I have Gigabyte H61 mobo.
On the supported cpu they list several Ivy bridge cpu and several Sandy bridge cpu.
What is the chance' that a new cpu (G2030) will work on this mobo although it is not listed as supported by it?
That is indeed odd. They are all LGA1155 and use the same socket.
The G645 is 1 year newer than the 860, and a little newer than the 640. It's possible Gigabyte just stopped updating the BIOS for that particular motherboard so it doesn't support the newer processors. Their newest BIOS is from Q1/Q2 2012 and the G645 was released in Q3 2012. I guess they just stopped supporting that particular motherboard/processor set.
Thanks Jook-D ,
my question is: if I put G645 cpu (Sandy Bridge) or G2030 cpu (Ivy Bridge), will the mobo work, and just read the cpu incorrectly, or it is not going to post at all? Please look at the link below. http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Intel_(chipsets)/H61_Express.html