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Will i3-4360 work on H81 chipset until bios update?

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July 10, 2014 3:36:04 AM

Good afternoon,
I'm thinking i3-4360 on that h81 MB : http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/H81MC/HelpDesk_CPU/

It says 4th gen cpus require a bios update. It's fine; I've done it before on a different system. The question is if it is going to allow me to install windows and update it later. Or, do I have to have another out-of-the-box-compatible-cpu at hand to turn on the computer and update the bios?

And, is there gonna be a comprise on performance with that MB?

Thanks in advance :) 

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July 10, 2014 3:58:02 AM

It should work but it might just say "unknown CPU" in bios and windows.
Most boards you can update bios from USB in BIOS so do that before installing windows.
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July 10, 2014 4:08:32 AM

I see. I was worried that it might not open anything. But, I guess, as far as I understand, we can enter Bios and flash it regardless of our cpu's situation. The MB will work on it own, right?
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July 10, 2014 4:57:26 AM

Obviously you still need to install the CPU but it will boot with any CPU.
I had similar situation on one of my builds and it was only picking up my CPU as 800MHz but that's enough to flash the bios. :) 
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Uhh I see. That's very useful information :)  Thanks a lot.
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