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MSI 890FXA-GD70 die after BIOS update - FF blinking

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June 14, 2012 5:56:26 AM


This is my first post here! Thanks in advance!

I have one MSI 890FXA-GD70 (with AM3+ logo at the MOBO box) which was running fine with a Athlon X4.

The BIOS version was 1.9 but, I just bought a FX6100 and within the CPU box, there is a red alert, telling me to update the BIOS before use this CPU.

So, I download BIOS version 1.14 from (file, unpack it to a USB (FAT formated) and go to MZ-Flash at BIOS screen...

The update runs... I saw a message like this:

writing BIOS.... 100%
rebooting in 5...4...2..1....

BAM! Motherboard dies, even before installing my new FX6100 CPU...

At the MOBO display, a FF messsage keeps blinking...

What can I do?!?!

Do I need to buy this: ??

Also, I have a second MSI890FXA-GD70 for backup, working fine now, its BIOS version is 1.9 but, when I try to install the new CPU FX6100 without any BIOS upgrade, I saw FF blink again... It works ONLY with Phenom X6 or lower...

What's going on?!

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June 14, 2012 6:38:55 AM

try to reset the cmos.
June 14, 2012 6:41:18 AM

Also, I didn't do a BIOS backup but, if I made, how to restore it?! If the MOBO don't even boot anymore...

As I have a second equal MOBO, I was thinking to make a backup of its BIOS, and restore it on the faulty hardware but, how?!

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June 14, 2012 6:42:15 AM

xtreme5 said:
try to reset the cmos.

I already tried that... Using the button and the jumper, also, removing the battery for a long time... No effect...
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June 14, 2012 7:54:04 AM

does your motherboard still under warranty?
June 14, 2012 8:14:54 AM

xtreme5 said:
does your motherboard still under warranty?


I'm afraid to ask... Is it gone?! :( 

It can be fixed?!
June 14, 2012 8:18:52 AM

This MOBO was intended to work with the CPU FX6100 AM3+ socket?!

Why it does not work if it say so? Any idea?
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June 14, 2012 10:18:08 AM

June 14, 2012 2:29:26 PM

What I did wrong?
June 14, 2012 3:00:25 PM

Also, the eBay BIOS CHIP seller is telling that it isn't dead, it can be fixed...

Who should I believe?! :-/
June 24, 2012 5:09:57 AM

I'm working to try to fix my motherboard...
Once I got an answer, I update this thread.
February 19, 2013 3:17:20 AM

Were you able to resolve this problem? I'm having the same issue with the fx 6300.
February 25, 2013 11:18:32 PM


Yes, my MOBO was fixed, by removing the BIOS chip, rewriting it and soldering it back.

Sorry to not return to you guys before...

The user `xtreme5' does NOT knows what he is talking about.