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January 10, 2014 11:40:59 PM

hey guys , when i looked at my build this morning It said "Some AMD 970 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vishera CPUs." and i already bought the mobo and i'm so scared it might not work with my build. My parents are only giving me one shot at this and if i mess it up im screwed D:

build - http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2yusS

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a b V Motherboard
January 10, 2014 11:44:36 PM

fx-6300 requires bios version 1006
https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A97_LE_R20/#support

you can update the bios.....
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a b V Motherboard
January 10, 2014 11:45:28 PM

It will be fine. That motherboard allows you to update the BIOS without a CPU.
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January 10, 2014 11:57:46 PM

How do you updtate the BIOS? Sorry, i'm really new to PC building :/ 
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a b V Motherboard
January 11, 2014 12:03:08 AM

tshombe123 said:
How do you updtate the BIOS? Sorry, i'm really new to PC building :/ 


Ssddx put a link. I usually just put it on a flash drive and boot it through that. Just make sure there is no possibility of a power interruption during the update. Then remove the flash drive before rebooting.

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January 11, 2014 12:07:52 AM

So i guess i need to buy a flash drive :/  Is there a possibility that i don't need to update the BIOS? I really want to build it and use it today. I just bought the mobo like 3 days ago
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a b V Motherboard
January 11, 2014 12:14:17 AM

No, you can put it on a CD. There is a possibility you wont have to though.
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a b V Motherboard
January 11, 2014 12:15:26 AM

check the bios version.. if you have the version i noted then you shouldnt have to.

if you have an older version then you probably need to.
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January 11, 2014 12:17:54 AM

Ok. Thanks for your help :) 
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