Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Nate Silvers, 25 Sep 2009.
I'm not sure where it is and can I use a screwdriver? Thanks
noooooo, althrough you will get it off just won't work
i think you can get special tools for it
What motherboard are you needing to remove the BIOS chip, some manufacturers solder the chips onto the board.
It's an ASUS Rampage Formula. It's done the dreaded CPU INIT thing and won't post. I heard a guy took out his bios chip and reseated it and it all worked again.
mine does no idea why works through.
using a paper clip is the normal way if you dont have the tool
Don't remove the bios chip using a screwdriver.
That you need to ask which is the bios chip is not a good sign that you should be doing anything drastic to the board. RMA time
Well I can learn, I think I know where it is. I heard Asus are the worst for RMA
Well I think it's soldered to the board anyways, can I still RMA after 1 year?
it tells you in the manaul were the BIOS is
and yes you can learn I took a BIOS chip of a board, didn't work again through
lol put it on my C.V.
CPU INIT error on the asus boards is almost always game over... assuming the backplate if you have one on your CPU heatsink isn't shorting something...
IMO use it as an opportunity to move away from asus.
Nvidia 680i boards are the same, great at indicating when theyre dead and gone. my evga 680i a1, the supposed quad friendly board was the same, 3ghz max on a q6600, the board died, got an asus p5q deluxe. the same q6600 went to 3.8ghz with ease, but i did miss the 680i because of sli 7900gts and an e6600 at 3.7ghz. its such a pity as its still probably my favourite s775 board, if it could have clocked quads id have stuck with it but it wasnt to be, my p5q deluxe was fantastic but no sli, so im on i7 now and hoping to try sli gtx280's
Not for me I got lucky! It was just my own fault I bent the LCD POSTER pin connecter so two was touching each other and it made the motherboard FREAK OUT. All fixed now, thanks for the suggestions though
Ah shorting is the other cause of it on that board... I still don't consider it lucky tho
sounds like what happened to my maxumise 2 formular I still have no idea how it got bent cpu pins through
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