Can you use a ryzen 5 5600x with a B450 Tomahawk max?

1 : Anonymous2021/09/02 15:18 ID: pgjyrj

i was wondering wether this is a good choice to go for, or if i should go for a different motherboard. ive heard that this is a really solid motherboard, just wanna make sure if im not doing anything stupid

2 : Anonymous2021/09/02 15:24 ID: hbbr0h1

If you update the BIOS then sure you can

3 : Anonymous2021/09/02 15:37 ID: hbbsuj2

Running a 5600x on this exact board with no issues

4 : Anonymous2021/09/02 16:09 ID: hbbxl0f

You might as well get a B550 board, all things considered. There is a B550 Tomahawk, it's just an improved version of the B450 Tomahawk Max with the added PCIe 4.0 support from being a B550 chipset. If you already own the B450 Tomahawk Max, it will work too.

5 : Anonymous2021/09/02 16:07 ID: hbbx8mp

If you don't already have a B450 might as well pay a bit more for a B550. You get PCIE 4.0 with it as well.

6 : Anonymous2021/09/02 15:28 ID: hbbrljl

If you getting a 5600x, get a B550 if you can, there better than the B450. if you have a B450 just update the bios.

7 : Anonymous2021/09/02 15:24 ID: hbbr0hv

Yes. Nothing wrong with this one. Taken from your question, I gather you are not into overclocking and whatnot. This is a solid choice.

ID: hbcjage

Better do undervolt and stuck frequency like 4.3ghz 1.1v for example

ID: hbcltvg

I don´t think OP would be comfortable doing things like that.

8 : Anonymous2021/09/02 15:39 ID: hbbt50q

If you don’t yet have a motherboard, I would recommend going with a B550. With B450 you would have to update the BIOS in order to use a 5000 series CPU, so with B550 it would be less of a hassle since you wouldn’t have to do a BIOS update.

ID: hbbvmyh

B450 Tomahawk has the Flash BIOS button so its not a big deal even if it needs to update since it wont require a working CPU.

ID: hbc5cvg

Since he asked about the MAX version of the B450 Tomahawk the BIOS should accept 5000 series CPU's without an update.

9 : Anonymous2021/09/02 16:18 ID: hbbz0or

It’s definitely solid MB, but it made for 2000 and 3000 series. It could be fine with 5000, but with B550 already released it’s safer to choose B550 instead. Unless you already have the B450 one, there’s no reason to pair it with 5000.

10 : Anonymous2021/09/02 16:56 ID: hbc4tl2

Look up what socket the chip uses then look up what socket the board has

11 : Anonymous2021/09/02 17:42 ID: hbcbrh1

thanks for the help everyone, really appreciate it

12 : Anonymous2021/09/02 17:59 ID: hbce7vf

unless you already have b450 or you can get quality b450 board like MSI B450m Mortar MAX for $80-$90, better go for b550. Dunno how prices are now, but MSI had good b550 ATX for around $130, i think it was MSI B550-A Pro, but dont confuse with MSI B550M-A PRO.


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