AMD Ryzen 3000: Free boot kits offered to update the BIOS on older B450 / X470 motherboards

AMD officially launched its third generation of Ryzen CPUs on July 7, and the red team has been struggling with this new architecture since its launch. It appears that the release wasn’t as good as the team would expect, so it’s a big problem to build a new PC or update with Ryzen 3000. But AMD is doing everything it can to solve most of the problems that affect their CPUs, so it offers free boot kits for those who own B450 or X470 motherboards and want to use their new Ryzen CPUs.

AMD Ryzen 3000: Free boot kits offered to update the BIOS on older B450 / X470 motherboards
AMD Ryzen 3000: Free boot kits offered to update the BIOS on older B450 / X470 motherboards

For more details, the red team is currently offering users an AMD Athlon 200GE processor with a thermal solution (“boot kit”) to perform the BIOS update on the motherboard.

AMD offers free boot kits to update the BIOS on older B450 / X470 motherboards and support third generation CPUs.

This processor credit is somewhat complicated because you have to provide all possible evidence that you have this problem… You will probably have to do this work at the place where you buy the third generation Ryzen CPU, or a friend will lend you a suitable CPU.

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While the new Ryzen CPUs are also compatible with the B350 / X370 motherboards, AMD has not clarified whether the owners of these motherboards are also eligible for these free starter kits.

AMD explained:

“Once they’ve submitted their request for the starter kit, AMD will need images of their third-generation Ryzen processor and AM4 400 series motherboard with clearly visible model numbers and serial numbers, as well as a copy of the purchase invoice(s). In addition, a summary or copy of the communication with the motherboard manufacturer will be requested.”

Once the RMA request is approved, the AMD Athlon 200GE processor will be shipped with prepaid delivery and return. The processor will be provided on a temporary loan basis solely for the purpose of updating the BIOS and must be returned within 10 business days of receipt. It is not necessary to return the supplied “thermal solution”.

If you would like to receive a free starter kit, please visit the AMD online warranty claim page.