After you reset CMOS and was able to get into BIOS Setup., you should have seen that you were [then] running on BIOS 62 (i.e. update was successful). Go on and do the next BIOS in the upgrade progression.
If, on the other hand, what you see is the (old) BIOS 52, I suggest that you switch over to using the recovery method for BIOS installation...
Hope this helps,
Thank you for contacting the Intel Communities.
Indeed the instructions provided by Scott could help on this.
Please provide us with your outcome to further assist you if required.
My most profound thanks, Mr. Pearson!
I methodicaly updated my BIOS from version to version up to the most recent one, then I installed my GPU that didn't work before (it froze the PC at the motherboard splash screen), and now it is running very well.
Indeed, the recovery method for updating the old BIOS worked like a charm, and I am now using my new GPU with absolutely no problems! I even think my PC is actually booting faster now! And my headphone microphone started working again! And my lan connection works! I am so happy I feel like singing!
Thank you Intel support, you just earned a loyal costumer!
Thank you for the useful feedback regarding this situation.
I am glad to hear you were able to fix it with the instructions provided by Scott.
In case you encounter with any additional questions or inquiries, feel free to contact the Intel Communities back.
Yes, I thank you as well -- but I am not with Intel Customer Support. I am retired. Until I retired (early in 2015), I was part of the Intel team that originally developed Intel's Desktop Boards but now develops the Intel NUC and Intel Compute Stick products.