cleared cmos and the same thing happens.
Can you walk us through how you cleared the CMOS?
If you had access to a CH341A BIOS programmer, then you could look into flashing the BIOS chip yourself, though you will need a donor system to run the software to flash the BIOS chip.
any motherboard reccomendations that would work out the box?
For which processor? The older one or the newer one? You might want to parse your full system's specs in order for us to get a full picture. To add, you will also need to mention your location, budget, and preffered site for purchase.
List specs like so: