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does it require bios flash or not ?

i am buying/building new computer so i am buying parts at pc part picker

my rig and i amd having one problem

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/37SU5

bios flash is it required ?

970 Extreme4 in Bios download

http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/970%20Extreme4/?cat=Beta

do i need to do bios flash for to Add Turbo UCC function for AM3+ CPU

Add "AMD Application Power Management" option

and other ones

and if i buy new one will it come with latest bios versions with all things listed in downloads list and do i require to do bios flash , downloads , windows etc
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  1. shubhamcr7 said:
    i am buying/building new computer so i am buying parts at pc part picker

    my rig and i amd having one problem

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/37SU5

    bios flash is it required ?

    970 Extreme4 in Bios download

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/970%20Extreme4/?cat=Beta

    do i need to do bios flash for to Add Turbo UCC function for AM3+ CPU

    Add "AMD Application Power Management" option

    and other ones

    and if i buy new one will it come with latest bios versions with all things listed in downloads list and do i require to do bios flash , downloads , windows etc


    try this a good one too http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga970aud3p
  2. i need answer in yes or no
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    well i cand have a clear answer on that.it depends on the mobo, since we cant determine which bios version will have out of the box.usualy the bios update is needed for the fx 125W cpus octa-core usually.but the latest 970 (the reversion) does support like this one. http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a97r20. your cpu is listed on the supported and also the official asus site doesnt reffer to any need of bios update.https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A97_LE_R20/
  4. but TPU feature present in M5A97 R2.0 can it do over clocking
  5. shubhamcr7 said:
    but TPU feature present in M5A97 R2.0 can it do over clocking


    yes it can ,but you need a more expensive mobo with good heatsink on the vrm's(voltage regulator module) for proper o/c ability that most amd970 mobo doesnt have at that price range,( like the asus m5a97 r2). so since you need to invest a bit mor money for o/c better go with amd990 like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157479&clickid=152WXI1%3AvQGQVQ-X4PwSsXzyUkTWBuR1HwWYzI0&iradid=97618&ircid=2106&irpid=79301&nm_mc=AFC-IR&cm_mmc=AFC-IR-_-na-_-na-_-na has good heatshink and better components for stressful operations like o/c and several other nice features.http://www.asrock.com/mb/amd/fatal1ty%20990fx%20killer/
    or a tleast this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131873
  6. it/s too costly and if i buy that motherboard i cannot buy better cooler
  7. and is their any need of flashing bios according to my specs
  8. shubhamcr7 said:
    and is their any need of flashing bios according to my specs


    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a97r20 its a r2.0 so if you carfully watch the photos it clearly says with capitals written on it FX CPU SUPPORT:)
  9. chris987 said:
    shubhamcr7 said:
    and is their any need of flashing bios according to my specs


    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a97r20 its a r2.0 so if you carfully watch the photos it clearly says with capitals written on it FX CPU SUPPORT:)


    i know about that motherboard

    i was talking about Fatal1ty 990FX Killer

    i need to ask what about this motherboard

    ASRock 970 EXTREME4
  10. all 990fx support 125w 8core cpu since its a newer mobo. ASRock 970 EXTREME4 also support AM3+ 8-Core Processor
    ''This board is designed to build up the most powerful system and delivers the most demanding technology for users nowadays. Just enjoy next generation computing with ASRock 8-Core CPU Ready motherboard.'' this is actually from the asrock official site.
    i would prefer the asus though its only 5$ more but has 3-years warranty and better vrm cooling but if you are on a very tight budget go with it, what can i say!
  11. you are from which country
  12. Greece, the quote says : happy men, are free men and free men, are the brave ones. Thoukidides, ancient philosopher and hostorian
  13. and i live in india i don't even know if i can get product from near or i have to go far for my new pc parts and if i even get the extended warranty and encounter problems , i have to send out of country which will cost me much more and i don't even get any other warranty .... so i think going with 970 extreme 4
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