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Do you need to flash Z68 mobos to use Ivy Bridge CPU?

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Right now i have a P8Z68-V Pro and i use an i5-2500k on it. Im going to sell my motherboard to a friend who is going to use an i5-3570k. Will i have to flash the bios of the motherboard to use an i5-3570k? I just want to know ahead of time before i try to build the computer for my friend and i wont look like an idiot not knowing what to do if it doesnt boot up.

I believe i updated my BIOS last year to the latest on on the ASUS website, but havent flashed since then. So its up to date im pretty sure its not super OLD, but wanted to know if there were going to be any problems if i stuck an Ivy Bridge CPU in this board?

Thanks in advance.
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worst case scenario that I can see is it not booting up with the Ivy CPU put in, I personally would update the bios to it's most stable current version before giving or selling a motherboard away and ensure it's still working as it should after the update. as I would say, less headache's the better. biggrin.gif

if it does boot up with a Ivy CPU on your current BIOS then you had better luck than I did. redface.gif then could finish updating the BIOS then. biggrin.gif
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worst case scenario that I can see is it not booting up with the Ivy CPU put in, I personally would update the bios to it's most stable current version before giving or selling a motherboard away and ensure it's still working as it should after the update. as I would say, less headache's the better. biggrin.gif

if it does boot up with a Ivy CPU on your current BIOS then you had better luck than I did. redface.gif then could finish updating the BIOS then. biggrin.gif

Okay before i sell it to him ill be sure to flash it to the latest BIOS on ASUS website. That is enough right ? Or will i have to do other stuff?

He doesnt use any of the Z77 features he just wants to save money. Do you know how i can flash the BIOS it with a flash drive? Ill keep a backup BIOS on the flash drive just in case the updated one doesnt work...
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worst case scenario that I can see is it not booting up with the Ivy CPU put in, I personally would update the bios to it's most stable current version before giving or selling a motherboard away and ensure it's still working as it should after the update. as I would say, less headache's the better. biggrin.gif

if it does boot up with a Ivy CPU on your current BIOS then you had better luck than I did. redface.gif then could finish updating the BIOS then. biggrin.gif

Okay before i sell it to him ill be sure to flash it to the latest BIOS on ASUS website. That is enough right ? Or will i have to do other stuff?

He doesnt use any of the Z77 features he just wants to save money. Do you know how i can flash the BIOS it with a flash drive? Ill keep a backup BIOS on the flash drive just in case the updated one doesnt work...


yeah, usually just updating the bios is enough to get a Ivy bridge CPU to work. all Ivy Bridge is, is a tweaked Sandy Bridge so all function's are the same give or take minus the PCI-E 3.0 thing being the most noticeable difference as Sandy doesn't have 3.0.

as for flashing from flash drive... try here by what I can see it'll allow you to backup the BIOS you already have as well how to go through the process of updating it as well through DOS. which isn't difficult to do at all tbh. overall though once things are finished and it's all running as it should with no problems then the hard part is done. biggrin.gif


I do hope this helps you and is problem free as possible for you, I'm sure someone else will chime in with further information if I'm missing anything. smile.gif
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