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Old July 30, 2007, 06:36 PM
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great work wilson , as usual nothin but the best from you
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All the way to number 6 tonight on the little rig that could - culprit was bad ram.

Time for a new stick?

John
Is this the same ram that you had on the board you RMA'd?

Is it still under warranty?
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Old July 30, 2007, 06:47 PM
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Nope, different stick. Same Crucial Renditions, but set #2. Set #1 is fine and dandy.
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Old July 30, 2007, 07:12 PM
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Well if it's failing memtest, or won't post the board when the other one will... all you can really do is RMA it (if it's worth it....)
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Old July 30, 2007, 07:15 PM
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That stick is already in the "burnt, failed, non-functional" bin. Usually, I clean up every 3 months... and usually the whole bin ends up at the local recycling center.

RIP.

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Here's a way to possibly recover that last 5% of dead boards, especially those with soldered on bios chips that do not allow for a hotflash or replacement chip:

1. Make a bootable floppy (with a working computer, obviously !).

2. copy your motherboard manufacturer's recommended version of a bios flashing program (ie. awdflash.exe for Award bioses) on the floppy.

3. create a file call "autoexec.bat" on the floppy and insert the following text:

@@echo off

awdflash [bios filename].bin [switches]
--------- ie. awdflash 123abc.bin -f -c -a

4. Try to boot the dead PC with the floppy. If the bootlock section of the bios is not corrupted, you will see activity from your floppy drive.

5. Once the floppy activity stops, reboot the PC (without the floppy) and it should POST normally.

I've saved 2 bricked motherboard's with this trick, without having to RMA, Hotflash or use third party software like Uniflash.

Cheers!
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Old November 15, 2007, 02:27 PM
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Good to know, but I hope never have to use that trick...

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EVGA forums has description of and a tool to flash Bios from USB. I used the method once to flash a new bios. :)

USB as first boot BIOS Flashing Guide :: USB Stick BIOS Flash for X58 SLI...
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