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I have an Asus P8Z68-v Gen 3 and I upgraded BIOS to most recent version and now whenever I exit BIOS and restart, the machine hangs with a black screen with fans spinning. Is it possible I have a corrupt BIOS? Is there a way to revert back since Asus doesn't allow you to flash an older BIOS?
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Problem solved!... It was indeed a corrupt BIOS flash, I was able to boot to the motherboard disc and use the FreeDOS prompt to reflash the current BIOS with the command line based BIOS update utility.
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Oh.. Glad to see you have it solved. Its times like these where a Dual-bios board is really useful. biggrin.gif
   
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Problem not solved mad.gif Now in the BIOS I can change some settings and save/restart successfully, but If I touch anything OC related it just does the reboot then hang thing again. And my option to overclock via the Turbo Multi has disappeared????? I am so lost on this one.
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Originally Posted by gerickjohn View Post

Oh.. Glad to see you have it solved. Its times like these where a Dual-bios board is really useful. biggrin.gif

Back to square one, I can boot into the machine by setting the SATA setting to RAID (Intel SRT) but I cannot touch a single setting related to OC without it hanging after the restart.

How rediculous is it you can't flash an older "working!" version of a BIOS on Asus boards.
post #6 of 7
Reset BIOS to default. You could always buy a BIOS chip from ASUS if you cant get your flash to work right.
http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=3885
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Reset BIOS to default. You could always buy a BIOS chip from ASUS if you cant get your flash to work right.
http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=3885

+ rep to you for that find. I don't think I'll resort to that quite yet but nice find. I am going to haggle Asus support and poke around in the ROG forums for answers first.

Seems it is a common issue when flashing new BIOS on P8 boards. Can't get system to boot with RAM higher than 1333 and some OC settings are plain out Missing.
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