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    Szalonykronikarz is offline Junior Member
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    Default GA-73PVM-S2H - BIOS freezes after update.

    Hi!

    I'm from Poland so my English can be a little hard to understand.
    Please, do not leave untill You read everything :)
    Thank You.

    GIGABYTE GA-73PVM-S2H
    Intel Pentium (S775) & Intel Celeron (S775)
    2GB RAM DDRII 800 GoodRam
    HDD Samsung Barracuda 500GB SataII
    CD-DVD Recorder Samsung SATA.
    PSU Fortron 350WATT.

    What is my problem ?
    I have Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H motherboard.
    Till yesterday everytime i turned on computer "CMOS Checksum Error" message showed up.
    I decided to update BIOS. Using Q-Flash, ofcourse.

    After update computer rebooted properly.
    I set default settings.
    Windows started okay.
    After second reboot, i had to make after video card driver update (HIS Radeon HD5670), BIOS freezes.

    BIOS freezes after it shows name of CPU and BIOS version.
    Nothing more happens.

    I tried to change RAM, PSU, Processor, Video Card.
    Nothing happens.
    Still freezes.
    Clearing BIOS with IDE jumper doesn't help.
    Removing battery also.

    Is there any other option to get this motherboard work fine ?
    I have a lot of MS OEM Software activated with this motherboard so i'd like to have it back..

    SCREENS:

    http://c.wrzuta.pl/wi5488/968c441300...731fa/dsc00043

    http://c.wrzuta.pl/wi6917/d073de7f00...7316b/dsc00042

    Thank You in advance for every idea.
    Last edited by Szalonykronikarz; 04-12-2013 at 11:16 AM. Reason: Screens added..

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    Default Re: GA-73PVM-S2H - BIOS freezes after update.

    My initial guess would had been that the cmos battery was dead before updating the Bios... but now that you are where you are, if you have another power supply or can borrow one I'd try that as... Flaking power supply can cause what you are seeing.

    as for the MS software, as long as you have the installation CD/DVD's and the activation codes, the software is yours and you will be able to activate on any new system you get if need be.

    Vin
    Main Rig
    OS = Win7 64 Bit
    CPU = i7-980X @ 3.8Ghz 166x23 cooled ba a Corsair H100
    Mem = 6GB 2000Mhz Kingston HyperX running at 2044Mhz @ 9-10-9-27-1T
    MB = Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 v1.0 with F6 Bios - Dead Board
    MB = EVGA X58 Classified3
    GPU = 2x EVGA 580GTX 1.5GB in SLI
    HD = 3x Intel 40GB X25-V in Raid 0 (580MB Read/140MB Write)
    Storage = 500 GB WD
    PSU = Corwair TX950W
    Case = Cooler Master HAF-X 945

    HTPC / Home Server
    OS = Win7 64Bit running XBMC HTPC Front end with Windows Server 2011 Virtual Machine with 8GB ram assigned for homer server with exchange
    CPU = AMD 1090T
    Mem = 16GB 1600Mhz Kingston RED Limited Edition running at 1600Mhz
    MB = Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
    GPU- EVGA GT210
    HD = too many to count, but about 5TB of storage all together including backup
    PSU = Corsair TX750
    Case = Too embarrassed to mention.

    Benching MB's... Asus P5Q and Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7... too many CPU's and RAM sticks to list. :)

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    Szalonykronikarz is offline Junior Member
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    Default Re: GA-73PVM-S2H - BIOS freezes after update.

    Thank You for Your reply.

    Before updating BIOS i changed CMOS battery. I'm not that noob. Error message was still showing up.

    I have another PSU - Fortron. I use it with my another computer (Foxconn MOBO, AMD Athlon 64x2) and it works fine.
    But with Gigabyte MOBO nothing changes.
    Do You think this PSU is not enough for thi mobo and CPU ?

    I read a few threads about dual bios motherboards but not sure if motherboard i have has dual-bios.
    Gigabyte website says it has but when i look at it i don't see anything like second bios.
    Every motherboard with dual-bios has second bios chip near first one.
    Motherboard i have seems to have only one.


    As well i know Microsoft OEM products are legal only with hardware used during activation.
    I hope i'm wrong but i think i'm not. Once activated can't be used with other hardware. Specially with other mobo.

    EDIT:

    PROBLEM SOLVED.

    Don't have time to try find solution.
    Time to buy a new computer.

