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ASUS P5N-SLI Motherboard

Hello, I just received this motherboard today and installed all the necessary hardware and there's just one problem; it won't recognize any keyboard I use. Upon the first power-on the lights on the keyboard (scroll, CAPS, and num lock) all flashed, but I can't press DEL or TAB to get into the BIOS menu. Any ideas?

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  • Sk8nOB Aug 28, 2007

    Thanks for the reply, I found the answer on the ASUS website, all I had to do was remove one of my sticks of RAM (I had 2 sticks of 1 gig each), reboot, and it recognized the keyboard. Now I'm running into another totally unrelated problem, which is my computer freezes when I try to install XP. It's a legit copy but my computer stops about halfway through the installation. I appreciate the help.


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Maybe bad memory what type did you buy?

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  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2008

    I'd say it's the memory as long as you didn't have any prior problems like this. There is a program if you search google for memory test it will give you something to burn on a cd and reboot with to test the memory out.



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You should try updating the bios - here is the link for all the updates; and here for the procedure; If that doesn't work, try clearing the CMOS (ask again if you need help with this) What sort of keyboards are you trying? go for a basic simple keyboard, not wireless, not specialised. Use a ps2 port keyboard not USB. Hope this helps :)

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