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    Default Re: Can't access BIOS Settings?

    Quote Originally Posted by parsec View Post
    A bit difficult identifying which board is the R1.0 and R2.0, first the R1.0:

    ASRock > ConRoe1333-D667 R1.0
    hehehe, someone other than me is posting while tired I see. "ConRoe1333-D667 R1.0"??? Yet not content there you even go on to state the differences your dreary eyes are feeding the sleepy gray matter.
    :notnearenoughfunnyemoticonstoexpressmyROTFLMAOfee lingrightnow: :thumb:

    Here ya are. Give a go at the below two.

    ASRock > ConRoe1333-DVI/H

    ASRock > ConRoe1333-DVI/H R2.0

    Just sayin' .
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    Default Re: Can't access BIOS Settings?

    Quote Originally Posted by - wardog - View Post
    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.
    Sorry for not sounding convincing, but yet it is 100% a rev2.0 board!

    Also, I have tried the DEL and Delete buttons too, and still nothing happens. The manual for this motherboard states that F2 is required to be pressed to access BIOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by parsec View Post
    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?
    Thanks for the reply! I have never required to access BIOS before, so I am not sure whether I could before I updated it. I am using a Microsoft Digital Media Keyboard 1.0A, according the underside of it :)

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    Default Re: Can't access BIOS Settings?

    Ross, In posting what follows I'm not questioning your knowledge or integrity. Simply asking, innocent like.

    Are you doing this F2 while the "F Lock" key on that KB is enabled/being pressed along with F2?

    Also, is it connected via USB or PS/2? If USB try connecting it via PS/2 and retry.

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    Default Re: Can't access BIOS Settings?

    Quote Originally Posted by - wardog - View Post
    Ross, In posting what follows I'm not questioning your knowledge or integrity. Simply asking, innocent like.

    Are you doing this F2 while the "F Lock" key on that KB is enabled/being pressed along with F2?

    Also, is it connected via USB or PS/2? If USB try connecting it via PS/2 and retry.
    Don't worry I am extremely new to all of this, so feel free to make the questions as simple as possible, but no the F Lock is not on.

    Also it's via PS/2. The F2 button works whilst the computer boots up, indicating that it is not a problem with the keyboard, or the button itself.

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    Default Re: Can't access BIOS Settings?

    Quote Originally Posted by BV_Ross View Post
    Don't worry I am extremely new to all of this, so feel free to make the questions as simple as possible, ...
    Thank you. Some go ballistic, yet there are things that I from here aren't aware of or can't see.

    Good. PS/2. Ol' reliable.


    RE: F2 and F Lock

    From what I'm reading concerning this KB, the F Lock key must also be pressed in combination at the same time as F2. Can you please test this during the beginnings of POST/reboot and see if the BIOS somehow magically appears

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