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P5B Deluxe: Is mine defective? (re: Open Box purchase)

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I just received an Open Box ASUS P5B-Deluxe motherboard from NewEgg and I'm not sure if it is defective or not...

Here are the strange things it is doing:

1) If unplug the PC from the wall and re-plug it back in I get a message about overclocking failed or an error about the CMOS being reset.

2) Sometimes when I save the values in the BIOS, the system will actually shutdown for a second or two, then automatically power itself back up.

Everything else seems to be working OK. I got it to boot into an existing Windows XP installation (windows is going crazy because of the new motherboard, but nothing is crashing...)

Also... what drivers do I need to install with this motherboard? My previous motherboard just needed the nVidia Forceware drivers and that was it.

Thanks for your help!!!
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Its normal
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1. Yeah, sometimes unplugging the power cord can reset your CMOS or BIOs.
2. This is normal. Happens to me as well.
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nope you are good. that is how its supposed to work.
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Originally Posted by sofakng View Post
Everything else seems to be working OK. I got it to boot into an existing Windows XP installation (windows is going crazy because of the new motherboard, but nothing is crashing...)

Also... what drivers do I need to install with this motherboard? My previous motherboard just needed the nVidia Forceware drivers and that was it.

Thanks for your help!!!
Uh that's your problem, you need to reformat. Afterwards just go tot the Asus site and download the drivers that you need and install accordingly.

The shutdown for 2 seconds thingy is normal.
    
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Thanks for the replies!

As for the drivers, I wasn't planning on running my existing installation of Windows. I just wanted to make sure the motherboard was OK. I'm going to reformat and reinstall now.

Is the BIOS also really slow to move around in? When I press an arrow key the menu selection moves really, really slow.

Sorry for so many questions!
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post #7 of 7
If you are refering to the
power on-shutdown-power on issue... it is only irritating.

I believe that every BIOS version from 0711 onward corrects this isssue. Mine will still do it (only once on initial startup) if I remove power from the system entirely. BIOS version 0814 (I think it is the version after 0711) may completely eradicate that annoyance.
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