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I flashed the wrong BIOS...I am an idiot

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I cannot believe I did this. I haven’t gotten enough sleep lately and my finger got ahead of my eyes and I pressed the enter key right before I read the "expert only". Is there anything I can do? This is so noob and completely something I wouldn't do...I am so embarrassed I want to kill myself.

The app I was using didn't give me a "are you sure this it the correct bios" or anything it just did it...

I am an idiot. Give me a fix or kill me now...please.
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what were you flashing? if its Vcard you can make a boot disk that will automatically reflash the original bios.... IF YOU SAVED IT!
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what were you flashing? if its Vcard you can make a boot disk that will automatically reflash the original bios.... IF YOU SAVED IT!
No it was my MB BIOS...I just can't believe I did this. I also can't believe that the program didn't have a confirmation...I'll prob be RMAing this for the 2nd time eh?
    
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i have never flashed a MOBO bios so i dont know what to tell you...
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Open your computer and look at the bios. I am almost 99% certain it is socketed (in other words can be removed).



If you know anyone with a board like yours then you can perform a hot swap. Take his chip out (carefully) and put it in yours. Boot, remove his chip and replace it with yours. Perform a new bios flash and you are good for the go.

If you don't know anyone, then you can contact DFi tech support and they will send you a new one (usually free) very quickly without RMA time differentials. Then you can perform a hot swap and have an extra BIOS chip in case something happens again.

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well do u know soem with the same bios u can get a copy of . dont know if it true or not but heard a few guy sta my work talk about if u pop the bios chip out just before u flah it andput the groken 1 in the same modle board u can reflash it ok . dont know it it will help tho. nut hey if it less than a year RMA
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Ouch... so basically your confirming the Expert BIOS wont work in the nonExpert SLI DR.
The BIOS appears removable... as said you may be able to aquire a new chip vs the RMA.
    
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Ouch... so basically your confirming the Expert BIOS wont work in the nonExpert SLI DR.
The BIOS appears removable... as said you may be able to aquire a new chip vs the RMA.
Tmod on the DFI Street forums sells bios chips for $15 shipped. Way cheaper then the RMA process.

So yeah...I'm dumb, but it can be fixed.
    
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