Is i7-3770k CPU OK for Z68 Board

Free To Air

Active Member
Hi,

Would anyone please be able to advise me if an i7-3770k Ivy Bridge CPU will be OK in a Z68 Sandy Bridge board. They are both LGA1155 but I am not sure if I need to flash the BIOS of the Sandy Bridge board to allow it to function correctly with the Ivy Bridge CPU?

The board is an MSI Z68A GD80 G3.


Rgds
 

Trollslayer

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Does the user manual have a list of supported CPUs?
 

Free To Air

Active Member
Does the user manual have a list of supported CPUs?

I do not have the user manual to hand, however, it was probably printed before Ivy Bridge CPU's were released. I checked just the MSI web site and it looks like to the BIOS should be updated to one of the last 3 versions listed for the board in an Ivy Bridge CPU is to be used? It also recommends an update from Intel ME7 to Intel ME8 whatever that is?


Rgds
 

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