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[Baidu]Z170 modded to accept i3-8350K

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https://tieba.baidu.com/p/5350858047

Non-chinese secondary source http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/tweaker-mods-z170-motherboard-and-gets-core-i3-8350-(coffee-lake)-working.html


Secondary source in german : https://www.computerbase.de/2017-12/bios-mod-coffee-lake-z170-mainboard/
Edited by AlphaC - 12/4/17 at 9:24am
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But...but...it's not possible tho.
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A modder has managed to get an Intel processor from the Coffee Lake generation, the Intel Core i3 8350K to be precise, working on a motherboard with the Z170 chipset; the MSI Z170A Xpower Gaming Titanium. For this combination to work, some bios modifications and changes to the microcode were required. It does not work flawlessly, however, because the integrated GPU is not available and the primary PCI-E slot is not working yet, even though it may concern motherboard and / or driver-specific problems.

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Big if it can be reproduced on other motherboards and if they can get the other stuff to work.

I might get my desired GA-Z370X-Gaming9 after all rolleyes.gif
Edited by xioros - 12/4/17 at 9:42am
   
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hmmmm interesting..kinda like a 771/775 thing going on,krazy that intel disabled coffeelake support in z170/270 even though it would have worked perfectly with the firmware support that intel conveniently blocked.
Edited by buttface420 - 12/4/17 at 9:46am
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Knew it. Classic Intel, lock your processors down so you force people to upgrade their motherboard. And they told people that the V2 socket was necessary for "power requirements". lachen.gif
     
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Nah, Coffee Lake owners are never this brave. biggrin.gif
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Who cares about 8350K. Try it with the 6 Core stuff. 8350K = 7600K.
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Ironically, it would probably easier to get this fully working over getting Ivy Bridge (and the graphics switching statement support) on the 67 platforms - like the Lenovo T420...

EDIT: WITHOUT using something like Coreboot. Just editing the original BIOS.
Edited by Omicron - 12/4/17 at 10:34am
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Asus released this a while back. Sad thing is that I am running the same exact ME as the z370 boards v11.8.50.3425 on my z170 Maximus VIII Formula.

Just waiting on an UEFI update to support Coffee Lake.

https://www.techpowerup.com/237957/asus-confirms-z270-platform-could-be-compatible-with-intel-coffee-lake-cpus
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I thought this was old news what Intel was doing. Sure they needed to upgrade the socket sometimes, but the amount they did was crazy.

Ever notice how Intel mobos usually are better quality for cheaper vs AMD boards? I always just thought it was because mobo manu's gave preferential treatment to the company helping them make extra money for no real good reason. Always seemed like a common sense conclusion to me.

Would love to see them get everything working flawlessly and the press and net picks up on it and slams Intel and co. for this nonsense EA-BF2 style smile.gif
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