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Can't get past American Megatrends splash screen to access BIOS; EC Flash error? (ASUS Crosshair V)

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I recently built a new rig. My motherboard is an ASUS Crosshair V Formula, and the CPU is an AMD FX-8350.
I didn't find out until today that the version of BIOS that ships with the board doesn't support the new Vishera, and I need to update to the new version of BIOS to even get the computer to post.

I installed my old Phenom II x4 955 BE into the motherboard, rigged everything up, and now it will post... sort of...
It loads up, displayes the American Microtrends spash screen, and gives me the message...

"AMIBIOS(C)2011 American Megatrends, Inc.

ASUS Crosshair V Formula ACPI BIOS Revision 1102
CPU: AMD Phenom(tm) II x4 955 Processor
Speed: 3200MHz

Total Meory: 4096MB (DDR3-1066)
USB Devices Total: 1 Drive, 1 Keyboard, 1 Mouse, 0 Hub

Please enter setup to recover BIOS setting.
The data in the EC or EC Flash might be corrupted.
Please contact ASUS technical support for help.
System will shut down after 15 seconds."


I have the new BIOS rom on a flash drive, ready to go... but I can't get into BIOS because the motherboard gets to here, and then shuts off...

I tried checking my connections, RAM seating (1 stick of RAM in the farthest slot), used a different stick of ram, used ANOTHER different stick of ram (different brand and speed), tried the ram in both the first and farthest slots, removing the CMOS battery, using the Clear CMOS button, and clearing CMOS via the jumpers... i'm kind of stumped, though.
What in the world is causing this? I'm so incredibly close to finally having the build up and running, I just need to do a simple BIOS flash, but I just can't get into BIOS, a mere 1 screen away, and it's driving me insane....

Any help? I feel like this is something incredible simple ._.
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If you're in the US or Canada, send me an email or PM. I should be able to get a new BIOS chip sent out to you after I collect some particulars. Otherwise, it looks like you're going to have to RMA the board.
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