MSI 890FXA-GD70 die after BIOS update - FF blinking Tags: Chipsets BIOS CPUs MSI Motherboards Last response: February 25, 2013 11:18 PM in Motherboards Share ThiagoCMC June 14, 2012 5:56:26 AM Hi! 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 http://www.msi.com/product/mb/890FXA-GD70.html#/?div=BI... (file 7640v1E.zip), 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: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BIOS-CHIP-MSI-890FXA-GD70-/3803... ?? 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?! Thanks! Thiago More about : msi 890fxa gd70 die bios update blinking xtreme5 a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard June 14, 2012 6:38:55 AM try to reset the cmos. ThiagoCMC 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?! Thanks! Related resources [SOLVED] MSI 890FXA-GD70 : FF Debug code, won't load to edit BIOS - Forum [Solved-Ish] Cant unlock cores msi 890FXA-GD70 ; works on 790 - Forum MSI 890FXA-GD70 Phenom x6 system ... not posting? - Forum INTEL overclocking guide - Forum INTEL overclocking guide - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ThiagoCMC 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... xtreme5 a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard June 14, 2012 7:54:04 AM does your motherboard still under warranty? ThiagoCMC June 14, 2012 8:14:54 AM xtreme5 said:does your motherboard still under warranty? No. I'm afraid to ask... Is it gone?! It can be fixed?! ThiagoCMC 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? xtreme5 a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard June 14, 2012 10:18:08 AM dead. ThiagoCMC June 14, 2012 2:29:26 PM What I did wrong? ThiagoCMC 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?! :-/ ThiagoCMC 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. chrisgogreen February 19, 2013 3:17:20 AM Were you able to resolve this problem? I'm having the same issue with the fx 6300. ThiagoCMC February 25, 2013 11:18:32 PM Hi! 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. Best, Thiago Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumINTEL overclocking guide ForumMSI 890FXA-GD70 compatibility issue (Video Card, HD 5970) PLEASE HELP! Forum[ MSI ] 890FXA-GD70 won't post after successful boot ForumMSI 890FXA-GD70 will not post ForumMsi 890fxa-gd70 and fx 8350 keep hanging and restarting ForumUrgent help my fx 8350 and msi 890fxa-gd70 freezes ForumMy msi 890fxa-gd70 and fx 8350 freezes and restarting frequently ForumMSI 890fxa-gd70 won't post after Bios changes involving CPU/MEMORY ForumFlashed bios on MSI 890fxa-gd70 , stuck at initialization after restart ForumCan't crossfire with my MSI 890FXA-GD70 ForumCompatibility ForumFlash bios without floppy ForumAsus p8z77 wont boot past bios prompt, stuck in a continuous loop HELP ForumBios Forum[Solved] Z77 Mobo: Asrock Extreme6, MSI GD65 or GB UD3H? More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !