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Zen2, impossible update?

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So, I have this AsRock x370 itx motherboard (1800X). It is said, that it cannot support new 2 gen ryzens. They're in the supported cpu lists at AsRock website. So, is it possible? I know, no PBO in use, but will it work? Like 3800X- 3950? I have modded my vrm heatsink...
 
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OK so which x370 board? Killer? Gaming X? Taichi?

What ever the support list suggests at the site and the proper bios revision that supports X processor, should be fine.
 
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I have the X370 ITX MB.

And this is my vrm heatsink atm.


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This board definitely supports Zen 2 Ryzen 3000 CPUs. You just need to read carefully the instructions for updating. You need to install version 5.70 not 5.90, because you are currently using a Summit Ridge CPU. Also before updating to 5.70 you need version 5.30 minimum. If you have a version older than 5.30 you need to update to 5.30 before updating to newer versions.
 
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Thanks, i'll look in to it. My current bios version is 4.50.
 
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Thanks, i'll look in to it. My current bios version is 4.50.
One suggestion before you update your BIOS and CPU is to make sure Windows 10 is at least version 18.09 (or higher) and update your chipset drivers first before swapping the CPU. When I tried with Windows 10 ver 17.xx it was a nightmare of instability. But when I updated everything before updating BIOS and swapping CPU it went smoothly.
 
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This is my current setup:


 
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