I need to resusitate an old ASUS A8N32-SLI (rev 1.01) motherboard that, IIRC (been a couple of years or so), has a corrupted BIOS that followed a bad monitoring program installation (had a core at 250C, idle, when it was running.
There used to be some businesses that sold new BIOS chips, with the option of the latest version, for socketed motherboards - anyone know of a reliable one? I'm in the process of contacting Badflash.com - anyone know about them?
In the interim, I'll be putting a bare system together and seeing if I can find a BIOS and loading program for it that I can boot, and flash, from.
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Found the BIOS and several update programs to update with - I think I have a floppy drive and discs somewhere but if it's possible, it'd be a lot easier if I boot from a USB stick with the programs loaded (also some of the optional programs are WAY to big for a floppy) - are there going to be any issues from doing this?
I haven't tried it like this before as I normally do BIOS updates through Windows and haven't used the floppy method in many years - obviously, the former is not an option in this case.
Thanks for the link, mate, as I recall, it was unstable, frequently needing several attempts to boot after loading the utility and uninstalling it ddn't make much difference. I just put it aside and used another m/b that worked for several years as a backup system. The replacement cooked it's chipset (seized fan) and now I'm looking to get the original board working, if possible, as otherwise it'd be a M/B, RAM and CPU upgrade that I really don't want to do - $$$ are a lot tighter nowadays .
It was a high end setup in it's day (FX60 and 2G of fast RAM), shame to dump it all.