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Quick question on BIOS updates

mattd631
  • 75 months ago

Hey, this is my first build and I have a motherboard that "may" require a BIOS update before it supports the CPU. What exactly would that require me to do? This is the list http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/33wrx thanks (:

Also, if anyone knows, could you tell me how you think the CPU cooler would fit in the case?

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  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it'll fit. Also that warning is for older motherboards whose bios hasn't been updated yet. If you're buying it in the near future, you shouldn't have to worry about it

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, that's good and if I go with an 8320 it should work too? In the event that I need to update the BIOS what would I do? (presuming it would not support the CPU at all) Or is it already updated? Newb questions I know (:

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Might as well put this question here, I have 2 final options on my build, it's the mobo choice. The one I had chosen, http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-970ag46 or this one with a usb3 header http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a97r20 Which one do you think is better? Would the R2 overclock well? Also would it support Crossfire(x) well?

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the m5a97 running a 1100t at 4ghz stablebut I cant comment on the msi board. As for crossfire, it will support it, but i belive one card will only run at 4x, so it wont be optimal.

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