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I5-3570K on H61 chipset motherboard

Last response: in Motherboards
December 30, 2012 3:46:38 PM

Hi there,

I'm about to upgrade my current pc with an i5-3570K, and this motherboard:

I know that the H61 mobo's don't support overclocking, but my question is whether the motherboard will support the CPU not overclocked at all?

The reason I am buying the unlocked version is because there is an offer which makes the locked and unlocked version the same price, so why not buy the unlocked version just in case i want to overclock in the future.

a c 81 V Motherboard
a b K Overclocking
December 30, 2012 3:52:04 PM

It requires a bios update (2012.10.12), it's risky.

Get a better mobo :

That one has four dimm slots and 100% compatibility with that cpu out of the box.
That's if you don't have the h61, if you already have the mobo and a previous cpu you just need to flash the bios.