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    Default Can't access BIOS Settings?

    Hey all, I just recently updated my BIOS settings to 1.30 (It being the latest version according the website that my E6750 processor could support) and when I go to press F2 on the boot up, nothing happens and the computer boots up as normal.

    I've tried pressing it once, holding it in, pressing it repeatedly and none of them have been successful.

    Thanks in advance, Ross.

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    Default Re: Can't access BIOS Settings?

    I get to ask the Million Dollar Question again.

    And the motherboard isssss ............?

    And OS? Fastboot? USB KB?
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    Default Re: Can't access BIOS Settings?

    Ah apologies, I thought when I entered all of my info in when I registered it would appear in my sig!Here's everything you need to know, (along with a 650W PSU)My motherboard is a Conroe 1333 DVI/H EDIT: Why can I only upload one image per post? :/
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    Ross,

    Not that it matters at this point until you get the F2 to enter the BIOS but BIOS v1.30 is the minimum req'd that supports your E6750. Meaning next time you can get back into the BIOS to flash, you'd be best to flash to the latest offered. That being 2.10.

    Something weird is going on concerning the ASRock site for this board. Both the Conroe 1333 DVI/H rev1.0 and Conroe 1333 DVI/H rev2.0 boards are showing the BIOS downloads as all R2.0 BIOSes.

    Please use THIS link and submit a Ticket to Tech Support and inquire if in fact the BIOSes for rev1.0 boards are applicable to the rev2.0 boards.

    But before you do you'll want to look alongside the yellow ram slot closest to the CPU and under where it's silkscreened "Conroe 1333 DVI/H" and determine just what rev your board is. And include this rev in your Ticket you open with them.

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    Default Re: Can't access BIOS Settings?

    Did you try the Delete key?

    No Fastboot on this board. Newer BIOS versions look like they may be essential for proper operation. But as wardog said, check if there is a difference between versions of this board and the BIOS files.

    Can't see anything about your hardware, what keyboard are you using, USB, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by parsec View Post
    Did you try the Delete key?
    Oh aren't you just Captain Obvious tonight.

    I read through that post of theirs so fast THAT tidbit escaped my attention. Duh. I picked up F2 and ran towards my own goal post didn't I?
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    Quote Originally Posted by - wardog - View Post
    Oh aren't you just Captain Obvious tonight.

    I read through that post of theirs so fast THAT tidbit escaped my attention. Duh. I picked up F2 and ran towards my own goal post didn't I?
    Just sayin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by - wardog - View Post
    Ross,

    Not that it matters at this point until you get the F2 to enter the BIOS but BIOS v1.30 is the minimum req'd that supports your E6750. Meaning next time you can get back into the BIOS to flash, you'd be best to flash to the latest offered. That being 2.10.

    Something weird is going on concerning the ASRock site for this board. Both the Conroe 1333 DVI/H rev1.0 and Conroe 1333 DVI/H rev2.0 boards are showing the BIOS downloads as all R2.0 BIOSes.

    Please use THIS link and submit a Ticket to Tech Support and inquire if in fact the BIOSes for rev1.0 boards are applicable to the rev2.0 boards.

    But before you do you'll want to look alongside the yellow ram slot closest to the CPU and under where it's silkscreened "Conroe 1333 DVI/H" and determine just what rev your board is. And include this rev in your Ticket you open with them.
    Thank you so much for that extremely insightful answer!

    I checked my motherboard and it seems to be a rev 2.0 board. Does that mean its capable for the latest 2.10 version?

    I'll send my ticket to them now, but if I update my BIOS to 2.10 (or 2 - depending on your/their guidance) should that enable me to get into my BIOS Settings?

    Thanks again, Ross.

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    Default Re: Can't access BIOS Settings?

    Ross, first try pressing the Delete key while booting to see if you can get into the BIOS.

    The F2 key at/during boot on an ASROCK motherboard serves no purpose that I know of. It's the DEL or Delete key that you want to be using. When I posted that, re F2 key, I had a different manufacturer in mind. That, and I apologize for misleading you.

    Use the Delete key to enter the BIOS, NOT the F2 key.

    It "seems' to be a rev2.0 board? You don't sound convincing there.
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    Default Re: Can't access BIOS Settings?

    A bit difficult identifying which board is the R1.0 and R2.0, first the R1.0:

    ASRock > ConRoe1333-D667 R1.0

    Next, the R2.0 version:

    ASRock > ConRoe1333-DVI/H R2.0

    The main difference physically between these boards is the R2.0 version has four DIMM slots, while the R1.0 version has two DIMM slots.

    So it should be easy for BV_Ross to identify which board he has. The network chips on each of these boards is different, the R1.0 version has the Realtek PCIE x1 LAN 8101E 10/100 Ethernet chip, the R2.0 Realtek RTL8111B 10/100/1000 Mb/s.

    You might also notice that the BIOS versions for each board are now different, as of 4/09/2014.

    BIOS updates for these boards list two different CPU microcode updates, the R1.0 version, Add microcode 6FD/A1, the R2.0 version, Add CPU microcode M016FDA1.

    IMO, given these differences in hardware, you cannot use the BIOS from one board in another. I would be surprised if the BIOS update tool did not reject a BIOS file for the other version board, it should if coded correctly.

    If you have the R2.0 version, then you can use the version 2.10 BIOS. But there is nothing special about it that will allow you to enter the BIOS UI that other version don't have. Something else is wrong, such as the function keys on your keyboard are not active when you can enter the BIOS. Try the Del key.

    Questions, were you able to get into the BIOS with the previous BIOS version? What type of keyboard are you using?

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