- 2 months ago
Every time I go on /r/buildapc, /r/buildapcforme, or the LTT forums, there is always one person who is so scared that their B450 motherboard won't work with their 3rd-gen Ryzen processor. There is a possibility that it doesn't work, but it would be better left as a note rather than a warning which makes the user think something won't work. It's gotten to the point where I have a message stating "It's a generic message. That board will work fine." sitting on my copy-paste document. At this point, nearly all B450 motherboards come with 3rd-gen Ryzen support, and the way the bright red bar on the top of the screen makes the user think they did something wrong just causes unnecessary worry. I've used PCPartPicker since 2013, and the red error always meant something would physically not work. The possibility of an incompatible BIOS isn't an absolute incompatibility, it's a possibility, like the CPU cooler/RAM clearance note on the bottom of every build.