I purchased motherboard with the manufacturer number of MB.G0409.005 (http://serversupply.com/MFGR/GATEWAY/MOTHERBOARD/DESKTOP%20BOARD/SOCKET%20AM2/MB.G0409.005.htm
) on 2/3/12. I had put it into my system and then proceeded to install upgrades from the Gateway website. I saw there was a BIOS update (file: 924G1P11.ROM) available so I tried to update my BIOS. Well, after updating my BIOS with the .ROM file that I had gotten from their website (http://support.gateway.com/us/en/product/default.aspx?tab=1&modelId=2283
) under the "BIOS" tab, but after that, the on board ATI graphics adapter is no longer working. I tried to contact Gateway with no luck and them telling me that they don't recommend updating the BIOS. I also tried to contact the place where I purchased the motherboard from and they said that they didn't have the original .ROM. The motherboard is also not listed on the Foxconn website either. I am running Windows 7 x64 Build 7601 and I am dual booting Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64 under the wubi installer. I have also tried using a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS live USB and that did not work as well. As far as I can tell, the BIOS will not even recognize it. I am now currently using a NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 graphics card that is plugged into the 16x PCI-E slot. I have found modified .ROM files that someone had done for this motherboard, but I don't want to risk it. And every forum and post I've come across has dead links to ones that someone has made a copy of the .ROM file and uploaded from their motherboard.
I've even tried to reset the CMOS battery but that didn't seem to work. I have also read about on INTEL boards, if you set the BIOS jumper properly and create a DOS boot CD/USB and load the .ROM file on there and plug it in to machine, the machine will actually flash the BIOS to the .ROM file on the DOS disk. However, I don't know if that would work with my AMD board because I haven't read a single article about it working with AMD boards and that also takes me back to my original problem about me not having the original .ROM file. And if it makes a difference, I didn't just flash it once, I think I flashed it about 6 or 7 times. I was trying to try different settings on the program to see if that would make a difference, but unfortunately, it didn't.If you need any information or if I did not make anything clear enough, please let me know. Thank you in advance for taking your time to read this and to help me.
My system is a Gateway DX4300-15e with 6 gb's of DDR2 RAM (originally 8 gb's of RAM, but a 2 gb stick blew out from a power surge, hence why I had to get a new motherboard) with a AMD Phenom II x4 970 64-bit Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz Socket AM3 processor.
Once again, thank you for reading this and thank you for the help in advance.