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#290064 19-Oct-2021 08:50
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I have got myself into a pickle, purchased an Asus B550M-A and Ryzen 5 5600X, it wont post as the mother board its running BIOS version 0238 an requires an update for this CPU, but the mother board doesn't have the flash back feature and don't have a Zen 2 CPU required to do the update.

 

Anyone in Dunedin able to help me out with this or recommend a pc service shop that will do this for a fair price?

 

 


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  #2797935 20-Oct-2021 04:08
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If you bought the CPU and motherboard from the same place, then you should be able to ask them to update the BIOS for you.


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  #2797993 20-Oct-2021 08:54
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Agree, most places will ask if you if you want the BIOS updated before shipping.

 

Make it the shops problem to solve.





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  #2798129 20-Oct-2021 12:09
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Yeah I bought online from out of town, they offered to do the update at the time but I said nah as it just a BIOS update and the board supports CPU, I will be fine.

 

lesson learnt :-)

 

Dropped it into local Cello to sort.




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  #2798179 20-Oct-2021 14:20
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fe31nz:

 

If you bought the CPU and motherboard from the same place, then you should be able to ask them to update the BIOS for you.

 

 

I asked pbtech and they wanted somewhere between $50 and $70 on top of the MOBO purchase cost. 

 

Naturally, I did not go ahead, because the mobo was only around $130 from memory. 

 

 


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#2799574 22-Oct-2021 16:49
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... turns out no computer shop in Dunedin has the right CPU to do the BIOS update, so it's back on the courier where I bought it from to get it updated 😭


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