Quote: Originally Posted by Phenethylamine
. So I'm going to Best Buy to get a temp heat sink and have the flash my BIOS.
If it isn't too late whatever you do, please DO NOT let those half trained monkeys at Geek Squad touch your computer. First they will charge you way too much for it, and second if you do make good and sure that you have anything and everything backed up as they have a bad habit of re-installing Windows for no reason.
As for flashing the bios on your motherboard, it couldn't be more simple. First go here, Welcome to Republic Of Gamers
and download the 2402 bios. Next get out the motherboard manual (or download the PDF from the above link) and go to the section dealing with "EZ Flash 2". Flashing the bios on Asus boards is about as easy as it gets using the bios' own built in utility, all you need is the bios file and a USB key.