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BIOS update without CPU

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Forum Name: Intel Motherboards
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Topic: BIOS update without CPU
Posted By: thiasj
Subject: BIOS update without CPU
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2017 at 8:53pm
" rel="nofollow - Hi,

im planning to switch from 1150 to 1151 with Kaby Lake. To keep costs "low", I will first buy the Intel I7-7700K along with an ASRock B150M Pro4S/D3 and use my old DDR3 RAM for a while. And in 2-3 months I will switch the mainboard and RAM.
In order to get the ASRock B150M Pro4S/D3 working with Kaby Lake I have to flash the BIOS to Version 7, but as written I just have an 1150 CPU ... Is it possible to flash the BIOS without the CPU or with CPU installed and using a basic set of instruction?

thx in advance

Posted By: thiasj
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2017 at 5:21am
" rel="nofollow - so, I guess it's not possible?

Posted By: Xaltar
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2017 at 6:08am
I am afraid not.

Your options are:

1. Flash the BIOS using a supported CPU (cheap celeron or borrowed CPU)
2. Contact Tech support and purchase a preflashed BIOS chip to replace your current one.

Tech Support:


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