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ASUS P8Z77-v Premium TPM - where do I get it?

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August 20, 2012 2:56:47 PM

There is a connector for a TPM (Trusted Platorm Module) on the P8Z77-V Premium board. What brand and model number will fit this connector?

Will it support TPM 2.0 or just 12?

I need it now!

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August 20, 2012 3:35:53 PM

The Intel TPM requires Xeon CPU's <or> TXT CPU (link), so unless you have Xeon E3-1230 or Xeon E3-1230 V2 or TXT CPU it's a mute point, the Intel Trusted Platform Module AXXTPME3 - http://ark.intel.com/products/55170/Trusted-Platform-Mo...

So otherwise I don't know, I'd contact ASUS. TPM is fringe at best on consumer MOBO's.

/edit - corrected and added TXT CPU link above.
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August 20, 2012 3:55:19 PM

Thanks for the reply. I haven't ordered the processor yt, so I could change to a Xeon. I was going to get the i7 3770K. Do you know the differences between these two? I do notice there are seveal models of the Xeon.

Thanks again
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August 20, 2012 5:04:33 PM

There's only (2) two supported Xeon's listed for the ASUS P8Z77-V PREMIUM which I already listed above (E3's)- http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z7...

Observation - the Xeon requires BIOS version 1401 (7/30/2012) or later which with most MOBO's would be an issue BUT the ASUS P8Z77-V PREMIUM includes USB BIOS Flashback so you can update the BIOS using a USB Flash Drive without the need for a donor CPU, Repair Shop or RMA.

Xeon E3-1230V2 vs i7-3770K - Xeon cannot be overclocked, but allows for ECC (Error-Correcting Code) memory, but I see no listed support of ECC memory and instead the following so you'll need to contact ASUS if it's possible to run ECC RAM instead of non-ECC; Specs:
4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2800(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.


Xeon E3-1230V2 (3.3/3.7GHz 4 cores/8 threads) - http://ark.intel.com/products/65732/Intel-Xeon-Processo...(8M-Cache-3_30-GHz)

i7-3770K (3.5/3.9GHz 4 cores/8 threads) - http://ark.intel.com/products/65523/Intel-Core-i7-3770K...(8M-Cache-up-to-3_90-GHz)

The i7-3770K can overclock and cannot use ECC RAM only non-ECC which is only important for mission critical jobs, the i7-3770K is more expensive, requires an after market cooling solution if overclocked and is a faster CPU than the E3-1230V2.

Essentially, for business usage the Xeon and for home and gaming the consumer Ivy Bridge e.g. i7-3770K.

Review Xeon E3-1230V2 - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/xeon-e3-benchmark-r...
Review i7-3770K - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ivy-bridge-benchmar...

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August 20, 2012 5:13:52 PM

Boy! When you answer a question you answer a question!

I have one more:

Since the P8Z77-V PREMIUM has a socket for a TPM then you would assume it would support a processor that supports one. If the board only runs non ECC and all chips that support TPM need ECC - then, what? Having the socket makes no sense.

Are you certain that the i7 3770K doesn't support a TPM?
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August 20, 2012 5:20:32 PM

Many laptop computers have TPM built-in and they don't use server CPUs or ECC RAM.

TPM depends on BIOS and OS in combination with the TPM chip.
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August 20, 2012 6:15:34 PM

markgrif said:
Since the P8Z77-V PREMIUM has a socket for a TPM then you would assume it would support a processor that supports one.

As I said the E3's support both (TPM & TXT) but otherwise help yourself and compare the ASUS supported CPU (link) and Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (link) My only exposure with TPM (security chips) is with TXT supported CPU's.

markgrif said:
If the board only runs non ECC and all chips that support TPM need ECC - then, what? Having the socket makes no sense.

Neither TPM or TXT to my knowledge has any ECC dependencies. The Xeon does NOT require ECC RAM in order to function.

markgrif said:
Are you certain that the i7 3770K doesn't support a TPM?

I am certain that CPU didn't support TXT when I posted (link) However, if TPM hardware (security chips) without TXT can work than nope I'm not 100% certain. Windows offers a 'software' version of TPM with no hardware specific requirements e.g. BitLocker™ typically with the Ultimate or Enterprise.

i7-3770K: Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) = No

Your question is about TPM hardware (security chips).
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August 20, 2012 6:30:31 PM

Thanks to both of you. With your help I have discovered that the i7 3770 will support everything I need and the i7 3770K will not. The P8Z77-V Premium has all the support needed too.

Now if I can only find the TPM plug-in for the 24-2 pin config on the P8Z77-V Premium!

Anybody know where, what?
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August 20, 2012 6:51:20 PM

markgrif said:
Thanks to both of you. With your help I have discovered that the i7 3770 will support everything I need and the i7 3770K will not. The P8Z77-V Premium has all the support needed too.

Now if I can only find the TPM plug-in for the 24-2 pin config on the P8Z77-V Premium!

Anybody know where, what?

I thought that ASUS used the same 20-1 pin TPM connector on all of there current motherboards that have a TPM connector.

I've seen the TPM card, that I linked to, used and working on an ASUS P9X79 motherboard.
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August 20, 2012 7:29:24 PM

FOUND IT!

I got the super secret ASUS phone number (no - I won't give it out). They were terrific. They didn't have one but they found it for me at AMAZON (number B0085E4WQQ). There were three left but I bought one.

Remember that your chip has to support it. Thanks to Jaquith for his link (see above)
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August 20, 2012 7:35:33 PM

Good to know. Short of calling them I wasn't going to guess.
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August 20, 2012 7:37:30 PM

ko888 was right about the TPM being the same for all boards too.
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August 20, 2012 7:39:20 PM

Q - Why do you feel you need TPM? Just curious and no I'm not a Cat.
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August 20, 2012 7:42:41 PM

I am developer and I need all the security I can get. I use Bitlocker. You can use that without a TPM but it is much safer and more convenient with it. It also supports fingerprint readers very securely. With Windows 8 you get many extra security benefits. One is "secure boot" which I think everybody should have.
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August 20, 2012 8:13:13 PM

Well I'm SQL Developer and on our servers with TPM and TXT support isn't so generic. The TPM modules vary from Intel AXXTPME3/AXXTPME5 and some use Infineon, etc. @ko888 was lucky. Unfortunately, ASUS doesn't openly document.

TXT Example - http://www.intel.com/content/dam/doc/datasheet/trusted-...

Anyway, good luck and I'm happy it worked out.
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March 12, 2013 11:06:12 AM

I will add (six months later because this is still high up on pagerank/google for TPM socket searches) that Secure Boot is a terrible DRM infested lock in idea and that all computers having it would doom us to a situation where PC would have vendor lock in in a Mac like way, requiring special motherboards and BIOS and killing off software like Linux.
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