So I had fun last night. I sold my old temporary AMD 1400 and grabbed a 3600 (no point in the 3600X if im going to all core OC) as the 3700X is just a bit over budget at the moment with me trying to finish my desk build. Maybe next year ill go to a 3900X when they are nicely reduced
Anyways, I had to update from the F8 BIOS to F40 while I had the R5 1400 to ensure the R5 3600 would work and what a pain. I think it took about an hour to flash the first BIOS.
For some reason, the QFlash utility would not recognize my flash drive, and I would just get a "no drive found" error. Whatever, I can flash from within windows.....
tool, running it would not see the files in its stupid file browser dialog. Eventually after some reboots, and running
as admin, it would show and allow me to select the F30 and up BIOS files to flash.
Also as a note, it seems the "update from server" Function does not work, as I get a syntax error when selecting the server?
Anyways, finally updated BIOS 1 from F8 to F30, then F31 and finally F40. Once validated and happy I repeated these steps on BIOS 2.
Plopped in my R5 3600 and after a few boot cycles, I was in windows all happy.
Now to start tweaking