Good Morning !
I bought an Intel DH87RL motherboard (OEM). Do I need to update the BIOS (which should be version 0314) to use an I3 4170 on it?
I could check, but I'm putting together a pc and missing some parts to turn it on.
HD 320 Sata 3
GeForce GT 420 2 GB 128 Bit
I could be incorrect, but I do not see that the i3-4170 is a supported processor on your board:
https://ark.intel.com/products/77490/Intel-Core-i3-4170-Processor-3M-Cache-3_70-GHz Intel® Core™ i3-4170 Processor (3M Cache, 3.70 GHz) Product Specifications
http://processormatch.intel.com/Processors/CompatibleProcessors?componentName=DH87RL Compatible Processors
https://ark.intel.com/products/69044/Intel-Desktop-Board-DH87RL Intel® Desktop Board DH87RL Product Specifications
Do you have information that says it is a supported processor?
So I bought this motherboard from a website. And before the purchase, I told the vendor that my processor (I3 4170) was not on that list of Intel "Desktop Compatibility Tool".
So he replied: "We are basing ourselves on the CHIPSET H87 and the socket 1150 that are compatible. Compared with the i3-4130 model the I3-4170 processor is technically identical, mainly in the matter of TDP (power consumption) where it is a factor determining whether or not to run on a motherboard. "
Then he gave me the following link (which mentions that this processor is compatible):
Ai ai ai Now I'm kind of lost. I hope I did not buy the wrong motherboard.
A processor must be SOCKET, CHIPSET, and BIOS compatible.
That website may be correct. But, as far as Intel's list of compatible processors, it is not on the list.
If you use it, it may run fine. Or, you may experience sporadic errors,
So, you have a decision to make. Personally, I would ask for a refund and, since he likes handing out links, give the seller this link from Intel:
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005682/processors.html Intel® Desktop Processor Upgrade Information
Have him read the second paragraph.
If the processor is not on the list of supported processors, then (A) the BIOS will not contain microcode support for this processor and (B) the BIOS may not completely or properly initialize the processor. Without a microcode update, operation of the BIOS will be subject to the errata contained within the processor. It is possible (though, to be honest, very unlikely) that O/S load operations could fail as a result of these errata. A common issue with the Haswell Refresh processor is the inability of the BIOS to initialize and use the internal graphics engine during POST. Only once the O/S is loaded (and provides a proper driver for the graphics engine) will the display become initialized.
Send the board back. You were lied to.