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Crosshair X670e Extreme - Q Code 81

Qwinn
Level 11
Hello,

For the first few days after I built this PC with Crosshair X670e Extreme and a 7950x, during normal operation the Q-Code LEDs would read AA, as expected. But now it only briefly displays AA at the end of POST and then displays 81 permanently. Operation otherwise appears normal. Thing is, I can't find any entry in the manual for 81, and when I try to search for it on the internet, all I can find is "HDD ROM Error" that usually prevents booting. Now I do not currently have any HDDs in this box, only a single M.2, but I actually may well add some in the future and I would like to confirm that this is not an indicator that I would have issues if I tried.

Also, while I'm here - is there a way to disable C-States in the BIOS? I would normally expect to find such under CPU Configuration, but in this BIOS I am not seeing it. The manual doesn't seem to have a detailed BIOS section like I'm normally used to with high end Asus board.
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Oh, I completely misunderstood. I thought your machine wasn't booting. This is my first motherboard with Q-Codes so I had no expectations of the reassuring AA. 🙂

planetbeing wrote:
Oh, I completely misunderstood. I thought your machine wasn't booting. This is my first motherboard with Q-Codes so I had no expectations of the reassuring AA. 🙂


Nah, boots great, that's why I said "Operation otherwise appears normal" in the OP. And it *does* read AA, for a few seconds before Windows loads. Also remains AA if I boot on Ubuntu off a USB stick.

I am guessing that this affects everyone on BIOS 0705 and Windows, and the only reason there's not a lot more people mentioning it is because most folks are leaving the BIOS default to show temperature instead of POST codes, which would completely mask the issue.

Qwinn wrote:
Nah, boots great, that's why I said "Operation otherwise appears normal" in the OP. And it *does* read AA, for a few seconds before Windows loads. Also remains AA if I boot on Ubuntu off a USB stick.

I am guessing that this affects everyone on BIOS 0705 and Windows, and the only reason there's not a lot more people mentioning it is because most folks are leaving the BIOS default to show temperature instead of POST codes, which would completely mask the issue.


Don't know if you figured it out, but the issue seems to be AMD Adrenalin software. I installed this so I could enable my integrated GPU and started having code 81.

I uninstalled AMD Adrenalin and problem solved. Got my Q code AA again.

Yunior4GT wrote:
Don't know if you figured it out, but the issue seems to be AMD Adrenalin software. I installed this so I could enable my integrated GPU and started having code 81.

I uninstalled AMD Adrenalin and problem solved. Got my Q code AA again.


Interesting! And that does track with when I started having the problem.

So. Question. Without Adrenalin installed, are the integrated graphics totally unusable? I wanted to install it just so I could have *something* working should the GPU card ever go bad. Let's say GPU bricked one day, and I didn't have a spare. Without adrenalin installed, I should at least be able to get into the bios just by plugging an HDMI from motherboard to monitor, right?

EDIT: Confirmed, uninstalling Adrenalin got rid of the 81.

Qwinn wrote:
Interesting! And that does track with when I started having the problem.

So. Question. Without Adrenalin installed, are the integrated graphics totally unusable? I wanted to install it just so I could have *something* working should the GPU card ever go bad. Let's say GPU bricked one day, and I didn't have a spare. Without adrenalin installed, I should at least be able to get into the bios just by plugging an HDMI from motherboard to monitor, right?

EDIT: Confirmed, uninstalling Adrenalin got rid of the 81.


It's the intergrated gpu in the cpu, if you go into the bios and disable it you will get post code AA once booted into windows, if left turned on once the Adrenalin drivers are loaded on booting into windows it will post a code 81. Hope this helps others. Nothing to worrie about it's normal.

Thanks
Chris

planetbeing wrote:
Just for you guys, I rebooted my machine with the Q-Code displaying temperature option off. Guess what, it ended up on Q-Code 81 on a fully working stable machine booted into Windows. Whatever problem you guys have, it doesn't have anything to do with Q-Code 81. Q-Code 81 appears normal.


Hi there, could you or another member on here please do me a HUGE favor and try booting without any RAM in the system? Im having an issue with my Extreme and would love to know what QCode and Oled error you get without RAM in the sytem

HuziDada wrote:
Hi there, could you or another member on here please do me a HUGE favor and try booting without any RAM in the system? Im having an issue with my Extreme and would love to know what QCode and Oled error you get without RAM in the sytem


I'm at work at the moment, will see what I can do when I get back, might be a bit of an issue as that setup is water cooled, should be able to get my fingers in there between the pipes hopefully. will post back for you later tonight. Also which memory slots are you using and how many sticks of ram do you have.

Thanks
Chris

Mazbury wrote:
I'm at work at the moment, will see what I can do when I get back, might be a bit of an issue as that setup is water cooled, should be able to get my fingers in there between the pipes hopefully. will post back for you later tonight. Also which memory slots are you using and how many sticks of ram do you have.

Thanks
Chris


Ah mate if its too much of an issue please dont stress it, but if you can I will definitely be appreciative

HuziDada wrote:
Ah mate if its too much of an issue please dont stress it, but if you can I will definitely be appreciative


Hi,

Just stops at code 10 with a yellow led with no memory installed, took a while to get it going again, had to clear cmos, retrain memory then reload my profile lol....

Uploaded a picture for you.

Thanks
Chris

Mazbury wrote:
Hi,

Just stops at code 10 with a yellow led with no memory installed, took a while to get it going again, had to clear cmos, retrain memory then reload my profile lol....

Uploaded a picture for you.

Thanks
Chris


Brother you are the best! Thank you so much and Im so sorry you had to go through that just to help me out, but I truly appreciate it so much!!