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02-17-03, 10:59 PM
Linux 8.0 with latest Nvidia drivers
ASUS A7N8X Deluxe
AMD Athlon 2100
ATI Radeon 7500 64 MB
80 Gig Maxtor IDE
Norcent CDR
PC 2700 DDR 512 M

Have two questions:

1) When I try to update my BIOS to the latest available (1002) the AWDFLASH.EXE complains that the file size does not match! The size of the current BIOS file that is dumped ( for backup) is 256k and the size of the file I am trying to update with (a8nB1002.bin) is 256K. If I still try to update AWDFLASH.EXE just freezes up. What am I doing wrong?

2) The computer boots up stable (for days) only when I clear the CMOS by turning off the power and using the jumpers to clear it and then booting. If I boot without doing this I can get the OS to crash on the simplest of commands ( compile anything). I am replacing the CMOS battery tomorrow. Any other reason why this should happen?


02-18-03, 09:51 AM
be careful there is 2 different bios versions. 1 for Deluxe and 1 for non-Deluxe versions.

Also try going to www.NforcersHQ.com Forums. They have great help when needed.

02-21-03, 01:15 PM
I have the same board... recently upgraded the bios and it's size is 512k for the deluxe version.

02-27-03, 07:29 AM
You might find something useful in the AMDmd.com forums here (http://www.amdforums.com/forumdisplay.php?forumid=8).