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    Default Z77Pro4 no support for Haswell or skylake cpus?

    Hi I have a ASRock > Z77 Pro4 Z77PRO4 with a i5 3470 CPU (non k) in there. Anyhow Oculus Rift is complaining about it even though its OC'ed to 4ghz. So Im thinking of getting something newer. However I see fromt he supported CPU page of the mobo (ASRock > Z77 Pro4) that nothing past IVY bridge is supported.

    Is it just that the CPU list hasn't been updated or there is a hardware issue I cant stick a Intel Core i7-6700K or a Intel Core i5-4590 on there?

    If anyone knows that would be great.

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    Default Re: Z77Pro4 no support for Haswell or skylake cpus?

    Welcome to the forum.

    It's a hardware issue:
    • Your Z77 Pro4 uses a cpu socket with 1155 pins.
    • The Haswell cpu socket has 1150 pins.
    • The Skylake cpu socket has 1151 pins.

    You will need a newer motherboard and probably new memory to upgrade to Haswell or Skylake.
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