Same thing goes for fire damage, smoke damage, water damage, and even physical trauma from impact.
Remember, the CPU/motherboard upgrade is one of the most expensive upgrades you can make to your existing PC.
There is no OS installed - all new and unformatted HDD's.
For example, SATA III has a maximum rated speed of 6 Gbps and USB 3.0 tops out at 5 Gbps.
I made a DOS boot CD-Rom using the image file and booted up and entered the utilities program. Browsed to the USB drive and tried to flash but get error message (file not valid).
Unfortunately, you cant perform the BIOS update from a standard 1.44 floppy disk because the AH86051. The iflash32file is only 139KB so it fits on the floppy no problems. I dont know why I the file wont work - it was downloaded from the intel website for the correct S3000AH board.
If you’re currently using DDR3, for example, you can’t make the jump to DDR4 or, eventually, DDR5 without swapping out the motherboard and the CPU first.
The performance increase between DDR3 and DDR4, however, isn’t all that mind-blowing.