Community
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
DMana1
Beginner
1,295 Views

Does DH87RL accept I3 4170 without updating BIOS ?

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.

 

 

Thank you.

 

______________

My PC:

 

 

I3 4170

 

DH87RL motherboard

 

HD 320 Sata 3

 

4GB RAM

 

GeForce GT 420 2 GB 128 Bit
0 Kudos
8 Replies
AlHill
Super User
77 Views

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?

Doc

DMana1
Beginner
77 Views

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):

 

 

http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Intel/DH87RL.html

 

 

Ai ai ai Now I'm kind of lost. I hope I did not buy the wrong motherboard.
AlHill
Super User
77 Views

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.

Doc

DMana1
Beginner
77 Views

Thank you for the informations !

 

I will read this link that you gave me right now (something I should have done before the purchase ).

 

 

Thank you.
AlHill
Super User
77 Views

I will add that all of this depends on the accuracy of the data on the pages I provided.

Hope it works out for you.

Doc

DMana1
Beginner
77 Views

Maybe next week I just set up that computer. And I'll let you know, if it does not bother you, it's all right.

 

 

Thanks again for the information and attention !

 

 

Good evening !

 

 

(Oh my sorry English)

AlHill
Super User
77 Views

Also, if you do install this processor, it will certainly not hurt to be at the latest bios. And, to do that you may need a processor that is supported.

Yes, report back the results. Also, if it does run, you will still be unsupported.

Doc

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
77 Views

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.

...S