Question **UPDATE** Problems updating BIOS - P67A-GD80

Jun 28, 2022
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It was previously running an i5 2500k. I purchased an i7 3770. When I installed the i7, the system would start, run a few seconds, then stop and repeat.
I was told I needed a newer BIOS to flash.
I went to the MSI website, found the BIOS file to flash.
I followed the directions. First, I unzipped the downloaded to my desktop, then copied that to my USB drive. That didn't work so I copied the one file in that folder to my thumb drive.
That didn't work either.
My thumb drive was freshly formatted (full, not quick format) and had only the one file in it.
Can anyone help? I had the MSI tech stumped, although he thought my BIOS screen was cool, old but cool.
 
Jun 28, 2022
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Online w/MSI tech again. He informed me that I had to boot into windows, put in the thumb drive, and run the program on the thumb drive. Did that, PC restarted on its own, and now I have a flashing cursor in my upper rich corner of my screen.
I guess it's fried.
Can anyone suggest a good quality 1155 motherboard? I don't want to buy all new components as the PC doesn't get much use.
 

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