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Ivy Bridge compatibility

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July 14, 2012 9:43:01 PM

How can I tell if a mobo is compatible right off the bat with an Ivy Bridge?

I was also wondering if an uncompatible model would let me to use the most basic functions of the CPU until I downloaded the bios update from the website of the mobo's maker.
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July 14, 2012 9:58:08 PM

A 7 Series board (Z77, etc.) is what is compatible straight out of the box with Ivy CPU's. And no, if the BIOS of a board doesn't support the CPU, it will just not boot at all.
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