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Is AMD Ryzen 3600 compatible with AsRock B450 Pro4?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Title says it all. I can’t find a straight answer online, it just says that some b450 boards need a bios upgrade first. So is it compatible directly out of the box? 

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4 minutes ago, Premsanity said:

Title says it all. I can’t find a straight answer online, it just says that some b450 boards need a bios upgrade first. So is it compatible directly out of the box? 

If it is recently made, then probably it has a BIOS capable of starting a 3600.

If it's been sitting on the shelf for a while, then no.

 

So: Maybe. Some might, some won't.


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It depends on the specific mobo you get, you might buy one that isn't out of the box compatible while the one that was next to it on the shelf is. You can't be sure, you can only be if there's a sticker (i think) on the box or something like that.

AMD provides a "loan" for a kit to update your BIOS via mail, but you decide if it's worth the trouble.

https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/pa-100

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Just now, svmlegacy said:

If it is recently made, then probably it has a BIOS capable of starting a 3600.

If it's been sitting on the shelf for a while, then no.

 

So: Maybe. Some might, some won't.

What would be your solution? I have no way of upgrading bios myself and no stores around me that do that kind of thing either.

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1 minute ago, Juanmacaam said:

It depends on the specific mobo you get, you might buy one that isn't out of the box compatible while the one that was next to it on the shelf was compatible. You can't be sure, you can only be if there's a sticker (i think) on the box or something like that.

https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/pa-100

What would be your solution? I have no way of upgrading bios myself and no stores around me that do that kind of thing either.

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1 minute ago, Premsanity said:

What would be your solution? I have no way of upgrading bios myself and no stores around me that do that kind of thing either.

Ask the seller if the board is Ryzen-3000 ready. If it isn't, find a board advertised as such.


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Secondary: Intel Xeon X5670, Nvidia GTX 660, 24 GB 1333 MT/s DDR3 Windows 10 Home x86_64

Server: Intel Xeon X5670, 60 GB 1333 MT/s DDR3-R Ubuntu Server 20.04.1 LTS x86_64

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9 minutes ago, Premsanity said:

Title says it all. I can’t find a straight answer online, it just says that some b450 boards need a bios upgrade first. So is it compatible directly out of the box? 

There is a sticker on the box saying Ryzen 3000 ready but as long as the board was physically made after the launch it will have the correct BIOS on it.


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8 minutes ago, Premsanity said:

Title says it all. I can’t find a straight answer online, it just says that some b450 boards need a bios upgrade first. So is it compatible directly out of the box? 

As of right now the 3600 is cheaper than the 3100 so I feel like it’s stupid to downgrade on the CPU when it’s a few bucks cheaper and it’s better.

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Just now, BlueScope819 said:

There is a sticker on the box saying Ryzen 3000 ready but as long as the board was physically made after the launch it will have the correct BIOS on it.

So do you think it’s safe to order it? Knowing I have no way of updating Bios after purchase?

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Just now, Premsanity said:

So do you think it’s safe to order it? Knowing I have no way of updating Bios after purchase?

Where are you ordering it from? Just check the listing for it to say Ryzen 3000 ready.


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Just now, Premsanity said:

So do you think it’s safe to order it? Knowing I have no way of updating Bios after purchase?

In any case you can return it, or try specifying if they can asure you that it is actually compatible.

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Just now, BlueScope819 said:

Where are you ordering it from? Just check the listing for it to say Ryzen 3000 ready.

Haven’t decided where to order it from. I’m just looking to build a PC for my brother for his bday and I’ll build it for him. But I was unsure on the older compatibility. 

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