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Noob question about Gigabyte Z87X-D3H

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December 31, 2013 4:40:07 PM

I'm a noob when it comes to home built rigs (I'm used to those prebuilt things)
I saw an option in my BIOS that is not in the manual. It says CPU Upgrade and lists a series of i7 CPUs. Is this something like unlocking cores on AMD chips or is it just telling me what CPU I want but don't have (haha).

Also, if I did select this option, would I risk not being able to boot and have to reset the BIOS?

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December 31, 2013 8:18:22 PM

Intel laser cuts their cpus. Amd does too with the exception of those older cpus. The cpu upgrade option is the automatic oc profiles selection. Although you should also have a "performance boost" or "performance upgrade" option that also deals with the auto oc function. There's also a "memory upgrade" option on the memory tab that is similar. Not the smartest name choice or really a useful feature but it is what it is.
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December 31, 2013 8:28:51 PM

Dang! I thought I was gonna get 6 cores for the price of 4, lol.