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David Phipps Apr 29, 2003, 09:44am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
kudos, I guess it pays to read the manual. Now I have nothing to complain about unless theirs a Packard Bell forum around here

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Luciano Pisciotta Apr 29, 2003, 11:07am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Also, an easy upgrade path from this board would be any VIA P4X400 based board (such as the Soyo P4X400, ECS L4VAX2,or VIA P4PB,etc.)
I say this because Windows will easily install the same or similar drivers for an upgraded chipset and periphials. ( without having to re-format)
The advantages to this upgrade would be 8X agp, possibly an additional PCI and/or RAM slot, True DDR400 support,firewire,etc.
But it is hard to beat some of the deals available on Intel 845PE based boards now...

angryhippy Apr 29, 2003, 12:46pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Hi guys. I have a P4 1.8A that I got with the FRY bundle. I've got PC2700 512MB DDR (oem). The 1.8 is also a 400 fsb. I set the jumpers to 133MHz and am running at 2400MHz around 89 degrees F. Same board. Try it.

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Luciano Pisciotta Apr 29, 2003, 04:11pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Payton,
Glad to hear you are getting that kind of performance from your set-up.
Call me chicken, but I wont chance sacrificing stability for performance.
Impressive overclock though!
-Luciano

Peter George Apr 29, 2003, 05:51pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Initially I had some of the problems outlined in this thread for a P4VXASD2+ and a 1.7G Celeron bundle ($59), used with Crucial 512MB PC 2100 DDR:

a) No video, no beeps, but fans come on.
b) I'd set jumpers incorrectly to 133 MHz. Changed it to 100mHz, which is the correct setting for this CPU.
c) The machine started with the boot-up beeps, but no video.
d) Took the RAM out - started getting the long beeps, but still no video.
e) Put the RAM back in. Jiggled with the video card (Matrox G200 16MB) and, voila, everything started up, video and all - so it looks like this board's AGP slot is pretty picky.
f) Added a LSI U160 SCSI board with a 15KRPM/36G drive and installed Windows 2000 plus all the drivers and updated Windows with all the patches etc.
g) Everything works and the setup is pretty stable - fairly uneventful compared with my A7M266D dual-Athlon install.
h) Tried setting the jumpers back to 133MHz to overclock - the machine POSTs, but blue-screens soon after beginning to load Windows2000, so I guess the Celeron 1.7G isn't as forgiving as the P4's.

Hope this helps. I think I have the latest motherboard version - the manual did not have the jumper typo's. So, I'll try a 2.4G P4/533 when the next sale comes up.

angryhippy Apr 29, 2003, 08:51pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Thanks Luciano. The XP takes forever to load but it is all running real stable. You may want to load the VIA 4 in 1 drivers, and if you have the Avance AC97 sound, go to Avance.com and you will get a link to Realtek. They took over Avance, and their drivers they posted this month, really made a BIG improvement on the sound.

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Luciano Pisciotta Apr 30, 2003, 06:35am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Payton,
I have the latest 4 in one drivers. I am running a OEM SB 5.1 sound card. The onboard sound would have interference when I would use my mouse. Send me a link to the new (sound) drivers and I will try them.
Luciano

angryhippy Apr 30, 2003, 07:05am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Luciano Just go to http://www.Avance.com It will have a link (the only one on the page) that will take you right to the drivers update for the codec. If you have a sound card though, I will tell you exactly how to get rid of the "mouse static" noise. I had the same thing, but it's completely gone now. Go to Sounds and Audio Devices in Control Panel. On the volume tab under Device volume click Advanced. The volume control panel will open. Does it show a control for PC speaker? If not go to options. click on properties. Under Show the following volume controls:, click the PC Speaker box, then OK. The PC Speaker control should now show. Click mute box and close. Thats it. I don't know what PC Speaker it's for but it's not for the speaker that gives beep codes and stuff. That one is still fully functional. Let me know if it works for you

Get Hippied out!
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Me at work: http://tinyurl.com/3nvncb3
My rig! A Blah blah.With a blah blah! SWEET! http://tinyurl.com/4yujmff
Da Beast! http://tinyurl.com/3sapr2b
i5 3570K 4.6GHz http://snipurl.com/26r3cot
Win7-8 Pro 64bit
Luciano Pisciotta Apr 30, 2003, 01:38pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Downloaded new sound drivers, and removed Soundblaster 5.1 PCI card.
Yes the onboard sound is better with the new drivers (no mouse static either, thanks Payton). But it is still slightly 'tinny' compared to the SB 5.1 card. I would definitely use it if I didnt already have the card,DVD playback is an important feature to me

Jason Tokunaga May 01, 2003, 12:01am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Heh...P4VXASD2+ v. 5.0 = fear. ;)

Bought this board over the weekend - Fry's special, $60 for the board & Celery 1.7. Guess I'm either a Fry's wh*re or a glutton for punishment, since this is the 4th ECS mobo I've bought (2x K7S5As, 1x L4S8A2)....

Saw this thread and figured I'd better test it (Fry's 14-day return and all). Dropped in a PCI video card, some Fry's generic PC 2700 DDR (I hate these jumper things...what a pain)...crossed the fingers, muttered a prayer and pushed the button. Been running burn-in for 24 hours straight....

