Actually you are right I just retested it and my system still locks up. I must have done something wrong on the origional testing.ASUS have now supplied a BIOS update for the A7N8X-X which fixes the C1 halt crash. dated the 2004/04/21. So I assume that they will supply a patch for all nforce2 motherboards.
you mean the 1009 bios? It doesn't fix anything.
I'm using it and:
Asus A7N8X-X detected: BIOS IRQ0 pin2 override will be ignored
PCI: nForce2 C1 Halt Disconnect fixup
(I'm the one that told Len about the new bios that doesn't fix the pin2
bug and afair, the C1 Halt Disconnect fix checked for flawed values, ie,
this bios dosn't fix anything...)