATA Spread Spectrum: Disabled
LDT Spread Spectrum: Disabled

CPU Internal Thermal Control: Disabled
Limit CPUID MaxVal: Disabled
Enhanced C1 (C1E): Disabled
Execute Disable Bit: Disabled
Virtualization Technology: Disabled
Enhanced Intel Speedstep Tech: Disabled
LDT Frequency: 5x

PCIEX16_1 Frequency (Mhz): 100
PCIEX16_2 Frequency (Mhz): 100
PCIEX16_3 Frequency (Mhz): 100
SPP<->MCP Ref Clock, Mhz: 200
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------TEMPLATE 1-------

AI Tuning: Manual
Nvidia GPU Ex: Disabled
LinkBoost: Disabled

FSB - Memory Clock Mode: Unlinked-try link to to se if it help
x FSB - Memory Raio: 10 default
FSB (QDR), Mhz: 1066(means 266FSB)---try diffrent combo
Actual FSB (QDR),1066mzh
MEM (DDR), Mhz: 800 (means 400mhz speeds)--try diffrent combo
Actual MEM (DDR), Mhz: 800

Combo because some divides are stronger than other(read my faq abought dividers)
Unlink board auto chooise dividers.

Vcore Voltage: Around 1.25v----everest to read volt and temp or(core temp .95)
Memory Voltage: 2.0v----------in pc probe set 0.2v lower bios(you must find right volt
if not system will not be stable most important to se how low you can go use memtest86+ to do this.

1.2v HT Voltage: 1.35v-----this should be ok little opp down to try
NB Core Voltage: 1.4v----up to 1.5v if to hot system will not be stable.
SB Core Voltage: Auto
CPU VTT Voltage: 1.4v-----this should be ok little opp down to try
DDRII Controller Ref Voltage: AUTO
DDRII Channel A Ref Voltage: AUTO
DDRII Channel B Ref Voltage: AUTO

tCL (CAS Latency 4---------5.5.5.15 and go down on volt
tRCD 4
tRP 4
tRAS 12
Command Per Clock (CMD): 2 clock (2T)

Advance Memory Settings
tRRD: AUTO
tRC: AUTO
tWR: AUTO
tWTR: AUTO
tREF: AUTO
Async Latency: AUTO

CPU Spread Spectrum: Disabled
PCIE Spread Spectrum: Disabled
MCP PCIE Spread Spectrum: Disabled
SATA Spread Spectrum: Disabled
LDT Spread Spectrum: Disabled

CPU Internal Thermal Control: Disabled
Limit CPUID MaxVal: Disabled
Enhanced C1 (C1E): Disabled
Execute Disable Bit: Disabled
Virtualization Technology: Disabled
Enhanced Intel Speedstep Tech: Disabled
LDT Frequency: 5x-----------------------try 4 to

PCIEX16_1 Frequency (Mhz): 100
PCIEX16_2 Frequency (Mhz): 100
PCIEX16_3 Frequency (Mhz): 100
SPP<->MCP Ref Clock, Mhz: 200


To rule out windows use this(Troubelshooting)
This is and OS that can load from cd-usb-dvd
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD



-------TEST TO USE FOR STABLE SYSTEM--------
Mod version off prime find all core(easy to use)
http://www.esnips.com/doc/11eb1389-f289-4818-b548-7e571c4784c2/prime-quad

id=post_message_2072176>Blend should be used to test system stability If you get an error, then use Small FFT's to test if it's CPU or RAM related.

For memory(very important to test)
Memory is the nr-1 causes to bluescreen_frezze_lock
http://www.memtest.org/


For GPU use this(works fine for nvidia)
http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=725

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My memory guide 680i(with guide for 4GB SETUP)
http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20070511113652890&board_id=1&model=Striker+Extreme&page=1&SLanguage=en-us


Volt to memory 680i(please read this can save your memory)
http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20070421075356734&board_id=1&model=Striker+Extreme&page=1&SLanguage=en-us


Memory setting explain.
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2125236#post2125236


This is my memory advice for this board(work great in 4GB SETUP)Good price(D9GMH)
http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20070426070026921&board_id=1&model=P5N32-E+SLI&page=1&SLanguage=en-us
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http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20070425040805578&board_id=1&model=Striker+Extreme&page=1&SLanguage=en-us

