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 i just bought a envy phoneix barebones my question is will the thimphu mobo part #799926-001 run a i7-7700k? and if it will with a bios update do i need the 6th gen chip in the system to do the bios update before it will be able to run the 7th gen chip?

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Hi

 

The Thimphu motherboard sports a Z170 chipset.

 

The Z170 chipset does support Kaby Lake processors with an appropriate BIOS update.

 

The Thimphu motherboard specs only show Skylake processor support.

 

What HP product do you have?

 

You would have to check this product's HP Support site to see if there is a BIOS update to support Kaby Lake processors.

 

No BIOS update will be a hit or miss as to whether the Thimphu MB will see the i7-7700k.

 

Tom

 

 

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ok so the answer im trying to get at is either way even if i can get it to support the 7th gen chip will i need a 6th gen chip to get it to the point of doing the bios update to support the 7th gen chip i have no way of "borrowing" a 6th gen chip to get to that point so i would just have to buy the i7-6700k

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Hi

 

Yes, you will need to install a Skylake processor that is on the HP list of supported processors so you can try the HP BIOS update.

 

What happened to the processor that HP installed at the factory?

 

Tom

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no clue bought it off ebay barebones no cpu, gpu, memory or hard drives for 125 which is less than the board usually goes for and i like the setup

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Hi

 

Good to know this.

 

Don't know what to tell you in this situation.

 

You have to make a choice between a Skylake that works or a Kaby Lake which is unknown if it will work.

 

I can tell you HP validates specific processors. This motherboard is guaranteed by HP to support Skylake only.

 

Tom

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Grzwacz is correct.

 

Also, just to be aware and in order to confuse you even more: there are actually two HP Thimphu motherboards (!)

 

Thimphu that supports Skylake only:

 

https://support.hp.com/gb-en/document/c04790224

 

Thimphu-K, that supports Kaby Lake only:

 

https://support.hp.com/gb-en/document/c05369438

 

 

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Hi krzemien

 

I did not know this. Thanks for the info. :Wink:

 

Robert has a second thread where he identified the product as an 860-180st.

 

This system has the Skylake only MB.

 

Tom

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I also found about it quite coincidentally.

 

And: one really wonders what are the differences between these two mobos, they both have the same SSID for starters...!

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Hi krzemien

 

That is very strange. I wonder if there is an error with the specifications.

 

Skylake and Kaby Lake should run on either MB.

 

Tom

 

 

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