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After getting my 9450 @ 3.6 and stable I was on DFI's website and saw that there was a newer bios for my board so I go ahead an update it. After updating it in Windows I reboot and just get a black screen and nothing else no post screen or nothing. I knew I was screwed. Tried resetting cmos but it didnt help gets to the 2nd post screen but with one line of text and just hangs there. Just wondering how is DFI's RMA process is?
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Try pulling the CMOS battery for a while, let it sit without power for an hour or so.

Kind of a hail mary, but.......

If you have another system and a floppy (who has a floppy anymore? Besides me, I have 2 ) you could try to re-flash back.

I did a similar thing years ago, that's how I found out why everyone says don't mess with your BIOS unless you're having problems the new one is supposed to correct or if the new one adds functionality.
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Try pulling the CMOS battery for a while, let it sit without power for an hour or so.

Kind of a hail mary, but.......

If you have another system and a floppy (who has a floppy anymore? Besides me, I have 2 ) you could try to re-flash back.

I did a similar thing years ago, that's how I found out why everyone says don't mess with your BIOS unless you're having problems the new one is supposed to correct or if the new one adds functionality.
Ditto.

Happened to me quite a few times.

If it updated correctly, no reason for it to have bricked.
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Your biggest mistake was updating in Windows. NEVER use those utilities. I bricked a Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H that way. Haven't gotten around to RMA'ing yet. Been updating through the BIOS ever since, and no problems whatsoever.
     
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You updated your BIOS within windows?

Never do that my friend...never.
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How else can it be done master?
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If no luck, RMA it or buy a new BIOS chip that works for your mobo.
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I did remove the battery to clear the cmos I will try tomorrow and see what happens. I more pissed off cause I have that Q9450 but doesnt have a home. My gigabyte p35-ds3l woulldnt OC at all when I had it in their and my other Gigabyte board the P35-ds3r will probably be the same if I tried.
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How else can it be done master?
In your bios you can update off a usb or a floppy. Also Inflames is ownage I saw them live a 11/22/08 with Gojira & 36 CrazyFists.
    
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Ah that's no fun bud - hopefully their RMA will go through quickly. My wife overloaded our washing machine tonight and now it can do the spin cycle anymore (towels on one side nothing on the other = unbalanced = break something = RPM666 has to fix it

Bah - merry christmas all.
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