it while it's not only powered, but RUNNING...
Umm well generally 'powered' implies it's running
unless you have some OTHER hardware problem to worry about.
so where do i order the new chip from THat frozen computer doen't support my mobo.
Try contacting the manufacturer....generally they can either sell you one or atleast know of where to purchase one as I've had to give this info to someone before.
BTW: Of course if you're an absolute klutz then yeah perhaps you shouldn't try hotflashing, but I did it about 8 times because I was trying to put my NF7-S2 bios chip in my NF7-S and it's POST and all that, but award BIOS flash utility would prevent me from flashing with the NF7-S BIOS because they were too far different....I had originally flashed with a windows utility when I picked the wrong one so it didn't give me that message.
Some people will take a screw with the bolt all the way at the end of it and super glue it to the top of the BIOS chip so you have something to grab onto for easy removal assuming you don't have the proper tools to do it.....I used a paper clip and pried it out by putting the clip in the corner but I don't really recommend that method
Hotflashing sounds scarier than it is, but yeaaaah if you aren't a moron and resting your arm on your graphics card you'll be aright
get proper removal tool and it becomes even easier...I'm sure www.xoxide.com
has such tools