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[SOLVED] What should I pair with my Ryzen 3 3200g?

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2200g is second gen. Any B450 will work without the need for BIOS flashback or ensuring the board shipps with a 3rd gen bios. Also, the 2200g is cheaper.

But the 3200g is indeed better. I would have gone for a 6 core Ryzen 5 1600 or 2600 for a small price increase over the 3200g.
 
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2200g is second gen. Any B450 will work without the need for BIOS flashback or ensuring the board shipps with a 3rd gen bios. Also, the 2200g is cheaper.

But the 3200g is indeed better. I would have gone for a 6 core Ryzen 5 1600 or 2600 for a small price increase over the 3200g.
Sorry to ask this but do you know if the Asus B450M Gaming plus works without bios flashing? As I don't really know how to do it, here's the link to it: https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-B450M-PLUS-GAMING-Socket-Motherboard/dp/B07F6XBJVG/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=asus+B450M+Gaming+plus&qid=1568453010&s=gateway&sr=8-3
 
Since your 3200g is already working, I would think you would not need to flash the bios to use the 3600. I would still reccomend updating the BIOS to the latest version.

There are some updates coming out that actually allow the 3rd gen CPUs to run at higher frequencies for better performance, amongst other bug fixes.
 
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Since your 3200g is already working, I would think you would not need to flash the bios to use the 3600. I would still reccomend updating the BIOS to the latest version.

There are some updates coming out that actually allow the 3rd gen CPUs to run at higher frequencies for better performance, amongst other bug fixes.
Nice, thanks for this information, I can not confirm that the CPU even works yet but I'd assume it does because the box hasn't even been opened yet. I'm still waiting for the power supply and ram to be delivered you see. And yes, I was going to update the drivers and bios for all the stuff anyway. Can't wait to get the other stuff so I can put it all together.
 
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Ok. The motherboard may need a bios update depending on how long it has been sitting on a warehouse shelf.

I'd try it. If it fails to work, AMD can loan you an Athlon 200ge for free to update the bios, and then you return the CPU.
I mean, I'm hoping it will just work because I don't really wanna deal with loaning a cpu then shipping it back.
 
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Fairs, guess people looking for a cheap APU don’t care about a 2% performance boost or whatever it was.
Yeah, if it was a bigger difference like the £30 you mentioned you saw before, I would go for the 2200g because I don't really care all that much about a 2-3% performance boost all that much, but I mean it was just 6 or 7 quid more so.
 
Yeah, if it was a bigger difference like the £30 you mentioned you saw before, I would go for the 2200g because I don't really care all that much about a 2-3% performance boost all that much, but I mean it was just 6 or 7 quid more so.
Might as well haven’t you. GL anyways and any more questions I’m sure you’ll get some decent advice here
 

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