there few simpler things you can do. if you bought the mb from a local shop or micro center call them and ask them to flash the bios for you. it takes less then 30 sec to do it with a cpu.if you go the mb from new egg call them up and return it for a mb that will or the same mb but with the newer bios already on it. or send the mb into asus under an rma issue they can flash the mb for you. if you removed the cmos chip your going to void the mb warranty. myself i would return the mb for one with the newer bios or one that will boot the newer cpu without any issue.