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I have installed a new ASUS P5N32-ESLi motherboard with an Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 processor.Power working, fans running but the Bios however will not boot. Monitor is working. I stripped it down to bare bones and got 5 beeps on start up. 1 long, pause, 3short, pause, and 1 long. Indicating processor problems??? How do I solve this can anyone help.Please. Is the motherboard BIOS not recognising the processor, and does the BIOS need updating? If so how if I can't boot??
First try clearing the CMOS as described by bassclef. Second check that all the jumpers on your FD/CD/DVD/HD drives are correct for the cables and positions. Here's the link to all the BIOS updates available; http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us&model=P5N32-E%20SLI - most of them address CPU support issues so I think BIOS updating would solve the problem To update the BIOS, you either need the floppy drive or optical drive to boot up, or another compatible cpu for which these will boot. Procedure is outlined here; http://support.asus.com/technicaldocuments/technicaldocuments.aspx?root=198&SLanguage=en-us If you can swap CPUs (probably easiest to achieve at a repair shop) until you find one that works with the existing BIOS version, you should be able to update, and then swap back to your original one. The changes in the beta BIOS for this motherboard are extensive and you will probably find your Bios is an early version. Hope this helps :)
Posted on Aug 27, 2007
I had a similar problem with asus. 1) check online that the motherboard supports that cpu. Mine did not. I had to return it. 2) try the memory in different slots and combinations 3) try a different video card 4) check the CMOS clear jumper os properly set to disabled. Set it to enabled (power off first) 1 time to clear it. reset jumper back to disabled, and power on as usual. I'd suspect the motherboard needs to be flashed, but you obviously cannot flash it without it working... return it to point of purchase, or have them flash it and show you that it's working with your processor before you bring it back home.
Posted on Aug 26, 2007
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