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AsRock Z170 Extreme4 - Will it boot with a Kaby Lake CPU?

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Currently I have an AsRock Z170 Extreme4, brand new and never used. It has the old 1.8 bios and I don't have a Skylake based CPU to update the bios. So what is was wondering is; will it boot if I put in a Kaby Lake CPU?

Don't really care if the model isn't recognized after bootup, as long as I can flash it straight afterwards.
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Just a guess, but I'm going to say no. From past experience, AMD is usually pretty good at booting new CPUs on older BIOS revisions but will show it as unrecognized and then you can flash the BIOS. Intel seems to be picky and will only boot if the microcode is in the BIOS for that specific architecture. MAYBE it would work in a scenario like if the architecture was the same (example: board supports 4770k but not 4790k, that would probably work)
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post

Just a guess, but I'm going to say no. From past experience, AMD is usually pretty good at booting new CPUs on older BIOS revisions but will show it as unrecognized and then you can flash the BIOS. Intel seems to be picky and will only boot if the microcode is in the BIOS for that specific architecture. MAYBE it would work in a scenario like if the architecture was the same (example: board supports 4770k but not 4790k, that would probably work)

Yeah indeed in the past it worked for me with an AMD CPU so I figured maybe I can pull the same trick again. After all, it is the pretty much the same architechture with some slight changes.

I was hoping someone else here maybe tried it. I looked around and couldn't really find anything 'useful' on the subject.
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Problem solved, I ordered a new BIOS chip from eBay for €10 thumb.gif
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