Question I installed a new cpu and now my monitor won’t get a signal

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Today I bought a new gpu and cpu, I replaced the gpu and everything was fine. I then moved on to the cpu and replace it just like it should and when I was looking at my old cpu I saw a bent pin (I don’t know if that could somehow affect the mobo). Now when I try to turn on my pc it lights of and the fans spin but my monitor doesn’t get a signal.
 

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Do you have a Ryzen system? Assuming since you said bent pin on the cpu. Can you list system specs please.

Assuming again, if you did upgrade to a newer gen cpu, was the motherboard bios updated to be compatible?
 
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Cpu-(New)Ryzen 5 3600 (Old)Ryzen 5 1400
Gpu-(New)Rx 580 8gb (Old)Rx 580 4gb
Ram-16 gb
Motherboard- Asus B350-A
And I’m using an hdmi monitor
 
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The problem is that my old cpu has a bent pin so i was wondering if I could get a cpu that was supported in the same bios age as my old cpu and use that cpu instead
 
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How bad is the bent pin? Can it be straightened?

Could take the computer to a PC/service store and have them flash bios for you.
The bent pins are pretty bad and for it to be flashed at a store they would charge me 60 . That’s why I’m wondering would I be able to use another cpu from the same bios age?
 

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Of course you can use another cpu from the same generation. I thought perhaps going to a PC store would be more convenient in your situation if couldn't borrow a 1st gen cpu from a friend or if AMD's cpu loan program isn't for you. Otherwise you'll be buying a used cpu and if there's savings to be had here, it wouldn't be much.
 
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So
Of course you can use another cpu from the same generation. I thought perhaps going to a PC store would be more convenient in your situation if couldn't borrow a 1st gen cpu from a friend or if AMD's cpu loan program isn't for you. Otherwise you'll be buying a used cpu and if there's savings to be had here, it wouldn't be much.
that would mean if I used a ryzen 3 1300x from bios age 0405 and a ryzen 5 1500 from bios age 0405, it would work?
 
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So I got the cpu and am trying to get the bios it says update AGESA 1.0.0.3ABBA to improve system performance in the description. How do I do this?
 

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Download latest bios file from Asus for your motherboard. Unzip if zipped. Put file on a usb stick (no folders). Make sure usb is formatted fat32 before putting the file on it.

Boot to bios and use Ezflash then follow the prompts.

If successful and bios has been updated, boot back to bios after the restart and load optimised defaults.

Should be good to go and swap to the new cpu.
 
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Download latest bios file from Asus for your motherboard. Unzip if zipped. Put file on a usb stick (no folders). Make sure usb is formatted fat32 before putting the file on it.

Boot to bios and use Ezflash then follow the prompts.

If successful and bios has been updated, boot back to bios after the restart and load optimised defaults.

Should be good to go and swap to the new cpu.
What is fat32?
 

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Fat32 is a storage space format. When you right click the usb stick to format it, there's an option to format it as Fat32. There are other formats like ntfs. Afaik modern motherboard bios still don't read ntfs formats but could be wrong.
 

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