The 1FA BIOS is NOT
safe to use. I can't actually get into setup right now to flash out or downgrade my BIOS.
Edit: Ok, appears that the BIOS now doesn't like my keyboard. Plugged in a different one and now the BIOS seems fine. I wonder if this thing will boot to my primary OS though. Will update shortly.
Edit2: Everything seems to be in order. Here's what I did:
- Grabbed 1FA BIOS file from here. (It's an attachment to one of the posts)
- Grabbed MSI HQ USB Updater Utility from here.
- Installed Updater Utility, ran it.
- Created a bootable USB flash drive using the utility and the BIOS file from above.
- Rebooted, set BIOS back to default settings (i.e. cleared out OC).
- Rebooted, manually booted from USB drive (Press F11)
- Selected the second option from the menu presented. (Note: I skipped the Memtest because my memory is known good. You may want to do it for thoroughness' sake.)
- Waited for the confirmation to appear. Rebooted my rig, found the BIOS LED was slow flashing (meaning primary BIOS failed).
- Followed the instructions for unbricking my board in the OP.
- Rebooted, found my keyboard to be unresponsive. Tried a different keyboard. This worked. Got to the screen that tells you that your BIOS was reset (i.e. when you change memory configurations)
- Got into BIOS setup, reset my BIOS to defaults.
All in all, a right pain in the rear and I didn't even get some of the changes I was looking for, like "enhanced VDroop control". However, now that everything seems
to be stable, I'll leave it for now.Edited by DWSR - 10/29/11 at 12:48pm