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AMD 970 Chipsets with Vishera CPUs

So while pairing up a 970 chipset motherboard with the FX 8300 on PC Part Picker, some potential incompatibilities came up saying that some 970 motherboards will need a BIOS update, so my question is will the BIOS update have to be done to all 970 motherboards, or just some and if so could I just sent the motherboard to an IT shop in order for them to upgrade the BIOS?
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    Luka_36 said:
    So while pairing up a 970 chipset motherboard with the FX 8300 on PC Part Picker, some potential incompatibilities came up saying that some 970 motherboards will need a BIOS update, so my question is will the BIOS update have to be done to all 970 motherboards, or just some and if so could I just sent the motherboard to an IT shop in order for them to upgrade the BIOS?
    That was true a couple years ago, but it no longer applies (unless you're buying a motherboard that was in stock for a couple years).
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  2. GhislainG said:
    Luka_36 said:
    So while pairing up a 970 chipset motherboard with the FX 8300 on PC Part Picker, some potential incompatibilities came up saying that some 970 motherboards will need a BIOS update, so my question is will the BIOS update have to be done to all 970 motherboards, or just some and if so could I just sent the motherboard to an IT shop in order for them to upgrade the BIOS?
    That was true a couple years ago, but it no longer applies (unless you're buying a motherboard that was in stock for a couple years).

    Thanks for the info, I will try to get some details from the retailer about how long has the motherboard been sitting in storage.
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  3. All 4 years old or less 970 motherboards should support the FX-8300 released October 2012 with the original BIOS.
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