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A7V333 BIOS update

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by VX220, Jan 19, 2003.

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  1. VX220

    VX220 Thread Starter

    Jan 19, 2003
    I tried flashing my BIOS to 1007 with the ASUS Update Utility that came with my motherboard, the A7V333. After what seemed like a successfuly flash, I kept on getting "System failed CPU test" after restart. So I sent my mobo back to the store and they told me that the BIOS chip was fried. They sent the mobo to their supplier in hope that they could get things sorted out with ASUS tech support. This was 2 weeks ago. After I called the store yesterday, they told me that it would take at least 2 months to get the board fixed. I wasn't very happy when I heard this.

    So, all I'm asking is: 1) Is the BIOS chip actually fried?
    2) How long should it take to fix the board?
    and 3) What's the best thing to do right now?

    My computer configuration was:

    AMD AthlonXP 1800+
    256MB crucial DDR2100 RAM
    ASUS A7V333 without RAID
    MSI Geforce4 ti4200 128MB video card
    Maxtor 80GB hard drive

    Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  2. Rockn


    Jul 29, 2001
    NEVER....EVER use their Windows based flash utility. ALWAYS use the DOS based AFlash for Award BIOS on a clean boot disk. The chip isn't frid, it is useless because the information on it is corrupt. There is another option that only takes a couple of days. Go to their BIOS support and order a replacement chip and have them overnight it. Just pop the old chip out and pop the new one in and you are back in business.
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