New CPU with older motherboard?

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New CPU with older motherboard?

Postby asd1234 » 2019-08-22 20:21

Hello, I am building a pc from here https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ and the cpu is very new and I cannot get a (low cost) motherboard that is newer that the CPU so does that mater that the motherboard is older? and are they comparable? Also would I have to update the BIOS from windows when I will not use windows?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: New CPU with older motherboard?

Postby djk44883 » 2019-08-22 21:58

asd1234 wrote:Hello, I am building a pc from here https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ and the cpu is very new and I cannot get a (low cost) motherboard that is newer that the CPU so does that mater that the motherboard is older? and are they comparable? Also would I have to update the BIOS from windows when I will not use windows?

Thanks in advance.

Check the specs for the motherboard, as long as it supports the CPU, age is irrelevant. I'm not familiar with a BIOS being specific to windows, you may consider avoiding these. Most/all motherboard BIOSes generally have no real issues with what ever OS you install.
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Re: New CPU with older motherboard?

Postby Fierelier » 2019-08-29 01:34

You can often look on the board maker's website to make sure the board supports the CPU you want to purchase.

About updating the board's BIOS... On some boards, you do indeed need to use Windows to update. Though newer UEFI-Based boards often give you the option to update from a FAT32 formatted USB, directly from the BIOS options. Others even allow you to do this directly via ethernet. You can see if this functionality exists inside the motherboard's manual (also often provided on the board maker's site).
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