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Old 10-08-15, 07:43 PM
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Quick Haswell-Devil's Canyon question.

I currently have an intel i3-4130 on an MSI z87 g43 motherboard, and am looking to upgrade to a 4690k. Do I need to get a Bios update for the mb or will it be ready to go, or should I go with the 4670k? I've been a bit out of touch with tech and want to upgrade and clean my pc and have forgotten what I can and can't do with this. (Emphasis on the 'clean' part)

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Old 10-08-15, 07:49 PM
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Go the MSI website and see if there is any BIOS updates for your board you need. link to the download page.
As for upgrading, personally I would sell the i3 and board and jump to skylake. But if that's to much work then in your case i'd get a 4790k. Mine as well get the best one you can for your board. Can always sell the i3 or use it somewhere else.
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Old 10-08-15, 07:51 PM
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Old 10-08-15, 07:56 PM
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Hiya

Looks like the 4670k is on your suppored list. Not sure if you'd need a bios update.

As for which cpu. Did you mean 4790k? Depends on what you do with your rig tbh. If you just use it for gaming I'd say you would be fine with the I5. I'm on my phone at the moment so digging around is a little awkward.

http://www.msi.com/support/mb/Z87-G43.html#support-cpu
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Old 10-08-15, 08:24 PM
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Thanks for the replies, however I do mean the i5-4690k, nothing else. I have a Haswell cpu and motherboard, but am wondering if I need to do anything with my motherboard to upgrade to Haswell Refresh-'Devil's Canyon' CPU, as they are the same socket but different in their own ways. It says on the website http://us.msi.com/support/mb/Z87-G43.html#support-cpu that it is, but I have heard back when they were released that a Bios update of some sort was needed. Although, I guess they need one don't seeing as the motherboards website says that they are compatible.
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Old 11-08-15, 06:40 AM
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Thanks for the replies, however I do mean the i5-4690k, nothing else. I have a Haswell cpu and motherboard, but am wondering if I need to do anything with my motherboard to upgrade to Haswell Refresh-'Devil's Canyon' CPU, as they are the same socket but different in their own ways. It says on the website http://us.msi.com/support/mb/Z87-G43.html#support-cpu that it is, but I have heard back when they were released that a Bios update of some sort was needed. Although, I guess they need one don't seeing as the motherboards website says that they are compatible.
You just need the latest BIOS before installing the new chip. Otherwise the BIOS won't recognize the cpu and won't boot.
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Old 11-08-15, 08:03 AM
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You just need the latest BIOS before installing the new chip. Otherwise the BIOS won't recognize the cpu and won't boot.
I'll do that, thanks for the answer
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Old 11-08-15, 08:31 AM
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I'll do that, thanks for the answer
No problem
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