When I first built my two years back, I got a decent processor, expecting to upgrade in the future (sandy bridge i3-2105). I want to upgrade to ivy bridge, thinking about getting the i5-3570k.
I have a couple questions before buying it though just so I know what I'm doing when I get it. The first thing I looked at was to see if I had any bios updates I needed to get. The latest bios for my current mobo requires ivy bridge, so I'll probably just install through a usb.
The question I had was that I heard that ivy bridge requires ME8. MSI provided links for that as well, but they only have a windows xp and 7 version. I currently have windows 8, so which version should I use? Is there a ME8 for windows 8 available? Do I need ME8? Here is the bios download page: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P67A-G43--B3-.html#/?div=...
Also, I wanted to know when I should update ME8 if I have to. Should I do it through usb or in windows, before and after changing processors.