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Can i flash bios on a b450 motherboard while a 3000 ryzen cpu is installed?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Can i flash bios on a b450 motherboard while a 3000 Ryzen CPU is installed or do i have to flash it before i install the CPU ? does it matter?

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No. The board has to be made compatible with the CPU before the CPU will work. I think there are a few boards out there that have a way to update BIOS without a CPU installed, but I doubt any of those would be B450.


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Just now, aisle9 said:

No. The board has to be made compatible with the CPU before the CPU will work. I think there are a few boards out there that have a way to update BIOS without a CPU installed, but I doubt any of those would be B450.

Iirc the tomahawk can do so, maybe pro carbon ac


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1 minute ago, Boinbo said:

Iirc the tomahawk can do so, maybe pro carbon ac

The B450 Tomahawk? Huh. I thought that feature was limited to high-end boards for some reason. Good to know...


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9 hours ago, aisle9 said:

The B450 Tomahawk? Huh. I thought that feature was limited to high-end boards for some reason. Good to know...

so it's ok if i install all of the components and then update? because some people told me to update before i install the CPU

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A lot of MSI b450 baords have that feature, even low end ones like the A pro or the gaming plus.

Outside of MSI there are only 5 other board who have a bios flashback and none are b450


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2 minutes ago, CpuTemps said:

so it's ok if i install all of the components and then update? because some people told me to update before i install the CPU

Depends on the motherboard you have. Only some have that feature, for most you need a ryzen 1000 or 2000 cpu first


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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 hours ago, Medicate said:

Depends on the motherboard you have. Only some have that feature, for most you need a ryzen 1000 or 2000 cpu first

I was thinking about the MSI b450 pro and 3800x or 3900x
the thing is I'm coming from Intel and plan to put everything at once(from what i have seen the pro has flash)

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16 minutes ago, aisle9 said:

The B450 Tomahawk? Huh. I thought that feature was limited to high-end boards for some reason. Good to know...

the more ironic thing is that MSI only has 1 board with BIOS flashback on X470, that's the M7. No idea why they did it.


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2 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

the more ironic thing is that MSI only has 1 board with BIOS flashback on X470, that's the M7. No idea why they did it.

No doubt something they were working on while tirelessly making sure their first-gen Ryzen boards would have the best RAM compatibility in the business.

 

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Flashback button will not work with CPU installed. Leave the CPU and RAM out with nothing else connected. Just plug in the CPU power and 24 pin.


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