Question hi just checking if anyone is able to give me a hand with this build?

Jul 27, 2021
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I put everything together in the build and started it but the pc wont show anything on the screen also noticed on the motherboard has a little LED that flashes everytime it tries to start/restart. The LED says CPU when start and then goes straight to DRAM and sits on that until it tries to reboot i wa thinking that i need to update my motherboard bios as alot of people say that that is what needs to be done?
SPECS:
ryzen 5 5600X
16gb ddr4
gtx 1660 super
Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard
corsair 750W psu
 

DSzymborski

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I put everything together in the build and started it but the pc wont show anything on the screen also noticed on the motherboard has a little LED that flashes everytime it tries to start/restart. The LED says CPU when start and then goes straight to DRAM and sits on that until it tries to reboot i wa thinking that i need to update my motherboard bios as alot of people say that that is what needs to be done?
SPECS:
ryzen 5 5600X
16gb ddr4
gtx 1660 super
Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard
corsair 750W psu
Yup, you need an updated BIOS. Unfortunately, you picked up a motherboard that requires a CPU that works with the motherboard already in order to update the BIOS. You have a few options: find a local shop that will update it for you, contact Gigabyte to see if they will flash it to you, or contact AMD for a boot kit.
 
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Yup, you need an updated BIOS. Unfortunately, you picked up a motherboard that requires a CPU that works with the motherboard already in order to update the BIOS. You have a few options: find a local shop that will update it for you, contact Gigabyte to see if they will flash it to you, or contact AMD for a boot kit.
okay thank you for your reply, would i be able to use the board with a ryzen 3200g to boot into windows and update the bios or would i still have to do one of the other options?
 

DSzymborski

Titan
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okay thank you for your reply, would i be able to use the board with a ryzen 3200g to boot into windows and update the bios or would i still have to do one of the other options?
There should be a sticker on the motherboard indicating what BIOS version it has. You would need to cross-reference it with this list:

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B450-AORUS-ELITE-rev-1x/support#support-cpu

If you can't find a sticker, you most likely have F1, the initial BIOS, which means you'll need to use a CPU that the motherboard "knows about" in the F1 BIOS if you do it yourself.
 

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