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Z87 Mobo with Haswell Refresh CPU

SobeitRusher
  • 67 months ago

Please read this: http://www.msi.com/news/1664.html

Hello, yesterday on Newegg I purchased the Intel i3-4150 processor as they were having a sale. Because it is a Haswell Refresh, I was wondering if it would still work with an Intel Z87 Motherboard. I have already purchased the processor, so I need to make sure I don't make a mistake when I buy a motherboard. I know EVGA and Asus have made their Z87's work with Haswell Refresh, but I'm not sure about MSI and their "GAMING" line. Does the http://www.msi.com/news/1664.html link mean that this is all good?

"Some Intel Z87 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Haswell Refresh CPUs."

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $94.98 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI Z87M GAMING Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $109.98 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $54.99
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 280 3GB DirectCU II Video Card $159.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $59.99
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $33.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $69.99
Case Fan SilenX EFX-08-15 32.0 CFM 80mm Fan $13.98
Case Fan Corsair SP120 57.2 CFM 120mm Fans $41.98
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $689.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-29 00:12 EST-0500

Comments

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

MSI product page lists supported processors and any requirements.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, ok. On the Z87 page it does list the i3-4150 as compatible.. but does that mean out of the box?

http://us.msi.com/support/mb/Z87M_GAMING.html#support-cpu

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point
  • Look to the far right of the chart. It states compatible provided you have BIOS version 7866v12 (1.2) or more recent.
  • You will need to contact the store to find out which BIOS version the mobo is shipped with.
  • Stores starting receiving orders of that mobo in 2013 but that BIOS version was not released until 2014.
  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

That makes more sense, thanks. I just saw this on Newegg concerning the third bullet point though (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130737). It says in green "New Intel Haswell Refresh CPU ready"... Hm...

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

They may have received mobos in 2014 with updated BIOS from MSI. You can contact newegg to make sure.

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