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January 15, 2013 9:09:56 PM

its my first build and when i try boot the cpu led and ram led are on and it turns off after a second or two and trys to boot back up again i dont no what to do my setup is
8GB-Kit Patriot Viper3 BLACK MAMBA, 2133MHZ
i5 3570k
p8z68-v gen3
any help would be appricated thanks :) 

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January 15, 2013 9:13:49 PM

Hi, The CPU requires a newer BIOS version.
Check the original BIOS (a barcode sticker on the motherboard - the last 4 digits stand for the board's BIOS version).
If older than 3201, you would have to update the BIOS for the CPU to work.
Some options: buy a BIOS chip and replace the board's one (it's on socket), or use a supported CPU for flashing the BIOS, or contact the retailer and see if they can help.
If newer than 3201, try testing the board outside the case with a minimum configuration. Check all connections (24 and 8-pin power cables, if RAMs are correctly inserted a.s.o).
January 15, 2013 9:19:11 PM

alexoiu said:
Hi, The CPU requires a newer BIOS version.
Check the original BIOS (a barcode sticker on the motherboard - the last 4 digits stand for the board's BIOS version).
If older than 3201, you would have to update the BIOS for the CPU to work.
Some options: buy a BIOS chip and replace the board's one (it's on socket), or use a supported CPU for flashing the BIOS, or contact the retailer and see if they can help.
If newer than 3201, try testing the board outside the case with a minimum configuration. Check all connections (24 and 8-pin power cables, if RAMs are correctly inserted a.s.o).

ok its older:(  what do you think would be the best and cheapest way to do it?thanks so much for your help
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January 15, 2013 9:28:24 PM

It depends. If a local shop available, ask them if they can program a BIOS chip and how much it would cost.
A BIOS chip flashed with the latest version is about 15$ on ebay. If in US, you can order one from ASUS eStore. It's easy to replace it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLEQoWRq41k
If ordering one, make sure it's exactly for your board's model, as there are other several ASUS Z68 models.
Or, if you don't hurry, you can try RMA-ing it and asking for a BIOS update.
January 15, 2013 9:39:05 PM

alexoiu said:
It depends. If a local shop available, ask them if they can program a BIOS chip and how much it would cost.
A BIOS chip flashed with the latest version is about 15$ on ebay. If in US, you can order one from ASUS eStore. It's easy to replace it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLEQoWRq41k
If ordering one, make sure it's exactly for your board's model, as there are other several ASUS Z68 models.
Or, if you don't hurry, you can try RMA-ing it and asking for a BIOS update.

thanks very much thought i was going to have to get a new mobo.is this one ok for my model http://www.ebay.com/itm/BIOS-Chip-ASUS-P8Z68-V-GEN3-/40...
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January 16, 2013 3:52:27 AM

Yes, it is.
Take care at the chip's position for correctly installing the new one. Good luck!
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