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Issues after BIOS flash Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 (help!)

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Hey all

So I am having some very annoying issues with my mobo after a BIOS flash. ( P8Z68-V/GEN3 )

So i got a 3570k to replace my 2700k ( there are reasons so lets skip over that)

After flashing my BIOS i checked the 3570k was working and it booted up fine the first time. I then got to work on delidding which went off without a hitch.

Reseated the 3570k and started up the machine and It wouldn't turn on, it seemed the memory error light was stuck on red. It seems in the process i managed to kill one of my ram sticks, some thermal paste had managed to splatter ontop of the ram and get in-between the heatsink....great.

So i took out 8GB (which in included the stick i found was bad) and it started up and so got to work on OCing it but i couldnt. Any time i make changes in the BIOS is just wont boot after i restart.

Once i switch the overclocking settings to manual and set the ram to any other value apart from 1066mhz it just wont boot and the memory LED stays red, hell it even wont boot if I just change the OC settings from auto to manual but dont touch anything else. Also if i try and change the CPU multiplier to anything above the stock freq / cpu ratio it just wont change, it just reverts to the default ratio. I will put in say 40, but it goes straight back to the original value (even if i have changed it to manual overclocking)/

Now i know its not the processor as i have put the 2700k in there and the exact same thing happens and i have tried it with 1 stick of ram as well, it always happens.

Once i have changed something in the BIOS and it refuses to boot the only way to get it to boot again is to clr the CMOS. I am currently in the OS and i have stress tested for a few hours as well and it seems rock solid. Its just the BIOS is acting really really weird. I thought i could be a borked bios flash but i have tried 3 different versions and its the same result each time and considering its said they have all been successful that cant be it. Like a fool i forgot to keep my old bios. But i need a newer up to date bios to run the IB CPU anyways.

Oh also i used ez flash 2 to update the bios and i have also used the asus bios flashing utility through dos. I had tried all the BIOS's from the first one to allow IB compatibility to the most recent,

Does anyone know what might be causing the issues? Is there any way to install the BIOS other than EZ flash? Would that help?

Any suggestions would be amazing, because at the moment i am totally at a loss as to what to do.

Cheers
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I'm thinking that your motherboard has gone faulty, you might need to do a RMA (Hopefully you have warrenty and they accept it).
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