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Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Using upcoming 2nd Generation Ryzen CPU to update B350 motherboard BIOS?

Hey there everyone!


So I recently bought an Asus Strix B350-F in order to use it with the upcoming 2nd Generation Ryzen 7 CPU.
The problem is, I didn't think it through, and I need to update the BIOS of that motherboard before using it with the new CPUs.
I can't return the motherboard, since it's being shipped to me from very very far away, and I don't have any native B350 compatible CPU, so I was wondering:
Is there any way to update the BIOS of my motherboard with the next-gen CPU? Or even without a CPU at all?

I'd really be bummed out to have to buy a cheap APU just to update it and then not be able to sell it anywhere... Especially since my budget doesn't allow it.

Thank you in advance for the help!

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black_zion
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Re: Using upcoming 2nd Generation Ryzen CPU to update B350 motherboard BIOS?

What -should- happen is it will boot into a failsafe mode stating AMD Unknown to let you get into BIOS. If it doesn't, that board doesn't feature a USB Flashback capability, so you'll need a supported chip.

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Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: Using upcoming 2nd Generation Ryzen CPU to update B350 motherboard BIOS?

Thanks for the help!
I'm leaving the post unanswered and will update it with what happens once the CPU releases and I test what you suggested.

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