[SOLVED] Can I install a BIOS Update without Chipset driver?

devilgodspider

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I have a B450M Motherboard from Gigabyte, I understand I have to update the BIOS to use amd 3rd Gen Ryzen cpus on it (https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B450M-DS3H-rev-10/support#support-dl-bios ), but it says that I must have the chipset driver updated to a specific version to install the BIOS, but to install the chipset driver do I need an OS?

If I need an OS, does that mean that I need an AMD Ryzen gen gen 1/2 cpu to update the chipset and BIOS, and then once that's done, only then can I use a 3rd gen Ryzen CPU?

Is there anyway for me to update the BIOS via Q-Flash and also update the chipset driver without entering the with another Ryzen gen 1/2 cpu OS?

Or are chipset drivers only something to worry about if you want to use APU's?

Really need help with this.
 

devilgodspider

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I have a B450M Motherboard from Gigabyte, I understand I have to update the BIOS to use amd 3rd Gen Ryzen cpus on it (https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B450M-DS3H-rev-10/support#support-dl-bios ), but it says that I must have the chipset driver updated to a specific version to install the BIOS, but to install the chipset driver do I need an OS?

If I need an OS, does that mean that I need an AMD Ryzen gen gen 1/2 cpu to update the chipset and BIOS, and then once that's done, only then can I use a 3rd gen Ryzen CPU?

Is there anyway for me to update the BIOS via Q-Flash and also update the chipset driver without entering the with another Ryzen gen 1/2 cpu OS?

Or are chipset drivers only something to worry about if you want to use APU's?

Really need help with this.
 

TJ Hooker

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but it says that I must have the chipset driver updated to a specific version to install the BIOS, but to install the chipset driver do I need an OS?
This only applies to people who already have Windows+driver installed, that they should update the driver before updating BIOS. You don't need to have windows/drivers installed before you update the BIOS.

Depending on what BIOS the board shipped with, you may need a Ryzen 1k/2k processor to update the BIOS before it'll work with a Ryzen 3k CPU.

Duplicate thread:https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/can-i-install-a-bios-update-without-chipset-driver.3526305/
 

devilgodspider

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This only applies to people who already have Windows+driver installed, that they should update the driver before updating BIOS. You don't need to have windows/drivers installed before you update the BIOS.

Depending on what BIOS the board shipped with, you may need a Ryzen 1k/2k processor to update the BIOS before it'll work with a Ryzen 3k CPU.

Duplicate thread:https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/can-i-install-a-bios-update-without-chipset-driver.3526305/
Well, currently the PC only displays a black screen when turned on, so I cannot see what BIOS version I'm on... this means that I will need a ryzen gen 2 cpu regardless..?

EDIT: Sorry for the duplicate thread I did not know what subforum this belonged in
 

TJ Hooker

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Well, currently the PC only displays a black screen when turned on, so I cannot see what BIOS version I'm on... this means that I will need a ryzen gen 2 cpu regardless..?

EDIT: Sorry for the duplicate thread I did not know what subforum this belonged in
What CPU and graphics card do you have? Is the display connected to the motherboard or the graphics card?
 

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What CPU and graphics card do you have? Is the display connected to the motherboard or the graphics card?
It is a GTX 770 and the new cpu is a Ryzen 3700X, the display is connected to the graphics card.

The gpu worked fine before, I had an intel i5 3570, what I did was, unplug everything, put a B450M gigabyte motherboard, got DDR4 ram and placed it (16GB 3600MHz XMP) and the new cpui ofc.

I also plugged in the HDD SATA cable, fans, audio, pwrswt, etc.

But you're saying in theory it should go at least into BIOS right? It should not be in a black screen?
 

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No, you'll need an older CPU (1000/2000 series) installed in order to update the BIOS. You could try finding a local computer shop to do it for you.
darn... that really sucks... It seems only Q-Flash + has the function of being able to update the bios with no cpu...

So even if I could manage to update the BIOS with the lack of display using Q-Flash the issue itself is that it doesn't een get to BIOS, not that it does not have a display?
 

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