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AMD B450 Motherboard

My computer I am using now has A55M-P33 motherboard. It uses AMD A55 chipset. I have ordered a new motherboard for my next PC upgrade.

Gigabyte B450M DS3H

GIGABYTE B450M DS3H (AMD Ryzen AM4/M.2/HMDI/DVI/USB 3.1/DDR4/Micro ATX/Motherboard)

Some pictures of it.

Front View
Main View
Back Panel

When I upgrade my desktop with this new motherboard, there are some upgrade for whole system.

Let me list these news below:

  • DDR3 to DDR4
  • SATA II to SATA III
  • USB 2.0 to USB 3.1
  • PCIE Gen.2 to PCIE 3.0

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Error code 0x490 after updating BIOS

My desktop motherboard has a new BIOS released. Current one is E7786AMS v1.6; the new one is v1.7, which fixed some USB problem.
So as my habit, I like to keep things updated.
I downloaded the BIOS zip file from MSI official site for A55M-P33
Unzip it and put the files into a USB disk with FAT format.
Then, plugin the USB disk, restart the PC and hit DEL key to BIOS setting,click M-Flash, choose Select One File to Update BIOS.
It gave me the choice of USB disk and bios file.
It took less one minute to write to BIOS. When done, it auto-reboot.
bios-v17-update

Then I have the problem here. It can not load Windows 7 64bit. Even I tried to use the fix tool. Still not work.

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Some tips for Upgrade Windows 7 on Brand name PC

Say, there is a ASUS Laptop, which is shipped with Windows Vista. Now the user want to change it to Windows 7. Here is the tips to upgrade it.
1) Backup up the user files to a safe place. Maybe USB disk or NAS.
2) Go to the official site of Asus, download the latest BIOS and upgrade it to the latest one.
3) Check the BIOS with the tool, Everest Ultimate, or any other tools you like, see if SLIC 2.1 included in the BIOS.
4) If there is SLIC 2.1 , it is ready to install Windows 7 without problem. Just download Windows 7 OEM iso and install it, fresh install or upgrade, both are fine.
5) if there is SLIC 2.0 only, there is something to do.

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