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Old 09-27-2007, 03:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I think a BIOS update completely messed up my motherboard.

So I decided to update the BIOS on my ASUS P5N-E SLI.


I downloaded the newest update, got into BIOS, and updated it. It installed correctly but when it restarted, the BIOS was acting up.

I popped out the BIOS battery, put it back in a bit later, and I was good to go. I verified the version and it updated correctly.

But now I get the BSOD whenever I try to OC my rig the least bit. I can't enough increase the FSB by 10 and have it boot into windows, I get the BSOD before I get to the loading screen. Even with the memory @ 5-5-5-15 @ 675mhz. Sweet.

So now, thanks to the new BIOS version, I can't OC the least bit.

It won't even boot into windows consantly at stock settings.

I'm starting to regret getting this, and I've only had it for a couple months.

I'm tempted to revert back to the old BIOS, sell the mobo, and get a newer one.
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Old 09-27-2007, 02:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: I think a BIOS update completely messed up my motherboard.

This is why you don't fix what isn't broke.
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Default Re: I think a BIOS update completely messed up my motherboard.

Umm, my motherboard not having stablle overclocks, even small ones?

I'd say that's not working how it's suppose to.

A BIOS update would be the logical thing to try, next to getting rid of parts.
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Default Re: I think a BIOS update completely messed up my motherboard.

he meant, don't update your bios unless your having a problem... thats the common methodology with bios updates since it involves flashing which can be incredibly hazardous to your pc, killing your mobo and turning it into a paperweight (a large one too :P)
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Default Re: I think a BIOS update completely messed up my motherboard.

Haha, oh well.

My Ballistix should be getting here tomorrow or the next day, I'll see if I have any luck with those.

If not, I'll just revert back to my old BIOS.
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since it involves flashing which can be incredibly hazardous to your pc, killing your mobo and turning it into a paperweight (a large one too :P)
Not always. It depends what motherboard you have. Some motherboards have backup BIOS so you can re-flash the chip with that. You can also buy a new BIOS chip for some motherboards.
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Not always. It depends what motherboard you have. Some motherboards have backup BIOS so you can re-flash the chip with that. You can also buy a new BIOS chip for some motherboards.
hence the can be :P
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Default Re: I think a BIOS update completely messed up my motherboard.

I figured you meant it either worked or you're screwed.
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I figured you meant it either worked or you're screwed.
well generally speaking, atleast from my experience, its a waste of time either way to have to fix it... lots of work for something that can be easily avoided, a mobos bios update is rarely important, usually fixing some remote problem that a small group of people experienced or some hardware compatibility issues
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