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Hi

I got this new motherboard a few days ago along with a AMD64 3000+ Venice. In the beginning I had some major problems with finding my IDE-disks so I decided to get the newest BIOS version. I downloaded it and put it on a floppy and booted the targeted computer. After a few mins of struggling to make it find my floppy drive I decided to use the support CD to see if it worked to "restore" BIOS. And it did sucessfully flash BIOS, but when it said "rebooting system" it never rebooted...
The weird part is that the version on the Support CD seems to be way older then the one which already was installed.

It now won't power up properly, no video recognition no nothing..

I got 2 different scenarios depending how to boot (With every component except the video card, cpu and memory disconnected).

-With DRAM connected:
Nothing happens at all, it just power up fans, no beeps or some other messeges that tells me that something is wrong.

-Without DRAM connected
Now when I boot it starts beeping, 1 long and 2 short beeps. Something with the Video card is wrong says the manual.

I know that the graphic cards ive tried works fine.
I have tried different kind of ram memory in different slots without any success.
My PSU isn't the problem either.

So I have the thoughts that either the mobo or the cpu now is corrupted. But why would the cpu get burned from a flash? So it basicly just have to be the motherboard.

So my questions is: Do you have any idea what I can do to "repair" this BIOS, like restoring, buying a new chip(where and how?)?

Sorry for a long post and all answears will be appreciated!

Thanks in advance
Fimpen
 

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I've read some more stuff, and I'm pretty sure that the BIOS is to old to recognize my CPU, but I find it hard to update BIOS when the system won't even boot.
 

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Welcome to TSF:

I believe the bios file you have loaded now is not able to recognise your cpu. I think you are going to have to get your bios reflashed with the most recent bios file on the asus website for your board. He is a link to a vendor I personally have used several times / he is very fast and responds to email very well.

http://cgi.ebay.com/new-Replacement...6797506197QQcategoryZ1244QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

when you remove the bios chip pay attention and make note of the orientation of the chip prior to removal. if you reinstall the chip in the wrong orientation it will smoke it !!! The bios chip will be located near the cmos battery ~~ dont use stickers or writing on chip as orientation ~~ use rounded corners if present or a small shallow half circle on one edge etc / some chips even have a small arrow pointing insertion direction / lightly pry out make >>> make sure psu is unplugged from the wall socket !!!!!!!

review afudos method for bios flashing in the future


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I ran into the same problem with the same cpu when installing this board. I don't think that the cpu is the problem, it is the memory. You need to have only one stick installed in the third slot (B1 iirc). You should be able to boot with only one stick and then you should be able to flash the BIOS to most recent. After that it should be smooth sailing :cool:
 

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I had the exact same friggen problem. Apparently the recovery CD with the Deluxe is like an armageddon device. I was ready to scrap it, when a friend told me the advice in the above post. Just take out all your memory, and put one stick back in the 3rd slot (or rather the second blue slot), and it should boot up, then flash it with the 1014 bios (you can safely use the EZ-flash proggie on the support CD, just not the emergency one). Friggen A8V.
 
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