Solved i need to find free bios updates

June 24, 2016 at 22:31:37
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hii friends!

few weeks ago my pc restarted some times. and some times showed blue screens. i had try all the tricks.(change rams,clean rams, change hard disk & cd rom conectors) finalay i was fully formated pc using windows 7. but error is didn't end. i was formated pc again using windows xp. but didn't fix the problem. but didn't fix restrat and blue screen erorr
i can't find or think solution now. now i think it is bios problem. how to update my bios?

my pc is Asus sis 651
boad number= L4S5MG3
15-H14-012101
rev 2.1

bios version= phoenix technologies,ltd 600 pg 2003-11-14

please help me friends. thank you very much!


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✔ Best Answer
June 25, 2016 at 08:26:16
"The symptom you describe reminds me of the rash of motherboards shipped with capacitors that were destine to fail"

Excellent point! I suspect you may have hit on the Best Answer.

I was given an old Compaq S478/P4 system several months ago that was experiencing all sorts of problems. After going thru a lot of the steps mentioned above (swapping RAM, formatting/reinstalling Windows, etc), I found that there were a couple of swollen capacitors. I happened to have an identical board laying around so I double checked the caps, found them to be good, swapped the boards, & the system runs fine again.

The majority of the bad caps were manufactured between 1999-2003 so your L4S5MG3 board falls within the time frame of the "Capacitor Plague".

"Most of the affected capacitors were produced from 1999 to 2003 and failed between 2002 and 2005. Problems with capacitors produced with an incorrectly formulated electrolyte have affected equipment manufactured up to at least 2007"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capac...



#1
June 24, 2016 at 23:03:46
BIOS updates can be found on the manufacturer's web site. But this doesn't sound like a BIOS problem. I'd guess at a possible PSU or problem.or even a m/b fault.

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#2
June 24, 2016 at 23:45:48
some times pc work fine. but ram cards show harf of rams. ex: 1gb ram showing 512mb
i have change lot of rams.but same resualt
dear freind how will i find bios updates? my m.boad and bios details in previous msg

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#3
June 24, 2016 at 23:52:46
I've told you where to find BIOS updates - the manufacturer's web site. Be sure that you understand how to apply them safely.

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#4
June 25, 2016 at 05:39:25
The message on the blue screen tells you what the problem is, then you have to figure out what needs to be done to fix it. Unfortunately you didn't provide that info. If you're just seeing a flash of the blue screen & then the system restarts, you should disable the auto-restart feature in Windows so that the blue screen is fully displayed. Then you will be able to properly troubleshoot the problem.

It's unlikely updating the BIOS is going to help & if you do it incorrectly, it will be the end of your motherboard. That's not necessarily a bad thing because your board is crap, lol. There are a several possible causes of random restarts - power supply is failing, CPU is overheating, RAM is bad, etc.

There are different versions of the L4S5MG3 so you will have to know exactly which board you have. Scroll down to socket 478:

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Pr...

"but ram cards show harf of rams. ex: 1gb ram showing 512mb
i have change lot of rams.but same resualt"

Your board accepts a max of 1GB per slot of DDR333 (PC2700). If the density is wrong, it will only recognize 1/2 of the capacity. Did you test the RAM with memtest86 or memtest86+? If not, that's where you should start.

http://www.memtest86.com/

http://www.memtest.org/


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#5
June 25, 2016 at 07:29:58
The symptom you describe reminds me of the rash of motherboards shipped with capacitors that were destine to fail.

Inspect the motherboard looking for bad capacitors. Click on the link below to see what you are looking for.

https://www.google.com/search?q=bad...


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June 25, 2016 at 08:26:16
✔ Best Answer
"The symptom you describe reminds me of the rash of motherboards shipped with capacitors that were destine to fail"

Excellent point! I suspect you may have hit on the Best Answer.

I was given an old Compaq S478/P4 system several months ago that was experiencing all sorts of problems. After going thru a lot of the steps mentioned above (swapping RAM, formatting/reinstalling Windows, etc), I found that there were a couple of swollen capacitors. I happened to have an identical board laying around so I double checked the caps, found them to be good, swapped the boards, & the system runs fine again.

The majority of the bad caps were manufactured between 1999-2003 so your L4S5MG3 board falls within the time frame of the "Capacitor Plague".

"Most of the affected capacitors were produced from 1999 to 2003 and failed between 2002 and 2005. Problems with capacitors produced with an incorrectly formulated electrolyte have affected equipment manufactured up to at least 2007"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capac...


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#7
June 26, 2016 at 05:45:36
An error code would be appreciated. What windows are you booting? Could be ATA/AHCI setting, could be safe boot setting, it could be bad/damaged/corrupted files or drivers. Please list error codes and details.

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