Great to see so many people helping one another, hope someone can help me?
I bought my first Asus in many years last October (6 months ago), and my initial board was DOA :( After getting this replaced my system has run rock solid until Saturday just gone :(
Basically every time I boot my system stops at the splash screen, if I press TAB to display post the BIOS stops every time and hangs on "Auto-detecting 4th Primary Master" I've tried everything (see below) and now I fear I'm stuck with a duff, eBuyer where I bought the mobo won't help they state that I am outside of the 28 period for faults and now it's over to the manufacturer, everything I've tried on asus.com tells me to go to the reseller. Any ideas what I can do? Have I missed something?
To fault find I've done the following:
-Disconnected all IDE/SATA drives leaving just the CPU, Memory and Graphics with just a PS2 keyboard connected - same problem.
-I've removed all memory and replaced a single pair of DIMM's, first in the first pair of banks, then the second and tried other combinations in case of memory failure- same problem.
-I tried removing and reseating the graphics card, cpu and re-applying new thermal compound to my CPU - same problem.
-Tried inserting a USB memory stick formatted FAT and placing the BIOS file on to initiate the FLASH tool, no luck - same problem.
-Tried following one of the member posts on the forum to recover AMI BIOS from floppy, floppy light does not come on - same problem.
Core System Spec:
-ASUS P5W DH Deluxe
-Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB
2x OCZ 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 CL 4-4-4-15 PLATINUM XTC (4Gb total)
-Sapphire HD 2900 Pro 512MB GDDR3 Dual DVI ViVO PCI-E Graphics Card
-Thermaltake ToughPower W0117 750W PSU
-Seagate ST3250410AS 250GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache
-Windows Vista 64Bit Ultimate
Many thanks in advance, any advice on handling the return would be great!