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Minimum BIOS for 3900x

5 minutes ago, ryanmatt said:

My first question is whether this version supports gen 3 ryzen.

No.

5 minutes ago, ryanmatt said:

And if not how can I get/install a version that does.

Download the latest BIOS (from the ASUS website) to a USB flash drive and flash it through the BIOS.

 

  1. Extract the compressed file
  2. Run the BIOS renamer tool
  3. Put .cap file on USB
  4. Enter BIOS
  5. Flash
  6. Reboot

EZ.

5 minutes ago, ryanmatt said:

Just to see if this helps, EZ Update in AI Suite 3 was unable to find a newer version then this when checking from the internet.

EZ Update sucks. Get rid of it.

5 minutes ago, ryanmatt said:

Thanks in advance.

No problem.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So somewhat recently for the holidays I got a 3900x. I have a B450-F motherboard and based on what I've read, it's possible to use gen 3 ryzen with my board. So far I've been only able to update by motherboard's BIOS to version 0504. My first question is whether this version supports gen 3 ryzen. And if not how can I get/install a version that does. Just to see if this helps, EZ Update in AI Suite 3 was unable to find a newer version then this when checking from the internet.

 

Thanks in advance.

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On the website for your motherboard, you can go to CPU compatibility and see the latest BIOS version where your CPU is supported. (https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-B450-F-GAMING/HelpDesk_CPU/)

in this case, it says the 3900X is supported on 2301 or later BIOS updates.

 

To see all available BIOS updates, I'd just go the ASUS's website directly, and install the latest BIOS version (3003)

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-B450-F-GAMING/HelpDesk_BIOS/


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5 minutes ago, ryanmatt said:

My first question is whether this version supports gen 3 ryzen.

No.

5 minutes ago, ryanmatt said:

And if not how can I get/install a version that does.

Download the latest BIOS (from the ASUS website) to a USB flash drive and flash it through the BIOS.

 

  1. Extract the compressed file
  2. Run the BIOS renamer tool
  3. Put .cap file on USB
  4. Enter BIOS
  5. Flash
  6. Reboot

EZ.

5 minutes ago, ryanmatt said:

Just to see if this helps, EZ Update in AI Suite 3 was unable to find a newer version then this when checking from the internet.

EZ Update sucks. Get rid of it.

5 minutes ago, ryanmatt said:

Thanks in advance.

No problem.


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4 minutes ago, DildorTheDecent said:

Run the BIOS renamer tool

 

What exactly is the BIOS renamer tool?

 

and with that can I just use the .cap file to install the BIOS leaving it with it's default name?

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16 minutes ago, ryanmatt said:

I've been only able to update by motherboard's BIOS to version 0504.

0504 is the first release BIOS. The very earliest BIOS you can possibly get.

In general I advocate against using software like EZ-Updater or any motherboard software to reliably get updates or even change BIOS settings. I think it's much more reliable to check their website yourself, and change settings manually.


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1 minute ago, ryanmatt said:

 

 

What exactly is the BIOS renamer tool?

 

and with that can I just use the .cap file to install the BIOS leaving it with it's default name?

IDK what he's talking about

Download the BIOS (3003) from ASUS's website using my link. It will already have a .cap file inside, just put that on a USB and install through the BIOS.


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Just now, RadiatingLight said:

IDK what he's talking about

Download the BIOS (3003) from ASUS's website using my link. It will already have a .cap file inside, just put that on a USB and install through the BIOS.

 

Will do, I'll report back

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6 minutes ago, RadiatingLight said:

IDK what he's talking about

Download the BIOS (3003) from ASUS's website using my link. It will already have a .cap file inside, just put that on a USB and install through the BIOS.

I think he's talking about having the file renamed "RX450FGM.CAP" when you save the compressed file "save as". I'm currently on the first bios and thought about updating to the latest, but I'm scared to do so because reasons, lol. I was thrown for a loop when the ASUS tech support said I need to make sure the bios file is always named that as I've never seen it listed anywhere in any manual saying to do so. Or with any Youtube video, etc.


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4 minutes ago, RadiatingLight said:

IDK what he's talking about

Anytime I've flashed the BIOS in my Rampage V Extreme or Crosshair VIII Impact they came a BIOS rename tool.

 

Maybe times have changed idk.


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7 minutes ago, GreatnessRD said:

I think he's talking about having the file renamed "RX450FGM.CAP" when you save the compressed file "save as". I'm currently on the first bios and thought about updating to the latest, but I'm scared to do so because reasons, lol. I was thrown for a loop when the ASUS tech support said I need to make sure the bios file is always named that as I've never seen it listed anywhere in any manual saying to do so. Or with any Youtube video, etc.

 

As much as I wished you had mentioned that before it worked. BIOS said version 3003. Thank you all for your help.

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