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idata
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DQ87PG Motherboard inoperable after BIOS update v149 (latest)

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I updated my BIOS to v149 hoping it would solve some minor intermittent USB issues I was having with an external drive.

Everything seemed to have gone fine after going through the BIOS update. "Flash update successful" and what not. The motherboard was made in 1st Q of 2014 and had a stock bios v144. I did not do any incremental updates between 144 and 149

After changing the BIOS settings (now version 149) to fully UEFI bios, and disabling legacy boot, my DQ87PG motherboard refuses to boot.

I get (x2) two one sec beeps. And then nothing. No screen. No HD activity that would tell me loading an OS. Nothing

But the worst part of all is that I have no way of accessing the BIOS since the CPU I'm using (intel approved xeon e-1230 v3)

doesn't have an integrated GPU. So I get no video from my PCIe graphics card. Which tells me perhaps the graphics card isn't uefi compliant. Maybe when the computer tries to boot it thinks there's no GPU to use. This is my best guess

I've tried clearing the CMOS by taking the battery off for a few hours. But that didn't do anything. If this is indeed a BIOS settings problem, clearing the CMOS achieved nothing

So it would seem I'm SOL.

However.. I'm able to get video if I do a BIOS recovery (taking the security BIOS jumpers off). This allows me to downgrade/upgrade BIOS

So what I've done so far is try to downgrade incrementally all the way down to BIOS 139. Any BIOS files below 139 the motherboard seemed to ignore.

Trying all BIOS between 148 and 139 seem fruitless. The exact behavior was observed. Two consecutive two one-sec beeps. And then nothing. No screen.

Anyone out there experienced this problem? Anyone with ideas on a fix before I toss this board out?

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idata
Community Manager
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Well... off to the trash can it goes. Last intel motherboard I'd ever buy or recommend. Clearly the same people who design the chipsets and the cpus aren't the same people who design the motherboards... Shame..

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idata
Community Manager
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Well... off to the trash can it goes. Last intel motherboard I'd ever buy or recommend. Clearly the same people who design the chipsets and the cpus aren't the same people who design the motherboards... Shame..

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Kevin_M_Intel
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Hello Gawd-demmet,

Since the processor does not have Onboard Graphics, as soon as you turn the computer on the video card connected to the system should bring up some image.

In the case you are not getting any image you can try with another video card in the system. Also, if possible try again taking the battery out and BIOS jumper out for about 10 minutes. When doing this, make sure the power supply and other components in the motherboard are disconnected.

If you are able to access the BIOS after doing these steps, enable the Legacy boot (needed if using Windows 8 ir higher Operating Systems).

Kevin M

idata
Community Manager
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Too late. Threw it away. Besides I performed those steps already.

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