Posted 19 January 2009 - 07:25 PM
Hello, all, my question is on BIOS so I hope Im in the right place. My system is Gigabyte Ga-K8NS Ultra-939; Athlon64 X2 3800; 2GB G-Skill PC3200; 2 50GB PATA Drives. A bit long inthe tooth, I know. recently installed the X2 CPU and the BIOS only recognized 1 core. I updated the BIOS from F5 to what thiughe was F7 to recognize dual core but it turned out to be F11k. Now upon bootup the system POSTs and recognizes all the hardware but hangs at that point. It also says "CMOS checksum Error- Defaults loaded" but does nothing after that. It gives the option to press "F1 to continue" but goes to a black screen with only a flashing prompt and no activity. Also it offers to press "DEL for BIOS Setup" but that does nothing either. Icant even enter Q-Flash by pressing "End" during boot up. I guess Id like to know if my BIOS are bad even though It POSTs and gives the splash screen w/ all hardware present, and if so can I reflash to F5 or F7 to find sme working state?