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MSI anyone know Bios tricks

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I bought (cheaply) a MSI 865pe neo2 MOBO... well I am a recycler and I am trying to get this to post.
I bought it knowing they had bad flashed it... anyhow
I scrounged parts for it and am trying to force AMIBOOT.rom on a floppy this has been an MSI typical bad bios stuff

still no boot control& home key sequence... floppy won't force.

I am trying 256mb pc2700 mem (centon)...

I have a northwood 3gig cpu in so I know this mem is slower than I want but it still should post.
running a 500watt PSU (3.3v wattage is lower than other forums are saying is needed but I am an Electrician and am not convinced).

cpu fan and chipset fans start when it's turned on... and Diagnostic 4 leds are saying Memory... but without Bios is this even a possibilty?

I have good Volts 12,5,3.3 at PSU checked connections, reseated.

I am trying with one stick ram , 3g cpu with 800fsb, pci video without monitor hooked up after a hundred some trys... just been watching the D braket MSI diagnostic led's no Beep codes..

anyone out there have any new Ideas?

I am looking at ordering a PCI post diagnostic card to see what the bios is even trying...

Dergrunerpunkt :whistling: :blink: :help:
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If the bios is toast a replacement bios chip is the only way i know how to fix it if its as far gone as you say it is, look around some of the more specialist places or recycling centres if you can find another identical board even if its broken the bios chip might still be good. It will be pretty hard to source being fairly old but thats part of fixing old computers.
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I'd suggest www.badflash.com. If you email them the correct bin files, they can send you a replacement.

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If you can boot from any device at all you can use it to flash the BIOS. Just yesterday I did that using the hard drive. If you have a drive with win98 on it just load the BIOS files and restart in DOS mode and run them. You could hot swap the chip with another board of the same type and reflash it, but that probably isn't available in your case.
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