AMD FX-8120 and ASUS-M5A88-M No Boot BIOS update Tags: CPUs Asus BIOS AMD Last response: May 24, 2012 11:14 PM in CPUs Share bdl11387 May 24, 2012 4:45:11 PM Hello, I have a question regarding my AMD FX-8120 and ASUS M5188. I building a machine from scratch. After I hooked up all the components and hit the power button, the fans start up for a second but nothing else. After some research I released the MOBO requires a BIOS update to support this processor. I just want to confirm this is why it's not booting, I feel like the fans should stay on or get a POST error of some kind. I'm going to purchase a cheap AM3 CPU to perform my BIOS update, but wanted to make certain that this is the issue. Thanks More about : amd 8120 asus m5a88 boot bios update | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove das_stig CPUs Master May 24, 2012 4:52:36 PM RMA, why should you pay for Asus not having an up to date bios on the boards. | Report abuse bdl11387 May 24, 2012 5:12:44 PM das_stig said:RMA, why should you pay for Asus not having an up to date bios on the boards. I purchased a refurbished MOBO on Ebay | Report abuse jaguarskx CPUs Master May 24, 2012 11:14:20 PM I suppose you can buy an inexpensive CPU to do so. That's what happens when you try to use a new CPU in an older motherboard. Does the seller accept returns? | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>AMD FX-8120 and ASUS-M5A88-M No Boot BIOS update> Related ressources: ForumComputer won't even go into bios AMD FX-8120 ForumAMD FX-8120 Prime95 test core error ForumNeed advice for AMD FX8120 ForumWould a AMD FX-8120 (@3.1GHz) bottleneck a GTX 560 2gb? ForumUpdating bios risks Asus AMD FX-8120 ForumAMD FX-8120 vs Intel Core i5-2320 ForumAMD FX-8120 Fast at first, now performance issues, any ideas? ForumFx-8120 fan speed and temps jump up and down like a yo-yo ForumFX8120 OverClocking ForumNew setup not booting (Sabertooth 990FX, AMD FX8120 ) ForumOverclocking AMD FX8120 with Asus Sabertooth 990FX ForumAMD FX-8120 low physics score, help needed ForumAMD FX-8120 massively overheating at stock settings ForumAMD FX-8120 : can't use 6/8 cores ForumAMD FX-8120 Eight-Core vs AMD FX-6300 Six-Core ForumIs the AMD Fx-8120 a true 8 core? ForumNew Overclocker & AMD FX-8120 3.1GHz ForumHow can i get my amd fx-8120 to 4.2ghz ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumSsd boot drive More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !