Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe
I agree about the PSU. That's why I mentioned it in my post above. Over time PSU's can degrade somewhat.
Good Afternoon all...
First of all I would like to personally thank you all for all your help and support as you've just been wonderful and I appreciate your support you deserve a pat on the back for your support. No I really mean this... although, I do have an answer to all my troubles and believe me it's such a lame excuse but its a viable one.
I've just come off the phone with the suppliers, and spoke to a gentleman who answered all my questions, it was a pleasure to speak to somebody who was singing off the same hymn sheet, so to speak that is. Well it's transpired the cause of the problem is the BIOS needs updating. Although I initially thought of this in the first place it was the first thing I thought of before I started testing to see what the cause of the problem was, although, tiredness got the better of me and I forgot to add the following to the diagnostic tests.
10.0 Checked ASUS website for BIOS update, Crosshair V Formula 0813 BIOS 07/10/2011 was the release date which coincides with the release of the AMD Bulldozer 8 Core CPU.
10.1 Updated BIOS now -
If I was already an AMD user I'd be laughing because all I need to do is basically put in an AMD AM3 and the board will boot without any problems. update the BIOS which I have ready on a pen drive reboot and check the BIOS is up to date. Then power down and remove the CPU and then put the new one back in again and it will be working.
It's a bit naughty of ASUS to sell a motherboard which is AM3+ FX ready which it's clear to me that it's bl***y not because if it was then, myself and other people who have purchased this motherboard wouldn't be in this position in the first place. Am I p****d, dam right I am.
This is a completely new build, okay granted I'm using the same PSU because it's only 2 years old in perfect working order. it's not a cheep PSU either it was expensive. So the bottom line here is.
If you get anybody else that has purchased an ASUS Crosshair V Formula/Thunderbolt or the ASUS Crosshair V Formula and they are unable to boot their system, then they need to update the BIOS to Crosshair V Formula 0813
all you need to do if you are already an AMD user then just install you AM3 CPU and boot the system and then update the BIOS and then re-install the new CPU and then it should work.
I've been a customer of ASUS for over 12 years now and this is the first time I have ever come across this. You could say it's luck; although, In my view I think ASUS has hurt their reputation with this because I'm not the only person with the same problem. My suppliers have dealt with a few other people, and ASUS has advised them to advise their customers. "If they are already AMD AM3 users then they need to update the BIOS before installing the new AMD FX 6100 or 8100 AM3+ CPU because they have made changes to the CPU support within their new BIOS update."