ACPI BIOS Errors


M

Macdad69

This is the error message that I get:
AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to create an illegal memory OpRegion, starting
at address oxffff0000, with a length of 0x10000. This region lies in the
Operating system's protected memory address range (0x100000000 -
0x130000000). This could lead to system instability.
Geez, you think??? Maybe that's why those BSOD's keep happening.
Backstory... Replaced Intel dual- core processor and mobo with DG31PR mobo
and Core 2Duo Quad Q6700. Put 4gb RAM on the board, dual channel, nothing but
probs. Running XP Pro sp3. Flashed the BIOS on the first board, no change.
Second board is already at newest BIOS rev. All suggestions I see are saying
it is a BIOS prob, but not according to Intel. Actually, they won't even
answer my emails anymore. Can someone help? Oh, btw... I have an X-FI
Fatality Gamer sound card. Works great... when it works. It gets uninstalled,
or at least stops working, regularly. When you go to device manager, it has a
yellow bang, but it is still listed. The only way to get it back is uninstall
ALL software for it, uninstall the sound card, and then reinstall the whole
mess. I have switched the PCI slots. Geforce 8600gt is PCI-E so there's only
2 PCI slots to try. I can think of 2 slots at Intel and Creative I would like
to stick it in :)
 
Ad

Advertisements

M

Malke

Macdad69 said:
This is the error message that I get:
AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to create an illegal memory OpRegion,
starting at address oxffff0000, with a length of 0x10000. This region lies
in the Operating system's protected memory address range (0x100000000 -
0x130000000). This could lead to system instability.
Geez, you think??? Maybe that's why those BSOD's keep happening.
Backstory... Replaced Intel dual- core processor and mobo with DG31PR mobo
and Core 2Duo Quad Q6700. Put 4gb RAM on the board, dual channel, nothing
but
probs. Running XP Pro sp3. Flashed the BIOS on the first board, no
change. Second board is already at newest BIOS rev. All suggestions I see
are saying it is a BIOS prob, but not according to Intel. Actually, they
won't even answer my emails anymore. Can someone help? Oh, btw... I have
an X-FI Fatality Gamer sound card. Works great... when it works. It gets
uninstalled, or at least stops working, regularly. When you go to device
manager, it has a yellow bang, but it is still listed. The only way to get
it back is uninstall ALL software for it, uninstall the sound card, and
then reinstall the whole mess. I have switched the PCI slots. Geforce
8600gt is PCI-E so there's only 2 PCI slots to try. I can think of 2 slots
at Intel and Creative I would like to stick it in :)

After you replaced the motherboard, did you:

1. Do a Repair Install of XP?
2. Install the new motherboard drivers?

If not, that's your problem. See:

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html - for changing motherboard

Malke
 
M

Macdad69

Malke said:
After you replaced the motherboard, did you:

1. Do a Repair Install of XP?
2. Install the new motherboard drivers?

If not, that's your problem. See:

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html - for changing motherboard

Malke
--
MS-MVP
Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic!
FAQ - http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ

Thanx for the quick response. Yes, I did a complete low- level reformat right after installing the mobo. I have installed the latest drivers on everything. (sound, video, mobo...) I am at a loss. I've been building for over 5 years now and have never seen this. & Intel is really p*&^%g me off by not returning emails. Good customer service. I don't think they know what is going on either. There is no way to change acpi settings on this board, and if xp reads it wrong there is no way to change that either? there has got to be a way to save this $400 turd. :(c
 
M

Malke

It seems very unlikely that a new $400 motherboard would have this problem.
IMO you'll need to soldier on with Intel, perhaps even RMAing the board.
Perhaps someone else has a better idea.

I'm sorry I was unable to help you.

