Can a BIOS flash kill a processor?

By hewybo
Oct 29, 2005
  1. :dead: Here I am again! My old mobo is off to eSupport so they can reset the BIOS. Ireoved the Celeron D330, and bought an ABIT IS-10 to put the system together for my mother to learn on. Black screen. Took the HD out (WD 80GB), checked it on this system. Found to be "healthy." I guess this means it's the processor, right? Could my failed flash have been responsible?

    I am a novice, but am very careful to follow proper procedure when R&R ing components. Don't think I could have damaged the CPU. ???????

    How do you know/check if the new mobo is bad? Hate to add ABIT to ECS!
  2. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    i have never heard of a bios flash killing a CPU, i suppose it is remotely possible if it forced the system to overvolt the CPU, although this is highly unlikely (almost impossible)

    anyways, why did you need to flash the bios for this system anyways? i don't see a need to even enter the bios for a celeron system, there's nothing worth tweaking.
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