Question Bios update

Dec 21, 2022
I'm planning on updating my bios to accommodate my new CPU.
I also bought several other pieces to bring the system up to date. I built this computer back in 2018 when my wife was pregnant with my son, and it was largely untouched for the last 4 years.
Here are the original parts:

Asus B-450f gaming
Ryzen 5 2600 (non x)
Msi rx 580 8gb

New parts:
Ryzen 5700x
Deep cool ls 320
Xfx 6600xt

I guess my concern is updating the bios from the stock v1.00 all the way to the current version that supports the 5000 series cpus. I can't find anything about milestone bios versions that I may need to stop at before updating all the way to current versions.

I'm mainly nervous to make such a big jump without a second opinion. I have already installed the GPU updated the ram and installed an M2 SSD. I don't know why I'm so worried about this bios. I just remember when people said don't update the bios unless you absolutely have to.

Sorry for the long winded post, but any help would be greatly appreciated.


Sep 21, 2021
BIOS updates are safe to do, just important to take every step carefully and not mess up. You can brick the Board if the BIOS is not done correctly. You shouldn't have to worry which version to use, you should be safe to use the most up to date one from the manufacturer' s page. I would actually recommend ensuring it is up to date that way you have all the security patches and other firmware related fixes to the hardware.

I've located the link to download the latest BIOS Firmware:
ASUS ROG Strix B540-F BIOS Download
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and here is an article from their Support Knowlegebase on how to properly Update the BIOS if you are unsure or want to go based from their recommended procedure:
How to update BIOS

Hope this helps. Please feel free to upvote or mark my response as a resolution :)
Dec 21, 2022
First off thanks for the reply.
I actually already have the latest version loaded onto a flash drive and ready to go. I've just been looking for someone to give me the push I needed to pull the trigger.

I've done a good bit if searching and can't find anyone with my particular board that says go to this version first then this one, you know.

But this may be the push I needed, I plan on tackling this and the AiO installation over the holidays when I get off work Friday afternoon.
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