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  • 18 months ago

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/jfncRJ

Hi I'm a noob here and this is going to be my first build. My list states that my motherboard BIOS could be out of date and if this turns out to be the case how to I fix this? Or better yet, is there a better motherboard I could use? Really scared about something going wrong as it is my first build.

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  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD released newer B450 motherboards. I would change the PSU to the Corsair CX450M. It's not much more for a 2666 memory kit or spend more for a 3200 kit. Faster memory gives a performance boost to the CPU. You would have to enable the higher memory speed in the UEFI/BIOS.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ddr-dram-faq,4154.html#p5

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $124.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $91.99 @ PC-Canada
Memory Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $105.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $73.50 @ Vuugo
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GAMING X 4G Video Card $229.99 @ Memory Express
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $54.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $68.96 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $750.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-07 21:43 EDT-0400
  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I would go for a B450 chipset motherboard, like Xxplosive said.


Typically, look closely at online reviews or email the retailer to check if they have the BIOS-updated stock.

If you are buying in-store, the motherboard should have a sticker on the box saying it is updated for 2nd gen Ryzen.

If all else fails, you can obtain a bootkit:


Copied from https://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/2Gen-Ryzen-AM4-System-Bootup.aspx:

To obtain the boot kit, please carefully follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the AMD online warranty claims page: https://support.amd.com/en-us/warranty/rma
  2. Fill in your full contact and product details (2nd Gen Ryzen Processor OPN number and serial number)
  3. In the Problem Description field enter "Boot kit Required" (without quotes)

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