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I seriously want to crush it into teeny tiny pieces.

It's my old DFI Lanparty DK 790GX-M2RS which I got about 2 years ago.

In it's glory days it helped me push my X3 710 to 3.7GHz, but now it doesn't even want to post. For over a year now it's randomly frozen my system, regardless of what settings I have in the BIOS. (Getting it to POST has always been a mission.)

And now all of a sudden I can't even get past the POST screen. Reset CMOS, hold "Home" and "Insert" as I'm booting (the DFI manual says it will revert to default BIOS settings), take out battery, nothing.

I've honestly had enough. I need a computer that works, not this POS that's constantly crapping out on me. If I get into the BIOS one more time, I swear I'm about to raise all my chipset voltages sky high. Lets see if it keeps crapping out then.
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post #2 of 27
If i was you i would cook an egg on the chipset?
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Hammer? Power tools? I dunno circuit boards are moderately easy to kill?
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If i was you i would cook an egg on the chipset?
This. Add milk to make the eggs extra fluffy.
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Have you tried replacing the CMOS battery?
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post #6 of 27
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As much as I'd like to turn my southbridge into a stove, there's other components I'd rather not risk toast.

I'd much rather like to give it one last hail mary before I blow it to Kingdom come. Anyone have a link to the over trick? I heard it worked for graphics cards.. Not sure what the procedure would be for baking a motherboard.

Quote:
Originally Posted by kz26 View Post
Have you tried replacing the CMOS battery?
I actually have not. But it freezes at the post screen.. I would assume a faulty battery would simply cause the CMOS Checksum Error upon bootup.

And btw, your system name is quite fitting for my DFI.
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Is it possible to reflash the bios?

When inspecting the board, do any of the caps look bulged?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Slappy Mcgee View Post
Is it possible to reflash the bios?

When inspecting the board, do any of the caps look bulged?
Recently reflashed to latest BIOS. It was finicky before, and after the reflash. Now it just suddenly got much worse.

I'll try inspecting the caps.. Never really payed attention to them.

Edit - Question:

If I bake a semi-working motherboard for ~7 minutes at 200C, can I really make the situation much worse?
Edited by Shift. - 10/30/11 at 4:15pm
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post #9 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by kz26 View Post
Have you tried replacing the CMOS battery?
can anyone inform me why a lot of people keep suggesting to replace CMOS battery whenever something goes wrong?
I've ran my computer w/o a CMOS battery for over 6 months now, no problems whatsoever.
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post #10 of 27
As a PC enthusiast I could not tell You how to do it, because I would rot in Hell...

But ASUS may help You

http://www.meh.ro/original/2009_09/meh.ro1214.jpg
Edited by Valnjes - 10/30/11 at 4:23pm
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