I am having SERIOUS problems getting my system up and running with this MB. Where to start...
First off, if I install the AGP vxd driver for this board, including the updated one from the ECS website, I can not get my ATI RADEON 64Mb video card to work properly. Even using the newest drivers from ATI leaves me with a blank screen when windows starts up.
Second, while trying to update my BIOS using the flash program included, I get a "Chipset/Flash part isn't available. The function will be invalid" message, while the newer version from ECS gives me an "Error 2 - File not found" message. Even though I can find no evidence of a Flash protection Jumper or option in the bios.
Third, I see talk of various availabel bus speeds of 100, 112, 124, 133, 138, 150 and 166 MHz. However, the only options listed in my BIOS are 100 or 133.
Did I get a bad board or something ?
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I was wondering about the bus settings myself...and i still don't know why there are certain reviews that talk about other FSB settings.
Your AGP probs might get fixed by updating your BIOS.
If not, try to set AGP rate to 2x in your BIOS.
Some reviews already mentioned an AGP problem saying that decreasing to 2x strangly _won't_ reduce performance but will fix probs.
If it still doesn't work, try to set AGP window to a lower value in your BIOS.
I would love to know how derrick got his bios functioning...problem is he is the only one I have access to that has had this problem, and he's not replying to my question. If anyone else has had the same problems PLEASE send me a solution. I have almost had enough and am going to send the board back and buy something else.
To flash update K7S5A with SiS 735 Chipset with AMIBIOS:
Copy utility off ecs site called aminf329.exe and the latest update to a floppy.
Update is in a winzip self extracting file. Extract to floppy.
You should have on floppy, aminf329.exe and a file with .rom extrension.
What is the address fo the aminf 329.exe.
will it help with the proplem i have got using xp15+ bios set to 133*133
comes up as startup as 1500+ but kepes crashing with cpu over heading
have to set at 100*100 then it gives me 1000mz so what is the point of this, i think this is the worst board i have ever seen cant use all my front slots at the front panel only got dvd and cdr wrighter now capasitors are in the way on the mother board.
When my PC(k7s5a,Duron-1100,256SDRAM....)work everything is OK.
But when is shut down,it can not start again.Only PSY,HDD and CD work.When I unpluged the power cable and turn back after a few seconds everyting work normaly.???