    Thank You All For Your Help :)

    You can close this thread now.
    Last edited by Szalonykronikarz; 04-13-2013 at 08:46 PM.

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    Thumbs down Re: GA-73PVM-S2H - BIOS freezes after update.

    I have the same symptom, but no checksum error message, and BIOS F8 used for months.
    If I press Del on boot, BIOS freezes after showing Prepare to enter setup.
    In fact the MB is dead and all is fine after installing a new MB (not a Gigabyte of course)

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    Default Re: GA-73PVM-S2H - BIOS freezes after update.

    Quote Originally Posted by Szalonykronikarz View Post
    Thank You for Your reply.

    Before updating BIOS i changed CMOS battery. I'm not that noob. Error message was still showing up.

    I have another PSU - Fortron. I use it with my another computer (Foxconn MOBO, AMD Athlon 64x2) and it works fine.
    But with Gigabyte MOBO nothing changes.
    Do You think this PSU is not enough for thi mobo and CPU ?

    I read a few threads about dual bios motherboards but not sure if motherboard i have has dual-bios.
    Gigabyte website says it has but when i look at it i don't see anything like second bios.
    Every motherboard with dual-bios has second bios chip near first one.
    Motherboard i have seems to have only one.


    As well i know Microsoft OEM products are legal only with hardware used during activation.
    I hope i'm wrong but i think i'm not. Once activated can't be used with other hardware. Specially with other mobo.

    EDIT:

    PROBLEM SOLVED.

    Don't have time to try find solution.
    Time to buy a new computer.

    Thank You All For Your Help :)

    You can close this thread now.
    Wow, I can't believe I didn't see this when you replied, I have to apologize for that. I can't comment on the power supply as you didn't list out the entire parts list including the wattage of the power supply.

    as for the windows activation, if you bought an OEM box like a Dell, HP... as per the EULA that license is only for that box.... but if you toss the box and that license is no longer used it would work to activate a new box.

    also if you bought the license yourself, then again that install would work fine and activate fine as long as you are not duplicating the installation (using the same license on 2 systems) if you bought the windows disk then that one license is yours to use on 1 system.

    here is a little food for thought;

    - Windows XP, each license key will activate a total of 5 times online before you have to phone in to MS to manually activate it.
    - Windows Vista/7, each license key will activate a total of 10 times online before you have to phone in to MS to manually activate it.
    - Office XP/2003, each license key will activate a total of 2 times online before you have to phone in to MS to manually activate it.
    - Office 2007/2010, each license key will activate a total of 10 times online before you have to phone in to MS to manually activate it.

    I had a Microsoft Action Pack Subscription and this is how it worked.

    Something I just ran in to, My Windows XP license that I had, was used for 50 activations (I bench and write software so I ate through them after 7 years) will no longer activate, I have to call in every time now. :(



    Quote Originally Posted by tlam View Post
    I have the same symptom, but no checksum error message, and BIOS F8 used for months.
    If I press Del on boot, BIOS freezes after showing Prepare to enter setup.
    In fact the MB is dead and all is fine after installing a new MB (not a Gigabyte of course)
    That will fix it...

    Vin
    Main Rig
    OS = Win7 64 Bit
    CPU = i7-980X @ 3.8Ghz 166x23 cooled ba a Corsair H100
    Mem = 6GB 2000Mhz Kingston HyperX running at 2044Mhz @ 9-10-9-27-1T
    MB = Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 v1.0 with F6 Bios - Dead Board
    MB = EVGA X58 Classified3
    GPU = 2x EVGA 580GTX 1.5GB in SLI
    HD = 3x Intel 40GB X25-V in Raid 0 (580MB Read/140MB Write)
    Storage = 500 GB WD
    PSU = Corwair TX950W
    Case = Cooler Master HAF-X 945

    HTPC / Home Server
    OS = Win7 64Bit running XBMC HTPC Front end with Windows Server 2011 Virtual Machine with 8GB ram assigned for homer server with exchange
    CPU = AMD 1090T
    Mem = 16GB 1600Mhz Kingston RED Limited Edition running at 1600Mhz
    MB = Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
    GPU- EVGA GT210
    HD = too many to count, but about 5TB of storage all together including backup
    PSU = Corsair TX750
    Case = Too embarrassed to mention.

    Benching MB's... Asus P5Q and Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7... too many CPU's and RAM sticks to list. :)

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