Gigabyte Frozen BIOS Phenom upgrade


I have a Gigabyte GA-MA785GPMUS2H motherboard and an AM2 processor, I was trying to upgrade to a six core phenom. The processor is supported, but I made the mistake of not upgrading the BIOS first. Now it boots checks the RAM, and freezes when going to IDE detection. Naturally the first thing I did was to switch back to the original processor. I have checked all of the RAM in another computer, boots fine. I have cleared the CMOS multiple times, this enables me to get it to allow one input, but then it says entering setup at the bottom and freezes there. I have left the battery out overnight in hopes of clearing the BIOS, didn't help. My question is what are some other things I can try?
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  1. Which six core processor are you trying? If it's any of the bulldozer or FX CPU's then it won't work since those need a AM3+ socket to work properly.
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