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Psu-videocard-soundcard some info down in this post(BSODS)
http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20070507230245249&board_id=1&model=Striker+Extreme&SLanguage=en-us&page=3


Is your cpu temp to high look at this.
http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20070215075746200&board_id=1&model=P5N32-E+SLI&page=1&SLanguage=en-us



Kibosh great faq for striker.
http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20070325222854389&board_id=1&model=Striker+Extreme&page=1&SLanguage=en-us


For reading of system i think this is the best
http://www.lavalys.com/



------Link you most read if oc this board-----
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=124363
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=132364
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=127331&highlight=qx6700
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http://www.overclock.net/intel-motherboards/167489-asus-p5n32-e-overclocking-guide.html

Ridesy

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"IF IT AINT BROKE - FIX IT 'TILL IT IS"
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Posted:8/23/2007 8:46:00 PM # 2
Thx Ridesy,

for the hints & tips, but in my case, doesnt run, I buy since 3 days my brand new Mobo BLITZ FORMULA with a lot of new hardware components, the problem ocurr after I install with the ASUS Bios Update tool a new Version (1302) after that I reboot my PC, and that was, only black screen, starting for 4 sec and reboot by himself again, It is crazy a new Mobo for nothing.
Can you give me hints or tips to resolve this ???
The other problem was, that he contain a integrated Bios chip, not removable. Arrrggghh
Yesterday I gave the Mobo to the hardware shop, he is looking for the concret problem, but I call today and he said me, that he doesnt resolve the problem, he willl make first test with other Blitz Formula Mobo.

Oh my god, terrible situation -----> please provide me with inputs to resolve this mistake

THX

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Posted:8/29/2007 12:06:00 PM # 3
usually if your motherboard has no error when using than there is no point in upgrading the bios. now i think bios cannot roll back to old version so i think its either you replace the motherboard or get a newer bios update and flash over it.

regards

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Posted:9/2/2007 12:37:00 PM # 4
If I just received another SE from RMA wouldn't you think it should work? Although it is obviously a used board, don't they test them before sending them out?

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Posted:9/2/2007 1:15:00 PM # 5
Ok
iv got my SE
installed everything
E6850 2X 1Gb OCz Reaper Rams
everything worked
Went into XP
installed drivers restarted
then went into bios to check it
I found it said sLi memory detected
So I enabled it and chose Max OC
After that the Motherboard wont post
All Lights are u Fans working
Yet CPU INIT ERROR and No Postin No Beep No Signal On Screen
I tried to clr cmos 5 times No Help
I removed the CMOS chip and installed it
Yet no help
any ideas ?
Also Can u rewrite the newest bios on that BIOS Chip using new devices Or Using HotSwap Method ?

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Posted:9/3/2007 12:04:00 AM # 6
I'm interested to hear the solution to this one.

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Posted:9/4/2007 2:42:00 PM # 7
First mistake was at this step:

So I enabled it and chose Max OC

If you read through most the OC issues a common thread is to avoid the auto OCing methods.  Second you don't start with choosing MAX, you take it in steps and check for stability.  If you have followed the steps to help with CPU INIT error your next course of action is to contact ASUS support and get a new chip sent out.

Lou

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Posted:10/2/2007 3:23:00 AM # 8
yay!, ty man. just one more thing, better safe than cpu init.

 be very carefull when you plug your floppy drive, if you connect the cable wrong you will get cpu init, also if you connect a very old printer, this has happend to me already like 5 times for the printer and like 10 times for the floppy, in diferent systems.

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Posted:10/2/2007 9:44:00 PM # 9
@@JetFX@,

I wonder what causes the CPU INIT when only CPU, RAM, and GPU are installed? I have tried all your suggestions, but have not been able to resolve the issue. I am ready for my second RMA. Before I do, is there anything else you can suggest I try?


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Posted:10/6/2007 10:48:00 AM # 10
Hi!

Hmm, did the CPU INT Fix, and then the system actually powered up, but I didn't have no Video Output. Found that some of my case fans also needed a little push to get them started, but after checking the power cables were firmly installed, I was still getting CPU INT flashed at me. It possible it is power related, but I using a 1000W PSU - Any solutions?

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