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    what is the safest way to flash a mobo bios? without there being any risk of total failure and not being able to ever use the pc again.my bios is a phoenix bios on a intel D845wn that has been slightly modified by my manufacturer.
    i need to know how to find out what bios i have (cos there is no identification string)
    how to flash
    and how to know if its been done ok

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    The best way is exactly the way that the motherboard manufacturer instructs ya to. This can be found in the mobo's manual or at their website and be sure to follow it to the letter otherwise you could have a dead mobo on ya hands. ;)
    <center>:cheers:</center>

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    And dead mobos are good for decoration, but as Wiggo would say, "but dead dont do SETI"

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    And the time old saying applies....

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

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    That saying has never applied to me :D and I always do un-needed fixing to my comp', including putting in more un-needed fans, replacing north-bridge heatsinks with un-needed Super socket 7 HSFs, putting small heatsinks on the south-bridge, cutting huge holes into my already swiss cheese case for better "un-needed" ventilation... I could go on for ages :p

    But I have no prob's, I guess it's all down to how clumsy you are

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    Socket 7 HSF's will work on a north bridge??? Tell me more...

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    Sure they work, all you have to do is take off the heatsink that was there before, and stick on a SS7 HSF with thermal glue then plug it into the PSU, and daa daa! you have a SS7 HSF on your Northbridge! :D

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    And it works well? ... i got a PC shop i can search throu to look for em.:afro:

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    the only way to mess up bios flash that i can think of is:
    a) get a wrong image
    b) use a wrong switch on the command line
    c) you floppy failing in the middle of the flash.

    Like Wiggo said, follow instructions and you should be OK
    :thumb:

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    Even if you get the wrong image, bios flashers check weither that the bios you have has the same product code as the image you want to flash on it.

    Or at least later motherboards have them. ;)

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