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How can one flash the A8N32-SLI BIOS chip ?

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  1. Skybuck

    Skybuck Guest


    I am more the kind of "do it yourself" type when it comes to
    computers :)

    Flashing the (presumably) dead BIOS chip myself seems interesting.

    So far I have learned of two options:

    1. Hot swapping the bios. (weir/unreliable and dangerous)

    2. Use an external device.

    *** Option 1 ***:

    I read about "hot swapping" the bios, but that seems way to dangerous.

    And it's also weird I don't understand it, to help me understand it a
    little bit I need a history lesson and more ;):

    Were interrupts handled by CPU or BIOS back in the old days ?

    Nowadays some say the BIOS is loaded into RAM (shadowed), does that
    mean the CPU actually executes the BIOS code ?

    Some say hot swapping works because of just that ! Since the BIOS is
    in RAM, the bios chip can be removed while the computer is ON !

    And it will even continue functioning ?!?

    Amazing... I never tried it... especially not with my motherboard...
    anybody tried it ?

    Is it really true ??? How can that be ??? Does the CPU execute the
    bios code ???

    Maybe the BIOS code is just like another piece of software/program/DLL
    library that gets sorta linked to programs... how all this works ???
    hmm kinda strange...

    Whatever the case may be, it's not recommended by others and I can
    sure understand why ;)

    So that leads to option 2

    *** Option 2 ***:

    Use a device.

    For that I have following questions:

    What kind of chip is it ?

    What kind of devices are available ?

    How much do these devices cost ?

    What's the cheapest device ? ;)

    How much does such a bios chip cost ?

    Where can I order one ?

    Thanks for any answers.

    I am totaly newb to this any help and/or info is greatly appreciated

  2. Skybuck

    Skybuck Guest


    I like the idea of replacing the "flashable bios chip" with a "rom
    bios chip" if possible.

    To prevent any cracks/hacks/viruses/worms/etc from fucking up my

    Can I also make my own rom bios chip ?


  3. Dat hoef je niet meer te vermelden, want dat is intussen wel
    Domme Limbo!

  4. d.schatkamer

    d.schatkamer Guest

    Don't feed the troll ;-)
  5. ßiagio®

    ßiagio® Guest

    Greets, ßiagio®
  6. Skybuck

    Skybuck Guest

    This is pretty technical information.

    So I have sent an e-mail to asking for more information
    about the bios chip.

    Like chip model, type, price, devices, device prices, and if they sell
    it ;)

    Could be interesting...


  7. Put on nothing but a long raincoat, sneak up on the chip and flash
    it. Now, was that so hard?

    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
  8. Skybuck

    Skybuck Guest

    Put on nothing but a long raincoat, sneak up on the chip and flash
    Good joke ! =D

    I wish it worked :)

  9. Skybuck

    Skybuck Guest

    Leuk spel:

    Wie is de troll ? ;)

  10. mpm

    mpm Guest

    Hey Skybuck,

    I think I know what's wrong with your motherboard...

    I think Mike or Graham mentioned earlier this is really not the right
    forum for the types of questions you ask. I would add that it's not
    the right place to seek mental health assistance either.

    Seriously, do you think any of us here give a damn about your broken
    motherboard theories at this point? Go get some electronics
    troubleshooting skills, or some lithium, or a new computer, or
    whatever. Just get off S.E.D.
  11. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    You're also a habitual cross posting troll.
  12. Guest

    Nonsense !

    Tell it to the dead BIOS cause the face ain't listening :)

  13. JackShephard

    JackShephard Guest

    No, you're a total retard when it comes to computers.
    You need a chip burner, and you need the chip OUT of the motherboard.
    I think that you don't even know what the term "hot swapping" means.
    You cannot program it while it is IN the MOBO with an "external

    There are bootable CDs with BIOS fixer apps built into them for your
    MOBO, idiot.

    You are in the dark. You tackling any task in electronics is a joke.
    A LOT more. You need to take basic algebra, advanced algebra, trig,
    and THEN you need a basic electronics course, then some advanced
    electronics, and I think that you STILL wouldn't get it, because you lack
    the aptitude for electronics.
    You're lost.
    You're completely lost.
    You are what they call on Saturday Night Live... and the film "All of
    Me"... a "big dope".
    Big dope.
    Didn't you already fry your motherboard?
    Are you really human?
    How can a human be so stupid?
    It is an acronym for Central Processing Unit.
    Yes, you are more than "kinda strange", boy.
    What others have recommended to you is that you cease posting this CRAP
    that you keep posting.

    You jumping off a tall bridge?
    OK... Use a tall building instead.
    One that is far beyond you capacity to understand.
    You could use a big butcher knife and do it Japanese suicide style.
    pretty cheap... Try the dollar store.
    Try the dollar store. They have real cheap knives.
    One fourth to one half the price of the MOBO.
    If you know the brand, GOOGLE IT, idiot.
    Take this tripe and shove it.
    Bullshit. You pulled this same tired CRAP last year.
    Please... make that a true remark of exodus.
  14. Skybuck

    Skybuck Guest

    Has it ever occured to you that this is a public newgroup which
    millions of people could read ?

    Has it ever occured to you that by helping me you could help millions
    of others ?

  15. Skybuck

    Skybuck Guest

    Please get off usenet dude.

    I seek serious answers to my questions.

    Not this garbished.

  16. Skybuck

    Skybuck Guest

    Only fools responding so to answer my own questions:

    The BIOS chip for the motherboard is probably a:


    Which means I would need an:

    EEPROM chip burner.

  17. Skybuck

    Skybuck Guest

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  19. Skybuck

    Skybuck Guest

    Note to myself:

    Ignore assholes complaining about "trolling, crossposting, etc".

    Asus probably bunch of retards.

    The real solution is to include the NVIDIA newsgroup.

    The chipset on the Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard was designed by

    Therefore the NVIDIA newsgroup is the correct place for these

    NVIDIA newsgroup added to cross postings :)

    Now the real search for some good information can be begin by
    searching for NFORCE 4 chipset documents ;)

  20. Skybuck () schreef:
    Has this ever occured to *you*, for that matter?
    You're beyond help.
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