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teknology9

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BIOS Version for CPU
« on: December 11, 2020, 12:36:42 pm »
Hi,

I have a i5 10400 and plan to install it into a Aorus 460M rev 1.0 motherboard. The BIOS version for this states "Since BIOS version - F2".

The first launch release however is F3. Will  I be able  to boot into BIOS using the F3 BIOS?

Thanks,

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Re: BIOS Version for CPU
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2020, 03:08:40 pm »
Greetings,
When you see a support since BIOS rev and that revision is earlier than the one your board has currently, the CPU will be supported since a newer BIOS has backward compatibility.

Caveat.  In very rare instances, I've seen cases where sticking with a BIOS rev intended for your CPU generation offers greater stability.  Why?  Some level of BIOS tuning and variance can exist between different BIOS revisions.  A manufacturer might spend significantly more time testing and "tuning" BIOS revs which are being released while a specific generation of CPUs are being sold.  Over time, a newer BIOS rev may not offer the same performance when used with an older CPU.  This is an optimization process that can sometimes go unnoticed or occurs as a result of testing (or lack thereof) as boards whose sockets might support more than one generation of CPU over the course of its useable service life.  You won't need to worry about this with the i5 10400 (comet lake family).
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teknology9

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Re: BIOS Version for CPU
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2020, 03:30:05 pm »
Hi,

Thanks for answer and  the additional information shadowsports.


teknology9
Windows 10 Home Edition
NZXT Phantom
Seasonic Platinum 1000w
Noctua NH-U12P SE2
Corsair 16GB 2666
Gigabyte B460M AORUS PRO
MSI GeForce GTX 1650 D6 Gaming X 4G
i5- 10400
Samsung 970 Evo Plus - 250GB
Samsung 830 SSD - 250GB
PC building.........it's no fun if it's easy!!!