Sander Sassen van HardwareCentral was zo aardig om voor ons tweakers een guide in elkaar te knutselen over hoe je je pc vooral niet in elkaar moet zetten. Hij geeft hierin een aantal aardige tips die zo goed klinken dat je ze als echte tweaker bijna toch in de praktijk zou brengen
Hier bijvoorbeeld een stukje over hoe je het beste je bios kunt flashen:
If all else has failed and the system boots normally, the next best thing to do is 'configure' the BIOS. By that I mean flashing it with a random file from your harddisk. If a flash BIOS is 'flashed' with the wrong data, such as a BIOS for a completely different motherboard, or, more effectively, with any random file on your harddisk, the motherboard will, upon rebooting, cease to function until its BIOS chip is physically removed and re-programmed or replaced with one holding the correct data. Using a somewhat older flash utility is the best way to go about it, as these usually have no checksum or file-version checks and can upload just about any file into the BIOS. Suppose you have a picture handy of a well-known nude model, a typical flash operation could look something like this:
Having rebooted, your system should have stopped working normally and the screen should be blank. If this is the case you've successfully 'configured' your BIOS.
However, there's more fun to be had. Suppose you want to replace the BIOS after the above mentioned 'configuration', then we'll have to physically remove the BIOS chip and replace it with a new one. Removing it, however, can be just as productive as 'configuring' it. Most BIOS chips are socketed, meaning that the chip resides in a socket, much like your CPU, but without a lever. Thus, in order to get it out of the socket we have to use something else as a 'lever'. A prime candidate is a screwdriver; by carefully prying on alternate sides, the BIOS chip can be successfully removed, but as before, that's not the objective here. Prying it on one side until it pops right out of its socket is the best way to end up with severely bent or broken pins. If enough force is applied and the socket is of high enough quality, the BIOS chip can be effectively snapped in two, or can be ripped right off the motherboard with the socket still attached, resulting in unrecoverable motherboard damage.
De mensen die zo slim zijn dat ze denken dat dit allemaal werkt of die toch nog wat oude zooi op zolder hebben liggen wens ik hierbij veel succes