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Asus M5A99X EVO & FX-8150

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July 10, 2012 1:00:28 PM

Hey I'm buying the Asus M5A99X EVO & FX-8150 will this motherboard be compatible with the processor straight out of the box? Or will the bios need updating?

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July 10, 2012 1:31:51 PM

There's no guarantee with ANY AM3+ that it will have the necessary minimum BIOS to post unless you can see the box and verify the BIOS is the minimum for an FX CPU to post.

I see very few issues with pre-FX BIOS and the ASUS M5A99X EVO is a high volume seller so places like NewEgg would have sold out of the pre-FX BIOS b now.
July 10, 2012 1:45:40 PM

Ok mate thanks for the reply. Is there a way for me to find out without putting the whole thing together first? And is there an easy way to update the bios? Or will I need an older amd chip?
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July 10, 2012 1:53:45 PM

ASUS places a BIOS version sticker either on the BOX itself next to the SN or on the bottom of the MOBO close to CPU backplate SN + BIOS revision.

/edit - you need BIOS 0813 (2011.11.16 update) or higher - http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A99X_EVO...
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