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Haswell Motherboard does not support all Haswell i3 CPUs?

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May 31, 2014 1:51:11 PM

I am assembling a build and was planning on getting this motherboard (GIGABYTE GA-H81M-HD2): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
...for this processor (i3-4150): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But then I checked the CPU support just for the heck of it and found the i3-4150 isn't listed.
http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-p...

Do you suppose that is correct? Too new? I don't really have time to wait on a reply from Gigabyte, so Im hoping someone here can shed some light on why this could be or if it is just an incomplete list.

I really wanted to take advantage of the promo codes for these items.

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May 31, 2014 1:59:24 PM

That looks like a link for a specific BIOS version to those CPU's. Try and search for i3 4150 specific drivers.
Other than that, you're okay to put that i3 into that motherboard. They're the same socket and I don't see any problems arising from anything.
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May 31, 2014 2:03:06 PM

AsadP2012 said:
That looks like a link for a specific BIOS version to those CPU's. Try and search for i3 4150 specific drivers.
Other than that, you're okay to put that i3 into that motherboard. They're the same socket and I don't see any problems arising from anything.


The only problem I would expect, is that the BIOS did not recognize the CPU. That would be bad.
I notice on a MSI board I'm looking at, it isn't listed in the regular CPU groupings either. But the i3-4150 does appear in the section called "Haswell Refresh", whatever that is.
Here is that board for an example: http://www.msi.com/support/mb/H81ME33.html#support-cpu
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May 31, 2014 2:07:18 PM

I done a bit of research, apparently it's not an architectural difference. It must be the name that was released at a later date (April 2014). I think maybe the motherboard may be older than this new chip so maybe it doesn't have a latest release of a BIOS so therefore it will still pick it up as an Intel Chip on your computer since it wouldn't make sense to not detect it as it's the right socket :) 
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May 31, 2014 2:27:15 PM

i'm supprised that theres not a bios for the microcodes for the refresh haswells one of the last bios updates for my board has this covered and that chip is now supported but if thet decide that its easer for you to buy there ''better'' motherboard than to give you a bios up date thats between you and them , but looking at your support on bios it looks like its a newer board on its first release bios you may e-mail them to see if they got a 2ed release bios for you not yet posted for that chip support.
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May 31, 2014 2:29:42 PM

P.s be sure to check you boards support list's beofre you order parts...
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May 31, 2014 2:39:11 PM

this may be bad news but the GA-H81M-HD3 has that chip covered but your hd2 dont thats odd
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May 31, 2014 9:38:50 PM

Model number i3-4150
Introduction date May 11, 2014
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June 1, 2014 1:07:23 PM

I really don't care if the MB's BIOS is up to date for the new CPU's features, just so it boots with the new CPU. Once booted up, I can then update the BIOS. But I'm afraid it will not even boot.
Maybe it's best if I just tell the person I'm building this for that we need to grab a different board... just to be safe. A limited budget is involved and the promos I was able to use kept the price do-able. Thanks all for confirming my suspicions, tho.
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June 1, 2014 2:34:34 PM

well get a supported chip and boot it up
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