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Need help updating from a i3-8100 to a i5-9600k

JMone4
Beginner
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Hey guys,

 

So i currently own a Prime z370-p motherboard with a i3-8100 i'm looking to upgrade to a i5-9600k processor and wondering if this will be alright or will i need a bios update?

 

if it helps i have BIOS Version - 0809 22/06/2018 version bios

 

I'm really a noob when it comes to upgrading pc's so be gentle.

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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A noob? We like Fresh Meat! šŸ˜œ

 

According to the Asus web site, the i5-9600K *is* supported by your motherboard, but you need to upgrade to the latest BIOS (version 2401, available here: https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/PRIME-Z370-P/HelpDesk_Download/) using your existing i3-8100 processor. Install the new BIOS, verify that you can boot and run on this new BIOS with your existing processor and then install the replacement processor.

 

Hope this helps,

...S

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