How do I get the AMD boot kit?

Those wishing to receive a free boot kit should go to the AMD online warranty claims page (, fill in their full contact and product details (3rd Gen Ryzen Processor OPN number and serial number), and in the Problem Description field enter “Boot kit …

What is AMD boot kit?

AMD’s boot kit consists of an Athlon 200GE processor and an accompanying cooler. The purpose of the loaner CPU and cooler is so that users who own an X470 or B450 motherboard can fire up their rig and apply a BIOS update, so that it will boot with their new Ryzen 3000 series CPU.

How long does it take to get AMD boot kit?

They will ask you for the motherboard invoice, the CPU invoice, and pics of the serials on the CPU box (part & model numbers). Then they’ll validate the RMA request, you should receive the kit within 2 or 3 days. Boot, update the BIOS, repack the CPU provided and send it back.

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Can you get into BIOS without a CPU?

Generally you won’t be able to do anything without the processor and memory. Our motherboards however do allow you to update/flash the BIOS even without a processor, this is by using ASUS USB BIOS Flashback.

Do you need a processor to update BIOS?

Unfortunately, to update the BIOS, you need a working CPU to do so (unless the board has a flash BIOS which only a few do). … Lastly, you could buy a board that has a flash BIOS built in, meaning you don’t need a CPU at all, you can just load the update from a flash drive.

How do you flash a BIOS that won’t boot?

Follow these steps:

  1. Turn off all peripheral devices connected to the computer. …
  2. Remove the computer cover.
  3. Move the configuration jumper from pins 1–2, to pins 2–3.
  4. Plug AC power back in and turn on the computer.
  5. The computer should automatically boot into BIOS Set Up Maintenance Mode.

How do I boot into BIOS?

To access your BIOS, you’ll need to press a key during the boot-up process. This key is often displayed during the boot process with a message “Press F2 to access BIOS”, “Press <DEL> to enter setup”, or something similar. Common keys you may need to press include Delete, F1, F2, and Escape.

How long does it take Ryzen to post?

Mine’s ungodly long. About 20 seconds till BEEP (yeah, using a speaker).

How long does AMD RMA take?

So figure about 3-4 weeks from your initial contact until you get an RMA authorization.

What happens if you boot a PC without CPU?

Without a CPU you literally do not have a computer; the CPU is the computer. Right now all you have is fancy space heater. There is nothing to process the BIOS information and send it to the video card for displaying.

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Can you boot a PC without a GPU?

For any kind of display output, you need a graphics card. Additionally, many PC motherboards will not boot unless you have an integrated or discrete graphics adapter. … However, this does not mean your motherboard or OS will boot successfully without the graphics adapter.

What happens if BIOS does not support CPU?

If you don’t update the BIOS, the PC will just refuse to boot since the BIOS won’t recognize the new processor. There will be no damage as such since you won’t even have a fully-functioning PC.

How long does flashing BIOS take?

It should take around a minute, maybe 2 minutes. I’d say if it takes more than 5 minutes I’d be worried but I wouldn’t mess with the computer until I go over the 10 minute mark. BIOS sizes are these days 16-32 MB and the write speeds are usually 100 KB/s+ so it should take about 10s per MB or less.

Will Best Buy update my BIOS?

Hi Liam – We may be able to do a BIOS upgrade, though it will depend on the system you have. Your best bet is to head over to to set up a reservation to visit us. Bring your computer in for a free consultation and we can go over service options and pricing with you.

Can I flash BIOS with CPU installed?

No. The board has to be made compatible with the CPU before the CPU will work. I think there are a few boards out there that have a way to update BIOS without a CPU installed, but I doubt any of those would be B450.