Originally Posted by Malcom28;15579522
hey guys ,
My friend just bought FX 8120 and ASRock Extreme 4 990FX and he got the same problem black screen and 5A Internal CPU Error.
According to cpu support list of this board the cpu run only on bios p1.30 and higher.
How can he update the bios if he don't have older AM3 cpu and he can't enter the bios ?????
I guess the first option would be to shell out ~$35 for an AM3 Sempron and use it to flash the BIOS. Then he would also have a spare CPU for troubleshooting future problems, or I guess he could sell it.
The second option would be to return the 990FX Extreme4 and pick up a 990FX Extreme3, which is a more recent board and ships with BD-compatible BIOS already installed. Extreme3 does have some drawbacks though, mainly that it has half as many power phases which could limit overclocking.
There may be other boards that already have BD-ready BIOS installed, but you would have to go to the manufacturers website for each board and look at the BIOS update history.