Originally Posted by vaio-fx
Thanks very much for the help. I'm keeping a copy of the bios incase I decide to flash another time. To be honest it seems quite risky, so I have decided to spend a little extra money and time and get a new mb, case and processor. I will then pass my pc onto somebody else in my family. Also sorry about double/triple posting but I didn't realise that you weren't allowed and that you could edit your posts after sending them.
It's alright! You learn from your mistakes
But personally though, it could work. I haven't tried on a branded PC, because they're made from the manufacturer itself.
The ONLY one I have with an ASUS P4SD-LA, but it's designed for HPs only, and they provide their BIOSes. Perhaps, PAckard Bell brought a BIOS, modded it, so there's no features, and put their splassh screen. IMO, it should work.