AMD FX-8120 and ASUS-M5A88-M No Boot BIOS update

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
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  1. RMA, why should you pay for Asus not having an up to date bios on the boards.
  2. 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
  3. 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?
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