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August 11, 2013 6:55:58 PM

Hi guys, I plan on building a computer with an AMD FX- 6300 processor and a motherboard with a 970 chipset in it. Someone told me that I would need to update the bios or something on it to get it working? So i got confused, can someone please help me get unconfused? Thanks everyone :) 
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a b V Motherboard
August 11, 2013 7:03:23 PM

You may in fact need to update the BIOS to run that cpu. To do that, you need a compatible cpu first. Deal breaker I say.
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August 11, 2013 7:05:49 PM

Bios updates usually upgrade your motherboard to the newest cpus that the motherboard will support. Bios updates will also upgrade the chipset drivers. When you get your computer put together the DVD that came with the motherboard will usually have a Windows program that will help you update to the newest bios. You will recognize the program from the description. Just run it.
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August 11, 2013 7:08:41 PM

If your motherboard does not recognize your cpu it will probably run it but will not recognize it. The CPU just needs to be in the same family as the supported CPUs.
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August 11, 2013 7:12:01 PM

lantrich said:
Bios updates usually upgrade your motherboard to the newest cpus that the motherboard will support. Bios updates will also upgrade the chipset drivers. When you get your computer put together the DVD that came with the motherboard will usually have a Windows program that will help you update to the newest bios. You will recognize the program from the description. Just run it.


So I should be fine right?
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a b V Motherboard
August 11, 2013 7:56:29 PM

In my past experience, you needed the older, compatible cpu to do the flash. Nowadays I could be wrong.
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August 11, 2013 8:11:01 PM

On newegg's website it say that it support FX processors so you should not need any BIOS update for this processor to work. Also, since it's an AM3+ mobo then it should be made for FX processor from the start. Cheers!
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