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    Default Z68 Pro3 Gen3 + 3570k = Blackscreen

    Hi,
    today i bought a Z68 Pro3 Gen3 together with an Core i5 3570k.
    I thought the Pro3 Gen3 would support Ivy Bridge CPUs out of the box, but it seems i was wrong. All it does is a black screen und 4xBEEP when powering it up.
    So i guess i have to flash the latest BIOS to make it work, but can i flash it without an Sandy Bridge CPU or is it possible to make a "blind flash"?

    Thanks for your help

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    Default Re: Z68 Pro3 Gen3 + 3570k = Blackscreen

    I think that the safest way to go is to borrow or buy (~$40 USD new) a low end Sandy Bridge cpu for flashing.
    A used cpu would be even cheaper.
    Another option is to see if a local computer shop can flash your motherboard for less than the cost of a cpu.
    If a blind flash fails, what is your next move?
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