Malke
 
J

John John (MVP)

Macdad69 said:
This is the error message that I get:
AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to create an illegal memory OpRegion, starting
at address oxffff0000, with a length of 0x10000. This region lies in the
Operating system's protected memory address range (0x100000000 -
0x130000000). This could lead to system instability.
Geez, you think??? Maybe that's why those BSOD's keep happening.
Backstory... Replaced Intel dual- core processor and mobo with DG31PR mobo
and Core 2Duo Quad Q6700. Put 4gb RAM on the board, dual channel, nothing but
probs. Running XP Pro sp3. Flashed the BIOS on the first board, no change.
Second board is already at newest BIOS rev. All suggestions I see are saying
it is a BIOS prob, but not according to Intel. Actually, they won't even
answer my emails anymore. Can someone help? Oh, btw... I have an X-FI
Fatality Gamer sound card. Works great... when it works. It gets uninstalled,
or at least stops working, regularly. When you go to device manager, it has a
yellow bang, but it is still listed. The only way to get it back is uninstall
ALL software for it, uninstall the sound card, and then reinstall the whole
mess. I have switched the PCI slots. Geforce 8600gt is PCI-E so there's only
2 PCI slots to try. I can think of 2 slots at Intel and Creative I would like
to stick it in :)

Check for a 4GB memory hole in the BIOS options and enable it. Being
that the board is populated with a full 4GB of RAM and that you are
using a Windows 32-bit client operating system you must open a hole for
the hardware devices in the lower 4GB arena and allow the BIOS to shift
some of the RAM addresses above the 4GB barrier. One way to test this
would be to pull some of the RAM out and leave about 2GB on the board
and see if the error persists.

John
 
M

Macdad69

First off, Malke , Thank you for your answers. Any help is better than none.
I did forget to mention that my "good" SATA Seagate Barracuda took a crap in
the middle of all of this, so I had to reformat my old ide barracuda to fill
the gap while waiting. Second, John John (MVP), that sounds like really sage
advice, but how is that done? I have looked all over in this bios and can't
see anything even close to that. I know I am prolly over looking something
that's why boards like this are a godsend. You get so far into what is wrong
that you can't see the answer right under your nose. lol. Thanx in advance
 
Ad

Advertisements

M

Macdad69

Alright... in my BIOS after it lists the timing : [tCL]-
[tRCD]-[tRP]-[tRASmin][5]-[5]-[5]-[9] : it says "note: SPD defined as
nominal" It also has an option for PCI latency timer which is set at 32. One
other thing... Is this what is going on with my sound card dropping out and
having to be reinstalled? Thanx
 
J

John John (MVP)

It should be in your motherboard manual, for me to find it I would have
to find your manual on the Intel web site and see how the BIOS options
are arranged.

Out of curiosity, how much RAM does Windows report in the System Properties?

John
 
M

Macdad69

3.24 gb of RAM showing in sys properties

John John (MVP) said:
It should be in your motherboard manual, for me to find it I would have
to find your manual on the Intel web site and see how the BIOS options
are arranged.

Out of curiosity, how much RAM does Windows report in the System Properties?

John
 
J

John John (MVP)

In that case forget about the 4GB memory hole, the BIOS has
automatically done this. This points to a BIOS problem and you say that
you already have the latest BIOS so I don't know what else to suggest.
This is something that needs to be addressed by Intel.

John
 
Ad

Advertisements

J

John John (MVP)

No, it's none of these things, leave these things alone. Not all boards
have the memory hole option, some boards automatically shift the
addresses without needing user intervention. If you did "play" with the
BIOS options perhaps you should set the BIOS back to its default settings.

John
Alright... in my BIOS after it lists the timing : [tCL]-
[tRCD]-[tRP]-[tRASmin][5]-[5]-[5]-[9] : it says "note: SPD defined as
nominal" It also has an option for PCI latency timer which is set at 32. One
other thing... Is this what is going on with my sound card dropping out and
having to be reinstalled? Thanx

:

First off, Malke , Thank you for your answers. Any help is better than none.
I did forget to mention that my "good" SATA Seagate Barracuda took a crap in
the middle of all of this, so I had to reformat my old ide barracuda to fill
the gap while waiting. Second, John John (MVP), that sounds like really sage
advice, but how is that done? I have looked all over in this bios and can't
see anything even close to that. I know I am prolly over looking something
that's why boards like this are a godsend. You get so far into what is wrong
that you can't see the answer right under your nose. lol. Thanx in advance


:
 
M

Macdad69

So what's the theory behind the 3.24 instead of 4gb RAM showing? If anybody
can come up with ANYTHING I will try it. I appreciate all of the help.
 
Ad

Advertisements

J

John John (MVP)

Oh, that is a long story, what you are seeing is normal and it is what
you should be seeing, it isn't a problem.

John
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top