So I was updating my bios from the asus windows bios utility. My computer crashes at about 70%. And now after following the manual and pulling the battery I still cannot get a post. I have removed my GPU and I am using the onboard. With 1 stick of ram I know is good. Have i killed it? Would asus even bother helping me? I am within warranty but this might be consider user stupidity... Resolved I had two systems; System A Antec Earth Watts 430W psu - Good Gigabyte GA-990FX - UD3 -Good FX 8120 -Good 4x4GB G.Skill DDR3-1066 -Good 250 GB Main HDD -Good 1.5 TB Secondary HDD -Good System B Corsair TX750W PSU - Good Asus M5A88-V EVO motherboard - BAD AMD Phenom ii X4 955 CPU - BAD 4x4 GB G.Skill DDR3-1600 - Good G.Skill Pheonix 128 GB SSD - Good I have isolated the bad parts, by taking each piece of system B, and individually replacing it's corresponding part in System A(which I know to be functioning). It simply came down to, System A would not post with just the Phenom II X4 chip. And the Asus M5A88-V Evo(An AM3+ board), would not post when setup with the rest of System A. This was very difficult to isolate, because I initially replaced the System B Board with a Gigabyte GA 970A- UD3, and because two parts had gone bad.