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March 13, 2013 8:31:50 AM

I ordered an MSI 970A-G46 motherboard and an AMD FX-8350 CPU for a new computer build. I did some research and I found that the CPU is compatible, but I think I need to flash my BIOS. Could someone walk me through what I need to do? I also don't know which BIOS to download. I know I need a FAT32 USB but that's pretty much it. Should I flash my BIOS as soon as the computer is built?

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March 13, 2013 3:56:52 PM

You may need to borrow an older am3 cpu to flash your bios; but if your board works with the 8350, then I wouldn't do it. If you need to flash (no post screen), check craigslist or ebay for a sempron 140 which runs about $25 used.
March 13, 2013 9:30:01 PM

o1die said:
You may need to borrow an older am3 cpu to flash your bios; but if your board works with the 8350, then I wouldn't do it. If you need to flash (no post screen), check craigslist or ebay for a sempron 140 which runs about $25 used.


So I can't do it with the 8350?
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March 25, 2013 3:14:31 PM

No. Assuming there's not another reason for your screen not posting, such as a weak power supply. Asus has a program for flashing off the motherboard cd, but it's not so simple. You could ship the board to msi for flashing, or look for a sempron am3 cpu on craigslist if you have one locally. Unfortunately, motherboard manufacturer's don't list the bios file number on the motherboard; only a version number. the 970a is an older chipset; newer 990fx boards may post fine with the 8350. I'd help you out if you lived in my area (austin tx). Check youtube for a troubleshooting video to be sure it's not another issue causing your board not to post: http://www.computer-how-to-guide.com/motherboard-troubl...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXnRcxJqfj4
http://reviews.ebay.com/Help-me-my-motherboard-works-bu...

I've used msi's "live update" bios flash program several times and it works fine.
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