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angryhippy May 06, 2003, 04:37pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Sorry Omar. My board is running OCd by 600MHz, and it's rock solid. Darn good board for $43. The only problem I have had, was it got mad when I tried to add another 512MBs DDR. The sticks didn't like each other, but that can happen with any board.

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Omar Aziz May 06, 2003, 04:48pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
see i got mine to work fine after 1.5 weeks of under-porductivevity at work due to my online research a bottle of advil and serval can of instant folgers....

check my prior post ( if you can find it in all this mess ).

i am just bummed that people are still fussin' with this mobo.

so i felt inclined to my thoughts.

Omar

alex a May 13, 2003, 12:44am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
I have :
1.7 celeron w/ 400 mhz bus
256mb pc133 sdram
128mb ddr leadtek a340 (geforce fx 5200 ultra)
60gig seagate barracuda IV HD
8x4x32 rdrw and 56x cdrom
all on this piecew of @#%! P4VXASD2+

i just got a new stick on ram (512mb pc2700 (ddr333)) and my comp wont boot up! I've set all jumpers like in manual but it still doesnt boot up instead it just beeps 3 times loong beeps......someone PLZ HELP !!!


ROY G May 13, 2003, 01:27am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Alex what jumpers have you changed ? JP1 needs to be open --
J2a-d and J3a-d need to be shorted for ddr ram. Is this all you done.And did you put the ddr stick in and take the sdram out ?Did you change these and nothing else ??

alex a May 13, 2003, 01:51am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Alright, i've changed jp1 rom short (3.3v SDR) to open (2.5V DDR) and shortened all j2a/b/c/d and j3a/b/c/d jumpers.

alex a May 13, 2003, 01:52am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
oops..*from

alex a May 13, 2003, 01:54am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
AND OF COURSE i pulled my old ram out. I was thinking that maybe i didn't put the ram all the way in the slow but i did. I didnt change anything else but that...

ROY G May 13, 2003, 01:57am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Did`nt mean anything by that statement Alex. Sometimes you have to reset CMOS and start over, with this mobo Alex did you try this ?

ROY G May 13, 2003, 02:02am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Alex if it does`nt work then this is why .This is a statement from ECS.


Hello,

The P4VXASD2+ motherboard deson't support DDR/333 memory modules due to
recent testing results, this was already updated on newer User's Manual
so you must have an older version of the manual. The fastest memory the
P4XVASD2+ motherboard supports is DDR/266, the performance difference
between DDR/266 and DDR/333 is negligible when running even
high-intensive graphics application.

If you are still looking for a DDR/333 support then the motherboard
doesn't support it and if this your priority, I suggest that you return
the motherboard. Again, you will only see a number difference between the
two memory when running system performance utility program.

ECSUSA Tech Support
Like I said this is their statement not mine.

alex a May 13, 2003, 02:02am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
sorry about my spelling (i'm sitting in the dark so cant see keys)
*slot

alex a May 13, 2003, 02:04am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
hmm so, but even if it doesnt support it i thought it would just run at lower frequency? like shouldnt it just ran at 266 instead of 333mhz then?

ROY G May 13, 2003, 02:07am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Some ram are backward compatiable some are not.

alex a May 13, 2003, 02:09am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Backward compatible? So it can only run speed it was made for?

ROY G May 13, 2003, 02:12am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Yea Alex some will drop back like from 3200 to 1600 some only like 2700 to 2100 some not at all.

alex a May 13, 2003, 02:17am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Hmm pretty sad. :( ok looks like i'll have to get a new board..
I foud one pretty good http://www.accupc.com/itemDetail.jsp?pid=mbga8sg800&refer=PriceWatch
What do you think?

alex a May 13, 2003, 02:20am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
The only thing im worried about is will it support my poor old 1.7ghz celeron? There it says it supports .13 micron cpus which are all 2.0 ghz and above, but will it support my .15 i dunno. So thanx for the help on my current mobo :) and tell me what do you think about all this..

ROY G May 13, 2003, 02:34am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
If you don`t mind me saying so .First yes that mobo will support your CPU. But for less money newegg.com has 1 left and here it is ,you can for less money overclock your 1.7 up to 2.3 or 2.4 gig And still use that new ram stick of 2700 333mhz and it will overclock good also.You may not want to but if you do want to OC you can and save money .Here is the info on Newegg.com
Computer Hardware > Motherboards - Intel > MSI > N82E16813130394
MSI Motherboard for Intel Pentium 4 Processor, Model# 645E MAX-U (MS-6547-050) -Retail
Specifications:
CPU Supported: Socket 478 Intel Pentium 4 Processor
Chipset: SiS 645DX / 961B
FSB: 400/533 MHz
RAM: 3x 184-pin DDR DIMM, supports DDR333/DDR266/DDR200 SDRAM, up to 3GB Max
IDE: 2x IDE channels support ATA133, PIO, Bus Master amd Ultra DMA100/66/33 operation modes
Slots: 1x AGP(2X/4X), 5x PCI, 1x CNR
Ports: 2x Serial, 2x USB(rear), 1x Parallel, Audio
Onboard Audio: S/W Realtek ALC201A AC'97 CODEC
ATX Form Factor


Item: N82E16813130394 Model# 645E MAX-U
Rating: Shipping: Special FedEx Saver Shipping $5.00
Price: $55.00 Stock: YES

alex a May 13, 2003, 02:41am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
OK I will check it out. Thanx so much thow...I will be around here everyday just to see what every one is talking about. But now i gotta go to bed. hehe thanx for all info!

Dwight Looney May 13, 2003, 03:19am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Roy you posted : Hello,

The P4VXASD2+ motherboard deson't support DDR/333 memory modules due to
recent testing results, this was already updated on newer User's Manual
so you must have an older version of the manual. The fastest memory the
P4XVASD2+ motherboard supports is DDR/266, the performance difference
between DDR/266 and DDR/333 is negligible when running even
high-intensive graphics application.

If you are still looking for a DDR/333 support then the motherboard
doesn't support it and if this your priority, I suggest that you return
the motherboard. Again, you will only see a number difference between the
two memory when running system performance utility program.

ECSUSA Tech Support
Like I said this is their statement not mine.

on the 13th of may 03
funny thing, is I have the latest manual for this POS mobo ver. 5.0b and it states that it will run 333mhz ddr mem. Looks to me like ECS is just full of lies and mistruths. And as far as trying to send the board back, I contacted them three times for an RMA # and still have not gotten any response. I dont care if they are the second or even the largest mobo manufacturer in the world, they have very crappy products and tech support. I will be adding meta tags to my web site for ECS motherboards just so I can spread the word as to how sorry their products are.

ROY G May 13, 2003, 03:29am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Can't Flash P4VXASD2 BIOS: "Chipset/Flash part isn't available..."
Good idea Dwight ,I owned a ECS P4VXASD2+ it was a great mobo for 400fsb cpu`s .It said it would also take 533fsb cpu`s but it did`nt .You have a legit gripe.But they will not do a thing for you .The people who have benn lucky and got good ones they seem to work fine.I would not be afraid to say only 12% do what they say.that is 12 out of 100 not to good.But man when someone gets a good one they will fight you over saying something about them.If a person done a survey on mobo`s in the last year.just on this forum alone ECS would win hands down for being the worst mobo made to date.Just read this thread alone it is amazing what trouble you will find.When they work they do a good job.


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