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By dread_aus ·
I have a bit of a confusing issue here. I have recently installed an ASUS A7V 133C motherboard into my PC after I rather stupidly scratched my original A7V while replcing the fan Ever since the new board went in I have three major issues:

1) NO jpeg pictures will display properly, either in windows explorer (thumnails) or in web pages. I get a multicolored sparkle in the place of the image/s.
2) No Mpeg/avi files will play in any media player. Sometimes there is no picture or I get a really badly distorted image.
3) My sounds is very crackly and distorted.

Now the weird part is that all my games work perfectly. Sound and video is not an issue in games.

I have all the latest patches and updates for all my software and hardware.

My system is as follows:
AMD Athlon 800
256 Mb Ram (1x128 2x64)
GeForce 2 MX
Soundblaster Live
20Gb IBM & 6.4 Gb WD
SMC 10/100 Nic
Sony 52x CD
Acer 6x4x2

Heres what I have tried: Re-installed Win2k Prof with ALL the latest patches and updates eg Windows patches for Athlon's, latest Via drivers, latest Direct X, latest Detonator, latest sound etc
Moved the cards into different slots
Put different Video and Sound Cards in (no go)
Used my video and sound in other machines (worked)
I have just installed WinXP pro to see if it will make any difference - now my mp3's play but system sounds are still ratshit.

I didn't have a single problem before replacing the board ... has anyone come across this before ?? I think the M/board is screwed but thought I'd ask here before sending it back

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated as I'm pulling my hair out at the moment. :))

Dave

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by maxwell edison In reply to ASUS Motherboard problem

Dave,

Some Asus motherboards were originally shipped with BIOS that was not fully compatible with Windows 2000. And even though you bought an identical board, it is possible that the BIOS is different (a different version). It may be difficult to know at this point, since your old motherboard is gone, but do the two boards have the same BIOS version?

Since this is a problem (the lack of being fully compatible with W2K) acknowledged by Asus, I'd go to www.asus.com and search for the mostcurrent BIOS version for you particular board. Follow their instructions for flashing your BIOS. It's really not a difficult thing to do, and even though there are warnings about the possibility of causing permanent damage, if you follow the instructions you should have no problems.

Good luck,

Maxwell

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by dread_aus In reply to ASUS Motherboard problem

Its two different boards original was an A7V new one is an A7V 133 C. The 133C Bios has recently been updated but the only thing in the update is support for Athlon XP processors, no other fixes are displayed. I originally thought it was some kind of ACPI issue - a conflict of some sort since ACPI likes to route everything through the 1 interrupt but no fixes are avaliable and there is no option to turn off ACPI and use the old PnP method.

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by Krunch In reply to ASUS Motherboard problem

Hey Dave,

I found a post on the internet from an Aussie with an ASUS A7V 133C with the exact same problem. His system worked fine before upgrading the mobo after the upgrade he experienced severe crackling through his speakers. He simply switched out his sound card and that seemed to do the trick for him. It may be worth a try if you have another sound card or if you don't mind running to the store and back.

Cheers

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by dread_aus In reply to ASUS Motherboard problem

I've tried a new sound card and video card. Also I have just flashed the BIOS anyway and that hasn't done anything

An interesting point tho, When I went to flash the BIOS with the latest flash for the A7V133C I had an error message saying thatthe A7V133C flash was the wrong type, my current BIOS was an A7V133. Now checking my board again it says it is an A7V 133C rev 1.05 ?? Is the wrong BIOS on the board ???????

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by dread_aus In reply to ASUS Motherboard problem

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Still need help with this one

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by dread_aus In reply to ASUS Motherboard problem

Has anybody got any ideas ???

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by dread_aus In reply to ASUS Motherboard problem

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by Sprocket In reply to ASUS Motherboard problem

It could be a bios issue.
Its worth downloading the asus motherboard software to check all the bios and chip settings.
Flashing the bios is very risky and rarely fixes issues like this, esspecially on newer motherboards.
Years ago, you did need to massively patch AMD to work with windows, but you shouldn't need to now.

Have you tried emailing acus to ask them?

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by dread_aus In reply to ASUS Motherboard problem

Yep three times now, with no response, not happy with that

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