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Question can I use an i5-9400F with an MSI H310M micro atx mobo?


Jul 21, 2017
im trying to do some research for my friend. he's just bought a budget pre-build and wants to upgrade his processor. ive had a quick look online and reviews suggest the i5-9400F is a decent cpu for not much money.

however, on PC-partpicker it says 'Some Intel H310 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Coffee Lake Refresh CPUs. Upgrading the BIOS may require a different CPU that is supported by older BIOS revisions.'

does this mean the CPU is not compatible? or is it simple to do a bios update??
Check your current BIOS version, and then the mainboard manufacturer's CPU compatibility list which outlines which version of CPUs are compatible with which BIOS versions...

BIOS update procedures vary in complexity, but, none typically require engineering degrees from MIT to accomplish...