I ordered these two motherboards along with a couple of 1700 processors, but the order for the 1700s got screwed up, and now I'm looking at the upcoming ryzen 5 2600 chip instead. I know that the board will be compatible with a BIOS update (current version is P3.20), but I don't have a chip to put in it to get it up and running to update the BIOS.
Will I absolutely require a boot kit to update the thing, or could I possibly just download the BIOS updates onto a USB stick using an older computer and just flash it initially? Any help would be appreciated. Easiest thing might even be to return these motherboards and get one that has 2000 support native?