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How do you update the BIOS on a Asus P5N-D without a supported CPU?

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I've purchased an Asus P5N-D board that I discovered after the fact, has the initial (original) BIOS Rev. on it. This Rev. will not support the CPU I have. So, short of acquiring another CPU that is supported by the original BIOS, is there a way to update this board?
I have another system with the same motherboard that has the latest BIOS Rev. I have tried exchanging the CMOS chips but that does not work.
Another possibility is the board is toast. The LED light comes on and the fans run and the monitor recognizes the video card turns on BUT it will not POST and there is no display.

Thanks for any help out there!
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Samsung 840 Pro 120GB EK Supremacy (CPU) NF F12's P/P (360 Rad)  NF A14's (420 Rad)  
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