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Aquinus

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Dude. The FX initially worked as he said on "initial boot and it got detected as an 8320" - Reading comprehension dude
Exactly, then he flashed to 1.70 and it appeared to be bricked immediately after restarting. You can't tell me that isn't coincidence because it's a dead giveaway of a bad flash. Not to say that he did it wrong but that it's possible for EEPROM programming to fail and it's recommended not to do it too often since it (like flash,) has limited write longevity.

My guess would be that the flash didn't fully work, in that case it's a defect with the BIOS chip which would require at least replacing the BIOS chip with one with a working version of the BIOS assuming the bad flash didn't do anything permanent.
 

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#27
Exactly, then he flashed to 1.70 and it appeared to be bricked immediately after restarting. You can't tell me that isn't coincidence because it's a dead giveaway of a bad flash. Not to say that he did it wrong but that it's possible for EEPROM programming to fail and it's recommended not to do it too often since it (like flash,) has limited write longevity.

My guess would be that the flash didn't fully work, in that case it's a defect with the BIOS chip which would require at least replacing the BIOS chip with one with a working version of the BIOS assuming the bad flash didn't do anything permanent.
NO he flashed when he had the athlon X4 in, I even seen that post

I flashed the bios around a month ago while i was using the athlon so i'm sure it ain't the bios. I got it off asrock's site.

I'm somewhat agreeing with dent with it not being a hardware problem. I better try and screw the default am3+ and use the stock heatsink. I dont have a budget yet to replace the mobo. :-(
 
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If the board is not booting with the old x4 and one stick of ram then it's probibly dead it could have been something shorting or a card not in correctly could have even been the voltage regulators overheating and failing with the extra load. I think you should try and return the board or get a new one and hope both your processors work.

Shit just happens sometimes:banghead:
 
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#29
(...) it's possible for EEPROM programming to fail and it's recommended not to do it too often since it (like flash,) has limited write longevity.
EEPROM typically uses CMOS or NOR flash, and both have >100k p/e cycles of lifetime. Feel free to google it.
 

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#30
Check PSU and board for faults. I'd first look at PSU, AMD boards can be very picky with PSUs.
 
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#31
This is getting a little bit tedious. I bought all my things at the same store. If I cant figure out today. I'm gonna bring my rig to the store and let them figure it out. ;-)
 

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This is getting a little bit tedious. I bought all my things at the same store. If I cant figure out today. I'm gonna bring my rig to the store and let them figure it out. ;-)
EXCELLENT idea. :rockout:
 

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NO he flashed when he had the athlon X4 in, I even seen that post
Ah yeah, I was still going off that first post that made it sound like he flashed it with the PD chip.

So really the machine was just restarted and it never came back one day? It might not matter what the problem is, it very well may not be user correctable.

EEPROM typically uses CMOS or NOR flash, and both have >100k p/e cycles of lifetime. Feel free to google it.
Ah yeah, I was thinking EPROM, my bad. Doesn't mean that the BIOS chip can't go bad though.
 
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#34
Took it to the store. It is over the instant replacement warranty. They just turned it on and they said they'll replace it. Hope they replace it with rev 2 of the extreme 3.

Good thing I did not sell the athlon yet. I have a cheap biostar mobo that i could use. But it looks like windows 8 does not like it.