I need to build a new PC for my dad. He’s still on Core 2 Duo, so yeah.
Anyway, I was thinking about a 2200G, as it has enough power for what he needs and built in graphics. Saves on buying a PCIe card. Linux seems to have good support for these now too.
But a good mainboard, either B450 or X470 is rather pricey. Now, the old gen X370 boards are dirt cheap right now. But these unfortunately need the proper BIOS to run a gen 2 Ryzen.
I’d rather not go through the ‘loan cpu’ programme from AMD, seems like a real pain.
So my question is, are the currently stocked old gen mainboards still running old BIOS or did Asus update them as the BIOS matured and new stock got shipped? How in particular is Asus in this respect? They won’t reply on a direct question from me btw.