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Hi, I recently purchased an i7-3770 (Ivy Bridge) CPU to replace the i5-2320 in my DX4860. I updated the bios to the latest revision, installed the new CPU and... 4 short beeps on boot, nothing else. After some research it seems like the BIOS doesn't support the CPU and the only way I could possibly use the CPU is with a BIOS mod. I'm hoping adding support for the CPU is possible, thanks.

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1. Use Rufus to make DOS USB stick.
2. Download Intel ME System Tools v7 r2
3. Copy all files from folder \Intel ME System Tools v7 r2\Flash Programming Tool\DOS to DOS USB stick.
4. Copy fparts.txt from Intel ME System Tools v8 r3\Flash Programming Tool\DOS
5. Boot from DOS USB stick and run:
fpt -d backup.rom
if it fails then run
fpt -desc -d desc.bin
6. Make a photo of result.
7. Give me backup.rom (or desc.bin)
Here's what you asked for, the FPT -D BACKUP.ROM command did fail.

Current BIOS hasn't support for Ivy Bridge core. This support can't be added by usual software methods.

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Your motherboard has soldered BIOS chip.
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(look at the bottom left corner)
Read BIOS chip by this hardware programmer and post the result.
I think I'll just get a new MOBO that supports the 3770, turns out a friend of mine has an Intel DZ68ZV that he doesn't need or want. I appreciate the effort though.