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I fixed bios issue with newer amd processors for my friend but one more got the same problem. I cant take my cpu at the moment to him but he is still p*s**g me off with the same question.. so would it be possbile to take out the flashed bios chip and replace it with a non-flashed bios chip while the pc is on?

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I'd like to know too!
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you would have to unsolder and re solder the chip it would be impossible pluss with it on it would be really easy to short something
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No!!!

you would have to unsolder and re solder the chip it would be impossible pluss with it on it would be really easy to short something
Well I've heard plenty of people reflash BIOS chips for a couple of money, and there's got to be some way for them to do it, right?
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Don't bios chips pop in a slot? I don't think you can do it with the computer on.
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you would have to unsolder and re solder the chip it would be impossible pluss with it on it would be really easy to short something
The BIOS chip is often removable. I have an EVGA nF4 on my desk if anyone needs.

As for the original question, it should be ok... should be... since in theory, the BIOS is no longer in use after the PC boots.
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I fixed bios issue with newer amd processors for my friend but one more got the same problem. I cant take my cpu at the moment to him but he is still p*s**g me off with the same question.. so would it be possbile to take out the flashed bios chip and replace it with a non-flashed bios chip while the pc is on?

Thnx for any answers...
but why do you want to pc on to do it. with my limited knowledge of electronics i still think it would not work. and messing around with electronics when there turned on is not the safest thing.
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lol No!!!! ok i get it then he have to come to me every f****** day and nag me lol :\\ well thnx 4 hlp


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The BIOS chip is often removable. I have an EVGA nF4 on my desk if anyone needs.

As for the original question, it should be ok... should be... since in theory, the BIOS is no longer in use after the PC boots.
i never knew they were removable i figured they were soldered in.
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i never knew they were removable i figured they were soldered in.
Naw... when you brick a board during a bad BIOS flash, you RMA it and they usually just swap out a new BIOS chip. Since the BIOS is the most likely thing to go bad on a mobo, it is much cheaper to make sure it is easily replaceable for manufacturers.
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