Question Anyone using Ryzen 3000 series CPUs on B450 boards ?

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I'm planning to buy a Ryzen 5 3600 CPU for a new build. Since I cannot afford X570 boards due to high price I'm planning to buy a B450 board and update its bios to use a new generation Ryzen 3000 CPU on it .has anyone done it here ? How's the performance ? did you face any bugs or issues ?
 

CosmicDance

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I haven't seen any posts regarding compatibility issues my self.
I too have a B450 board with a Ryzen 2700X so would just use that if I upgraded to a 3000 series.
These B450 s are listed as compatible on AMD's site.
Just make sure you update your BIOS before installing the CPU if possible as they are not compatible without a recent BIOS update.

If you can't do this then ask the company you are purchasing it from to update it.
Alternatively you can get a special basic loan CPU from AMD just to update the BIOS.
 

CosmicDance

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I'm not sure of exact regions and limitations.
You need to apply for it if you need one.
Depends if your mobo has been updated already/has a BIOS flash button so it can update without a CPU/can be updated by the company you purchase from or some people just pay a computer shop a small charge to update their BIOS.

 

DMAN999

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Personally I'd wait a month or two anyways.
So far Every BIOS from every manufacturer that supports the 3000 series CPU's (for B450/X470 and X570 MB's) seems to be Buggy.
Hopefully they will have most of the bugs worked out sooner rather than later.
 
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stefanos50

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I have ryzen 5 3600 with msi b450 tomahawk and the only problem is the high temps you will face. Good for me i owned a noctua cooler so i idle at 43-50c and at full load 75-80c but with the stock cooler you probably hit 90-95c at full load.
 
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