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Will this CPU work if update the BIOS before installing?

omz15
  • 4 months ago

Hi all, I already have the ASRock AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX Motherboard with a Ryzen 5 1400 installed in it. I've been looking to update my CPU to the Ryzen 7 2700X. When I put the motherboard and cpu together, I get a warning saying "Some AMD B350 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Pinnacle Ridge CPUs. Upgrading the BIOS may require a different CPU that is supported by older BIOS revisions." If I get this CPU and update the bios with the 1400 in it still, will it work fine once I put the 2700X in? Thank you!

Link to parts:

Motherboard (already own with 1400): https://pcpartpicker.com/product/dWL7YJ/asrock-ab350m-pro4-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-ab350m-pro4

New CPU: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/bddxFT/amd-ryzen-7-2700x-37ghz-8-core-processor-yd270xbgafbox

Link to full build (no case, looking to get a new one): https://pcpartpicker.com/list/9tr2rV

Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

So long as it's updated to a compatible BIOS version yes it will work.

I would do some research on any issues related to later BIOS versions on that board though as the generational transitions haven't been as smooth as could be desired.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Definitely read the Asrock BIOS support page carefully before you do anything. If I were doing it, I'd probably stop at version 5.50 or just maybe 5.80 for a 2700X.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it will.

Before doing that though, as a precaution update Windows 10 to the latest release and update the AM4 chip-set drivers as well. (if you don't have done it already)

After update the BIOS to the latest version, restart your PC and boot into the BIOS to be sure it's working and then you can replace the CPU with the 2700X.

Before replacing the CPU, turn off your PSU take it out from the mains, push the power button of the Casing a couple of times, and continue with the CPU swap.

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