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[SOLVED] Will the I3-9100f Work in Gigabyte H310M-S2H rev 1.1?

5leadgaming

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Just ordered a I3-9100F to upgrade my Pentium G5400 and realised it may not work, I have updated to latest BIOS but in the Supported CPUs Listed the I3-9100F is not on there?
Wondering if any can let me know if the cpu will still work on this board or if I will have to buy a new one that does support this cpu.
 
the 9100 (and the 8100) is/are essentially a 7600K 'rebadged' for the 300 series board...(minus overclocking, of course)

4c/4t CPUs still work, but, they've been marginal for gaming for 2-3 years, IMHO, as 4 threads just are not enough to reliably sustain minimum FPS in many newer games anymore regardless of IPC and/or even clock speed... (for sure it will be a massive upgrade over a 2 core Pentium, however)
 
Interesting...
I suspect that the i3-9100F will work just fine if you can try it.
But, if you can not return the processor, you might reconsider your options.

1. Return the 9100F in favor of a processor that is on the support list.

2. Try the 9100F and plan on replacing the motherboard if needed.

3. Reconsider the whole thing and look at i3-10100 and a lga1200 motherboard.
 

Karadjgne

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The 9100F is a slightly stronger cpu, but that's more of a sideways move than really an upgrade. You go from a 2c/4t cpu to a 4c/4t cpu in the same family. I'd have suggested at least a 6c/6t i5-9400F as a more adaptable upgrade.
 

5leadgaming

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Thanks for all your replies, I only have up to £90 to spend on a CPU that is stronger than the pentium g5400 and the 9100f seems to be the best I could do, considering I won it in an auction for £51. I'm not too sure who's answer really answers my question but I would assume that in a previous bios version of it says it was updated to support it then surely the newest bios will too?
 
the 9100 (and the 8100) is/are essentially a 7600K 'rebadged' for the 300 series board...(minus overclocking, of course)

4c/4t CPUs still work, but, they've been marginal for gaming for 2-3 years, IMHO, as 4 threads just are not enough to reliably sustain minimum FPS in many newer games anymore regardless of IPC and/or even clock speed... (for sure it will be a massive upgrade over a 2 core Pentium, however)
 

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