Two days later, after breaking the board in half, I exchanged it for another one and tried what guru suggested. When I turn on the system I just get a black screen with nothing on it. This was my assumption when I had the same problem. Sat Dec 10, 4: I tried to flash to the 1.

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Thu Nov 17, 4: All things considered, this board is a great performer, but we found some of its physical features to be awkward.

Then I created eccs boot disk using the award flash tool. That should solve your problem. The floppy drive port is located along its bottom edge of the board just under the last PCI slot, which makes it difficult to access if the board has already been mounted.

Cleared CMOS, nothing, tried spitting on the board, nothing.

Dec 25, Posts: Dual core processors kick ass! Palo Alto, CA Registered: Originally posted by redleader: Does anything at all show up on eccs black screen when the mobo powers up?

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ECS NFORCE4-A939

I recently tried to do this upgrade following Hat’s guide to avoid a reinstall which worked perfectly. This doesn’t include marginal boards which give the occasional crash. Tue Dec 13, Again, thanks to everyone for replying and OP – yes, dual cores do rock!

It’s been rattling all day today. I also get stats from a few nearby stores which lah the same thing. Dec 24, Posts: Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

This is not surprising considering its price tag. Right-click, select “Update driver”.

A word to the wise re: ECS nForce4-A939 boards from Fry’s

If you do this you’ll have to reapply hotfixes. DriverGuru Senator et Subscriptor Tribus: It comes with two bios chips, so that should help me stay out of trouble.

Unfortunately after the reboot I again ended up with a dead board. When I ran it everything appeared to flash correctly.

ECS NFORCE4-A – motherboard – ATX – Socket – nForce4 Overview – CNET

The location of the fan-cooled nForce4 chipset is also very close to ln PCIe slot, which may hinder cards that have cooling solutions on their top side. There are no manual registry changes needed. At any rate if you try flashing again and end up with another dead board you’ll probably be in the same boat as I am where you can’t return it. Originally posted by Skinless: So nfocre4-a939 I am where it all started, I’m guessing choosing bootblock is important, but it says nowhere that it was updated too.

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Fri Dec 09, 7: My ECS board will probably just go in the closet, because it’s only worth about as much as it would cost to get a new bios chip. Cons Floppy port in bad location, poor memory slots. And this is from the readme file: