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Is there any way i can put ivy bridge CPU in this Motherboard??

i have the asus P8H61-M PLUS2

this is the asus support Website
http://
Is there any way i can upgrade my 2nd gen i3 to a third gen i5 without changing the Motherboard.
Custom bios or something......
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  1. I'm not entirely sure, but I think Gen 3 i5's work in Gen 2 sockets.

    Don't take my word for it though - because I'm not an expert when it comes to Intel.

    If this is the case, a bios update should allow a Gen 3 i5 in a Gen 2 slot.

    EDIT: Well, there you go then, ASHISH has answered already :P
  2. according to the asus website u can not use 3rd gen i5
    http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/list.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=1&s=39&m=P8H61-M%20PLUS2&os=&hashedid=n/a
    not even with a bios update
  3. devadatta said:
    i have the asus P8H61-M PLUS2

    this is the asus support Website
    http://
    Is there any way i can upgrade my 2nd gen i3 to a third gen i5 without changing the Motherboard.
    Custom bios or something......


    It is 1155 socket mobo. You can go easily . No problem.
    I hope it helps.
    Thank you.
  4. princejeet said:
    devadatta said:
    i have the asus P8H61-M PLUS2

    this is the asus support Website
    http://
    Is there any way i can upgrade my 2nd gen i3 to a third gen i5 without changing the Motherboard.
    Custom bios or something......


    It is 1155 socket mobo. You can go easily . No problem.
    I hope it helps.
    Thank you.


    Not all LGA1155 mobos are capable of housing an ivy-bridge CPU.
  5. Madn3ss795 said:


    That is another motherboard version(PLUS v2) Mine is PLUS2
    Tried flashing that but error.

    Will i have to change Motherboard???
    if yes Is Haswell+MOBO worth the money or should i go for IVY+MOBO??

    i m a gamer and have a 6850 GPU
    The i3 is stuttering in crysis 3 i think.
    I have 2 options
    Upgrade MOBO+Processor or upgrade GPU(i m scared the new gpu will get bottlenecked by i3)
    GPU options are 7950 or 660ti....
    will the i3 bottleneck them??
  6. Best answer
    devadatta said:
    Madn3ss795 said:


    That is another motherboard version(PLUS v2) Mine is PLUS2
    Tried flashing that but error.

    Will i have to change Motherboard???
    if yes Is Haswell+MOBO worth the money or should i go for IVY+MOBO??

    i m a gamer and have a 6850 GPU
    The i3 is stuttering in crysis 3 i think.
    I have 2 options
    Upgrade MOBO+Processor or upgrade GPU(i m scared the new gpu will get bottlenecked by i3)
    GPU options are 7950 or 660ti....
    will the i3 bottleneck them??


    Another board, I see. Seems like this board simply doesn't support Ivy bridge 22nm cpus. The i3 you have right now will most likely struggle in new games like bf3 multiplayer/crysis3 that support up to 8 cores CPUs, especially when teamed with strong VGA cards like thee 7950 or 660ti you intend to upgrade. I'd suggest getting an i5 2500, this way it will boost your fps by a big amount while you can reuse your current board ( not a bad board any at all ), and maybe spend more to get a better VGA ( assuming that you already/are willing to own a good PSU to support that card ).
  7. Madn3ss795 said:
    devadatta said:
    Madn3ss795 said:


    That is another motherboard version(PLUS v2) Mine is PLUS2
    Tried flashing that but error.

    Will i have to change Motherboard???
    if yes Is Haswell+MOBO worth the money or should i go for IVY+MOBO??

    i m a gamer and have a 6850 GPU
    The i3 is stuttering in crysis 3 i think.
    I have 2 options
    Upgrade MOBO+Processor or upgrade GPU(i m scared the new gpu will get bottlenecked by i3)
    GPU options are 7950 or 660ti....
    will the i3 bottleneck them??


    Another board, I see. Seems like this board simply doesn't support Ivy bridge 22nm cpus. The i3 you have right now will most likely struggle in new games like bf3 multiplayer/crysis3 that support up to 8 cores CPUs, especially when teamed with strong VGA cards like thee 7950 or 660ti you intend to upgrade. I'd suggest getting an i5 2500, this way it will boost your fps by a big amount while you can reuse your current board ( not a bad board any at all ), and maybe spend more to get a better VGA ( assuming that you already/are willing to own a good PSU to support that card ).


    I have a cooler master PSU which has worked well for last 2 years Thunder 500w
    I have only 1 6 pin power connector
    will i require molex to 6 pin converter??
    it it safe to use it??
  8. buddy get new psu.coolermaster thunder series are not good.

    get seasonic s12 520w psu or corsair gs 600w would suffice
  9. ASHISH65 said:
    buddy get new psu.coolermaster thunder series are not good.

    get seasonic s12 520w psu or corsair gs 600w would suffice


    is it really required??
    have been using for 2 years without probz
    voltages are also stable.....

    the psu u have mentioned has only 1 6pin connector
    is it safe to use molex to power GPU??
    how is this PSU
  10. That thunder 500w won't house a 7950/660ti well. You'd better change it.
  11. get this with 5 year warranty -

    www.theitdepot.com/details-Seasonic+520W+Power+Supply+(S12II-520)_C14P7879.html

    donot get vs series
  12. Madn3ss795 said:
    That thunder 500w won't house a 7950/660ti well. You'd better change it.


    Which PSU Recomended??
    3 choises
    1.Seasonic ECO 600 600 Watts PSU
    2.Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2UK 600 Watts PSU
    3.Seasonic S12II 620 Watts PSU
    I know the 3rd choice is the best but does it justify the difference in price
  13. Madn3ss795 said:
    princejeet said:
    devadatta said:
    i have the asus P8H61-M PLUS2

    this is the asus support Website
    http://
    Is there any way i can upgrade my 2nd gen i3 to a third gen i5 without changing the Motherboard.
    Custom bios or something......


    It is 1155 socket mobo. You can go easily . No problem.
    I hope it helps.
    Thank you.


    Not all LGA1155 mobos are capable of housing an ivy-bridge CPU.


    Sorry.
    Thank you.
  14. 3rd one is really the best. S12II series' performance and quality is on par with even Corsair's HX/TX PSUs. But if you don't want to spend to much then the Seasonic S12II 520w is an efficient choice, with its wattage enough to house even an i7/FX8xxx + GTX titan setup.
  15. Madn3ss795 said:
    3rd one is really the best. S12II series' performance and quality is on par with even Corsair's HX/TX PSUs. But if you don't want to spend to much then the Seasonic S12II 520w is an efficient choice, with its wattage enough to house even an i7/FX8xxx + GTX titan setup.


    Thanks for all the replies
    As per the answers the Best upgrade path will be to
    1. upgrade CPU to i5 2500 and PSu to seasonic sii 620
    2. get a gpu with the balance money.....(wont be able to get a 7950/660ti)
    (will have to get a 7850 or 7870)
  16. get saphhire hd 7870 xt 2gb boost edition @rs 17500 very good choice
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