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AMD's new Ryzen 5000 series CPU product line is still more than a week away, because it will hit shelves on November 5 and promises "Intel outperforms" performance at the level of AMD. Although we will await our own benchmark comparison between Ryzen and 10th Gen Intel, the first signs are very encouraging for AMD fans.

AMD also kept its promise in terms of compatibility and chipset, making the Zen 3 series of processors fully compatible with the AM4 400/500 series motherboards.

With that being said, a BIOS update is required to use the 400/500 series motherboards with the newer series of processors. Fortunately, this process is not difficult.

In the next article, we will show you how to update your BIOS for Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. We will discuss what hardware you need, what is supported and what is not, and everything else that may be important for starting the Ryzen 5000 series CPU. The new Zen 3 Ryzen.

Since there is a lot to experience, don't waste any more time, just dive in!

BIOS is the basic input/output system of the PC. It resides in a small chip on the motherboard and is responsible for managing the most basic instructions to enable your computer to boot into the operating system. It can also protect your PC and ensure that everything runs efficiently.

During the boot process, the BIOS also helps to initialize other components of the computer. CPU, GPU and motherboard rely on BIOS to boot normally. Although motherboard manufacturers have replaced the BIOS with a more intuitive UEFI interface, most people still refer to it as BIOS.

When referring to the motherboard BIOS, one of the big questions we were asked was, why should I keep it up to date? Although the answer is not technical, the main reason is as follows.

The first and probably the most common reason for updating the BIOS is to ensure compatibility with the latest hardware version. As described in this article, you only need to update the BIOS to make the outdated motherboard compatible with the newer CPU. Although this does not apply to all CPU/motherboard pairings, it will be proof of the future for some motherboards in the next few years.

Another common reason many people update the BIOS is to fix reported errors. The new hardware may have various errors, thereby reducing their operating efficiency. Having said that, motherboard manufacturers regularly provide consumers with BIOS updates to solve these problems.

Before you begin, it may be worth a quick review of some of the basics required to update the BIOS.

To perform a clean and stress-free BIOS update, the following items are absolutely necessary:

So now that we have a better understanding of what BIOS is and how it affects your system, it is time to review the current BIOS update method.

Remember to always have a fully supported auxiliary CPU on hand to avoid unexpected problems during the upgrade process.

With this, let's get into this process.

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The first thing to do is find the latest version of the motherboard BIOS. This is a fairly simple process that requires you to visit the manufacturer's website, find your motherboard, and then find the BIOS section normally found under SUPPORT.

Internal Support, you should see a section that clearly shows the latest BIOS version for that particular motherboard. Download it.

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After downloading the latest BIOS version, the next step is to unzip the file and copy it to the flash drive. To do this, simply find the file in your download / desktop folder, right-click and select unzip. When prompted, select the flash drive as the location to unzip the files.

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After copying the BIOS update file to the flash drive, simply restart the PC and enter the BIOS. Before that, be sure to insert the flash drive into the recommended slot. It is usually located on the back of the motherboard.

You can do this by pressing "DEL" at startup. Or, if this doesn't work, press "F2" or find the BIOS button in your motherboard manual.

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Find the BIOS Firmware / Update Tool in the BIOS menu. For our specific board, we have to press F7 to enter the advanced tools section. Inside the advanced, you will find an option to start the flash update. On ASUS motherboards, this part is called ASUS EZ Flash 3 Utility.

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Within the update tool, for all intents and purposes, the start of the BIOS update process (in the BIOS menu). Here, you first need to select from which drive the BIOS will be updated in this case, which is the flash drive / storage drive. After selecting the correct drive, simply double-click on the BIOS update file. You will be asked if you want to upload this file, just select Yes to start the update.

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Upon completion, the BIOS will reboot the system and load the update. After restarting, your system may ask you to enter the BIOS again. If this is the case, simply re-enter the BIOS, load the optimized default values, and restart.

This is our simple guide on how to update the BIOS for Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. At the time of writing, not many motherboard manufacturers have released the latest 5000 series BIOS updates. In other words, for the upcoming release date of Zen 3, these updates should be available in the next few days.

If you have any questions about the BIOS update or any issues related to the Ryzen 5000 series, please feel free to comment in the following section. Better yet, why not go?

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