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Will a 1st gen Ryzen CPU work in a 2nd gen Ryzen board?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

There's a method behind my madness, and I've seen a lot of results, obviously, for using 2nd gen Ryzen in a 1st gen board, which I know would work. But specifically I'm looking to use a 1st gen Ryzen CPU in a 2nd gen Ryzen motherboard. Does anybody have any experience with this working? Or know of anybody that has this working?


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yes, second gen motherboards will accommodate any first gen ryzen CPUs. It's not as common a combo because it's not as ideal as the other way around, but if you've found a really killer deal or just have to go with the combo for some reason, it will work.

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Yes it should work fine. That is the glory of the superior AM4 socket >:^)




No seriously though it should be fine. You should only need a BIOS flash if you are attempting to run Ryzen 2nd gen in a 1st gen mobo. Running 1st gen on a second gen mobo should be fully supported. 

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Not only is it supported but it is recommended as the newer boards apprantly have better VRMs. 


First gen Ryzens are going for a good price these days so if you find a deal go for it.  

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yeah it isn't a 1151.

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