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So like it says, How do I flash my bios. I have a Crosshair v formula that I brought Feb of 2012. I need to flash the board to get the bios up to 1703 so it will see my FX-8350. Bios didn't come out with support for the 8350 till Oct of 2012. How do I flash my board when it won't post or see anything?

Thanks
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So like it says, How do I flash my bios. I have a Crosshair v formula that I brought Feb of 2012. I need to flash the board to get the bios up to 1703 so it will see my FX-8350. Bios didn't come out with support for the 8350 till Oct of 2012. How do I flash my board when it won't post or see anything?

Thanks

Do you have an older amd processor sitting around like 1100t? If you do install it, then flash the bios. After the update take out the old processor and install the 8350.
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So like it says, How do I flash my bios. I have a Crosshair v formula that I brought Feb of 2012. I need to flash the board to get the bios up to 1703 so it will see my FX-8350. Bios didn't come out with support for the 8350 till Oct of 2012. How do I flash my board when it won't post or see anything?

Thanks

You shouldn't have a problem. wink.gif The board will boot up just fine with the 8350, and then you can update the BIOS.... the 1703 version just adds the code that officially supports and is optimized for Vishera processors.... thumb.gif It will still run with an older BIOS.
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1. Put file on USB drive/
2. Hit F12 when bios loads..
3. Chose USB HDD
4. Software will load...
5. Point to USB key..
6 Follow directions it simple...

After BIOS update I would reset CMOS...
I have had times where update did reset Cmos...
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So like it says, How do I flash my bios. I have a Crosshair v formula that I brought Feb of 2012. I need to flash the board to get the bios up to 1703 so it will see my FX-8350. Bios didn't come out with support for the 8350 till Oct of 2012. How do I flash my board when it won't post or see anything?

Thanks

You shouldn't have a problem. wink.gif The board will boot up just fine with the 8350, and then you can update the BIOS.... the 1703 version just adds the code that officially supports and is optimized for Vishera processors.... thumb.gif It will still run with an older BIOS.

Nice thumb.gif
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post #6 of 15
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You shouldn't have a problem. wink.gif The board will boot up just fine with the 8350, and then you can update the BIOS.... the 1703 version just adds the code that officially supports and is optimized for Vishera processors.... thumb.gif It will still run with an older BIOS.

This is a no-no but I have two threads on this. http://www.overclock.net/t/1366728/new-rig-and-no-video-and-wont-post This is the one that started it. No post or video. can't get to bios.
So your saying that I have a different problem? That it should still see the 8350, but 1703 just has better support? So installing a lesser chip to update bios won't work?
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There used to be a rule of thumb do not update it no problems,
Today updates usually provide stability and performance updates
and future upgrades...

Flash your BIOS it will only take a couple of minutes.. smile.gif
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Yes he is saying to put older CPU back in and Flash BIOS with updated version...
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There used to be a rule of thumb do not update it no problems,
Today updates usually provide stability and performance updates
and future upgrades...

Flash your BIOS it will only take a couple of minutes.. smile.gif


Rig won't post, no video no beeps. just led , Fans, lights on buttons. (start, oc, reset). If I get a
fx-6100, will I get this to post to change bios or does anyone thing there is something else wrong
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OK. So were saying winginit might be mistaken. The board won't see the 8350 without the 1703 bios update?
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