Solved New Build-Updating the Bios

Toshiba / Satellite l305d
November 28, 2016 at 19:34:34
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, AMD FX-8300 / 32 GIGs
Greetings! I am trying to build a new computer with a Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P motherboard, 32 gigs of ram, NVIDIA GeForce 1GB PCIE X16 graphics card, and an AMD FX-8300 8-core processor. I get no video at boot! From the Gigabyte website:
To enable AM3+ AMD FX-Series CPU support, please update your motherboard with the most current BIOS found in your motherboard’s download section.
My question-how can I update the bios if I can't see what's happening? This is not my first build, but it is the first time I've run into this Problem! Any and all help is greatly appreciated! I thank you in advance.

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November 29, 2016 at 15:01:47
The initial BIOS release (F3 if you have board revision 1.0, FA if you have board revision 2.x) both support the FX8300. I suspect your problem lies elsewhere. Did you bench test before installing the hardware in the case? Are you 100% sure you applied the thermal paste correctly?

http://www.gigabyte.com/support-dow...

http://www.gigabyte.com/support-dow...

http://www.techsupportforum.com/190...



#1
November 28, 2016 at 20:37:15
I do not know AMD well but when you need support for the newest CPU with the newest BIOS (on a slightly older board design) you need to install a slightly older supported CPU in order to do the BIOS update, then you can reinstall the newer CPU and continue. This may be a problem if you do not have the older CPU already as you might have to borrow one or have a shop do the update for you.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
November 28, 2016 at 20:57:21
Fingers...thank you for your prompt reply! I DO have some older AMD processors that I could use to attempt to update the Bios. I will keep you apprised of the progress. Again, thank you!!!

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November 29, 2016 at 14:41:32
I think it needs to be any other AM3 processor or perhaps a lower end AM3+/FX

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November 29, 2016 at 15:01:47
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The initial BIOS release (F3 if you have board revision 1.0, FA if you have board revision 2.x) both support the FX8300. I suspect your problem lies elsewhere. Did you bench test before installing the hardware in the case? Are you 100% sure you applied the thermal paste correctly?

http://www.gigabyte.com/support-dow...

http://www.gigabyte.com/support-dow...

http://www.techsupportforum.com/190...


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