Gigabyte z370n and i5-9600k

Dec 7, 2018
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Hello everyone,

I've read many threads on CPU and mobo compatibility, but I think I'm getting more confused the more I read.

So here's my story,
From the threads that I have been reading, z370 mobo will need an update, and z390's should be fine out of the box.

I bought a Gigabyte Z370n ITX board with an understanding that the chipset would need to be updated to work with the i5-9600k that I have. But I did not do research on updating the chipset.

Now, I need help how to progress with my build. So I have a few questions.

1. Do I need a CPU installed to update the bios? (I'm assuming yes)

2. If I need a CPU to update, will my i5-9600k work, even though I need to update? (I'm assuming no..)

3. How simple is updating? I'm hoping is as simple as selecting some update feature in the bios.

4. My main concern - is updating the bios as reliable as purchasing a mobo that is compatible out of the box?

Please, if anyone knows of threads that answer these, direct me to them.

Thanks in advance for the help.
 
Jan 22, 2018
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1) In most cases yes, but there may be a way to circumvent that (not too sure though).
2) No, it will not.
3) Go to the website, download the new bios, follow a guide to get the installation going.
4) Probably, it's just more of a hassle.
 
Jan 22, 2018
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1) In most cases yes, but there may be a way to circumvent that (not too sure though).
2) No, it will not.
3) Go to the website, download the new bios, follow a guide to get the installation going.
4) Probably, it's just more of a hassle.
 
Dec 7, 2018
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Got it. Thanks!
 

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