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08-06-2007, 06:17 PM #1
No Post after BIOS Update
If your BIOS update seems to go smoothly but there is no post upon the reboot, please remove the CMOS battery and disconnect the power cord from the system for a few minutes. Then reconnect both and reboot as this seems to resolve such issues. If you still have problems after that, please let us know.
09-12-2007, 10:15 PM #2MazrimTaim Guest
Has anyone expierenced this with the 680i SLI motherboard? I just updated to P30 bios using the winflash utility and my board wouldn't post. I'm trying the battery thing right now.
10-17-2007, 06:44 PM #3bikerdude Guest
Yes I had the same thing happen to me when upgrading to the P31 bios using the winflash util....It crashed right after I flashed the board... just kept getting beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep...beeeeeeeeeeeeeeep and no post.
The motherboard would not power up, took it back to the shop and what do yer know.... it powered up dag nammit..
The moral of the story here is NOT to use the windows flash util, but rather the update facility from within the bios menu...!!!
Last edited by bikerdude; 10-17-2007 at 07:03 PM.
10-17-2007, 06:48 PM #4
Updating the BIOS in windows is risky; you are much better off using a flashdrive, CD or the good 'ole 3.25" floppy.
10-17-2007, 07:53 PM #5
Yep, that is the only reason all my rigs still have floppy drives.Viper: Intel I7 3960X | TT Extreme Water 2.0 Cooler | Asus Sabertooth X79| Asus GTX Titan | 32GB GSkill RAM | 512GB Crucial M4 SSD | 2TB Seagate | Asus DVD-RW | TT 1200Watt Power Supply | Dell 2707 Monitor | Logitech Z5500 Digital Speaker | Logitch G15 Gaming Keyboard | Logtiech MX Wireless Mouse | Windows 7 64 Ultimate |
10-17-2007, 11:50 PM #6
Same reason why I still use one as there is really no other reason why I use it other than to update a BIOS here and there.
08-25-2008, 12:43 PM #7burd3002 Guest
I am having Trouble!I am having trouble with a bios update. I created a new post but then noticed I should have responded to this post sorry. I have been stressing out not having my pc up and running that I have been scanning more than reading. Anyways I have a 790i and was attempting a Bios update. It had an error when It was installing and locked up. I restarted the computer and now it does not post. I tried all of the suggested fixes but none of them seemed to have work since it is doing the same thing since the error. When starting up there is no beeps or sounds and it says FF as soon as it is powered up. I tried the jumpers, I tried the battery, I tried holding power while doing the jumper, I tried taking out components to see if somethign else was bad but they all worked in a friends computer. I appreciate any help that can be given. My ticket number at XFx is 176405. Also if i do get an rma how long does the process usually take? I appreciate all your help in advance thank you soo much
09-03-2008, 11:09 AM #8TieT Guest
FF - error code
Im new here and just wanted to share my experience.
So i invested in a new comp
XFX 790i ultra mb
850w Thermaltake psu
When i put it all together i was surprised with the performance , 6 hours later when i finally installed all the software/drivers/updates i did a bios update...
(downloaded from the xfx site)
Ive been building computers for almost 10 years now, but never had these kind of problems with a bios...
In the old days, i used floppy's and booted in dos to do the bios update
Nowadays i always use the winflash utility without experiencing problems, until i bought this XFX board with the ULTRA CRAPPY bios.
instead of putting on a LCD poster they should consider a backup bios imho i find that a lot more useful.
ive owned asus, gigabyte, msi, dfi and asrock mb's flashed the bios so much i cant remember, NEVER had problems!!
A board over 300$ with such a bios is just unacceptable
I tried everything !!
clear cmos overnight, putting the graka in another slot to get errors ,swithed the memory , booted with no cpu , booted without memory,... just everything .
No luck still keeps giving the bloody FF error.
The mb was 6 hours old, im frustrated as hell !!
I had to send it back and im still waiting after 4 weeks.
Conclusion: im never buying a mb from XFX again im sticking with gigabyte.
Last edited by TieT; 09-10-2008 at 02:12 PM.
12-13-2008, 02:53 PM #9PokySmot Guest
I am reporting that I still have problems after overnighting the CMOS out of the mobo with the AC power cord unplugged. I attempted BIOS flash update to P08 using winflash as prescribed by the XFX website (they had no other option to update) and the pdf included with the winflash exe downloaded from XFX. I still have no POST, just initial startup light flash all three LEDs on the board spark (blue, amber, and green) and all fans but the rear chassis fan spin away.
Made ticket with XFX, I really did not need this. My last 3 updates were successful, but now I see that there are issues with XFX flash updates.
12-18-2008, 09:20 PM #10PokySmot Guest
Took apart machine and rebuilt, piece by piece. Found bad sticks of memory. 2x2048 OCZ SLI-ready 800s RMA'd
Never knew memory can cause no-POST.
12-21-2008, 11:45 AM #11Speed Seeker Guest
12-21-2008, 12:32 PM #12Speed Seeker Guest
I forgot to mention this part; I have also placed 2 tickets and have been totaly ignored.
I have been building systems for the past 22 years, 4 years at uni to study in this field, and in all my years, I have never come across such a faild motherboard. Hell, I thought Gigabyte had problems with support, XFX make them look like rank ametures.
The 709i would have to be the best examply of hype masking people from knowing what a dog of a motherboard this thing really is.
I have poured a lot of time and money into making this motherboard work, and to date, All I have to show for it is a expencive heap of metal that may be better served as a anchor off my boat while fishing off the great barrier reef near Cairns.
For those who feel they may be able to offer me a solution to this problem, here are my specs;
XFX 790i Ultra
2 x Galaxy 9800GTX
2 x 2GB OCZ DDR3 1333 Gold edition
3 x 750 SATAII Western Digital
1 x 1 TB Seagate SATAII
2 x ASUS Duel Layer DVD drives
Thermaltake Toughpower 850watt
Thermaltake Amour + case
Here is what I am experiencing;
- No boot up
- No display
- internal let post shows FF constantly
- All LED's at top of mobo light up correctly and in soft off
- No over heat LED displaying
- All fans running and constant red LED on front pannel for HDD's
- No front pannel power light when turned on.
And like I said, I have done 2 tickets as well with absolutly no response.
Sugestions / anything that my leade to this thing fireing up stabily would go some ways to restoring what at the moment is a very bad reputation for both XFX and nVidia from a ever growing number of people who feel they have been conned into purchasing a very expencive lemon.
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