We would like to inform you that processor/motherboard compatibility involves electronic and many other specifications and is not as simple as "adding" them to a motherboard BIOS or similar. The reason why a specific processor is not listed on the supported processors list for the board is because it has not been validated or tested to work with the motherboard mentioned. Thank you for your understanding.
http://processormatch.intel.com/CompDB/SearchResult.aspx?Boardname=dq77kb Intel® Processors and Boards Compatibility Tool - Search Results Page
How do you go about getting them to test and validate them because as it stands the DQ77KB is designed for low powered CPUs and lots of low powered Ivy / Sandy bridge processors are missing from the list?
This board costs the same buy as a premium board but the lack of supported low powered processors makes this a restricted,awkward and inferior build for the customers.
I'm starting to wish i never bought this board as not only does it lack any real usable low powered processors it also arrived unclean.
Dan is misleading you with a generic support answer that doesn't disclose what is going on with the DQ77KB.
The original Bios that shipped supported most sandy and ivy bridge processors but this was locked down with a later bios release to limit the supported processors to 65w due to the onboard PSU so to stop users trying to run high powered quads in the board and damaging the the VRMs.
The last couple of Bios releases have had new micro codes added to support more processors but nothing has been mentioned in the release notes to what these new processors are so the support list is now out of date.
So Dan needs to contact the Bios team to update the supported list.
Spamming icetea thread and trying to make out your suggestion of adding a full size ATX board to a mini ITX build as a "I told you so" moment is a continuation of a "Moronic moment" to the point of being embarrassing and cringe worthy.
Thanks for explaining.
I hope they add the updates to the list soon as we can't run older versions of the Bios just to get CPU support as then you miss out on bug fixes.
I use the i5-2390T in the DQ77KB and it works just fine. Logic Supply also sells the two together in a bundle. I emailed them and they say they've done internal testing of the combination.
he tests a i5-3570t on a DQ77KB and it works fine..
But is that with the latest Bios as you could even run a standard 3570K on the orginal Bios but you can't now they have started adding CPU codes to the bios to restrict it.
I just installed BIOS version 0048 on two boards with i5-2390T CPUs earlier today... working fine so far. I've been running a Prime95 torture test since then and no hiccups.