Some Intel B85 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Haswell Refresh CPUs. Upgrading the BIOS may require
im trying to upgrade my CPU with my current motherboard but it's telling me on pcaprtpicker that it isnt compatible with the BIOS whatever the fuck that is. Can someone please tell me what i can do, because i really dont want to purchase a whole new motherboard and have to install it all over again. here is my part list
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Get this board instead, its a better chipset and will support that cpu out of the box, it will also allow you to overclock the CPU: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/YGsKHx/msi-motherboard-z97mgaming
SR-71 Blackbird said:7823v36.zip
BIOS NEEDS to be at least this to support the 4790k.
Use your old CPU to upgrade the BIOS then make the switch.
BIOS needs to be at least what? And don't i run the risk of damaging my computer if i update BIOS or mess around w any of that shit? as opposed to buying a new board
SR-71 Blackbird said:Needs to be at least that version or it doesn't support the CPU.
With BIOS updates there is always some risk , but most all of the time it's fine.
OK, going to update BIOS with current CPU but does it matter what kind of CPU i have at the moment? pcpartpicker said that upgrading the BIOS may require a different CPU that is supported by older BIOS revisions. I currently have an
Intel Core i5-4430 running at a measly 3.0ghz