Question Bios flashback is not working

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I recently got a new cpu (amd ryzen 5 5500) to use along with the Asus b550-F gaming (non wifi) mobo i had purchased.
On the box it said that it was ryzen 5000 ready so i thought i had to just put in the cpu and it would be ready to go, but that wasn't the case since when i did that an orange light kept appearing on dram everytime i tried booting and my pc would not function, i looked into it and it said that the light indicated a outdated bios.
So i did the next thing and i've been trying to us the Bios flashback usb feature for the last couple hours and it just does not work. (i did have usb formatted to FAT32)
I tried the latest bios update down to the lowest one i was able to go down to and they none seem to work..
while trying to update the bios the green light flashes like it is supposed to be doing just like in all the videos and guides i've seen, only difference is after that when i try to start my computer the screen on my monitor stays black. My hardware is working but there is no video and ofcourse the dram light is still orange. Am i doing something wrong or is there something faulty here? Could all the attempts i've been trying have ruined something? I don't know what to do.
I've even tried doing the flashback both without the cpu, ram and gpu aswell as i have with them.

my specs are
mobo: Asus b550-F gaming
ssd: 128gb Kingston a400
gpu: Asus rog strix rtx 3060
ram: hyperx fury ddr4 8gb 2133mhz
psu: 600w evga psu
Storage: 2tb WD
 
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Darkbreeze

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Did you already have a CPU that worked in this board before you purchased the Ryzen 5 5500?

Your CPU is not supported on that board until BIOS version 2423 according the the B550-F Gaming product page, regardless that many sites and some packaging have misreported it as such. Also, keep in mind, "supported" doesn't always mean "ready", as in "Ryzen 5000 series READY".

I'd suggest you try updating the BIOS from WITHIN the BIOS, if you have another CPU that works on that board. Also, make sure you are inserting the flash drive in the correct USB port, because they are not all flash back ports. Only ONE rear external port is flashback capable.

Where did you buy the CPU and other hardware?
 
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I recently got a new cpu (amd ryzen 5 5500) to use along with the Asus b550-F gaming (non wifi) mobo i had purchased.
On the box it said that it was ryzen 5000 ready so i thought i had to just put in the cpu and it would be ready to go, but that wasn't the case since when i did that an orange light kept appearing on dram everytime i tried booting and my pc would not function, i looked into it and it said that the light indicated a outdated bios.
So i did the next thing and i've been trying to us the Bios flashback usb feature for the last couple hours and it just does not work. (i did have usb formatted to FAT32)
I tried the latest bios update down to the lowest one i was able to go down to and they none seem to work..
while trying to update the bios the green light flashes like it is supposed to be doing just like in all the videos and guides i've seen, only difference is after that when i try to start my computer the screen on my monitor stays black. My hardware is working but there is no video and ofcourse the dram light is still orange. Am i doing something wrong or is there something faulty here? Could all the attempts i've been trying have ruined something? I don't know what to do.
I've even tried doing the flashback both without the cpu, ram and gpu aswell as i have with them.

my specs are
mobo: Asus b550-F gaming
ssd: 128gb Kingston a400
gpu: Asus rog strix rtx 3060
ram: hyperx fury ddr4 8gb 2133mhz
psu: 600w evga psu
Storage: 2tb WD
Which format is BIOS file ? it should look like this "ROG-STRIX-B550-F-GAMING-ASUS-2803.CAP"
 
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Which format is BIOS file ? it should look like this "ROG-STRIX-B550-F-GAMING-ASUS-2803.CAP"
It is a CAP file, I only renamed it using the bios renamer as per instruction then deleted the other files leaving only the renamed CAP file
 
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Did you already have a CPU that worked in this board before you purchased the Ryzen 5 5500?

Your CPU is not supported on that board until BIOS version 2423 according the the B550-F Gaming product page, regardless that many sites and some packaging have misreported it as such. Also, keep in mind, "supported" doesn't always mean "ready", as in "Ryzen 5000 series READY".

I'd suggest you try updating the BIOS from WITHIN the BIOS, if you have another CPU that works on that board. Also, make sure you are inserting the flash drive in the correct USB port, because they are not all flash back ports. Only ONE rear external port is flashback capable.

Where did you buy the CPU and other hardware?
I did not have a cpu working on the board prior it is brand new, i made sure i was using the flashback port i even tried using different ports which ended up unsuccessful clearly because the green light was not flashing how it was supposed to.
I got the board from newegg quite some time ago and the CPU from amazon recently, i cannot return them because though the order was placed in the US i had them shipped to me abroad.
 
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New ram installed and the orange light is still there on dram..
It certainly has something to do with the flashback no?
idk what to do
 

Darkbreeze

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Hyper X Fury, with Ryzen? It CAN work, but it does not have a high success rating especially if there is an early BIOS version on board for ANY chipset used with Ryzen processors. Yes, I know there are a lot of trumpets out there that say "all the memory issues on Ryzen have been cleaned up long ago" but it simply isn't true. And, two specific models, Corsair Vengeance LPX and Kingston Hyper X Fury, have poor track records when it comes to compatibility with Ryzen, EVEN WHEN they are on the QVL list.

Like I've been trying to tell people here and elsewhere for quite some time now, just because memory is on the QVL list does not mean you won't have problems or even be able to use it. FAR better is seeing that it is definitively on the memory manufacturers compatibility list, IF they have one, which is limited, since pretty much only G.Skill, Corsair and Crucial have actually vetted lists based on motherboard model, that I'm aware of.

Sorry, I was, since much earlier today, hoping to get you that link, but then life happened and I was not able to get back here in time so I will TRY to help with this tomorrow, IF I can. Hopefully, that will have some fruition but do move on in the meantime. Luck.
 
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Hyper X Fury, with Ryzen? It CAN work, but it does not have a high success rating especially if there is an early BIOS version on board for ANY chipset used with Ryzen processors. Yes, I know there are a lot of trumpets out there that say "all the memory issues on Ryzen have been cleaned up long ago" but it simply isn't true. And, two specific models, Corsair Vengeance LPX and Kingston Hyper X Fury, have poor track records when it comes to compatibility with Ryzen, EVEN WHEN they are on the QVL list.

Like I've been trying to tell people here and elsewhere for quite some time now, just because memory is on the QVL list does not mean you won't have problems or even be able to use it. FAR better is seeing that it is definitively on the memory manufacturers compatibility list, IF they have one, which is limited, since pretty much only G.Skill, Corsair and Crucial have actually vetted lists based on motherboard model, that I'm aware of.

Sorry, I was, since much earlier today, hoping to get you that link, but then life happened and I was not able to get back here in time so I will TRY to help with this tomorrow, IF I can. Hopefully, that will have some fruition but do move on in the meantime. Luck.
Thanks for the advice i’ll take it into futute consideration, i’m not sure why but when i booted today i got into the BIOS it is working now.
 

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