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MSI X99A Godlike Carbon BIOS update question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by byoung7998, Oct 29, 2017.

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  1. byoung7998

    byoung7998 Thread Starter

    Dec 21, 2014
    I'm building a beast of a desktop. On 12/15/2017 I will be getting a decent bonus, and plan on buying the remaining parts I need. One of those is a 6950X CPU. I already have the MSI X99A Godlike Carbon mobo, and I've read that mobo will support the 6950X only after a BIOS update. My question: do I need another CPU to power up the mobo, to do the BIOS update, or can I just use the 6950X? I'd hate to spend the money on a CPU for only 5 minutes worth of use. Does anyone have experience with this? Thank you for your time reading my post. I genuinely appreciate it!
  2. managed

    managed Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    The Bios version of your mobo may be on the box or on the board itself, maybe on a label on top of the bios chip. If not MSI support may be able to tell you what bios you have using the boards serial number.

    If it is an older bios you might be able to swap it for a newer bios version of the same board if you ask the seller nicely, otherwise you will have to use another Cpu to flash the bios to the latest version.
  3. lynx1021


    Jan 7, 2014
    It is supported with Version 2.2, 2016-04-11,the latest is version 2.6, 2016-08-29. so if the board was made after 2016-04-11 it should be compatible.
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