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This is a discussion on Got a new CPU, will not work. within the Motherboards, Bios & CPU forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. I currently run a MSI z270 Gaming m5 motherboard. Currently running an i5 7600. I purchased an i7 8700, but


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Old 01-01-2019, 03:09 PM   #1
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I currently run a MSI z270 Gaming m5 motherboard. Currently running an i5 7600.
I purchased an i7 8700, but being dumb, from what I can tell, it seems like the MSI z270 actually doesn't support it?

I would like confirmation on this since the specifications page actually states it supports i7 but the overview page says only up to 7th gen, which I believe 8700 is 8th gen(or I'm dumb).

So I guess what I'm really asksing is:
Does my mobo support the i7?

And if not, does anyone have a mobo suggestion? I might as well upgrade.
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You are correct.

The supported cpu list is on the MSI website ( https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/supp...M5#support-cpu ), and the 8700 is not on the list.
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You might try upgrading to the latest BIOS if it's not already there, but I don't think the Z270 chipset supports the 8th and 9th generation CPUs.

If you like the MSI Z270 Gaming M5, an obvious choice for an upgrade would be the MSI Z370 Gaming M5.
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The 8th Gen. Intel Processors do not work with 6th & 7th Gen. Motherboards, even on updated BIOS.

Unfortunately, you may end up purchasing a new motherboard for your 8th Gen. processor to make it work, or getting the i7-7700K instead. Motherboards embedded with 'Z' chipsets are somewhat, at its full extent, relative for 'K' processors.
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