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Hey Guys,

Just received a bunch of parts the other day, including an ASUS P5B-VM DO and 4 Gigs of RAM. Only 3.5 GB of the RAM was being recognized in the BIOS, so I looked at ASUS's website and under the new 0613 version it includes "6. Improve memory compatibility while 4GB memory plugged". So, I attempted to update via the utility provided on the CD that came with my motherboard.

Yeah, it failed.

I tried to reboot, but now I'm not presented with any video. It's not my monitor, I've tried a few, it's clearly the motherboard. I tried clearing the CMOS, but no dice. Anything else I can do?

Can I RMA it?
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Nothing you can do, the BIOS file is corrupted, your only way out is if you have some kind of rescue disk from the manufacturer, or check the net if there is any, but your BIOS is corrupted, RMA the board or change the BIOS chip, or as I said, look if there is any rescue disk. That's why, never use a software to update the BIOS but use floppy or USB key whatever instead.
    
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Thanks for the reply.

No rescue disk, and the BIOS update was too large for a floppy.

Long weekend too, gotta wait until Tuesday to replace it.
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post #4 of 8
Check your motherboard's BIOS chip, is it soldered on the motherboard or is it inserted in some kind of socket? If it's in a socket, you can buy a new chip on the internet (really cheap), so you won't have to wait I don't know how many weeks for your new motherboard to ship.
    
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post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by TheKittenEater View Post
Hey Guys,

Just received a bunch of parts the other day, including an ASUS P5B-VM DO and 4 Gigs of RAM. Only 3.5 GB of the RAM was being recognized in the BIOS, so I looked at ASUS's website and under the new 0613 version it includes "6. Improve memory compatibility while 4GB memory plugged". So, I attempted to update via the utility provided on the CD that came with my motherboard.

Yeah, it failed.

I tried to reboot, but now I'm not presented with any video. It's not my monitor, I've tried a few, it's clearly the motherboard. I tried clearing the CMOS, but no dice. Anything else I can do?

Can I RMA it?
what was recognizing 3.5gigs? the bios or windows? if it was windows then your running 32bit, 3.5gigs is all 32bit windows sees

id imagine you can rma it
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Yeah, the chip's soldered on.

And yes, it was the BIOS that was recognizing 3.5GB. I'm aware that a 64-bit operating system is needed.
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post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by TheKittenEater View Post
Thanks for the reply.

No rescue disk, and the BIOS update was too large for a floppy.

Long weekend too, gotta wait until Tuesday to replace it.
You can use more then one floppy. Put the flash utility on the floppy that is formatted as a boot floppy (or whatever its called) and put your bios file on a second floppy. You just put the bios floppy in when your at the point of installing the file.
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post #8 of 8
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If only I had knew, heh.

Thanks for the tip, I'll remember it for next time
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