24 months ago
So I thought my mobo came dead, but after some searching and frustration, I discovered that the motherboard I have isn't compatible with my CPU out of the box. The only way to fix it is to update the bios. However, that's not really possible when the computer won't even post. Calling tech support, they said that I could send it into RMA (that'll take a month, I don't have time for that) take it to a local computer shop and have them do it, or get a new motherboard or processor. I'm pretty broke and can't afford a more expensive motherboard or to buy a new CPU. I don't know anyone who I could borrow it from either. The only local computer shop is strictly Intel and scoffed and got nasty when I said I was an AMD kind of guy. The only other local tech shop is Best Buy but I don't trust them to do anything and I doubt they could do it anyways. Is there anything I can do to update my bios without having to get a new CPU? Or will I have to wait until I can afford a second CPU to update my bios?