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I hear ya on Memtest. I will wait until I get a crash LOL...or get it stable and hit a plateau--that stuff takes TIME man--and I am OverClocking on OverDrive ATM...

Here goes nothing.

I am gonna wait till I top out somewhere before I flash...I like taking it through at least some of the steps...LOL

Oh cool--I corruptedd Windows--and can't get past the Load Screen without bouncing back into BIOS--the USB keyboard is not working now so I must fetch the adapter and try to fix this in Safe Mode--I have a feeling the WarCat Drivers are involved...oh--after three rounds without me toughing it loaded Windows--belched and folded....still no Keyboard...

Okay time for me to get off this keyboard and fetch the adapter...

It's still trying to Load XP...

EDIT: well shocking the mobo into life by plugging a PS2 Keyboard into her kazoo got me into BIOS where I bumped up the chipset voltage to my previous mark (1.57) and I got into Windows--but as I suspected the Video drivers were locking and loading--so I jumped into control panel and uninstalled the warcats. Currently reloading the drivers from the CD (6.14) and getting everything ready for the push. Running at 3300 though.

Gotta be careful about using drivers when the install warnings pop up abouit four times saying STOP this will destabilize your system!

Too many variables make it too hard.

Will post reults once I have gotten back to 3600.
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I tried to flash the Alpha BIOS but it would not take via Floppy. Said the name was wrong (I inserted the BIN file in the MS-DOS start up along with the other 5 files of the AWD Flash seal) so i changed the name to the Bin that the AWD Flash had just flashed yesterday and it said the string was wrong and failed the Flash.

Well being hard headed as usual i went ahead and used the uGuru Flash Menu utility and it claimed that it successfully Flashed the BIOS and needed to restart. So I restarted and got nothing. I tried to reset and nothing.

At this point I have hard powered down, popped the battery, and am awaiting the Phase to restart. Have no idea if this so-called alpha that is going around on the Forum works or has corrupted my BIOS and now has left my board toast.

We will soon see.

At least the RAM looks nice.
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No it's toast. The RAM no longer lights up...the ATI card run at full pelt and the digital readout is tellingme things I do not want to know. Guess that's all she wrote for this one.

Signing off for now,

CyberD
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Dam dude, that freaking sucks.
    
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Cyber, any chance you could get a replacement BIOS chip? I would think it would be worth the money to possibly save you.
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You cant catch a break can you CD?
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Actually CD, that board doesn't have a BIOS chip. If its anything like the Asus, you can load the BIOS onto a flash drive and load it from there. And save your now broken board
    
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I can't see how a flash drive would help me at this point--the board will not post--the RAM does not activitize. I somewhow doubt I can RMA my board as it is pretty much covered in liquid electrical tape and vaseline. I mean NewEgg is great about returns but that is asking a lot.

But the Abit does have a BIOS chip. And I just ordered one next day air. I spoke with tech support and he seemed relatively knowledgable. I asked abot when the alpha BIOS would come out as an official BIOS supporting 1333 FSB and better DR800 support and he said soon. He added that my BIOS chip will ship with the latest BIOS--maybe I will get lucky and it will have the mojo I need.

Too bad next day air doen't mean I will have it in my hands tomorrow...so unfortunately i will have to let ICE thaw...something I was desperately avoiding--as long as the Phase is running I do not have to worry so much about water damage.

Not having replaced a BIOS chip I am hoping it I do not damage something in the process.

Never easy...
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Dam that sucks, but at least it is fixable.
    
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I can't see how a flash drive would help me at this point--the board will not post--the RAM does not activitize. I somewhow doubt I can RMA my board as it is pretty much covered in liquid electrical tape and vaseline. I mean NewEgg is great about returns but that is asking a lot.

But the Abit does have a BIOS chip. And I just ordered one next day air. I spoke with tech support and he seemed relatively knowledgable. I asked abot when the alpha BIOS would come out as an official BIOS supporting 1333 FSB and better DR800 support and he said soon. He added that my BIOS chip will ship with the latest BIOS--maybe I will get lucky and it will have the mojo I need.

Too bad next day air doen't mean I will have it in my hands tomorrow...so unfortunately i will have to let ICE thaw...something I was desperately avoiding--as long as the Phase is running I do not have to worry so much about water damage.

Not having replaced a BIOS chip I am hoping it I do not damage something in the process.

Never easy...
Neat Glad you gave my idea a shot!

Now will be the time to see if your insulation was as good as you think it is I would check in about an hour to see if anything condensed.
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