Indeed you can. Here is a list with all AM4 boards, only those with a check in the BIOS Flashback row will allow you to update without CPU. Tomorrow my MSI Z170A SLI (non-plus) version comes in the mail, along with my 7700k.. ... (X570/B550) that have the capability of flashing the bios without a CPU installed? So I have to update bios without CPU and RAM. Bios Flash with or without cpu and ram Hello, I just bought and put together an MSI B550 -A PRO mobo with a Ryzen 5 5600x and 16g ram, my question is, can i use the bios flashback button with the cpu and ram installed or do i have to remove it to do it correctly, also on which usb slot do i have to insert the stick, does it matter? ?USB BIOS Flashback. Then attach the 24pim cable as well as the processor power 1 cable. This problem can be avoided by buying a motherboard with BIOS Flashback feature that allows you to update the motherboard BIOS without the need of any processor, graphics card and RAM. This is a very nifty feature but comes in select motherboards from MSI and ASUS. In about 5sec the board powers up and a led will flash. The BIOS Flash button is a special feature that lets you flash the BIOS without having a CPU, RAM, or video card installed. I have read that some MSI motherboards are able to update via USB without a CPU installed by "M-Flash". I've done a bit of research, and i've read that my motherboard, the MSI Z170a XPower Gaming Titanium Edition, has a feature called BIOS Flashback+ , which is similar to Gigabyte's Q-Flash Plus. Capodecina. Power your psu and press the flash bios button next to the usb port. The Crosshair VII, and some MSI boards with BIOS Flashback will work, forget about Asrock,Gigabyte and all other Asus boards. I attached a link to ASUS, USB BIOS Flashback - Republic of Gamers Motherboards? ASUS - BIOS Flashback MSI - M-Flash Gigabyte / Aorus - Q-Flash Plus They are the ones I know of Trust. I can not update the bios beacuse I do not have an old 2000 series AMD CPU. I tried to flash the BIOS using the BIOS flash button: Downloaded the correct BIOS (E7C02AMS.350), renamed it to MSI.ROM, copied it to a 2GB pendrive (sadly I wasn't able to get rid of the hidden System Volume Information folder) Took out every component of the motherboard except the PSU. Most reputable manufacturers are willing to ship to you an updated BIOS EEPROM chip provided you are competent enough to use a $10 PLC Extractor bought from Radio Shack to pull out the old chip and put in the new one. Once flashing stops bios … I have done some looking around and have not found any clear indication whether or not I will be able to even update the BIOS to use my Kaby Lake CPU. Download bios, store it on a usb stick. Rename the file msi.rom then stick in the usb slot that says flash bios. So the question is, How do i update my motherboard's BIOS without the need to have a processor in it. 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