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System fail to boot with Intel Core 2 processor

Hello everyone and Happy New Year!

For the new year I thought I'd build myself a new computer, but Ihave encountered some problems and I thought I'd ask for some help.

System specs:
Mobo: Asus P5W DH Deluxe
Processor: Intel D850 Dual Core
RAM: 512
Power Supply: Xilence Power 600W
Hard Drive: Barracuda 7200 80 Gigs
DVD ROM: Samsung writemaster
Video Card: MSI NX7100GS

I only installed the basic hardware just to get the system up and running. The hard drive is an old drive that I had in another PC.

The PC boot up but stuck in the Bios screen and does not go past that. It recognized the hard drive and DVD-ROM drive.

I have checked ASUS' website it suggested to update the bios if the PC felt to boot. As per ASUS's "This problem can be resolved by updating BIOS to 0604 or later. Please use a non-Core 2 processor to boot and perform this BIOS update."

My question is: Since I don't have another processor to perform the upgrade, is there any other way of upgrading the BIOS? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Cheers and Happy New Year to everyone.


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Only solution is have ASUS send you an updated BIOS or buy

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a cheap celeron CPU that will work in your MB and let you update the BIOS for the C2D processor. What's the Intel D850 ???


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System failed to boot

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Sorry VAPCMD I meant to write Intel D805 not D850. I think the D805 is the least expensive Celeron processor out there. So I'm thinking it's not possible to upgrade the bios via the DVD drive...am I correct?

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Must be another problem...that CPU is supported by all BIOS

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Yes that CPU support all BIOS

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Yes the ATX12V cable is connected to the board. It's safe to say the processor and the motherboard should work together. I have checked the link you provided and my bios version is Rev:1.03G higher than Rev:B0 version listed on the website
http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/cpusupport.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&model=P5W%20DH%20Deluxe ..so I can safe say it's not the bios that's causing it not to work.

I'm getting a one beep during the bootup process. According to the User Guide manual, the possible errors could be: "keyboard controller error", "Refresh time error", or "No Master drive detected".

1. The keyboard is working fine, because I'm able to navigate within the Bios screen.

2. I don't know what they mean by Refresh time error, so I have to look into that. If you know what ii is, please tell me.

3. No Master drive detected - but I can see the drive description within the bios screen.

Any suggestions as to what I should do next? In the meantime I will try to find out any info on Refresh time error.

Thanks a million for your help...looking forward to your reply.

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(NT) Try doing the 'clear CMOS' process.

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System failed to boot

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Thanks for your help. I think I"m having a hard drive problem instead of Bios. So I'm in the process of getting new hrad drives. I'll keep you up to date.

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(NT) Keep us posted....

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