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ASUS P8H61-M B3 and Ivy Bridge

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Frick, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Hey all.

    I have my sights on a cheap ASUS P8H61-M B3 (it's a demo/refurbished board). Sooner or later I'll have to get a desktop again and well Intel is teh future etc. Anyway it does support Ivy Bridge but I'm not sure what BIOS version it ships with, and Ivy Bridge support came with with v3605.

    So, the question is: Do I have to update the BIOS before I can use an Ivy Bridge CPU? Because that would be such a hassle. I don't know anyone with a 1155 system and I'd hate to have to buy 2 CPU's.

    (for the record I'll probably get the i5 3450S)

    Thanks for looking!
     
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    It will be best to assume the board is on the first release BIOS and will need to ask the seller if the BIOS has been flashed to support Ivy Bridge CPUs and if the seller can flash the BIOS for you to make the sale.
     
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    If you can pickup a G440 local then you can atleast flash it when the CPU/motherboard arrives. A G440 is quite cheap and you can resell or build a HTPC out of it.
     
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    Either that or spend the money you would be paying for the g440 on a h7x or b75. They shouldn't be that much more, ~$15.
     
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    some newer asus boards have the option of upgrading the bios without requiring a cpu to be installed in the mobo
     
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    Crashfree bios is a 50/50 shot in the dark.
     
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