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 Post subject: Newegg get your facts straight..
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:15 am 
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The new Core i3 & i5 CPUs will work fine on any LGA 1156 motherboard, not just H55 & H57! The only thing that is disabled by not using H55/H57 is the on-die graphics processor, which any real gamer won't be using anyways.


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I saw that too... didn't think much of it though.


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Spartacus wrote:
I saw that too... didn't think much of it though.


Actualy, they are correct because unless the motherboards manus release BIOS updates to support those CPUs, they wont work. To date, MSI is the only one I've heard about to release a BIOS update to support the new i3s and i5s.


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Logan wrote:
Spartacus wrote:
I saw that too... didn't think much of it though.


Actualy, they are correct because unless the motherboards manus release BIOS updates to support those CPUs, they wont work. To date, MSI is the only one I've heard about to release a BIOS update to support the new i3s and i5s.


Points for Logan and a big fail to everyone else.


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Jipstyle wrote:
Logan wrote:
Spartacus wrote:
I saw that too... didn't think much of it though.


Actualy, they are correct because unless the motherboards manus release BIOS updates to support those CPUs, they wont work. To date, MSI is the only one I've heard about to release a BIOS update to support the new i3s and i5s.


Points for Logan and a big fail to everyone else.


That whole CPUID string in the BIOS can be a bitch can't it? It's the difference between working and not working.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:01 pm 
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Asus and Gigabyte have both updated their boards to support the new i5s and i3s.


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Spartacus wrote:
Asus and Gigabyte have both updated their boards to support the new i5s and i3s.


Thats good, 3 makers now, should be a matter of time for the others. But sucks for those who have boards with oder BIOS and dont update.


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Spartacus wrote:
Asus and Gigabyte have both updated their boards to support the new i5s and i3s.


.. but until they are all updated, Newegg has to ensure that it isn't shipping boards to customers that won't be able to boot until the manufacturers release BIOS updates.

Newegg doesn't deal exclusively with the intelligent and well-read members of our forum, after all.

*cynical chuckle*


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You always need to check the CPU support list on the manufacturer's site. Motherboards don't work fine with any CPU, and BIOS updates do NOT help when systems can't boot. Newegg specs are a joke.


My P55-DS3R's i3/i5 F4 BIOS was released on 2009/11/20. I have a hard time believing only 3 manufacturers have updated their junk. :?


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Gigabyte wrote:
BIOS updates do NOT help when systems can't boot.


Uh .. yes .. they sure can.

They do not help if a system can't POST .. which it can't do without a supported CPU .. but they do help if it can't boot.

Semantics FTW! ;)


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I originally typed POST and replaced it with boot so a nontechnical audience would understand. :P

Think like the enemy FTW! :wink: i don't have to try hard


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Ha .. no, we need to edumacate!


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A lot of board will post but just default to weird speeds and say Unknown processor. Thats usually what happens in AM2+ boards with newer processors unless they dont have the power requirements, then they wont.


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