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Z68 gen 3 with a i5 3570k

i have a asrock extreme 3 gen 3 1155 motherboard and i haven't even booted it up yet and i want to get a ivy bridge instead of a sandy, how do i update the bios so i can use the ivy-bridge cpu with it without buying a sandy bridge first and updating it through the internet ?
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    You HAVE to use a Sandy Bridge CPU to update the BIOS on 6 series boards. No other way to do it.
  2. thats really stupid considering asrock advertises the motherboard to be able to use ivy bridge cpus that would be the point of it being a gen 3..
  3. robthatguyx said:
    thats really stupid considering asrock advertises the motherboard to be able to use ivy bridge cpus that would be the point of it being a gen 3..


    All Gen 3 boards advertise that, and there's nothing at all wrong with doing so. All it takes is a BIOS update and it's good to go. Nothing wrong with that.

    You have to realize that Ivy Bridge CPU's and BIOS's didn't even exist when the 6 series boards were made, so there's no way they could have ever supported Ivy out of the box, they just have the ability to support them with a BIOS update, and it's perfectly fine to say that it supports them because of that.

    The problem stems from people not doing their research first.
  4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116754
    well my original plan was a 2500k but then ivy came out and budget setbacks pushed the build back. just for clarification that dual core will work with the motherboard right?
  5. Gen 3=PCIE 3.0 and USB 3.0!
  6. robthatguyx said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116754 just for clarification that dual core will work with the motherboard right?


    Yep.
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