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Got my video card for the system earlier than expected, installing right now.
I think I will try some pre 1-13-09 BIOS tonight and see if I can get the 2nd core. So far through all my searching, there has not been a single instance of someone unlocking a 140 with this board.
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post #62 of 117
it says TA790GX 128M ver 5.3

i dont know whta POST means, sorry...

i have tried to flash a few weeks ago but it said it wasnt the right BIOS for the board..

post #63 of 117
Looks identical to mine with the exception of the 128M part, mine says AM2+ instead.
If you remove the NB heatsink (gold part right above where it has the label, yours will have 128mb memory chip underneath, whereas mine will not)
aside from that, I think the BIOS's are the same, etc.

POST stands for power on self test, takes place first thing when you turn on the PC
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post #64 of 117
went off and checked. just get the tseries splash at the beginning and after that the hardware monitor that blinks for half a second.

but info from the bios says

AMIBIOS
Version :08.00.14
Build Date 05/22/09
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went off and checked. just get the tseries splash at the beginning and after that the hardware monitor that blinks for half a second.

but info from the bios says

AMIBIOS
Version :08.00.14
Build Date 05/22/09
Carvelo89, that is quite strange. Try going into your bios and disable the "boot with logo" (something similar to that). Restart after making the changes and when POST's again with the full screen hit the "Pause/Break" button. See if you can see anything that lists the model number.

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alright so i did that and it said

Biostar TA790GXE 128m (79DFA522)

is that what youre looking for? it always says my cpu is unknown
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alright so i did that and it said

Biostar TA790GXE 128m (79DFA522)

is that what youre looking for? it always says my cpu is unknown
Carvelo89, if the cpu is showing up as "unknown" then perhaps a bios flash is required. Here is that link that takes you to the bios page for the TA790GX 128M: http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/t-s...s.php?S_ID=377. That is really strange that it's showing up as a GXE at POST. Was this motherboard brand new from the manufacturer or was it bought used?

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post #68 of 117
i bought it used from new egg. but i mean its labeled a GX and was expecting one
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i bought it used from new egg. but i mean its labeled a GX and was expecting one
Carvelo89, ahh that may explain it then. Perhaps the previous user flashed to the wrong bios
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post #70 of 117
jeez it wont even let me flash to GX though, it always says wrong BIOS ID. whack!

its fine i guess, i think this sempron is plenty fast for now. with my 4670 i get playable fps on even crysis warhead on mid-high settings. ill probably get a new motherboard in the coming months with the usb3 and pci e 3

thanks for help man

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