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    Default No boot after bios update

    First off I'm sorry for the read!

    I was having cpu voltage issues with my 2week old ep35-ds3l board and Ive read that the beta bios ver f5c fixes that so i used the @bios in the etc program that came with my board to install it. after the install it wouldn't boot it would run for 2 seconds then shut down then do it again so i flipped the power switch on the back of power supply and turn the power off, i waited for a few seconds then turned it back on well it work but it took a hole 3 min just to get the the windows xp loading screen, at that point i was like this is stupid, i went ahead and checked the voltage in realtemp it read 1.0625 like it always has before on my E7200, i restarted it and run the voltage up to 1.2 just to see if could change it saved exited waited 3 min for the windows load screen to pop up, once i got into windows loaded realtemp again and still stuck at 1.0625 %&^%#$!!. I then said id rather have it load faster than beable to overclock so i used the same ect @bios program and selected internet update and it popped up with 1 choice of bios update something like F13L so i clicked it since it was my only choice! well big mistake! installed it fine restarted and does the same thing it did with F5c but now no matter what i do i cant get it to boot. I'm pretty sure that was the wrong bios it told me to install!

    sorry for the rant, is there any thing i can do or am i going to have to return it?
    Last edited by stampy; 06-17-2008 at 09:24 AM.

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    Default Re: No boot after bios update

    Can you get into the BIOS at all? @BIOS is not a good thing to use as you now know.

    Can you get into Qflash? It is started by hitting the END key at the same time you would normally hit the Delete key to enter the BIOS. If you can get in there I would suggest you download the latest NON beta BIOS for your board from here and put it on a floppy or a freshly formatted Fat32 USB stick (Leave or put this in then reboot and go into Qflash) Your USB stick will or may look like a hard drive in qflash, just look thru each choice presented to you until you find the BIOS file.
    GIGABYTE - Support - Motherboard - BIOS - GA-EP35-DS3L

    Yes F13l would definitely NOT be for your board now that I see your BIOS lists


    You only need to put the file that is the actual BIOS file onto the floppy/USB stick, it is the file named as follows >> Ga_Ep35_XX.F10 <<< Example file will be in that similar format

    If you cannot get into Qflash you can try to clear the CMOS bu unplugging your PSU from the wall and then put a hard drive/optical jumper on the Clear CMOS pins. and let it sit for 10 minutes or so, then see if it will start or see if you can get to Qflash again

    Dont use @BIOS ever anymore as you know

    If all fails and you DO have a floppy you can try to blind flash a new BIOS in, but you MUST have or get a floppy >>>
    Award 6.0 BIOS - BootBlock Recovery

    If you do somehow get a new BIOS flashed in, or you may be able to now if F13 failed and you reverted back to F5c, go into the BIOS and load optimized defaults, then save and apply and reboot. THEN make any changes you normally would. Always do this after ANY flash

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    Default Re: No boot after bios update

    ya i will never use @bios again. I tried all of you suggestion an i still get nothing. it will only run for latterly 1 second from the time i hit the start button to the time it shuts down and then repeats. it doesn't respond to any thing,to shut the stupid cycle of restarts down i have to flip the power switch in the back cause the power button on the front doesn't work :(. nothing appears on the screen, my screens light is green when it gets a signal but yellow when there is nothing, well it stays yellow the hole time. I'm just so pis#$^, this is my first build i don't have alot of $$ and i just wonted every thing to work but no my stupid processor doesn't read temps right so i cant overclock anything then the da#$ motherboard wont let me change my cpu voltage grrrr!.

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    Default Re: No boot after bios update

    Well if you can get no where with the above suggestions you will need to RMA. As for your new board when you get it, use realtemp to see valid Core temps. It is very good and widely used now with 45nm cpu's >>>
    Real Temp - CPU temperature monitoring
    Real Temp - Documentation

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    Default Re: No boot after bios update

    ya i got ahold of newegg for the rma number.

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    Default Re: No boot after bios update

    Newegg Rma Process = Priceless!!

    You will have a new board in no time, I Love them

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    Default Re: No boot after bios update

    well got a new board at no cost to me (tnx newegg!) but i still have the damn voltage issue !$!@$!@$. the only reason for building this pc was to over clock it and i cant!

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    Default Re: No boot after bios update

    What settings are you using?

