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    My computer = ruined (failed flashing)

    I guess this was my fault.

    tl:dr: BIOS flashing gone wrong, computer ruined.

    My main computer is from 2006. It has 4 GB RAM, GeForce 9500 GT 1 GB, Dual Core @ 2.4 ghz. Not great, but it works great for what I need it too. I don't play games really made after 2008, but whatever. The main reason I said it was from 2006 because this was before dual BIOS and shit like that was mainstream.

    So for the past 2 days my neighborhood has been having blackouts for a couple minutes at a time (fucking farmer's electric)
    I recently was going through nVidias website, and it turns out that my graphics card had more updated drivers that my current ones (dated in 2009)

    While downloading them I got the idea to update all my drivers. I went to dells website to the driver section and found that I was using really old drivers, so I decided to get new ones.

    Turns out there was also a BIOS update for my computer. I have the 2006 BIOS while the updated ones are from 2009. obviously I should update amirite

    So here I am, flashing my BIOS while a power outage happened. (Pretty funny because I was making fun of my friends who got a lot of power outages yesterday)

    So, obviously I'm like wtf. After the power comes back, I turn it on. Nothing appears, but there is a beeping sound.
    I checked the reference manual, and it turns out that the beep code stood for BIOS wrong checksum, or some shit like that.

    My fault for flashing the BIOS, but daum

    So now my main computer I get to use is from 2002 /woohoo
    Too bad I can't get my files either because that computer was before SATA drives.
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    Wasn't that a pretty stupid idea to do that when you are aware of the blackouts.

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    This is why I never flash mobos. Every damn time I flash it to a new bios theres a new fucking error eevvvvvvvvvvveeeeeerrrry daaaaaaaaaaaaaamn time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antipathy View Post
    Wasn't that a pretty stupid idea to do that when you are aware of the blackouts.
    I know. Now I'm really feelin' it while running Windows XP with a gig of ram

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auxilium View Post


    I know. Now I'm really feelin' it while running Windows XP with a gig of ram
    I bet you wont do it again though.

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    You can always donate it to "feed the T Bag foundation"

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    Quote Originally Posted by T Bag View Post
    You can always donate it to "feed the T Bag foundation"
    Yeah, what are you gonna do with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auxilium View Post


    Yeah, what are you gonna do with it?
    You know.. Violate holes and edges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auxilium View Post


    Yeah, what are you gonna do with it?
    Rape and try to fuxk with peoples familes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auxilium View Post


    Yeah, what are you gonna do with it?
    Sell the parts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by T Bag View Post


    Sell the parts?
    What parts? My 667 mhz DDR2 RAM? Or my graphics card that is only worth $35 new these days? My 7 year old DVD RW+/- drive?

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    He could donate it to a museum of old technology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auxilium View Post


    What parts? My 667 mhz DDR2 RAM? Or my graphics card that is only worth $35 new these days? My 7 year old DVD RW+/- drive?
    Hey... Money is money, man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T Bag View Post


    Hey... Money is money, man.
    Yeah. Enjoy your 20 bucks you'd get from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auxilium View Post


    Yeah. Enjoy your 20 bucks you'd get from it.
    Well? You want to donate?

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