Question Can i intel i7 9700k fit my motherboard?

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I got this motherboard Carlos B360_UMA_UDIMM4_M.2_6KV_RTL8118AS , and i was wondering if the Intel i7 9700k would work with it
 
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Phaaze88

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A motherboard like that isn't going to support a 9th gen cpu out of the box.
It would require a bios update while using an 8th gen cpu before you can run a 9700K.

The big question is, whether Acer has a 9th gen release bios that supports that board, which may or may not be on the product support page alongside the other driver updates...
Oh! Found something relatable: https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/565513/n50-600-motherboard-support-intels-9th-gen
Negative. Looks like Acer wouldn't allow it, and you're stuck with 8th gen cpus with that board.
 
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A motherboard like that isn't going to support a 9th gen cpu out of the box.
It would require a bios update while using an 8th gen cpu before you can run a 9700K.

The big question is, whether Acer has a 9th gen release bios that supports that board, which may or may not be on the product support page alongside the other driver updates...
Oh! Found something relatable: https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/565513/n50-600-motherboard-support-intels-9th-gen
Negative. Looks like Acer wouldn't allow it, and you're stuck with 8th gen cpus with that board.
I already got i5 9400F on this motherboard, dont you thing i7 9700k would work then?
 

Phaaze88

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See, you didn't directly mention that - should've been in your first post...
If it can already run a 9400F, I see no reason why it wouldn't recognize a 9700K. BUT~
Given the weak/very basic VRM setup on that board a 9700k would be a bad idea.
Now cpu cooling + motherboard VRM becomes a problem.
 
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See, you didn't directly mention that - should've been in your first post...
If it can already run a 9400F, I see no reason why it wouldn't recognize a 9700K. BUT~

Now cpu cooling + motherboard VRM becomes a problem.
Okey, sorry for that. How will it preform if i get a decent cooler? Will the VRM become a very big problem?
 

maikutech

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You need to contact Acer.
9400F is a 65 watt processor the 9700K is 95 watt. (without the turboost enabled)

I agree with zerk has to say and to prove that, be sure you read the link carefully I am listing here.
https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/587969/acer-nitro-n50-600-what-cpu-would-be-the-best-upgrade
Although a few people says the the original i7 9700, the i7 9700k version may not.
If the tier 2 or tier 3 technicians says it will work with whatever bios revision, then you can proceed and not worry about it.
 

Zerk2012

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I agree with zerk has to say and to prove that, be sure you read the link carefully I am listing here.
https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/587969/acer-nitro-n50-600-what-cpu-would-be-the-best-upgrade
Although a few people says the the original i7 9700, the i7 9700k version may not.
If the tier 2 or tier 3 technicians says it will work with whatever bios revision, then you can proceed and not worry about it.
I'm not even talking about the bios version just the watts difference.
Some of boards they farm out have limits not only on the CPU but also on the PCI-E lane 75 is standard for pci-e but some boards made for cheap are limited to a lower wattage.

EDIT the 9700 is also a 65 watt processor.
 
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