Reply 120 of 137, by PC@LIVE
Having solved the problem of the ASUS P4P800 Deluxe, I return to the MSI MS-6309 VER: 2, this time with floppy drive and boot disk containing the correct BIOS file and a couple of flash programs, one of these is uniflash also used on the PINE , however connected all the boot HW and after a couple of attempts, I can boot from floppy, through uniflash I can view the info on the chip and on the BIOS currently present.
In fact it is the one for the MS-6309 but the version is wrong (1 instead of 2), so I think to save the present version on the floppy before writing the correct one, proceed to save, and then take a look at the other options, I don't know what happened at one point it crashed, and all that remains is to reset.
Unfortunately it hasn't restarted anymore, the post card always marks - -, among other things I notice that in the mosfet VRM chipset area there is a certain heat, even the cpu said is hot enough, but I think it is not a problem having the fan spinning, another strange thing is that the voltages on the mosfets are normal, but both the inductor and the capacitors are quite hot.
Here I waited for everything to cool down properly, then I did several CMOS resets, everything was useless, unfortunately I don't know if the failed boot is due to the BIOS, but I think that simply saving does not cause problems, but I cannot be sure that have a problem because I don't have a programmer that reads that Winbond chip.
I have seen if other chips are compatible but the ones that are I cannot program them.
It has already happened to me with other motherboards, which after a few starts without any reason have not started anymore, and unfortunately I could not understand what blocks the start, they have the voltages in place, of course it could be a failure but it should be understood where it is, which is not easy with a limited equipment, finally I should have no doubts about the capacitors, sometimes they could be broken even if they do not show leaks or swelling, and here we would have to change them to be sure they work.
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