XP cannot change its HAL hardware abstraction layer to support the second core without registry editing or a reinstall. It comes with two bios chips, so that should help me stay out of trouble. If anyone have any insights on this, please share. Are you sure its the BIOS? In other words, no boot, no beeps, no video and I had both vga and lcd hooked up to make sure.

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The ram will only run in single channel i have 2 1gb sticks and the SATA is onlyi would recommending getting 2 SATA ‘s and raiding them, for lighing fastness!


Select the Device Manager, then expand the Computer item. For reasons unknown, it would fail to recognize the BIOS on the boot diskette. You may have to unclick “Show compatible hardware” to get the MP options to show up.

If the system is changed to a known good board and everything works, the board is assumed faulty. Thank you for signing up! It comes with two bios chips, so that should help me stay out of trouble.


A word to the wise re: ECS nForce4-A boards from Fry’s – Ars Technica OpenForum

As a pointer to anyone else who purchases this deal from Outpost, here’s a quick guide to how to upgrade the BIOS on this board: Install from a list or specific location. Feb 12, Posts: We do our best to update store pricing and inventory amounts as they change.

I need power and lots of it. The trend continued through Socket A and famously with Slot 1 and Socket So I went to the Norce4-a939 website, downloaded the 1.

Thu Nov 17, 1: After a day of trying everything I could think of I took the board back to Fry’s and got another one. Sign up to get insider deals first, exclusive promotions and more delivered to your inbox each week.

And this is from the readme file: Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Hat, you’re preaching to the choir Installed Win2K and proceeded to use the WinFlash thingy to put a newer version on it Aaudio finally ended up buying a different motherboard from Newegg, because I’ve got a dead nForce4-A sitting in my closet that is worthless now.


Originally posted by Paul Bartz: Sat Nov 19, 7: Strangely, setting the nforce4-939 fan to it’s lowest speed setting made the rattling stop immediately.

Originally posted by sumit It’s a minefield, it’s the board’s fault. My ECS board will probably just go in the closet, because it’s only worth about as much as it would cost to get a new bios chip. Go download the WinFlash utility here: Sat Dec 17, 8: I just read your entire post.

I can’t think of anything else you’d nrorce4-a939 to do before flashing. That seems unlikely though. Right-click on My Computer and select Manage. Limited to stock on hand.

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