Build Advice Question about cpu upgrade

Lutfij

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Assuming you're referring to a motherboard's BIOS, often times you see instability issues or your motherboard maker releases an update to counter a security threat. In other instances, BIOS updates are issued to allow for a processor upgrade path into the future. What are the specs to your build and why do you think you need an upgrade??
 

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How would i know i if need to update my bios. wanting to upgrade my pc ?
You cross reference what new part you wish to buy, against what the current BIOS is.

You do this BEFORE buying any parts.
And if a BIOS update is needed, you do it exactly how the manufacturer states. Often, there are intermediate things that need to be updated, before you can go to the most recent.
 
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Assuming you're referring to a motherboard's BIOS, often times you see instability issues or your motherboard maker releases an update to counter a security threat. In other instances, BIOS updates are issued to allow for a processor upgrade path into the future. What are the specs to your build and why do you think you need an upgrade??
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor
MSI B450 Gaming Plus MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard
ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D60G 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory
Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Brand: EVGA
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EVGA GeForce RTX 3050 XC Gaming
8GB GDDR6
SeaSonic FOCUS Plus 650 Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Kingston 480GB A400 SATA 3 2.5 inch Internal SSD
 
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First you need to see what your current BIOS version is. You can find this in the command prompt using the following command: wmic bios get smbiosbiosversion

Your most recent BIOS version for your MoBo is: 7B86vHE if you don't have that then you can update from the manufacturer website. MSI has easy BIOS tools.
 

Lutfij

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Alright, that takes care of the specs! What would you like to upgrade on your platform, how much do you have at your disposal for your upgrade + where are you located? Is your system used primarily for gaming? Include the titles that you game on your system.
 
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Alright, that takes care of the specs! What would you like to upgrade on your platform, how much do you have at your disposal for your upgrade + where are you located? Is your system used primarily for gaming? Include the titles that you game on your system.

I want to upgrade my ryzen 5 2400g. Was thinking to a Ryzen 7 5700g. i live in canada and mostly play farming simulator and budget under $400 and would go good with my rtx 3050 ?
 

geofelt

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I don't know if you can edit the text of your post header.
But, you will get more and better answers if you could post a better hint of your issue.

For a sim, the cpu is, indeed likely the more important characteristic of the pc.
In particular, the single thread performance.
As a quick test, run the cpu-Z bench and look at the single thread performance rating.
It should be about 331 for a 5400G:
https://valid.x86.fr/bench/3adp6j
The 5700g would be a big boost close to double.
Since you have a discrete graphics card, there is no need to pay extra for integrated graphics. You might find a similarly performing 5600X for a better price.
Your current bios level will be shown by cpu-Z.
Most of the time, the only reason to update a bios is to support a new gen processor.
 

logainofhades

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I want to upgrade my ryzen 5 2400g. Was thinking to a Ryzen 7 5700g. i live in canada and mostly play farming simulator and budget under $400 and would go good with my rtx 3050 ?
Since you have a GPU, there is little point in getting the 5700g, unless you want the integrated graphics, in case your GPU dies. A 5700x would be a better choice, though it could be argued, for what you are playing, an R5 5600 is plenty.
 

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