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Does anyone know if this motherboard ships with the latest BIOS version?

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Asrock boards will have a sticker on the bios chipset telling you what bios version it has, but you of course can't see this without buying the motherboard. Do you know anyone who has an older AM4 processor? If so, they might let you borrow it to update your bios if need be.

I'm looking at a motherboard that gets red-flagged by pcpartpicker. It says that if the BIOS version isn't up to date, the CPU will not be compatible with the board. Does anyone know if this board has the latest bios version? (P.S. PCPartpicker flags a lot of ASrock boards when using a Ryzen 5 5600.) Here is a picture of the board.

 

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Motherboard: (Default) CPU Socket: LGA-1151  ||  CPU: i5-6500T  iGPU: Intel HD Graphics 530  ||  OS: Windows 10 Pro and Linux Mint Xfce  || Cooling: original cooling   ||  RAM: 2x 4GB SODIMM DDR4  ||  SSD 1 (OS): Saberent Rocket 128GB M.2 PCIe 3.0  ||   SSD 2: Samsung 128GB 2.5 Inch something  (Used 100% for compressed memory for no reason don't judge me) ||  Power supply: The external one that came with it   ||  WiFi: Some Intel laptop WiFi card that makes my PC look like a router because of the antennae.
 

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Depends on how long it has been sitting on the shelf. Most likely it'll be updated, since Zen 3 was released 2 years ago now.

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1 minute ago, Eigenvektor said:

Depends on how long it has been sitting on the shelf. Most likely it'll be updated, since Zen 3 was released 2 years ago now.

Percentage wise 95%?

Motherboard: (Default) CPU Socket: LGA-1151  ||  CPU: i5-6500T  iGPU: Intel HD Graphics 530  ||  OS: Windows 10 Pro and Linux Mint Xfce  || Cooling: original cooling   ||  RAM: 2x 4GB SODIMM DDR4  ||  SSD 1 (OS): Saberent Rocket 128GB M.2 PCIe 3.0  ||   SSD 2: Samsung 128GB 2.5 Inch something  (Used 100% for compressed memory for no reason don't judge me) ||  Power supply: The external one that came with it   ||  WiFi: Some Intel laptop WiFi card that makes my PC look like a router because of the antennae.
 

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Asrock boards will have a sticker on the bios chipset telling you what bios version it has, but you of course can't see this without buying the motherboard. Do you know anyone who has an older AM4 processor? If so, they might let you borrow it to update your bios if need be.

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5 minutes ago, Take my memes said:

Percentage wise 95%?

More like 99.99% – I'd go with B550 for Zen 3, otherwise you lose out on PCIe 4.0 entirely

 

If you get a board that supports BIOS flashback, you can upgrade the BIOS without a CPU installed. That makes the potentially missing update virtually a non-issue. You just need another computer to download the update to a USB stick. Put it into the flashback USB port, press a button, the BIOS gets updated and your new CPU works.

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