add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube

How To update a motherboard bios without another cpu in it

Cwaalk
  • 14 months ago

i have a brand new pc i built and the CPU is a 9th gen Coffee Lake Refresh and my motherboard should be able to use it but it needs an update first but i cant afford to buy a $50 cpu just to update it. is there another way ill link parts list below

Comments

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor Purchased For $274.00
CPU Cooler ARCTIC - Alpine 12 CPU Cooler Purchased For $8.99
Motherboard Gigabyte - H310M A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $58.25 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory Purchased For $68.99
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $59.99
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 960 4 GB Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Cougar - MX300 ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $33.98
Power Supply EVGA - BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $54.99
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $33.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $592.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-18 15:10 EST-0500
  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

My understanding is your local microcentre can do it free/for a small fee.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

That board supports Q Flash so you must be in the bios to update it. If you had Q Flash Plus you could do it from a flash drive without cpu etc. installed. You need a working cpu to get into the bios. A friend maybe? or local computer store might help for a small fee?

[comment deleted]

Sort

add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube