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Some Intel B85 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Haswell Refresh CPUs.

Hello im getting a pc upgrade for Christmas but i can across and issue today "Some Intel B85 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Haswell Refresh CPUs." here are my specs https://pcpartpicker.com/list/DzXWBP please reply fast thank you
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    Well that build has some issues. I wouldn't pair a B85 Mobo with a 4690k CPU. You are just limiting the 4690k. If you want a 4690k then I would pair it with a z97 based Mobo, so you can OC it, which is the point of having a "K" series CPU. Do you already own the B85 Mobo and are just upgrading it? If you don't own it, your better off with a Skylake CPU, IMHO.
  2. lunyone said:
    Well that build has some issues. I wouldn't pair a B85 Mobo with a 4690k CPU. You are just limiting the 4690k. If you want a 4690k then I would pair it with a z97 based Mobo, so you can OC it, which is the point of having a "K" series CPU. Do you already own the B85 Mobo and are just upgrading it? If you don't own it, your better off with a Skylake CPU, IMHO.


    already own the mobo but i am thinking about upgrading in future so would the cpu work aslong as its not oc?
  3. Is it compatible: yes. Is it the best use of money: probably not.

    If you are going to replace the CPU and eventually the motherboard you are better off waiting and just upgrading both at the same time and then that way you can get the newest generation stuff instead of slowly upgrading in an already outdated platform.
  4. Yes the CPU would work , see CPU supported list here. You will need to update your BIOS, prior to installing the 4690k (up to version P2.00, see the linked list). Personally I'd go with the non-OC'ing CPU's, because you won't get that much more performance with/without OC'ing, in most situations. Plus you can use the saved $ for other upgrades, like the GPU or whatever you like. What is your current CPU?
  5. lunyone said:
    Yes the CPU would work , see CPU supported list here. You will need to update your BIOS, prior to installing the 4690k (up to version P2.00, see the linked list). Personally I'd go with the non-OC'ing CPU's, because you won't get that much more performance with/without OC'ing, in most situations. Plus you can use the saved $ for other upgrades, like the GPU or whatever you like. What is your current CPU?


    i3 4130 so i need a new cpu but how do you update the bios?
  6. It is very easy to do, but make sure you back up EVERYTHING that is important to you first. Goto HERE to find out how to. I recommend the "Instant Flash" opiton, but you can do it how ever you like. I have used the "Windows" option numerous times without issues, but it is up to you. I would update to the latest version (2.5 I believe), so you have all of the latest fixes.
  7. lunyone said:
    It is very easy to do, but make sure you back up EVERYTHING that is important to you first. Goto HERE to find out how to. I recommend the "Instant Flash" opiton, but you can do it how ever you like. I have used the "Windows" option numerous times without issues, but it is up to you. I would update to the latest version (2.5 I believe), so you have all of the latest fixes.


    if i was to update it now with the i3 will i have issues?
  8. You shouldn't have an issue (generally). I would make sure all important files have been backed up, as a precaution, because things can happen when updating the BIOS (last issue I had was about 2004, but it was an operator error). Most of the time it isn't an issue, but be prepared for anything.
  9. lunyone said:
    You shouldn't have an issue (generally). I would make sure all important files have been backed up, as a precaution, because things can happen when updating the BIOS (last issue I had was about 2004, but it was an operator error). Most of the time it isn't an issue, but be prepared for anything.


    how do you tell if its up?

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  10. Do you mean if the BIOS has been changed correctly?
  11. lunyone said:
    Do you mean if the BIOS has been changed correctly?


    its all done thx m8
  12. Oh so you updated the BIOS already?
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