Upgrading my CPU need help

Jan 13, 2021
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Hey, so heres the deal, I want to upgrade my CPU from a ryzen 7 3700x to a Ryzen 9 5950x . Here are all my current PC specs, will everything I have currently be compatible with this new CPU ? power supply and mother board etc or will I need to upgrade anything else?


FansDefault Case Fan
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7 3700X Processor (8x 3.6GHZ/32MB L3 Cache)
Processor CoolingiBUYPOWER 120mm Addressable RGB Liquid Cooling System - Black
Memory16 GB [8 GB X2] DDR4-3000 Memory Module - Certified Major Brand Gaming Memory
Video CardAMD Radeon RX 5700 XT - 8GB (VR-Ready)
MotherboardGIGABYTE X570 GAMING X -- ARGB Header (2), Gb Lan, USB 3.2 (4 Rear, 2 Front)
Power Supply600 Watt - High Power - 80 PLUS Gold
 
Sep 30, 2020
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well it is compatible with the MB as long as you are on Bios F30 or later.
wattage: old CPU 65w, new 105w..

you should be fine.. who makes the PSU??
 
Jan 13, 2021
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well it is compatible with the MB as long as you are on Bios F30 or later.
wattage: old CPU 65w, new 105w..

you should be fine.. who makes the PSU??
So in my command prompt i searched for my bios version and I have F11 apparently. Also I cannot see from my side panel the manufacture and I dont want to start taking things apart in fear i will mess something up. What i do know is that my PC is a pre build from IBUY POWER
 
Sep 30, 2020
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So in my command prompt i searched for my bios version and I have F11 apparently. Also I cannot see from my side panel the manufacture and I dont want to start taking things apart in fear i will mess something up. What i do know is that my PC is a pre build from IBUY POWER
so, you'll need to update the Bios (looks like F31 is the latest) - update the Bios before you install the new CPU (just stating the obvious, to be safe lol)
I did some digging, looks like the psu is "HIGH POWER" which i think is made by Sirtec... a midrange decent company. should be fine!
 
Sep 21, 2020
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you most likely can flash your bios right over the internet. Last time i updated mine it has an auto installer so no more reboot to flash.

I would highly recommend that if you do use the only system to flash it to do cold boot. aka turn off comp for 10 seconds, also disable everything that can start, so you minimize the chances of anything bad happening. It most likely won't but i always like to be safe than sorry.

Gigabyte should have good directions on how to do it for your board.
 
Sep 30, 2020
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I would NOT recommend installing a bios in any way BUT from boot (on a USB)
boot to bios - update from the bios

that way you dont have to worry about other stuff "starting"
 
Sep 21, 2020
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Yea you could always do that too. I've never had an issue using asus flash suite though that stuff has come a long way. I also think you can run it in safemode too is you don't have a bootstick.
 

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