[coreboot] F2A85-M: Memory issues
daniel.ina1 at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 18 13:26:23 CEST 2016
thank you for the quick reply. I just tried the memtest86 variant you suggested and it runs already for 15 minutes without reporting any errors. So the memtest86+ from the Ubuntu-Live-CD was probably a false alarm then I suppose. I didn't expect that because on a X200 with Libreboot the "regular" memtest86+ runs just fine.
It would be cool if you could mention the fact about where to put the RAM already in the limitations section of the wiki page. It could save other people from flashing coreboot and being disappointed because no vga signal is there afterwards. Although one could debate whether this is a limitation or not when regarding AMD's specifications, if it was working in vendor bios most people will expect to continue working in Coreboot.
On Mon, 18 Apr 2016 03:54:14 +0000
Martin Roth <gaumless at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Daniel, unless you're using the memtest from the coreboot codebase, the
> memtest failures are likely false.
> Try this one - it should work better under SeaBIOS:
> git clone https://review.coreboot.org/memtest86plus
> You can also just build it into the coreboot image as a secondary payload
> in the payloads menu of kconfig if you have an up-to-date version of
> In general, AMD specified that you should populate the dimms from the
> furthest away from the cpu to the closest. The vendor might have found that
> it worked fine on this board, so changed their bios to remove that
> restriction. I don't know if that's the issue you're seeing, but it's
> I'll test it when I get a chance.
> Thanks for the report.
> On Sun, Apr 17, 2016 at 19:52 Daniel Kulesz via coreboot <
> coreboot at coreboot.org> wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > I just flashed Coreboot 4.3 release on my F2A85-M (the "original", not Pro
> > or whatever) together with Seabios and the VGA ROM. I am running the "bare"
> > board with an AMD A4-5700 APU and two 8GB Corsair Sticks () at 1,5V. No
> > attached peripherals except an usb stick which I use for booting a live
> > system. Unfortunately, I experienced the following issues:
> > (1) When I plug the memory sticks in the black DIMMs I get no Video,
> > although they were working fine there before with the vendor bios. However,
> > they "work" when inserted in the blue slots.
> > (2) I am getting errors im memtest86+ 5.01 in compatibility mode in mem
> > adresses around 3700M. I tried both sticks, each also in single
> > configuration but the issue persists. I had no issues with the vendor bios
> > (when inserted in the other slots).
> > (3) The CPU temperature is reported wrong in Memtest86+ (Memtest86+
> > reports 15°C while it was around 35-40°C in the vendor bios at around the
> > same fan speed and environment conditions). However, I don't remember if it
> > reported a correct value with the vendor bios.
> > The memory sticks have been reported as follows by the vendor bios:
> > Handle 0x0035, DMI type 17, 34 bytes
> > Memory Device
> > Array Handle: 0x002F
> > Error Information Handle: Not Provided
> > Total Width: 64 bits
> > Data Width: 64 bits
> > Size: 4096 MB
> > Form Factor: DIMM
> > Set: None
> > Locator: DIMM_B1
> > Bank Locator: A1_BANK2
> > Type: DDR3
> > Type Detail: Synchronous Unbuffered (Unregistered)
> > Speed: 1333 MHz
> > Manufacturer: Corsair
> > Serial Number: 00000000
> > Asset Tag: A1_AssetTagNum2
> > Part Number: CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9
> > Rank: 2
> > Configured Clock Speed: 1333 MHz
> > Are these known issues? Or maybe just a false alarm?
> > Cheers, Daniel
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