Question can you update bios without raven ridge on b450

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i got a new b450 motherboard along with a ryzen 7 1800x but my bios has never been updated i recently checked the bios to see that my cpu was on 70 idle but ryzen master says 45 so i was wondering if there was any way to update the bios without a apu
 

DMAN999

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You can update it without any CPU.

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That is only true for motherboards that have the BIOS flashback feature (Most MSI boards and some ASUS boards).

i got a new b450 motherboard along with a ryzen 7 1800x but my bios has never been updated i recently checked the bios to see that my cpu was on 70 idle but ryzen master says 45 so i was wondering if there was any way to update the bios without a apu
What exact make and model B450 motherboard do you have ?
 

DMAN999

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thank you for the quick response it is a as rock b450m hdv r4.0
And you have the 1800x current installed correct ???
And you also have a Video card, Correct ???

If so then you can update the BIOS using Instant Flash:
https://asrock.com/support/BIOSIG.asp?cat=BIOS10

BUT, I would strongly Recommend that you do Not use a BIOS newer than v1.50.
The BIOS versions newer than that have newer AGESA versions in them and do NOT work as well with 1000 and 2000 series CPU's.
And Make SURE you update the Chipset Drivers Before you update the BIOS as stated in the BIOS version 1.50 notes:
https://asrock.com/MB/AMD/B450M-HDV R4.0/index.asp#BIOS
 
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And you have the 1800x current installed correct ???
And you also have a Video card, Correct ???

If so then you can update the BIOS using Instant Flash:
https://asrock.com/support/BIOSIG.asp?cat=BIOS10

BUT, I would strongly Recommend that you do Not use a BIOS newer than v1.50.
The BIOS versions newer than that have newer AGESA versions in them and do NOT work as well with 1000 and 2000 series CPU's.
And Make SURE you update the Chipset Drivers Before you update the BIOS as stated in the BIOS version 1.50 notes:
https://asrock.com/MB/AMD/B450M-HDV R4.0/index.asp#BIOS
thanks for the reply i have a 1060 installed at the minute
 
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ok so the update went well but now i have another problem my cpu is now starting to throttle it'self when it reaches 75 degrees this can be so bad that it goes to 2.9 ghz when performing a cinebench run and it will do the same for games and my motherboard is still saying the temps are over 70 even 85 if i stay in there a while
 

DMAN999

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Yeah with that setup and room temp your CPU temp should be lower.
I'd double check and make sure the Cooler is tight and I'd even check the thermal paste if it has been installed for a while.
You could also go into your BIOS and set it to Optimized Defaults and see if some setting you changed is causing the high temps.
 
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Yeah with that setup and room temp your CPU temp should be lower.
I'd double check and make sure the Cooler is tight and I'd even check the thermal paste if it has been installed for a while.
You could also go into your BIOS and set it to Optimized Defaults and see if some setting you changed is causing the high temps.
ok thanks will check some bios settings i will also reapply my cooler il get back to in a few minutes
 
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ok i gave the video a watch but i confused on what that means if they have 20 degrees hotter than it actually is then why does my cpu throttle at 75
 

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