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Hello. I'm looking forward to buy the ASROCK B150M Pro4S/D3 mobo. It has 4 slots of DDR3, but will it need a bios update to support Kaby Lake? And if it does, please send me a link to the bios download that supports it.
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  2. It might, depends on what BIOS version it ships with, I would think at this point it would be shipped with the later BIOS but here is the link.
    http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/B150M%20Pro4SD3/?cat=Download
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  3. keslo said:
    Hello. I'm looking forward to buy the ASROCK B150M Pro4S/D3 mobo. It has 4 slots of DDR3, but will it need a bios update to support Kaby Lake? And if it does, please send me a link to the bios download that supports it.


    What ddr3 do you have? You need specific ddr3L and then you still very much risk damaging your cpu. I'm 99% sure it will need a bios update since they stopped making ddr3L supported board and therefor it is very likely it's still running an old version.
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  4. jaslion said:
    keslo said:
    Hello. I'm looking forward to buy the ASROCK B150M Pro4S/D3 mobo. It has 4 slots of DDR3, but will it need a bios update to support Kaby Lake? And if it does, please send me a link to the bios download that supports it.


    What ddr3 do you have? You need specific ddr3L and then you still very much risk damaging your cpu. I'm 99% sure it will need a bios update since they stopped making ddr3L supported board and therefor it is very likely it's still running an old version.


    Kingston 1333mhz 2x4gb ram
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  5. keslo said:
    jaslion said:
    keslo said:
    Hello. I'm looking forward to buy the ASROCK B150M Pro4S/D3 mobo. It has 4 slots of DDR3, but will it need a bios update to support Kaby Lake? And if it does, please send me a link to the bios download that supports it.


    What ddr3 do you have? You need specific ddr3L and then you still very much risk damaging your cpu. I'm 99% sure it will need a bios update since they stopped making ddr3L supported board and therefor it is very likely it's still running an old version.


    Kingston 1333mhz 2x4gb ram


    Thats generic ddr3 ram. That will not work. You'd best get 8gb of ddr4 since ddr3L is quite expensive.
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  6. Overall, running DDR3 with KabyLake is officially unsupported and generally unadvised. In order to make it run together, motherboard has reduce RAM voltage to levels acceptable by CPU. With such generic and rather low quality RAM I would not expect it will work stable. Such setup is just asking for more trouble than it's worth. Best approach (or at least safest) is to sell your DDR3, and get a B250 motherboard with some cheap DDR4 RAM for your KabyLake - it is more expensive this way, but at least you know it works out-of-box without any trouble.
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  7. DRagor said:
    Overall, running DDR3 with KabyLake is officially unsupported and generally unadvised. In order to make it run together, motherboard has reduce RAM voltage to levels acceptable by CPU. With such generic and rather low quality RAM I would not expect it will work stable. Such setup is just asking for more trouble than it's worth. Best approach (or at least safest) is to sell your DDR3, and get a B250 motherboard with some cheap DDR4 RAM for your KabyLake - it is more expensive this way, but at least you know it works out-of-box without any trouble.


    Nah m8, I'll just buy an i5 3570k for 90 euros
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