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Author Topic: BIOS update to use MSI Radeon RX580 on older P67A-C43 (B3) motherboard  (Read 1167 times)

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Hello,

I have an older MSI motherboard (the P67A-C43 (B3) motherboard). I got a new videocard (the MSI Radeon RX580). However, when installed, the screen remains black - it does not show even the BIOS screen. All power connectors are installed correctly and the fans on the video card spin, so it has power.

Using google, I found the following thread: https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=271666.0

It describes a very similar problem, and a possible solution was updating the BIOS. My motherboard currently has version 1.12 (also known as 1.C). I thought I should update to the new v5.4 bios (ME8).

I downloaded the MSIHQ tool from here https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=108079.msg800577#msg800577

And I used it to put the v5.4 bios onto a blank fat32 USB flash drive. I rebooted to the USB flash drive, and ran memtest86+ many times. Tests 5 and 7 came back perfect.

Next, I went to the "Proceed with update" option (option 2 on the USB drive). However, I had the shift+F8 option selected. So it gives me a lot of questions that I don't know how to answer. See attached screenshot. I don't want to brick my device, so I stopped here. Can I still safely restart the computer and try again without the shift+F8 selected? Or can anyone tell me what these questions mean and how to answer them?
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Marked as best answer by Corney on 04-October-18, 19:40:19

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You did surely not follow the instricutions in the linked thread exactly. You must download the exact bios archive attached to that post of mine and point the forum tool to the archive without decompressing it before. It won't help to use any other bios archive or file.

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=271666.msg1550431#msg1550431
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You did surely not follow the instricutions in the linked thread exactly. You must download the exact bios archive attached to that post of mine and point the forum tool to the archive without decompressing it before. It won't help to use any other bios archive or file.

https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=271666.msg1550431#msg1550431
Thank you, Flobelix. I had downloaded bios 5.4 from the MSI website, instead of bios 5.4 from the attachment to that thread.

I installed the 5.4 bios from that thread, success. I upgraded my video card, and I am now running windows 10 with the RX 580. Thank you for the help!
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:pompom: great, thanks for reporting back!
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MSI MEG X570 Godlike (MS-7C34) Bios 1.8
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Phobya Strike 280 Liquid CPU Cooler w. Cooler Master MasterFan MF140R fans
32GB (2 x 16GB) G.Skill Trident Z Neo (2 x F4-3600C18-16GTZN) @ 1799.6 MHz (DDR4-3600) - Ratio 3:54, 1.35v
MSI GEFORCE RTX 2080 SUPER GAMING X TRIO
512GB Silicon Power P34A80 M.2 SSD + 1.92TB KINGSTON A400 SATA SSD
Antec High Current Pro 1000 Platinum-EC PSU • +12V:(4x40A) 83,33A • +3.3V: 25A • +5V: 25A
Windows 10 Pro
Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper Case (SGC-5000-KWN1)
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