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ASUS P4S800-MX Boot / ISSUE

Dear Folx,

I bought this ASUS P4S800-MX at G&A Computers in Waco, TX, and it
was a DOA board. Sent it off for RMA and came back during the holidays.

On January 20th the system was working great, then the 24th its acting
up. Then after reinstalling the graphic card, and rebooting into VGA mode
it gave a blue screen of death, and then a blue screen and green stripes.

I had the XFX 6200 graphic card installed in Dec of 07, then the graphic
card "blew" up, and I replaced it with a known working ATI Radeon 9000 64mb then it worked ok till today and now it won't boot. The CPU Fan and
and the devices connected work, but no post, no beep. Has there been
any historical issues with this board? I'm so confused? Please Help?

I sent word to AsusTEK about this because this is the RMA replacement
from the original board. I flashed the BIOS, cleared the RTC / CMOS,
only thing I got connected is the network card, sound card, and AGP
graphics card.. and the mobo.. no post, no beep.. *sigh*

Shalom,

Micha'el D. Lucas

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    irishmantx Jan 27, 2008

    I'm sorry to say that I had much the same problem with a RMA'ed mobo
    from Asus. The one that came back worked for a short time, and then
    died.

    I can't say that Asus is the only one I've had the same problem with, Intel
    has done the same. But I kinda expected more from Asus. I did not
    bother again, I just decided to do a mobo/CPU/memory upgrade at Fry's.

    Sorry.

    ****************************New Issue***********************

    Y'know, I'm gonna pester Asus about this, at least its in its Warranty area.

    I did get a Foxxconn 661 MX Plus. Is this motherboard "worse"
    or "better" than Asus? I want to know?

    ******************************* End ************************

    Shalom,
    irishmantx

  • irishmantx
    irishmantx Jan 27, 2008

    Y'know, I realize the hard drive is an 80 gig Maxtor (Seagate) and
    has multiple errors during a format, and I tried the Erase Utility
    and it won't work... I got to send the drive off, I got a Western
    Digital 170 gig hard drive... I sent off info about the Asus mobo,
    for an RMA and see what they can do... pity... I wanted to
    upgrade another computer... Oh well..

    ECS (Elitegroup) is the worst of all motherboards! I wouldn't want to wish that piece of junk on my worst enemy!

    Hope I can get this PC Up... its's so frustrating, I can't get a
    desktop to work! :(( :((

  • irishmantx
    irishmantx Feb 07, 2008

    Comment by Philster, posted on Jan 27, 2008One
    of the main draws of Asus is their 3 year warranty. But since that
    seems to be less than ideal in it's service aspect, I don't use them
    any more unless I have no alternative.

    Foxxconn is probably the
    best way to go. I'd rather have a cheap board with a 1 year warranty
    like that or ECS or such and save the extra money. Then when you
    finally have to upgrade mobo/chip/memory you can do it for cheaper, and
    defray the cost with the money you saved now!

    Foxxconn SUCKS! The 661MxPlus won't accept or take the
    hard drives correctly. After "discussing" with the technicians
    at Foxxconn, somehow the chipset, or bios/cmos has issues
    accepting the INT 13 80 part of the hard drive. I ran diagnostics
    and then tried Known Good Working Parts, and came to the
    conclusion that the INT 13 80, the Assembly Language or
    "program" designed to accept the info off the hard drive took
    from 1 to 45 minutes to accept. Even when at boot up, I'd hit
    the "DEL" key and it would "slow motion" for 1 to 45 minutes.
    Installation of XP took from 1min to up to 72 hours! I got so
    frustrated, I called a local tech friend, and asked him to look
    at it. I'm going to call Asus if I don't forget and pester them again
    about this P4S800-MX motherboard. Then get "another" and
    then "another" and then "another" motherboard till I finally get my
    desktop back up! :-)

    Hope nobody has to go through what "I" went through!
    G-d forgive me!

    Shalom,
    irishmantx

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I'm sorry to say that I had much the same problem with a RMA'ed mobo from Asus. The one that came back worked for a short time, and then died.

I can't say that Asus is the only one I've had the same problem with, Intel has done the same. But I kinda expected more from Asus. I did not bother again, I just decided to do a mobo/CPU/memory upgrade at Fry's.

Sorry.

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

  • Phil
    Phil Jan 27, 2008

    One of the main draws of Asus is their 3 year warranty. But since that seems to be less than ideal in it's service aspect, I don't use them any more unless I have no alternative.

    Foxxconn is probably the best way to go. I'd rather have a cheap board with a 1 year warranty like that or ECS or such and save the extra money. Then when you finally have to upgrade mobo/chip/memory you can do it for cheaper, and defray the cost with the money you saved now!

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