Question Asus Error code 58/yellow Dram light.

Oct 12, 2022
I am in the process of upgrading to mint 21 and just did a time shift. I was working in libre office and my Synology nas and the pc froze.

I rebooted via mobo and it won’t post.
Dram yellow light all the time and qcode 58.
“ CPU self test failed or possible cpu cache error”

Unplugged all external hd and peripherals. Took out battery. Reset cmos, took out one ram. Tried again. Etc etc. Any idea? I’ve ran this cpu since I built it.

inxi -Fxxxrz
Kernel: 5.15.0-48-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
Desktop: Cinnamon 5.4.12 tk: GTK 3.24.33 wm: Mutter vt: 7
dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Linux Mint 21 Vanessa base: Ubuntu 22.04 jammy
Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: MAXIMUS VIII HERO v: Rev 1.xx
serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 3802
date: 03/15/2018
Device-1: hidpp_battery_0
model: Logitech Marathon Mouse/Performance Plus M705 serial: <filter>
charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: Discharging
Device-2: hidpp_battery_1 model: Logitech K350 serial: <filter>
charge: 70% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: Discharging
Info: quad core model: Intel Core i5-7600K bits: 64 type: MCP
smt: <unsupported> arch: Kaby Lake rev: 9 cache: L1: 256 KiB L2: 1024 KiB
L3: 6 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 800 min/max: 800/4500 cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800
4: 800 bogomips: 30399
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
Device-1: NVIDIA GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB] vendor:
driver: nvidia v: 515.65.01 pcie: speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 ports:
active: none off: DP-3,DVI-D-1,HDMI-A-1 empty: DP-1,DP-2 bus-ID: 01:00.0
chip-ID: 10de:1c03 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: ARC Camera type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-9:2 chip-ID: 05a3:9331 class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: driver: X: loaded: nvidia
unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,nouveau,vesa gpu: nvidia display-ID: :0
screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 5760x1080 s-dpi: 101 s-size: 1449x272mm (57.0x10.7")
s-diag: 1474mm (58")
Monitor-1: DP-5 pos: center res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 102
size: 476x267mm (18.7x10.5") diag: 546mm (21.5")
Monitor-2: DVI-D-0 pos: primary,left res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 102
size: 480x270mm (18.9x10.6") diag: 551mm (21.7")
Monitor-3: HDMI-0 pos: primary,right res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 102
size: 480x270mm (18.9x10.6") diag: 551mm (21.7")
OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2
v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 515.65.01 direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a170
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: NVIDIA GP106 High Definition Audio vendor:
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10f1 class-ID: 0403
Device-3: ARC Camera type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-9:2 chip-ID: 05a3:9331 class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.0-48-generic running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.99.1 running: yes
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: ASUSTeK driver: e1000e v: kernel
port: N/A bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:15b8 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp0s31f6 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek 8812AU/8821AU 802.11ac WLAN Adapter [USB Wireless
Dual-Band 2.4/5Ghz]
type: USB driver: rtl8821au bus-ID: 1-10:3 chip-ID: 0bda:0811
class-ID: 0000 serial: <filter>
IF: wlx0013eff301a0 state: dormant mac: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 5.39 TiB used: 111.35 GiB (2.0%)
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 960 EVO 250GB
size: 232.89 GiB speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
rev: 2B7QCXE7 temp: 34.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EALS-00Z8A0
size: 931.51 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s type: N/A serial: <filter> rev: 1D05
scheme: MBR
ID-3: /dev/sdb vendor: Toshiba model: DT01ACA300 size: 2.73 TiB
speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: ABB0 scheme: GPT
ID-4: /dev/sdc vendor: Mushkin model: MKNSSDEC120GB size: 111.79 GiB
speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: BBF0 scheme: MBR
ID-5: /dev/sdd vendor: OCZ model: SOLID3 size: 55.9 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 2.25 scheme: MBR
ID-6: /dev/sdi type: USB vendor: Seagate model: ST1500DL003-9VT16L
size: 1.36 TiB type: HDD rpm: 5900 serial: <filter> rev: CC32
ID-1: / size: 227.68 GiB used: 50.43 GiB (22.1%) fs: ext4
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
ID-2: /boot/efi size: 511 MiB used: 8.2 MiB (1.6%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 2 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
file: /swapfile
System Temperatures: cpu: 33.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 56 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 9%
Packages: apt: 2232
No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
1: deb vanessa main upstream import backport
2: deb jammy main restricted universe multiverse
3: deb jammy-updates main restricted universe multiverse
4: deb jammy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
5: deb jammy-security main restricted universe multiverse
Processes: 261 Uptime: 6m wakeups: 5 Memory: 15.55 GiB
used: 1.98 GiB (12.8%) Init: systemd v: 249 runlevel: 5 Compilers:
gcc: 11.2.0 alt: 11 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: gnome-terminal
inxi: 3.3.13</code>

Alan Alan

Aug 9, 2022
Ya, you only took out one ram. What if the other is bad, also they need to be in certain slots when used independently, Check your mother board manual for which slots to use. I have a similar problem. The yellow light comes on because the bios is detecting a defect of some sort.