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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#3
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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#5
May 18, 2017 at 12:26:00
To all...after a rather lengthy illness, I've finally returned. I want to apologize about not selecting the BEST ANSWER for my particular problem, but computers were not a priority for me during my hospital stay. As it turns out, my cousin found that the motherboard itself was defective! Much too late to return the piece of
<blank> to the seller. As of yet, I've not tried again to work on the new build. But, hopefully, soon I'll have the desire to do so...still convalescing. Again, my apologies for taking so long to get back to all who tendered a reply. All the best!

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