In any case, I think that people need to keep things in perspective here: You get what you pay for. I agree that some of you out there probably got scr*wed with non-5.0 boards that won't take a 533 MHz FSB part in its (short) lifetime. But, heck, for $30? If it works fine with DDR266 and 400 MHz FSB parts, buy a 2.0A or 2.4A (~$150). Put a faster Celery in there (~$70-$100). Upgrade the kid's computer. Get a better motherboard. Just don't go crazy about this...your time is more valuable than the money you "saved". Bite the bullet and lower your stress levels....

Unless of course, you like impossible challenges. ;) I'm waiting to see the post involving a soldering iron, a pringles can and an unfortunate lab rat that fixes the whole thing....

Just my $0.02.

Luciano Pisciotta May 01, 2003, 06:40am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Jason,
Well said!

Bob Lane May 06, 2003, 12:06am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2
Although it looks as though this one has been beat into the ground, if anyone can help the issue I'm having, I'd be stoked.
2.5Ghz P4, P4vxasd2 MOBo, ATI 7500 AIW Video, 1 GB DDR Ram

Here's the deal. It seems to work fine when jumpered for 133. But when running heavy detail games like IGI2, the system freezes up, where only a power cycle will fix it. Have tried every possible thing I can think of ie:different RAM, update ATI drivers, latest and greatest bios...

Drop it down to 100, at 1.8 Ghz or so, and the game runs fine. Kind of a bummer to have the horsepower and not be able to use it. Most reviews seem to dog the bargain ECS motherboards, so Im thinking of biting the bullet and buying a better quality mother board.

Any ideas or thoughts???

Luciano Pisciotta May 06, 2003, 05:50am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Bob,
I just upgraded yesterday to the Soltek SL 85ERV2-L. There were no installation issues, (Similar embedded components and chips), and also has 6PCI slots and 3 RAM slots.$66.00 delivered from Googlegear.
I dont do overclocking, but it has some good BIOS abilities in this area. I see this as a plus as the components themselves should be even more stable at stock Specs...

Luciano Pisciotta May 06, 2003, 05:56am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Also, ran an online benchmark(PC Pitstop); which went from 829 to 994 ,after the upgrade. I went from 1024mb of PC133 to 1024mb PC2700 along with the mainboard change.

Bob Lane May 06, 2003, 01:01pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
I spoke too soon about working just fine at 100/1.8G. Not long after, I upgrade to the most recent bios 031103, something near that. Was playing a game, and right in the middle, the system crashed. It was as if somebody unplugged the power cord. Now, when I try to power it up, the cpu fan spins for about half a second and then nothing. Dead in the water. So Im thinking a: the bios update was a bad idea, b; I've cooked my processor somehow, or c: the power supply died, which I don't really think is the case because power is there.

Any ideas on this one?

Luciano Pisciotta May 06, 2003, 01:43pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Bob,
I run a Radeon 7200 64mb. I have had problems with ATI drivers . I would try going to an OLDER driver set.
At this point though, try clearing your CMOS. If that doesnt work , maybe try (if you have or can borrow an extra) another video card.
Also, I would remove and disconnect all other drives,cards etc.
you only need memory ,CPU, and a video adapter to post.(showing video) I would even disconnect all the other switches and LED's except the pwr.sw. leads.
If it does post , try loading optimal values .Hope something here helps

Luciano Pisciotta May 06, 2003, 01:46pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
By the way, I ended up going back to the 1/17/2003 Bios after flashing to the March one...Dont remember exactly why!(slept since then)

angryhippy May 06, 2003, 01:49pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Hi Bob. Did you disconnect the power from the main board before you changed the jumpers to clear the CMOS? Go back and check your power connectors. And if you read all the posts in this thread you'ld have seen about the jumper problems on JP1A1 and JP1B1 (mistakes in the users guide) when setting the clock to 100 or 133. Can't offer much help beyond that. Good luck!

Get Hippied out!
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Me at work: http://tinyurl.com/3nvncb3
My rig! A Blah blah.With a blah blah! SWEET! http://tinyurl.com/4yujmff
Da Beast! http://tinyurl.com/3sapr2b
i5 3570K 4.6GHz http://snipurl.com/26r3cot
Win7-8 Pro 64bit
Omar Aziz May 06, 2003, 02:53pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
wow....

i really cany beleive some of your guys are still toyin' with this mobo.
i mean it great to see all these mind working to gether to try to solve each others issues but man... really.

the proc alone is worth the fry's combo. get some nuts people trash the ECS and drop out some cash for a real mobo. i actualy reasearched the mobo b4 i made the purchase (thats where i came across this message board) and still bought it dispite all the negative commentary.

now that was mid Dec and 150 posts ago (lol).
i figure if you came here after you got the board. just chalk it up to experience. get a new mobo.
but if you came here b4 you got the board and still bought it?after seeing 100+ negative reviews....
well that YOUR fault, and just take the price of a new mobo and mem as punishment for your misjudgement.

not knocking ECS at all (they do make some quality products) but this particular mobo/chipset/components/batch that fry's got at an astounding dicount because that palett they were on fell overboard into the pacific during shipping is a real POS!

stop whining. stop with the "im a hardware genius and i can make any thing work" (thats what i thought) and move on....

thanks for letting me get that one off me chest.

Omar

Luciano Pisciotta May 06, 2003, 03:03pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Im sorry you couldnt get yours to work...


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