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Sandy bridge mobo - any chance to upgrade bios having only ivy cpu?

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March 2, 2013 7:56:43 AM

Well I have a h61 mobo which was said to support ivy bridge - however, now I read that it requires bios update first... I don't have any sandy bridge and my ivy bridge cpu is already ordered.

Is there any chance that after putting in the ivy bridge I will be able to flash it somehow?

My mobo: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

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March 2, 2013 8:06:17 AM

no. it simply wont work.

your 3 options are:
1) get ahold of a sandybridge cpu temporarily.
2) contact gigabyte and ask them to mail you an updated bios for that motherboard (it comes on a chip you replace with the one already there.)
3) send the motherboard back and get a different one which supports ivybridge right out of the box.
March 2, 2013 8:14:48 AM

Is there any chance that I got a version with updated bios?
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March 2, 2013 8:40:47 AM

From Gigabyte:
The manufacture date can be verified by the serial number found on the product. The first four digits after "SN" determine the year and week of manufacturing date. For example:
"4719331822101 SN082540084966" represents the 25th week of 2008

Check the manufacture date, then check here http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...
what BIOS version was available at that date. That would most probably be the board's BIOS version.
March 2, 2013 9:24:09 AM

Well so it looks like the bios with ivy support was out at 14.10.2011 and my mobo was produced between 17-23.10.2011. So I guess there is a little chance.
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March 2, 2013 12:45:15 PM

Then I suggest waiting for the CPU, install it and test with the board outside the case and a minimum configuration.
There are chances that the CPU is supported.
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