Question Looking to upgrade from AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Six-Core Processor to a AMD - Ryzen 5 5600X 4th Gen 6-core, could us a spotcheck

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As the title states, I'm looking to upgrade from AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Six-Core Processor to a AMD - Ryzen 5 5600X 4th Gen 6-core processor.

My motherboard is a MSI X370 GAMING PRO CARBON AM4 AMD, which as I understand it has recently gotten support for the 5000 series with a new BIOS update from MSI. Specifically, the BIOS update is 7A32v1NY found at the motherboard website below.

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/X370-GAMING-PRO-CARBON/support#support-main-block-download

Now my questions is whether or not my research is right? Is all of this correct and if I go through the process of installing the new CPU and updating the BIOS, I shouldn't have any foreseeable issues, correct? For the record, I would follow the BIOS update method shown below.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3tIastGrjk


Anyone able to spot check me? and sorry for all of the external links, I'm just trying to cover my bases and minimize the different possibilities of what could go wrong.
 
Alright so this is what I wanted to verify. I saw that as well, but was also provided this article below, where it does appear that support is present as a "silent" upgrade they made, it is just not broadly advertised.

https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/msi-300-series-mainboards-get-amd-ryzen-5000-bios-support.html

Sorry, I realize now I should have put this in the original post
Guru 3D is a legit site, but I am not sure about that. Although it makes sense not to update the BIOS page for marketing reasons, if it was me, I would talk to MSI support and verify that before getting the CPU.
 
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Okay, just got off the phone with MSI. They were really quick and responsive and confirmed that no, the BIOS update will not actually support the Ryzen 5 5000 series. Thank you all for the comments, have a good one
 
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Alright so this is what I wanted to verify. I saw that as well, but was also provided this article below, where it does appear that support is present as a "silent" upgrade they made, it is just not broadly advertised.

https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/msi-300-series-mainboards-get-amd-ryzen-5000-bios-support.html

Sorry, I realize now I should have put this in the original post
Officially AMD said no 300 series boards would support Ryzen 5000. AMD only relented after a lot of complaints, and really only since January of this year (right after Taipai show). SOME X370 boards are starting to get BIOS's released by mfr's. but so far it appears to be the top-end boards.

Since the last BIOS release for your board dates from Nov. of last year it's not going to have support. You'll have to keep watch to see if MSI ever decides to release a BIOS for your board. It's not likely as they really want you to buy new but it may, as you're thinking, be a silent upgrade.

One way to find out is a utility called "SMU Checker". It's very simple: just drop the BIOS binary file on the executeable and it checks for the versions of all SMU's included in the BIOS. Look for a Vermeer SMU...if it finds one it will most likely work just fine with a 5000 series CPU.
 
Okay, just got off the phone with MSI. They were really quick and responsive and confirmed that no, the BIOS update will not actually support the Ryzen 5 5000 series. Thank you all for the comments, have a good one
Looks like AMD might have recently confirmed support through future updates and its upto board partners now. You should wait and watch...
https://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-bids-adieu-to-socket-AM4-by-extending-Ryzen-5000-Zen-3-support-to-all-300series-AM4-motherboards-including-the-A320-chipset.608094.0.html
 

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Looks like AMD might have recently confirmed support through future updates and its upto board partners now. You should wait and watch...
https://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-bids-adieu-to-socket-AM4-by-extending-Ryzen-5000-Zen-3-support-to-all-300series-AM4-motherboards-including-the-A320-chipset.608094.0.html
that's what i was going to add as well. only been the last couple days so should take a while for any new bios files to show up.

i'd also wait and see if others with the same board were able to get it working. no reason to be the guinea pig for everyone else :) that or get the cpu knowing you might have to get a new mobo as well.

but could be a couple months before we start seeing bios to allow the 5000 series to work. be patient grasshopper.....
 

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