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i don't think its a virus but perhaps the bios chip is acting up. where did you get the bios chip from?
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From Ebay. The seller sells flashed bios chips for a variety of motherboards.
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Ok, I just checked my records and the chip I bought on Feb 18, 2015 does have a 1 year warranty from the Ebay seller. I have contacted him regarding my issue and am awaiting a response.

Interestingly enough, I am following kckyle's suggestion about the bios being flaky: If I reset the cmos by way of pushing the handy cmos rest button on the mobo, the system will boot up and display the bios screen. Of course I get the "Hey, your cmaos was reset!! Hit F1 to load default, F2 to BLAH, BLAH, BLAH,,,,, screen. Doing this gets the computer back into the bios and I can reset change stuff back to where I am at, but as soon as I try another reset, I am right back to the same nonsense.

Hopefully another bios chip resolves my problem. I really DON'T want to go hunting for another motherboard since the prices of these things has sure gotten nuts/crazy high on Ebay,,,,,,

And since my Windows 7 is OEM, another mobo is gonna trigger flags from M$ and invalidate my OS which is going to add more money to cost,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Fingers crossed big time!!!!!!!!!!
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And to note: Once the computer is up and running, everything is running fine. Temps are ok, voltages are stable and I have left my system on for the last 2 days now without any issues.
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yeah that def sounds like the bios going flaky then, make sure the connection with the bios chip is good.
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Well the chip is fully seated so I will consider it making good contact.

And I heard back from the seller. Under his warranty I can take out the chip, mail it to him and he will inspect/reflash/etc. and send it back to me.

Fair enough I guess.

The thing is, I don't know where my original bios is. I put in such a safe place it is now safe from me finding it!! redface.gif

And when I considere postage and down time, maybe I should just pony up the extra few dollars and just buy another one.

I mean heck, the computer does work.

I just can't get into the bios right now,,,,,,, tongue.gif
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Could be improperly seated, bad flash, or a few other issues. Why did you swap it out?

did you check the power switch connector, make sure it is hooked up properly still?


Try running one stick of memory, if it continues try another stick by itself, mix up which ports, etc. Just for kicks
What you describe sounds like issues I've had in the past, unstable settings (even some stock settings can be bad depending on the parts you run)

Pulling the battery doesn't matter. Wouldn't screw anything up.

edited my post after seeing the latest posts,


Could always try to flash it yourself
https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P6X58DE/HelpDesk_Download/
Edited by rhkcommander959 - 2/10/16 at 4:17pm
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Could be improperly seated, bad flash, or a few other issues. Why did you swap it out?

I did the swap because I wanted to upgrade to the newest bios and I wanted a backup in case I borked (or a power surge, my cat, etc. happened) the process. As it turned out, the chip came with the latest bios on it and I got lazy and just swapped out the chip. The ironic thing in this is now I can't find what "safe" place I put the original chip. redface.gif
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did you check the power switch connector, make sure it is hooked up properly still?

Try running one stick of memory, if it continues try another stick by itself, mix up which ports, etc. Just for kicks
What you describe sounds like issues I've had in the past, unstable settings (even some stock settings can be bad depending on the parts you run)

Could always try to flash it yourself
https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P6X58DE/HelpDesk_Download/

I did try swapping in different ram (2 8GB sticks) in dual channel. Same deal.

This weekend I will go over the power connectors, re-seat the cards (one at a tine) and do a thorough visual overall.

Reflashing: I would feel better if I had a spare chip laying around for that.

As it stands right now I have a functional board, I just can't get into the bios,,,,,,,, rolleyes.gif
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The oddest thing in all this is that I can get into the bios IF I do a reset via the cmos reset button on the mobo. I can go in, set my CPU and ram speed, etc. etc. But that is the only way I can get into the bios. Once I do a restart (hard or soft) or shut off the computer, it's back to the no screen until the Windows loader pops up.

And no matter how many times I try, disabling the USB2 ports never sticks. Once the computer boots into Windows, the usb2 ports are still listed in the device manager and are recognised when I plug a device into them.

I tried this several times with the same result.

Where did I put that original bios chip? mad.gif
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Do any other settings stick?

Does it take your monitor a while to turn on, or is it on with a black screen until the windows logo?
Just curious.
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