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Help with Compaq ASUS A7V8X-LA


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Ok you BIOS experts, I need your help. I have a Compaq SR1030NX and it has an ASUS A7V8X-LA motherboard. I want to redo the BIOS so I can get rid of the COMPAQ flash-screen and go into the CPU. Any help will be appreciated,
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You want to stop it showing the Compaq screen?
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Yes, and, i want to be able to access the CPU settings to overclock it.
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A7V8X-LA isn't a standard motherboard model, it's one that has been "butchered" for want of a better word for Compaq. Therefore it's pretty unlikely that there will be an option to switch this screen off. Plus the nearest Asus board to it (the A7V8X-MX) has a BIOS which may or may not work and will in any case invalidate any warranty anyway (under the clause that says "you used an unofficial BIOS for this board = user error = no support").

Having had a quick Google, it turns out that this board is supposed to be pretty much unconfigurable in terms of overclocking, as it cuts down on support calls.
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Could I perhaps buy a new BIOS chip? It is also past its warranty so, i dont care if i kill it.

Edited by GeekMan, 18 June 2006 - 01:43 PM.

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Hi Geekman

In my experience of Compaq's (mainly older ones admittedly), you can normally disable the Compaq Splash screen from inside the bios. The bios should be accessible by pressing the F10 key a few times as soon as the monitor LED turns from amber to green.

Whether you can overclock the cpu from the bios, I'm not sure. Compaq always used to have the cpu clock settings set by jumper on the motherboard, but like I said, I'm not that familiar with the newer ones.
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Could I perhaps buy a new BIOS chip? It is also past its warranty so, i dont care if i kill it.


It is possible, but it'll often work out cheaper to buy a new retail motherboard instead. The Asus A7V8X-MX is the nearest one to your LX board, only it doesn't have front-panel Firewire support, but it isn't exactly the best board to overclock with - all you can do with it is up the front side bus to 166 (if it isn't set there already) and that's about it, apart from overclocking the memory.
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My Asus A7V8X-LA has no video output to monitor. Everything just looks fine.

Is it the BIOS problem? Or PSU? Or memeory?

Thanks
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Here's the download link for the manual

http://www.ctechinfo...met2_manual.pdf

most of the time manuals can be found by googling

model# filetype:pdf

Edited by Tyger, 26 March 2007 - 04:19 PM.

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