Updating a bios

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All in all, it's looking very prosperous for AMD, and not so great for Intel.

CPU war aside though, if you're looking to purchase one of the latest Ryzen chips then you probably have a couple of questions regarding compatibility as well. This being said, consumers will have to do a BIOS update in order to accommodate the latest chips.

If your motherboard is not on this list then don't worry, they will be updating it as further motherboards become BIOS compatible.

Both manufacturers have made sure their flagship X470 boards are compatible, which is useful as a lot of people are opting to purchase the cheaper x470 instead of splashing out on a fancy x570.

So, you've established that your board needs a BIOS update, now how do I do it!

Once on the product page, select the support tab for your motherboard and search out the BIOS section.

Once in the BIOS section, search out the latest version of BIOS for your motherboard.

For example, for an MSI motherboard, you will have to change the file name to MSI. Once you've changed the file name, take your flash drive and plug it into the BIOS FLASHBACK USB slot. If you aren't sure which slot it is then check the motherboard manual.

At this stage, it's worth mentioning that you only need motherboard power, nothing else is required.

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