GA-Z68XP-UD3 supports Intel Core i7 3770 processor ??

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Hi All,

I have ordered Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 motherboard. But I have doubt whether the Intel Core i7 3770 processor supports??? I confused with this picture : http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3978#

However the website say

"(All PCI Express x16 slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
* To support PCI Express 3.0, you must install an Intel 22nm CPU. "

I have already bought CPU and motherboards. Is that correct???

Thanks...

 

abekl

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You can use the i7 3770 cpu as long as you first upgrade the BIOS to version F9 or newer FIRST. That means you have to first install a supported cpu, then upgrade the bios, then swap out the old cpu for the new i7 3770.
 

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OMG... I have already bought the MB and Processor. And I couldn't cancel the order. Also I don't have any other process. Do you think If I buy Intel Celeron G440 processor(Ok for out of box ?) and update the BIOS.
Later swap the processor. I am thinking to buy a 600W PSU, so Am I in the correct track?? Please friend help me, one week I am spending time to buy a computer but everything goes failure....
 

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What about Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Intel X58 DDR3 1066 LGA 1155 Motherboard ??

Can I use Intel Core i7 3770 processor out of box??? Do I need to update the BIOS before place the my new Processor??

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abekl

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Buying that Celeron CPU and using it as a temporary CPU while you flash the BIOS is one solution. Another is to see if there is a computer service place near you that will flash the bios for you for a small fee.

A 600W PSU sounds fine, as long as you buy a good brand like corsair, seasonic, or antec.
 

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Thanks Abel. Also what about if I buy Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Intel X58 DDR3 1066 LGA 1155 Motherboard ?? Can I install the i7 3770 processor without flashing the motherboard from out of box...

Thanks-you so much...
 

abekl

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You're welcome.

No that MB won't work. You would need a MB based on the Z77 chip set if you want to use it with that CPU right out of the box. For example:
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128546
 
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