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    Default ASRock H97M-ITX/ac bios

    Just got the above MB along with a Pentium G 3258 and not built up yet. board is revision 1.0. Will the default BIOS recognise the chip ?...............if not I need to know about flashing the BIOS without a CPU, if it is recognised it will probably need an update to take advantage of the CPU. Which revision would this be? and does this apply to all MB revisions or just 1.0?
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    Default Re: ASRock H97M-ITX/ac bios

    The G3258 needs BIOS 1.10 to function properly according to THIS page.

    Accordingly, I believe I've read here that you should have no problem assembling the system to a bare minimum and flashing up to 1.10 or higher. Of course, YMMV.
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    Default Re: ASRock H97M-ITX/ac bios

    Thanks, looks like at least it will boot, which is a great help, thanks.

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    Default Re: ASRock H97M-ITX/ac bios

    Any 9 series chipset board should at least function normally with Auto BIOS settings with a G3258. My ASRock Z87 board, with a Haswell refresh compatible BIOS version (that does not provide full G3258 support), that is standard issue for 9 series chipset boards, booted up fine after swapping in a G3258.

    The BIOS update simply adds any over clocking updates that the G3258 requires (and it does require at least one).

    To muddy the waters, given what wardog provided for you, we can also find this:

    ASRock > H97M-ITX/ac BIOS

    IMO, BIOS 1.30 simply adds a tweak here and there, but the CPU support list and this BIOS description are confusing. 1.10 will work with a G3258.

    ASRock does not do the mother board "revision" thing, like someone else we know does. Unless you are referring to BIOS versions as revisions.

    No BIOS update without a CPU in any ASRock board AFAIK.

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    Default Re: ASRock H97M-ITX/ac bios

    Thanks again Parsec, looking better than I hoped.
    Yes, I referred to the board revision, and you are correct, I confused motherboards, I have not seen any revision reference on the ASR MB ( I know no details of the BIOS until I boot it up)
    Not overly interested in anything but perhaps the slightest overclocking, just looking for reassurance that the CPU will not be unduly hindered by lack of support. I have researched this as much as I can but it is easy to find conflicting facts related to it.
    I mentioned the CPUless BIOS flash because someone with a high end Z97 claimed their board was capable of this and he had done it. Then again, like me he may have been confusing motherboards.

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