Often after installing a new BIOS , it will set everything to default settings , You may have to go into BIOS and check the volts for the RAM .Most DDR3-1333 is 1.5 volts .
Under detailed description it states: If your board's AA# is E64798-208 or later, you must use BIOS version 0319 or later. Earlier BIOS versions will not work.
So check if yours qualify the stated bios version and board.
I had the identical problem yesterday. Same double beep issue after client did BIOS update to 0333 .
It's a bad firmware revision that these plonkers at Intel have relaesed.
I've tried to contact them, but forget it over the weekend, thay dont even post a mail address.
Problem is your graphics card... I bet it's a fancy one. Mine is a GeForce 256 bit 470.
Changed card to a 64 bit GeForce 210 & every thing working fine.
Swopped card to a 128 bit 430 & system douible beeped again.
Swopped back to the 210 card & reverted bios to the previuos release 0319 & everything working AOK.
Didn't have any memory issue with 4 x 2gb ddr3 1.33ghz Hynix parts installed.
Client originally did bios update because of intermitent freezing of network peripherals from this system.
System is working fine on original VGA card now. No info on network problems as yet.
I had the exact same problem. I was able to successfully downgrade to BIOS version 0319 using a thumb driver to do a BIOS recovery as outlined here:
The update looked promising since it mentioned video card issues were fixed. I've had lots of trouble with my NVIDIA GTX460 but always suspected display driver issues, not motherboard. The card crashes (stops responding & restarts or just blue screen) much less frequently when I disable all the NVIDIA HD Audio drivers. Maybe this BIOS update issue is a clue for someone out there. There's definitely some sort of HD audio driver conflict going on. I use a single HDMI connection to my display & suspect that is also relevant.
PS. FWIW, my build: motherboard AA# E64798-207, Intel Core i7 860 CPU (retail, with included heatsink/fan) & 8 GB Geil DDR3 ram (7-7-7-24, 1.5 volt), Intel X25-M SSD (80 GB), Western Digital Caviar Black hard drive (1 TB, 7200 rpm), GeForce GTX 460 (GV-N460OC-1GI) video card, & LITEON iHS424 ODD.
As what I have stated in thread 2 bios version 0319 and above are for board with number starting with AA# E64798-208. So use bios version below 0319 since your board is the 207.
I think you misunderstand the Release Notes. Board version 208 & newer (there are no newer versions though) require BIOS version 0319 or newer (which would include version 0319 & version 0333). It says nothing about older board versions. BIOS versions 0319 & 0333 are supposed to work fine for older boards. At least that's the way I read it.
I reviewed the release notes and you're right. I don't know if there will be a new bios since the board has been labelled as EOL(end of life) by the website of Intel.
You hit the nail on the head. I had this same problem after upgrading this morning (I have a GeForce GTS 450 video card)....No video output and the BIOS beeps. I reverted back to the last release 0319 using the recovery jumpers on the motherboard and loading the .BIO file to a USB drive and everything works again. I've leardned the hard way that Intel software release testing isn't that great.
As far as your NIC freezing, I had this same problem a year or two ago using the original BIOS that came on the motherboard -- in my case, it would always happen after waking up from sleep mode. Applying the BIOS update fixed the problem.
Does BIOS 0336 solve this issue?
Finally got around to trying BIOS 0336 & it seems to be working just fine!