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Can i run cpu on lower bios, to at least flash it to a higher version?

Hello there,
I am planning to buy a new gaming PC and I live in India.
For the CPU- I have this FX-4300 With the Gigabyte GA-78lmt usb3 mainbord.
But when i checked gigabyte website,it says that i need to flash the bios to 2 versions higher to make it compatible with 4300.

But man, how on earth can i flash the bios without turning on the PC.
So will the cpu work on the mobo for the first time, so i can get some to to at least go to the website and update the BIOS!??
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    Yes, it will run but it won't recognise the CPU and it won't run perfectly. As soon as you have it up and running, flash the BIOS and all will be perfect. Don't try to do anything strenuous or you'll get a blue screen of death.
  2. hopefully your electric supply is stable, you don't want power outage when flashing
  3. Cons29 said:
    hopefully your electric supply is stable, you don't want power outage when flashing


    To be honest I don't know a thing about BIOS.
    I don't even how and from where to flash BIOS.

    But regarding the power supply,it's extremely rare that my home faces a power cut. (maybe twice a year.)
  4. Avro Arrow said:
    Yes, it will run but it won't recognise the CPU and it won't run perfectly. As soon as you have it up and running, flash the BIOS and all will be perfect. Don't try to do anything strenuous or you'll get a blue screen of death.


    Thank you very much!:)
    But i just found that the motherboard now comes with the BIOS pre-upgraded.
    So no need to do all that stuff :) :)
  5. That's great! I was fortunate enough that I flashed the BIOS on my Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 to F9 when I still had my Phenom II X4 965 in it. :D
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