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Windows 7: Finally fired up new system


30 Apr 2011   #1

DOS^
 
 
Finally fired up new system

Hello,

I finally had the time to put together some parts I've bought over a period of time.

I posted the specs.

Do some boards, not beep during startup?

The bios doesn't take up the full screen on my 22in monitor. I was scared because even after installation of Windows 7 it was still about half the screen filled.

After an AMD driver install and restart, I was able to get the full screen only after Windows begins to boot.

I probably need a bios update but my previous board I could do that over a Windows enviroment.

I looked at ASUS website but couldn't find the info I needed for a bios update.


Thanks for any information that can be shared.

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30 Apr 2011   #2

DOS^
 
 

Hello,

The bios issued was resolved by connecting a VGA adapter and after making sure settings are correct, replacing with DVI connector.

Maybe there is a bios update to address that issue. It was entirely to small to access the bios with a DVI cable.
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30 Apr 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional
 
 

I built a friend's computer using the same board (M4A87TD EVO) but with a HD5830 and a 42" Full HDTV, and had none of the issues you describe, perhaps, before installing windows i flashed to latest motherboard bios.
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30 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Alright there was nothing wrong to begin with! The BIOS not taking up the whole screen is not an issue, the graphics card just was not scaling, stretching or otherwise trying to make the small resolution of the BIOS screen fit onto the much higher resolution of the monitor. Keeping text sharper.

However, maybe your BIOS is like my Dell, it had an option for scaling to the full resolution of my monitor. But I prefer it to be off. I don't access the BIOS that much.

As for beeping Motherboards...as far as I know, motherboards only beep when there is a problem in this day and age.
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30 Apr 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
As for beeping Motherboards...as far as I know, motherboards only beep when there is a problem in this day and age.
Actually you should get one beep when powering up indicating that everything is OK. Any more beeps than that single beep indicates a problem. You also have to have connected a speaker to the appropriate header on the motherboard for it too happen. Some cases will have one built in, and for those that don't you need something like this,

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For eldinv's new motherboard the speaker header is grouped in with the rest of the front panel headers,

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30 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Actually you should get one beep when powering up indicating that everything is OK.
I suppose that was the case with older and more custom computers. But I've not heard a computer beep when starting up unless there was a problem, for many years now. I've work with thousands of computers on a daily bases at work. None of them beep when starting up, even the old one from 2000 do not beep.

Honestly I would find that super annoying if my computer beeped every time it started up.
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30 Apr 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Every PC I've ever owned beeped on power up, providing it had a speaker connected to the motherboard. Speaker in this case,< pun intended, being what Stormy13 posted above. If you don't hear the beep there probably isn't any internal speaker connected to the motherboard header. Both of my ASUS motherboards have a BIOS flash option in the BIOS itself. It works like updating the firmware on a router. You just point it to the file and let it do its thing.
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