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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97X Gaming GT and i7 4790k: flash bios for update

    To be save,I suggest you to update to BIOS F5.
    BIOS F2 has older CPU Intel MicroCode, then BIOS F5.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97X Gaming GT and i7 4790k: flash bios for update

    Quote Originally Posted by stasio View Post
    To be save,I suggest you to update to BIOS F5.
    BIOS F2 has older CPU Intel MicroCode, then BIOS F5.

    Yes i know this, but the really question is: the mobo will can recognize however the cpu for afford me of to flash the bios at the new version?
    Or i must get an old cpu for make the flash bios?
    I know that z97 have native support for Intel DC...
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97X Gaming GT and i7 4790k: flash bios for update

    They posted pic of ASRock Z87 board with 4790K,which have same CPU MicroCode as BIOS F2,
    so probably you can boot in BIOS and flash to F5.
    GA-Z170X-SOC Force , Kaby Lake...
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    Core i7-4790K @ 4.9 GHz
    GA-Z87X-UD3H ,Core i7-4770K @ 4.7 GHz
    G.Skill F3-2933C12D-8GTXDG
    @ 3100 (12-15-14-35-CR1) @1.66V
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    Default Re: Gigabyte Z97X Gaming GT and i7 4790k: flash bios for update

    Quote Originally Posted by stasio View Post
    They posted pic of ASRock Z87 board with 4790K,which have same CPU MicroCode as BIOS F2,
    so probably you can boot in BIOS and flash to F5.
    Thank you Stasio!

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