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Bad Mobo or BIOS upgrade


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#1 bruddahshark

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 07:37 PM

Ok, turned off my computer for the weekend because I went away. Came home and turned it on and no video or single POST beep. First tried another video card with same results. Started messing with ram. There are 4 slots each with 256MB in it. After trying each stick alone, determined that ram is good. When I populate slot 0 and 1 computer boots fine(much slower of course). When I put ram in slot 2 or 3 or both, I get the same no video issue. Is the motherboard bad or could a BIOS update possibly help? I ran a motherboard scanner and below is the result. Where can I get a bios update? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. :thumbsup:



BIOS String info:
An AMIBIOS ID String Was Detected:

63-0400-000001-00101111-052403-SPDALE_G
- ---- ------ ------
| | | |
| | | Chipset/BIOS Info
| | BIOS Build Date
| Manufacturer ID
BIOS ROM Information
AMIBIOS ROM Size: 512 KB

BIOS Build Date: May 24 2003

Motherboard Manufacturer Code: 0001Not listed in MAN.DAT file

AMIBIOS Build Tag: MOHR1026

AMIBIOS Project ID: MOHR1026 Not listed in TAG.DAT file

SMBIOS info:
Manufacturer : ASUSTek Computer Inc.
Product Name : P4SD-VX

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#2 bruddahshark

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 07:42 PM

Sorry, forgot to add I'm running XP Pro on a Sony Vaio desktop. Thanks again.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 07:54 PM

Try the page below.

ASUS Support

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 07:56 PM

If you are familiar with how to flash a BIOS properly, I don't see how it could hurt, however, I would suspect bad memory slots on the motherboard. Its odd you didnt get a memory error beep code, but my money is on it being a defective motherboard.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 08:50 PM

Thank you for your reply. I used the auto-detect portion on the site. It came up with P4S but nothing else and would not let me select the OS. When I did a search for P4SD-VX it came up with nothing. Unfortunately my knowledge of computers is limited so I was not able to manually input the information. Could be a short between the chair and the keyboard too. LOL

Try the page below.

ASUS Support



#6 bruddahshark

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 08:51 PM

I have flashed bioses before but I'm starting to think it is the board as well. :thumbsup:

If you are familiar with how to flash a BIOS properly, I don't see how it could hurt, however, I would suspect bad memory slots on the motherboard. Its odd you didnt get a memory error beep code, but my money is on it being a defective motherboard.






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