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B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC - BIOS Update for 5000?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by ShivP, 22 Dec 2020.

  1. ShivP

    Soldato

    Joined: 26 Oct 2013

    Posts: 8,775

    Location: Leicester

    Hi all

    I have a B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC - it is not a MAX variant

    Does anyone know whether this will ever get 5000 series support? I know it should be a case of waiting until 2021 but I understand most MSI B450 boards already have 5000 support

    Thanks
     
  2. mickyflinn

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Mar 2011

    Posts: 10,694

    Location: West Side

    Msi are slacking with this Asus and Asrock already have there's available.
     
  3. Robstar

    Associate

    Joined: 23 Dec 2020

    Posts: 3

  4. bee

    Hitman

    Joined: 22 Jul 2005

    Posts: 856

    well that's encouraging for me with a non max B450 Tomahawk, already got a 5600x just waiting for the bios, checking everyday lol
     
  5. Scooby-DoobyDoo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,125

    Location: Portsmouth

    same board I have (b450 tomahawk non max) Bios out today. I have put it one works fine with 5600x :)
     
  6. Paul2k12

    Hitman

    Joined: 22 Apr 2003

    Posts: 580

    Location: Newcastle

    Is that compatible with the Max version of the M/B?
     
  7. Joxeon

    Mobster

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    Location: Uk

  8. greatash

    Hitman

    Joined: 29 Aug 2013

    Posts: 954

    5800X arriving on Tuesday, have the same board b450 pro carbon (non max). Hoping it works no issues with the 22/12 bios.
     
  9. greatash

    Hitman

    Joined: 29 Aug 2013

    Posts: 954

    5800x arriving earlier than expected - today before 10pm. If it comes mid afternoon I will try on the new bios and report back, hopefully goes smoothly.
     
  10. Mike 702

    Gangster

    Joined: 28 May 2019

    Posts: 252

    I upgraded mine, very easy. I still have my Ryzen 2600 in there, but planning on getting a new Ryzen.

    Formatted USB drive in FAT32
    Downloaded the bios files from the MSI website
    Unzipped and then copied the extracted files to the drive
    Put the USB drive in the flash USB slot in the back of the board
    Restarted the pc and hit del key to go into BIOS
    Selected the M flash option, then rebooted at prompt
    Selected the BIOS file from the USB drive and then the file and then let it do its stuff - took about 5 mins and was automatic from this point onwards

    Works perfect
     
  11. greatash

    Hitman

    Joined: 29 Aug 2013

    Posts: 954

    5800X up and running now in the MSI b450 pro carbon, just updated bios and worked hassle free. Ran a quick CPU-Z bench got 652 single core and 6596 multi so looks in order, PBO off.

    Used the same steps Mike has given to update the bios. Now time to test in 3dmark and cyberpunk :D
     
  12. Robstar

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    Joined: 23 Dec 2020

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    I've updated my B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC. Updated BIOS first, still with my 3600 in it to try it out. Only issue was that Windows forgot my Bluetooth keyboard so I had to re-add it. Strangely I got 21% higher multi and 24% higher single scores in Cinebench with the 7B85v1F1 BIOS with my old 3600 fitted. Maybe there was a setting that I had before in the BIOS that was hamstringing the set up and after the BIOS install and reset it got wiped.

    Then fitted my 5600X and all looks good. In a Cinebench run it's boosting to 4,649 single and swapping between 4,574 & 4,599 during multi core across all cores. I did notice that the Powers -> Package number in HWINFO was very high - about 116.75 W whereas my old 3600 only went to around 70 W. The 5600X gets a lot hotter too during a Cinebench run - up to 75 compared with about 53 for the 3600.

    Now getting 40+ FPS over New York at 4K in FS 2020 with an RTX 3090. With the 3600 it was about 19 FPS - not sure if this is solely the new CPU or this strange boost in performance even with the 3600 still fitted after the BIOS update.
     
  13. Mike 702

    Gangster

    Joined: 28 May 2019

    Posts: 252

    I have to say that I got a better CPU score on my 2600 after the BIOS update on pc benchmark, a fair bit higher - interesting.