Bios update problem

Hewlett-packard / P9851a-aba 523n
January 10, 2011 at 17:50:53
Specs: irrelevant, irrelevant
I am attempting to overclock my FIC AM35 but in order to do so, I need to get rid of the old crappy limited bios from hp that is on it because it was in a pavilion 523n. I found the proper files to flash the motherboard on the FIC ftp site but they are 256KB files while the flash for the bios on my motherboard is 512KB. when I try to flash it, the AWDFLASH program says the files are the wrong size but still allows me to try to program the bios. when I do this however, the pc speaker outputs a constant tone and the computer freezes without writing a single byte. at this point i had to reset the machine (dangerous, I know) luckily still being able to boot as if the bios hasn't changed at all.

I didn't know what forum to put this in since there was no BIOS/flashing forum and I guess it has to do with overclocking anyway.

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January 10, 2011 at 18:11:12
You're wasting your time.

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January 10, 2011 at 18:42:15
As mickliq said.
OEM computers do not stand up well to the extra stresses of overclocking. It might be possible to do so but the results are rarely satisfactory and the risks high. The BIOS prevents overclocking to protect you from failures.

The BIOS must match the hardware or the update will fail. You are very fortunate the update did not proceed. If you somehow managed to make the update work the system would be dead.

You should give up on overclocking this system.

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January 10, 2011 at 23:36:37
You do not have a FIC Motherboard, it is a HP/Compaq Motherboard manufactured by FIC, and is an AM35 (LONDON):

It is obsolete..............

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January 11, 2011 at 05:12:04
Bios flashing is dangerous. Resetting is not. Never flash with a BIOS not intended for your system.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
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January 11, 2011 at 23:00:50
Why are you even attempting to try to overclock that very old system. I mean what do you expect to get out of that old Socket A platform by overclocking it?

Iron Sharpens Iron.

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