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74lobster
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Update Intel i7 processor on my HPE-521it

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Hi,

 

I have a PC Desktop HP model HPE-521it with motherboard Pegatron 2AB6 socket LGA 1155 with last bios AMI 7.15 that actually mounts a processor  Intel Core i7 2600.

 

I wish to upgrade the processor, which of these processors will work smoothly with the above motherboard ?

 

Intel Core i7 3770
Intel Core i7 3770K
Intel Core I7 4790K

 

Which one do you suggest me to buy or, if exists, a better choice ?

 

Thanks for the attention.

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Big_Dave
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Hi,

 

Stick with the HP approved processor upgrades per the published specifications.

 

While third party motherboard manufacturers have provided support for the Intel i7-37xx processors with the 1155 socket motherboards, HP hasn't published support or posted a BIOS update to do so with the Cleveland motherboard.

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Hi,

due the specifications card seems that the mainboard support only
Core i7-26xx series processors...

It's a bios problem?

Do you confirm me that the latest bios of the Pegatron 2AB6 is AMI 7.15 or there is something newer?

Thanks a lot for your useful reply.
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Hi,

 

Using an Ivy Bridge processor on the 1155 socket motherboard requires the right chipset (which you have) and a BIOS update.

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Ok, but the question is: does exists a bios upgrade for the Pegatron 2AB6 motherboard newer than the AMI 7.15 version that supports Ivy Bridge processor?

Thanks for your patience.
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Hi,

 

I haven't seen a HP published and posted BIOS update for your HP motherboard that definitely states support for IVY bridge processors in the HPE-xxx series PCs.

 

 

If you have access to an Ivy Bridge processor such as the i7-3770 for free then give it a go. No harm no foul if it doesn't work.  Just a little bit of elbow grease to do a test.

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Hi,

 

Ivy Bridge processor is out from 2012 and the last bios of the mainboard is dated 2011, so for sure the processor doesn't work with the Pegatron mainboard, anyway thanks a lot for all the infos you gave me.

 

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I am not sure why you are claiming the solution since I gave you all of the correct information that is relative to a possible IVY processor upgrade.  The date of the mainboard has nothing to do with IVY bridge support.  It's the required chipset which you have in your mainboard and a supporting BIOS update which is not available as I stated.

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Yeah I perfectly understand, I think I claimed the solution by mistake, I did not noticed this...

Excuse me for the issue.
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