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Hello everyone,

So i updated bios from the xfx support site and i did it through the Ntune software. the update when smoothly untill i restarted my system. Now when the system is turned on it will show the xfx logo at start up and will not go into bios after. the board should a code of

4E (name:Init APIC Description: Initialize APIC and set MTRR).

Then i restarted it again and this time it when into the bios screen and read Warning on safe mode reset CPU and Memory in CMOS. The code this time was

52 (name: Memory test Description: Test all memory of memory above 1mb using Virtual 8086 mode, page mode and clear memory).

so i went into bios and left all my OC setting and then ran into windows. it was working for about 5 mins and the PC just shutdown. so i turned it back on and i got another code

7F (NameOST error check Description: Check post error and display them and ask for user intervention)


So i turned it one more time jump into BIOS and set everything to default and it went to windows no problem and did not shut-down on me...


so my concern is if i OC my PC again will it continue to show me error code... or what do i need to set for this to stop happening?

thank you for your support!
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Pull the CMOS battery out for 5mins, always advisable after a Bios flash.
 
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post #3 of 11
NEVER EVER update BIOS through Windows Software. It may KILL the board. You was lucky this time, but next time, try to use a USB Flash disk or a CD/DVD. Just don´t use software update.
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It is extremely important to reset bios to default settings before flashing. If you flashed the bios with your OC'ed settings, that is a problem. I would find a way to flash through DOS. Here are instructions to make a bootable USB drive. Then just copy the flash utility and the bios to it and boot from USB drive.

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Select the correct USB device from the drop-down menu, set file system to FAT32 and check Create a DOS startup disk.

4. Then browse for the extracted boot files (now in the folder of your choice) and press start to begin formating it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sanders54 View Post
NEVER EVER update BIOS through Windows Software. It may KILL the board. You was lucky this time, but next time, try to use a USB Flash disk or a CD/DVD. Just don´t use software update.
XFX has specifically released bios updates that use windows. There is a P05 bios for my 780i board that can only be used this way. The P04 is available as an ISO. I did it once through windows and it worked fine, though I RMA'd my mobo because it was junk, so this new one I haven't done that way yet.

Anybody ever had a problem with 780i mobo's not detecting the onboard audio? This is the second one in a row that lost the audio. When I install XP SP3 though, it works fine...
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Doesn't matter if they have specified its windows friendly or not.

I have personally killed a 680i board with a windows bios update and if you check my Asus P5N32-E sticky, there are a number of horror stories.


The bottom line is, Nvidia chipset boards do not like bios flashing through windows.

Use the CD-ROM ISO version.


dan1228, why don't you try P05?
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Doesn't matter if they have specified its windows friendly or not.

I have personally killed a 680i board with a windows bios update and if you check my Asus P5N32-E sticky, there are a number of horror stories.


The bottom line is, Nvidia chipset boards do not like bios flashing through windows.

Use the CD-ROM ISO version.


dan1228, why don't you try P05?
i want to update it to PO5 but i cannot find it for the xfx version for the motherboard.
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robilar , would the EVGA PO5 work for my xfx board or will it screw it all up?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ericeod View Post
It is extremely important to reset bios to default settings before flashing. If you flashed the bios with your OC'ed settings, that is a problem. I would find a way to flash through DOS. Here are instructions to make a bootable USB drive. Then just copy the flash utility and the bios to it and boot from USB drive.

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2. Then download the boot files and extract them to a folder of your choice

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4. Then browse for the extracted boot files (now in the folder of your choice) and press start to begin formating it.
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robilar , would the EVGA PO5 work for my xfx board or will it screw it all up?
I wouldn't use it, it states EVGA boards only. I wish I could tell you where to get the P05 ISO file, but the only one offered has to be used with the Nvidia program.
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