|11-02-2010, 09:23 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 04 2009
DFI T3EH8 "3F" code
need some help here. When I got up this morning my computer was frozen on the boot up screen with the error code 3F. There also seems to be some graphical corruption on the screen (green lines like bars).
I'm using the 11/05 BIOS and everything was set to stock speeds for the last month or so because of the heat here.
I tried to reset the CMOS, but it just goes to the full screen logo and then nothing happens, it just freezes to post error 3F.
Anyone know what the 3F code is? Should I try and different video card since there seems to be some graphical corruption?
Last edited by Ice009; 11-02-2010 at 10:09 AM.
|11-02-2010, 11:38 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 04 2009
No, I've only got a single GTX 260+ card in there.
Like I said everything was set to stock speeds.
I can't even get into the BIOS. It just freezes on the full screen logo screen.
What order should I start trouble shooting hardware?
Also, do you know what the code means Eva?
Edit : Does this sound like it would need an RMA?
Last edited by Ice009; 11-02-2010 at 01:06 PM.
|12-02-2010, 06:06 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 13 2009
This is what I found a while ago when I was searching for DFI X58 BIOS codes:
01 Reserved 02 Jumps to E000 segment Execution of POST routines in E000 03 Early SuperIO Init Early Initialized the super IO 04 Reserved 05 Blank video Reset Video controller 06 Reserved 07 Init KBC Keyboard controller init 08 KB test Test the Keyboard 09 Reserved 0A Mouse Init Initialized the mouse 0B Reserved 0C Reserved 0D Reserved 0E CheckSum Check. Check the integrity of the ROM,BIOS and message 0F Reserved 10 Autodetect EEPROM. Check Flash type and copy flash write/erase routines 11 Reserved 12 Test CMOS Test and Reset CMOS 13 Reserved 14 Load Chipset Load Chipset Defaults 15 Reserved 16 Init Clock Initialize onboard clock generator 17 Reserved 18 Init CPU CPU ID and initialize L1/L2 cache 19 Reserved 1A Reserved 1B Setup Interrupt Vector Table. Initialize first 120 interrupt vectors with SPURIOUS_INT_HDLR and initialize INT 00h-1Fh according to INT_TBL 1C CMOS Battery Check. Test CMOS and check Battery Fail 1D Early PM Early PM initialization 1E Reserved 1F Re-initial KB Load keyboard matrix 20 Reserved 21 HPM init Init Heuristic Power Management (HPM) 22 Reserved 23 Program chipset. Early Programming of chipset registers 24 Init PNP Init PNP 25 Shadow VBIOS Shadow system/video BIOS 26 Clock Gen Init onboard clock generator and sensor 27 Setup BDA Setup BIOS DATA AREA (BDA) 28 Reserved 29 CPU Speed detect. Chipset programming and CPU Speed detect 2A Reserved 2B Init video Initialize Video 2C Reserved 2D Video memory Test Video Memory and display Logos test 2E Reserved 2F Reserved 30 Reserved 31 Reserved 32 Reserved 33 Early keyboard reset 34 Reserved 35 Test DMA Controller 0. Test DMA channel 0 36 Reserved 37 Test DMA Controller 1. Test DMA channel 1 38 Reserved 39 Test DMA Page Registers 3A Reserved 3B Reserved 3C Test Timer Test 8254 Timer 0 Counter 2. 3D Reserved 3E Test 8259-1 Mask. Verify 8259 Channel 1 masked interrupts by alternately turning off and on the interrupt lines. 3F Reserved 40 Test 8259-2 Mask. Verify 8259 Channel 2 masked interrupts by alternately turning off and on the interrupt lines. 41 Reserved 42 Reserved 43 Test Stuck Interrupt. Turn off interrupts then verify no 8259's interrupt mask register is on. Test 8259 Force an interrupt and verify the interrupt occurred. 44 Reserved 45 Reinit serial Reinitialize Preboot agent serial port 46 Reserved 47 EISA Test If EISA non-volatile memory checksum is good, execute EISA initialization. If not, execute ISA tests and clear EISA mode flag. 48 Reserved 49 Size Memory Size base memory from 256K to 640K and extended memory above 1MB. 4A Reserved 4B Reserved 4C Reserved 4D Reserved 4E Init APIC Initialize APIC and set MTRR 4F Reserved 50 USB init Initialize USB controller 51 Reserved 52 Memory Test Test all memory of memory above 1MB using Virtual 8086 mode, page mode and clear the memory 53 Reserved 54 Reserved 55 CPU display Detect CPU speed and display CPU vendor specific version string and turn on all necessary CPU features 56 Reserved 57 PnP Init Display. PnP logo and PnP early init 58 Reserved 59 Setup Virus Setup virus protect according to Protect Setup 5A Reserved 5B Awdflash Load If required, will auto load Awdflash.exe in POST 5C Reserved 5D Onboard I/O Init Initializing onboard superIO 5E Reserved 5F Reserved 60 Setup enable Display setup message and enable setup functions 61 Reserved 62 Reserved 63 Initialize Mouse. Detect if mouse is present, initialize mouse, install interrupt vectors. 64 Reserved 65 PS2 Mouse special. Special treatment to PS2 Mouse port 66 Reserved 67 ACPI init ACPI sub-system initializing 68 Reserved 69 Init Cache Initialize cache controller 6A Reserved 6B Setup Enter setup check and autoconfiguration check up 6C Reserved 6D Initialize Floppy. Initialize floppy disk drive 6E Reserved 6F FDD install Install FDD and setup BIOS data area parameters 70 Reserved 71 Reserved 72 Reserved 73 Initialize Hard Drive. Initialize hard drive controller 74 Reserved 75 Detect HDD IDE device detection 76 Reserved 77 Detect serial ports. Initialize serial ports. 78 Reserved 79 Reserved 7A Detect parallel ports. Initialize parallel ports. 7B Reserved 7C HDD Write Protect. HDD check for write protection 7D Reserved 7E Reserved 7F POST error check. Check POST error and display them and ask for user intervention 80 Reserved 81 Reserved 82 Security Check Ask password security. 83 Write CMOS Write all CMOS values back to RAM and clear screen. 84 Display PNP Display PNP devices 85 USB Final Init Final USB initialization 86 Reserved 87 Reserved 88 Reserved 89 Setup ACPI tables 8A Reserved 8B Option ROM Detect. Scan for Option ROMs 8C Reserved 8D Enable Parity Check 8E Reserved 8F IRQ12 Enable Enable IRQ12 if mouse present 90 Reserved 91 Reserved 92 Reserved 93 Boot Medium Detect and store boot partition head and cylinders read values in RAM 94 Final Init Final init for last micro details before boot 95 NumLock Set NumLock status according to Setup 96 Boot Attempt Set low stack Boot via INT 19h. C0 Base CPU test Read/Write CPU registers C1 Memory Presence. Base memory detect C2 Early Memory Board Initialization C3 Extend Memory. Turn on extended memory, cache initialization C4 Special Display First display initialization C5 Early Shadow Early shadow enable for fast boot C6 Cache presence. External cache size detection CF CMOS Check CMOS checkup B0 Spurious If interrupt occurs in protected mode. B1 Unclaimed NMI If unmasked NMI occurs, display Press F1 to disable NMI, F2 reboot. BF Program MCP To program chipset from defaults values E1-EF Setup Pages E1- Page 1, E2 - Page 2, etc. FF Boot
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