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Ryzen 5 1600 / gigabyte AB350 won't post

Hey everyone! I recently upgraded my rig with a Ryzen 5 1600 with a gigabyte AB350, however it wouldn't post and the CPU led is on. All my cables are in properly, GPU works fine etc. I have seen a decent number of forum posts about the BIOS sometimes not being compatible with Ryzen 5's and need to be updated. Is this true and if so how am I supposed to update it without a processor.
Thanks for your help.
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  1. There are different versions of that motherboard so which one exactly?
    Checked the cpu for bent pins?
    Tried clear cmos? Just to test since easily done.

    Quote:
    Always turn off your computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before clearing the CMOS values. • After system restart, go to BIOS Setup to load factory defaults (select Load Optimized Defaults)


    Can try to see if the back up bios will boot,
    http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php/697533-GUIDE-Forcing-backup-BIOS-on-Gigabyte-motherboards
    try methods 1+2

    And you'll need another supported cpu if the motherboard has such an old bios to update.
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  2. Vic 40 said:
    There are different versions of that motherboard so which one exactly?
    Checked the cpu for bent pins?
    Tried clear cmos? Just to test since easily done.

    Quote:
    Always turn off your computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before clearing the CMOS values. • After system restart, go to BIOS Setup to load factory defaults (select Load Optimized Defaults)


    Can try to see if the back up bios will boot,
    http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php/697533-GUIDE-Forcing-backup-BIOS-on-Gigabyte-motherboards
    try methods 1+2

    And you'll need another supported cpu if the motherboard has such an old bios to update.


    Thanks for the advice. I have the gaming 3 version (rev. 1). I made sure to check the CPU before installing it. I just cleared the CMOS to no avail.
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    If you're sure it's the cpu that is lit up then two options are possible,

    1) the cpu is just bad and should be rma'd
    2) the bios needs to be updated,but for this you will need another supported cpu.

    For "1" contact the vendor first for how to start the rma.
    For "2" see if there's a local shop that can help you out for a small fee or try rma as wel,see if they check the board and maybe in the process update the bios.

    Can't really say more. :/
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