have always had problems with this board. intermittently will not boot and emits one long and two short beeps. have had the graphics card thoroughly checked twice and the memory is corsair XMS2 which is recommended for this board.
in the past messing around with ram configs or moving the graphics card between slots has occasionally worked. this lead me to believe it may be ram problem and the board ran fine for around two months with only one of my two gb sticks in.
went to boot the board recently and it couldnt read the bios chip. stuck the mobo disk in and flashed the bios. the machine flashed the bios and then would not reboot and emitted the one long and two short beeps again (i know this is supposed to mean faulty graphics adapter but i have had the graphics card tested twice by the resellers and am confident this is not the problem). since this i have completely stripped down and rebuilt the pc and nothing has worked. unfortunately i have no other hardware to test stuff out with.
i have tried to get in touch with asus but as usual their legendary customer support cannot get back to me. i am uk based and it would seem that there is no component support line, only one for laptops. im at the end of my patience with this now and i just want to be able to play crysis on release. any suggestions?
This just came to me. That board has a cold boot issue. If you turn it off from the front power button, it won't load windows (bsod) after a while. The workaround is it to run memtest to keep it warm for 10-20 mins & then it loads windows ok. It weirded me out.