Guest TheMadDutchDude Posted July 18, 2015 Share Posted July 18, 2015 (edited) Hey guys, I was hoping that a few of you may be able to help out with this really bizarre issue I have with my CHVF. This issue started as soon as I began to cool down an FX-9370. The board worked flawlessly with my FX-8350 but this one seemed to have kicked off everything. First issue: What is happening is that the Core Unlocker feature is constantly trying to unlock whatever CPU I put into the socket. It's disabled - as you'd expect, but it is apparently enabled and it won't go away. Second issue: I cannot save anything to the BIOS chip. I've re-flashed it countless times and it always remembers the previous settings, although the BIOS number does change on the main page. The date is also locked at 14/14/2115 for some reason - that's not even possible! The time cannot be altered either. Third issue: It is constantly failing to boot, due to a seemingly well and truly slaughtered BIOS I would imagine. I have to switch GPUs and PCI-E lanes to get the darn thing to start up. I've used the clear CMOS button on the back of the board more times than I can remember. It just does not clear the settings. Fourth issue: The board is always trying to boot at 7.9 GHz regardless of the fact if it has been reset or not. The 'target speed' defaults to 7.9 GHz. It always tells me that the overclock had failed and that I need to re-enter my settings. Funny, isn't it? (No, it's damned irritating, really!) I've taken the CMOS chip out, and drained the board for over six hours to try to get the charge out of it, to actually reset the BIOS. I've frozen (yes, I tried it!) the CMOS chip in the freezer as I figured I had nothing to lose. I've changed CPUs countless times, altered between different RAM kits, changed GPUs (as stated above) and that's pretty much where my ideas run out. The board if a first release, which came with a 404 BIOS installed, so it is rather old. I've ordered a new BIOS chip from eBay which may arrive too late for me to make use of my LN2, but other than that... what else could I possibly do or try? I'm at a loss here guys. Any clues?? I apologise for the long post, but the details count. Thank you very much for your time. Edited July 18, 2015 by TheMadDutchDude Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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