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    Default warning:main bios checksum error

    Hi i have a GA-EG31M-S2 mother bored

    i was playing on my pc and it froze when i restarted it i went past post,the cpu info comes up on the screen it shows how much ram i have then it says
    WARNING:MAIN BIOS CHECKSUM ERROR!

    then it says
    bios auto-recovering................

    then it restarts and trys to boot again nut the same error comes up and it stuck in a loop

    i cant get into the bios to flash a new one you can hit the Del key all day long it just does not go into the setup. I have taken the battery out and cleared the cmos with the jumper i have tried a new battery i left the battery out for 24h still nothing


    plz help me do i need a new bored

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    Default Re: warning:main bios checksum error

    Does it keep recovering each time it boots?

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    yes it does the exact same thing every time

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    Default Re: warning:main bios checksum error

    Try to boot with only one stick of memory, try another stick if it still fail.
    What is the ram part#/model, and how much is it?

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    Default Re: warning:main bios checksum error

    I have tried that all ready.My pc has been running like this for 3 years and then one day it just does this i have 4gigs 2X2gig transcend ddr2

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    Default Re: warning:main bios checksum error

    The first 4 digits of the serial number represents manufacturing year and week YYWW, the board has 3 years warranty since manufacturing date, see if it still under warranty.

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    Default Re: warning:main bios checksum error

    Hi sorry for late reply jut got back to work and for some strange reson i cant reply off my blackberry.

    there is a sticker next to the ram lots with a bar code on it with numbers and letters under it the numbers are BG9006 01831

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    Default Re: warning:main bios checksum error

    Could be serial but not the format I know (SNxxxx).
    Try to contact BG support and see if the can help you.
    GIGABYTE - Support & Downloads

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    Default Re: warning:main bios checksum error

    ok cool i found my box and the sn number is on there gave it to my pc guy and he is going to sort it out

    sn number is sn084740019935

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    47th week of 2008, still under warranty.
    If he can't sort it contact GB support.

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