Question Does my motherboard support Ryzen 3rd Gen?

CraigHarrison

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I sincerely hope my question is in the right place, my apologies if I've erred!

I currently have a Ryzen 1200 on a budget MSI motherboard that has served me quite well in my 2015-16 gaming build (GTX970). I find the CPU bottlenecks quite heavily in BF5 and am thinking of an upgrade to the Ryzen 5 3500 (which is on a deep discount where I live)

I checked the official page for my motherboard on MSI's website and the main product listing shows support for Ryzen 1st and 2nd Gen, however when I check the full compatibility list for the motherboard I see the Ryzen 3500 in it!

My board is the MSI A320M PRO-VD/S (https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/A320M-PRO-VD-S)
Compatibility List (https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/A320M-PRO-VD-S#support-cpu)

Could someone with more experience building PCs please help me out? Will a 3500 work properly on my existing board?
 

Zerk2012

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I sincerely hope my question is in the right place, my apologies if I've erred!

I currently have a Ryzen 1200 on a budget MSI motherboard that has served me quite well in my 2015-16 gaming build (GTX970). I find the CPU bottlenecks quite heavily in BF5 and am thinking of an upgrade to the Ryzen 5 3500 (which is on a deep discount where I live)

I checked the official page for my motherboard on MSI's website and the main product listing shows support for Ryzen 1st and 2nd Gen, however when I check the full compatibility list for the motherboard I see the Ryzen 3500 in it!

My board is the MSI A320M PRO-VD/S (https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/A320M-PRO-VD-S)
Compatibility List (https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/A320M-PRO-VD-S#support-cpu)

Could someone with more experience building PCs please help me out? Will a 3500 work properly on my existing board?
It has the processor listed but you will need to probably update your BIOS first.
 

sdedu77

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It does support 3000 series , howerver you need the update the bios to the latest version (which apparently is the only one released after Zen 2). The only caveat is that it's still a beta version.
To get it, go to the motherboard's page -> Support -> BIOS and click on the download button.
 

CraigHarrison

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It does support 3000 series , howerver you need the update the bios to the latest version (which apparently is the only one released after Zen 2). The only caveat is that it's still a beta version.
To get it, go to the motherboard's page -> Support -> BIOS and click on the download button.
Thank you so much! have found the file, will try to update and see if it works. Worst happens, I need to spring for a new motherboard I guess, will try it out. Thanks!
 

Juan_Bijero

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Thank you so much! have found the file, will try to update and see if it works. Worst happens, I need to spring for a new motherboard I guess, will try it out. Thanks!
With the Ryzen 3000 series motherboards you will need the most up-to-date version of Windows 10 as well as the most up-to-date version of bios that is a final version and not a beta bios.
 

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