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rk7
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the dx79si board... and it's everlasting problems

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so, despite what other users have already said on other posts, about the dx79xx failed to boot except if powered down completely first; problems with usb ports, firmware upgrades, random reboots, psu workarounds, random memtest fails, xms3 profiles that won't work, well, you name it - hey, i'm talking about a box that had/has linux (debian, arch, fedora) and windows (7, 8) and the issues are all there - and NOW i have a shiny new problem to add to my list: updating the bios firmware - it simply won't. it doesn't matter if i use a usb disk, mechanical or solid state for the builtin flash software or the "recommended" windows executable: as long as my bios is 0594, it won't go anywhere i want. and hey, it's july, some months have passed since 0640 was released and i still can't update it. still. can't.

is there some another workaround for this? or i should just silently wish i could go back in time and buy another lga 2011 motherboard -- as long as it isn't built by intel?

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Allan_J_Intel1
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I am sorry to hear that you have been experiencing issues with your Intel board.

At this point, I recommend trying to update the BIOS through BIOS recovery. Please check instructions for BIOS recovery available below:

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-023360.htm http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-023360.htm

Download the BIO file:

File name:

SI0650P.BIO

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=23825&lang=eng&OSVersion=%0A%09%09%0... https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=23825&lang=eng&OSVersion=%0A%09%09%0...

If you continue experiencing issues with your board, try contacting Intel support for warranty options at: http://www.intel.com/chat www.intel.com/chat

Allan.

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Allan_J_Intel1
Employee
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I am sorry to hear that you have been experiencing issues with your Intel board.

At this point, I recommend trying to update the BIOS through BIOS recovery. Please check instructions for BIOS recovery available below:

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-023360.htm http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-023360.htm

Download the BIO file:

File name:

SI0650P.BIO

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=23825&lang=eng&OSVersion=%0A%09%09%0... https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=23825&lang=eng&OSVersion=%0A%09%09%0...

If you continue experiencing issues with your board, try contacting Intel support for warranty options at: http://www.intel.com/chat www.intel.com/chat

Allan.

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rk7
Beginner
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thanks allan. will the bios recovery method erase my current bios settings? if so, i'll be glad to smash my motherboard against anything hard enough to make it in tiny little pieces and buy another one, since my ocz 750w "high-profile-blablabla" psu requires an workaround (not set by default, btw) in the bios settings, otherwise my machine simply will not power up.

cheers,

richard.

Allan_J_Intel1
Employee
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Hi richard k, yes, the BIOS recovery will update current configuration and erase previous settings.

Allan.

rk7
Beginner
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thanks, allan. i had to get a backup PSU just in case, that's why i couldn't flash my bios earlier. besides that, i was able to update to 0650 and it preserved my settings, so the backup PSU wasn't necessary at all.

as i expect to see more bsods and other kind of freezes (sorry about that, i'm really skeptic about my hardware after all i have been through), so i might ask you: is it possible for me to detect possible mobo / processor problems? this is really annoying, specially if i don't know where the problem is (YET) ...

best regards,

richard.

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