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Setting up my motherboard for an 11th gen intel cpu

I'm waiting for my i9-11900k to arrive, and I will need to have the BIOS updated in order to use it.

 

However I don't have another lga1200 CPU to use in place of it in order to update the BIOS.

 

The motherboard is an MSI Z490 MEG ACE, and it does support M-Flash, however I've seen a few people mention the risk of bricking the MB and it just got me wondering about what the best way to resolve this is.

 

The other issue is that there is no video out on the MB, so I'm unsure if I need to have the GPU installed in order to see what the BIOS is doing.

 

Any help and advice would be hugely appreciated.

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If you have a friendly local PC shop they will likely be able to help

 

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honestly?  Wait till your CPU Shows up and try it out.  It may already be updated to work.

 

If not, you'll need a computer shop to drop in a 10th gen and run the update for you.  It shouldn't be a big deal to get done at most local shops.

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Update the board using m flash. I've done it a bunch of times

CPU:  Intel i7 11700f

Mobo: Msi Z490 Unify

Cooler: Corsair h115i capellix 280mm

Fans:  5 Corsair ML140 RGB Pro

GPU:  Evga Rtx 3070 XC3 Ultra 

Ram: Corsair RGB Pro 32gb 3600mhz 

Case: Be quiet 500DX

PSU: Corsair rmx750

Storage: 1tb WD Blue NVME, 500gb WD Blue Nvme,, 1tb WD Blue HDD

Display: Msi Mag301RF, 29.5 ips, 200hz, 2560x1080 ultrawide

Mouse: Glorious model D glossy 

Keyboard: Glorious Gmmk compact, Silver speed switches and Glorious aura keycaps

 

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22 hours ago, tkitch said:

honestly?  Wait till your CPU Shows up and try it out.  It may already be updated to work.

 

If not, you'll need a computer shop to drop in a 10th gen and run the update for you.  It shouldn't be a big deal to get done at most local shops.

Is there any risk to the CPU if the update isn't installed?

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17 hours ago, Gohardgrandpa said:

Update the board using m flash. I've done it a bunch of times

Do I need to have it hooked up to a display to do so?

 

Or do I just need the power supply plugged into the motherboard and nothing else?

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1 hour ago, FromDuskTilDrawn said:

Is there any risk to the CPU if the update isn't installed?

nope.  It just won't boot.

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