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Compatible motherboard

Ramsey
Beginner
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Any suggestions on a compatible motherboard with my intel core i9 11900k processor? 
MSI z490-A PRO is not compatible for some reason, even though the socket is the same. 

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AlHill
Super User
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Just socket compatible, eh?  Nope, not enough.   The processor must be socket, chipset, and BIOS compatible.

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/Z490-A-PRO#support-cpu  says the processor is supported.

Make sure your bios is updated.   You may need a lessor processor to update the bios.

 

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LeonWaksman
Super User
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I don't find Intel core i9 11900k processor on the MSI compatibility list. Please refer to Intel Motherboard Compatibility List for your processor BTW the MSI z490-A PRO is not on this list.

Leon

 

AlHill
Super User
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But, it is on the MSI list for that board:

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