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post #11 of 17
I believe this board you have is an ECS one right? If so I think you can't change the bios chip in it, but of course I can't get the ECS web site to open up. Just my personal opinion though stay away from ECS I have had nothing but problems with their boards in the past. My first 370 board was a ECS. I had a similair problem with the bios and I had to buy a new board.
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post #12 of 17
Clearing the CMOS should always be a first step. Sometimes if it got messed up really bad, you have to clear the CMOS overnight.

Yes you can buy BIOS chips, I think they run in the neighborhood of $20 for a new one.

If yours is removable, you could always find a knowledgable person to do a hot swap and then reflash it for you.
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ECS= Poo, get yourself a quality motherboard.
post #14 of 17
Hot flashing is the best way to go if you've got an old PC which it doesn't matter if you fry it - what will happen is you boot up to a BIOS flashing program with the working PC, then take the BIOS out and put your one in, flash your BIOS, take it out and put it back into your PC...
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post #15 of 17
yes there are many ways to fix a bad flash if you have a PLCC style bios chip you can hot swap it out on another system and reflash the chip in DOS. you can also order them from BIOSMAN or a couple of other sites. but please clear cmos first if it beeps at all then the chip still has some info written on it and might come back for round 2
    
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post #16 of 17
I took mine out of my board for 48 hours and it worked again. Before that, it wouldn't beep, POST or anything at all. So you never really know until you try what the condition of a chip is.
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post #17 of 17
Beeps
1 long 2 short = Vid Card
1 continous = RAM

Perhaps the CMOS/BIOS chip isn't bad.
    
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