I had this setup build in early october, and overall im pretty satisfied with my computer thus far..
My only problem is i am having trouble accessing my BIOS.
I would like to access my BIOS to try some over clocking and to enable my turbo boost for the processor, but when ever i try to access it using the Delete key it freezes up
and i have to shut the computer down manually by holding the power on button. I am using a USB key board and mouse i don't if that makes a difference.
my setup is
Xion Predator 970 Gaming Series Mid Tower Case w/ 2 External Removable HDD Bays
You can try updating the BIOS. Use the EZ Flash in... BIOS. Read the manual firstly for how to, cause it might render the board unusable, if something goes wrong during the process.
You can download the file from http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A97_LE_R...
Unzip and save it on a FAT formatted USB stick.
so in other words im pretty much screwed.... going to call the manufacture support line and see if i can get some help from the IT's over there... this is pretty frustrating i just want to over clock a little because it doesnt seem like the amd over drive feature in the catalyst feature is helping
Sorry, I've missed you can't access the BIOS.
You have two more options: in Windows, using the ASUS Utility or in DOS.
Read the manual and follow the steps. I suggest updating the BIOS in DOS. Allthough I've always used the Windows utility, without issues, it's more risky.
Even if something goes wrong you can order a new BIOS chip from ebay or ASUS estore and replace the board's one. It's about 20$.