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Windows 7: Asus p5e3 Deluxe Bios Chip Location


21 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 
Asus p5e3 Deluxe Bios Chip Location

Asus p5e3 Deluxe Bios Chip Location

After years in IT I have had my first bios flash failure. Now I need to replace the bios chip on the motherboard. What I do know is that it is a 8 pin bios chip. However I can not find the location of the chip on my motherboard. Can anyone help and point it out on the motherboard? Thanks.

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS P5E3 Deluxe

Also I can post close up pics in needed.

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21 Jul 2011   #2

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This is on Page 2-3 of your motherboard manual.


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21 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

That it! Thanks. The only other thing that I need to know is how do you know which way to place the repacement bios chip.
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21 Jul 2011   #4

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There should be some letters/numbers on the face of the chip. Make note of the orientation of the writing to the motherboard (draw a picture!), and replace the new chip the same way.

Sometimes the chip itself has a notch on one side or the other, but it's hard to see when it is on the board.
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21 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

The bios chip is very small so I will just take alot of pics before I replace it. Just need to soder it off then soder the new chip on.
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21 Jul 2011   #6

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Use a marker or some paint to mark one corner of the chip before you take it off. Then you can inspect for any orientation markings afterward.
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21 Jul 2011   #7
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Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beta View Post
The bios chip is very small so I will just take alot of pics before I replace it. Just need to soder it off then soder the new chip on.
Hope you're prepared to replace the motherboard if/when that goes wrong.

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Really hope you know what you're doing and have the proper soldering iron, or you will find yourself with one very dead motherboard in short order.


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21 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

I just got off the phone with a co-worker that will do it for me. It will be fine. I just wish that you could just plug a flashdrive into a certian port and by default look for a rom file and boot using that bios. Then once the computer is booted flash the carupted bios with the new one.
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21 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Have you checked your motherboard manual to see if there's a way to install a Recovery BIOS through a USB thumb drive? Many boards have a jumper that performs that function. Why are you replacing the chip? Never heard of a failed flash destroying the chip. You should look into that before possibly killing the board.
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21 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

From what I have read it is only during the process that you can recover from a bad flash. Look at the manual found at the link below.

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