AMD Is Giving Free Processors To Users – Here’s How To Get Yours: It’s a well-known fact that whenever a new kind of processor is launched in the market, users face problems like unexpected CPU-motherboard compatibility etc. Not all motherboards support updating firmware without working CPU, users are often left with an inconvenient option of updating the firmware.
This is what happened with AMD’s brand new Vega APU + Ryzen chips. Well, AMD’s Ryzen and Vega APU chipsets are affordable and power-efficient and are compatible with socket AM4 motherboards. However, a user needs to update motherboard firmware to run these chips.
Well, to sort out the incompatibility issue, AMD is sending a kit which consists of everything you’ll need to get your system up and running. To be specific, it as a dual-core A6-9500 APU- the smallest and most affordable processor that AMD offers.
The support page of AMD states “This solution is offered through AMD warranty services and is available only for affected and qualified users of this specific boot up issue. This bootkit is free of charge”
Users just need to visit the support page and then request the book kit and fill all the required details. Well, after updating the firmware, users need to return the chip to AMD. However, it’s worth to note that AMD doesn’t need the heatsink that shipped with APU.
There are higher possibilities that these chips are the outdated or old stock that would end up being written off in coming future. Whatever, might be the reason, it’s good to see AMD is thinking about its users above all.
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