    Just a template I use to ask people there settings, pay no attention to the numbers in it, replace with yours

    Robust Graphics Booster___________ [Auto]
    CPU Clock Ratio ____________ [8]
    CPU Host Clock Control_ [Enabled]
    CPU Host Frequency (MHz)__________ [450]
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz)_______ [102]
    C.I.A. 2__________________________ [Disabled]
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)____ [2.00]
    DRAM Timing Selectable_______ SPD __ [Manual]
    Performance Enhance = [Standard]

    CAS Latency Time________________ ?
    Dram RAS# to CAS# Delay_________ ?
    Dram RAS# Precharge Delay_______?
    Precharge Delay (tRAS)__________ ?
    ACT to ACT Delay (tRRD)_________ ?
    Rank Write to READ Delay________ ?
    Write to Precharge Delay_________ ?
    Refresh to ACT Delay______________ ?
    Read to Precharge Delay__________ ?
    Static tRead Value_______________ 1-31
    Static tRead Phase Adjust________ 1-31

    System Voltage Control____ [Manual]
    DDR2 OverVoltage Control__ [+0.300V]
    PCI-E OverVoltage Control_ [+0.1V]
    FSB OverVoltage Control___ [+0.1V]
    (G)MCH OverVoltage Control [+0.1V]
    CPU Voltage Control_______ [1.25]


    And do you have EIST and C1E disabled, as well as Legacy USB Storage Detect

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    Default Re: No boot after bios update

    Robust Graphics Booster - Auto
    CPU Clock Ratio- 9
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio- .5
    CPU Host Clock Control - Enabled
    CPU Host Frequency (MHz)- 266
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz)- Auto
    C.I.A. 2 - Disabled
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)- Auto (will be at 2.0 when i get the board to work right so i can overclock)
    DRAM Timing Selectable- Auto (800)

    Performance Enhance - Standard

    CAS Latency Time- 5 auto
    Dram RAS# to CAS# Delay- 5 auto
    Dram RAS# Precharge Delay- 5 auto
    Precharge Delay (tRAS)- 15 auto

    ACT to ACT Delay (tRRD)- 3 auto
    Rank Write to READ Delay- 3 auto
    Write to Precharge Delay- 6 auto
    Refresh to ACT Delay- 52 auto
    Read to Precharge Delay- 3 auto
    Static tRead Value- 4 auto
    Static tRead Phase Adjust- 0 auto

    System Voltage Control -Manual
    DDR2 OverVoltage Control- normal
    PCI-E OverVoltage Control- normal
    FSB OverVoltage Control- normal
    (G)MCH OverVoltage Control - normal
    CPU Voltage Control- stock is 1.0625 i have it at 1.1625

    And cpu z reads my cpu voltage 1.024v no matter what i put in


    EIST, C1E,and Legacy USB Storage Detect are all disabled
    Last edited by stampy; 07-09-2008 at 05:28 PM.

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    Default Re: No boot after bios update

    Try this and see if it gets you anywhere, it is a bit of a overclock, but I just want you to try it and see if maybe a larger jump will help you. Please set each thing I post manually so we can be sure this also does not work>>>>

    Robust Graphics Booster - Fast
    CPU Clock Ratio- 9
    Fine CPU Clock Ratio- .5
    CPU Host Clock Control - Enabled
    CPU Host Frequency (MHz)- 333 = 3.1635GHz
    PCI Express Frequency (Mhz)- 100
    C.I.A. 2 - Disabled
    System Memory Multiplier (SPD)- 2.40
    DRAM Timing Selectable- Manual

    Performance Enhance - Standard

    HEY, what Ram and how much are you using?

    CAS Latency Time- 5
    Dram RAS# to CAS# Delay- 5
    Dram RAS# Precharge Delay- 5
    Precharge Delay (tRAS)- 15

    ACT to ACT Delay (tRRD)- 4
    Rank Write to READ Delay- 11
    Write to Precharge Delay- 6
    Refresh to ACT Delay- 68
    Read to Precharge Delay-6
    Static tRead Value- 10
    Static tRead Phase Adjust- 0 auto << Leave Always on Zero, 1-31 or Auto

    System Voltage Control -Manual
    DDR2 OverVoltage Control- [+0.3V] = 2.1V ( believe from your Auto settings you have 2x2GB, which is likely 2.1V correct? If not please set to spec on ram sticker)

    PCI-E OverVoltage Control- [+0.1V] <<< For Stability
    FSB OverVoltage Control- [+0.1V] <<< For Stability
    (G)MCH OverVoltage Control - [+0.1V] <<< For Stability
    CPU Voltage Control- 1.25V If fails Please Try 1.30V before giving up on the above trial

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