I am looking for a decent replacement for a dead Asus P5N32-e SLI. The bios has bricked after an install of Win7 on 4gb of ram. got a bad checksum so I cleared the bios and reset the parameters in the bios. apon reboot it was dead, Fans kick on, dvd spins, hdd spins up but it hangs at a black screen, disconnected everything but power, pulled memory and no beeps. (yes it has a case speaker on the right header) tried to flash the bios and it came up duing the flash but had about 20 blocks in red that said cannot write. beeped 3 times, rebooted then nothing. it wont even take the flash from a floppy as the floppy never powers up (tried 3 differnt floppy drives). Tried a usb mouse and kbd then ps2 Ms & KBd. this thing bricked before the attempted bios flash so I know the flash didnt cause it. Have looked at the board and see no damaged areas or caps.
I know there was a way to force an asus mobo to read from a floppy with a keypress but I can't seem to find it again nor remember where I found it. I think if it has red cant write blocks then the chip has failed. Looked into replacement chip but how stable are the replacements? Asus has a bad rep on this particular motherboard so I would love to hear from others what they would use to replace it.