Try the system with basic configuration: just one memory stick on the blue DIMM closer to the processor, no hard drive or CD/DVD and try to use the embedded graphics (just for testing purposes). Finally move the BIOS jumper to maintenance mode (move the BIOS jumper one pin over) and then turn the system on. It should boot up the system to BIOS screen, set the default settings with F9 then F10 to save&exit. If it works start adding memory and hard drive and see if the system fails at certain point to narrow the problem. If the system is not posting try the BIOS recovery to the preview version 0020 using the following steps:
1) Turn the system off
2) Remove all the peripherals (keyboard, mouse and cd, DVD drive)
3) Remove the BIOS jumper from the board
4) Load the BE0020.BIO file in an empty flash drive hopefully no bigger than 2g and connect it to the back panel of your board
5) Turn the system on and wait for 10 minutes until you see the BIOS update screen.
6) Then boot to the BIOS and check the latest BIOS version was loaded correctly.
You can get the latest BIOS version for the following link:
If that works try to update the BIOS to the version 0028 then to the 0032.
What's Plan B as this didn't work.
Neither changing the BIOS jumper nor removing the jumper and working from the flash with .20 worked.
Intel really needs to double check that this BIOS really works, I've lost 2 motherboards to this .32 BIOS, once with the .exe file and once with the BIO file.
Both had .28 BIOS before the update, both are Rev .202 boards
So I guess I'm not the only one then?
FWIW, I contacted Intel Support, and they granted an RMA.
Is this a common issue with 0032? Just want to know if I should flash the replacement to 0032 when I get it :-)