Just for the record: try to remove one of the DIMMs (the one closer to the CPU, forgot which slot number it is), turn on power, the BIOS will POST now. Hmm, there actually is a comment on the ASUS website: 'Earlier BIOS may boot up with single channel memory only'
Install a working BIOS via EZ Flash or AFUDOS and then put the 2nd DIMM back in (after switching off). SLanguage=en-us&model=A8V Deluxe Apparently the problem is that the BIOS on the support CD is too old to run certain newer CPUs in dual-channel mode, that's why removing one of the DIMMs helps (sometimes).
If are not familiar with the basics of flashing the BIOS or if you are not 100 percent sure that flashing your BIOS is the right thing to do then please read the companion article Three Good Reasons for Flashing Your BIOS. Misidentification of your motherboard make/model/revision number If you built your computer then you know the brand of the motherboard that you purchased and you will also likely know the model number. If you purchased your computer prebuilt, as most people do, then you probably don't know what is under the hood.
The first line in the upper left portion of the screen shows the BIOS maker and version.
How do you flash the bios when the floppy drive wont work because I cannot get into the Bios menus could I use a cdrom to flash the bios. I have all the updates from the Asus Website ready to update the bios for my AMD 3700 SAN DIEGO 939 socket Cpu. Boot up the computer with the CD in, Press Alt F2 during the Bios POST. (other status messages will follow until completion) 5. Do not use the win based flash utility, BIOS should not be flashed from a windows enviroment. i only stuffed up my flash this very evening, and miraculously google led me to your words of wisdom written merely days earlier let me add that if you possess the original a8v cd that comes with the mobo, you can boot with it in the cd whilst pressing alt f2 and the miracle of rebirth is yours by just sitting back and marvelling.....
The update i download as 1017 Cannot find EZ-Flash only AWDFLASF116 I've tried taking out the bios battery - No Luck Clearing the Cmos - No Luck Taking out the one stick of Ram - No Luck Could I use a USB PEN as a floppy disk with the updates..? BIOS file will load automatically, and tell you to reboot when it's completed. The most reliable flash procedure for the majority of ASUS boards is "AFUDOS" via a bootable floppy. but not documented ANYWHERE in the relevant section of the manual i also took out some of the ram (single stick left in dimm b1 (third slot from the processor), but i have no idea if that helped i had originally "upgraded" (ha!
It is the first code that is executed at start-up and defines the way your motherboard will communicate with the system hardware components.
The decision to flash your BIOS should not be taken lightly.