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Will my CPU work with my Motherboard?

I'm planning on buying the i7 7700k 4.2gHz and just curious if it would work with my motherboard. I know it fits because the i7 I'm getting is a LGA 1151 and so is the motherboard.

Here is the CPU: https://www.amazon.ca/Intel-i7-7700K-Desktop-Processor-BX80677I77700K/dp/B01MXSI216

Here is the Motherboard:
https://m.newegg.ca/products/9SIAE505Y17270
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    Do you already have this motherboard? If you do and have an old CPU with it, you could update the BIOS to allow it to work with the i7-7700k.

    Out of the box, B150 chipsets aren't compatible with the 7th gen Intels.
    Reply to Obakasama
  2. It might be compatible out of the box, it depends which BIOS is installed. If its an older BIOS your going to need a 6th gen cpu installed so you can do a BIOS update before the 7700k will work.
    Reply to sizzling
  3. I already have the Motherboard and I have an i5 6500 in there. How would I go around and update the BIOS so it's compatible for 7th gen processors?

    Also what's the safest way to update it? I've bricked a Motherboard before somehow and I don't want to brick a Motherboard that's worth over $200

    (Normally I get my moms friend to do it but I'm currently broke and can't pay him and I don't want to keep asking him for help)
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  4. Flashing a BIOS varies slightly from motherboard manufacturer to another from what I've seen. Best to check the motherboard manual for safety.
    Reply to Obakasama
  5. I already have the Motherboard installed and it already has a prossesor in. I'm not going to buy another mb.

    I read the manual that came in the box and it told me I needed a USB and the driver in there. And you go in the BIOS and select an option called M-Flash and just select the file and wait for it to install. Pretty simple.
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