Closed Is it like the motherboard does not support Ivy Bridge? Tags: Gigabyte Support Motherboards Last response: June 3, 2012 4:17 PM in Motherboards Share mamendex May 26, 2012 9:15:01 PM Hello, I just bought a Z68AP-D3 and a Core i5-3450 (Ivy Bridge). Probably the mobo needs a BIOS upgrade to support it. But the only way to do the upgrade is to buy another CPU and installing it. Before I go ahead and throw away more money, could some one confirm what would be like if my mobo is only missing the upgrade to work? Right now, when I turn it on, cpu and system fans start, the phase led are all on, but no video, no post. More about : motherboard support ivy bridge jaquith a c 717 V Motherboard May 26, 2012 9:31:43 PM Welcome to Tom's Forum! GA-Z68AP-D3 (rev. 1.0) ; requires BIOS F7 2012/02/21 - http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-p... GA-Z68AP-D3 (rev. 2.0) ; requires BIOS FC 2012/02/21 - http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-p... I have not run across cases where a 'Donor SB CPU' is required. I would try to Clear CMOS via the 'Jumper' method and if the PC is stable in the BIOS then use the Q-Flash method to update your BIOS. Q-Flash + FAT32 Flash Drive: 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCCId1Mcrw4 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qlx5GBkiaM0 3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX78S4qyHu0 IF you cannot get into the BIOS after a Clear CMOS then schedule and RMA with Gigabyte. Score 0 Best solution mubin a b V Motherboard May 26, 2012 10:10:33 PM With a 3rd gen cpu, z68 needs a bios update. To do this, you need a 2nd gen cpu installed on it. Share Related resources Does my motherboard support Ivy Bridge? - Forum Does Sabertooth P67 motherboard support Ivy Bridge? - Forum Does Ivy Bridge E support same instructions?? - Forum Will this Z77 Motherboard support Ivy Bridge without BIOS Update? - Forum Ivy Bridge Motherboard with SLI support - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer dolittle May 27, 2012 12:23:52 AM Call a computer builder near you they have programs that can flash a BIOS with out buying a CPU. Hope this helps! Score 0 geekapproved a b V Motherboard May 27, 2012 12:45:39 AM I question why someone would buy a Z68 and a Ivy Bridge cpu. Score 0 mubin a b V Motherboard May 27, 2012 5:18:10 AM geekapproved said:I question why someone would buy a Z68 and a Ivy Bridge cpu. Yeah, even some z77 model is cheap as z68. No point to buy it now. Score 0 mamendes May 27, 2012 2:59:05 PM mubin said:Yeah, even some z77 model is cheap as z68. No point to buy it now. I went for a Z77, but here where I live we don't have a whole lot of options... Do you think it is really a big waste to keep with the z68? Score 0 jaquith a c 717 V Motherboard May 27, 2012 3:25:37 PM Every Intel chipset has advantages and once in a while disadvantages, going from a P67 or Z68 to a Z77 is IMO a waste for most folks. Score 0 mubin a b V Motherboard May 27, 2012 3:49:57 PM mamendes said:I went for a Z77, but here where I live we don't have a whole lot of options... Do you think it is really a big waste to keep with the z68? If you cant buy z77 in your budget, then keep it. z68 and z77 are almost equal but z68 need a bios update and old. Score 0 mamendex June 3, 2012 3:00:44 PM I finally got a i5-2310 and now the computer is working. Bad enough I'm not getting to do the motherboard bios update but, whatever, I'll return the 3450. Thanks everyone. Score 0 mamendex June 3, 2012 3:01:10 PM Best answer selected by mamendex. Score 0 nikorr a c 328 V Motherboard June 3, 2012 4:17:49 PM This topic has been closed by Nikorr Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Does the EVGA bios version 2.2 (R22) support Ivy Bridge cpus? Forum Does GA-H61M-S2PV (R2.0) support IVY BRIDGE Xeon e3-1230v2? Forum Does Sandy/Ivy bridge support triple monitors??? Forum Does the ivy bridge i5 3570k support pci-e 3.0 Forum Asrock Fatality P67 Performance: Does it support Ivy Bridge? Forum Will a P67 motherboard come shipped with Ivy bridge support? Forum Appropriate ivy bridge motherboard with sandy bridge support Forum SolvedIf a motherboard doesn't support SLI does it still support nvidia cards like the gtx 770? Forum Will any current motherboards support Ivy Bridge? Forum What motherboards will support ivy bridge and what will be the Socket? Forum Motherboard that supports ivy bridge Forum SolvedHow well does the Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 Ivy Bridge perform on games? Forum SolvedAsus P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 support Intel i5-3570K Ivy Bridge Forum SolvedMotherboard choice for 4930k Ivy Bridge. Forum Does MSI K9AGM2 motherboard Support DDDR5 Graphic card like the 4870? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !