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I have a motherboard thats compatible with my processor but it need a bios update

I have a GA-AB350-Gaming 3 motherboard and apparently it works with 2000 series ryzen chips but it needs a bios update.

I don't have another cpu or enough money to buy a new motherboard so I'm forced to do the bios update but how can I do it, what are the steps to update that mother board bios to make it work with my ryzen 5 2600.

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

 

Scroll to the bottom and read under "short term processor loan boot kit".

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Wow.... that's awful. Amd boards don't have hardware BIOS updating like intel boards do?

 

And that was a very helpful first post. :) Welcome to the forums. 

 

OP: You could also just take your motherboard to a friend's house, or take it to a computer shop and ask them to update the bios for you. They may charge you a few dollars but really who cares. Make it easy for them and have the bios on an empty flash drive. 

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5 minutes ago, corrado33 said:

Wow.... that's awful. Amd boards don't have hardware BIOS updating like intel boards do?

It's more about if it can flash itself without a processor, some do some don't.

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@LeonDias where did you buy your Gigabyte motherboard from?

If you purchased it off a big retailer or e-tailer, it will probably have a compatible BIOS loaded from the factory.

It might not be the latest BIOS available, but it should work. Of course, it happens to be an old stock motherboard.

 

I would say see if you can get the computer up and running with the Ryzen 2600.

If it works, then carry on. If not, you can always get in touch with AMD, and ask them to you send you one of their "Boot Kits".

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18 minutes ago, -rascal- said:

@LeonDias where did you buy your Gigabyte motherboard from?

If you purchased it off a big retailer or e-tailer, it will probably have a compatible BIOS loaded from the factory.

It might not be the latest BIOS available, but it should work. Of course, it happens to be an old stock motherboard.

 

I would say see if you can get the computer up and running with the Ryzen 2600.

If it works, then carry on. If not, you can always get in touch with AMD, and ask them to you send you one of their "Boot Kits".

How does that "Boot kit" work what do I need to do?

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58 minutes ago, LeonDias said:

How does that "Boot kit" work what do I need to do?

 

Have a look at the AMD link @aerialorbs provided.

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

 

AMD sends you a socket AM4 APU + heatsink + thermal paste -- that is guaranteed compatible.

You install the APU into your motherboard, and use that to update the BIOS.

Once you get your computer up and running, send the APU back to AMD.

 

Basically, AMD will let you borrow a CPU/APU from them, so you can update your motherboard's BIOS.

It's free of charge.

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@-rascal-

 

i remember running into this problem yrs ago & a msi rep told me all new boards are shipped with 1st revision bios's only.

in aus anyway,

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I've heard of Q-flash+ that means that it will update the mother board without needing it to boot(Which is my problem)

Do any of you know how I make a Q-Flash+?

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its on Gigabytes web site and basically all you need is the bios bin file the q-flash is built into the bios. if you post and get a screen so you can get into bios you can do it from there.

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but thats the problem, you cant get a post without a compatible cpu,

q-flash only saves using windows or dos, you still need to post 1st

 

Features
With this utility, you can access Q-Flash by either pressing <End> key during the POST or pressing the <F8> key in BIOS setup menu. No need to enter operating systems like MS-DOS or Windows first.
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