Originally posted by: dot_pixel651
i have seen many instances where motherboards dont come with the latest bios and if you were to install a CPU that the bios does not recognize, it wont boot. when this happens, you are forced to put in an older cpu which most likely you might not have or RMA it to the mfg to get it flashed. this is sometimes a pain to do. will there one day be a way to boot a computer without the recognition of cpu just enought to get into bios and its flash utility in order to flash the bios without the cpu?
i think asus boards already do this (mine does anyways) since i had to do this to get it to boot with my fx-60 but the bois was much older then the processor (minus the 'without' part since you can leave the new one in there the whole time)
i know on mine atleast it'll turn on get a picture on the screen and all that it'll just say some message i don't remember and not go any farther, and then you'd just tap alt+F2 right as you press the power button and what's called 'EZ flash' would appear with read what's in your drive and do all the flashing from there before comp even is able to start doing the normal start up
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