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ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 with Ivy

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November 21, 2012 7:04:55 PM

Hey i have built a pc and just found out why it wasnt working, its because i got a ivy bridge cpu with a ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3. Can anyone help with this. the problem is that when the psu is connected to the 8-pin connecter it starts up then shuts down,then i disconnected it so no power was going to the cpu and it worked fine no shuting down or anything exept the cpu wasnt powered so any please helpp??
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November 21, 2012 7:20:36 PM

You have to upgrade the BIOS to get it to register an Ivy Bridge CPU, which can be kind of a struggle without a Sandy Bridge CPU.
November 21, 2012 7:21:04 PM

So should i just send back the ivy and get the sandy bridge instead
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November 21, 2012 7:25:30 PM

I would send back the MOBO and get z77 instead.
November 21, 2012 7:49:01 PM

Im just gonna send the ivy back ,everything is connected to the mobo so i just might send ivy back
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November 21, 2012 7:51:36 PM

That would have to be your call! Just letting you know what I would do.
November 21, 2012 8:01:54 PM

Okay thanks for the help :) 
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