Do I have to update the BIOS when buying a new AMD CPU?

If you already have a 1st or 2nd Gen AMD motherboard (X370, X470, B450, B350, A320) and are looking to purchase a Zen2 CPU - you will likely need to update the BIOS before installing your new CPU. 

If your system is already running, this is a relatively straightforward process - you can find the instructions & files on the manufacturer's website for your model motherboard. 

If you are buying a brand new motherboard and Zen2 CPU - there should be no need for a BIOS update. All new motherboard stock that we sell, earlier generation motherboards, will already have a compatible BIOS from the factory. 

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