ok i just discovered something that may be important! I just updated my BIOS, even though i knew it wouldn't boot, to 1.06 (the very latest version). I got a whole new bunch of options:
anyhow, i lowered the FSB to 200 because it was set at 220 for some reason. also, the cpu stock multiplier and HT thingy didn't look like they were set right. i thought some post listed above said its default is 9x but mine was set at 4x. anyways, after i took these pictures and restarted, i got the error message "Bad BIOS Checksum" and a voice saying "Boot Failed Due to CPU Overclocking." I didn't overclock but i'm thinking that maybe those standard values or what not are messing up my boot and that's the reason for the bad BIOS checksum. at least i've found out that i CAN overclock well on my board, if only it could boot up lol. anyone have any idea what could be wrong with it? i know someone's gonna say it's the battery but that doesn't explain why it works with BIOS 1.02 and why the voice prompt is telling me my CPU is overclocked!