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Processor for b360 bios upgrade

Willis13558
Beginner
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Does anyone know where to get a cheap 8th gen or older 1151 processor. I have a brand new B360 MB, but it won't post because I have 9th gen processor. I need to use/ Buy an older cpu to get my computer to post. It can be any supported processor.
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AlHill
Super User
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Do not focus on the chipset.  You need an 8th gen processor that is supported by your motherboard BIOS.  You need to ask them which processors are supported and select one of those.

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Willis13558
Beginner
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That's the problem. I spoke with MSI support. They said that the motherboard will support a 9th gen, but only after the bios is updated. I don't have an older processor to update the bios
AlHill
Super User
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Ask MSI which 8th gen processors are supported.

Get one of those.

Install the 8th gen processor.

Update the bios.

Remove the 8th gen processor.

Install the 9th gen processor.

Done.

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Willis13558
Beginner
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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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So, you need an 8th gen processor to use temporarily, as a stepping stone to your 9th gen processor. My suggestion would be to take the PC to a local PC repair shop. They will have such a processor and will be able to help you do the BIOS upgrade for a fairly nominal charge (compared to cost of another processor).

If no such shop exists and you are really stuck with purchasing another processor, I would look at whether there is a Celeron family processor that is supported (these are a lot cheaper than Core family processors). After a quick check (here: https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B360-GAMING-PLUS#support-cpu), I then found a Celeron G-4930 for US$50 on Amazon (Here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07S8DWXTC).

Hope this helps,

...S

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