[SOLVED] This is my system. Are the parts compatible? Any improvements?

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Here’s my build:

-Ryzen 3 3200g
-Asrock A320M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard
-Corsair Vengeance LPX 8gb DDR4-3000 (2 x 4gb)
-Toshiba OCZ TR200 480gb 2.5” SSD
-EG MN25 Micro ATX Gaming Case
-be quiet! System Power 9 400W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
 

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The ACPI version is not the BIOS version.
BIOS version will be labelled BIOS or SMBIOS version.

If I have the link correct, yours is here:
View: https://imgur.com/a/u9YQNz3


https://www.morecomputers.com/a?pid=A320M-HDV+R4.0>>ASRock

2.3 is the original board BIOS, so it would need a BIOS update.

You can view the CPU support list here:https://www.asrock.com/MB/AMD/A320M-HDV/index.asp#CPU
View: https://imgur.com/a/Swngep0


It's always best to use this after pcpartpicker to check.
 

PC Tailor

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Welcome to the forums my friend!

What is the overall cost of this system?
Only thing I would mention initially is the A320M needs at least BIOS P4.40 to run the 2200G so you may need to verify it ships with it :)
 
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Thanks for welcoming me. :)

The system costs £283.60 excluding monitor, keyboard and mouse.

I was also worried that my motherboard might need a BIOS update but I’m buying a Ryzen 3200g, so I’m sure this will be supported, right? PC Part Picker says that the 2200g may need a BIOS update but it doesn’t say anything for the 3200g
 
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Looking at the technical specs from the seller (morecomputers.com), the ACPI version under the bios details is 5.1. Is this a problem?
 

PC Tailor

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The ACPI version is not the BIOS version.
BIOS version will be labelled BIOS or SMBIOS version.

If I have the link correct, yours is here:
View: https://imgur.com/a/u9YQNz3


https://www.morecomputers.com/a?pid=A320M-HDV+R4.0>>ASRock

2.3 is the original board BIOS, so it would need a BIOS update.

You can view the CPU support list here:https://www.asrock.com/MB/AMD/A320M-HDV/index.asp#CPU
View: https://imgur.com/a/Swngep0


It's always best to use this after pcpartpicker to check.
 
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So how would I go about upgrading the BIOS? I heard that AMD give a free boot kit that includes an Athlon chip temporarily to update the BIOS. Should I order a boot kit?
 

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So how would I go about upgrading the BIOS? I heard that AMD give a free boot kit that includes an Athlon chip temporarily to update the BIOS. Should I order a boot kit?
You can do yes, it can just take a little while from my awareness: https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/pa-100#faq-Short-Term-Processor-Loan-Boot-Kit

Alternatively:
  • Find a seller than will ship with latest BIOS
  • Get a motherboard with a chipset made for the 3200G
  • Take it to a repair shop who might have a spare CPU to update the BIOS with.
 
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Having just checked AMDs criteria for the free boot kit, you need to have a X470 or B450 motherboard in order to qualify for the boot kit. I guess I’m stuck with the alternative options.
 
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I've found a solution. CCL offer to update your BIOS for £10 if you buy your motherboard from CCL. Also, I switched my motherboard to a ASRock B450M-HDV so that I can overclock my CPU.
 
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