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It is indeed the 2205 BIOS that will support the 940.

How did you get it working again? We would all like to learn from your experience
Here is the step by step cure/solution offered up by ASUS

Step #1 remove video card and ram and try to post. If/when It gives 1 long followed by 2 short beeps. Then you are in luck. Your bios is not completely scrambled and your board has detected the cpu.

Step #2 add 1 stick of ram. power on if it gives 1 long & 3 short beeps then it has detected the ram.

Step #3 add video card. if it gives one beep you are posting. This is the 3rd and final step that will be the final straw! It's do or die time at this point.

My bios was having the checksum error so I reflashed it a couple of times and got the system back up and running w/the x2 5400+ BE CPU. I am able to use ddr1066 ram but so far it is only detected and able to make bios changes up to DDR800. So I will whip out the other mobo and see if it is a dying mobo issue that is preventing the Ph II from posting. I could be having a mobo version issue as well. We all know that as time goes on the manufacture will always come up w/a way to save money by using cheaper componant parts and if that is not the case some times there is a bad batch of parts that will cause problems like this. Then again this is only my therory and I don't have any real proof

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How do I save the bios that is in the bios already. I want to save the bios on the mobo. If it is the 2101 that is no longer available I want to be able to have access to that bios.
You can use the Bios update utility to save a bios also
I don't know why everyone is so afraid of it. I updated my bios twice within a few days with it.
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You can use the Bios update utility to save a bios also
I don't know why everyone is so afraid of it. I updated my bios twice within a few days with it.
Well as a matter of fact I did load the Asus bios Tool into windows and used it to save my bios before I rebooted into the bios to use the ez bios flash tool. I also reflashed the bios back to 2101 from the same windows tool but I think I was having a problem becuase the file was not saved as a .bin file so I can not load it from w/in the bios ez bios which is my prefered way to do it. I just don't feel comfortable doing it from with in windows. After all I'm on a 64 bit os.
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Well as a matter of fact I did load the Asus bios Tool into windows and used it to save my bios before I rebooted into the bios to use the ez bios flash tool. I also reflashed the bios back to 2101 from the same windows tool but I think I was having a problem becuase the file was not saved as a .bin file so I can not load it from w/in the bios ez bios which is my prefered way to do it. I just don't feel comfortable doing it from with in windows. After all I'm on a 64 bit os.
rename it and put a .bin extension on it then. No matter the extension, it still contains the same data. I havent ever had ez flash be able to read or list any of my hard drives though, i think it only reads fat32 or below. I have to burn the bios to a cd cuz thats the only drive ez flash sees of mine, never tried a usb stick though.
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Well as a matter of fact I did load the Asus bios Tool into windows and used it to save my bios before I rebooted into the bios to use the ez bios flash tool. I also reflashed the bios back to 2101 from the same windows tool but I think I was having a problem becuase the file was not saved as a .bin file so I can not load it from w/in the bios ez bios which is my prefered way to do it. I just don't feel comfortable doing it from with in windows. After all I'm on a 64 bit os.
I can understand that... Pretty much why I went back to a 32bit OS after I tried Vista64... too many programs didn't play nice with the os.
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rename it and put a .bin extension on it then. No matter the extension, it still contains the same data. I havent ever had ez flash be able to read or list any of my hard drives though, i think it only reads fat32 or below. I have to burn the bios to a cd cuz thats the only drive ez flash sees of mine, never tried a usb stick though.
Oh so rename it w/the .bin at the end of the file name even though it is only save as a file and then put it on my usb thumb drive along w/all the other bios files stored there.

Trust me I'm gonna be an expert at this bios flash by the time it's all said and done.

Thank you,

N2G
Edited by N2Gaming - 3/16/09 at 9:09pm
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Oh so raname it w/the .bin at the end of the file name even though it is only save as a file and then put it on my usb thumb drive along w/all the other bios files stored there.

Trust me I'm gonna be an expert at this bios flash by the time it's all said and done.

Thank you,

N2G
You got it.
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Step #1 remove video card and ram and try to post. If/when It gives 1 long followed by 2 short beeps. Then you are in luck. Your bios is not completely scrambled and your board has detected the cpu.
N2Gaming, great job on resolving your issue. The above troubleshooting procedure is one of my favorite to follow. Beep codes are surprisingly your best friend during hard times

So just to clarify, are you trying to run a PhII in your Asus board now? I haven't been keeping up with your thread so I do apologize.

Good luck bud
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N2Gaming, great job on resolving your issue. The above troubleshooting procedure is one of my favorite to follow. Beep codes are surprisingly your best friend during hard times

So just to clarify, are you trying to run a PhII in your Asus board now? I haven't been keeping up with your thread so I do apologize.

Good luck bud
I like beep codes to but this mobo does not come w/a speake nor does the Antec 900 case. So I got creative and had to add one. I'm so special

Yup I am trying to get a Ph II 940 working in this non Ph II supported mobo to no avail. I trust tried it in one of my other M2N32 mobo's and have the same problem. So My guess is that I have some proceedure out of whack and once I fugure it out " gimme a hand guys and no I don't me clap at me " So I too can join the few, the proud, the 3.5Ghz quad core group.

Thank you,

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Edited by N2Gaming - 3/16/09 at 9:50pm
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I like beep codes to but this mobo does not come w/a speake nor does the Antec 900 case. So I got creative and had to add one. I'm so special

Yup I am trying to get a Ph II 940 working in this non Ph II supported mobo to no avail. I trust tried it in one of my other M2N32 mobo's and have the same problem. So My guess is that I have some proceedure out of whack and once I fugure it out " gimme a hand guys and no I don't me clap at me " So that can join the few, the proud, the 3.5Ghz quad core group.

Thank you,

N2G
Man, i wish i had one... or atleast the 720. I'd be ontop of it like flies on poop, chances are im going to have the same problems you are seeing as i had the same luck with the 2202 bios as you did. You'd be getting some answers from me for sure, i wont let my own computer beat me at any game. LOL
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