I had a ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) LGA 1151 lasted for a 14months until I went into memory 2/21 and changed to XMP which in about 10min PC crashed so I changed back to AUTO and the amount of BSOD and bugcheck errors was to much to handle. So I ordered Asus ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Hero and got AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Vermeer 3.7GHz 6-Core AM4. Yes, I now motherboard is overkill for CPU, but trying to find a good X570 board I get SOLD OUT.
The board has BIOS 2206 and is it ok to make a big jump to 3204?
I assume I will have to flash the BIOS which is done with just power and no CPU?
For flashing just the new BIOS version needs to be on thumb drive? Currently I have other drivers that I got from ASUS to install since I will need to take a part BSOD pc for parts/case.
Thanks for time just wanted to double check since the past week has been a complete headache
Also will this memory work? It is what I currently have. Don't see it on the QVL list yet Corsair has it listed for X570 motherboards SKU CMW16GX4M2C3200C16 VENGEANCEÂ® RGB PRO 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3200MHz C16 Memory Kit â€” Black
yes, you can, just put the bios file on a pendrive and plug it into BIOS USB back connector. you have to rename the bios file to suit your motherboard. use bios name changer software. when turn onthe motherboard, flashing process will start, and the back led flash button will start to blink. when that led stop blinking and turn off, the flashing process is over. read more abut this in the manual on bios section.
Not sure if the pendrive must to be formated on FAT32 or not