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b450i bios update to handle 3rd gen Ryzen

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Posted · Original PosterOP

hello everyone,

 

i am still in the process of choosing amd or intel for my itx build; right now, i am all the bios jazz with the b450 itx motherboards is frustrating me.

 

is it possible... to update the bios... without a vintage cpu provided by amd... and without this bios flashback feature i keep seeing everywhere (b450 itx version don't have this... unless you link me the manual that says otherwise...)

 

few questions

-what happens when you plug in the 3rd gen cpu? is it possible to enter the bios?

-is it possible to get in the bios without having a cpu installed? i am asking this because you can flash a newer version of the bios from the bios itself.

 

thanks in advance

 

 

 

 

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Yes, you can update the bios if the motherboard supports bios flashback, most ITX motherboards do. You do not need a CPU at all to update the bios via flashback.

 

For example with an Asus motherboard: 

https://www.asus.com/us/support/FAQ/1038568/


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Posted · Original PosterOP

@JM21 thank you for your response, but sadly that doesn't help me out in any way...

 

b450 itx motherboards don't have bios flashback (unless you link me the manual that says otherwise), can someone tell me how to do this? without a cpu

 

i am getting close to ditching an amd itx build because of this frustration 

 

thanks in advance

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Posted · Original PosterOP

also, can someone kindly tell me if i can enter the bios without having a cpu installed?

 

hashtag amd is frustrating 

 

thanks in advance

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37 minutes ago, germs said:

also, can someone kindly tell me if i can enter the bios without having a cpu installed?

 

hashtag amd is frustrating 

 

thanks in advance

you can't enter bios without a cpu installed and you can't enter bios even with the cpu installed if the cpu is not supported.

most b450 boards are now shipped with ryzen 3 ready bios. unless you're unlucky to get very old stock, you should be fine

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Posted · Original PosterOP

@boggy77 thanks man for confirming this, that's cleared 

 

gonna have to take the risk i guess..!

 

this has been bugging me because the amazon posts i see don't have that "AMD Ryzen 3000 desktop ready" sticker

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