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Cant change anything in bios, or the PC will not boot

My mobo is a Asrock Alive NF6P-VSTA

i had an AMD anthlon 64 x2 4200+ but i upgraded to a 4600+

Now, if i try to change something in the bios config (For example, make HDD the first boot device, or some other stupid and not OC related thing) the pc will not boot (nothing in the screen, hdd activity led not turned on) until i reset it via the "reset" button 3 times (yeah actually, it boots everytime after the third reboot), can someone help me to make it normal again? i hate to use "default configs" in bios, but is the only way to make it boot every time.

Thanks. [:edszx:9]
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  1. did you check the bios version before you upgrade the cpu .
  2. scout_03 said:
    did you check the bios version before you upgrade the cpu .


    If for "check" you mean that if i know if the bios version is compatible, yes, it is, is the newest bios for my Mobo, i don't think downgrading will help, also i tried to reset CMOS via mobo jumpers, and that didn't solved it either.
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    keep the latest bios,you drive is ide or sata because sata goes port 1 first also see your user manual on page 23 to 29 for sata drive settings for this board then read the bios part for ide and other settings,this is the cpu support list check if you find the new one http://www.asrock.com/mb/NVIDIA/ALiveNF6P-VSTA/?cat=CPU
  4. scout_03 said:
    keep the latest bios,you drive is ide or sata because sata goes port 1 first also see your user manual on page 23 to 29 for sata drive settings for this board then read the bios part for ide and other settings,this is the cpu support list check if you find the new one http://www.asrock.com/mb/NVIDIA/ALiveNF6P-VSTA/?cat=CPU


    Yeah, my hdd is on port 1, but i don't think the problem is hdd related, because i cant change anything (even usb legacy), it seems that the processor is not "officially" compatible with the mobo, that seems unrelevant to me, bios detect it correctly and windows 7 too.

    Thanks.
  5. the other thing that this board have driver up to vista only .
  6. scout_03 said:
    the other thing that this board have driver up to vista only .


    You should know that it doesn't really matters, windows 7 can use most of the vista drivers, i have W7 since like 6 months (before changing the cpu) ago without problems.
  7. did you have bios beep codes you could also check this board faq http://www.asrock.com/support/faq.asp?c=General
  8. scout_03 said:
    did you have bios beep codes you could also check this board faq http://www.asrock.com/support/faq.asp?c=General


    No bios BEEP codes, also, i just checked the complete faq, and it doesn't says anything related.

    Thanks again. [:edszx:8]
  9. if you put back the 4200 could you do something in the bios ?
  10. scout_03 said:
    if you put back the 4200 could you do something in the bios ?


    My god, i don't want to do that, ill have to reaply thermal compound, and removing that heatsink is a real pain...
  11. the other you could try find a friend that could test that 4600 cpu for you .
  12. Well... it just... solved for itself... so, well that's good ^^ thanks for your help!
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