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Build selected, PCPartPicker now shows compatibility issue "may need a BIOS update"

I have had this build picked out for a while for several days now, and just today a compatibility issue has popped up on PCPartPicker:

"Some AMD 970 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vishera CPUs"

This is my first build, so I don't really understand what this means for me.

Here is the build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ukvD

How would I update the BIOS prior to using the processor if I need to finishing building the computer first? I already bought the processor, so should I look for another motherboard (if so, any suggestions for less than $100?)?
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131873&clickid=wH81HIXiHzynX8zQTEwqARZAUkTw%3AORxyTpiWc0&iradid=97618&ircid=2106&irpid=79301&nm_mc=AFC-IR&cm_mmc=AFC-IR-_-na-_-na-_-na
    just with asus web page to make sure but this motherboard like my sabertooth has a usb flashback port. with it you dont need a cpu or ram to update the bios. just a usb stick with the updated bios file and a power supply.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADcdnwMjd_I
    your fine on your mb if it has usb flashback port.
  2. Dont know if its a little out of budget, but for 15$ More you could get a better motherboard, with a better chipset and no bios issues. The AsRock 990FX Extreme 3. Im using one right now and it runs perfect. and the UEFI Is great.
  3. Also, you may want to buy a 2x4gb DIMM Sticks, as they are validated toy run together, however 2 lots of 1gb sticks arent.
  4. sorry. i mean 2 lots of 4gb
  5. smorizio said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131873&clickid=wH81HIXiHzynX8zQTEwqARZAUkTw%3AORxyTpiWc0&iradid=97618&ircid=2106&irpid=79301&nm_mc=AFC-IR&cm_mmc=AFC-IR-_-na-_-na-_-na
    just with asus web page to make sure but this motherboard like my sabertooth has a usb flashback port. with it you dont need a cpu or ram to update the bios. just a usb stick with the updated bios file and a power supply.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADcdnwMjd_I
    your fine on your mb if it has usb flashback port.


    Since I posted this I decided to try using my brain and ctrl+f my processor, and several people are saying they were able to run it without having to do anything special. This one guy in particular brought up the flashback thing you are mentioning:

    "Pros: Running an FX 8320 without any BIOS flashback thing.
    8-Pin power connector
    4 RAM slots
    Everything you need in a motherboard, and it's a hell of an overclocker (with 4+2 power phase)

    Cons: Can't thing of any, I'll update if something happens.

    Other Thoughts: Good motherboard, has LED to indicate if it works. Posted really fast, no fails.
    If you have an FX 8320 or FX 8350, you DO NOT have to do a bios flashback."

    This is the same processor as me, right? So according to this guy I should be ok?
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