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    What does "flashed" mean? And if i got a new motherboard and new ram and a new power supply would it definately fix my problems?

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    Ya know, I was having a similar problem with my system. I flashed the BIOS, and nothing really happened. I had my girlfriend flash it for me....that sure got MY processor running, but didn't seem to do much for the motherboard. Hmmmm...

    As far as your problems....I've bought new motherboards, processors, RAM, fans, video cards, etc....and they've never solved any of my problems with acne or snails in the garden.
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    You might try this ...
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    Thank you, that fixed ALL my problems :rolleyes:

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    :rofl:
    Sorry buddy....just couldn't resist. I hope you took it well....and that site is hilarious.
    Anyway....I just flashed my BIOS today....it was easy with a program that ASUS packages with their motherboards, but you probably don't have that....you're gonna have to first find a BIOS for your motherboard (That's the set of hardware instructions and settings). The BIOS is put onto a memory chip which is "flashable"....in other words, you can put a new one on, but be VERY careful! If something goes wrong while flashing a BIOS, you may end up with NOTHING, and a motherboard that has to be sent back to the manufacturer. Look on the mobo for the name and revision numbers. Make sure you have the EXACT name, and find a BIOS that matches, and that's the newest revision. Often, the revision will state what problems it fixes. If you have trouble, there's a few free programs that will read all that for ya, just Google for them. Once you've found your correct BIOS, you'll need to make a backup of the original BIOS, in case the other doesn't work as expected. Here's a simple set of instructions.
    Now, you may be asking yourself: Why flash my BIOS? Well, seems that manufacturers are usually in a hurry to get boards out, and can't always make their boards compatible with every emerging technology and standard. Putting a flashable BIOS on the board allows them to meet new standards and compatibilities once they're ratified and approved, and cover their hineys and fix it. Also, a board may be sent out with many functions disabled or governed down so that they don't get them all sent back for crashing. After they've been on the market and used for awhile, they'll let ya have a little more room to play, so to speak.
    As for your problems....yeah, a new mobo, power supply and RAM will basically be giving you a brand new machine....perhaps even with a new set of problems to deal with. If the problem lays in your processor, the harddrive, or som random quark element, it's not gonna fix your (computer) problems. IMHO, I'd try and get it going with the equipment you have. If nothing else, you'll learn a heck of a lot, and you'll also know that all your peripheral stuff works, so if you decide to upgrade, you can rule those problem elements out. If it doesn't work out....well, you were gonna upgrade anyway....right?
    Hope that makes up a bit for pulling your leg. Good luck with the project, and listen to these guys here! They really do know what they're doing. They've taught me a whole lot, and with a sense of humor. I call them friends now....
    :cheers:
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